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


Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)


I – Return To Jor – II – Laris – III – Dwarfport – IV – Blu Hob – V – Session 10 – VI – Thalo – VII – Woods Of Fairelight – VIII – Welcome To Tru – IX – Chimera – X – Session 11 – XI – Into The Mountains – XII – Hobgoblin Lair – XIII – Ettin – IV – Level 4 – XV – Session 12 – XVI – Forks In The Road – XVII – Helmed Horror

CHAPTER XVIII – Unlikely Thief

“Our first test,” speaks Kinner.

“The deeper you go…” added Stryke.

Z walks over and gives Chi his last Healing Potion… “Last one buddy… Use it if yo like, or hold on to it, your call.”

Ch nods.

“Are you guys sure you should be following me around?” I (Ren) ask.

“Oh, is that what we’re doing, I though we were her to find some Magic, grab some loot, and rid the world of some threatening folk,” replied Z.

“This isn’t their home you know… This cave… This, ‘Lair’, was the home of a Silver Dragon called LARA X,” he explains.

“Lara X…” speaks Laris, recognizing the name.

“So before you go judging our actions,” Z looks at Laris, “You might want to do your homework.”

I’m stunned by this, “A Silver Dragon?”

…”She were a beaut to… A Noble Creature… These little bastards must have taken her out,” finishes Z.

Laris steps forward, “I’m sorry guys… For questioning my presence here…”

Z nods.

“Hate to bring this up, but shouldn’t we be checking out those Chests and getting out of here?” interjects Chi, whose holding his wounded side.

“I’ve been checking them out since we got here…” replies Z.

“There’s got to be some sort of Trap, and/or Trigger for a Guard, but I can’t seem to see it,” he explains.

IN that moment all stood still and started to gaze around the room to see if they could detect anything.

“STRING…” suddenly Laris, Ren, Kinner and Thalo all speak at once.

With this Z drops to the floor, and is able to see silver strings criss crossing all sides of the Treasure Chests…

…”String…” he speaks under his breath as he approaches where one of the strings comes out of the cave wall.

He then waves Laris, Thalo, Kinner and Ren over.

They all stoop down.

“Trying to figure out what it does, and how to deactivate it,” explains Z.

“I suspect it summons the Guard,” speaks Laris…

…Z nods at her, and looks at me, Thalo and Kinner who all shrug.

Z gestures for the three of us to step away, while Laris takes a seat on the floor with him.

Meanwhile I send Stryke to the North East Entrance, Thalo to the West Entrance, and Kinner to the Southern Entrance of the Cave to keep watch.

“Go on,” Z says to Laris.

“By my deduction, as long as there’s tension, the wall mechanics won’t set it off.

Z looks back at the criss crossing string surrounding the Chests, “It’s not going to be easy maneuvering those Chests with all that string around.”

“Cut this one while having…” she paused then looked at Chi, wounded, leaning up against one of the cave walls,”Chi hold the tension at the wall.

Z thinks for a bit, “Alright…”

Z then calls Chi over and tells him what to do…

…Chi is about to cut the string, when Z grabs his hand, “We need tension on the other side as well…”

Laris, sweating, nods.

They have me hold the tension on the other side.

Chi cuts it, while maintaining the tension.

“No way of knowing if it worked, lets get to work,” says Z, and Laris and he go to the Chests.


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