Rest or Flee Creatures From Beyond the Grave!

Miklos sniffed the decay on the air. He wasn’t comfortable at all. “Stefan, do you mind if I stay by you? this place is chilling me to the bone!” Undead, from his experience didn’t succumb to sleep spells, lucky he had memorized the web spells. Assuming they were corporeal…He tried to pierce the gloom with his gaze and listen for noises that were not his companions.

“No, I don’t mind if you stay near me,” Stephan said to Miklos as he hefted his sword and shield but made no advance. “But I may just be keeping back or fleeing. This is not my sort of foe!”

Stephan shook his head to rid the stench of death from his nostrils. Yet the ungodly scent remained; permeating the fog and clinging to their clothing.

Hasan watched Maruc approach the foreboding trio, dumbfounded. He feared no dead man, but these apparitions made him shake with nerves. “They have seen more winters than I,” he breathed to Ludo, as he drew the light, straight blade Saeth Taegu gave him when she left the company. He watched the cleric ministrations, and prepared to charge, with the honor of all who had fallen propelling him into this fight.

The stilty beings that confronted them had no sense of fear like the humanoids Stephan normally met. These were the undead–beyond human concept. Immune to the usual psychology of battle. Stephan bided his time, shield and sword ready, and waited–hoping–that Maruc would turn the unnatural creatures away.

Ludo took a step back in shock, the sight before him was frightening, he drew his sword and prepared for combat. As Maruc advanced, Ludo prayed as well that these creatures would be banished.

From the rear of the party, Feldard had difficulty making out what manner of foe they approached, but he frowned at how nervous the rest of his companions seemed. It was the smell of death and decomposition that he eventually he recognized. The priests words, spoken so forcibly and with such conviction that one would think the sound would carry for miles by sheer force of will, seemed to almost be swallowed up by the mist

Feldard took a few steps forward, ready to take over should the priests prayer have no affect.

Maruc swiftly pulled the holy symbol from under his sodden cloak. Shaking the dew from his hair, he stayed his friends and advanced on the creatures showing no fear. “Rest or flee creatures from beyond the grave! One who has the favour of Halav Incarnate stands before you and your dark souls are in peril!”

With his other hand he drew his mage-wrought mace ready for combat.

The creatures did not move. In fact, they had not moved at all since coming into sight. Maruc squinted his eyes and got a little closer to reveal the reason why. These were not undead, but rather the three missing heads from the campsite, impaled upon 6-foot poles.

The unsettling wail continued, emanating from somewhere in the distance ahead.

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9 responses to “Rest or Flee Creatures From Beyond the Grave!

  1. 2:31pm, Nytdain, the 9th of Flaurmont, 1001AC
    Cloudy, cool.

    Maruc: 10xp+10xp
    Miklos: 10xp+10xp
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp
    Stephan: 10xp+10xp+10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 27,340/48000
    Miklos: 27,240/40000
    Feldard: 27,740/34000
    Hasan: 26,840/32000
    Stephan: 26,820/32000
    Ludo: 26,435/40,000

  2. Maruc

    “There is still evil afoot, be on your guard.” Maruc did not put away his symbol, he thrust it beyond him like a shield and edged forward into the mist beyond searching for the ‘wailer’.

  3. miklosdostevar

    Miklos stared at the ghoulish posts in disgust. “What manner of folk would do this? It must be a warning designed to ward people off. But from what?”

  4. Ludo

    Ludo kept his sword in hand and advanced towards the gruesome heads, He pulled a light stone from his pocket and used the light to peel away the gloom surrounding him and the ghostly visage. Well one mystery is solved at least, he swiped his sword and knocked the poles to the ground, knocking the heads loose from their perch. “Maruc I mean no disrespect to the departed, but I do not think it is right that they remain on the poles”. He felt a need to dispose of the heads but was extremly nervous – he felt like the party was being watched. I have a bad feeling about this place something is not right.

  5. Hasan

    A groaning laugh escaped Hasan’s thin lips. The elf shook his head, “spirits up now, boys, we’ll find the end of this mystery soon enough, i think.” And the elf fell into rank behind the tall broad cleric.

  6. The dwarf wasn’t bothered in the least by the displayed heads and merely raised an eyebrow as Ludo knocked the poles down. He waited a moment, half expecting some manner alarm to be raised when that failed to erupt Feldard gave a grunt in response to the elf’s comment and returned to his rear guard position.

  7. Ludo

    Ludo rubbed his forhead, the wailing was getting on his nerves, it sounded mournful and within the mist and fog it was difficult to guess its direction and how far away it was. Ludo was certain that it was not the wind making the noise; which led him to believe that who ever decapiated the bodies was close by and hunting the party.

  8. Stephan

    Stephan was relieved to see the poled-heads instead of some un-worldly creatures. But his relief was by no means complete and he moved on with his party on high alert.

  9. “Be on your guard, Ludo we can care for the dead when this place is free of evil.” Maruc warned.

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