18th of Autumn:
The orcs and goblins had followed us from our escape from the keep after we’d slain the ogre. We’d engaged them in battle amidst the thick forest. Mort casts Entangle on four of the orcs to contain them. Four more orcs appear and attempt to flank us, but Houdin and his goons quickly protect it. Mort casts Charm person on one of the orcs.
One of the orcs cursed us, saying “Molock of the one eye will eat/take you in your sleep!” I’m curious of who this Molock might be. An orcish god? A dark god they serve? Is he their leader?
We kill all of the orcs and goblins and loot 180 silver and 95 gold. Unsurprisingly, the orcs were carrying much more wealth than the goblins. Pickles backstabs and murders the charmed orc, so we lose him as a potential source of information. During the rest after the battle, I pray in thanks to Tyr of the victory and sense that He is pleased with the battle and its outcome.
We resolve to go back to the keep. Pickles heads up toward the keep to scout. We reach the gatehouse.