Abnninja's D&D 5e Greek Campaign Main RPG Thread RPGs PBP Pathfinder / D&D The light bearer says...
Photokles listens to each of his companions' opinion on which to engage first. Once it becomes clear that aiding the soldiers is the consensus he speaks up, "I contend this is a difficult decision but it would appear that helping our fellow soldiers in the immediate has the most benefit."
The priest then pulls out a strip of fine linen and after a few words of incantation, a radiant, smokeless flame consumes the cloth. The light then leaps from Photokles's hand and swirls around Brathark, Tellias and Briadia and as it does, they all feel a bit more wholesome.
Photokles then turns to Briadia, "You have been gifted the wisdom of Athena, fight with the tenacity of Ares but know that it is Helios who watches over us all. If you must engage in combat or defend yourself, let his light guide your strikes well." The priest then pulls out a hand full of sunflower seeds and blows on them. As he does, the seeds take to the air and bloom into full sunflowers as they gently fall around the Amozonian's feet, as well as Arcad's and one even drifts over to Manos.
"As long as these have petals, Helios is with you." And with that, Photokles follows suit and begins to guide his mule toward the soldiers. Out of Character:
The first spell with the cloth was "Aid". Those affected gain 5 to their maximum HP and are also healed up to it. The second spell with the sunflowers was "Bless". Those affected gain 1d4 to all attack rolls and saving throws as long as Photokles maintains concentration.
And if an initiative roll is needed, I'll go ahead and roll that.