The Defenders, Vol. 2, Issue 7 - Welcome to the Jungle!

The fray is immediately joined by Henry and Kurt as they teleport over to the White King's airship, pressing the attack against the Reaver crewmen aboard. They are met with resistance from a handful of Reavers on deck and Arnold, who exits from the cabin at the sound of battle. The Lyrandar crew aboard raise their hands to show they will not participate in combat.

Meanwhile, Bennet takes command of an arcane ballista and fires upon the White King's airship, scoring a hit square to the binding strut, in hopes of unleashing the elemental bound to the ship upon the enemy. At this, the Lyrandar crew of Pierce's ship begin struggling to take the magical guidewheel from its mount, to preserve at least one piece of the airship, should it fall.

Other Reavers can be seen on the ground, but the group holds until the airship conflict is resolved. Other crew fire upon the enemy ship and Bennet manages to bust the elemental binding ring, releasing a towering column of living fire at least three times the size of a man.

Arnold, the Lyrandar, Henry, and Kurt all make their way off the falling vessel and the rest of the heroes take the fight to the ground, engaging the Reavers - who appear to be packing up and evacuating the ruins - there.

Kitty sneaks up and causes a little disruption as Jean whips the wind in the area in a telekinetic frenzy, pushing the defenders down, allowing Henry, Kurt, and Bennet to bring force to the primary threats among the Reavers - Reese, Cole, and Macon - while the rest of the Reavers flee into the temple that seems to have been their base of operations here in Q'barra.

Arnold, who had previously fled into the jungle after featherfalling out of the crashing airship, circles back around and engages the party again, falling quickly to the heroes, who had gained an upper hand early in the fight on the ruins.

Catching their breath in the aftermath of the skirmish with some of the Reaver's most powerful members, the group takes stock of what is contained in the crates that the elves had been moving and find what appears to be pieces of warforged. Here, we left off while the rest of the team make it from the airship to join up.

Next issue, one aboard the ship finds great responsibility in joining the group.

Cast of Characters
Jean Grey, Elan Psion (Kineticist) 6|Wilder 6  - Angela
Bennet du Paris [Exodus], Human Psion (Nomad) 6|Spellthief 5/Cerebrex 1 -Taylor
Henry [Beast], Artificer 5|Anthropomorphic Ape 2/Monk 3 - Paul
Kurt Wagner [Nightcrawler], Rogue 3/Fighter 2|Totemist 2/Wizard 3 - David
Kitty Pryde [Shadowcat], Wizard 5|Ninja 5 - Sam

Edit: I had mistakenly put Skullcrusher in this session report. He has not made another appearance since Fairhaven!

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