Who Goes There?

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The work of opening up a passage through the rubble tired the dwarf a little more than he cared to admit. His wounds still bothered him but he stubbornly refused to let that slow him more than absolutely necessary. With the passage open, Feldard took back up his axe and led the way through. “One at a time and don’t dislodge any of the rocks to either side or the whole thing could come down on us.”

Hasan was anxious to leave the site of his lengthy labor. “Good. Well done, Feldard. Now let’s go, you and I, as quickly and quietly as you can, dear Dwarf, before the others come with their torches and ruin anything we’d see via infravision.”

Saeth heard only snippets of the other demihumans’ conversation, but it was enough to convey the message. She sighed, resigning herself once more to the rear, and scanned the hallway as the humans entered the tunnel.

One-by-one they entered the passage, crawling and slouching through the narrow space in single file order. After several yards, the tunnel widened and then ended in a solid metal door. The door’s sturdy lock was damaged extensively. It appeared someone had gone to great lengths to enter whatever lay beyond.

Who goes there?” challenged a voice in the language of the elves. The voice was low and gravelly, yet retained a graceful Elyan accent.

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7 responses to “Who Goes There?

  1. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Feldard readied his axe at the sudden voice from the dark. He recognized the fluid and lyrical manner of speech as being Elven though he had no clue what was being said. He studied the tunnel and door warily and sidled up beside Hasan, speaking low in dwarven to only the Siswa companion. “Was that a warning or welcome?”

  2. Maruc (Clr 4)

    Maruc braced himself for a flurry of activity and tried to strain through the dark to see Hasan’s experession and wondered if he recognised the voice. The priest could offer little in advice as even a low disussion right now would alert the speaker to their number. That and the fact that he didn’y understand the question – but the fact the the speaker hadn’t stormed into the room sword drawn meant that he wasn’t expecting any particular or immediate trouble.

  3. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos lent on his staff next to Seath at the rear of the party, there was little he could do here save to be patient. He did not speak. Hasan was the only one qualified to do so without rasing too much suspicion.

  4. Nicolai (T4)

    Is the voice male or female?

  5. Hasan

    Hasan slipped past Feldard to the door. “We are Siswa, driven from above by terrible creatures disturbed from their blessed rest,” answered Hasan, as firmly as his surprise and nervousness would allow. “I am Hasan, and I speak for the Elyria. Open this gate, reveal your face, and we can talk of the things we have seen and why you find yourself trapped behind this rubble.”

  6. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth glanced backwards, tuning out the chattering between Hasan and the doorkeep. Even were she not more or less disinterested in what the Siswa had to say to get through, she knew her role was clear–to ensure that no one was behind her in the tunnel, and to protect the others if there was.

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

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 8465/16000
    Maruc: 8745/12000
    Miklos: 8765/10000
    Nicolai: 8045/9600
    Feldard: 8745/8800
    Hasan: 8135/16000

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