The Library

Miklos’s face dropped as the casket distintregrated in front of his eyes. He looked at his notes. At least he had written down the information. It was a shame he’d have to try to remember the shape of the macarbre decoration.

The Elf’s eyebrows went up. “Does that usually happen to something made of rock?” No matter though. The room was bare, save for dust and bones, and it appeared that there were no other exits. “Shall we check on the room across the way as well? Another guardroom like this one, perhaps.”

“Not in my experience” commented the dwarf in answer to the Elf, “but with magic involved – anything is possible.”

Nicolai agreed. “Yes, let’s carry on, and get this done as quick as possible. I really don’t fancy spending the night here.”

Feldard nodded his agreement to Nicolai and to Saeth, “Continuing on sounds good unless of course the good Cleric here thinks we should sweep out the dust and leave that for the sun – just in case…” Was the dwarf trying to be witty again? Without really waiting for a reply he started out for the Eerie Entrance as the mage had dubbed it and went across to the “Library” door. He wasn’t gonna be left doing rear guard again!

“Well I for one am glad there was nothing of horror in the casket,” shrugged Maruc as he followed the others through to the ‘Library’, “I’d still use caution. Nicolai may not have heard anything in there by as we now know. The dead are quiet.”

Half expecting to be met with another horde of undead, the dwarf kicked open the door and assumed his ready-for-anything combat stance. Rotting wooden bookshelves lined the walls. Only a few motheaten books remained on the shelves. Two huge beetles sat on the dusty carpet in the middle of the room. Eating the carpet was not providing much sustenance, so they immediately flew toward the new meal that just presented itself. Glands above their eyes and near the back of their abdomen glowed as they buzzed towards Feldard.

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8 responses to “The Library

  1. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth, directly behind the Feldard, took a step back and brandished her blade, seeking room to swing it. Swinging over the Dwarf’s head could hurt the company as a whole, whatever benefits it risked bringing to the stout axeman.

    Saeth will step into the room if Feldard moves far enough forward, however.

    When you say, “Huge”, how big do you imply these beetles are? I’m having trouble imagining a insect, even a large one, doing anything but skittering away at the size and number of people.

  2. Feldard (Dwf 2)

    (as I recall monster beetles are like the size of a compact car?)

    Beetles… Giant Beetles… Only in a Mages’ castle.. Spurred on by the Elfs presence right behind him, he charged forward and swung for the first of the insects aiming for the head where possible.

  3. Miklos (Mu 2)

    Between the rush of brave freinds Miklos glanced at what they were charging at. Fasinating, Miklos wondered what experiments had created such beasts. Recalling his study of entemology beetles’ main defence were their hardned exoskeletons. Now if this creatures where directly in proportion to their common inch long cousins their shells would be practicaly impenetrable.

    “I’d suggest stabbing at the eyes or underbelly!” Miklos offered. He always had his sleep spell at the ready just in case these creatures proved too tough. But he felt that he may need it later so he held off as long as he dared. He couldn’t really see quite what was going on in the room. However, in the background he noted the bookshelves with a grunt of satifaction. The Dining Room should be the next room they ome to if the building followed classic design or perhaps a large reception room depending on the size.

    The sounds of steel on chitin and chittering noises disturbed his train of thought. Miklos doubted he’d be much help but he might distract one if it came in range of his staff.

    DM: Miklos will only attack if he can do so without becoming a target himself.

  4. Maruc (Clr 3)

    Maruc released his flail and raised his shield. He strode in after to aid his freinds.

    He was wondering what manner of Necromancer would employ his dark arts to the twisting of nature, as well as the dead. Maruc started to glimpse into the mind of Sevastian he didn’t like it one bit. Assuming that Sevastian created these creatures and they hadn’t just creapt here from some subterrainian tunneling.

    “Have any of you seen the like of this before?” Maruc said shoving his shield in the way of a questing mandible.

  5. They are about 3 feet wide.

  6. “Oh joy! Bugs! I wonder if these go squish if you tread on them.”

    Nicolai attempts to circle around behind these beetles to avoid their mandibles.

  7. Feldard (Dwf 2)

    “Instead of talking about them why don’t you try attacking one instead and see for yourself!” He grunted as he fended off the beetles attack.

  8. Dust and Stone:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +10xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 3210/4000
    Maruc: 3110/6000
    Miklos: 3070/5000
    Nicolai: 2880/4800
    Feldard: 3015/4400

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