Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves.   Posted by TheDudeAbides.Group: 0
Nasukaya Hawke
 player, 44 posts
 Human
 Thief
Mon 28 Jul 2014
at 19:49
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    Nasukaya was awake with first light, and had spent some time stretching and limbering up before anyone else awoke. When she heard one of her companions move past the door and head downstairs, she decided that it was time for her to emerge. She gathered her belongings and slipped out of the room; fully intent on never returning. She made her way downstairs and located Eandro among the bustling crowd. She sat at the table across from Eandro and nodded at him in greeting. A young woman approached with a plate piled high with heavenly smelling food. The Grand Osprey was legendary in Vayas for it's breakfast, and the sheer number of people crowded in the small space was proof of it.

This message was last updated by the GM at 19:49, Mon 28 July 2014.

Fidelias
 NPC, 48 posts
 Human
 Fighter
Mon 28 Jul 2014
at 19:54
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    Fidelias had slept in later than the others and he clumsily crashed about in his room as he prepared himself for the day. His purple hair was mussed about and stood up in weird angles as he plodded down the stairs. Seeing a few of his companions had already made it down and were busying themselves with what looked to be a rediculously delicious breakfast, he hurried over and slammed down in a seat next to Eandro. "Soooooo let's eat and get outta here!" His excitement for food was written all over his young face and he pounded the table with clenched fists. The young woman showed up, weaving through the tables of people, and presented Fidelias with a large plate of food. He savagely began consuming it before it touched the table.
Nyralim
 player, 18 posts
 Elf
 Caster
Thu 31 Jul 2014
at 16:32
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Nyralim actually, rose a fair bit earlier than the others and used the opportunity to breakfast and head out to the nearest public garden. He spent a while there, meditating and dispensing the remedies to the people passing by, people that needed those remedies. During this time he gathered more than one curious look and his reserves of remedies and herbs thinned quite a bit. When he decided it was time, he directed his steps back to the Osprey, in search of his companions.

It didn't take Nyralim long to find them, once he got back, as Fidelias's purple hair stood out quite a bit. When he arrived at their table, he put his pack down near him and leaned his staff on the nearby wall, before sitting with the rest and waving the waitress away.

"Good morning everyone", Nyralim greeted them, glancing at each. He kept his gaze a bit longer on Eandro, just to ascertain that he was well.
Eandro Leerstrom
 player, 97 posts
 Half-elf
 Bard
Thu 31 Jul 2014
at 17:54
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Eandro nodded to Nasukaya as she entered too busy stuffing his face with the delicious meal.  Once he had finished eating, the quite filling breakfast and he almost wished he could go take a nap and take his chances with the midday meal as well but the group had places to be so he spoke up as he leaned back in his chair contentedly, "Once everyone has finished eating we should I'd think arriving later would decrease our chances of departing still today." Lifting his fiddle he quietly picks at it his fingers flying through a number of songs at several times the speed they were typically played at.  He notices the healer watching him and smiles and nods at the greeting but says nothing as he continues to play with his fiddle.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:55, Thu 31 July 2014.

Nasukaya Hawke
 player, 48 posts
 Human
 Thief
Fri 1 Aug 2014
at 10:07
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Finishing her meal rather quickly, like the last time, Nasukaya nodded in greeting to the ones who arrived after her and gave Fidelias a short look with a raised eyebrow, when he started banging his fists on the table, obviously very excited about the prospect of breakfast. She, however, refrained from commenting and waited until they were almost done with their breakfast, before she spoke up. "I am ready to leave whenever you wish." she shifted in her chair slightly, taking a quick glance at her things, already neatly packed and set to rest against the side of her chair.

