Needles and Pins

Maruc was thankful that Feldard had hauled him over to a cot, albeit an orc one. The smell was unpleasant. The time whiled away as he lay there still wondering if he would ever move again. Half an hour slipped by then an hour. He drifted into a meditative sleep. There wasn’t much more he could do. The pins and needles he feared roused him from sleep and he sat up shaking life into the offending limb. He got up and pulled his cloak on before realising he was moving.

The memories came back. “We owe you our lives Master Feldard. Halav bless you and your father.” He entoned in the formal priest way. “And I see the others rousing.”

Maruc walked over to the corpse of the Dark Mage. “I recognise this weave, it is the same as dread Sevastian. Feldard you have rid this world of another Necromancer. This is the garb of the Sons of Night. Halav has guided us here so we might be more enlightened. Miklos may know, or guess more.”

He walked over the the sleeping Mage. “Wake up my friend.” he said as he roused the Traladaran. “Your view on these matters are required.”

Miklos had drifted off into a deep sleep. His mind was full of battling masters of arcania. The Lords of Night and Day testing each other and probing for weaknesses. He was a spectator, in awe of the forces being commanded by the Loremasters the pitch of the battle swayed to and for neither side claiming the upper hand for long. A tongue of energy lashed out toward the helpless bystander and it shook his body like a rag doll. He cried out.

“..up my friend, your view on these matters is required.”

“Who? What?” Miklos look around feverishly. A dream, it was a dream. He started to relax. Then a pang of fear. “The slumbering Orcs are they secure? Dentiata what of him?”

“Easy old boy, Dentiata has been slain by Feldard. He servived with hardly a scratch on him. He has also taken care of all those other things you mentioned.” Maruc replied with a grin.

Miklos took stock of the situation and went over to the body of the Mage. “Such a waste.” He said , more to himself. “But for a twist of fate he might have been a LoreMaster in Specularum, not a self obsested Wizard seeking vainglory. Immortality was not for you Dentiata. But perhaps something of your life may be put to the service of expanding the knowledge of wizardry.”

Miklos turned to the others. “This man may have been defeated but he may yet defeat us. Be wary of magical traps and undead servants. For it is plain that he and Sevastian were in league and the Dread Night we have discoverd is being drawn ever nearer. We must determin how many members there are and if we have discovered the leaders. Or if there is worse to come.”

“Our first priority is the scour this Tower for top to bottom. We leave no chair moved or carpet lifted. All its secrets must be revealed. Then we can return to Caldwell and claim our reward. Saeth, what happened to the wizards wand, it is a fearsome thing. It could prove a valuable asset. I would like to determine how to command it.”

“If we’re going to have a look at this nutter’s chambers, I suggest that we at least check for traps on the way up. Arrogant he may have been, but stupid he was not. And we still haven’t found the missing villagers, I’m sure that was at least part of the reason we came here.”

“Missing Villagers? Oh yes, we must find them too.” Miklos added lamely after being reminded by Nicolai.

Feldard merely nodded gruffily at the priests blessing. When the others were ready to continue on up, he took up the lead. Though the chances of there being someone to fight after the demise of Dentiata was quite low, the dwarf still felt it his place to be in the lead.



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12 responses to “Needles and Pins

  1. By the way, Feldard is at 6/17 hp.

    Also, I’ll be out of town from March 25th-30th

    Saeth: 10xp+10xp
    Maruc: 10xp+10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp+10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp+10xp
    Feldard: 10xp

    Saeth: 5605/8000
    Maruc: 5540/6000
    Miklos: 5475/10000
    Nicolai: 5160/9600
    Feldard: 5650/8800

  2. Miklos (Mu3)

    Miklos searches Denetiata’s corpse for clues and keys.

    I won’t be around this weekend – I might be able to post Sunday evening. If you wish to continue Miklos’s main purposes are to locate Denetiata’s spell book and all his arcania to study before it is shared out to the group and discover as much as he can about the Sons of Night.

  3. Maruc (Clr3)

    Maruc follows Feldard when he is ready.

    Ditto above.

  4. Maruc (Clr3)

    Maruc will cast a Cure Light Wounds on Feldard – 2 if necssary.

  5. Maruc only had one CLW left.

    Feldard gains 4hp. Now is at 10/17

  6. Nicolai (T3)

    “Feldard, are you sure you want to lead, given that Dentiata may well have trapped this stairwell and the approaches to his chambers”

  7. Saeth Tegau

    At the boy’s request, Saeth raised her hand, showing the wand that she’d retrieved. “You want to wave this thing around a bit? Carefully?”

  8. Nicolai (T3)

    “Saeth, please don’t wave that thing around, I’d quite like to get back to Sisak before the Duke’s guard gets here and tries to storm the place.”

  9. Feldard (Dwf lvl 3)

    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.

  10. Hi guys –

    Sorry I didn’t get around to updating this. I’m going on vacation for a week, so I won’t have a new post before next Saturday.

  11. Maruc (Clr 3)

    “Gentlemen, I get the feeling after all this shouting a swordplaythat 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.

  12. Miklos (Mu 3)

    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.” He gratefully recieved the wand for Saeth. “Thank you Mistress.”

    “Now as Maruc has decided to commune with Halav, we have a choice. I can scan though the pages of my spell book and I will see if I can determin the command word for the wand. This will undoubtebly aid us in any further encounters within these halls. 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.”

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