PRECAP: Ironfang Invasion with DM Mike P

In January:

The rescue operation continued as planned. The last remaining refugees in Phaendar were huddled around Ecko while everyone else formed a screen as they made their way as quickly as possible to the river. It became very clear, once the cover of the houses was abandoned, that several groups had discovered the escape and dozens of warriors were converging on the fleeing group. Several members of the party slowed the advance of hobgoblins while the remaining heroes aided in getting the refugees to and across the river. Just as hobgoblins got close enough and started reaching for their crossbows, Valki conjured up large swaths of billowing fog to cover their escape. With bolts whizzing all around them, all the heroes and those that were rescued made their way safely across the river and into the cover of the forest.

After getting 20-30 minutes deep in the forest the party stumbled upon the green dragon, Krynn, who was just finishing pulling several arrows and bolts out of the various parts of his body. The refugees all stood silently in shock and the dragon made no attempt to hide the fact that he found that very amusing. After some playful banter back and forth, Ecko healed the dragon and the dragon reminded the party that he had performed his end of the deal and that the party’s side was to help him rid the forest of anyone who would cause long term damage to it (this included the refugees too). After thanking Ecko for the heal, the dragon flew off to the north and out of sight. Exclamations and questions erupted immediately from the townsfolk over what they had just witnessed and it took the heroes several minutes to placate the mob.

Travel continued towards the half way house but was interrupted when Takeshi, Valki, and Ephram figured out someone was following. An ambush was set and quickly executed. Eight orcs and hobgoblins walked right into the trap that Ephram had set and he opened fire. A melee ensued and Karog started cutting down foes like they were made of paper while the rest of the heroes joined in. Valki cast some very clutch web and fear spells which allowed everyone else to make quick work of the hobgoblin war party.

After the battle was over the group resumed its way towards the halfway house and ultimately back to the caves.