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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on February 23, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-17)

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 – XVIII – Unlikely Thief

CHAPTER XIX – Treasure

“Alright, first things first, checking for Traps,” speaks Z as he looks over the 6 Treasure Chests.

“I’ll help,” Laris adds.

Z checks the first lock, “There’s no Trap, but it is locked,” he says.

“I’ll try and Pick it,” he adds as he takes out his Thieves Tools.

CLICK

…he does it.

He then opens it to see that it’s full of Copper.

“Copper…” he says under his breath, then looks through it, but finds that there is nothing more.

“This whole things likely worth 5 Gold Pieces…” he moves onto the second Chest.

“Next Chest…” he speaks.

CLICK

“You didn’t check to see if it was Trapped?” Laris says, seeing him go directly to opening it.

“No time, but I got it opened,” he replies with a grin.

He opens this one, and it is full of Silver, and a hand full of Gems.

“Quickly!” he says, then starts to fill 5 small sacks with it.

“Bring these to Stryke, Thalo and Ren,” he says, and Laris delivers the 5 sacks to them.

He then looks at the large Black Sack which is leaning up against the Chests.

He can’t seem to detect a Trap, so he looks in, but sees only darkness…

…he reaches inside, and to his surprise, a Vial seems to leap into his hand.

He pulls it out, “Give this to Ren,” and she does.

Suddenly 2 Goblins and an Ettin (2 Headed Giant), appear at the Northern Entrance to Strykes surprise.

Suddenly Thalo appears in front of Stryke, and kicks one of the Goblins.

“CHROMATI ORBIS,” I speak, summoning a Ball of Fire, I then hurl it at the Ettin, but he’s barely able to avoid it… And it doesn’t help that I’m stuck holding the string.

“NUBES AUTEM PUGIONIBUS,” speaks Kinner and the Cube of Spinning Yellow Glowing Daggers appears again, right in front of the Ettin.

The Goblins are able to avoid them, but the Ettin is not.

Chi, holding onto the other string, raises his other hand, “GELIDUS TANGE,” and a Giant Ghostly Hand appears by the Goblins, but they’re able to deflect it as it swings at them.

Stryke goes into a RAGE, and Recklessly Attacks the Ettin…

…striking it with her Battle Axe.

Her eyes turn light blue, and appear as wolves eyes, her hair turns grey and her Wolf Spirit fills Thalo who is near her.

Z ties the Large Black Bag to his waste, then moves in on the Goblins and Ettin, he too is affected by Stryke’s Wolf Spirit…

…and with one of his Rapiers he’s able to cut the Goblins throats, and take a slash at the Ettin.

Laris, also inspired by Stryke’s Wolf Spirit, pushes to the front and strikes the Ettin in the belly.

The Ettin yells in anger and strikes at Laris with his Battle Axe, but hits her shield, knocking her to one knee.

It then swings its’ Morning Star at Z, knocking him against the wall.

Thalo takes a blow at it with his Quarter Stff, striking it in the face, then with a kick.

The Ettin Roars!

I, running out of Spells, am stuck holding the string and watching.

Meanwhile Kinner’s Magically Yellow Daggers spin, slashing at the Ettin, whose not smart enough to move away from them.

Meanwhile Chi’s Ghostly hand takes takes a swipe at the Ettin, to no avail.

Stryke tries to swing at the Ettin, and just as she’s about to miss, Kinner plays his fiddle, Casting a Yellow Glow over her, enabling her to hit the Giant…

With this the Ettin falls to its’ knees.

Z, wounded, moves in once more, and sticks his Rapier through its throat, killing it.

“We’ve got to get out of here, forget the other 4 Chests,” speaks Z.

All agree, but realize when they release the strings, Guards will be summoned.

“RELEASE!” I speak, and they do, and we flee…

…but before we do.

“Come close,” Thalo says, and we all come together.

“TRANSIET SINE AUTEM VESTIGIUM,” he speaks with his eyes closed, and the mysterious dark smoke appears around us once more, as it did when we first entered the Lair.

The next moments though we are Stealthed, were terrifying…

We toar through all the passage ways and rooms we’d been through, Thalo’s smoke blending us into the shadows…

In the background we could hear Goblins yelling where we had stolen from their Treasure.

