Yup with Mopham stepping out, we can roll initiative. So far they rolled poorly on their perception checks so I'll give you all one surprise round. We can say you waited till they were close to the bushes Mopham and rushed out to attack? sound good?
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DM - Very Laid Back Playing of: Hoard of the Dragon Queen - PbP
ok, As the bagpipes play, six of the eight Kobolds head towards the seemingly magical bushes. Unbeknownst to them a small pile of glittering gold catches the eyes of the last two guarding the Family. One of them heads towards the pile to collect his reward! As the six kobolds near the the bushes, Sevrn and Mopham leap out in a rush swinging down upon the surprised enemies! Both cleaving their targets dropping them to the ground. At the same time a crossbow bolt from Flynn finds its target in the eye socket of another! A strange sadly tuned bell plays across your small battlefield as another Kobold between Sevrn and Mopham (Wis. save: 19 ) lets out a small shriek but seems to shake off the effect. The other two Kobolds near you, ready themselves towards you.
There are 3 within 15ft. Of Sevrn and Mopham, that puts them about 20-25ft from Flynn and Velfrim who are in the bushes. 1 is still next to the Family, squaring off with the woman that has the shield and broken spear. And the last one is about 40' from the family, about 50-60' from you all investigating some shiny stuff.
Father Velfrim will Toll the dead at the kobold near the family. 2 Necrotic
"Leave them you foul creatures and bring me all of the God forsaken treasure you have, for I am Father Velfrim, the Prophet of the Jotuns and Ravens." , he says everything in Draconic and Huggin will try to use Help action to distract the kobold near the family.
Intimidation for the speech: 18 ( may be advantage because of the Huggin ? 17 ;)
Sevrn continuing his momentum from his surprise attack swings his greatsword down upon the next Kobold dropping him dead. Flynn fires his Crossbow at the one behind it, hitting it in its arm but its still in the fight! Father Velfrim steps out of the bushes shouting across the battle at the Kobold nearest the family, he turns as the bells ring in his head (WIS Save= 10 ) He clutches his head, dropping the dagger he held, as a feeling of icy dread accompanies the bells. He looks up at the old man with terror in his eyes as he scoots back against a small outbuilding about 10 ft way from the family.
Next up are the Kobolds, give me a sec to type out their moves!
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The Kobold that was struck by Flynn screaches a war cry as he closes with Sevrn swinging his dagger wildly at you! Dagger To Hit: 7Damage:3 Piercing
One standing about 15ft away twirls his sling in the air at a frantic pace and releases it at Mopham! Sling to hit:13Damage:3 Bludgeoning
The Kobold closest to the family lies on the ground but seems to be slowly coming to his senses.
The last Kobold alive seems to be either oblivious to the fight or just really wants that pile of gold Velfrim conjured for him! He spends his action trying to pick up the treasure before finally realizing, sadly, that its not real. He stands back up and screams a rather rude expletive in draconic, that I believe only Velfrim understands :).
Miss to both Sevrn and Mopham! you both dodge deftly out of the way of their wild attacks. Next up is the family.
The woman not wanting to waste an opportunity rushes the kobold that was frightened on the ground. She thrusts her broken spear at him! Spear to hit:18Damage:6 piercing. The Kobold slumps to the ground as her spear hits it's mark. She then yells back at the man who is trying to help guard the children. You all see him nod as he turns with the kids and begins to hobble down the alley way.
Mopham closes with the Kobold with the sling swinging his greatsword in an upward arc, nearly splitting the kobold in two. its body slumps to the ground.
back to the top with Sevrn. There are two Kobolds left. One is the one that Flynn damaged with a bolt, Sevrn is currently engaged with him. The other is about 45ft away from you all. He's the one thats mad due to the illusory gold pile.