Difficulty: Level 10 The nearby forest village of Orlane is dying. People vanish in the night and rumors have been flying as to who -- or what -- is responsible. Who skulks through the twisted shadows of the night? Who or what is behind the village's impending doom? It will take a brave and skillful hero to solve the dark riddle of Orlane!
When one of the sacks struggled for a moment, NAME put two and two together and surmised that these reptile people must be the cause of Orlane's problems. He/She jumped them and killed three, freeing a child from each of the two sacs. Two of the lizardfolk got away and NAME gave chase.
"Odd, but not unreasonable" thought NAME. He/She decided to follow them just in case.
Encounter 12: Story Encounter 2
The lizardfolk stopped when they reached their encampment. They all appeared to be worshipping a ramshackle effigy of a serpentine god. By the looks of the ground around their camp, they'd been sacrificing people for weeks now. NAME was so infuriated she/he charged the lot of them.
There were a great many of them, and NAME was attacked from all sides. Many blows were dodged, many blows were deflected by his/her armor, and still, some got through.
There were a great many of them, and NAME was attacked from all sides. Few blows were dodged, few blows were deflected by his/her armor, and unfortunately the vast majority drew blood. In the end, NAME crawled away grabbing one of the offerings on the way out.
Seizing an opening, NAME knocked a lizardfolk into the effigy with his/her WEAPON. It toppled over onto three more, and NAME leaped on top of it. With this new high-ground advantage, he/she was able to win the battle, defeating every last one of them. When he/she reported to Orlane, there was much rejoicing and rewarding.
Unfortunately NAME just couldn't kill them fast enough and was forced to flee. He/She snagged some evidence -- a gold locket from one of the sacrificed townsfolk -- but once he/she got back to town he/she was too embarrassed to admit defeat so he/she just sold it at a pawn shop instead.