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?”

Maruc braced himself for a flurry of activity and tried to strain through the dark to see Hasan’s expression and wondered if he recognized the voice. The priest could offer little in advice as even a low discussion right now would alert the speaker to their number. That and the fact that he didn’t 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.

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 raising too much suspicion.

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 Elya. 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.”

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.

“Enter,” invited the strange-sounding voice.

The door cracked open a little more.



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

6 responses to “Enter

  1. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Feldard did not understand the words between Hasan and the other, and distrusting, took the slight opening of the door not so much as an invitation but as further potential for attack.
    He roughly shouldered Hasan out of the way of the opening to prevent the elf from being a casualty while he strode forward to the door. Gripping his axe ready in one hand he pulled the door open with the other, revealing to all what lay behind. “Show yourself!”

  2. Hasan

    “Ooof.” Hasan thudded against the narrow walls of the passage they had dug out. Once he regained his balance, Hasan quickly ran through the words and gestures he had studied to unleash a magic missle. He then stepped forward to greet their unseen host.

    Hands spread wide with palms facing forward, in what he hoped would be seen as a peaceful gesture, Hasan intoned the most formal of the Elya’s ritual greetings, “Man the sun shine on your land, the water run clear, and may peace rule ever after.”

  3. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth shook her head at the Dwarf’s rudeness, though she supposed it was to be expected. She kept her watch toward the rear, hoping that the other Elf could defuse the situation peacefully.

  4. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos rolled his eyes as the Feldard blundered in with Hasan in tow. Such for the sublty of deception. He waited a few seconds with Seath for the sicking sound of dwarfsteel breaking flesh and bone. Then he had the sinking feeling that he had no magic left to rescue the foolish dwarf. “I fear I shall be of little help here Mistress Saeth.” He stood back to allow her to pass.

  5. Maruc (Clr 4)

    The priest grimaced and heafted his shield up. He offered a swift prayer to Halav and strode in behind the other two, raised his shield and shook out the chain on his mace meaningfully.

  6. Saeth: 10xp+10xp
    Maruc: 10xp+10xp
    Miklos: 10xp+10xp
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp+10xp

    Saeth: 8485/16000
    Maruc: 8765/12000
    Miklos: 8785/10000
    Nicolai: 8045/9600
    Feldard: 8765/8800
    Hasan: 8165/16000

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