The Haunter of the Dark

Player Characters
  • Kay, age 9 - Krisella, Level 1 Halfling Thief
    • Finn, Human Torch-bearer
    • Hengest, Human Cleric
    • Hurgar, Human Torch-bearer
  • Sue, age 13 - Sealamin Axeager, Level 1 Dwarf Fighter
    • Killo, The Human Man-at-Arms
    • Bargle, The Human Man-at-Arms
  • Tess, age 44 - Baz Moonblade, Level 1 Dwarf Fighter
    • Hamish, The Human Man-at-Arms
    • Drovay, The Human Man-at-Arms
    • Warrick, Human Torch-bearer
This entry is part 9 of 15 in TD2β - Barrowmaze

Sea Axe entered a large room with four pillars on either side. The ceiling to the north was collapsed in. He poked the floor cautiously with his ten foot pole. Closer to the pile of rubble, his eyes saw the glint of coin. He poked into the loose stones. A Giant Rattler Snake emerged from behind a near pillar coiling back to strike.

Sea Axe smacked him with the pole.

Sea Axe: I need some help in here!

Baz and the men came rushing in, weapons drawn. Krisella made her way behind the pillars.  Sea Axe drew his weapon. The Giant Rattler’s head shot down towards Sea Axe. Its poison covered fangs sunk into the flesh of the dwarf. Sea Axe yelled in pain.

DM: Save versus poison.

She tossed a borrowed dwarven die.

Sue: Yes!

The Giant Rattler let go of Sea Axe and coiled back, smelling more prey with its flickering forked tongue. It slithered and darted about as Baz and the men’s weapons hit snake hide, floor and pillar in failed attempts to harm it.

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Krisella lept out from behind a pillar to backstab.

Kay: Ugh. A one.

She landed directly in front of the Giant Rattler, who, until this moment was focused on Sea Axe. Its reptilian retinas focused on Krisella. Its fangs opened. Its maw hissed as it came down to swallow the halfling whole.

The Giant Rattler’s left eye caved-in and filled with blood. There was a visible dent left in the side of its scaly head. The snake dropped to the ground. It thrashed about and then stopped. The cleric, Hengest, stood above the dead snake, warhammer in hand.

Krisella: So, what’s in the rubble?

They collected the copper coins and found some more loot in the serpent’s nest. Baz pushed aside some human bones and found a small pouch. He opened it and out spilled six beautiful gems. The dwarf eyeballed each one; he pocketed a large fire opal that he valued at 750 gold.

Baz: There’s five gems in this pouch we can split.

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