A Small Opening

That this tunnel was not part of the original construction was ever so evident by the rough and unfinished state not to mention the quality of the tunnel—it definitely wasn’t carved by the dwarven hands! It appeared that whoever dug it had removed rubble and earth that were the result of the mountain collapse long ago.

Despite his criticism of the workmanship, the tunnel did seem structurally sound so Feldard questioned the cause of the collapsed. Seeking an answer, he descended further into the tunnel cautiously, judging how deep the collapse might be by the size of the outer rubble.

The mage waited patiently of the dwarf to proclaim the tunnel blocked and secure from the safety of the room beyond. He stalked over to Saeth. “Anything coming?” he asked her.

The priest took the opportunity to readjust his strapping whilest he waited.

“Eesh … Feldard, get on with it. If we’re going to go down this far, I suppose we best see how far these rocks go,” said Hasan, in his most exasperated Dwarvish. He then shouted back to the waiting companions. “There’s a rockslide down here. We’re going to investigate.”

The dwarf examined the rockslide at the tunnel’s end. His keen eyes detected a small opening in the rocks. If they were careful, it could be possible to remove enough rubble for them to clear a gap large enough to crawl through.



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

5 responses to “A Small Opening

  1. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth didn’t meet Miklos’ eyes, gazing out the doorway and shaking her head. “I hear nothing, but shall smite anything that does come this way. Any news from the Dwarf?”

  2. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Feldard glanced back in annoyance at the elf that dared speak HIS language, and so horribly at that! “I’ve found a small opening that could be cleared somewhat to pass through the rockslide. It’s evident that someone has been trying long and hard to make this tunnel. This slide is not recent. This is result of the mountains collapse. I’m thinking the route to the Sisters is this way.” Feldard made his reply in Common.

    “Tell the others to check out the other tunnels if they wish… I’m going to see if I can enlarge this opening enough for a human pass.” That said he sets down his axe and moves to the blockage and carefully sets about moving only those boulders and large rocks that will not cause the entire opening to collapse.

  3. Maruc (Clr 4)

    Maruc bowed to the experience of the more knowledgable dwarf.”Let us make a chain. Hasan pass up those bounders as Feldard removes them so that the way would be made clear. I shall pass them on.”

  4. Hasan

    “Very well, let us get to work,” sighed an audibly unenthusiastic Hasan.

  5. Saeth: 10xp+10xp+10xp
    Maruc: 10xp
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp

    Saeth: 8430/16000
    Maruc: 8725/12000
    Miklos: 8745/10000
    Nicolai: 8025/9600
    Feldard: 8695/8800
    Hasan: 8085/16000

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