Brotherhood of the Golden Lion

Second Session - Part 1

The day after the festival through the sacking of the village

Dew woke up after the festival and went about her usual chores.  Jinbo arrived in the morning with flowers and apologized. He also asked if they might find a way to make their arranged marriage work. Dew apologized because she still wants to leave the village and doesn't think she'll be ever able to settle in the village or be a good wife to him. Jinbo asks if she might at least be willing to try.

Yin spent their morning after the festival going about their usual work at their blacksmith shop when a young woman in expensive robes entered their shop. The woman spoke about knowing Yin's mentor and how Yin had disgraced the mentor by exposing the fact he was selling substandard equipment to the local garrison. The woman then offered to pay Yin to do the same praising them for knowing to get rid of the competition. Yin both denied the request and demanded the woman leave their shop.

Shen went about his usual training regimen that morning when Sifu Wong inspected his technique. Sifu then took Shen to the school shrine to the yellow mother. Sifu then revealed that he saw the fight with the muggers. He then offers to induct Shen into the Brotherhood of Golden Lion. Sifu tells Shen that the next morning Shen will be sent to train at Fengbao Yunsi or the great temple to the Yellow Mother. He is given a medallion with a golden lion face and told to show the medal to the abbott in order to be inducted and trained. Shen then learned school is supposed to protect the shrine of Yellow Mother.

 

Dew and a number of other villages looked down the mountain to see smoke from the village below. They then see horses and troops coming up the main main road from the village far below.


Dew jumps on her cloud and flies to check on the horsemen and learns an army is heading towards the village. She flies ahead to warn the village and hits tavern first. The attendants ready themselves to care for horsemen. Dew then heads off to headman's place and tells elders about sacking of the village down the mountain. She is then sent to school and ran into Shen there. Afterwards, she goes to find her parents.

Yin quickly receives an order from the village to make as many blades as they can. Between weapons they had in store and a number of templates sitting around they were able to make 20 more blades in 6 hours. They sold 50 total to the village. Yin then goes about inspecting the village and helps to prepare the village for oncoming onslaught.

Dew finds her mom at home who sent her to find her dad at  the mine. Dew's Mom makes bandages, spreads the alarm at the mine. and the village prepares for the incoming invasion. The miners return to town as Dew acts as the town crier.

Shen meets with Sifu Wong who entrusts the leading of the students to Shen as well as the school's efforts to prepare the village defenses. Shen and his fellow students notice enemy troops trying to flank the village by climbing up the wooded mountain side as quiet as possible. Shen alerts the villagers and militia.

Up until this moment most preparations are rather chaotic and done by small groups and the elders bring the village together to plan a unified strategy. The elders waste time playing political games. Wong walks into the meeting and shuts the elders down and takes control over the meeting. Yin is assigned to adjust/modify the village perimeter. Shen leads students to the choke point at the main road to resist army.

Dew tries to talk to Wong and offers to be runner. Wong sends her out to scout a 5 mile perimeter. Dews scouting efforts yields the revelation of a shit ton of enemies. Dew returns back to command center and tells Wong about the impending force. Dew also pushes for a potential evacuation. Yin makes some beefy fortifications with compartments for stones and boiling oil

Villagers divide with those who wish to stay readying and preparing perimeter while the rest evacuate. Chul , Jinbo, and Dew's father stay to fight. Kuri, her child, and Dew's mother evacuate east towards the main fortification known as Iron Watch held by the local warlord by the name of Lord Feng. Shen and the villagers spend a few hours moving shit tons of boulders and are real exhausted after. Shen then tries to organize the students into effective fighting formations, but fails. Dew spends time panicking and prays to her goddess for survival and luck.

As the enemy comes closer Yin arms themselves with a sledgehammer and prepares to fight. 

BATTLE LOG:
D – gets +1 dodge defence for scene
S & D – see forms close to village; make perimeter with peasant army
S – can't see shit; distracted by shiny medal

NIGHT STARTS TO FALL! HORNS! DRUMS! ENEMY ARRIVES!

