Hobgoblins and Guardian
Slightly meaner and stronger than their cousins the Goblins, the Hobgoblins are another type of random enemies featured in Soul Raiders!
While Goblins are here to prevent you from attacking the bigger baddies, the Hobgoblins use their Guardian ability to stop you from escaping them…
As long as an enemy with Guardian is engaging one Hero, this Hero will not be able to leave the current Location.
If you want to flee, you have to defeat all enemies with this Ability first. The Hobgoblins’ Combat Value of 3 is not very impressive — although higher than a pesky goblin— but this Ability can mess up your plans very fast… Especially when combined with other enemies and abilities. If creatures with Priority Target are also engaging you, there is no more walking away from a horde of minions: will need to slay all of them before being able to leave.
Besides defeating them, the only way to escape Guardians is a well-timed use of your magic. Some spells prevent your opponents from using their abilities, and Invisibility grants the Elusive faculty, which allows you to evade any creature, even Guardians.
Any enemy that has a capacity to restrain you in some way, whether by equipment, physical prowess, or other exotic means, can have the Guardian ability… Like this VERY skilled weaponmaster, who will not let you run away!
Art by Mark Tarrisse