Day 12 – 13. Month of Hammer (Deepwinter) – North of Silverymoon
Temperature between high of 7 c and low of 0 c, winds are light
Preparation and fight with Gnolls
As the sun rose and the Fielder family set about their normal morning breakfast the Gnollish troops streamed from the nearby woods the party had time only to react. Enemy forces were made up of 10 Gnolls bearing lit torches, 3 Longbow wielding Gnolls, 15-20 hyenas and 3 Dire Wolves being directed by a priest and a leader armed only with extended fist claws.
The enemy opened the attack with a flight of fire arrows at the wooden barn, the party quickly made a withdrawal to the ground floor of the barn, mainly by jumping from the hayloft, on the way the rope barriers holding the cows were released. As the hyenas streaked with lighting speed towards the farmhouse a horse sized Dire wolf threw itself at the barn doors, smashing them to splinters while emitting a bone shilling howl of triumph. This, needless to say, started a stampede in the barn as the cattle made a frenzied attempt to get away from the flames and the Dire Wolf. Thorn narrowly escaped serious injury as the ungrateful cattle smashed him to the floor of the barn in their maddened retreat
As the cattle bolted Ben managed to call a warning to the Fielder family through the rear cottage shutters, giving them just enough time to bar their solid front door before a Dire Wolf smashed into it with the force of a battering ram, luckily the door held.
The third dire wolf had charged between the barn and the homestead while the hyenas streamed around to the rear of the barn
(More to come)