SESSION 22: DAY 10 – CRAGMAW CAVES
Quietly the general alarm is raised amongst the party and the men at arms.
Malandir sneaks into his position and remains hidden with an arrow ready in case it becomes necessary to fight the intruders. While in position, he closely observes his targets, preferring to aim at the least armoured one but will go with the best shot if needed to engage.
He has an excellent observation point from his position. Before they ignite their torch he can see with his infravision and once they light it he can see with his normal vision.
As they approach he sees the symbol of a mace upon their shields.
He knows this is the symbol of Torag the lawful good god of the forge, protection and strategy. It puts shivers down his spine. He knows these fanatics worship slavish devotion to their god and the protection of the weak from a position of strength. Malandir cares nothing for their beliefs.
Looking more closely he can see two heavily armoured warriors clad in scale mail and carrying heavy shields. He cannot tell if they are fighters, clerics or paladins but he notes that at their side they are carrying elaborately decorated warhammers.
As they carefully pick their way forward Lucien picks up his spear and mace. He isn’t armoured as he had been crafting. Putting the mace aside he gets to within 20ft of Talmark and encourages him to issue a challenge to the intruders, just to let them know they are not alone and are encroaching. Lucien curses that he and Kord had to use their primary spells for the day on healing the party and that they only had their Domain spells left.
Talmark’s voice reaches out in the darkness. It is amplified by the evening quiet and reverberations though the caves. “Who be thee?”
The two men of Torag stiffen as they realise that they have been noticed. But they stand fast and reply “We are Adalgar and Brunhild, Acolytes of Torag. Who be thee?”
The small white hairs upon the nape of Kord’s neck bristle as he hears that the priests of Torag have entered the home of Asmodeus. He urges Fremont and Clovis, the two men of arms who were resting, to get into their armour as he grabs his shield and quietly moves to the side of fully armoured Talmark.