Magic And Light (The Adventures Of Ren) – Chapter XII

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTER I – Return To Jor – CHAPTER II – Laris – CHAPTER III – Dwarfport – CHAPTER IV – Blu Hob – CHAPTER V – Session 10 – CHAPTER VI – Thalo – CHAPTER VII – Woods Of Fairelight – CHAPTER VIII – Welcome To Tru – CHAPTER IX – Chimera – CHAPTER X – Session 11 – CHAPTER XI – Into The Mountains

CHAPTER XII – Hobgoblin Lair

The next day we traveled a couple hours before we neared the outskirts of the Chimera’s Lair…

“We should wait for night,” spoke Thalo, and we all agreed.

As nightfall came, Thalo had us all stand together, he then sat crosslegged on the ground and went into a meditation.

We looked at one another, and then he spoke, “TRANSIET SINE AUTEM VESTIGIUM,” and suddenly all of us were covered by a black shadowy smoke.

“Stick together, and beware of loose rocks,” Thalo spoke, and then we all passed by the Chimera while it slept…

…Laris and Kinner knocked a few rocks loose, but it didn’t seem to wake the Chimera.

Once past Chi lead us to where he deduced the entrance of the Hobgoblin’s Lair might be…

…along a cliffs edge we came upon a fairly large cave.

“Well, here we go,” Chi spoke.

“Wait,” spoke Z, and he moved to the front.

Our Marching Order would be our Rogue Z, followed by our Ranger Chi…

…then our Bard Kinner, because as a Drow (Dark Elf) he had much experience underground and in the dark.

Then came our Monk Thalo, Me (Ren), the Wizard….

And lastly our Barbarian Stryke, and our Paladin Laris.

“That was a pretty nice trick, how long does it last?” I asked.

“It will last an hour total, so we should go undetected for a bit…” Thalo explained.

As we moved through the darkness of the cave, those who have Darkvision (Night Vision) guided those who did not…

“Up there…” spoke Z, “I see the beginnings of a stairwell.”

“Thalo’s shadowy cast will last us an hour total,” I spoke.

Soon we made our way down the first stairwell until we reached a platform.

Z brought us to a halt…

…he then started to run one of his hands along the left wall…

CLICK

…until there was a click and a secret passage opened up.

Z looke back at me.

“Secret door… Do we use it?” he spoke.

Suddenly Chi moved towards the wall and checked the ground.

“Goblin tracks… And, Hobgoblins,” he spoke.

“Perhaps a secret way for dungeon guards to surprise unwanted guests,” I spoke.

“I’ll jam a spike in it, should keep them from using it,” spoke Z.

“No… Then they’ll know someone’s here,” interjected Thalo.

Z looked at me, I nodded in agreement with Thalo, and so we move on.

Down a second set of stairs we went until we reached a 50′ by 30′ foot room lit by torches.

…All went quiet.

Z had us wait for a moment.

There were four additional hallways leading into the chamber…

…one to the left and right, in the middle of the 30′ walls…

…and two at the end, one on the far right of the wall, one on the far left.

Chi moved forward and checked for foot prints at each passage.

“Far left is covered with Goblins and Hobgoblins tracks…” he looks back at us, “Also Ogres…”

Chi makes his way back to us, “Definitely not the far right passage, there’s something in there… The far left, probably a lot of guards… Right is medium, left is probably our best bet,” explains Chi.

“Alright… Left it is,” I speak.

“I have to tell you Ren… This place is heavily populated…” adds Chi.

“Which means there’s likely Patrols,” spoke Thalo.

“Stay against the wall, and they’re not likely to see us with what I Cast,” Thalo added.

So we inched our way down the hallway to the left.

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