As we toar through, we didn’t come upon one Guard Patrol, which was miraculous…

…soon enough we reached the stairs which lead us inside the Lair, and sprinted up them…

…Stryke twisted her ankle a bit as we ran, but hobbled quickly keeping pace…

Soon we were outside the cave under the moon’s light, and had only one more Creature to get by…

…the Chimera.

All of us, save Stryke, were able to go around it across the moving rock….

…but Stryke, because of her ankle was having trouble.

Thalo decided to put her on his back, and carried her until we were beyond the Chimera…

To our surprise, as we all fell to our knees laughing, and sweating, z suddenly looked up and two SCOUT SOLDIERS OF TRU, stood before him.

“Have you done it… Have you slain the Chimera?” they asked.

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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on February 23, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-17)

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.

 

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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on February 22, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-16)

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 – CHAPTER XVI – Forks In The Road

CHAPTER XVII – Helmed Horror

“BACK HERE!” Laris yells, before her is a Golden Knight (Helmed Horror), but where its’ face and hands should be, is glowing red flame.

“DIVINUS FAVENT…” she speaks, as she draws her Long Sword, with this her sword glows green, “MAGIC WILL HURT IT MORE!”

Z and Thalo hold their attacks, unable to see it yet.

Chi on the other hand, “VENATORES MARCAM” speaks the familiar words of ‘Hunters Mark’, causing a blue glow to go above its’ head, which only Chi can see.

He draws back his arrow, but can’t get a clear shot past other Party Members.

Kinner raises his hand, “NUBES AUTEM PUGIONIBUS…” his hand glows yellow, and a Cube of Glowing Yellow Daggers appear spinning around the Golden Knight.

Laris swings her glowing long sword at the Knight, but it deflects it with one of its’ swords.

“CHROMATIC ORBIS!” I speak, creating a ball of fire and hurl it at it, but it deflects it as well.

Meanwhile, the Party is backing up into the cave, so that all of the Party Members can have access to the Knight who follows them in.

Stryke, however, goes into a RAGE, and her eyes turn light blue once more, taking on the appearance of a Wolves Eyes, and her brown hair turns grey as she Summons her Totem Spirit…

Suddenly Kinner’s spinning daggers start to slash as the Knight as he moves forward…

…The Gold Knight swings one of its’ swords at Laris, but she avoids it…

…then swings its’ second sword at Stryke, and strkes her, but because of her Rage she barely feels it.

Stryke then becomes RECKLESS, and CHARGES the Gold Knight coming down on it with her Battle Axe…

…striking it across the chest, her axe seems to have a hard time penetrating it.

Thallo then goes at it striking it right in the head with his Quarter Staff, but it hardly reacts…

“Laris is right, it seems to resist non magical attacks,” he then kicks it in the head.

The Party out of the way, Z makes his move, striking it with one of his Rapiers…

Suddenly Kinner sees a second Gold Knight (Helmed Horror) enter from the Southern entrance.

“ANOTHER ONE!” he yells.

Z continues his assault on the first sticking it with both of his Rapiers.

“This thing doesn’t want to go down…” proclaims Z, slashing away.

Thalo helps Z…

…whacking it in the head with his Quarter Staff.

“Slowly but surely it’s getting weaker!” exclaims Thalo.

Chi’s bow string snaps, so he tosses his bow to the floor, and draws his 2 Short Swords.

The second Golden Knight comes at Kinner, whose taken up a Shield…

…it swings its first sword, but Kinner dodges it…

…but his second blade strikes Kinner gashing him badly.

Kinner clutching his side, slashes at it with his Rapier but misses.

Laris raises her glowing green sword above her head, “DIVNUS PERCUTIAT!” and a great white light fills the blade striking it down.

I look to the second Gold Knight, “PYTHONISSAM PRESSULUM!” I speak, and a beam of crackling Blue Energy strikes it in the chest, creating an Arc of Lightning between us, damaging it.

Z goes after the second one, striking it with one of his Rapiers.

Thalo goes at it with his Quarter Staff, but it blocks it with one of its’ swords.

Meanwhile Kinner places his hands upon his wound, “REMEDIUM PLAGUS…” and his hands glow yellow once more and heal most of his injury.

