Breaking Bones

“Oh great, more bones to smash,” muttered Nicolai.

Hasan looked at the skeletons in horror. “What devilry brought these foul things here?” Drawing his scimitar, he strode toward the charging mass, prepared to hack away.

The dwarf looked over from where he’d begun pacing in his usual manner when things were taking too long to get going. This interruption by skeletons was almost welcome to the dwarf. He prepared to meet the skeletons full bore, swinging his battle axe energetically as if to cleave them clean in half.

The mage busily packing his spellbook away didn’t at first know what all the fuss was about. Then there was that musty smell of decay that brought the memories of dread Sevastian the Wight. It was only when he’d stood up and turned to face the combat that he realized the dead had returned to haunt them.Grimacing he pulled out his staff and prepared to defend his friends backs should any get past the warriors.

“Death follows the Sons of Night!” the priest cried as he lauched himself to his feet. “Stand aside and allow the power of Halav to send these creatures hence!” The priest cast back his cloak and held forth his Halavist symbol. “Bones of the dead, return to your slumber! Let the forces of darkness command you no longer!”

Unbeknownst to him, Maruc’s power had increased, as his devotion and service to Halav became increasingly devout. He had no fear as he faced down the charging masses of bone. The first wave of shattered before him, crumbling to dust and splinters.

The second wave of undead charged in behind and was met with steel. Swords slashed and a dwarven axe chopped in all directions. The battle was just getting heated up when the cleric repeated his holy rite and caused the remaining skeletons to once again explode into tiny fragments.

The battle happened so quickly that they had trouble even estimating the number of foes they had just faced. Something like a dozen or so. Fortunately, the cleric made such fast work of the unholy warriors that the group was left unscathed.



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7 responses to “Breaking Bones

  1. Note: Saeth gained a level after defeating the Rahib and is now at 15 hp and gets to memorise a 2nd level spell. (She would have done that while everyone was resting).

  2. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth gasped at the speed that the others dispatched the interlopers. Shaking off the last of her meditations, she quipped, “I guess this is just what happens in a Dwarf-built temple.” She turned her gaze on the newcome Elf. “Hassan, know you the way about, where these may have come from?”

    Note: Do I automatically learn any spells? If not, I guess it’s Mirror Image memorized! This could be interesting.

  3. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “I claim no glory here over these poor souls, blessed is the mighty hand of Halav that he should succor them.” the priest offered up a heartfelt prayer then turned to the party. “My friends devilry and wickedness assail us, we must put an end to the designs of the Sons of Night swiftly. Lest we be outnumbered and drown in a sea of the walking dead. We are fortunate that Ilsundal the Protector was not offended by Holy Halav’s aid. Hasan could you tell if the Temple has been defiled?”

    “I think or way on is plain, we must investigate where these creatures came from.”

  4. Miklos (Mu 3)

    The mage visibly relaxed as the the dust of splinted bones settled, “Well done Maruc.” he said then returned to hoisting his pack on his back and picked up his staff. “Shall we?”

    Miklos followed the others through to the chamber beyond.

  5. Hasan

    “Friends, I do not know this temple well. The Siswa were forbidden to walk in these chambers below the main hall. The prison is through the door to the south, but there is nothing of import in there, as I was the only prisoner.

    “While I agree that we should investigate where these creatures came from, and I would like to go there soon, but before we go anywhere, should I speak with the Siswa you captured earlier?”

  6. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    While Feldard was grateful for the clerics aid, especially when grievously wounded, the dwarf had just gotten into the feel of the fray to have it suddenly end – he felt somewhat robbed of proper battle. He moved to the door where the skeletons had burst threw and peered out the door somewhat hopeful for something else to battle against.
    He glanced back as Hasan offered to speak with the Siswa. The dwarf stifled a groan; he knew it might take a while to talk to the Siswa captives, knowing Elves and their long winded and flowery ways. He mentally tried to prepare for a long, long LONG wait.

    (tee hee.. gotta love his dwarven image of elves LOL)

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

    Saeth: 8070/16000
    Maruc: 8280/12000
    Miklos: 8270/10000
    Nicolai: 7680/9600
    Feldard: 8235/8800
    Hasan: 7610/8000

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