Monday, November 14, 2011

Elementals and Those That Slay Them

The earth elemental rose up from the platform, towering over the companions.  Mavra had dashed to the opening as an opponent hovered in the archway.  Serral had broken off from his blood-blade to assit the dark elf, only to find Ladarious rushing past to break Mavra's stride with a tackle to the floor.  Now the blood-blade, Nimue` stood alone against the earth itself.  She swung her enchanted long sword and rapier with a dance of blades, chipping off chunks of the element.  She did not know whether her efforts would come to fruition but she needed to try.

The foe in the door way dissapeared before Serral could attack it with the swarm of bats he had conjured.  He took a step to assist his fellow adventurers, but Mavra had all well in hand as he pushed up on the lion humanoid and with little effort Ladarious flew across the room.

With the shadow-like creature gone, the companions focused on the shambling rocks before them.  Nimue` took another dance of hits at the creature and Ladarious whacked it with his great fists.  It seemed to be working but the shadow-like creature had other plans for the group.  Popping up behind the blood-blade, it smashed the final elemental stone and out whirled a gust of air that formed a shape of a tornado.  Thwacking Nimue` in the head with a piece of stone that she had broken off of the Earth elemental.  The shadow-like creature shimmered away once again.

With a final blow, Ladarious' fist broke apart the earth to crumble at his feat.  However, now that the air elemental was released, the mound of rocks formed projectiles to the companions.  The wind began to surge and turn faster and faster.  Nimue` having bested the Water elemental not long before knew that her enchanted blades could affect it.  She took a swing with her long sword and connected with something, not solid, but more firm then the air around it.  Her rapier, however was to slow for the mini tornado and swung with the currents harmlessly.

Mavra worked the magic of the necromancer, summoning to him an undead kobold to help in the fight. Its small figure shooting an arrow out of it's cross bow. The air is an agile thing, however and it did not hit.

With a surge, the air picked up all of the companions.  Bats for Serral flew into each other.  Rocks and the kobold flew in the air.  With a sickening splat the kobold was no longer recognizable as it remained on the vaulted ceiling.  The companions were lifted as well, and were thrown across the room.  Serral and Mavra were able to land from the assault with little pain.  The lion-man and blood-blade were not so lucky as they sustain injuries, but they continued on, getting up to rejoin the fight.

It was then that the vampire lord, Serral Ven`tross called upon his goddess to aid them.  With arcane words, he summoned her revenge.  A ghostly figure shined like the moon in front of Serral.  The goddess' shimmering form let out a keening sound before it attacked the air elemental, and as the wind dispersed, so too did the vision.

Nimue` gave a nod at her blood-shield.  Again, even as they were parted, they had worked together to slay another foe.

Another great night of D&D with my friends.  That was a harrowing experience, and now we need to figure out how to leave the castle we have just defeated, when there is an army of orcs goblins and trolls waiting at the gate.

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