Order of The Golden Dawn
Year 824, Twelfthmonth, Day 27 – Firesday
We finally caught up today. We found a group of 10 children being guarded by six orcs. How I wish it had only been the six orcs. In my enthusiasm to rescue the children, a dark elf was able to get behind me. He slashed my back and I dropped like a stone. Apparently they use some sort of sleep poison and I simply could not resist it. When I came to, I found myself bound, lying amid the children and my unconscious companions. I cannot imagine how lucky we were that they did not kill us. Bryte woke not long after me, and in a few short minutes, we were free of our bindings. Luckily the orcs knew nothing of our expertise in escaping bindings. As we were devising a way to retrieve our weapons and slay the orcs, a man with a pointy hat ran into the cavern, being chased by a dire bat. With this distraction, Bryte and I were able to retrieve our weapons and dispatch the orcs. Afterward, we found out the man that provided our distraction was Legato, Readwolf’s brother!
When To’Gar finally woke, he told me of what happened after I fell. Bryte succumbed to the sleep venom as well, but not before dealing a dire wound to the dark elf, only compounded when he fell off a ledge. To’Gar put up a long fight and managed to seriously wound a couple of the orcs before they finally wounded him enough to cause him to fall. Apparently, at some point in the battle, the orcs killed one of the children. We now rest our wounds and try to think of a way to get the children home and yet keep going to rescue the others. If Cassy were here, she would surely mention some telemutation spell or something.