Welcome to The Chosen's journals. Each character is invited to keep a journal and write down the thoughts of their characters as they wander through Nyternia. In addition, the DM has a journal which highlights each session. The players are:

Blink - monk Errol - bard
Kestrel - fighter Malif - wizard
Vaugner - rogue Vernon - cleric/sorcerer

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DM's Journal, session #26
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Summary: (An actual journal will be completed eventually)

The party put some wagons into the path to provide some cover. The minotaurs were a little late, but the party didn't think much of it.

Finally, they spotted 22 minotaurs approaching in formation.

The minotaurs put up entangles to neutralize most of the village defenders while Malif threw two fireballs, and Malif and Kestrel shot arrows.

When the minotaurs got to about 100 feet, their wizards cast flaming spheres to alight several houses while their archers shot flaming arrows into the wagons, entanglement, and houses.

In the middle of this, Malif sent Rabab up to see if there were any other minotaurs.

At about the same time as Rabab returned, a loud explosion was heard behind them. Rabab reported that about 8 minotaurs had snuck around, taken out some of the village defenders, and destroyed the granary and food storage house.

Having finished their objective, the minotaurs began an ordered retreat.

In addition, she found a lone minotaur observing the battle.

Malif prepared to dimension door, but before he could warn the rest of the party, Kestrel charged the retreating minotaurs. Blink also came up to support Kestrel. 8 archers shot arrows into them. Blink avoided most of them, but Kestrel was badly hurt. Two magic missiles from the two wizards knocked him unconscious.

Two minotaurs who had a direct path to Blink charged him, seriously wounding him as well. The other melee minotaurs, without a shot at attacking Blink this round, held their line to protect the archers.

Blink tumbled out of range of his minotaurs and dragged Kestrel back to the burning wagons, where Vernon and Errol healed him.

As this happened, Malif spotted a lone figure now behind the retreating minotaurs, again observing the scene.

The party was in no condition to pursue, however, and shot arrows as the minotaurs finished retreating.

The town was over half burnt by the time the fires were put out. The town leaders decided that because there was not enough food to last through the winter, they would have to abandon the town.

The next day the party left the town to head south to the next one. After a day of travel, Malif sent Rabab up to scout again and discovered that the minotaur raiding party was paralleling them off the road, apparently also headed to the next town.