Down The Hall


“Quick work of them, it appears,” commented the Elf.

“This is getting frustrating. I’d rather find something alive with a brain,” remarked Nicolai. “Then we might be able to get some information about this place. Although these skeletons do make a satisfying crunch when you hit them.”

The teleportation was worrying Maruc. The skeletons were just piles of naked bone. No opportunity to find anything interesting or clues about who they were. “Feldard, can you tell if we are in the same area as the castle by the err mud on the walls or stone or something? I’m worried we could have been teleported quite far. Miles or tens of miles perhaps?”

The dwarf had studied the construction of the stone hallway and dungeon chambers – noting the craftmanship. It appeared to be typical human handywork. No artistry. Not anywhere close to dwarven engineeringstandards, though it was sturdy enough. Luckily, Karameikos wasn’t known for seismic activity. The dwarf’s innate knowledge told him that the construction of the dungeon matched that of the castle. Most likely they had been transported to one level below the castle.

Miklos glanced inside the skeleton’s closet checking for magical eminations, but saw none. “Excuse me a moment, I just want to check our Portation Entry room for magical residue, just in case we need to activate it for our return. Feldard I assume you still have the key?” Miklos ensured there were no unpleasant surprises in store for him before he ventured back. He cast his gaze about. Seeing no telltale glow of enchantment, he returned quickly to the others

“Ok, thanks for your patience time to press on I think?”

Saeth led them down the hallway, then looked back. “You don’t happen to have an hourglass, or anything, would you, Miklos?” She supposed the scholar would be the most likely to be carrying something of the sort. “Evening grows nigh, not that we’d be able to tell down here.” With a shrug, she turned and continued.

Shaking loose a tangled arm bone from his axe, Feldard moved to catch up with the Elf. “By the way my stomach growls, I would say it nears the dinner hour” He purposely did not cut in front of the Elf, letting her have this time to lead.

“Sorry Saeth I have no timepiece, but I agree with the others, its time we sat down and ate something soon.”

They cautiously made their way around the corner. Just behind the Elf, Feldard wondered what other ill-created creatures lay in wait for them. On the left, there was a metal doorway with a small barred window. At the end of the passage, was another metal door with a skullfaced keyhole, identical to the one that had transported them to this dank dungeon.



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

7 responses to “Down The Hall

  1. “Looks like that’s the way forward. Same positions as before everyone? Or shall we have a bite to eat first? Or maybe even look to securing that laboratory to rest for the night?”

  2. Skeletons in the Closet
    Saeth: 10xp +5xp
    Maruc: 10xp
    Miklos: 10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +5xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp

    Saeth: 3700/4000
    Maruc: 3640/6000
    Miklos: 3610/5000
    Nicolai: 3365/4800
    Feldard: 3510/4400

  3. Miklos (Mu 2)

    “Sounds like a plan, this is as good a place as any to have a rest. Secure. Anyway Maruc looks as if he’s going to fall over any minute.” Miklos checked around the area to ensure there were no more concealed entrances and so forth.

  4. Maruc (Clr 3)

    “Do I look that bad?” Maruc started to yawn. “Excuse me. I’m quite happy to carry on you know. Don’t stop on my account.”

  5. Feldard (Dwf 2)

    Feldard scowled at the sight of yet another magical portal at the end of the hall. “Mage, what’s the likelihood of that thing taking us back to where the other door is? Or do you think it more likely that it leads deeper still?” The dwarf didn’t relish the idea of using the magical portal either way.
    Putting the whole thought of it aside, he moved to check the door on the left, listening at it while the others debated a meal and such. “Can we finish this level before talking of rest? There is still this one door left other than that cursed portal. Nicolai your tall… what’s inside?”

  6. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth peeked through the barred window on the first door, gesturing down the passage as she did so. “I’d guess that that door at the end would take us back upstairs… unless you’ve seen another portal on this floor somewhere?”

    If she doesn’t see anything obviously dangerous, Saeth will pull open the door she’s looking through.

  7. Saeth Tegau

    Oh, I missed the update… I suppose we should just scratch that one…

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