The group, followed by the six vikings crossbowmen, cross trough the room. As soon as the last one entered, a big noise makes you understand the secret door closed behind you. A long silence folows... when the deads begin to move.
Father Callum will grab the goblin by the neck in case the little bugger tries to escape during the calamity. If any of the skeletons attack him, he will defend himself with his pike. Should the skeletons prove difficult to overcome, he will try to turn them with the power of law.
With an incredible quickness of reflex, Balin smash on an old shield raising, making the skelleton prone back and fail his own sword attack. As usual, Vargas the Greek is successful in hiting a skull between the eyes and send it back to death. Brunhild takes a little time swapping weapons, dodge a raising blade and crush two skelletons to dust.
Brother Callum protects himself with his shield, while swinging his scottish pike as a staff - beheading the skeleton who was about to attack Kawa, then pushing back a second one. Then, the powerful word of the Law makes most of the impious walking deads avoid him and begin to flee toward the walls.
The Vikings guards are engaged into the fight as well, with various success, protecting Marigold and Rumprinsga in the rear side.
The Word of the Law seems to disturb the skelletons order of battle, allowing the heroes to get initiative once again. Encouraged by this surnatural help, Balin crushes one and hurts a second in the same swing, preventing this one to attack himself.
As usual, the lucky Vargas let fly a successful dagger which slay a dead one who was about to slain Kawa the gob, while Brunhild is exchanging mighty blows with another.
Grunhild "Valhalla!" was maybe the call of the Valkyries, as a sneaky skelleton raised from the ground with his rusty sword and wounded her badly [2 hp left], letting her unable to react. At the same time, Deimos makes a few bones jumps from a big skeleton looking as an ancient time Viking chief.
The Vikings guards slash most of the scared skelleton fleeing the word of the Law, leeting only a few remains allmost unable to defend themselves.
As the bony dead close in and the fighting whirls around Marigold, she levels her bow, waiting for a clear target without risking a stray shot on one of her living allies. If one of the last remaining skeletons gives her that opportunity, she will take it.
OOC: Sorry for my absence, I got signed off of the boards and forgot all about it for a couple of days.
Last Edit: Jan 12, 2010 11:09:37 GMT -6 by deodanth
"Monsters are assumed to have permanent infravision as long as they are not serving some character." - Vol.3, p.9
A fairy arrow nails a skelleton on the front door, saving Deimos from a blow which could have been mortal. Once again, to worth his own legend, Vargas the greek medium throw his deadly blade into the sugly skull of an undead who was about to hid behind a column to sneak a guard by the rear. Brunhild helps another guard, slashing his last foe before he could even move, whule Grunhild finish another one. Now, it seems the last dead is dead.
As Vargas notices it, these skeletons may be as old as Castle Snoggard itself. maybe its founders - if they weren't Greeks, as claims some Greek legends. But why did they killed each other?
Kawa pops up from behind an old-facshion viking's shield, looking all around to confirm himself he survived the nightmare of swinging blades. Then approves with the head and shows again the front door. "There! There!"
According to Vargas, some of these antique bronze helmets could interests a few antiquarians he knows in his native cities, as weel as the shield where the goblin was hidden - it depicts ancient vikings folklore rituals with, let say, maidens, with a nice accuracy of details.
Father Callum assists the wounded and then goes to examine the door the goblin indicated. If there is no indication of it being trapped, Father Callum will try to open it, keeping his shield raised in front of him to deflect any sudden attack.