Legion of Liberty Session 8
The British attack on Sullivan’s Island saw brave action by both Francis and Jacoby, both aiding General Charles Lee in repulsing the British attack. With Charleston temporarily safe, the Legion reported to Washington at Valley Forge. Unfortunately, the fighting against British forces had not gone well for the colonists over the last few months, and morale had become desperately low. Enlistments were down and desertion rampant. Washington needed a victory to restore the morale of the Continental Army, and he conceived of a bold plan to strike the Hessian cavalry garrisoning Trenton. Washington would cross the Delaware by night on Christmas and take the Hessians unawares with an enveloping attack.
To ensure the crossing’s success, Washington orders the Legion to scout and secure the landing site. Suzanna transforms into a beaver and determines that a small force of Hessians is camped near the landing. With this intelligence, the team determines a plan of attack. Suzanna sneaks up to the picketed horses and shifts into a wolf, spooking and scattering them. Francis, Jacoby, and John’s stone guardian engage with the Hessians, while Godot uses his newly acquired powers of confusion to sow chaos in the Hessian ranks. Several Hessians fall quickly to Jacoby’s claws and Francis’s energy axe, but one breaks and runs. Suzanna pursues in wolf form and the others quickly follow, chasing the lone survivor through the woods. As he pursues at super speed, Francis hops onto a fallen tree, takes aim, and shoots the last Hessian with his pistol, ensuring Washington’s safe crossing.
Initially, Washington’s attack goes well, but a lucky shot from the Hessian side takes down Washington himself and the Continentals break and run. Washington is taken captive, and the cause of liberty is in grave danger…
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