Chi goes after the remaining Gold Knight striking it with both of his Short Swords…

…causing the Gold Knight to shift his gaze at Chi, and strikes him with both of his blades…

…Chi falls to the ground, badly wounded.

Laris lunges forward bringing her glowing green blade down upon the Golding Knight and it flashes a white light once more, damaging it.

Meanwhile my Lightning Arc continues to damage the Knight…

…the Golden Knight staggers.

Stryke comes down upon it with her Battle Axe, but it deflects it with one of its’ swords.

Z contnues to stab at it, striking it with one of his Rapiers.

Thalo tries to strike it, but is deflected.

Kinner leaps to his feet and sticks the Gold Knight in the stomach with his Rapier.

And Chi gets up, still wounded, and strikes it as well.

The Knight falls to the ground, barely alive…

…but alive enough to strike Chi again, knocking him to the ground unconscious.

“DIE FOUL BEAST!” proclaims Laris who sticks her glowing green sword through it’s head, killing it.

Kinner then goes to Chi’s side, checks for a pulse, and finds a weak one… “REDEMEDIUM PLAGUS…” and once again his hands glow yellow, this time brighter…

…and Chi’s wounds partly heal, and his eyes open widely, “My god, am I dead…” he speaks.

Kinner slaps Chi’s cheek slightly, “No my friend… You are not.”

Laris then approaches and places her hand upon Chi, it goes green, and he heals more.

Still badly wounded, he looks better.

PICTURE CREDIT – Helmed Horror

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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , on February 22, 2018 by darkjade68

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Magic And Light

CAMPAIGN 2 – ‘The Adventures Of Ren’

by DarkJade

(Check Out Campaign 1 HERE)

CHAPTERS (1-15)

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

CHAPTER XVI – Forks In The Road

“This is becoming difficult for me,” spoke Laris after she healed her wounds.

“Yeah, that was quite a blow,” replied Stryke.

“No… I don’t mean the wounds… I mean the justification of why I’m here…” replied Laris.

I (Ren) went quiet.

“Why are you here Laris?” questioned Thalo.

“Because  I care about all of you,” she replied.

“We’re to treasure hunt, while at the same time do away with some bad guys, right?” questioned Kinner.

Stryke put her hand on his shoulder and nodded.

“It would be different if they were threatening a town… Or causing havoc… But it seems to me, they’re just living under here,” spoke Laris.

“I think you should go back,” I replied.

Laris seemed a bit stunned.

“You’re right, this is no place for a Paladin,” I continued.

“No… It’s alright… I’ll go a bit further,” she quickly replied, then stepped out into the Eastern Hallway.

Chi looked at me, and my eyes went across the rest of the group.

“A bit further for now,” I spoke, and all nodded.

We went out into the Eastern Hallway, Z back in the lead, followed by Thalo, Kinner, Chi, myself, Stryke then Laris.

We came upon a Hallway that turned south…

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Our options were to take it, or continue East.

Z had no opinion.

Chi checked for tracks, “A lot of Hobgoblin, Goblin etc. tracks going East.”

“Lets continue East,” I replied…

…and so we moved on.

30′ East, we came upon a doorway in the North Wall.

Z listened at the door, then turned back towards us, “Hobgoblins.”

I nodded, and motioned to keep going East.

We started moving, when Laris stopped the group.

“I think I hear something coming from that Southern Hallway we passed,” she spoke.

Are options were to go back and face it, or continue 30′ forward where there was a door.

I motioned forward, but had Chi go to the back of the group, arrow drawn, walking backwards.

Z went to the door and listened, but heard nothing.

We went into what appeared to be a Dining Hall…

…50′ North to South by 40′ West to East.

In addition to the door we came in, there was an Eastern door.

We went in, and closed the door behind us.

Chi listed at the door we came through for several minutes, but heard nothing.

“They might have gone towards our last room, or back south where they came from,” he spoke.

I nodded, we then listened to the Eastern Door.

Nothing.

We open the door, and continue East for 20′, then run into a Hallway going North  10′ to a Door, and South 20′ to another Door.

Z listens to the Northern Door…

…no sound.

He then listens to the Southern Door…

Nothing.

Our third option is the way we were heading, which goes 10′, then cuts diagonally South East, in a more cave looking Hallway.

