Hikryela

The Great Spider War

The tone in the cave was somber, many good people had lost their lives today. A nest of spiders was discovered deep in the caves and the survivors were called to arms. Commander Koren directed the attack and Keito led the charge. The peasant shield wall did much to protect the men and Kettu and Meuke led the bandits in attack while DikDik tended to the wounded.

The fight started out strongly, the plan was sound, and the drone yielded minimal resistance. Alas as they delved deeper into the mines the peasants began to get spooked. The shield wall started to falter and the men fell back. It was all Koren and Keito could do rally the line.

Their very retreat though turned into a huge advantage, as they withdrew the Queen lost focus and control on her spiders resulting in most of them being slaughtered and opening a clear path to her chamber. The bandit core continued to withdraw, but Koren drove the remainder on.

This dissent was nearly their downfall, overconfident the peasants charged forward only to have the Queen and two of her warriors appear from the ground behind them. They decimated the lines before they were finally overwhelmed.

DikDik stayed the hands of the peasants, preventing them from outright slaying the Queen. She spoke of legends in which the Dark controlled Stone Spiders and how she believed they could do the same. She spoke to the Queen and came to an agreement. As long as they provide fresh meat, the Queen would serve “The Masters”.

Crunch

For future reference, here are the numbers behind the battle. The numbers are approximiate.

Heroes

Class Initial Dead Final
Peasants 60 24 36
Bandits 10 4 6
Sailors 10 4 6
Total 80 32 48

Spiders

Class Initial Dead Final
Drones 50 44 6
Warriors 10 9 1
Total 60 53 7

Heroic Turns

Round Token Mod Terrain Mod Tactics Mod Heroic Action Mod Token Loss Tokens Morale
0 - - - - - 10 Good
1 +2 -3 +1 +4 1 9 Good
2 +2 -3 +2 +3 1 8 Organized Retreat
3 +4 -3 -1 +6 0 8 Rallied
4 +7 -3 +2 +2 5 3 Victory

Heroic Actions

Round DikDik Keito Kettu Meuke
1 Healer (+1) Lead the Peasants (+2) Lead the Bandits (+1) -
2 Shaken Lead the Peasants (+1) Shaken Lead the Bandits (+2)
3 Healer (+2) Rally the Troops (+1 Moral) Lead the Sailors (+2) Lead the Bandits (+2)
4 - Lead the Peasants (+2) Withdrew Withdrew

Foe Turns

Round Token Terrain Tactics Foe Action Token Loss Tokens
0 - - - - - 8
1 - - - - 1 7
2 - - - - 3 4
3 - - - - 3 1
4 - - - +4 3 -2

Foe Actions

Round Warriors Queen
4 Defend the Queen (+1 +2) Sneak attack (+1)

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