coming up to the cave not having used any light as to not give away our position I ready my light cantrip to glow gold on my main scimitar of the 2 strapped to my back as soon as I get the signal from Az Emberi, which I told him to give me earlier. And lay in wait until the action starts.
I move as close as possible without needing stealth I am going to stay back and wait for engagement if I need to be back further I can I have range and my light cantrip is still ready on Az Emberi's signal although we may not need it until we get into the cave
In hushed tones Fjolnir adds: "I guess we'll see how quiet..." The dwarf pounds is abdomen. "...ne'er a whisper and-" his stomach rumbles loudly with digestions "Shut up, you." "I'd like to at least get a closer ear and investigate on what's talking in the distance, and what's being said." He sighs at the prospect of a possible engagement, holds an arrow between fingers in his bow-hand. "Embrace the shit."- he starts to follow Absinthe.
The party moves forward enough that even those without darkvision can see the mouth of the cave. The party is now gathered 30-35 feet from the mouth.
Blending in with his surroundings, Fjolnir moves like a cat, if there were trees to move to and from, he'd be nimbly-bimbly. Absinthe goes with him, quietly, but not quite so impressive. Once they get closer to the cave they see that on the east side of the stream flowing from the cave mouth, a small area in the briar thickets has been hollowed out to form a lookout post or blind. Crossing the stream, which they are both able to do without adding any more noise than the water is already making, reveals wooden planks flattening out the briars to provide room for guards to lie hidden and watch the area — including a pair of goblins lurking there right now! The goblins are unaware of your presence, obviously just chatting it up in goblin and not doing their job.
The thickets around the clearing are difficult terrain, but they aren’t dangerous — just annoying. They provide half cover to creatures behind them.
Fjolnir's darkvision allows him to see a little bit into the cave, Absinthe can see everything outside of the cave mouth. No one else should click the link below for spoiler reasons.
Fjolnir winces- an irritated look runs across his face.
He muses internally for a moment..."I wonder if I could just improvise... toss a rock far into the brush to fix their stupid gazes south if they seem to turn their attention to the group?"
From the right of Absinthe he gestures back at the group. Waves and points that there are 2. He proceeds to Run his hand knife edge toward the cave to gesture that they could possibly file towards the opening, and that it breaks left whence through.
He then shrugs, runs his axe along his throat in gesture, and cocks his head over to the unaware foul smelling things.
While reading the hand signals of Fjolnir, Dirk and Az Emberi move forward to try and either sneak past or get the drop on them. In doing so, however, Dirk's foot falls into a gopher hole and as he stumbles, "Oh Shi.." slips out of his mouth before he catches himself.
Absinthe and Fjolnir see the goblins snap to attention while looking out of the thicket to Dirk's direction.