In the grim cyberpunk world of the 22nd century real life sucks. So people use neural nano-interfaces to escape to the vibrant fantasy worlds of DMMO-RPGs. For years the most popular of these was YGGDRASIL, but it slowly lost momentum and by 2138 is being shut down. Three friends log in to face the last minutes of the game together, completely unaware of what will happen after it ends.
A quick "No problem," and then a moment to orient herself before she's casting - Winds of Vengeance is ninth tier, but lasts twenty minutes and is worth it until backup arrives, and her fly speed with that's double her usual speed. She rises into the air, wind whipping around her, and a half second's thought activates Cheetah's Sprint, increasing that speed by another ten times. (Two hundred feet per second is probably cheating somehow but damn if it isn't fun). She darts towards the next cluster, activating Storm Bolts whenever there's more than ten enemies within a thirty foot radius of her (eighth tier so it's mana intensive, but does that same average seventy damage in a thirty foot burst, allowing her to target up to everyone within range and her skill's pretty damn high, so), Shocking Grasp if someone's off on their own.
And some very exasperated cavalry arrives, army in tow.
Kuchinawa takes up his usual roll of buffs and healing.
The knights all die in one hit. The magic casters the Hanzos saw haven't made an appearance. The villagers seem as scared of their rescuers as they were of the knights.
The focus is on repelling the invaders and keeping his own group healed, but Kuchinawa does heal injured villagers when he sees them, and tries to speak reassuringly when directing people into safer areas.
His own group receives literally no injuries. These knights are kinda completely pathetic. This gives him plenty of time to heal villagers. Several of them look like they are going to just run, before they see the horse archers. The seem to only follow orders and except healing out of terror. They say things like "Run a Naga.", "AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH.", "If only Gazef were here." and "Please don't eat my baby." Their words continue to be perfectly understandable and not match their mouth flaps.
Takeko starts doing sweeps for the missing magic users while her team secures the village.
Instead she find a second group of warriors, in completely different uniforms riding full speed at the village from the opposite direction as the castle. If she keeps looking she will also find the magic casters hiding out in the wasteland between villages, and several already destroyed villages.
Argh. She sends a Message to Soreiyu and Kuchinawa, warning them about the hidden magic casters (and tells Soreiyu to get a move on intercepting them) and the second group of warriors, then sweeps in to intercept the warriors. She doesn't attack right away, instead landing in front of them. The winds keep swirling about her, but she stops renewing Cheetah's Sprint.
"Halt! I am Daimyo Takeko Uchiha. Who are you, and what is your business with the village beyond?"
Soreiyu just sighs, tells Kuchinawa to leave the injured villagers to their more human-looking healer NPCs, and starts moving towards the magic casters. He doesn't have Takeko's same spells, but both of them can still get pretty fast, flying on a conjured disk of force rather than showy wind.
"I am Warrior Captian Gazef Stronoff, here to repel the invaders by order of the king! What is your name and bussiness in Re-Estize?"
"Oh, good. As I said, my name and title is Daimyo Takeko Uchiha. My castle seems to have arrived nearby through a bit of a magical mishap, and we noticed the village being attacked and mobilized to assist."
He halts his company, and verbally backtracks a bit.
"My apologies, we pushed ourselves in an attempt to intercept the raid and I'm honestly a little out of it. Please ride with us" he hesitates on the word choice "Uchiha-dono."
And with that he continues on to the village.
She sends Kuchinawa and Soreiyu and update, and keeps pace.
Soreiyu, meanwhile, is observing the magic users, assuming they haven't moved. What are they up to?
They are mostly just standing around waiting for something. Luckily for Soreiyu their commander is a monologuing douchebag who is fulling willing to inform his troops of the following facts that they are already aware of:
1)That they are the elite Sunlight Scripture of the Slane Theocracy.
2)That their primary objective is to kill Gazef.
3)That their secondary objective is to sow discord by pinning the attacks on the Empire.
4)That he is a monologuing asshole who probably got his job through connections or something.
He doesn't technically say that last bit outloud, but its implicit in basically everything he does.
Drama. Great. Incompetent drama, at that. Doesn't help that he hasn't heard of any of those groups either.
He updates Takeko on what he's seen and heard. His hearing's already as sharp as it'll go, he's five kinds of invisible, quietened, and stealthed, and his anti-scrying measures are active, so he doesn't feel particularly endangered about hanging around to start planning his attack.
Hm, how best to bring about an ambush, here...
While Soreiyu plots and plans, she relays the information to Gazef.
Gazef will ask for a chance to make sure the village is fully secured, but says that if it is he is willing to just go and give them the fight they want. Or if Takeko is insistent on helping he can lure out the attackers while they flank. He'll also mention that the Theocracy is to the south of the kingdom, probably to the north of your homeland though he's surprised you haven't heard of them.
She's fine with him checking on the village; it doesn't seem like the mages are going anywhere immediately, though her third (Kuchinawa) reports it secure.
If they are willing, she and her second (Soreiyu) would like to join the assault on the magic-users. She prefers seeing things through. Him luring out the attackers while Takeko and her second attack from behind is a strategy that works for her.
(She'll leave the 'assuming she's local-ish' thing for later).
He wants to make really clear that he's super grateful, but that they shouldn't feel obliged to help clean up something thats his responsibility when they've already done so much. That said its a tactically sound plan and he like winning so he'll go along with it. At least until he reaches the village. You guys do know that there are demi-humans in the village? The one you said was safe.
Ugh. Fantasy racism.
She has demi-humans in her employ, yes. Is that going to be a problem?
Well all of the demi-humans he's ever heard of are at least somewhat antagonistic to humans, and typically believe in eating them. On the other hand they're from pretty far away and all of the humans around here hate each other so as long as she's confident they are really under control.
Huh. Ones she has are more 'human with minor cosmetic and capability differences' than 'human-like animal'; she's heard of more monstrous ones, though. Might be a local difference.
(She resolves not to take off her helmet around locals.)
He will quickly confirm things with the villagers, and all of them, but especially Enri give positive reviews.
With that taken care of he and his men will sally forth.