Pushing her plate away from herself, she leaned back, setting to straighten one of her gloves as she waited.
Nyralim
 player, 19 posts
 Elf
 Caster
Thu 14 Aug 2014
at 05:54
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Nyralim stayed silent through whole breakfast, just subtly observing the others. He noted that all of them were in a very good health. As soon as they were done with their breakfast, and started talking about leaving, he calmly reached for his pack, slinging it over the shoulder, and then he took his traveling staff and looked questioningly, first at his traveling companions and then at the exit. It was his way of making it clear that he is ready to travel.
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 460 posts
Wed 27 Aug 2014
at 18:25
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    The group of would-be-adventurers finished their meal is silence. The strange vision from last night still played through their minds and a sense of foreboding clouded the otherwise cheery morning. The group excused themselves from the table and moved together through the inn's front door. The sounds of breakfasting people passed from hearing and was replaced with the hustle and bustle of the trade town's crowded streets. The group turned south-east towards the river and slowly weaved their way through town.

    Several miles into their journey, the group came upon a loading dock. Goods destined for Westvale, Westover, Theba and Tiro were loaded into marked float-worthy crates and casks and sent bobbing down the city's canal system and out onto the river. Small riverboats are moored along the edge of the clean-cut canal; they are large enough for two people to sit rather uncomfortably. Laborers mill about the waters edge busily preparing the daily shipments. A clambering noise echoes from behind you and a group of dark cloaked individuals can be seen filing into the narrow walk-way the group has just passed through. Ahead, the water rushes through a small arch just large enough for a riverboat to pass through one at a time. The pack of sinister looking individuals shuffles closer.
Nasukaya Hawke
 player, 57 posts
 Human
 Thief
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 19:46
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Keeping a casual pace with her companions, Nasukaya's steps barely made any sound as she walked, a nonchalant look on her face. Her cloak was draped over her, hiding all but the lower parts of her legs and her head, since the hood was down. Under the dark cloak, one of her hands rested on a small throwing knife, her thumb slowly passing over the hilt as if she did it unconsciously. She noticed the group following them long before they got close enough to create noticeable noise. If one was to draw conclusions from their behavior, she'd say that they intended to attack rather soon, though she was not overly worried. None of them seemed properly trained, as with that kind of sneaking, one would have to be deaf not to hear them.

Her face still a mask of general disinterest, the assassin barely blinked when she heard a shuffle of a foot behind them, as someone apparently tripped over something. Rolling her eyes, she muttered to herself: "... Bloody amateurs..." and then spoke in a low voice to the rest of the group. "You do realize that we are being followed?... Badly?"
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 482 posts
Fri 29 Aug 2014
at 20:30
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    The walk-way behind the group was beginning to seethe with the shuffling forms of dark cloaked bodies. Behind them others were cramming into the small space and the mass seemed to wobble forward with irregular and slightly erratic movements. The sheer number of bodies seemed to be multiplying and with every step forward another row of figures would slip into view. A sea of bodies now blocked the groups return path into the city.

    A few of the dock laborers took note of the new arrivals and looked past the small group at the bobbing heads that filled the walk-way; their faces went pale and they quickly retreated to the safety of the largest warehouse located on the far side of the canal. Within moments, the canal dock was devoid of anyone other than the group and their strange followers.
Eandro Leerstrom
 player, 105 posts
 Half-elf
 Bard
Sat 30 Aug 2014
at 14:47
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Eandro casually glanced around replying softly, "I think the word you were look was poorly. Though it seems that being inconspicuous was not their primary intent." Several courses of action go through his head as he considers the possibilities. In his mind the way forward is clear. In a loud voice he calls out one hand on his hip the other resting lightly on his sabre. "Gentlemen, I bet you are wondering why I have gathered you hear today... Well I always wanted to play a packed crowd at the docks. That being said would anyone care to hear a tune?" he pauses momentarily for a breath. "No? well then since you brought all your friends it is my duty to inform you that we have you right where we want you. As an act of mercy we will let anyone who disperses now go without any consequences. Those who stay and decide to cause trouble can take it up with our complaints department" He says indicating Fidelis and Nasukaya. Continuing he asks, "So unless someone wants to step forward for discussion I suggest you disperse and come back when you have maybe a bigger army."  His posture and stance shifts to a slightly more functional position.  His hand remains on the sabre but despite it remaining at his hip the implied threat is clear.
Nyralim
 player, 20 posts
 Elf
 Caster
Tue 2 Sep 2014
at 06:39
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Nyralim was, obviously, the only one who didn't notice they were being followed, distracted as he was by all the noise of the city. He was just thinking how glad he was to finally be able to get out of the city, when he heard Nasukaya and Eandro whispering about being followed. He whipped around to see the sea of dark-cloaked men slowly closing in on them and blocking the way back.

