So we get another contract. We're to raid a large city where refuges have been fleeing from the Empire. If possible, we are to take prisoners and deliver them to the Empire capital city. I hire some lower level mercenaries, about four hundred, and we march to the city. Along the way, the GM describes our surroundings changing, the land turning to desert, all life killed by the Empire. Occasionally, we pass a broken convoy, mummified bodies telling the tale of refuges dying in the desert, with no way of making it to safety, and nowhere else to go. I raid some supplies from the decaying wagons. As we get closer to the city, we start encountering groups of people, some human, some elven, some other things, all fleeing. The rest of the party ignores them, but my unit, moving slightly behind the party to pick up the rear, kills every group we pass, without the other party members noticing. Finally, we come to the city. Everyone is conflicted about this mission, most of the previous targets were only military. Civilians were something they never wanted to encounter. Well, I did, but the others didn't.
So from a vantage point on a cliff, we can see ships leaving by the dozens, and more people coming in by the hundreds. I tell the party that my unit will attack from the west, to distract them, while they attack from the east. They agree, and we set off. I cast a few spells, buff up my unit, and with a bunch of great move silently checks I get close to the city without anyone noticing. My mercenaries, disguised as refuges, go right through the gates, and I scale the walls. Up top, I stealthily kill all the guards, and then close the gates. Then I move onto the next set of gates, and do the same. And again.