As the adventure begins, the ACEs find themselves traveling down King’s Road east toward the small town of Winterhaven. The road had obviously not been maintained in nearly a hundred years. In the lead was Sara (Eladrin Warlock), closely followed by Michael (Dragonborn Ranger) . Reven (Eladrin Paladin) investigated a line of gravestones on the north side of King’s Road. Brothers Izeku (Human Paladin) and Izuki (Human Paladin) detoured through a southern copse of tree growth. Servando (Dragonborn Fighter) brought up the rear.
Izuki and Reven were interested by fresh claw tracks in the broken road. Servando believed them to be evidence of Kobold brigands in the nearby area. He was soon proved correct as the party was then attacked by those very creatures!
Izuki led off the fight, swearing an Oath of Enmity against the closest spear-wielding kobolds. His Bolstering Strike finished the reptilian creature in a single blow.
Reven snuck out from the roadside graves to the Kobolds from the north. She meant serious business, as she dropped her light shield to wield her two-handed crossbow. Although the initial crossbolt missed, it put fear into the hearts of the brigands.
The kobolds in the road threw javelins at the adventurers, however none scored a hit. One of the Kobolds south of a boulder used a sling to throw a firepot at Izuki, but he blocked the attack. The Dragonshield kobolds stayed to the west of the battle, keeping an eye out while the minions fought the frontline.
Servando rushed into the fray, following Reven’s example, aimed his hand crossbow and let fly at the kobolds. The shot sunk into the shoulder armor of the closest bandit, but didn’t draw enough blood to halt the assault.
Sara ran forward to attack the kobolds near Reven, and intimidated them with her longsword.
Izeku pelted the kobold slinger from afar with a forceful Magic Missile, doing damage directly to its chest, nearly bloodying it.
Michael stepped up to support Sara and cut the kobold bandit she was intimidating from chin to gizzard.
Izuki swore another Oath of Enmity against the slinger, and attacked with another Bolstering Strike. Dodged, unfortunately.
Reven dropped her crossbow and wielded shortsword with intimidation.
The kobolds rallied to a central point in the road and threw javelins once more, and nearly speared Sara and Michael. One did succeed on scratching Reven by spearpoint for 4 damage.
The kobold slinger flung his last firepot against Izuki, but the Paladin batted it aside with his gauntlet.
The larger kobolds wielding dragonscales as shields moved in to attack the Paladin brothers, but fared no better.
Servando attempted to cleave the kobolds heads from their shoulders, but they were able to shift away from him.
Sara flanked the kobold nearest Servando and attacked a second, running it through with her longsword.
Izeku attacked the kobold slinger, but missed.
Michael struck a mighty blow of his warhammer upward into the chest of kobold minion flanked by his companions, neatly lifting the creature into the air. When it fell, it lay with no breath in its throat.