As Eandro stepped forward and tried to calm the situation, Nyralim thought that this situation was very odd. To him it seemed there were just to many dark-cloaked people approaching them. Also, their movement was definitely unusual. He noticed his companions getting ready to fight and he briefly wondered about their blood-thirst, their youth and inexperience, that it could blind them so much to the danger these numbers represented. Then, what would that make me?, he thought wryly as he felt some detached sort of curiosity at the approaching mass.

Nyralim glanced around and noted possible escape routes, before he took a deep breath, closed his eyes and summoned his magic. The response was immediate. He felt it swirling just within his reach, coming eagerly to his call. As usual, it was a feeling like the giant wave was trying to drown him and sweep him away. And, as always, he struggled with it, this time channeling the energy to his eyes in the simple spell he was very familiar with. A spell that allowed him to see the physical ails and hurts of others so that he could treat them better.

When Nyralim opened his eyes to look around himself again, barely a moment has passed since he closed them, but, to him, a subjective eternity has passed while he struggled to put the force of magic under his control.
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 488 posts
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 18:01
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    The group had reached the water's edge and behind them the strange dark cloaked bodies had continued to file into the loading dock. The strange forms shuffled closer and teetered into striking distance. Behind them, more and more appeared and it seemed there was no end to their numbers.

    Nyralim stood deathly quiet and gazed with immense focus upon the horde. An odd light escaped his eyes for a brief moment and then passed. His face was even more pale than normal, Nyralim was unsure of what he had just seen. He had attempted to probe the oncoming mob and had sensed... nothing. The only heart beats he could feel were from his fellow party members, and they were increasing at a rapid pace.

    Suddenly it happened, the front runners lunged awkwardly at the group. Sharp curved blades appeared in their hands and they closed the distance between themselves and the group in a single bound. Completely overwhelmed by the ferocity and sheer numbers the group is forced back to the very edge of the water. In the confusion of the initial attack, Fidelias is separated by the group and surrounded by a seething mass of black bodied figures.

    Each member of the group is now faced with three enemies. The figures swing their blades wildly and move with a strange gait. The actions of the enemy seem jerky, almost as if they are being controlled by some evil puppet master.

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:04, Wed 03 Sept 2014.

Nyralim
 player, 22 posts
 Elf
 Caster
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 21:04
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Nyralim lost a moment as he stood, rooted in place, staring at the mass, as it seemed to him, of dead bodies approaching. Just when he wanted to shout out a warning to his companions, the dark-cloaked figures bounded towards them, freezing his voice in his throat. As a few of them landed right in front of him he reacted instinctively, using his staff to clumsily block the first few strikes directed at him. He felt the force of the blows pushing him back, closer to the water's edge. Lucky for him that his opponents were not skilled with their weapons.

When he found his balance, a moment later, he looked around, ascertaining the position of his companions and shouted "Run! These things don't seem alive!" He took a defensive stance with his staff and looked around for the positions of others and the way out of their predicament, knowing full well that his staff-fighting skills left much to be desired and that he won't last too long if he keeps this up.
Nasukaya Hawke
 player, 58 posts
 Human
 Thief
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 21:28
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Huffing out a breath at Eandro's comment, Nasukaya kept her eyes on the approaching crowd, unblinkingly. They moved oddly. And then, there was the slight smell of death wafting from them. Her thin eyebrows drew closer together in thought and the elf's shout only confirmed her doubts.

"Not alive?" the assassin repeated, an unnerving hint of glee hidden in her voice. "Oh, goodie-goodie." she said, her lips stretching into a grin as she reached for her scimitars. She wouldn't have to waste her poisons on these. Dead was dead and it could not be poisoned. However, dead could always become deader and Nasukaya fully intended to put these walking dead men to the test. At the edge of her vision, she saw a few of them surround Fidelias and draw dangerously close to the elf, who, on the other hand, seemed less than happy to be facing these things.

