cross-posted from personal journal:
Then we had the Little Brother session! Oh what a session! We decided to go to Loch Modan. Running out to the tower, everyone was following me, and I wasn't feeling very constrained by roads. At one point, a trogg spotted us and attacked. Bad mistake. We got him. We then preceded to annhilate everything in the general vicinity that moved. Mostly other troggs, but also boars and rabbits. Anything, really.
This proved to be the theme of the day. Troggs. They're like potato chips. You can't kill just one.
Having delivered some beer to the dwarves at the south guard station, they hired us to go kill some more troggs. Just think! They pay us to kill troggs!
We're sort of a chaotic group. Malvin (Mikel) was going to take us to the trogg valley, fully expecting us to get wiped, for educational purposes. He figured a few times getting completely swarmed by the troggs there, and we'd learn to organize.
We never got there. First we stopped by town. Then we started wandering off from town, following a trail of spiders. This eventually led us to an active trogg camp. So, naturally, we attacked.
We can do vast carnage in an initial attack, even scattered as we are. But eventually we get too scattered, and run low on mana, and we start dying. Zooknie (I) also starting developing a fascination for chasing the troggs who were running and hitting them with my stick.
So there we were. Dying and running back to resurrect, all the while heaping the troggs up shoulder high (we're gnomes, our shoudlers aren't very high, but still). Usually one or three of us alive at a time for a while. Eventually Malvin called a retreat, eventually we all regrouped back at the road.
Having regrouped, we tried to work out a battle plan. Nobody listened. People who did listen, forgot it entirely when faced with the exciting prospect of blowing up troggs. We died some more.
Eventually, we gave up on herding these Pumas on Hoverbikes
. Instead of a battle plan, we perfected the art of /charge and /flee. Anything more complicated evaded us :D
As Mikel put it, we don't listen, but we do learn. Now able to at least know when to attack, give or take a few explosions by Blasto, and when to leave, we proceeded to annhilate many more troggs, and die much less! It was hilarious. We do so much carnage. Absolute chaos.