The Spider’s Lair

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The dwarf moved towards the cavern entrance where the spiders lair had been and did a quick once-over to be certain that no other dangers remained within. The air was smokey and stank of burnt flesh. Feldard knew within moments the humans would be sifting through the refuse and burnt remains of the lair, looking for loot. And the humans thought dwarves were treasure-mongers!

The dwarf then motioned all clear to the others and then moved back to the tunnel to keep watch ahead with the Elf.

Nicolai checked the area for traps, but there were none to be found.

“A dead end?” The Elf asked on Feldard’s return. On his confirmation, she turned towards the other fork, moving slightly down it and trying to spy some hint of what lay beyond before the humans arrived with the lantern. The tunnel continued straight through until the limits of her infravision would let her see no more, unless she ventured further down the passage.

“There may have been unfortunates who have entered here before. They might have left some clue.” Miklos hunted about the charred remains of the spider’s lair. I fervently hope no one got caught down here.” Miklos’s words rang in Maruc’s ears the truth was that he didn’t want to know. Not wishing to hang about, Maruc followed Saeth in case she came across anything unpleasant.

Miklos ran across various charred bones, mostly belonging to animals, among the ashed remains of the webbing. Some torn, burnt clothing, a coin pouch and a handful of gold and silver pieces were mixed in with some humanoid skeletal fragments. Other than that, there was nothing remarkable within the small cavern.

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5 responses to “The Spider’s Lair

  1. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth shivered slightly at the sound of clanking coins, a gruesome sound of the dead. To avoid it, she pressed onward, deeper into the sorceror’s lair. Perhaps the imagery could be put to use in a song later, but for the moment Saeth had no time for it.

  2. Miklos (Mu2)

    “Tha smell of cooked rotting flesh does nothing for my desire to stay here any longer. Let us press on up the tunnel.” Miklos was doing his best to remain calm in this underground environment. But this encounter had rattled him. The thick oily smoke of the fire was clearing so he could see by the dim light of the lantern. He hoped the smoke would roll out through the barn rather that forewarn the denizens futher in.

    The previous fight with the spider in the Castle didn’t feel so bad as this attack. Perhaps it was the blinding speed of the attack. Perhaps it was the darkness. Grimly he preservered, despite the guardian of the tunnel this was still better than storming the Tower.

  3. Maruc (Clr3)

    Seath had paused in front of him for a moment and Maruc tensed. The Elf continued on with an almost ghost-like silence. The darkness was impenetrable now and the smoky smell dominated Maruc’s senses. The only sounds he heard were from his comrades behind. He would have to await Miklos and the lantern as there was now no way to see if the passage was safe.

    He daren’t call out the Saeth lest he give her away so he unhooked his flail and brought his shield up and strained to here what was happening ahead.

  4. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Feldard kept pace with group from his new found position, mid-party. The Cleric had apparently decided he wanted a piece of the battle action and so had moved in behind the Elf, leaving the dwarf to take up the mid position. For now, Feldard was content enough where he was but the view certainly wasn’t anything he enjoyed.

    When Maruc pulled his flail. The dwarf tried peering around the human to see what he saw.
    “What the hold up?” his voice even somewhat hushed seemed loud in the tunnel.

  5. The Burning Bug:
    Saeth: 10xp +5xp
    Maruc: 10xp
    Miklos: 10xp+10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp
    Feldard: 10xp +5xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 5030/8000
    Maruc: 4965/6000
    Miklos: 4920/5000
    Nicolai: 4660/4800
    Feldard: 4950/8800

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