To Wait or Go Forward?

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.”

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5 responses to “To Wait or Go Forward?

  1. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    “Bah! I should’ve let the lot of you to fend for yerselves caught up in the Dentiata’s magic and checked the rest of the Tower myself. It would’ve saved alot of time. Patience isn’t my strong suit. Fine, I’m willing to wait… AGAIN. But I warn you this mage. If we find any tomes as you say might be up there.. you’d best be prepared to haul them back with you cause I ain’t waiting for you to read them!” And with a harumph the dwarf crosses his arms and moves to the bottom of the steps that lead up – taking watch position.

  2. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth rolled her eyes at the the humans. It seemed like this one spent half his time ‘meditating’, with no concern for location, safety, or the comfort of companions. She settled down for another long wait on their behalf.

  3. Maruc (Clr3)

    In his meditiations Maruc couldn’t help smiling at the Dwarf’s words. He was a brave one, he was sorely wounded yet was prepared to risk all to save time. Maruc didn’t know what his rush was but it would do him good to learn patience.

  4. Miklos (Mu3)

    “You are quite right, Feldard.” Miklos agreed.”It would be illogical as well as irresponsible to study tomes in such an environment. And you are more patient and wise that you think. For indeed you could have ransacked the entire Tower whilest we were ensnared, but you did not. As always actions speak louder than words. Indeed, at the begining of this sorry excursion I was the one most keen to press on to Specularum and claim our reward from Cadwell. I have little patience too, but again my actions speak differently.”

    Miklos brandished the wand. “This makes all the diffence though if you are in a hurry. Any further opposition within the tower can be easily overcome. Unless they are undead.” he paused.”I doubt if this will work on them.”

    “Still I would keep the power of the wand as a last resort. I will be some time before I have attained sufficient skill to recharge it. Years maybe. I have no way of telling how much magic remains stored in it. As we have the time I’d suggest we wait.”

  5. Saeth: 10xp+5xp
    Maruc: 10xp+10xp
    Miklos: 10xp+10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp+10xp
    Feldard: 10xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 5620/8000
    Maruc: 5560/6000
    Miklos: 5505/10000
    Nicolai: 5180/9600
    Feldard: 5660/8800

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