Both sides seemed to expect the enemy to be in the area, but neither appeared to expect the meeting to arrive so suddenly and with so much skidding, sliding and crashing. Six goblins now stared and yelled at the group. Silence, it seemed, was no longer called for.
The first to act was Thaoran who drew and fired an arrow in one smooth motion. At only 50’ it wasn’t a hard shot and the goblin took the shaft right in the eye. It stopped screaming and dropped to the ground.
The next to move was Soledad who decided that the best goblin was a sleeping goblin. Well, maybe not the best, but an acceptable one in the short term anyway. Three of them were obliging and dropped with a snore to her sleep spell. There were now only two left.
With the 4 in the middle of the group down Lily ran forward 25’ and planted her hoopak on the ground and loosed a stone at the leftmost creature. The stone smacked it square in the head, not taking it down but staggering the hardheaded little creature. But a hard head did not save it from Hornet’s bolt that quickly buried itself in the goblin’s chest. Between the bolt and the stone, the creature collapsed next to its companions.
Dok stood at the front of the group and grinned as his adventuring friends tore the goblins in front of him to bits. There was one left standing. As that goblin gawked at its collapsed comrades a bolt of light flashed towards it from the dwarf’s hand and struck it square in the chest. The creature was lifted off of its feet and thrown backwards against a tree where it crumpled into a burned-out pile.
Uthal stood holding his waterskin preparing to cast Ice Knife but found himself staring at a path devoid of upright foes. He looked at Gerdar and the two of them shrugged. “Efficient.”
But that wasn’t quite all of the enemy. Two bugbears appeared at the spot where the goblins had just tumbled from a moment before. It appeared they were also on there way down the path in a hurry. But seeing the goblins all scattered around on the ground before them they grabbed trees to stop their descent and spun around. Both quickly moved back up the ridge away from the party and back the way they had come. They appeared to be heading back towards the pyre. They disappeared into the trees, rock and scrub.
*I decided to change Thaoran’s attack to an arrow since he wasn’t in rapier range, and it seemed the obvious move.
There are 3 dead goblins and 3 sleeping goblins on the path in front of you. They are about 50’ in front of the party. (25’ from Lily who moved forward.) The path runs North/South parallel to the river. At the spot where the goblins lay there is a pseudo path up the ridge. You can only see about 15’ of it due to rocks, brush and the steep incline. Approximately 100’ up from that location (Presumably up the path the goblins came down, but you can’t actually see that.) is the ledge on which the pyre still puts out smoke. The 2 bugbears presumably went back up that path.
Thus, you would need to go 50’ forward to reach the goblins. Then turn right and go about 100’ up the ridge to reach that plateau. Going up will be difficult terrain and be at ½ movement speed.
You can no longer see the bugbears.