The Western Jungle (PbP)

Kwargrow

Adventurer
Matumbo will put some distance between himself and the others so they will not be caught in an area effect Way manipulation. He will occasionally fire at someone behind him to keep their heads down.
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MacConnell

Creator of The Untamed Wilds
Merin follows Sheldon and Matumbo without further conversation. If he senses anyone gaining on them, he will pause just long enough to turn, and clap his hands, sending a sonic wave of high pitched frequencies toward their pursuers; otherwise, he will pour on the speed.
Matumbo will put some distance between himself and the others so they will not be caught in an area effect Way manipulation. He will occasionally fire at someone behind him to keep their heads down.
As Matumbo moves off to one flank, Vadin moves off to the other, while Sheldon and Merindell spread some distance between them in the middle. It takes just over half an hour of moderately difficult travel before the four reach the edge of the area from which the Da'Roneh have cleared the undergrowth. Between the three who can attack at range, a few more of the youth are removed from pursuit.

Once the more entangled growth of jungle is reached, travel can no longer be maintained at such a pace. In fact, running or jogging becomes impossible. Remembering that a path is made nearer the lake, the four begin to pick their way down slope. Each man considers stopping and using the cover to engage the enemy but rejects the idea as they will be just as difficult to see, equalizing the possibility of an advantage.

After another hour of transversing the heavy growth, a more cleared area is again reached. The entire length of the valley from north to south would take about a day to cross, so the northern pass would still have to be several hours away. Regrouping, the party pauses to listen after its pursuers. A fair number must still be following.

Wanting another look, the men take some distance along the trail to halt and wait for the Da'Roneh to break clear of the undergrowth. Once clear, the Faethrins move more together in some semblance of military formation. It seems that only two groups are now approaching, one of nubile youths, the other only slightly older.

"Fodder," Sheldon whispers. "Let's try them. They are staggering their formation. There seems to be 16 or 20 total. The first group should be quick to handle."
OOC: Each character receives 2 DP.
 

Kwargrow

Adventurer
Matumbo will continue to fire arrows at the Da'Roneh. If they close to melee he will drop his bow and pull his kukri to fight.
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