Day 3 The hunt is on!
It was decided as a group to hunt down the bandits, if we could find them, all well and good, if not we had 3 days to return to the fort, and then follow them back.
Our monk was taken quietly to one side by Olag (turns out he had a request to find his wifes ring, that was stolen by them) while Setlana also had a request for the group, she wanted Moonradish’s for a soup she wanted to prepare, to be found in the south in the forest.
We entered the forest on the start of the search pretty quickly (compaired to the fiasco of even trying to leave the hamlet a few days earlier) within a few hours of following trails we came upon a clearing with the moonradish’s we was asked to get.
The clearing was also occupied by a group of kobolds, while I was quiet happy to bang a few heads together, Springle decided to go for diplomacy (helped very little by Gorky, who also wanted to bang a few heads together) A trade was agreeded, Radish’s for Spice. It also turned out that the leader Noctis, of the Suve Scale Clan, knew where the bandits were based. A little more bargaining and he agreeded to guide us to the bandits camp. Sometimes not killing works out as well.
The camp was about a days travel south, in a clearing near a spring/river. Myself springle and the monk (name to be edited) being the most stealthy, scouted the camp. About a dozen men, and one women which from the shouting and bawling was in charge. The camp had 2 watch towers with 1 camp fire, sloppy design. We decided to wait until past moonset when the night was at its darkest to attack.
Fortune was with me this night as I managed to sneak upto the first watch tower, climb the ladder that was left down (very sloppy) and knockout the sleeping guard, the second watch tower did not even see it happen. He was then tied up.
The next watchman was a lot more attentive, and got a javalin in the chest, throwing by Gorky. If that didnt kill him, the fall certainly did.
The rest of the group then charged. One bandit also charged, while the rest tried to wake their friends. I fired with my bow and missed, first “blood” was to Springle with a voilet arrow of magic, staggering the charging bandit, the monk finished him off with an acrobatic knee to the face and continued running.
Castian reached the bandits next and knocked one out with a slamming shield bash. Gork reached his javalin and reached the bandits next, with a vicious stab, he completely missed the bandit who promptly woke up panicing rolled to safety and drew his daggers. Springle also fired with a spell and again the next bandit was polished off with a vicious blow from the monk.
I let rip with an arrow and aiming to demoralize them even more, shout out for there surrender. I missed (again, I need a new bow this one must be warped) and my words must have scared them (as I planned) most surrendered straight away, 2 tried to run. Springle had the same idea fired her spell a third time and told them to stop running.
The bandits are now in our control. I think I am going to have an interesting chat with this bandit on the platform.