KNIGHT SWORD, EPISODE 22B
“Ur Morlemoch,” you say. “Even Ulmoch wouldn’t be mad enough to chase us there.”
No one seems too happy with the idea, not even Mourner, who suggested it, but no one has any better ideas.
“So be it,” says Curtwall. A firebomb arcs through the chapel’s ruined windows and sets one of the old pews on fire. “Let’s move.”
He leads you into the ruined monastery, down into the dusty cellars, and opens the secret passage. It spirals down into the depths of the hill, rough-hewn from the solid rock, and Curtwall seals the door behind you with a blast of magical fire. Then you hurry down the spiral stairs, the passage illuminated by the glow from Curtwall’s staff. A moment later the stairs end in a solid wall, and Curtwall opens the hidden door.
You find yourself at the base of the monastery’s crag, once more in the foothills. Overhead you can see the flames raging in the monastery’s ruins, and the wyvern riders circling overhead. But none of them have noticed you yet, and if you’re quiet and use no light, perhaps you can get away.
“This way,” says Curtwall, gesturing with his darkened staff. “Ur Morlemoch is three miles north of here. If we’re careful, the orcs shouldn’t notice us. Though if they do, we’ll have to take refugee in the caves anyway.”
“Then lead on,” says Mourner, and you start climbing higher into the foothills, leaving the burning monastery behind.
And no sooner do you take five steps then you see a gaunt gray wolf dart from behind a tree.
Its eyes blaze with sickly yellow fire.
“Damn it,” mutters Curtwall. “Ulmoch knows we’re here. Run!”
It’s your father’s voice, coming from the woods.
“Rosalyn!” His voice is still full of pain, but there’s a note of hope to it. “Rosalyn! I’ve found a way to escape. Come to me, come to me before it’s too late!”
What should Rosalyn do?
- Keep running with the others. (100%, 6 Votes)
- Go investigate your father’s voice. (0%, 0 Votes)
- Investigate your father’s voice, and insist the others come with you. (0%, 0 Votes)
Total Voters: 6