After the evening meal and at the appointed time you are let into the meeting hall. At the other end the Lord is seated wearing a purple robe. The red haired man in plate mail is behind him and to his right while the guard commander in the plate mail is standing it his left with the red robed mage standing to her left.
The Lord looks to you and motions you to come closer. "You wished to meet with me, well talk tell me what concerns and issues you have right now."
"In brief sir, I do not think we can complete our objectives with the hobgoblins in the time allotted, not as things are."
"Rachel's information from her foray is worrisome. They appear to boast quite a few more combat capable individuals than anticipated, and we still seem to have only explored a small fraction of the tunnel complex. The existence of prisoners in their midst presents another complication."
"As I see it sir, we have a few major problems. We're burning too many resources, especially in regards to healing, to keep pushing the fight, we don't have a means to prevent them from getting between us and our way out, and if they manage to engage us with a significantly larger force than they have been, I estimate it will be all over for us."
"Now, if we had all the time in the world, and could keep whittling them down a few dozen at a time, spending a few days in between trips to replace scrolls and potions, I think we could manage. But those flood waters are going to start having an impact in days."
Out of Character: , Did I get a chance to pay for Qwantithalica to learn Common? If no, I'd be doing so at the next opportunity.
Out of Character: . Yes you had the chance to get her the chance to learn common.
The Lord thinks for a bit. "Would having more healing at your disposal help you accomplish your task. I can offer you each a portion of healing. And three potions of cure critical wounds if you think this will allow you to complete your mission in the North tunnels. Would something else help you that I may be able to provide?"
I wait with the est at the back, listening and evaluating. Thinking about the daunting task that we are being asked to accomplish, I wonder where the other forces are.
Out of Character: : What's a potion of Healing give?
"That would help sir, but I was more thinking of a second team. Enough people to secure the ground behind us, and if they come in real force, make up for some of the balance."
Edited: daishain on 9th Feb, 2018 - 12:32am
With the guard force I have here I can spare a few men but not many. Maybe six. They can hang back and assist if needed and keep you from being flanked or pull you out if over whelmed. Does that sound reasonable for you?
"It does sir. Magical support would likewise be prudent if it can be spared. I have been supplementing our efforts with scrolls for fireballs and the like, but will no longer have the time required to replace those used."
"Captain, I would be interested in hearing your assessment of the situation."
Edited: daishain on 9th Feb, 2018 - 12:38am