After the entertaining side trip for the rod with the occupied Gem the Orcs attacked from the outlands. First, a sphere fell from the sky with a gutteral thump that everyone in the city felt in their chests. The Magic Users didn’t feel it in their chests though… they felt it in their minds. The clerics also lost their spells.
Once the sphere landed in the city an arrow was shot from somewhere and this seemed to cause fires to spring up in a line into the west.
The first wave began scaling the walls shortly thereafter. The attack was intense and sudden. A tactic to tie the attackers’ arms to the ladders seemed to turn the tide and the overwhelming hoard left the walls to camp out of range.