Naeric, priest of Sarenrae, was roused from his meditation by screams and the sound of battle. He donned his gear and headed to the front door of the temple. As he approached the entrance, there were throngs of sobbing and wounded townsfolk crowded inside. He exited, and was shocked to see a scene of carnage from the steps of the front door of the temple.
The town square was empty, except for Father Zantus and a handful of acolytes that were tending to some fallen townsfolk. Booths were knocked over and tents were burning. As he looked and saw the bodies of some goblins, he heard some commotion to his left as from the direction of High Street, a slow moving group of elderly and children came towards the temple, followed by a couple of dog-slicer wielding goblins and a Warchanter. “Goblins bite and goblins chew, goblins will make you our food!”
Naeric moved quickly but calmly towards the Warchanter, silently praying to Sarenae and gathering an aura of brightlight around him, causing the goblins to slip and stumble. This gave the acolytes time to get to the refugees and in front of the goblins, who started hacking at them instead of the fleeing townsfolk.
As Naeric and the Warchanter engaged in melee, the rest of the heroes were catching their breath after stopping the burning cart from starting an inferno. They saw a large group of goblins running towards the temple square, and gave chase. The goblins entered the town square, attacking the acolytes and the heroes, and setting fire to tents and a stray cat. The refugee children, seeing this, started to cry in fear. The heroes quickly joined Naeric in the melee, and through their combined efforts, the Warchanter was brained by Naeric’s mace. Once the song stopped, the rest of the goblins fled and many were cut down while doing so.
A lean and muscular goblin ranger on a hairless, slithering dog-like creature broke off from the group and Tuk Thor gave chase. The goblin ranger rode up to some horses which were tied to a post, and whinnying in fear, and started hacking at them. Tuk Thor finally caught up to the champion but not in time to save the horses from being brutalized. As Tuk Thor swung his axe, the champion dodged and struck Tuk Thor, causing him to fall and strike his head.
The town bells were ringing at this point, and the militia was being called into service. The heroes could not hear any battle for the time being. James Bacca notice that Tuk Thor was missing, went to find him, with Naeric’s help. They came upon Tuk Thor being stablized by some town guards. They returned to the temple square to meet with other heroes, and were met by Mayor Deverin, Sheriff Belerin, and Father Zantus, who all thanked them greatly for their help in defending Sandpoint. This had been an unprecedented attack, and there was no known reason that goblins would attack in such a brazen manner.