Always Fear the Red Carpet

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We all went back down to the dungeon to see what was roaming the rest of the corridors.  At the end of the goddess’s room we found an impassible door.  No amount of brute force would budge it; our weapons bounced off of the surface without leaving a mark, and there was not lock or keyhole to pick.  Elios and Doc were exceptionally impressed by the door and started talking to it in tongues.  I do not speak the Language of Door and therefore could not interpret their babblings.

Wrenly entered the dreaded red-carpeted hall and found it re-populated with stinking Orcs.  He lifted his bastard sword over his head.  The Orc brought up his Falchion to block but Wren was not aiming to chop down.  His hand-and-a-half sword cut across the monster’s chest, tearing through armor, muscle, and tendon.  The beast fell from that one strike.  Ham froze one Orc in place with an Orcish Insult.  My Falchion brought down two others.  Ox swung his Glaive into the narrow corridor and missed; scraping the weapon across the walls. Doc tumbled forward, jumped off the wall and completely sunk the blade of his dagger into the last standing Orc.

Ox, still hungering for a solid hit, searched for new prey in the bloody altar room.  He found a Female Goblin spell caster who threw some wicked magic at Ox.  His stubborn dwarven mind shook off the effects.  The Goblins were gathered around the altar.  One was prone on it.  The others were chanting something while the female priestess held a ceremonial Kris over her head.  Ox dropped one of the goblin warriors assisting the ritual.  He then power-attacked on the spell caster’s face.  She did not like it.  Ox missed again.

Wren rolled across the floor to engage the priestess.  The evil in the room soaked up into her hand and spilled into Wren, inflicting spirit-crushing damage.

The goblin stood up on the altar.  Ox took a mighty swing at him.  Ox missed again.  Doc made an unsuccessful attempted to tr-whip the goblin priestess.

Ox swung his glaive across the full length of the room, killing one of the tougher looking goblins.  He continued his swing across to the other side of the room but the long reach of his weapon caused the blade to get caught in the tapestries.  Ox missed again.

The priestess acted as if she was calling down another powerful spell, Ham ducked out of the way but instead of a spell, she struck at Ham with the Kris, cutting his arm.  The human’s blood sprayed across the small blood soaked altar.

Some kobolds and large mindless-looking humans entered the room from two separate doors.  Ox and Signore cleaned up a few from the back of the room while Elios, Ham and Doc engaged those at the front.

I called Cupcake and Frosting into the fight.  Over the sound of battle in the room, I heard their growls and barking.  I rushed to their aid, stepping into the red carpet hallway.  The Orc waiting there charged me with his Falchion–

Oathbreaker’s story stops here.  I told you that Red Carpets were bad bad places.

Tonight's Cast:
John "Doc" Smith, Human Thief / Dedicate - Mat
Captain Arxaggus "Ox" Dunnbuldanngen, Dwarven Myrmidon - Tristan
Signore, Human Berserker - Keith
Ham, Human Harrier - Scotland
Oathbreaker, Half-Orc Man-at-Arms - Eric
Wrenly "The Clever", Human Harrier - Mike
Elios "The Cat", Human Hunter / Man-at-Arms - Paul
DM - Russ
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2 Responses to “Always Fear the Red Carpet”

  1. Keith K says: |

    I would like to create a headgear item to hold sun rods. I imagine it would be leather and easily stored. If we decide to go subterranean again, pull it out, insert sunrod and no more darkness. What would it cost to make and how much would it weigh? Of course I would wear it while practicing so as to become accustomed to it.

    • Dungeon Master says: |

      The local leather worker in town can put something together for you. It’ll take about 2 weeks and cost 15gp.

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