OOC: Combined very, very late post. I also documented the Hit Points and a few stats of sorceress and assassin on the RPG wiki.
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Johan heard the satisfying clacking of the rocks hitting against the bodyguard assassin’s body and head, causing the bodyguard to stumble back, moving away from Arvini. He was not damaged the way Johan wanted, but at least he was trying moving away from Arvini and he was realizing his opposition right then.
Arvini swinging sword connected, but but the bodyguard assassin’s thick leather armor absorbed the blow as he quickly twisted around to avoid the brunt of the attack.
Jarold, seeing Arvini taking a hit from the bodyguard earlier, has abandoned his pursuit of the archer and now quickly spun around and charged against Arvini’s opponent at that moment. He took that opportunity to strike while Arvini’s opponent was distracted from the front and slashed at the man’s right side from behind.
Jarold’s blade managed to barely get into the leather, but it gave way somewhat, and a long slit began to appear, showing pale skin. The wound was starting to quickly bleed from that thin gap.
The bodyguard grunted at the slice hit, holding the part of his body where the small wound was starting to bleed.
Seeing that he was outnumbered and outmatched, the bodyguard assassin edged away and then maneuvered deeper into the wooded part of the path, using the combination of the darkness and his dark clothing to blend into the shadowy areas.
Arvini kept watch for any hints of the bodyguard’s whereabouts, but the bodyguard assassin’s dark outfit seemed to blend in the dark. She would need to move around deeper into the brush to find him.
However, she did notice in the moonlight from her spot the small specks of blood on the ground (and on some of the leaves of the bush plants) that seemed to leave a very thin trail as the bodyguard assassin stumbled through some ferns.
Arvini also saw the glint of water to the northeastern side of her, and she guessed that was the other side of the shoreline, so the enemy certainly was not going to go through that way. Unless he could run fast enough to the ocean and breathe underwater long enough or something.
So, he would most likely try to hide further north of the path ahead, or try go to the right where his buddy was at.
Where Arvini and her own shipmates and Aldin ally were at, it was at the southern border of the brush, and if the assassin wanted to get past them down here, he would need to risk being exposed in the open since the bushy plantlife gave way to patches of short grass and mud, and then, finally, the sandy beach and ocean.
So, a smart choice would be either more north towards the cobbled path, or heading to the right.
Arvini also remembered the sign up north mentioned the forks leading into parts of the town. The area with a church and perhaps another location was on the left fork, while the town area with the market, the Watchhouse, the taverns, and the pillowhouse they came from was on the right fork.
These assassin-bodyguards must have from the north path somewhere. (She did find a stuffed lobster and piece of blue cloth on the path, after all.) They might have a hideout somewhere in town.
There was a loud neigh, and Arvini noticed the Sorceress’ horse starting to freak out and seemed ready to run off. The horse was starting to spin itself to face towards the northern path. The horse was ready to abandon its rider, who was still seizing on the ground, making gasping and retching sounds, her mouth starting to spill some blood.
Then, Arvini saw the archer retreating from the tree and trying to hide into the plant life brush as well.
Angus aimed his beak to attack the archer, but the archer apparently had leather armor, which protected the archer from getting damage from Angus’ dive attack. The enemy also had black leather gloves on his hands, and he protected his head this way from Angus’ beak and claw attacks.
However, Angus did manage to cause the archer to lose his balance and fall off the tree he was trying to climb up.
The archer’s bow and arrows spilled to the ground once again, and Jarold accidentally kicked some of the arrows aside as he ran to help Arvini.
Angus saw dark, thin arrows with black feathers and sharp tips. Something liquid dripped off one of them, and Angus caught its gleam within the moonlight. Were they some kind of poisoned arrow tips?
Suddenly, there was some movement, and the bodyguard managed to snatch up his quiver and bow, and several of his arrows before retreating into the brush.
Angus knew that the bodyguards were in a tight spot here, for there was the farmland and beaches and Angus and his allies near the barn area. These bodyguards would need to risk going out into the open and dealing with Angus and friends if they tried traveling towards the Faldin’s Farm to the pig’s barn.
The Sorceress’ horse neighed and it spun to face the northern path, ready to abandon its rider and allies, it seemed.
Pira rushes to the scene right when the bodyguards retreating into the brush.
The Sorceress was still seizing on the ground, making gasping and retching, blood starting to drip from her swollen lips. Her skin was turning to a sickly tint, and her fingers were twitching stiffly and turning blue.
Pira was getting close to the Sorceress when suddenly, the Sorceress’ horse neighed and reared up, nearly hitting Pira in the face. The horse was panicked and seemed ready to escape the situation as he spun around to face the northern path.