Monday, September 30, 2013
Savage Hyboria Forgotten Islands: Episode 4 "The Tomb of Voltannox" Part 2
Alenna tended to Rozlynn's wounds and after they rested for a while they continued north along the bank.
The ford would allow them to cross most of the river but they would have to swim a little to reach the opposite bank. As none of them were good at swimming Heimdall took out his rope With the rest of the party holding the other end he was able to make it to shore and tie the rope off on some heavy brush. Aziz tied the other end about his waist and the party used the rope to get through the swift current. Alenna was the last to attempt to cross before Aziz but as she was making her way her hands slipped and she immediately went under in the deepest part of the current. "My lady!" Aziz screamed as he jumped into the water after her. Aziz managed to grab Alenna and the rest of the party pulled them to safety.
Several hours passed as the party cut it's way through the dense jungle. The AEsir led the way cutting a path for the rest of the party to follow. Twice they had to stop and rest when Aziz and Racket became fatigued. It was late afternoon when they could eventually make out some of the taller towers which stuck up higher than the rest of the ruins. "With any luck we will be there before dark" Heimdall explained.
"Shieldwall!" Heimdall cried. As the party drew itself into a fighting formation Rozlynn and Racket killed shot two of the creatures down. Mon Tau killed another two with his accurate fire. Heimdall hurled one of his belt axes into the crowd and felled another but still they came.
Heimdall found a small building that still had an intact roof. "We should take shelter here and wait till day to continue" he said.
With a solid roof over their heads the party settled in for the night. Alenna continued to attend to Raka until she could do no more to help her. At the moment they felt secure in the small stone building but they could hear strange cries as night fell. They had survived the jungle but would they survive the ruins?
To be continued......
Notes: Well no matter how hard you try or how well you plan you just can't do much when the party had a run of good luck. The players scored many critical hits and frequently did massive amounts of damage even sometimes killing my wild cards with a single blow. Still they did not come through completely unscathed. Raka and Rozlynn both suffered some serious wounds throughout the journey and the entire party got to see how nasty the ghouls could be. All in all I think they are in a good position but they still have quite a few dangers to face before they even reach the tomb.