“Lets continue East,” speaks Z.

I nod, and we continue East.

The cave like Hallway goes 30′, then becomes a Southern Hallway going 40′, then turning West…

Or another Cave like Hallway heading East 20′.

“Which way?” questions Z.

“I’m not sure,” I speak.

“Coin toss then… Heads, East, Tails, South,” he says.

All seem to agree, mainly because they’re just not sure.

He flips a Silver Coin, then looks up at me, “East then…”

We continue East and reach the Cave like Hallway going North East…

…It’s much narrower than the regular hallways.

“Flip it,” I speak.

Z flips his coin again, “North it is…”

We continue up the North East, narrow hallway for what feels to be 100′.

It goes North East for 30′, then North for 30′, then North East for 40′ or so.

We come across a second hallway heading East.

He flips again, “East then.”

We head East 20′ to a large cave, 60′ North to South, and 30′ West to East…

…and in the center of it, on top of several medium sized rocks, were 6 Chests and a large black sack.

“Good lord,” spoke Kinner.

Suddenly Laris heard a noise from behind her, and turned to see entering the chamber behind them was what looked to be a Golden Knight (Helmed Horror), with glowing red light coming out where its face, and hands would be, floating above the ground.

 

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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on February 20, 2018 by darkjade68

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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 – CHAPTER XIII – Ettin – CHAPTER IV – Level 4

CHAPTER XV – Session 12

Session 12 had arrived…

It was hard to believe that we’d all been playing Dungeons & Dragons together for 3 months.

I think Johnny’s sister Stacy was the most surprised of them all.

Though she didn’t really seem to ever click with her original Character Stigus, the Dragonborn Fighter, since she started her new Character Laris, the Paladin of the Ancients, aka Green Knight, she really seems to be getting into it.

We all arrived a little earlier for this Session, we were having a Bar B Q, and it was fun to just hang out a bit.

As time got closer to our starting time, everyone got out there notebooks, Characters, Pencils, Pens and Dice, and we were ready to go.

“Alright, so the last time we played, you guys had taken out 3 Hobgoblins in a room, and tied up a fourth, and put it behind a large chair with the bodies,” Johnny began.

“Thalo, while guarding the Eastern door, heard a noise from the outside hallway. Lets start there…” he finished.

We quickly moved into strategic positions, Z on the left of the door, he’s to strike first, as he’s a Rogue, followed by Thalo, our Shadowy Monk, who was on the right side of the door, then Chi would let loose some arrows from across the room.

Stryke and Laris were behind Z, and Kinner and I (Ren) were by Chi in order to do Ranged Attacks.

When the door opens, the Patrol doesn’t expect what’s about to hit them…

Z literally guts the two Hobgoblins in front, then continues his vicious attack by lashing away at an Ogre’s stomach.

Then comes Thalo with a whack to the Ogre’s head with his Quarter Staff, and a kick to its gut.

Then Chi releases his bow, and strikes the Ogre in the neck.

And I release a Fire Bolt, “IGNIS PRESSLUM,” striking it’s face.

The Ogre begins to sway…

Stryke lunges forward striking the Ogre in its’ belly.

And Thalo takes another whack at its’ head , and breaks his neck with a firm kick…

…it falls to the floor.

Kinner holds up his hand cross bow and aims it at one of the Hobgoblins…

…takes a shot, but misses.

I cast a mote of fire once more, “IGNIS PRESSULUM,” but the Hobgolin deflected it off its’ shield.

Chi takes another shot, but his bow string snaps.

Laris moves in, but the Hobgoblin blocks her blow as well…

…Stryke moves forward, and gets a slash of her Battle Axe past one of the Hobgoblins shield.

After the Hobgoblin blocks Laris’s sword, it in turn sticks his Long Sword in her stomach.

The second Hobgoblin still living loses grip of its’ sword, turns, and tries to run away…

…leaving his back open to Z, who sticks him in the back with one of his Rapiers, killing it.

He then sticks his other Rapier in the remaining Hobgoblin’s side.

Thalo then delivers a final blow to its’ neck, killing it.

Laris, whose badly injured, places her hands upon her wound, and “PONERE MANIBUS,” and both of her hands glow brightly green, completely healing it.

