Dead End

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Saeth came to a sudden stop. A quick glance showed the apparent disappearance of their assailants, but this new swordsman posed a more pressing conundrum. Shifting her dagger to her left hand, she pulled her blade free of its scabbard on her back. “And who might you be?”

As almost ran into Saeth but stopped himself just in time. Then he turned to look at the man who had caught her attention. Glad of the restbit Miklos took a few moments to gulp down some air.

Then he turned to Saeth, “Who is your new friend? He doesn’t seem your sort my dear, all that sword and mysteriously silent too.”

To the armed man he said. “Did you see four frightened scaliwags run this way? You would recognise them by the tattered robes and the smell of sespits as if they had forgotten were the toilet is.”

The man did not respond. He just stood there gripping his massive sword.

Nicolai drew his sword, ready for combat.

Meanwhile, back on the street down the hill, Maruc had dusted himself off. Hmm what an unusual smell. So this is the result of city life? Nice.

I think a nice holiday in the country is well deserved after this, Maruc thought as he pull himself out of the wreck and dusted himself off a bit. He turned to the gapping crowd. “These fish were definitely off.”

Feldard had watched the wild ride with held breath and released it explosively as Maruc disentangled himself from the wrecked apparently not too worse for wear after the ride. “Nice attempt Maruc but it’s time to move on. We’ll lose them if we don’t hurry!” He’ll turn and continue on hoping the others left a bit of a trail for them to follow.

With all the dignity Maruc could muster, he raced back up the hill with Feldard to help his friends.

They found them as they were confronting the large warrior who stood at the end of a dead end alley.

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11 responses to “Dead End

  1. The Cleric’s Wild Ride:
    Saeth: 10xp+10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp +10xp DM choice
    Miklos: 10xp+10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp+10xp
    Feldard: 10xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 1485/4000
    Maruc: 1425/1500
    Miklos: 1365/2500
    Nicolai: 1295/2400
    Feldard: 1270/2200

  2. Saeth Tegau

    Just standing there? He had the advantage a moment ago. Letting advantages flow away like a leaf down a stream was never a good idea.

    “Don’t care to grace us with at least your name, as long as we’re all here?” Saeth didn’t realize that Feldard and Maruc has arrived behind her, but used the construction anyway. As she did, she scanned the area more closely; were there balconies, set up to be an ambush? Low-lying windows, that the crossbows could have escaped through? Was it a fence or a wall behind the man? She kept only half an eye on the swordsman, ready to throw her dagger if her started to move.

    Since she’s not focusing on him, any sudden movement will probably spark a throw, be it an attack or a turn to flee (for all the good that’ll do him in the alleyway).

  3. How high are the walls around the alley?

  4. Maruc

    Maruc gasped for air as he caught up with the others at the top of the hill. He opened his mouth to engage in light banter when he noticed the man for the first time. Guessing the lack of conversation coming from him as an affliction of some kind he said to Saeth, “Perhaps he is deaf?”

    “Did you manage to catch where the men went?” Maruc scanned the dead end, “Well I guess a man guarding a dead end where four men have mysteriously vanished from suggests to me that there is a concealed exit here, whats the name of this lane again?” He looked about for a sign.”I’ll need to remember it when I call the guard.” Maruc beamed his most cynical grin at the silent man.

  5. Miklos (Mu 1)

    Miklos laughed at the situation as Feldard arrived. “Fine! Now we are all here this silent man may be innocent, but if he doesn’t lay down his weapon by the time I have read this spell out of my book then we’ll know who’s side he is on.”

    Miklos flops open his book and starts to read the sleep spell directly. He fully expects not to finish the spell as this action is designed to force the man into combat.

    Miklos is making himself the target, but the man doesn’t appear to be armed with missile weapons so he is prepared to take the chance.

  6. The alley walls are about 15-18 feet high.

    The man continues to stand there with his sword, not responding to anything that is said.

  7. Feldard (Dwf 1)

    Heavily winded from the run, he eyes the silent man with a glare. “Yer between me and my quarry. Move or face me in battle!” He stalks forward with his battle axe still in hand.

  8. Feldard (Dwf 1)

    (if the man doesn’t respond Feldard will take the first swing – going for kneecaps.. some place non-lethal. If he does attack Feldard will try for someplace more vital)

  9. Saeth Tegau

    The man continues to stand there with his sword, not responding to anything that is said.

    Just to clarify, when you say “not responding” indicates that he is holding a ‘guard’ position and not talking, not that he is COMPLETELY (and, by extension, impossibly) motionless?

  10. Miklos (Mu 1)

    Miklos continues to cast his sleep spell from his book. It occurs to Miklos that this might be as his master Nerissa Acrision had once told him a phantasmagorical projection or light-bending spell. They need to be in line-of-sight of the magic-user casting such magic to enable them to move. So if his sleep spell failed in meant they were facing some powerful magician amongst the ‘veiled.

    This was not good news.

  11. Maruc

    Maruc grabbed the shoulder of the advancing dwarf.

    “Err Feldard, I think Miklos is on the case.”Maruc gestured toward the chanting wizard. “I’d step back a moment and see if Miklos can fell him without bloodshed? Unless you want to get in the way of the spell? Its just a thought…” grinned Maruc.

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