They opened fire upon us. Allie was shot four times but the rest of us avoided any wounds and my direwolves interposed themselves to attack. They wounded several of the pale creatures attacking us.
Alice offered to make us all invisible but almost no one was near enough her to take advantage. I tried to shoot a Burn of the Sun but they resisted my magic though were still wounded. Arthur confused the person with the staff who seemed to be their leader. Gerald shot at them and wounded one that the wolves had already attacked, killing the opponent. Then attacking and wounding two others.
One of the people casts against Violet, and Gerald used his skills to attempt to ward us against further attacks but Allie takes a wound and is incapacitated. Violet attacks one that Gerald had already attacked and incabacitated him. She then shouted that tehre was a giant animal like a wolf or a bear in the forest approaching us. Gerald gathers that the beasts that are attacking us are some form of Fae undead.
Alice steps up to Allie and they both become invisible. But a spray of colors flies off of one of the mythic birds which illuminated their outline keeping them from being truely invisible.
A spell was targeted at Gerald, Violet, and Arthur but only Gerald was affected and he became his true size.
The direwolves attack the illkin again and then Alice, invisible but coated in a film of colored glass, steps in front of the unconscious Allie and uses the Quickener on the Fae beast that is about to be upon her. The blade glows a bright blue as it is in the presence of an undead creature but it does not immediately vanquish it as they are not mindless beasts.
The illkin that I had shot previously turned and shot Bella, lightly wounding her.
I attacked the beast nearest Alice doing some not insignificant damage while Bledig, my wolf familiar, attacked the man I had shot earlier.
Bella attacked the same creature that I did and did some additional damage.
Arthur confused one of the ancient creatures and ordered Archimedes to attack one of the mythic birds delivering a heavy wound.
Casting ward against Fae creatures on himself, Gerald then protects himself against the Ill-kin. I know that they are creatures of cold and that a fire ward would be effective against them.
The Ill-kin were able to throw off the confusion Arthur had put upon them. The one with the staff then attacks Archimedes with his poison doing some damage. The other attacks me with the same spores of the Nandam sap but it fails to affect me.
Violet shoots one of the beasts and wounds it heavily. Several of the Ill-kin are tied up with the direwolves still allowing us to focus on the attacks of the ancient beasts.
One of the beasts attempts to attack Gerald but it is unable to do so and instead encircles it. Another attacks Violet but it is ineffective except for a bruise and a bit of a limp.
Alice, Allie, and Gerald were dispelled by one of the birds but it was fairly ineffictive. The other attacks Archimedes but he is able to avoid any damage.
My wolves then attack one of the ancient beasts, harrying it and keeping it off the road.
Alice then shoots at the bird that had been annoying her but did not connect with it.
One of the Ill-kin attacked Bledig dealing a great deal of damage. He begins to make his way to me so that I can heal him. Meanwhile I head in his general direction while shooting at the great beast that I have been focused on and incapacitating it.
Bella dealt a heavy wound on one of the Ill-kin.
Arthur caused one of the Ill-kin, the one who I had first shot and then who wounded Bledig, to fall asleep.
Moving to Violet, Gerald protects her with a powerful Fae ward.
One of the direwolves takes a few wounds.
Alice is shot by one of the Ill-kin but it does not penetrate her armor.
Violet stabbed the beast before her and reloaded her gun.
The birds tried to attack but were not effective in their wounded states.
Then my direwolves drag down the second of the beasts. Alice shoots at one of the birds with Allie’s musket but it misses by a handsbreadth.
I call to the birds, promising that I will heal them if they come to me and then turn my magic to Beldig so that he will heal faster.
A flurry of shots are exchanged and each person or creature is locked into a combat of one form or another.
The birds do not come to me but they do fly away and as they do the beasts crumble into piles of dust and bone and leaving the land more dull and cold.
The remaining Ill-kin melt into the snow leaving only shadows in the snow and we collect our injured, the remains of the fallen are converted to Vis.
The barbed arrows are carefully removed by Violet. I put down a few of the severely injured direwolves, sending the others out to scout and guard and return to the horses. Alice senses Vis and collects their hair of Ignem Vis and determines that the bows of the Ill-kin contain Herbam Vis.
+7 Ignem, +7 Herbam, +8 Animal