Time: 11th of Tunara, 6:47 PM, in year 1317 of the Era of Peace.
Location: Just south of Doma Capitol, less than half a mile away from the city limits.
A rampaging monster has been tearing its way across the landscape to the south. Anticipating a collision course with the city, the King of Doma has ordered an enormous military detachment to fortify and barricade the area so as to prevent the creature from ravaging his kingdom.
All of his efforts have failed.
The monster has totally obliterated all of the walls, siege machines, and soldiers that have been sent to stop it. It has eaten chocobo bearing their riders in a single gulp. It has charged over entire divisions, pressing three men into the ground with a single stomp of his foot. And now it has nearly reached the city. There is no time to delay.
A party of brave heroes, willing to make one last stand at the south side of the city, have assembled themselves to try to save the entire population--or at least buy them some time to escape.
(This is the formation
of heroes that will stand against the Tarrasque. And this is the whole battlefield
as seen from above. There's a good bit of space between you and the enemy, as you can see.
Kamos is flying. Kelne has had time to enchant his own weapon with an Antipode spell (he did it yesterday, so no cost to him today). Taiar is EATING YOUR EMOTIONS. If anyone else has any pre-combat buffs they want to cast, they can do so and it is assumed that they cast them before the map is the way it is.
Kelne has brought six minions with ballistae with him. On Kelne's turn, he may command the minions, but Kelne's player may not directly control their actions. Each ballista, once fired, takes a whole turn's action to reload. It takes two people to properly operate a ballista; the time to reload is doubled otherwise.
I am using a Wiki page
to keep track of people's current status and also the initiative order. The tarrasque is not on the order yet because you don't get to know where it acts. The minions are after all of the PCs. Please go to the Wiki page and make sure your status is up to date after each turn so that I don't have to keep track of everone's MP/TP by myself.
The first player to move is Jeridan. Let's get it on!)