Our heroes, Kim the bard, Cassidy the Warlock, Ness the fighter, Legolas the Cleric, and Aurdy the Ranger, have been walking all day to the walled city of Highfort. As night falls they see the farms surrounding the city. In the darkness, standing in the fields, are the silhouettes of field hands loitering in the fields, our party remarks how it is a bit late to be farming at this time but makes nothing more of it.
As they approach the main gate to Highfort they see a single guard standing on night watch, obviously the time of war is past. The guard stops them a ways from the gate asking them why they come to to Highfort in the middle of the night. Kim quickly responds that she needs her beauty sleep and needs in. In the middle of her explanation a farmer covered in dirt wanders out of her grian field in between the gaurd and our heroes.
The farmer holds his hand up towards the guard and pauses a moment and then suddenly his hand explodes into gore. Something shoots out of it and streaks towards the gaurd. A pink/purple crystal is lodged in the breastplate of the gaurd. He seems confused and scared of what just happened. After a moment his right arm begins to shake and spasm, he tries to stop it with is left arm but then his other arm begins to shake too and just a moment later his whole body does.
As the gaurd falls to the ground so does the farmer with the exploded hand. Our party goes to look at the obviously injured farmer to help. He moans and tries to get up but Kim pushes him down. The guard gets up too and the crystal is all the way into his chest. He doesn’t look scared or injured. He looks determined. After a moment he walks towards the heroes, spear in hand. Our heroes are trying to figure out if the farmer is okay when he tries to get up. Then the guard charges. Ness moves between his friends and the charging guard. He attacks before the guard gets a chance to strike, missing with his shortsword but connecting with his scimitar. Legolas moves to help Ness but as he passes the downed farmer, Legolas gets swiped by him. Luckily Legolas is too fast for the farmer to hit. Kim tries to behead the farmer for doing that but just barely misses. Audry shoots with her bow towards the gaurd and misses as well.
The fight will continue next time…