Jahl and Kay
You step cautiously into the magical darkness as Jahl feels his way
along the wall and Kay follows closely behind. Even with your skill at
performing in darkness, this total blackness is disconcerting to say the
least. You are unable to make out a single detail, no shadows or
flickering of light anywhere. Jahl stops suddenly as he feels the air
change around him a split second before Kay also notes the change. It
feels highly energizing and euphoric, and unable to help yourself, you
step forward trying to ascertain the source of the wonderful feeling.
The room you are in is suddenly bathed in a soft red glow although the
narrow tunnel from which you just exited remains black as a starless
night. The red glow, though faint, allows enough light to see the pile
of more than a dozen weapons and other gear strewn haphazardly in the
middle of the floor, many of which still contain the blood stains of
their previous owners. Atop the pile, tossed with an obvious
carelessness to thier well being, lies 2 familiar swords as well Kay's
special bow and quiver. Unfortunately, whomever tossed the weapons in
here threw them with such force, that the bowstring has broken and there
is a small crack in the string notch. The swords appear unharmed.
"Guess we weren't the only ones to run into these cultists.", Kay mumbles
under her breath, " I know what you're thinking, screams of a trap, eh?",
she slowly follows Jahl to the pile, "They could have something around the
pile to trigger off a trap if we step near or on it. I don't know how to
handle these things, but I've seen quite a few of them, and seeing how
you're so good with your hands, I bet you won't have any problems. I just
want to get my blades, and my bow.", she finally gets a good look at her
prized long-bow, "Damn! Don't those creeps know art when they see it?"
Jahl nods absently as he stares at the large pile of weapons. Slipping
a dirk from inside his cloak to his hand almost automatically, Jahl takes a
creaping step forward then crouches to examin the floor. A puzzled look
crosses Jahl's face as he turns back to Kay for a moment only to see her
staring eagerly at her swords.
"Did you hear that," Jahl asks Kay. Jahl shakes his hear, as if
clearing stray thoughts, "nevermind."
Looking for holes or seams that could indicate a trigger or trap, Jahl
carefully studies the floor ahead of him. Before moving on, Jahl also
looks at the walls, and the ceiling as well. Jahl goes slowly, no matter
how insistant Kay gets.
Moving carefully forward, Jahl takes his time as he slowly creeps
towards the mound of items and weapons. While checking the area for traps
and other dangers, Jahl also takes several long looks at the pile itself
with a curious, inquizitive eye.
Jahl straightens out and moves up to the pile. "Everything seems
alright for now." Jahl grabs the blade on top and offers the mighty weapon
to Kay, hilt first.
"Your sword M'lady," Jahl says with a pompous and courtly accent.
Careful of his fingers when Kay snatches it away, Jahl quickly hands Kay
the rest of her weapons and quiver.
"I'll grab a few weapons on top so Sheial and Rath will have a decent
weapon. Was Arilyn missing her weapons also? Check out the back walls and
see if there is another exit from here, if not, we'll return these weapons
to the group and then venture back into the darkness to see if there are
other passage ways there."
Jahl picks at a few weapons and cautiosly digs through the pile.
Jahl stands from the pile of weapons and tucks a sword into his belt.
Gathering a few more weapons, Jahl turns to Kay.
"I think I have enough for everyone who needs a weapon, plus a couple
extra just in case. Are we ready to return oh fair warrior woman," Jahl
asks with a smile.
"Many thanks 'm Lord!", Kay curtseys,returns the bad accent and takes her
two swords and places them into their respective scabbards. She slips her
stiletto back into the baldric, and her old bow and quiver go on her back.
"I'm sure they took A's weapons, and that strange peg-legged woman could do
with something. She kind of reminds me of ol' Captain Kate Kapsize back in
Fawn, I'm sure there's a rapier or cutlass in that pile." Before heading off
to check the rest of the room out, she turns and looks back at Jahl, "Before
we go on, just what did you think you heard just a moment ago?
"I thought I had heard someone call to me..." Jahl explains softly.
Then he shakes his head and dismisses the thoughts, "ahh- twas nothing. A
combination of the darkness, this eerie red glow and my nervousness. Lets
get back to the others." Jahl makes sure they both are ready and plunges
back into the darkness.
They rejoin the others, moments later...
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