Post by greentongue on May 24, 2017 8:50:28 GMT -6
Huruyan Huruyan takes a quick step back away from the spore cloud. As soon as it clears he steps forward again and strikes.
Kumahl The porter that was carrying the beetle carapace lays near Kumahl on the floor beneath the spore cloud. Grabbing the carapace he uses both hands to wave spore free gusts into the cloud spore in order to dissipate it, at least near himself.
--- While holding her breath and trying to see clearly in the cloud of spores, Guardswoman Pelmu jabbed at the thing without penetrating its rubbery outer layer.
Beside Pelmu, Huruyan weaved in and out of the cloud but managed to land a solid blow on one of its stalks. Huruyan timed his movements with luck as one of the creatures claws plunged the air where he had previously stood. A burning sensation had began in his throat and lungs.
On the other side, the wind from Kumahl helped clear his sight and Guardsman Lazhato punctured the surface of the thing.
In apparent response to Kumahl blowing its spores back at it, the creature let loose another cloud. This thickened the air around it further.
Post by greentongue on May 24, 2017 8:51:45 GMT -6
Kumahl "Anyone that can, cover your mouths with a cloth or rag."
"Anyone have some lamp oil?"
Kumahl takes up his lit torch which he had dropped. Covering his mouth and nose he waves the torch into the cloud spore hoping to ignite and torch the spores.
Huruyan The spores were to much for Huruyan, so he takes a step back to get some clear air. Taking a piece of cloth he covers his mouth to keep the spores out. Then seeing what Kumahl was doing he tried to assist by taking up a torch and waving it toward the spore cloud. As the air cleared somewhat Huruyan tried to shove the torch into the creature.
--- The two remaining guards swung at the spore cloud belching fungus with glancing blows.
The torches that Kumahl and Huruyan swung seared the spores that the flames touched but those spores were soon replaced by more.
Huruyan's lungs joined his throat in pain as the inhaled spores germinated inside. Beside him, Guardsman Lazhato was wheezing and coughing as he fought.
With the double torchlight Kumahl could occasionally glimpse what looked like a large open room behind the fungus.
Post by greentongue on May 24, 2017 8:53:02 GMT -6
Kumahl "Someone opened one of those blasted doors. Everyone who can hear me. Head for the open door beyond the Spore Beast. Go."
Kumahl leads the way with his torch. Staying low and and keeping his nose and mouth covered he works his way to the open door. Stepping inside and out of the way of the others coming inside, he surveys the surroundings.
Huruyan As quickly as possible and keeping as low as possible, Huruyan follows Kumahl through the door.
--- In response to its attackers rushing to its rear the creature expelled yet another cloud of spores and struck through it at Guardsman Lazhato. It may be that the thick cloud of spores obstructed it as well because it missed.
The torch Kumahl carried illuminated a new large room except for a very large double hole just in front of him. This large rounded hole was at the edge of what looked like a long table. There are nine chairs arrayed around this stretched oval table. One of the chairs was missing where it had fallen into the hole.
The floor here was also covered with the same white slime.
Beside Huruyan and Pelmu, just inside the door, there was a floor to ceiling china cabinet with a jumble of strange shaped objects inside. In front of Huruyan was a chair, beside the table.
From the torchlight Huruyan saw that in each of the corners of the room, beyond the other end of the table, were mounds of fungal matter.
Kumahl could also see that beyond the Venn diagram shaped hole, that led straight down into the dark, was another room with more furniture visible. This additional room was separated by a wall that was only open on his side.
Guardsman Lazhato struggled to breathe while Guardswoman Pelmu prepared to attack the creature from its flank as it turned to face them.
Huruyan was also unable to breathe as the spores germinated in his throat and lungs.
Far to the other side of the creature, Dresu and Lord Seer stayed back with the servants and the other torches.
Post by greentongue on Jun 26, 2017 5:02:42 GMT -6
Kumahl Kumahl noticed his brother and another guard struggling to breathe as the spores germinated. An idea dawned as he was thinking about the spores spreading.
He opened his pack with his rations. His rations had those especially hard biscuits. Pulling out the biscuit from one ration he moved to the nearest person struggling for breath. Using the biscuit in several functions he scraped the spores out of the mouth and used his knife to cut that section from the biscuit as he tried to clean out the person's mouth.
"Something rough, dry, and abrasive to clean out the spores. Get to it. No water."
"Guardsman Lazhato is your mouth and nose covered in something dry? Don't strike unless your face is covered."