Posted by grimdarkly
The gigantic golem stood before them…
Before it could do anything, Chuck flew at it with a roundhouse kick.
To no avail…
The statue retaliated with a “Leaping Sparks” spell, burning the eyebrows off of Chuck.
Not wasting another second, the heroes bombarded the foul creature with spells and blows.
The statue didn’t even flinch…
It was clear that their attacks were having no effect, but there must have been someway to combat the beast.
The Beholder, realising what she must do, took the Canopic Jar that N. Greyford had taken earlier, and threw it at the golem.
Hanging in the air for a split second, before smashing into the golem’s face, creating for a brief moment, a mist of blood and dirty decay.
The golem was wracked with pain and damage, and after a few more hits from the heroes, it collapsed into a pile of dust.
Sic Semper Tyrannis!
Despite the satisfying victory, the heroes felt something wrong…
“Nander Gruff will do a headcount! Nander, Mariel, Cleve, Delia, Chuck, N, X and… oh…no…”
The Beholder had fallen… the beast must have got in a lucky hit before bring destroyed.
The Caduceus of Life they had found before was useless: Aeorbs did not possess the same life-force as other races.
They would have to find some other powerful magic to revive her.
Although they had only known her briefly, the heroes were distraught at the loss of their guide and friend.
They gathered the treasure the golem had been defending, a measly crest.
They hoped that it was worth the loss of their friend.
They took her body with them. If she couldn’t be resurrected, the least they could do was bury her.