The Bugbear Zombie

This is what happens to people when their ashes don’t float down the river,” Saeth lamented as she took a stance that pointed toward the waking beast. “A pity the humans don’t seem to have realized it yet.” She took a step back down the hallway, where there would be no room for the monster to swing his great axe. “Someone could stand in the side passage, lest I be forced to step back?”

Curses! This is all we need. Still, these beasts do not realize who they are dealing with. “Stand aside Seath, the Might of Halav will arrest his advance.” Holding forth his Holy Symbol, again Maruc advanced upon the creature without fear. “Gaze at the power of Halav Incarnate! Flee if you value your foul skin!”

Unfazed, the re-animated bugbear continued its march forward.

Miklos look aghast at the horror ahead of the party, “More your sort of situation Feldard I think.” He pressed himself against the wall allowing the sturdy Dwarf to pass him. He pulled open his backpack to search for the lampoil. Damn Maruc had it. “Try burning oil Maruc!” He didn’t know if he’d heard him over his own commands to the beast.

Nicolai tried to aim his bow for a shot at the slow moving beast, but could not get a clean shot, so he pulled out his sword to back up Maruc and Saeth.

The poor dwarf, stuck at the back behind the lot of them, couldn’t get a view of what lay beyond his companions in front, that is until the bugbear zombie stood. He could just glimpse the decaying head and shoulders of the creature as it came towards. Feldard chafed to join the melee up front, but short of pushing aside the humans between him and it, that wasn’t going to happen. For a long moment, he actually considered doing just that, before he grimaced with a huff and stood back to keep watch, ready to intervene if the Elf and others have trouble with the creature. But given its slow moving gait—he doubted it would come to that.

Saeth stabbed the creature, but the large, hairy zombie barely flinched. It brought its axe down upon the elf with great force, bashing her into unconsciousness.

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6 responses to “The Bugbear Zombie

  1. Feldard (Dwf 2)

    The dwarf flinched seeing the Elf drop with one blow “Stand aside! Let me at the thing!” He forced his way through the narrow passage towards the front, barking out orders.
    “Priest. Get that oil out! I’ll hold it back whilst you douse it and set it aflame. Nicolai. Pull Saeth back. Mage… keep out of the way..or better yet see what you can do for the Elf!”

  2. Maruc (Clr 3)

    Maruc’s jaw dropped at the same time as Saeth. The dwarfs words filtered through to him as he felt the dumbing reaction of shock creep over him. The flail forgotten, dumbly he thrust his hand into his backpack he pulled out the firt vial his hand closed around. He pulled it free, damn not oil….it was Holy Water!

    It’ll certainly distract it, it might even drive it back….

    “Oi! Nobody touches the Elf!” Maruc cracks the bottle over its head.

  3. Miklos (Mu 2)

    Miklos stood back as Feldard pushed passed him and stepped over Saeths body.

    He glabbed the recumbrant figure and dragged out of the way of the combat lest she he trodden on. Glancing down her magical sword had caught on her clothes he reached down and pulled it out.

    In a panic Miklos thrust the hilt at Nicolai. “Use this!”

  4. Saeth Tegau

    Uhoh! I guess Saeth will bravely… lie there and bleed. (^_^)

  5. Behind the Barred Door:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 3335/4000
    Maruc: 3230/6000
    Miklos: 3180/5000
    Nicolai: 2955/4800
    Feldard: 3100/4400

  6. Nicolai (T3)

    Nicolai sees the Elf go down. And grabs the sword proffered to him by Miklos, dropping his own in the process. A bit longer than he was used to, and too long for stealthy work; but the weighting felt good and this was not time for stealthy work.

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