Finding the climate in Dalsetter a little too chilly (of the metaphorical variety), the party decided to move on. Alewine desired the materials for explosives, and Naga wanted to stock up on healing materials. Attis wanted to continue to wander in search of good looking women and tasty food. Ceilin rather liked these people and decided to continue traveling with them on his mission to enjoy the world, follow his god by moving about with the wind, and try to prove to others and himself that he wasn’t stupid.
In an attempt to divert around Aslov, they traveled a longer route, and on the second night of camping were awoken by Naga, who was on watch and had heard suspicious noises.
Naga was shot in the shoulder with an arrow, and as Ceilin got into his leathers, another arrow almost hit him. He wielded his axe wildly and with a tribal ululation charged the fiends… seeing sign of an orc crouching in the wood. He attacked and chopped the foul beast in twain, realized there were more, and shouted back “There’s MORE!”
Alewine took up his long spear and threw it an impressive distance, but to no avail. It clattered to the ground behind Ceilin. Attis deemed he was too far even for a charge and held his action. Alewine charged in and scooped up his spear, flinging it out at the second orc in one long motion. It stabbed the orc, and Naga followed up with a slicing charge with both swords flashing. He knocked the orc out with one pommel. The party heard the rest of the orcs – an unknown number – running away.
Upon searching the bodies, they discovered black fletched arrows and marks on the bow that indicated these orcs were part of the Eye Piercer Tribe. The day’s adventure ended with the party wondering if these orcs were tracking them as a result of their previous run-ins with this tribe.