The Red Orcs – Capture the White Orc Emissary
They spotted the 4 warg riders and the emissary who could be clearly made out. They were in time - the wargs were just a few miles short of their destination. The Despair went ahead of the wargs in the direct path of their journey and dropped the volunteer crewmen off Birz, Gul, Kalan, Dreggs, and Joruus.
They were left in open ground facing 5 charging wargs. The Drow prepared their spells a mix of magic missiles and sleep spells – would these work on a warg? If not, they were in for a tough fight - taking on charging cavalry in the open were not good odds. As the wargs charged towards the Drow the spells were released and two wargs went down taking the riders with them – the orcs never got up again. The emissary’s warg kept coming but she fell off it. The remaining two wargs with riders charged on and the melee began, the rider less warg also joined in the fray. The fighting was intense but the Drow numbers and skill soon overcame the orcs and the wargs. As the Drow moved through the dead orcs Kalan and Gul reached the emissary who it turns out was just knocked out – she was no other than Princess Teh. Realising the boon Gul and Kalan quickly bound and gagged her and had her body wrapped up in a blanket to stop the orc scout from seeing who they had captured. Gul stated “We will take this body back to our captain to prove we completed the task”. This should raise a fine ransom for the Drow.
As soon as they arrived at the Despair they headed back only to see a vortex shoot out from the wildlands and head straight for them. The Despair quickly turned and headed in the opposite direction but without altitude they would soon be lost. The brand new bolt thrower was taken off and thrown over the side, much to the engineer dwarf Henkle’s anger. The crew then set about throwing out supplies, crates, boxes, and anything not tied down. This included the goblin crew who look after the ship. With all of this sacrifice the Despair made the climb and avoided being shredded by the vortex.
They arrived back at the Red Orc main camp rather shaken but with success under their belt. They requested supplies from the Red Army then headed off to their next quest to assassinate the White Orc general and capture the Dragon Banner a magical flag the red Orc army wanted for themselves. The Despair hold was now filled with the regular supplies, a rather irate Princess Teh and a good portion of gold.