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Red King 4: Back into the Fire

After recovering from their narrow escapes from the berserkers, both Vladimir and Vivian met with a council of Frostgrave’s wizards. Everyone was concerned about the growing power of the Red King and the group decided to work together towards disrupting the demon’s plans. Towards that end, Vivian and Vladimir ended up tasked with attacking a site that the Red King’s followers were using to open portals to their patron’s otherworldly home. The other wizards contributed enough potions of invisibility that both warbands would be able to approach the barbarians while staying out-of-sight.

On the first round, both warbands moved up their respective sides of the battlefield while being careful to keep everyone invisible. The following round is when the battle truly started. Vivian climbed to the third floor of a ruin and shed her invisibility to launch an Elemental Ball at a pair of the barbarians in the courtyard below. Then Victoria emerged a floor lower to fire her crossbow at another barbarian. On the otherside of the courtyard, Narcissa exposed herself in order to create a zombie servant. This proved to be a mistake as a few of the barbarians charged towards her with the zombie barely slowing them down.

At the battle continued, the barbarians pressed their attack on the intruding warbands while the still invisible members of each warband moved to claim valuable treasure. Vladimir committed his warband to trying to save his new apprentice, but it proved futile and she was taken out quickly. On Vivian’s side, Hans revealed himself to draw a barbarian away from Vivian and Victoria, but he didn’t last long against the berserker.

Demonic soldiers emerging from the portals in the courtyard had joined the fight. One fought alongside a berserker to take out Dante while another had charged towards Abigail, Kari, and Alaric on the Vivian’s side of the courtyard.

Hoping that the barbarians would be distracted enough, Sabastian revealed himself by picking the lock on the central treasure and starting to carry it off. This ended up being a mistake though, and he was soon surrounded by both demons and berserkers despite Olga’s attempt at slowing them down.

Meanwhile, Vladimir’s warband had been reduced to just himself and Gabriel. Gabriel moved to claim a treasure while the necromancer provided cover with a wall of fog.

After Sabastian fell, the horde of demons and berserkers moved on to take out Abigail. After she was surrounded and knocked out, Vladimir and Gabriel withdrew, ending the game.

Vivian’s Warband

  • Vivian Flameborn
  • Abigail the Apprentice
  • Kastor the Apothecary
  • Kari the Archer
  • Victoria the Demon Hunter
  • Hans the Infantryman
  • Dragomir the Man-at-Arms (now recovered)
  • Alaric the Thief
  • Olga the Thug (badly wounded by a demon, dismissed)
  • Sabastian the Treasure Hunter (badly wounded by a whole mob of barbarians and demons)
  • Dorina the Thug (new hire)

Vladimir’s Warband

  • Vladimir Darkbringer
  • Narcissa the Apprentice
  • Yelena the Apothecary
  • Gabriel the Demon Hunter
  • Mila the Mystic Warrior (now recovered)
  • Camilla the Ranger (killed by barbarians)
  • Annabelle the Thief
  • Dante the Thief (badly wounded by a barbarian and a demon, dismissed)
  • Franchesca the Thief
  • Katya the Woman-at-Arms (now recovered)
  • Margot the Ranger (new hire)
  • Lionel the Thief (new hire)

By Scott Boehmer

A game enthusiast and software engineer.

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