“Wow,” exclaims Stryke,” That was a serious wound…”

PICTURE CREDIT – Hobgoblins

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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , on February 18, 2018 by darkjade68

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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 – CHAPTER XIII – Ettin

CHAPTER IV – Level 4

After our battle against the Ettin and Goblins, several of our Players Characters had leveled up, so Johnny brought the game to a halt.

“Ok so with that battle, four of your characters leveled up (Level 4)…” he spoke.

“I leveled up,” spoke Trevor, “My Ranger Chi is now Level 4, and has a Maximum Hit Points of 37… He also earned two ABILITY POINTS, which I applied to his CONSTITUTION score, and his DEXTERITY score.”

“My Wizard Ren also leveled, his Maximum Hit Points is now 26, I also raised his CONSTITUTION and DEXTERITY Abilities, which raised his Hit Points, and Armor Class… I need to pick a few more Spells for his Spell Book, as I didn’t get to it last level either,” I (Connor) explained.

“My Paladin Laris also leveled… Her Maximum Hit Points are now 35, and instead of raising her ABILITY POINTS, I took the FEAT ‘HEALER’, which allows her to do some healing with MEDICAL KITS, as opposed to just stabilizing the wounded,” Stacy spoke.

“My Monk Thalo also leveled… His Maximum Hit Points is now 36, and he received another KI POINT… Also, instead of increasing my ABILITY POINTS, I took the FEAT ‘ALERT’, which adds +5 to my INITIATIVE Roll, and he can no longer be SURPRISED,” spoke Mike.

“Alright, that’s it for now, lets continue,” spoke Johnny.

After the battle the next thing we needed to do was listen to the door, and pull the bodies into the hallway…

After we moved the bodies, Z listened at the door.

“Can’t hear anything,” he said.

“Z, Chi, Thalo you go in first,” I (Ren) replied.

Z nodded, then opened the door.

Inside was a 50′ x 50′ room, with a large chair near the north wall, and four HOBGOBLINS, who were not pleased to see us.

Thalo leaped into action taking two blows at one of them, first with his Staff, then his Fist, but the Hobgoblin was able to avoid them.

Chi released an arrow, but the Hobgoblin blocked it with his shield.

Chi then moved out of the doorway, allowing the rest of the Party to enter the chamber.

Three of the Hobgoblins then released their longbows at Chi, all hitting him…

…and the 4th struck Thalo with his sword.

Out of nowhere Z came at two of the Hobgoblins with his Rapiers, killing the first with one, and wounding the second with the other.

Thalo then finished the wounded one with a kick to head.

Stryke then gashed one of the remaining Hobgoblins with her battle axe.

Chi drew back his bow once more, “VENTORES MARCAM,” and a blue glow appeared above the other remaining Hobgoblin, and launched an arrow into its’ forehead.

The last Hobgoblin, barely alive, crawled towards the door.

Suddenly Z was upon him, and pulled down his mask revealing the fact that he was a Blu Hob (Half Blue Orc, Half Hobgoblin).

“Now you listen to me…” Z spoke in his native Goblin tongue, “You’re going to tell us exactly what we want to know…” he spoke with a hiss.

The Hobgoblin scared out of his mind nodded in agreement.

“Here,” spoke Laris, who kneeled down by the Hobgoblin, “I need to bandage this wound, or there won’t be a Hobgoblin alive to intimidate.”

Meanwhile Chi pulled out the three arrows from his body, and Z handed him a HEALING POTION to drink, which healed some of the wounds.

As they interrogated the Hobgoblin, Thalo guarded the East Entrance, and Stryke guarded the West Entrance, where they came in.

“First of all, where’s the Warlord TORBALOY…” spoke Z…

…but the Hobgoblin did not answer.

“He’s terrified,” spoke Laris.

I looked at Z, “We don’t have time for this, tie it up, gag it, and put it behind the large chair with the 3 bodies.”

“If they find him, he’ll tell them exactly whose here,” spoke Thalo.

“Don’t speak a word about us, or we will find you,” spoke Z to the Hobgoblin in Goblin.

The Hobgoblin frantically shook his head.

“Someone’s coming,” spoke Thalo.

