OGRE BEATS DWARF; BOWMAN BEATS OGRE!
RESCUING THE RESCUERS
Greetings, most honored reader, to another exciting installment of the Terrific Trio!
Hee-Haw! “Would’ya look at that old man go!!” indeed! Salvation often comes in the most unlikely of forms, and in this case for our intrepid heroes, out from the acrid depths of the nursing home comes the nearly proverbial cavalry in the form of G.A., the living legend Grey Archer.
The kids are understandably excited to see the old archer (after all, he just pulled their carcasses out of the fire). After all, if you knew you had someone firing three to five near-three-feet-long shafts a minute with bull’s eye accuracy using a bow with over 100 lbs draw weight force, you would be happy to have him backing you up too.
Here, to the rescue, is one of the greatest archers of his era (and, as I recounted HERE, for a time—THE best!). To understand the power of an archer on this planet, however, one should remember that having an archer was like having someone with an artillery piece behind you, firing down field. Further, if that archer was an excellent shot as well as fast—as the Grey Archer inarguably was (even at this advanced age)—then one begins to understand that having such a force was analogous to having a machine gunner who was also a sniper on your side.
The board is set: the Trio and their archer friend along with the Thinker and his New Magic get ready to make their move against the vampires and their minions. Who will checkmate whom? Please tune in next week, most honored reader, to find out.
With Cognescentii blessings,
~ The Traveller