Bee-dee-dee-deep, thisshigrrerrk, crackle, hummm! Trademarked by Thangobrind Nickplenty
Testing 1, 2, 3….testing 1,2, oh! I-I can-an hear-er myself-self! L-l-let m-m-me adjust that. There, better. This sound-catcher-then-release-at-a-later-date-device is going to take the world by storm!
Sidetracked! So whew we were getting gassed! Well clearly not Kildrak cause he is so awesome, but he did look injured, maybe he was just feigning pain to build a rapport…most likely, a true leader! So there we were after Gesh went insane staring at the lift. I checked it out and it was a crude but workable elevator. There is a gear that has a catch that slowly lowers the lift to what we presumed would lead us to the ground floor through the mist. I offered to improve the machine to my companions(maybe add some actuators to control the decent, sure there is a chance of failure…around 80 percent I guess I on the first go, but how else would you learn) but they turned me down. So we clanked down the boring lift, I clocked the catch to bounce us down every two seconds. If this wasn’t exciting enough Mizr’setah Menotherian, or the queen of murder and death and other very bad things, spotted some of those skeletal bats approaching the cage. One of the bats flew up to start chewing on the thick iron chains attached to the lift while the other two positioned themselves to either side preparing to snatch anyone they could. Both Kildrak and Adrik rushed to climb up the chain to stop the bat from chewing all the way through. This was all fruitless though, because Mizzy just rushed up to the bat and eviscerated it in one attack. On the way back things got interesting though as one of the bats snatched Mizzy from the lift. Luckily I had a contraption to hold the bat, unluckily for Mizzy it didn’t hold her as the bat let go of her. But not to fear as obviously Kildrak had anticipated this action and leaped off the lift to catch Mizzy(it was quite inappropriate I might add). Gesh and Adrik grabbed the rope while I dispatched the remaining bats with some flying dogs and rainbows, it was glorious!
Soon we reached the bottom and were enveloped in the mist. We were all beat up (as I mentioned earlier) so I found a good spot for the group batten down for the evening. I spent most of the night gathering up components and creating see-through-dark, enough for the rest of the group for a little while. While I think I heard the sound of old bones moving about we were not found.
The next day we started our journey again. The rock formations looked quite new, based on the lichen growth I would estimate 6 months, 24 days, and 3 hours(as of this talk-catching) ago. After a while we saw some shapes moving in the mist. They were skeletons! One of them looked scarier than the rest, he/it/her(I am not sure) was engulfed in shadowy fire. I almost wished that Gesh didn’t have his bright staff out. But I suppose I have nothing to fear as long as Kildrak is leading. And that is what happened, him and Adrik launched to attack the shadow skeleton while the rest of us removed the other reanimated bones. This is when I got a good look at the being’s power as it nearly cut down both dwarves at the same time! This was not good. I switched over to focusing on this threat which I thought I could hold or daze. It seemed to knock of this affliction but I was about to give Mizzy the opening she needed to land a terrible blow on this foe. This seemed to do the trick as soon he was taken down by the group along with the other skeletons.
What is the deal with all this undead? While I know that the underdark is terrible indeed I didn’t expect to be fighting so many dead things. What drives them all together?
Whirrrrrrr, sizzle, kerplop! Oh dang it! I forgot to waterpr………