Thursday, November 17, 2016
Little Heroes, Part2 - The Battle Of Goldberry's Pond
The kids were about to be tested with a proper battle.
The boys were excited to see a bigger battle on the table.
The girls were anxious... not for themselves, but for their new animal friends.
Agnes, in particular, was already personally invested in the welfare of the Jackalopes.
Why did I have to say they were an endangered species?
A band of Night Goblins have entered the Old Forest.
They are a raucous band of villainous gobbos that like to torture and eat small animals, and human children is a special treat for these evil Gobbos!
He speaks in a creepy voice and likes to start the chant of "Red Rum" that his hooligans are known for.
They like to bend their fingers in sync as if their fingers were chanting too.
Tony: Look at these stupid animals! Dont they know we are hungry hunters!?
But the animals run off before the archers can fire on them. The fox heads one way and the pegasus another...
Tony: Oi! Gobbos, split up! Gong Boy, take half of our force and catch that fox! I will take the rest and get that flying horsey!
Gong Boy commands his troops to attack.
As soon as the Gobbos approach the willow tree, they are surprised as branches come to life and begins to strangle them. Only a few of them escape the clutches of Old Man Willow... the rest decide to run straight out of the Old Forest.
The Pegasus leads them to the pond.
Liam charges in to help out.
Tommy shows his tactical genius with a major victory against the Greenskin forces.
The captured Night Gobbo champion laughs at them and says he will be avenged.
He boasts about their plan to burn and kill the heart of the forest.
Another group of Orcs are on their way to the sacred tree of the Old Forest.
Blueberry: Oh no! The Greenskins are planning to murder the Weirwood Tree!
Tommy: Whats a Weirwood Tree?
Blueberry: Its a special tree that is linked to other Weirwood trees around Middle Earth. But the Weirwood tree of the Old Forest is special! Our sacred tree is also an Ellcrys Tree, made by the joint magics of the Slann and the Elves of Shannara. If it is harmed, the demonic forces of Chaos will be able to enter our world. Then not only will the Old Forest be in danger... but the whole of Middle Earth! (And Shannara!)
Tommy: Then we must save this Ellcrys Tree!
Kids these days...
Well played, Tommy. That was a masterful piece of generalship. I was afraid I was using too many goblins for them to handle. But the kids showed their tenacity. Having all those magic weapons from the Barrow adventure helped out too, I suppose.
Im thinking there are 3 more posts to go and I will be all caught up with the Basic D&D / Kid's Night of Fright Halloween extravaganza that went down.
I know Ive been slacking off.
I will try to post them up asap.
Then we can get back to our regularly scheduled Oldhammer goodness.