During the first sessions various battles were fought, a few comrades died, and new comrades were discovered by the Hojus army strike team (the player group). Through a bizarre series of events caused by: misunderstandings, being at the right place at the right time (accidentally), and the misfortune of comrades; the strike team was formed and entrusted with high-value orders that others simply couldn’t pull off. These orders were often delivered on sealed parchment bearing the red wax seal of the ruling council of Archmages.
In the first session the strike team was launched out of catapults with a single charge wand of feather fall. Their mission was to neutralize the enemy golem control rod holders and if possible, capture golems to use. And so a the Captain, a Psion, Swashbuckler, Bard two Fighters were launched with surprising accuracy over the vast battlefield and slowly descended upon the enemy. Due to this clever tactic the battle was quickly won, and the squad captured a control rod. During the fight they managed to route or kill several other squads, capture a catapult and kill off a much tougher golem control rod officer. In the process the bard was slain by a mighty ogre. Without even taking a moment to mourn her, the party looted her corpse for anything valuable.
After being reunited with their Captain, and now being in control of two captured golems, the squad managed to spot through the smoke and chaos of the battle the enemy commander on a far hill to the north. The squad decided to rush the enemy commander and in the process managed to force a full retreat of the enemy force.
The squad then regrouped back at Tor’s Hold and was given a full nights rest. In the morning they were given new orders to find Sergeant Reeves and his squad in the ruined wartorn city of Scion to the north.