Ludo thought investigating the cave asked for trouble, we still need to get across the gorge, I will climb back up, grab the ropes and make my way across and secure them to the top so you can all make your way up the cliff with a safety rope to guide you. With that he started climbing.

Stephan put his light stone away. He was not at all unhappy to leave the cave alone. He was impressed at Ludo’s easy ascent. The rogue hardly used the ropes!

Meanwhile, Hasan seemed to be “at one” again with some rock beetle that had emerged. Stephan approached to see the insect but quickly saw that his presence was not welcome. When the beetle made a buzzing sound, Hasan turned to see what it was and saw the woodsman. The look on the elf’s face sent Stephan away.

He then surveyed a hundred foot perimeter noting a variety of interesting rocks. He attention was divided, however, as he kept track of Ludo’s progress.

The rogue was halfway up the chasm, when suddenly he heard the rattling sound. He turned his head to see a large rattlesnake headed right for him. There was no way to avoid it. He would have to defend himself with one hand while holding onto the rockface with the other.



Filed under D&D, Dungeons & Dragons, rpg

5 responses to “Rattler

  1. 10:33am, Tserdain, the 14th of Flaurmont, 1001AC
    Partly cloudy, cold and windy.

    Stephan: 10xp+10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp+10xp

    Maruc: 28,090/48000
    Miklos: 27,975/40000
    Feldard: 28,520/34000
    Hasan: 27,545/32000
    Stephan: 27,640/32000
    Ludo: 27,290/40,000

  2. hasan

    The snake’s rage cut through Hasan like Kaldemont’s fiercest snowgale. The elf worked his hands in hypnotic spirals, slender fingers extended verticaly, and chanted feverishly, “Salim volen a volar! Cap amunt violar!” Feldard gasped as the elf slowly began to float up toward Ludo and his adversary. As the elf approached, he called out to the fearful animal, “Away from him, young rattler. Leave this place, and find your burrow.” The elf sensed his magic bond with natural creatures remained in place, but that his time was ending. “Hurry now, Ludo, and lower that rope. Friends, you must climb quickly.”

  3. Ludo

    Ludo paused only for a moment as he saw the snake but as the snake hissed in confusion at Hasan’s words quickly resumed his climb up the chasm moving out of strike range of the snake. At the top he pulled himself up and over the ledge and with a few flicks of his wrist secured the rope around a stout branch. Leaning over the edge he gave the thumbs up that all was well and waited for the group to climb up one by one.

  4. Feldard (Dwf)

    Feldard watched as his companions climbed/ got hauled up by the rope and waited, alert below. Thus far the only dangers this day had been natural predators but he knew others things lurked in the mountains. When it came to his turn Feldard tied off the end of the rope to his belt and began the long arduous climb up.

  5. dtwilder

    Stephan secured his gear and followed the others up when his turn came. The exposure on the cliff face was none too pleasing but his stalwart nature saw him to the top.

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