Magic And Light – Chapter XXXIV

Gnolls_Monster_Manual

MAGIC AND LIGHT 

by DarkJade

Adventure Prep

I – A Gathering Of Friends – II – Making Characters – III – Choose Your Class

Character Introductions

  IV – Stigus – V – Chi (Red) – VI – Ren – VII – Kinner – VIII – Zhan –  IX – Tor-Atimus

The Campaign

X – Beginnings – XI – The Crimson Blade Tavern – XII – Waiting – XIII – North To Drudgek – XIV –  Session 3 – XV – Day 1 – XVI – Orcs – CXVII – Kenku – XVIII – XP – XIX – Drudgek Barbarians – XX – Faren – XXI – Captor – XXII – Rude Awakening – XXIII – Session 4 – XXIV – The Hunted – XXV – The Druid Jarothh – XXVI – Dinner’s At 8 – XXVII – A Question Of Beliefs – XXVIII – Session 5 – XXIX – Dreyha – XXX – He Did It For The Girl – XXXI – The 12th Day – XXXII – Session 6 – XXXIII – Ambush

CHAPTER XXXIV – Gnolls

During Kinner and Tor-Atimus’s watch, Kinner spotted two Goblins scoping out their camp…

Tor-Atimus held up a torch in their direction, but they ran off.

“I’m really missing a town about now,” spoke Kinner.

The next day they began to travel east towards Thaen…

…towards the end of the day they spotted a Party of 5 Gnolls seemingly waiting for them.

Zahn brought the group to a halt.

“Too bad Dreyha’s not here… Jarothh seemed to have some sort of alliance with Gnolls,” spoke Ren.

Suddenly the Gnolls held up their spears and started battle crying.

“I do believe Chi was the only one of us who spoke Gnoll, not that, that will necessarily help,” spoke Zahn.

“I speak Gnoll,” interjected Faren.

“But I’m not sure how much good it will do…” he concluded.

“Worth a shot,” suddenly came the voice of Dreyha, as she transformed from Great Eagle to Wood Elf once more, and started walking towards the Gnolls.

“Coming,” she spoke to Faren, who then joined her.

After walking about 50′, they stood some 40′ from the Gnolls.

The Gnolls continued to yell and raise their spears.

“Dreyha looked at Faren.

Faren sighed, then spoke, “We request that you let us pass…” he spoke in Gnoll.

With this one of the Gnolls drew back an arrow on his bow.

“Oh well,” spoke Dreyha, as she raises both of her hands, palms facing the Gnoll about to shoot, and the one next to him…

Her hands begin to glow a green light, and “LUNA TRABEM!”

Suddenly a 5′ in diameter, by 40′ tall, cylinder of white light cast upon them…

…the one about to shoot jumped out of the light, but was still burned by a white fire…

…the second one stands in it burning, and howling.

“PESSULUM!” speaks Zahn and that white bolt of light as the night before leaves his hand, but this time his target avoided it.

Faren raises his great axe and goes into a RAGE, and a FRENZY, and RELENTLESS ATTACK, screaming like only a Barbarian can, running at the Gnoll who jumped out of the beam of light…

…He strikes it with such ferocity, he cuts it down in one blow.

He then strikes the one in the beam, knocking it to the ground.

Tor-Atimus charges forward and hurls his hand axe, but misses.

Ren raises his hands which turn a glowing red, “SOMNUM!”

Suddenly the Gnoll who’d been burned by Dreyha, and cleaved by Faren, falls asleep…

…as well as the unwounded Gnoll on his other side.

“DON’T TOUCH THE TWO THAT SLEEP!” Ren yells.

Stigus then releases an arrow, hitting one of the two remaining standing Gnolls.

Kinner  moves closer to the battle, then starts to play his fiddle and sing once more, causing a yellow glow to go over Faren once more, making him feel even stronger.

One of the two standing Gnolls throws his spear at Faren, and barely grazes him.

The other throws his as well, also hitting Faren.

This only seems to anger Faren more…

Meanwhile, Dreyha moves her beam of light towards the remaining two Gnolls, one gets burned, but jumps out of the light, and the other stands in the middle of it burning and howling.

Faren then charges them, but they both avoid his blows.

Zahn moves closer to the battle as well, “SACRIS FLAMA!” he yells and a flash of white yellow light strikes one of the standing Gnolls, but merely singes one of his arms.

Tor-Atimus runs towards Faren.

Ren speaks, “SOMNUM!” once more, and one of the remaining Gnolls falls asleep.

Stigus takes another shot, but misses.

Kinner’s singing and playing causes a yellow glow to go over Stigus as well…

Suddenly the last Gnoll falls to his knees, and trhows away his weapons…

“It is over…” speaks Zahn.

“Tie the sleepers, and him up…” he finishes.

PICTURE CREDIT – Gnolls

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