Okay guys, just like in Derek's previous post, the following is delivered by Braddoc (the surly, unpleasant, pigheaded dwarf) from his point of view. I'm also ret-conning this a bit to make it fall into a more sensible spot in the story line. Assume my character said this during the most inconvenient and awkward moment possible during the boat ride out to our current location:
If we are to succeed, we have to be able to work together as a team, like soldiers, not a bunch of self-centered heroes. We need to identify the vital gound for each battle. This will determine our success or failure. Sometimes the vital ground is a person or item! We absolutely failed in this when you all rushed ahead to the kobolds instead of helping to defend poor illien (or whatever his name was, no summary has been posted *ahem* so I don't recall his exact name, you all know who I mean!). We had what they wanted, so they would have come to us. Your failure to do this cost a man his life. A leader's job is to make sure this happens and to the adjust the plan as necessary. Leadership doesn't stop when we say go.
Additionally, we all need to know how to fight WITH one another. Any engagement we have should revolve around me. As the toughest SOB in this group of slag, I should be the center of attention of whomever we are fighting. I will move around only to keep their attention, or to gain the attention of any additional opponents. ONLY if there are too many for me to handle should anyone else attempt this, that include the self-righteous and judgemental
And damn it, Jonathan, I like you, but your job is to KEEP ME ALIVE long enough so that they kill or capture whatever we're engaging. And you guys need to do whatever it takes to take out the highest priority enemies, together and fast, before we lose any more innocent people, or the gods forbid, one of us.
If we don't start acting like a team we will all die as heroes.