Well, if she intended to help them at all, she first had to get rid of these three, blocking her way. Two sharp, curved blades glimmered slightly as they cut the air in a slow, fluent movement. Crouching slightly, letting her weight shift into a position ready to leap at the moment's notice, the assassin held still until she deemed the first one close enough. Ducking under one of the flailing blades and blocking another, the human switched her grip on the scimitars mid-air and went for their throats, fully intending to behead them.
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 496 posts
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 22:11
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    Nasukaya's scimitar's cut cleanly through the cloak of the staggering figure closest to her. The black cloth fell to the ground in a pile, the small curved blade clinked noisily on the hard stone ground. As soon as the first had fallen, three more figures replaced it. The next wave was faster and moved with more grace; they attacked in unison. The series of attacks that followed drove Nasukaya back. A flurry of blows striking from several angles prevented the assassin from taking the offensive or moving to her friends aid.

    Nyralim was nearly immediately overwhelmed, in his defensive stance he was able to prevent most immediate damage to himself but several of the attacks inflicted shallow wounds. He had one cut on his right leg and another on his left arm that began to ooze blood through his garments and slowed his actions.
Eandro Leerstrom
 player, 107 posts
 Half-elf
 Bard
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 03:00
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Eandro sighed, "not alive? Well that was a waste of air." He continues out loud, "I'd been practicing that quip and I wasted it on a bunch of brainless marionettes." As quick as blades appear his sabre is drawn, and he quickly parries and dodges the incoming blows from the shadow enemies. He sees Fidelis surrounded to one side, but the mass of shadows in that direction is too thick.  He jabs a few more times aiming for vital points. "So mistress darkness does your fan club have any specific weak points?" He glances around searching for one of the two person boats or maybe even enough for the entire group.  He searches his memory for any lore or stories regarding killing these kind of creatures.
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 504 posts
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 18:01
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    Eandro's quick jabs meet with no resistance as they easily penetrate the dark cloaks and pull back with no visible evidence of a successful strike. A quick glance about the dock for available boats reveals plenty of small craft loosely tethered to mooring points along the waters edge. The moment it took to look about cost Eandro; one of the figures noticed his brief lapse in focus and lunged forward. The figure collided headlong into Eandro and nearly sent him other the edge. Behind the strange apparition a sea of others surged forward and pressed the group closer and closer together. They were barely able to fend off the sheer numbers and were now shoulder to shoulder. Countless cloaks and daggers littered the ground in front of the valiant fighters but it was to no avail. For every cloak that fell, 3 more replaced it and they pressed onward with an inhuman persistence.

    A sharp cry broke the strange silence, the mass of dark cloaked figures that had surrounded Fidelias broke away and charged at the other members. In their wake, a bloody body lay motionless on the ground amidst a pile a black cloth. A few feet away, the tell-tale purple hair of Fidelias bespoke of tragedy and a horridly irreversible fate. The valiant young man had been beheaded, but not before he had cut down countless of the shadowy assassins. The enemies line, bolstered by the new arrivals, had the group in a most perilous situation. Unable to falter in their defenses lest they end up like Fidelias, the group's outlook had become dire.
Kogan Steelbender
 player, 14 posts
 Dwarf
 Fighter
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 20:33
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
A whistling was heard as a crudely designed but perfectly effective handaxe sailed through the air, lodging itself firmly within the skull of one of the black cloaked men.  It was followed shortly by an unintelligible almost guttural shout as a fully armored dwarf with a red beard half as long as he was tall, leapt from the shadows into the growing crowd of black cloaked men smashing the one nearest him with his warhammer.  “GIT YE ARSES TAH THA BOHTS!!” Kogan shouted fiercely to the companions, his hammer smashing into the knees of another black cloak bringing it down.  He gave them only a brief glance, before resuming his personal war against these monstrosities.

Pulling the firmly lodged handaxe free, Kogan swept in a low arc with the warhammer, connecting solidly with all the men in its path.  He followed it up with a chop from the handaxe, and a kick from his plated foot.  As Kogan moved, the spirit of fighting rose within him once again, like a breath from the purest of air, shaking off the rust of inactivity.  As Kogan fought, his movements became more and more fluid. His reflexes sharper and all at once it seemed Kogan had become a veritable wall of death that stood between the companions and the flood of black cloaked men.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:42, Thu 04 Sept 2014.

