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Magic And Light – Chapter XXXVIII

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , on February 1, 2018 by darkjade68

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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 – XXXIV – Gnolls – XXXV – Level 3 – XXXVI – Thaen – XXXVII – Session 7

CHAPTER XXXVIII – Into The Lair

“A Dragon’s Lair?” Ren seems suddenly exhilarated.

“Yes…” replies Stigus grimly.

“Not a big one… But, I think so,” explains Chi.

As his Party speaks about the Lair, Zahn goes into a slight trance…

Tor-Atimus approaches him, “What are you thinking Zahn…”

Zahn looks at him, “I’ve never been in the presence of a Dragon.”

“Hmm… Nor have I… Not many Dragons near the Pilgrimage in Despa,’ Tor-Atimus replies.

“We need to leave Zahn… It’s nearly dark,” speaks Stigus with a slight sense of urgency.

“We need to know what we’re dealing with here,” speaks Zahn.

“What do you mean Zahn?” questions Stigus.

“By Apollo, I’m not leaving an Evil creature here to devour weary travelers… If we’re to be protectors of this land, there’s no time like the present…” he says with conviction in his eyes.

“You’d have us fight a Dragon?” replies Stigus without regard for who hears.

Suddenly Zahn comes to his senses…

“No… No… This is only for those who follow Apollo… In fact, it’s our 16th day of our journey, I’ve forgotten to pay each of you your 20 gold for the second week,” with this he gestures and Tor-Atimus goes to his horse and pulls out gold for Ren, Chi, Stigus and Kinner.

“Zahn is right… As protectors of this land, it is his and my duty to investigate the cavern…” spoke Tor-Atimus.

Suddenly Tor-Atimus kneels, “I’ve decide to swear a Sacred Oath of Devotion to Apollo…”

Zahn puts his hand on Tor-Atimus’s shoulder, “When we have a moments peace, we will bring you into our Order appropriately… You have no idea what this means to me Tor-Atimus.”

Tor-Atimus stands.

“Well that’s all great and fine, but the two of you are fools!” proclaims Stigus.

“No there not…” speaks Kinner who steps forward, “They’re brave.”

“The reality is, there are many sorts of Dragons… Yes, many are Evil, but the Metalic Dragons are not…” speaks Ren.

“I’m going in with you,” he continues.

“As am I,” interjects Kinner.

Faren and Dreyha look at one another.

“Dreyha and I will guard the outside of the cavern… If you make a run for it, we will strike this Dragon should it follow you out…” speaks Faren.

Dreyha nods.

Stigus kicks a nearby rock, “You’re fools…”

She turns and faces Zahn, “But you are friends so I will stay with Faren and Dreyha, should you need us.”

“I’m going with you as well,” speaks Chi, “I might be of use.”

Zahn nods.

“Very well… Let us enter,” he speaks, and he, Chi, Tor-Atimus, Ren and Kinner all enter the cavern.

 

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Magic And Light – Chapter XXXVII

Posted in Dungeons And Dragons, Fantasy, Writing with tags , , , , , on January 31, 2018 by darkjade68

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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 – XXXIV – Gnolls – XXXV – Level 3 – XXXVI – Thaen

CHAPTER XXXVII – Session 7

It had been two weeks since our last Session.

I must admit, I hadn’t thought of D & D (Dungeons & Dragons) for the first 11 days…

Caught up in school work etc.

But the last three days thoughts of entering the Thaen Mountains began to rise within me.

When I arrived at Johnny’s, his sister Stacy had made us some sort of casserole, that smelled very good.

She sat it in the middle of  the coffee table atop a couple oven mitts…

And sat out 7 plates, 7 forks and a serving utensil.

Barry arrive next, then Mike.

Trevor, as usual, was already there.

I do believe he had slept over the night before.

Last to arrive was Lisa, but she was on time none the less.

We ate, and talked about our last couple weeks to one another, until…

“It’s time,” spoke Johnny, who, once again, fastened on his blue Dungeon Master cape.

“Let us begin…”

As the Party made their way up the rough incline of the Eastern Peaks of Thaen, they had to dismount, and pull their horses by their reigns.

The weather became colder and colder as the day went on, and when night came, they set up camp.

Kinner collected wood, and Faren lit the fire.

Faren then began cooking the food for the group, as Ren kneeled down near him.

“The temperatures dropped quite a bit,” spoke Ren.

Faren glanced at him, then back to the food.

Ren, realizing Faren is a Barbarian, and hadn’t noticed, makes his way to Kinner.

“Getting chilly,” he speaks.

Kinner looks at him, “Yeah… Might snow as we get further in.”

The Party eats, and those who aren’t on watch get some rest.

The next morning they continue upward, and further east…

…as they go down the other side, and make their way further into the mountains of Thaen, the rock around them begins to look more and more black, like slate.

“Stigus,” spoke Zahn.

Stigus came to Zahn’s side.

“What do you make of this rock,” questioned Zahn.

“I’ve seen it around Dragon Lairs…” she responded.

“Dragon Lairs…” he responds.

She nodded in reply.

Just as the Party was about to make camp for the night, they came across a fairly large cave against one part of the mountain.

Stigus approached Zahn, “I’m not sure we should make camp here…”

Tor-Atimus approaches as well, “What is it?”

Suddenly a shadow of wings passes over them…

…Zahn jumps, then realizes it’s Dreyha and Chi.

In Giant Eagle form Dreyha lands, and Chi dismounts.

All are glad to see both Chi and Dreyha.

Dreyha approaches Zahn, “You’re not going to set camp her are you?”

Meanwhile Chi moves closer to the cave entrance.

“I’m pretty sure this might be some kind of a Lair,” he speaks.