A Trap Door

“Hmm… Intriguing, but far from conclusive,” The Elf spoke under her breath, before turning about. “Any luck on your end, Nicholai?”

“Saeth, look at this. A lever hidden in the pony stall. I think we should gather the others and send Skelly home before we do anything though.”

“Now that, among all these things, could prove the most interesting, don’t you think?” Saeth swung open the stall door. “The boy’s already on his way back to the village. We could wave the others in, though I’d just as soon be certain this is what we think it is first.”

“Come on boy, why don’t you come out of there?” She patted the pony’s nose. Her voice rose an octave or more as she addressed the animal. “You’d like to spend some time with the big old horses, wouldn’t you? That’d be far better than this smelly old stall, don’t you think?” She continued her monologue as she coaxed the pony from its domicile.

Nicolai set about clearing the floor of the stall, so as to better determine if it was a secret door, or just a trap. He found no traps. There was a small gap between the floor and the walls around the stall. There was also a small gap in the floor beneath the pony stall’s gate, separating the floor on the inside of the stall from the floor in the barn.

* * * * *

The other members of the group stood at the edge of the woods where Skelly had originally led them.

Bah! I cannot hold the magic forever. “What is keeping them?” Miklos wondered. He was half prepared to release he spell in case something untoward might happen.

Maruc still kept an eye on the windowless tower in case someone would show his face. “I’d suggest we wait until everyone is ready before we venture further. The last thing we want are surprises!”

From his place at the edge of the woods the dwarf kept watch for the return of the wolves, wondering how much longer it would take the Elf and Nicolai to check the barn for threats? Damn, shouldn’t be taking this long!



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

8 responses to “A Trap Door

  1. A Hidden Lever:
    Saeth: 10xp +10xp +10xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +5xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp

    Saeth: 4830/8000
    Maruc: 4820/6000
    Miklos: 4765/5000
    Nicolai: 4460/4800
    Feldard: 4685/8800

  2. Maruc (Clr3)

    Maruc hoped the the lack of movement from the barn and the Tower was a good sign. He breathed out slowly to release the tension in his muscles…and his head.

  3. Miklos (Mu2)

    Miklos still concentrating on his spell awaited the results of the search of the barn. He doubted they would find anything useful like a tunnel but if they were lucky it would be the best method of entrance by far. He was surprised there were no guards on the look out. It gave him the feeling that the whole thing was a trap designed to misdirect the inquisitive. He smiled, given time and resources its what he would have done.

  4. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    The dwarfs scowled as precious seconds passed. “If they don’t hurry, the wolves will be back in time to enjoy a main course of Elf and Rogue!” Feldard kept his voice low but the impatience showed through anyways. His eyes scanning the edge of the wood for sign of the woodland beasts return.

  5. Nicolai (T3)

    “Right, lets gather everyone here before we open this. I’d rather have the full back up with us.”

  6. Saeth Tegau

    For what it’s worth, the higher tone of Saeth’s voice was meant to be attached to the coaxing of the pony–not to add a shrill tone to her suggestion to Nicholai. Just for the record, I don’t much care if it gets changed or not.

    “As it does appear to be a way forward,” Saeth agreed with Nicholai. She peered through the slats in the door, and seeing nothing worrysome beyond, cracked it open and stuck her head through. She waved, beckoning to the remainder of the companions.

  7. Maruc (Clr3)

    “They’ve found something. Lets go and see.” Maruc keeping low and the barn between him and the Tower he made his way over to Saeth.

    “What have you discovered? He asked her.

  8. Miklos (Mu2)

    With a sigh Miklos snapped his book shut and followed after the Priest also keeping low.

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