What Are You Doing?

Hearing the cleric and mage confirm his worst thoughts, the dwarf strode forward while the ‘witch’ was still confused. Crouching down beside her, Feldard struck ‘Saeth’ a backhand to keep her dazed and unable to cast any magic . “What is your name? Come on, tell me. Now! Or I will strike again!” He roughly grabbed her by the collar of her garb and shook her as she lay on the floor. He harried the elfmaid, mercilessly, keeping her mentally unfocused and off balance. Or so he hoped.

“What are you doing? Have you lost your mind, dwarf?” said Saeth as she tried to defend herself.

This somewhat unique approach rather took Miklos aback, he was too stunned to say anything. He awaited what the elf had to say. Probably something about amnesia and repeatedly saying ‘it’s me’ or some other non-committal response. Still he felt a more civilized reaction from the dwarf would have been better.

“Stay your hand Feldard!” snapped the priest. “Despite everything we do not know her condition. It is a guess.” he said with a sideways look at the mage. “We are all close enough to stop her putting a spell on us, wouldn’t you agree Miklos? Give her peace to answer the question.”

Nicolai folded his arms and shook his head. He returned to his previous task of scouting the area, at least he could try and ensure they warned of impending danger.

Then he had a thought.

“Trapped in these statues would the witches have some way to talk to each other? To err…. ‘feel’ each other without actually being there? They’ve done a lot here in a short time and that needs organizing. Remember that prison cell above had been recently occupied? We reckoned it was one of the elves so they can’t have been actually doing anything ‘emselves for long. So they have to be able to talk eh?”

He paused. “So they’re going to know that she’s been free’d yes?”

At Nicolai’s words, Miklos slowly turned he head toward him. He couldn’t deny the possibility. “Bugger.” he said.

Hasan could hardly make head or tail of the situation they found themselves in. Nicolai’s unexpected verbal explosion utterly defeated the elf’s still strained sense of the humans’ common tongue, though the fact that the human chose to string his first sentences together at the same moment that the dwarf’s began to abuse Saeth surely didn’t help matters. Hasan joined his companions in trying to restrain the dwarf.

The elf recovered, and backed away from the dwarf. “Why do you all look at me so?” She stayed in a defensive posture, and made no move for her weapons or to cast any spells.

Suddenly she broke into a mad dash, sprinting toward the nearest alcove.

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9 responses to “What Are You Doing?

  1. Feldard (dwf)

    Despite his companions misgivings about his actions, Feldard was expecting the worst and when ‘Saeth’ made a dash for the alcove, he broke free from Maruc’s restraining hold (that would have been necessary for him to release Saeth in the first place) and bellowed as he gave chase, cursing himself for not having his crossbow at the ready. “Stop her escape! Nicolai – your bow!”

  2. Feldard (dwf)

    (re-read the DM’s post.. replace “Maruc’s restraining hold” with Hasan’s)

  3. To clarify this latest post (and respond to the OOC comment from Matt):

    I was under the impression that Feldard was being held back from further attacking Saeth by Hasan, thus she was not being held down. Also, in case it wasn’t clear, she woke up before there was an opportunity to tie her.

    Note, in the post it says she is starting to sprint towards the alcove, not that she has successfully made it there. Also, Saeth is significantly faster than Feldard and Maruc.

  4. Maruc

    Th priest spun on his heal at the suprise sprint of the elf. His arm snatched out at thin air and he started to purse her before he realised he wasn’t going to catch up. Think fool!
    “Spirit of Halav encompass thee that thy purpose is curtailed!” he cried casting forth the power of Halav.

    (Maruc casts his Hold Person at Saeth assuming shes around long enough to be subject to it.)

  5. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos knew he wasn’t strong enough to restrain Saeth, that didn’t stop him trying as sprang upon her. He tried to catch her off guard, “The scorn of Karelena will be yours if you let us escape!”

  6. Nicolai (T 4)

    Nicolai didn’t have any weapons to hand. As he ran to intercept Saeth he wondered how he could string his bow, nock, draw and loose an arrow by the time Seath had fled – what did Feldard think he was, some kind of elf? Not that there was any place to flee to in a room without exits. Still she was moving with a purpose!

  7. Maruc (Clr4)

    DM note: Maruc will delay his spell until it is obvious that no other form of restraint is working…

  8. Feldard (dwf)

    (LOL no actually I was hoping it was a weapon of preference and that he might have it already strung – oh well)

  9. Hasan

    (Great “invocation” of Hold person!)

    Hasan wasn’t as quick to react as the dwarf and Saeth’s surprising dash left him stonefooted. He wondered if he had been taken in and trusted her strength, her indepedent spirit, and yes, their racial bonds too much. With little he could do to prevent her from reaching her escape, Hasan turned to the other alcoves and scouted them, hoping to understand what motivated the Saeth’s flight.

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