Vaquero de Alta California
- Jan 20, 2018
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"Bah!" says Abnegar with clear scorn for all things Elvish. "We cut the thumbs off our enemies and eat them with spiced sauces!""Do orcs have marshmallows? It's a fantastic little Elvish invention where sugar is puffed out by blowing air into it. Add a little Chocolate and a waffer and it makes an excellent fireside treat." Waylon muses while searching for any possible hidden exits.
"Well that's certainly a new one for me. I tend to have more rivals and competitors than true enemies so far less thumb cutting than I suspect you're used to. I must admit I like these little culture exchanges""Bah!" says Abnegar with clear scorn for all things Elvish. "We cut the thumbs off our enemies and eat them with spiced sauces!"
The plan was to wait until something appeared before lighting the oil.
Ghath lights the oil that Lisgo pours at the entrance, which immediately sets ablaze the webbing. The two of you hear enraged hissing from somewhere on the other side, and the sound of numerous legs moving away some distance before stopping."Hey guys! One of you - you, Rast, you have longer legs than me - go and call the others. Tell them the spiders are behind us! Return with a torch!"
He pulls his sword and sheathes his dagger, but then puts the sword in his left hand. Instead, he pulls another flask of oil and pours it at the entrance
"And we two will stay here and stop them if they try to attack our comrades! Can you light this oil aflame?"
Granted, said "comrades" contain elveskin and orckin...but at least those are dwarvenoids.
"You're a madman!" remarks the wide-eyed orc. Turning on his heels, he runs off in the other direction, calling over his shoulder, "Safety in numbers, you fool!"Lisgo grabs his sword and dagger and nods at the orc.
"Let's get ready to break a charging spider. A big stone to hide behind would be perfect. Are spiders tasty?"
"The size of a large hut!" replies the frantic orc, flopsweat dripping from his brow and down his porcine snout. "Many! Too many! We must flee the other way!" He appears to be frightened out of his mind."Calm down Orc! How large? How many? Can we take them with our numbers?"
"You're a madman!" remarks the wide-eyed orc. Turning on his heels, he runs off in the other direction, calling over his shoulder, "Safety in numbers, you fool!"
You smell smoke coming from the other direction where Lisgo went with the two orcs a short while ago, and then the second orc that had accompanied Lisgo comes running toward you.Cosar turns to the orcs, then the others, his face pale with fear.
"Deeper into the caves?"
As Lisgo cautiously backs away, there is no sign of pursuit, although he can still hear movement on the far side of the burning webs.You smell smoke coming from the other direction where Lisgo went with the two orcs a short while ago, and then the second orc that had accompanied Lisgo comes running toward you.
"The pyromaniacal fool has set a fire in the tunnel!" he breathlessly shouts. "He wants to eat spider!"
Within moments of his bizarre announcement, you hear a faint groaning sound coming from the darkness of the left-side tunnel branch.
"Out appears to have the spiders while in it sounds like has the humanoids. I say we try to rescue the poor fool groaning if possible." Waylon says.
Pustar looks thoughtfully at Cosar,"Damn it..." Cosar hesitates "...what do you think priest, wait for the fire to go down and run out? Or do we stand our ground here?"
Lisgo uncovers a gaunt, dirty peasant garbed in tattered rags and a quilted cap with a tear in the top through which you see blood oozing from his scalp."Old webbing on the ceiling. Should we burn that, too? Either way, we should prepare burning oil for the approaching arachnids", Lisgo asks.
Then he pulls his dagger, reversed, and starts tearing the webbing on the closer figure. His other hand is clutching the rapier.