OUT OF GAME

“And we’ll end it there for this week,” spoke Johnny.

PICTURE CREDIT – Hobgoblin

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

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , on February 17, 2018 by darkjade68

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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

CHAPTER XIII – Ettin

We went no more than 20′ and we reached a door on the left of the 60′ hallway.

“Could be the Guard Room connected to the Secret Passage,” spoke Stryke.

We agreed, and continued down the hallway.

When we reached the end there was a hallway going to the left, and right.

To the right 30′ away was a door.

To the left the hallway went 30′, then turned right.

Chi checked for tracks.

“A bunch going left, barely any going right… And the ones going right aren’t Goblins, Hobgoblins or Ogres,” spoke Chi.

“I’m feeling suspicious about the right…” he added.

“Lets head left,” I spoke.

So we headed up the left hallway…

…which then went right 30′ to a door.

Just as all but Stryke and Laris went aroud the corner, an arrow struck the wall between them!

Laris and Stryke looked back down the hallway from where we came, and there were 2 Goblins, and an Ettin (Two Headed Giant)…

“Patrol!” I spoke.

The first Goblin tried to shoot another arrow, but his bow string broke.

“Glark!” it exclaimed.

The second one’s shot bounced right off Laris’s chainmail…

…but it wasn’t the Goblins they were worried about as the Giant Ettin came down the hall quicker than one might think they could move, a large Battle Axe in one hand, a large Morning Star in the other.

Laris moved towards it, and struck it with her long sword,” DIVINUS PERCUITIAT!” she spoke as it struck the Ettin, and her sword lit up with a green light.

“Rar!” it yelled.

“Ahh!” Stryke yelled as she went into a RAGE…

…her hair went from dark brown to grey, and her eyes lightened, and took on the look of a wolves.

With RECKLESS ATTACK she leaps over Laris, her Battle Axe held above her head!

She brings her battle axe down upon the Ettin, but it swings its’ morning star at her knocking her out of the air, and against the wall.

Kinner whips out his fiddle and sings songs of bravery, and cast his gaze upon Chi…

…with this a yellow glow goes over Chi.

“VENATURES MARAM,” speaks Chi under his breath, and a blue glow only seen by him hovers over the Ettin.

He draws back his bow, shoots, but misses.

Thalo then leaps through the air above the Party members, coming down on the Ettin with a FLURRY OF BLOWS, striking it first with his quarter staff, followed by two kicks to its’ head.

“CHROMATI ORBIS!” I chant, summoning a sphere of Cold Energy, and hurl it at the Ettin, but I can not get a good shot, and thus it strikes the wall behind it.

One of the Goblins shoots another arrow at Laris, but it strikes the floor.

the other Goblin swings its’ scimatar at her, but can not penetrate her chainmail.

Stryke jumps off the floor at the Ettin, and strikes it with her battle axe.

Z, unable to get by the Party to reach the Ettin, instead draws an arrow, and shoots it with his short bow in the arm.

Laris pushes by Stryke, and strikes the Ettin in the leg…

The Ettin then brings his large battle axe down upon Laris, striking her to the floor, badly wounded.

Kinner continues playing his fiddle and singing this time casting his gaze on Stryke, a yellow glow goes over her.

Chi takes another shot at the Ettin, hitting it in the neck.

Thalo goes into another flurry of blows, first with his quarter staff, then two more kicks to the head…

…the Ettin staggers, near to death.

“IGNIS PRESSULUM!” I speak, and hurl a mote of fire at it, finishing it off…

…it falls to the floor with a thump.

The Goblins then flee down the hallway…

…but Stryke leaps through the air after them, and drags her battle axe accross the backs of their necks, beheading both of them.

I go to Laris,” Are you alright?” but she is badly wounded.

Kinner then leans over her, his hands glowing yellow, “SANITATEM SERMO,” healing her some…

…then I give her my Healing Potion, also healing her some, but she is still wounded.

“That thing was a beast,” speaks Kinner.

“Indeed,” replies Z, “Fortunately none other heard our tussle.”

“Do we continue?” questions Chi.

“All in favor…” I speak.

“Sure,” replies Chi.

“YES!” proclaims Stryke.

I look at Laris who nods yes, and so we do.

PICTURE CREDIT – Ettin