Friday, May 7, 2010

Final Banner: The End

Oh my. Utter carnage.

Should we review what happened? OK, Lets:

Bodush and Eolar were under a gaes, and were compelled to return with the diamonds.
We all duely did the same (why?) and strolled into the killing-field courtyard.
Hawkmoon revealed himself as the spy and shot at Bodush, who survived thanks to stone-skin.
Bodush then took out Hawkmoon with a power-word stun.

Two more attacks took place, one from the halfling with his silversheen dagger against Ragnar and the other by the sailor-spy on Eolar.

All fine up to that point. We could even be said to be winning and Mendez was holding back on shooting anyone.

But then, it was up to us and frankly our decisions were poor in terms of who to attack.

The obvious candidates would have been the spy and the halfling.

Thesis and Durin chose neither. We did what we always say we shouldn't do but do anyway - split up.

Eolar's decision was possibly worse: let off an indiscriminate killing spell.

From there on in it was probably over, but, yet there were one or two more chances.

* Had Thesis acknowledged that Mendoza and the big guy had broken off and dropped back to aid the dying Eolar, that would have helped.
* Had Durin run across the wall he so incredibly lept upon earlier and engaged Mendez, that would certainly have helped.
* And, had someone (any of us) decided to stand with Bodush things would have been a lot different.

Clearly we could and should have played it differently, but would that have been enough to win? I'm not sure, there were a lot of brothers on the wall and Esteban was in full-rude health.
We may still have lost.
And in any case, there was a devil waiting for us inside. :P

What do you all think?


Insanodag said...

Personally, I like that one of the arrows is in Bodush' back.

Hedzor said...

Not only did Eolar let off an indiscriminate killing spell, he wandered forward to the most dangerous place to do it!

Joebroesel said...

Well, the plan was that after the spell, it's not dangerous anymore :D

Insanodag said...

Well, ironically, Bodush might have lived longer if Eolar had been closer to him at the point of casting (As it might have taken out some of the archers).

Hedzor said...

True. Eolar cast the spell in possibly the most useless place.

TieDye said...

Spy and halfling? Neither were particularly tough, and the archers posed a much more active and tangible threat. Durin was actually planning on working his way toward Mendez while killing archers along the way. Unfortunately, when Eolar came under attack, Durin had to go back and help him. No matter how sanctimonious they are, you always have to keep your party's healer safe in battle. Otherwise, you're signing your own death warrant.

Also, why do you think we should have taken out Hawkmoon? Vengeance? That's a dish best served cold, and furthermore, he posed absolutely no threat to us once he got word-stunned.

However, you're spot-on when you ask why we willingly surrounded ourselves with enemy archers and spellcasters. Durin should have thought for himself, realized that it would be a tactically stupid thing to do, and mentioned this to everyone else.

Having said all that, I like how Durin's been repeatedly shot in the face. Is this because Mendez is a bloody medieval sniper, or because I kept saying "in the face" when you announced that Durin was hit? ;)

Hedzor said...

I did like that whole 'Not the face' thing but mostly it was because Durin was a Dwarf running under Mendez' balcony.

Also, the Devil was there to make sure Estaban didn't try to run if he failed to get the 'Final payment'.
He wouldn't have attacked the Party.