93. The Battle of Cargo Bay 6

“Well folks, I’m with them. Let’s get the portal up and running. I’d rather be early than late getting back to where we should be. I’m following the dwarfs”, comments Gildor and takes off with the dwarfs.

Gildor follows the dwarves up about 25m, where they get out onto the observation deck. They move quickly to the cargo bay with the glass cylinders and over to the one the woman came out of. Munin and Daldin examine the power-cell connected to the cylinder and call Gildor over.
“Can you cast a spell on me, so I can read this gibberish?” asks Munin.
That done,  Munin reads out what he can see on the box and the dwarves argue among themselves before Munin turns a small dial on the back and the glowing green gem on the front goes out.
“So far, so good.” mumbles the dwarf before gently pulling and twisting the cable where it connects to the box. The thing unscrews and with a grunt Munin lifts the box onto his shoulder.
They make their way back to the drop-chute and ascend to level one, where after a quick check by Daldin that the coast is clear, they move south to the armoury.
Munin tells Gildor to ‘stock up’, taking all the weapons off their racks and piling them into bags and sacks. Then they head west to the portal and dump the power-cell and their loot next to the ring.
“If you want to be useful, you could go back and get a couple of boxes of grenades or mini-power cells.” Munin says to Gildor.
“We’re going to get Thraim, hopefully we’ll be back soon and then we’re leaving.”
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91. Pod people

Picking up the black card, Talo says, “Continue on the same path… Aye?”
Talo looks expectantly to Kradorn for confirmation. On the route Talo casts a healing spell on Kradorn, Cynan, and Gordon in hopes of ensuring they are as near perfect health as possible.

Gildor says,”Oh we might be done on this level. Well how about going up a level? If there is a level up? If no upper level we can go down one level again. I’d say we clear 1/4 of a level left then come back here for rest breaks for safety then go back up and clear 1/4 right and come back again. And alternate until it’s clear. We can do this plan up or down. If no objections let’s go.”

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90. The surgeon will see you now

Gildor says, “Let’s get Gordon to the first medicine room we used, as the robot things may know what is going on and might be able to help him. We can move in formation and with some haste but we don’t need to get involved in any scuffles along the way, unless it’s unavoidable, unless Kradorn needs us to do something else first or instead.”

Gildor gets his needler taken care of and tells Saphiria, “Come along Saphiria. Time to move along.”
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77. Limited Gravitas

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There’s a sigh from the dwarves and they begin marching back to the main corridor “Don’t think they went down there Cynan. If they had, they’d have left a mark for us to follow.” He turns to Talo and shakes his head “Our job’s to find the king, not hunt down unknown evils. Good luck priest.” The dwarves don’t seem concerned if the party aren’t following them and when they get back to the main corridor they turn right without a look back.
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65. A fatal mistake

Talo’s attention is split briefly between the fleeing form of the orc and the filthy abomination. Quickly, he fires at the fleeing orc.
His crossbow thrums and the orc falls, only to hobble back onto its feet and hop into the left hand side of last section of the dome.
Recalling their problems from before with the mind screeching of the illithids, Talo reaches out to Cynan and blesses him with protection from evil. Talo drops the crossbow and liberates his holy axe and shield. The dwarf then focuses all this efforts on attacking the mindflayer entombed in the mechanised golem. Continue reading “65. A fatal mistake”