Behold Terror

Hasan backed away from the door and moved to follow Feldard. But the whole “dragon” episode continued to bother him. Catching up with Saeth, he murmered in Elvish, “I know your Miklos seems to know things about this place that my clan did not. But a dragon? We might not know some things, but tales of a dragon do not die quickly. Honest to Ilsundal—if I had a bit of concealment, I have half a mind to go back in there.”

“I am here you know! And do not assume you know all that your clan elders know.” snapped Miklos in elvish, then he switched to the common tongue of men. “Dragons are very dangerous creatures and are rumoured to have varascious appetites and I doubt all its food was down here. What I am concerned about is why the elves of the village did not warn us. It might be an illusion cast by the Sisters? Although I have no intention of testing the theory. Come come now,” Miklos winked at Hasan, then turned to Feldard, “I doubt there are two dragons here, if there are, I will eat my hat! Let us continue.”

Feldard glanced back towards the group, one last time as if to be sure that this was what they REALLY wanted to do. Then with a steadying breath he opened the door and stepped in, axe up defensively; and him, ready to tuck and roll away from any spouts of flame that might be resulting from entrance.

At first glance, the room appeared to be dark and empty. However, as the group began to feel slightly at ease, suddenly a gigantic beast seemed to materialize before them. Despite having just seen a fire-breathing dragon, before their eyes was the most terrifying creature any of them had ever seen in their lives. Before them, floating in the air was a gigantic spheroid creature with a large fanged mouth and single eye on the front and many flexible eyestalks on the top that crackled with mystical energy. The otherworldly aberration immediately began to aggressively glide toward the group. Its hideous eyeballs glared in anger at the intruders and seemed to be poised to unleash a torrent of harm upon them.

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10 responses to “Behold Terror

  1. Maruc (Clr 4)

    The priest hadn’t seen anything like it in his life. It didn’t look as terrifying as the gargantuan reptilian in the other room but something inside him told him it wasn’t a creature to be easily overcome. “Halav rewards the brave, not the foolish. Time to depart Feldard.”
    As soon as the dwarf and himself were safely back in the main corridor with the others he said, “I hope the reason that that creature is stuck in that room is that it can’t open doors….”

  2. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos, who had been at the back of the group with the elves said “Can’t open doors? What do you mean?”

  3. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “No hands.” replied the cleric simply, “It was just a floating eye.”

  4. Miklos (Mu 3)

    The colour drained from the mages face, “I read a history once where Archmage Antonius faced creature matching that description, he bearly escaped with his life. I doubt a creature that has mastered the art of moving without legs would find difficulty with a door.”
    The mage thought for a fraction of a second and ensuring no one was left in the short passageway he slammed the second door shut to the main corridor. “I’d suggest a turn of speed gentlemen. Back to the main chamber. I don’t want that behind us!” without waiting waiting for the others he speed off. “Let us hope that the creature chooses the dragon chamber to explore first!”

  5. Saeth Tegau

    Saeth stood back in surprise as the others pounded past. Whatever his failures, their failures, cowardice was unlike Feldard or the others. And, apparently, they were quite serious about the dangers in the rooms.

    Taking Miklos’ suggestion about this eye-creature as a decent one, the swordswoman paused by the first set of doors to crack them open a ways, hoping to trick this creature into going the wrong way. She turned to catch up, but couldn’t resist the urge to peek through that small gap, to catch a glimpse of such the mighty beast while she had the chance, and lingered there a moment before continuing after the others.

  6. Hasan

    “What could his fleeing companions have seen?” Hassan wondered. Having seen nothing in either room, only the terrified reactions of his heretofore unshakeable companions, he remained astonished.

    He backed away from the two doors, watching the portals and the lone elf that remained. Saeth’s coolness seemed as extreme as the other’s panic, but – well – that was her nature. An elf’s heart can be as stout as the bravest dwarf, although their guts will always be a bit more refined, Hasan mused.

  7. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    The dwarf had needed no further prompting from the cleric to quit the room while in the presence of the creature; but now away from the foul thing, he fumed at his own cowardice. What was wrong with him? He was a dwarven warrior. Nothing should strike such fear into the likes of him.
    He paused in the long hallway seeing the Mage ahead of him hurrying towards the main chamber, then glanced back towards the hall door that lead to such horrors.
    Their search for the Eye and the maidens led to somerather fearful creatures, but did that not mean they were on the right track? Fleeing now would only lessen their chances of succeeding. “Miklos, hold up!”

  8. Nicolai (T4)

    As they regroup, Nicolai turns and asks, “If both those creatures are as powerful as you say they are Miklos, would they live peacefully in such an underground lair? If they do, it is likely that something more powerful than them controlling them? And I for one do not want to meet something more powerful than a dragon.”

  9. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    The dwarf turns to regard the partys’ rogue. “Nor do I, Nicolai, yet what is the alternative? Forgetting all about the Opal Eye and the Sons of Night and the more imminent threat of the Three Sisters?”
    He shook his head. “As much as I hate to say it. We must press on. Too much is at stake.”

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

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 8615/16000
    Maruc: 8975/12000
    Miklos: 9025/10000
    Nicolai: 8215/9600
    Feldard: 9025/17000
    Hasan: 8405/16000

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