Nyralim
 player, 23 posts
 Elf
 Caster
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 19:28
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Nyralim simply didn't have enough time to look around as his attackers pushed on. He did manage to spot a few boats in the water near them, but it cost him a slight gash on his arm, which, in turn, immediately slowed his reactions. A wound to his leg followed barely a moment later when he looked in the direction of his companions. As he felt the blood slowly seeping out of his wounds, he finally decided it was nigh time to learn his lesson and kept his eyes on the figures in front of him, doing his best to keep himself alive.

After a subjective eternity of parrying, dodging and sometimes even striking back with his staff, his movements getting more sluggish by the moment, thanks to his wounds, the dwarf's voice came like a shock to Nyralim, jarring him from his stupor. In the brief moment of respite the dwarf made for them, Nyralim made a jump for the nearest boat, gnashing his teeth against the pain of the wounds and the death he was unable to prevent.
Eandro Leerstrom
 player, 108 posts
 Half-elf
 Bard
Sat 6 Sep 2014
at 19:01
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Eandro gracefully leaps from the dockside into a boat and away from the deadly cloak and dagger creatures, the craft rocking gently beneath his feet is no problem for the man.  He cuts one of the mooring ropes causing the end to start to drift away from the edge. "Healer you and the spinning metal death trap take a boat, and then the queen of darkness can join me over here.  That should give us the best distribution of offensive capabilities.  So this has started nothing like the quests of lore. No trumpets or fanfares, or a celebration." He sighs in lament of the lack of send off while casually fending off the cloaks from arms reach on the boat.
Nasukaya Hawke
 player, 62 posts
 Human
 Thief
Sun 7 Sep 2014
at 12:50
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
The cut off scream and the unmistakable sound of the tearing flesh told the assassin exactly what happened to the purple haired youth, without the need for Nasukaya to look over there. She did not dwell on it for long. The way she saw it; the dead did not particularly care if the living mourned them or not. It did not make them any less dead.

Catching Eandro's question, as another dark cloak fell on the ground after her blade had gone through it, she sidestepped and avoided another go at her, sending another pile of cloth cascading down after the first one. "Nothing that I would especially point out, no." she responded to his question about weaknesses. "Is it just me, or are they multiplying?" she growled, one foot rising and clamping down on the edge of another cloak, the momentum pulling the creature forward and straight on her scimitar.
"I would, however, suggest a tactical retreat." she said a bit louder, realizing the complete pointlessness of the situation. They were getting nowhere fast with this pace.

She almost paused when a throwing axe whistled somewhere near her and successfully dispatched one of the incoming opponents. One thin eyebrow raised, she cast a quick glance towards what looked like a heavily armored, bearded half-pint, tearing into the crowd with a war hammer. Where in the seven hells had he jumped out from?
At the harsh words being yelled by the dwarf, the assassin held back a smirk. "See?" she yelled to Eandro and swung both of her blades forward in a crossing motion, ripping another cloak in several pieces.

Slowly starting to backpedal towards the boats, the assassin waited until she heard two distinctive thumps of feet on the wooden boards, before she easily slipped away from the clumsy movements of the creatures, taking a running jump and tossing her bag into the boat, before she herself made a skidding landing. Eyes still trained on the armored dwarf, the assassin suddenly realized what had been bugging her since the fight began and she hissed out a crude curse: "Oh, gods damn it all! Fidelias had the stone!!" She barely finished the sentence before she was already jumping back to the shore, this time not weighted by her gear and started to clear her way to the beheaded body of the fallen warrior.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:05, Mon 08 Sept 2014.

