What Trickery Is This?!

“What trickery is this?!” the priest glanced around to his dwarvern companion. “Well that’s ruined our chances of surprise. Well at least there is some comfort, they do not attack relentlessly unto death.” Maruc saw Feldards attention was down the northern corridor. “Are you listening to me?”

Then he followed his gaze to the shadowy figures. “Friends or foe, which you think?” the priest grinned in the torchlight, he looked almost maniacal, “My feeling is with the latter!”

For the first time the priest looked down at the blood seeping from between the plates of Feldards armour. “Pull back a moment. I shall call on Halav to staunch that wound.” as the dwarf started to brush him off Maruc cut across his words of complaint. “and none of your tiresome bluster! We are neither of us immortal!”

“Who said anything of being immortal? I’m merely made of sturdier stuff than elves and humans.” As the priest did his laying of hands upon him, Feldard kept silent but obviously felt the efforts would have been best saved for another time. He glanced back along the corridor to the north and then to the hallway in which the Siswa disappeared.

“We should regroup. If that thief was correct and this is a labyrinth, we don’t want to be separated from the rest of the party—especially if there is magic involved.” The dwarf led the way back towards the mage. The shadowy figures in the distance did not approach any closer.

Too busy with his tieing up and body-moving Miklos had paid little attention to the battle up the corridor. He grunted with effort as he pulled the final body into the alcove. He stood back a moment to look at his handiwork. It looked like a tavern’s alleyway, he grinned wolfishly. He turned his attention to the priest and and the dwarven warrior, who were now returning from their failed pursuit of the Siswa.

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12 responses to “What Trickery Is This?!

  1. Feldard +6hp = 17/17hp

  2. Saeth Tegau

    The treacherous looter dead, Saeth returned the way she came, following the bellowing voice of Feldard. Hopefully that berserker hadn’t destroyed too many of the Elves…

  3. Maruc (Clr 4)

    Back at the intersection Maruc wiped the sweat off his forehead. This armour would take some getting used to he thought. “Well we lost them so the games up as far as stealth is concerned. The Siswa just vanished into thin air.”

  4. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos cut in, “They could have been illusions Maruc. But from my studies the caster would have to be in line of sight.”

  5. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “Well Feldards spotted some shadowy figures up the end of that far corridor, so its a possibilty. Can you actually die from illusionary blows? These certainly hurt alot.” Maruc said rubbing his side.

  6. Miklos (Mu 3)

    “Not easy to answer, that.” Miklos thought for a moment. “Yes and no. If you believe you are dieing you certainly can die but you’d would have to be absolutly convinced. But blows like these would probably just make you unconscious. Either way my guess is that this ‘labyrinth’ that the thieves elluded to might be a series of clever teleportation devices or permanent passive illusions like say a wall. Or if we are really unlucky, a floor.”

  7. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “Nice.” the priest replied, “Either way we will have to deal with the shadowy figures before we continue. I don’t want them comming up behind us at an inopportune moment. I can’t believe with all that bellowing and fighting that they arn’t aware of us.”

  8. Miklos (Mu 3)

    “Quite true. But when we have finished we need to return here and keep to the left hand wall.” Miklos paused, “A word of warning, these shadowy figures may themselves be a trap to lure you from the correct path if they flee at your approach leave them and return here.”

  9. Maruc (Clr4)

    “Ok.” Maruc turned and saw Saeth approach. “Ahh I see you have returned. Feldard and I are going to convince some shadowy figures that surrender is better than an early visit to their God. Would you care to join us?”
    Whilest walking back up the corridor Maruc asked, “Did you catch him?”

  10. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Satisfied he had made the best effort at clearing up the skirmish as he could, Miklos picked up his gear and followed after the party.

  11. Miklos (Mu 3)

    “You know,” said the mage as he panted up the corridor. “The Siswa robe ruse can still work. Unless they are keeping an eye on us all the time by some sort of Clairvoyance, each time we meet a group of guards we should surprise them. Even now with these ‘shadowy figures’. Provided Saeth and Maruc take the lead.” he added.

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

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 7120/8000
    Maruc: 7235/12000
    Miklos: 7245/10000
    Nicolai: 6785/9600
    Feldard: 7210/8800

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