Ahrea Sidestory: Tale of the Half-Elf Derra
Tale of the Half-Elf Derra: Session 1 – The Rakan Mine
GM: (Over the course of three hours, the search party has made their way from the outskirts of Iranel to the Rakan Mine. The large dwarven-craft mine appears to errily silent.)
Derra: (Looks to the entrance of the Rakan Mine, and appears utterly concerned upon seeing the mine is devoid of all activity outside.)
Derra: There has never been a day the mine has gone silent…
Otts: (Looks over to Derra, and frowns.)
Otts: The last few days have changed everything. Come now, we mustn’t make your father wait.
Otts: (Motions all of the others to follow behind, and they follow suit behind the dwarf.)
GM: As the party walks through the open canyon clearing into the mine, they find the entrance only barely lit from the outside, otherwise it is pitch black in the entrance.
Otts: …light a torch.
Alle’Nea: (It appeared to her she had seen something moving in the room, but moves to light a torch for the rest of the party.)
Alle’Nea: (As she lights it, it becomes apparent that there are a number of green gelatinous creatures in the room. As she withdraws in shock, she feels panicked that she hadn’t mentioned what little she had seen previously.)
Derra: (Without thinking, she has already drawn her longsword, but Otts places a hand on her shoulder.)
Otts: Careful! These are gels…
Otts: (Pushes in front of her in order to stand ahead of her by a pace. She looks down to him.)
Otts: They may not appear to be much, but they will devour you if you fall to them…
Derra: (Nods, though appears to be slightly nervous about what is in front of her.)
Otts: We must be very careful…
Otts: (Draws his longsword, but notices that Drenn has already moved ahead and started swinging his warhammer.)
Otts: Wait! …damnit, Drenn!
Drenn: (Moved up to the first of these gels and smashed it upon the floor with his warhammer. It splashes into little pieces and dissolves upon the hit, however it is apparent that the others have become active upon the vibrations on the floor. He backs up slightly, being somewhat surprised by the movement of the creatures.)
Derra: (Concerned for him, Derra moves up to his side and slashes into another green gel that was nearby her friend. She struck her sword upon it, and though she cringed from hearing the blade strike against the floor, she smiled upon seeing the gel part in half as it dissolved.)
Otts: No, damnit! Noise attracts them!
Gredus: (Notices that one has jumped into the air in order to pounce upon him, and he falls forward in order to avoid it landing on him.)
Gredus: (Upon seeing the first gel miss him, he notices too late to see one land upon him. It seems to start dissolving his overcoat as he pushes it off.)
Alle’Nea: (She takes her wand and points it at the green gel that had landed on Gredus, and several electric sparks crackle from the tip of the wand. She makes a gesture as if she was throwing the sparks at the gel, but aimed too low and sees the sparks dissapate upon the stone floor.)
Deela: (Grabs her longspear as she moves to assist Gredus as well. She starts stabbing at the gel that had landed on him, missing with her first attack but managing to stab the beast in the center with her second blow. As she withdraws her spear, she notices that the gel has dissolved in front of her and the gnome.)
Gredus: (Watches as the gel dissolves, and looks over to Deela above him as he lies on the floor.)
Gredus: Thank you!
Deela: (Nods before helping him back up to his feet.)
Otts: (Grunts loudly in disgust as he runs up to the gel that had attacked Gredus, and swings at it. Though he makes a second swing as the gel hops out of the way, Otts finds himself unable to hit the gel as it moves wildly.)
Otts: Heh. Perhaps I am too old for this…
Otts: (Looks over to Derra, noticing that are two larger gels that are moving out of another room to the north. They appear to be blue in color, and appear to be moving up to Derra, who has her back to them as she is keeping her eyes on Drenn.)
Otts: Derra! Keep your eyes behind!
Derra: (Looks behind her, and gasps upon noticing these larger gels attempting to pounce upon her. She throws herself and Drenn to the ground, and sees that they miss her completely.)