Monday, May 23, 2011

Lucy the Corgi

The orcs were stomping through the woods, heading directly for the village. With so many out to help with harvest it was an easy target. Lucy, defender of the realm, would not stand for it. They were still about an hour from the village, moving slow as orcs are wont to do even in times of war. Lucy paralleled their track, making her way to the head of the column. There were about 4 dozen of them, and the head of the party was decked out with some extremely overdone armor. He was the target.

She got ahead of the column, close to the path, and waited for them to catch up. Soon enough the head of the column was in sight. The target was not right in front - she would have to deal with the guards. As they came parallel to her, Lucy shot, and both were on the ground before they could even cry out. The next pair of guards did have a chance to cry out, but it did them no good.

The orc chief rose before her. His armor was layered with trophies of his previous victories. Bones, hair, jewels, and even ears dangled off of him. Lucy's focus was on his cruel spear, held at the ready.

Lucy's ears folded back, her lip curled, and she charged at him. The blade of his spear came close, but she dodged it as she moved under his guard, jumped up onto him, and with one perfectly timed bite, ripped out his throat. She rode his body to the ground.

The orcs stood frozen at the sight of their chief so easily brought low. With a single bark, they turned and ran. The village was safe today. Lucy followed the orcs, ensuring the village would be safe tomorrow.

Lucymonster the Terrible - Corgi Level 4
Lawful      XP: 9,550 (+10% bonus to all earned XP)

Str 14      +1 to attack & damage
Int 13       Read + Speak Common, Canine
Wis 9
Dex 16     +2 to AC
Con 9
Cha 13     +1 to reaction rolls (“so pretty!”)

HP: 14
AC: 5 (base 7 + Dex bonus)
Attack: 1 bite or slam
Damage 1d6+1

Today is Lucy's 5th birthday, and in honor of that I offer this post. If she could be, Lucy would be a paladin, and one of the unforgiving type. Lucy is absolutely convinced that she is right 100% of the time. She's willing to listen to your argument, she'll consider it, and then she'll reject it! She is more reserved around strangers than her sister, and more suspicious, yet she shares the same curiosity.

Happy Birthday Lucy!


  1. Corgis are always right. I used to have a corgi named Guenivere that was absolutely the queen of all she surveyed. She was the best dog I ever had. Her puppy, Max, is my avatar.

    Hail Queen Lucy!

  2. She really is awesome!