S & Y – hear archer orders

D – playing music, hears nothing

S – announces archer order & gets to cover

Y – hammer time to get into cover

EA fires arrows

Arrows fired around students – all fine; some villagers get hit and leave guard posts unmanned; second wave of arrows fired; BATTLE JOINED

S – tries to take control of the battle – wild conscript army appears!; uses withering attack and knocks some dudes out

D – in village center; boiling oil! 40 dude hit!; cold blooded smile

WE – two groups try to flank and enter village

Y – attempts to join S; pushed back and in recovery (sledge)

Students – 3 damage on conscripts – no rout

Villagers – attempt to bolster St; pushed back

Conscripts 1 – did a thing

S – knocks some heads, no damage

D – more oil; 30 down

St – boulders? boulders!

Conscripts 2 – failed in attack

St – knocked 30 more down

Cons1 – rout failed & flee

V – more boulders! some dudes probably died

D – scouting village & surrounding area; warns villagers about dudes climbing to village

Cons2 – broadside villagers

Cons3 – attack villagers; no rout

Y – epic hammer swing of no damage! pushed some dudes back, though

V – took down front line of C2! woo! down to ~600 dudes

S – routs group on opposite side of field; preens and shows off medal

D – lit dudes on fire! fucking badass! (is now by Y)

St – beat the shit out of dudes by Y, no rout, down to ~100

Y – hammer time! caved in 2 dudes heads

V – crush dudes! ~20-30 dudes left

TOUGH TROOPS IN ARMOR ADVANCE

S – moves to Y; routs group by Y

St – move to front and arm up

All – see 3 battle ready groups (~600)

D – attempts to light patch of oil by front

Fortifications @ front down

S – makes students pour oil; has D light it up

D – has cloud attempt to make cyclone to fan flames; ~20 dudes light up; shield wall holds

Villageres and Students retreat to main square; move back to prevent flanking

D – Jinbo alive; father is missing; break down!; comforted by Jinbo

Wong wants oil & flame around us

D – baker & bartender setting oil/booze traps

2 divisions get past fortifications, 3 flee

D – cloud drops embers; dudes on fire; no rout

S – hit some conscript dudes

D – scout path to temple – clear

St – turn to engage conscripts; knocked out front line

Cons – no rout; ~100 left

TG1 – attack St, fail

TG2 – attack St; hit; a bunch die

C1 - attack St; fail

Y – attack C; miss

S – parkour to defend St; 1 hit

D – blew up 4 houses; knock 'em (C1) down 2 magnitudes; ~5-6 left; retreat, bitches! speared on next wave

St – attack C; killed a bunch BUT NOT ALL

V – attack C; ROUTED!

TG2 – attack St; miss

Y – swing and a miss

S – killed 3 dudes

D – more flame stuff; ~10-15 down

V – flank TG2; hit!

St – attack; tiny amounts of damage

TG2 – attack V; hit; front line crushed; V rout

Y – move to entrance of road to temple

S – decisive attack! down from ~700 to ~100; preens over that fucking medal. again.

D – set up/coordinating lighting traps; another wave coming

St – decisive attack; success! ~ 48 TG left

TG2 – attack St; ~50-60 st left; no rout

TG3 – pincher/flank attack on St; St down to ~12; retreat

St tried to punch TG in spears; failboat

Y – hold position

The situation looks dire. After hours of fighting and a slow and steady advance of the enemy, it becomes fairly obvious that the enemy is going to roll through the village. Sifu Wong tells the villagers to run. Wong launches into the enemy troops attacking with broadswords. Sifu Wong is able to crush hundreds of mortal enemies before 4 riders move to the front and surround him.

One of the riders challenges Sifu Wong to a duel. The two have a epic fight and the rider reveals he is an air aspected dragon blood. Sifu Wong nearly kills the air aspected dragonblood, but the killing blow is stopped by another riders intervening weapon. Wong and the second rider fight. Wong begins to lose steam and shows his impending exhaustion. The second rider then knocks aside Wong's swords and then impales Wong. The second rider looks up to Yin, Dew, and Shen with spear in hand and gives them a cold stare.

The students recognizing the impending danger about to befall them and light caches of oils and explosive powders around the village killing hundreds of enemy soldiers. The group flees up a small path up the mountain towards Fengbao Yunsi. They find the guards at the temple around 2am and inform them of the fall of SaFu village. 

Dew finds out no survivors have made it to temple since the volunteer force fled the village. Dew delivers news of Wong's fall & the destruction of the village

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