Feldard Falls

Well, if she couldn’t hurt it directly, she supposed she’d have to do whatever she could to help the Dwarf. Ducking low to avoid the newcomer Nicolai’s sword and its swings–HER sword, darn it!–she charged into the back of the creature’s kneecaps, grabbing its legs and trying to knock it from its feet.

The dwarf’s attacks were slowing. His wounds telling on him, yet still he refused to back down from the undead thing that seemed only to have malice towards him. While others might ponder the why and wherefor of the creatures motivations, Feldard was battling for his life and his attention remained on dodging and blocking attacks.

At this point the priest realized the creature posed no threat to him, yet. A movement to his left saw Seath grappling its legs. ‘Worth a try’ he thought, then launched himself at the other leg with all the force he could muster. “We’ll attempt to hold it Feldard!” he said grunting with effort to stay the creature. “It only wants you. Get out and we’ll regroup.”

At this moment, Nicolai, wielding Saeth’s sword struck a blow to the giant skeleton. Though it did little damage, it did succeed in getting the thing’s attention. Up until this point, it had ignored Nicolai’s presence, much as it had ignored the others. Now, one of its arms shot back to attack Nicolai. The beast’s blade cut through the Siswa robes and leather armor and inflicted a light wound to the rogue’s shoulder.

“I agree, this guardian is beyond us. I have nothing to affect it. We must flee!” Miklos made for the nearest door opening it ready to slam it behind Feldard as he passed through.

“I suggest a tactical withdrawal now. I’ll try and slow him down whilst you get Feldard out,” offered the brave young rogue.

”I can take him!”

“I knew you’d say that, fool dwarf.” said the priest struggling to gain purchase on the creature to slow it down. “This is not some game to see who is most valourous in the face of impossible odds! We are here to end the evil of the Sons of Night! I’d like to see you do that from beyond the grave! Now RUN!

But it was too late. The dwarf finally succumbed to his many wounds and fell into a crumpled heap on the temple floor. After the dwarf fell, the hulking boned behemoth turned the focus of its attacks totally upon Nicolai.

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7 responses to “Feldard Falls

  1. Feldard is at -4/17 hp
    Nicolai is at 9/14 hp

  2. Maruc (Clr 4)

    Maruc guessed at what was causing the problem, the magic weapons. “Run to the west door and bar it Nicolai! It can detect magic somehow, its after the sword. I must save Feldard if I can.” Forgetting trying to slow the creature the priest ran over to the fallen warrior. With a great heave of effort he hoisted the dwarf to his shoulders and ran to the south door. yanking it ajar he dumped the body uncermoniously into the corridor and shouted for Miklos and Seath.

  3. Miklos (Mu3)

    Miklos followed shouted command of the priest and understood what he meant. Then he saw Feldards enchanted axe on the floor and had an idea of how he might distract the bone creature enough for Nicolai to escape.

    He waited until Maruc had hauled his buden out of the chamber then ran over scooped up the axe. He tried to think of some great battle cry that he had read in a book somewhere, “Oi! Um Excuse me….”, He waved it about in a poor immitation of Feldard and effected a ‘Dwarf-like’ grimmace. His intention was to attract its attention and flee the momment it turned to chase throught the door Maruc was holding open.

  4. Maruc (Clr 4)

    The priest stared in disbelief at the Mages actions but decided that Feldard was more important. He knelt down next to him and shook his head sadly. Maruc calmed himself to call forth Halavs’ healing powers to call him back from the dark path.

    Maruc will cast CLW on Feldard.

  5. Saeth Tegau

    The foolish boy? An axe may be an awkward, ungainly weapon, but dancing around with it like that was certainly not going to work any better than usual!

    “Bring that thing back here, Miklos! If you’re not going to use it properly, let me!” Under her breath, she continued, “as properly as an axe is ever used in battle, anyway.”

    And until Miklos switched directions, she continued wrestling with the demon’s legs.

  6. Nicolai (T4)

    “Maruc, that sounds like a plan. You exit via the south door, and I’ll meet up with you later.” Nicolai quickly runs for the west door, and attempts to bar it.

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

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 7290/8000
    Maruc: 7405/12000
    Miklos: 7425/10000
    Nicolai: 7010/9600
    Feldard: 7430/8800

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