After Pitsi’s fireball, the battle is fierce. The members of the Brotherhood who have accompanied us have difficulties dropping the last of the Lizardmen who attacked us from the rear. Soolin joins the battle in the front, but drops twice. Pitsidiri does what she can to keep Sulin on her feet, using all of her Healing spells. Ooen drops his spear AGAIN, as though the shaft were greased.
Orion cuts through two of the lizardmen before his end of the line collapses and they are able to surround him from various sides. The Brotherhood starts dropping, and Pitsi manages to stabilize them as they fall. After several attacks, the Hunter falls. Ooen abandons the spear and moves in to stabilize him, successfully. Eventually he is able to cast a cure wounds on the enormous fighter, but his gain in health is meager compared to the punishment he’s taking.
Fagin jumps off the side of the bridge. Shimmying around one of the attackers, he’s able to regain the bridge behind his intended target and drops him from behind. Orion is overwhelmed by the foes around him and falls a second time. The Hunter has taken too much damage and is returned to the earth. We will mourn his passing later, when we have survived this attack.
The tide of the battle turns. The party rallies behind Orion’s death. Soolin takes out one of the remaining lizardmen. Coggen falls after swinging his sword wildly at his opponents. Ooen finally regains his spear and finally relieves one of the lizardmen of its miserable life. Once there are only two lizardmen left, they leap from the bridge. Tarquin runs to the edge of the bridge to try to get one more arrow in them, but they never resurface.
Both the party and the Brotherhood have lost a member in this fight. We agree to take our dead to the nearest village at the earliest, to preserve their bodies for a resurrection. In the meantime, we heal whoever we can and remove our dead and wounded from the bridge to make camp.
At camp, Coggen takes a drink from Sulin’s chalice, and his health improves. In the morning, we heal everyone who can be healed to get them on their feet. We return to the nearest village to make preparations for our fallen.