And so, our adventurers have followed the map into the mountains of Antyria. Deep in the heart of the highest peak, they start to feel unwelcome.
Talonmere: "I'm feeling a high concentration of magic up ahead."
Dornir: "As much as I would normally advise against it, I shall go my own way from here. I have a hunch I must follow."
Sharra: "Please, be careful Dornir."
D: "I shall, I promise."
As they curve a bend, Kollin notices the torches affixed to the rock wall.
Kollin: "If this 'hiding place' is such a well kept secret, why are there torches to light the way?"
The flames waft in a ghostly wind.
K: "Uh, fellows? I don't think we're alone here-"
Lich: "I was wondering how long it would take you mortals to scale this pebble."
T: "Surely you don't bar our entrance to this temple, simple Lich? I'd think poorly of your master for setting such a weak trap-"
L: "Oh, shove it in a potion bottle, Mage.
The two fire spells at each other. The Lich summons serpents, while Talonmere fires a pure bolt of ice.
T: "Snakes? Is that the best you've got?"
Dornir, whom has been scaling the cliff, drops down with his elven sword raised at the Lich.
The blade slides through the Lich's throat, immolating him. Sharra runs to Dornir's side, checking him for wounds.
D: "I am fine, good woman."
S: "Don't ever worry me like that again," She whispers, audible enough only for his elven ears.
T: "If the lovers are done with their reuniting, I have the gate to the temple opened..."
S: "Sorry, all. Let us enter."
A vast cavern met them, with glittering deposits of emerald scattered about the rocky faces.
Out of the shadows, several scuttling shapes finally find form in the half light of the cave. Three reptilian creatures chained to a pale woman in a flowing black dress emerge, their respective gazes set on the adventurers.
S: "Mage, obviously you have a connection to her, what is it?"
Elisa: "HE IS THE ONE WHOM HAS CURSED ME TO THIS PLACE!"
The cavern rumbles as she speaks. Little boulders cascade down the walls with poetic abandon.
Creature 2: "He left us for the Mage Academy. Did nothing to help us when we were elected to be the guardian..."
Creature 1: "Left us to die in the caves of Antyria..."
Kollin Shyre uses the conversation as a distraction, and assaults the creatures chained to Elisa. He makes quick work of them, then rolls into the shadows.
T: "I am sorry, Elisa, but I must do this-"
Talonmere fires a deadly bolt, knocking the guardian down once her creatures are disposed of.
After the altercation, the group searches the cavern.
T: "It could be anywhere! Everything is made of green glass! The legend says only a true Avalonian may find the crystal-"
K: "Is this it?"
S: "I do not believe he has found such a treasure so easily-"
K: "But I did."
D: "And if it is false?"
T: "It is not. A true Avalonian has found the Crystal of Earth, and we must assure he returns to his homeland to deliver this prize to his High King."
End Chapter 6.
Chapter 1 - Greetings on the Road
Chapter 2 - At the Blind Monk
Chapters 3 & 4 - Busted! and The Mage Talonmere
Chapter 5 - the Council of Leaders
Chapter 6 - the Earth Crystal
Edited by Jason Cicchini, 21 May 2012 - 11:10 PM.