While the cleric took a moment to use his healing power on the dwarf, Miklos searched Dentiata’s corpse for clues and keys. On his person, he wore an amulet, a ring and a belt pouch. Near his dead hand lied the wizard’s ornate dagger. In the belt pouch, were a small handful of gold and silver coins.
“Feldard, are you sure you want to lead?” asked Nicolai. “Given that Dentiata may well have trapped this stairwell and the approaches to his chambers…”
The dwarf shrugged at Nicolai’s comment and waved the human ahead of him. “If you want to lead checking for such along the way go for it I’ll cover your back.” Feldard falls into step behind the rogue.
Saeth raised her hand, showing the wand that she’d retrieved. “You want to wave this thing around a bit? Carefully?”
“Saeth, please don’t wave that thing around,” said the young rogue. “I’d quite like to get back to Sisak before the Duke’s guard gets here and tries to storm the place.”
“Gentlemen, I get the feeling after all this shouting a swordplay that if there were any further defenders they would have come to investigate the noise. Therefore as Master Feldard is in need of further healing I will take this opportunity to perform some meditiations while you search the upper floors. I also echo Miklos’s fears that this Necromancer may have devised cunning traps to ensnare the would-be thief. Be wary, still.”
With these words Maruc sat himself down and prepared to meditate for the next 4 hours to reclaim his healing.
Mikos stifled a laugh as Nicolai muttered his concern. “My dear boy, if the creator of the wand designed it to go off by mere motion alone he would never be able to carry it around. Have no fear, one must decypher the command word in order to call forth its power.” Fortunately, the young mage had managed to catch Dentiata’s command word utterance just before he had been hit with the wave of paralysis. He gratefully recieved the wand for Saeth. “Thank you Mistress.”
“Now as Maruc has decided to commune with Halav, we have a choice. We can wait for our esteemed monastic colleague to complete his meditations. Or we may venture forth imediately to save time as, as Maruc has said, we are unlikely to meet further resistance.”
Miklos paused a moment, “I must admit I am impatient to see what the Necromancer has studied and what tomes he posesses. However, if he is a mightier a wizard as Sevastian we may need Maruc’s aid. He may have summoned or created more of the undead. Although creatures such as these would have to be programmed with instructions to obey, this may mean that we will indeed find unholy resistance.”