More Planning

“Good. Then it is decided… we stay and continue on,” the dwarf glanced to towards the priest, “using forethought as much as possible”. Feldard looked over the group. “So we are to burn out the spiders. And if we come across more undead then our good priest will no doubt call down his gods wrath upon them. Speaking of which, how many flasks of holy water do you carry? Or was that the one and only?”

“After we lob this in, how many flasks of oil will be left?” asked Nicolai. “And Saeth, do you want to do this or shall I?”

“Holy water is time consuming to bless,” responded Maruc. “I was priviledged with one bottle, but I have two flasks of oil. They will prove more useful I think.”

Saeth was largely recovered from healing, and by now had realized that she was not, in fact, charging in to face the Queen of Dragons. Neverless, she was still a little shaky, and her side burned as if the she held her torch to it, rather than up in the air. “Perhaps it would be better if you made the toss,” She said, grimacing slightly.

Maruc rubbed his eyes. Even after the meditation and the last healing rite on Feldard, he felt drained. “A wise choice would be to allow me to rest further so that we may tackle to rest of the house fully refreshed. We will be on the back foot otherwise. What do you say? Shall we rest up or press on without the aid of Halav? I personally am in favour of the former as we are likely to meet further and more serious unpleasentness deeper in. But if you are all resolved to go, I will follow naturally. I would not desert my friends!”

The dwarf was impatient, but the priest and his prayers have proved useful. Feldard settled himself to wait. “Fine. We’ll wait… but I ain’t hiking to the next town. I’m here now and here is where I’m staying.”
“I should take advantage of the time, and cast my sleep incantation at the spiders and meditate for another one whist Maruc prays. Thusly saving our precious oil for the future and solving the immediate problem of being attacked by spiders while we wait. With the added advantage of stopping any other creatures from attacking us from futher within the castle as the webs would still obstruct the passage. Burning the webs might attact unwanted attention as well. This solution meets all our worries, save that of impatience.” Miklos studied his companions, faced for a response.

At Miklos’ suggestion, Feldard raised an eyebrow. “Wasn’t it you earlier, lecturing me about keeping the group together? The spiders and their webs will wait. The spiders weren’t on the webs in the hall, so we’d have to attract their attention and in doing so we might gain the attention of something we aren’t prepared for. No. Maruc wants us to plan ahead. Fine, I’m doing just that! We stick together and deal with the spiders as a group!”

Miklos laughed, “You are absolutely right Master Dwarf thank you for the correction. My thoughts were only directed at the immediate problem, and not the task as a whole. However, I see little risk in my plan, which can be achieved at distance. I have practiced and with confidence I can summon the magic for a futher sleep spell if necessary. The main advantage is that I can use the time Maruc is meditating, and regain the spells to help futher into the castle.”

The Elf nodded. As much as it galled her to be left in the rear yet again, her side still stung too much to protest much.

“I was thinking of using the oil as this would clear the webs as well as killing the spiders, although I thought we had more oil than that,” interjected Nicolai. “I’m also assuming the light glands from the Fire Beetles are still going strong.”

“I’d agree with you normally but as we have the luxury of time and limited oil I felt ‘why use it now?’ when we have a reasonable alternative,” replied the young mage.



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6 responses to “More Planning

  1. Planning:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +10xp

    Saeth: 3410/4000
    Maruc: 3355/6000
    Miklos: 3295/5000
    Nicolai: 3050/4800
    Feldard: 3205/4400

  2. Miklos (Mu 2)

    “Ok lets do it. Maruc we’ll be right back.” Miklos lead the others down the side passage, lighting the way with the eiree light of the Fire beetle gland. He wondered he would pay for his assertion but he was confident that his sleep spell would work on the spiders.

    Ghastly sticky webs covered the walls, ceiling and floor they had a patina of dust on them which gave then an ancient quality.

    His mind must have been playing tricks on him as he thought he saw movement. But it might have been the light. Having feldard next to him eased his anxiety enough to calm him down. He prepared his spell and released it into the webbed structure in front of him.

    He waited for the movement of creatures falling asleep within the sticky mess….

  3. Maruc (Clr 3)

    Maruc nodded, “Good luck. Yell and run around in a blind panic if you need me. I might come down and watch you being eaten.”

    Maruc returned to his prayers.

  4. Saeth Tegau

    “I’ll come along if he does,” added Saeth, though to be honest, she was more likely to do it out of jealousy than pique. She struggled to relax and will away her pain as the lucky few left to continue the quest.

  5. Feldard (Dwf 2)

    Feldard stood beside the mage, with arms crossed, and a sour grimace on his face. He obviously wasn’t thrill with this plan – but he was there. He didn’t like to be using magic. A well made axe was all that was truly needed to deal with threats such as this.
    He too watched the strands of the webbing.
    Anything seen via infravision?
    After the spell had been cast, he glances to the mage with a smirk. “How do you know that was all of them? Might not some have been beyond your spells effect?”
    He shakes his head not waiting for an answer and motions with his axe to Nicolai to back him as he goes to see what Miklos might have accomplished.

  6. Nicolai follows close behind Feldard, but is careful to avoid touching any of the webbing around him.

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