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Eye to Eye, part 2

The beholder flew out of sight. There was a moment of silence. Ian crouched by the door. “I’m going in.” Myntilly nodded. “Left or right?” Ian jerked his head left. “I’ll go right.” Sadi smiled. “I’m going straight!” And she ran into the room and half way up the far wall. Myntilly ran right and jumped behind a table, pulling it over as a shield. Ian crouched by a half wall. Orbius’ eye stalks tried to take all the movement in. I closed my eyes. “Pelor. Pelor shine your light upon us. It is our darkest hour.” Acgar hefted her …Read more »

Eye to Eye With Orbius, part one

We were still arguing about books, their merits and flaws, hen we entered a chamber filled with statues. The figures depicted were demons of the Underdark. Ian peered up at what looked like a Farastu demon. “Hmmm, incredibly life-like. Indira, don’t cast any stray restoration spells, eh?” I walked over. They were very life-like. “You think these are just petrified creatures?” On the opposite side of the room Myntilly was studying a painting. It showed Cauldron under a fiery sky. “It’s hard to say but I think this is a Betelle. It has his distinctive brush strokes. This is not …Read more »

The Spa of My Enemy

We stood outside the fire warden’s door for a minute, weapons raised. And nothing happened. “Well, that turned out OK.” “You mean the way we didn’t die? Yes, that was quite clever.” Acgar patted my shoulder. “How much did you give her?” Sadi was rummaging through one of the bags of holding. “Um, it was…. I dunno. Whatever I had left after the Myntilly thing.” I gestured vaguely, not wanting to bring up the resurrection. “Ladies? Shall we move on?” Iam and Brus stood at the next doorway. Myntilly looked at the sigil on the door and read out a …Read more »

Den of the Flame Warden

Myntilly stared at the three doors in the round room. “Which one? Where do we go?” Acgar peered at the drawing on the doors. “This one looks innocuous. It’s got to be a sleep spell.” Ian stood beside her to look. “What’s that noise? Behind the door — there’s a noise. Water, maybe?” I walked over and put my ear to the door. “Yes, I think you’re right. It’s a hissing sound.” Terrem came over and laid his head against the door. “That’s fire.” I shook my head. “It can’t be fire.” “It is.” “No,” I said firmly. “It isn’t.” …Read more »

Fight to the Death, part 2

In an instant Nabthatoron was in the middle of us. He was holding a large cabinet in his claws which he promptly dropped on Myntilly’s head. Brus charged over. And grabbed one of Nab’s arms in his jaws. I couldn’t really see what was happening, since I was on the other side of the room. I heard Terrem scream and caught a flash of blue clothing as he ran out the way we’d come in.

Fight to the Death, part 1

In order to open doors in these caverns under Lord Vhalantru’s house, we need to be able to cast certain spells. They seem to have in common that they are beholder spells. Things like flesh to stone, disintegrate and sleep. Myntilly teleported, bought scrolls for those spells and came back. Handy spell, teleportation. Myntilly is a powerful sorceress, no question. But we were a little worried about how it would go, reading a scroll of disintegrate. What if she stumbled in reading it? Would she blow herself up? Or worse, all of us? Sadi laid down and shielded Terrem with …Read more »

[meta] Dungeon Tiles

We’re (possibly) nearing the end of our Shackled City journey. I say possibly because as I said to Michelle last week — I was promised level 20 when I signed on. I’m just level 14 so that means that Shackled City can’t be over! She laughed, rolled her eyes and said “That’s if you do every little side quest!” But, when we are done with Shackled City, Michelle is ready to put down the DM books and pick up a character sheet. So here I am contemplating another night as guest DM. I haven’t mentioned it to anyone yet — …Read more »

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