Brown Borgradoc walked brazenly, yet almost casually, his watery eyes making out the new marks and potential adversaries. He could spy three from this distance. An armored knight (oyster) beside a snow-white mount (dinner), a short, wiry man or maybe half-elf (inconsequential), and a woman (woman!) with strange, silver hair, which could be seen from beneath clumps of wet, brown mud. None of the three looked to be wizards to the Verbeeg leader, and for this he was thankful.
Having bypassed the last remaining hill, between his group and the soon-to-be unfortunate travelers, the four verbeeg now came fully into view.
Sixty to seventy feet ahead the three travelers were, at the base of a large hill, which looked to the Verbeeg as if it had recently "collapsed" due to the incessant rains. The mud would be the least of their problems this day, Borgradoc thought and smiled.
"I am Brown Borgradoc" the mighty verbeeg anounced suddenly in a brash, baritone, which easily reached the ears of the adventurers-upon-return.
"All your thing are belong to us!" chimed in Yoord in harsh common, proud of himself for a moment, until Brown Borgradoc silenced him with a quick slap.
"You are travelling through my domain", continued Borgradoc, "And if you do not wish to die a slow and painful death, you will lay out your arms, step lively closer, and shed yourselves of all valuable belongings."
Talia stared at the giant. Were these ogres? There were four of them. Two armed with spears, one, a disturbed fellow to be sure, was on all fours, wearing an iron collar, attached to a thick leather leash, which was held by the obvious leader. This so-called, Brown Borgradoc.
<OOC> You can either chat, or if you like, we can roll initiative
. The four verbeeg are sixty feet away from you. They do not as of yet, spy Vorodon and Kasin. If you choose to roll initaive, I already rolled, and all you dextrous peoples won!</OOC>
<OOC> Siren, made some homebrew rolls. Your weapon is successfully made. Attack rolls using the bow however, will be difficult at best.</OOC>
<OOC> CM, well, you could try to sneak up behind them, but as per your question, the terrain indeed is not suitable for undetected approach.</OOC
<OOC>Vorodon and Kasin /can/ of course hear Borgradoc's shout, from were they are, a mere hundred feet away, but behind a small hillock.</OOC>