Eandro Leerstrom
 player, 110 posts
 Half-elf
 Bard
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 15:53
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
"Great..." mutters Eandro,the boat is still tied on one end.  He deposits his travel gear into the boat near Nasukaya's and leaps back onto shore sabre in hand.  He lands with a flurry of rapid, and blindingly accurate slashes, thrusts, and steps moving up behind Nasukaya. "I've got them, quickly now!!" he exclaims as he helps clear the area around the corpse that had been Fidelis. With a small area cleared he is able to better use his abilities.  His thrusts, parries, and slashes get more fluid as his focus increases.  His steps are graceful much like those of a dancer or a circus performer on the high wire. Using his cloak he confuses, and hinders the blades of the shadow men he is fighting. This is what he lives for. A damsel in distress, well somewhat.
Kogan Steelbender
 player, 17 posts
 Dwarf
 Fighter
Tue 9 Sep 2014
at 17:12
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Kogan fought with incredible tenacity.  But even the might of a Dwarf could not last forever.  Sparing a glance at the companions cost him, as one of the black cloaked men managed to slash his dagger across Kogan's face, gashing open the bridge of his nose.  He grunted and slammed the warhammer down on the man's shoulder, the sound of bones crunching as it connected.

The sparing glance gained him some insight as to how the companions were faring.  The woman and the fencer had moved towards their fallen comrade.  Kogan personally did not grieve for the man, but did respect that he went out with a soldier's death, sword in hand, fighting to the last.  Forced to shout above the fighting, Kogan bellowed, a mixture of spit and blood covering the cloaked men. "GIT MOVIN'"

As the swarm of black cloaked men grew, Kogan was forced back closer to the boats.  It was only a matter of time before he would have to retreat himself.
TheDudeAbides
 GM, 516 posts
Wed 10 Sep 2014
at 20:11
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
    Eandro's aggressive attacks grant Nasukaya the brief moment it takes her to come upon the broken body of Fidelias. The stone had fallen out of his pack in the flurry of combat. She quickly sweeps the object of power up in one hand while delivering deadly swipes with the other. Both Eandro and Nasukaya slowly back up to the water and leap to the safety of the nearest boat. Nyralim is now safely in the boat immediately in front of Eandro and Nasukaya and quickly removes the mooring lines following the others initiative; the boats begin to slowly slip away from the peer. Kogan is slowly beginning to be driven back by the oncoming horde and with a fierce swing of his axe clears the enemy for a quick moment. With a grunt Kogan whirls about and rather clumsily crashes into the boat along with Nyralim. The boat rocks back and forth ridiculously but stables itself and is quickly caught by the current.

    Along the water's edge, the horde of dark cloaked figures stand deathly still. The small procession of adventurers quickly disappear beyond the wall and out onto the fast flowing river. The morning is bright and the air is fresh, the group find themselves moving at a very decent pace southward down the river. At the current pace, the group will Tiro in the next four days. However, the boats are not nearly large enough for the group to sleep in and a distinct lack of food necessitates the group landing the boats and gathering some along the journey.

    The day passes quickly and the sun slowly begins to set, the party has traveled roughly 100 miles and is nearing the first fork in the river; the east fork will take them past Westvale and onwards to Tiro, and the west fork will take them to Westover and onwards to Theba.


2nd day of the 2nd month: 9:00 PM.

Nyralim
 player, 25 posts
 Elf
 Caster
Fri 19 Sep 2014
at 07:18
Re: Vayas - Gate to the Red Groves
Though Nyralim was shaken by the attack and, even more so, its consequences, he went through all the motions of their escape mechanically, feeling quite drained mentally, not really thinking about what he was doing. He noted absentmindedly that Nasukaya and Eandro had just a few bruises and scrapes and no serious injuries. In contrast to them, the unnamed dwarf currently sharing a boat with him had much more injuries. Nothing strange, actually, if you take into account him taking the brunt of the assault for the group. Nyralim's own wounds were already healed, as that was the first thing he did when he stepped on the boat and the others were occupied with getting the stone.

As the sun began to set he roused himself out of his stupor and took a quick assessment of their situation once again. For the first time he took in their surroundings and made note of their position. Realizing that they were nearing the fork, he raised his voice, so as to be heard by Eandro and Nasukaya in the other boat "Everyone, I believe we should dock somewhere at the shore before we approach the fork and use the opportunity to discuss further course of action. Also, I would like to use the opportunity to treat your wounds."