Monday, September 3, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 21

Tenser, at long last, reached his room. He made straight for his dresser, where all his magical paraphernalia was kept under lock and key.

Otto finished casting his spell and then remembered to breathe. Fighting monsters always got the heart racing, but Otto had decided that fighting things that were invisible was his most terrifying experience yet.

He could not wait to get his hands on an invisibility spell.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 20

"This is neither the time nor the place for such a discussion!" Tenser hissed through gritted teeth at his currently troublesome paramour. "Just...just come with me to my room."

"Tenser, the impropriety!" Endelar exclaimed with an audible gasp.

"...I mean, just to talk to me from the hallway while I look for something in my room!" Tenser glanced from side to side as he spoke and tried to check the anger that he felt that this exchange was being heard by every man in the common room of the inn.


Outside, and opposite the inn, Robilar stood his ground on the rooftop in a strange sort of standoff with the invisible stalker. It was cunning, this stalker, and Robilar knew he had overplayed his hand by revealing that he was observing the roof tiles move when he last attacked it. He tried to imagine what its next move would be. Fight, or...


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 19

Quij had seen Robilar levitate plenty of times, but being able to fly himself was a brand new experience to the orc hero. He pushed off into the air like he was pushing off from the shore into a river and tried to "swim" through the air.

Otto made his way inside. Combating the invisible stalker with bags of flour seemed like such a natural idea, he could not think why it had not occurred to him earlier. He made to the innkeeper with lightning precision and made his demands.

Tenser, meanwhile, was eager to reach the spellbooks and scrolls in his room upstairs. He could think of a half-dozen spells that would help with the stalker -- all of which he had, by chance, failed to prepare that day. He had no time to prepare new spells, but if he could just find the right scroll...

But then, Endelar started to resist his tugging hand. In the middle of the common room, she decided she had had enough.

Monday, June 25, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 18

The remaining mastiff barked angrily at the rooftop a few more times, then turned and went back to where its companion lay still in the road. The still-living mastiff laid down beside the other one and went silent, only staring up at Robilar as he went running past them.

"I'd love to cut that thing in half, Rob..." Quij growled, gripping the haft of his battleax nearly hard enough to break it.

Robilar paused, listened, and over the background din of the city, he was able to make out the faint sound of roof tiles clattering. And that was when he knew he had the stalker where he wanted it.


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 17

"T-Tenser, m-make them s-slow down!" Endelar managed as she felt every bump on the road.

"I-I'm sorry, d-dearest, b-but this an em-mergency!" Tenser said, holding the seat tightly.

Endelar was thrown into him and held Tenser tight, making this his favorite part of the whole day so far.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 16

Tenser turned and called to Robilar, waving at him frantically as the idea developed in his mind. "Come back here!"

Robilar did not plan to comply at first, but curiosity got the better of him and he walked back. "What? Why aren't we moving forward?"

"Because we have that!" Tenser said, pointing to Endelar's carriage.

Robilar mulled the idea around in his mind and came up with his own plan. "Are we commandeering it?"

"No, no!" Tenser said, suddenly having to correct Robilar and allay Endelar before she could get upset. "Just borrowing it."

"But the inn is not that far..." Robilar protested.

"Endelar and I have catching up to do. We can do it right here and you can wait, or we can do it on the ride."

"I suppose..it would be more dramatic if we arrived by carriage," Robilar mused.

"Absolutely," Tenser agreed.

"What's going on?" Otto said, finally catching up to them.

"We're riding the rest of the way in the carriage," Robilar said.

"Oh lovely. I've always wanted to drive one of these things."

"The driver is driving it," Robilar countered. "Come to think of it, there won't be room for you inside. You'll have to stand on the side of it."

"I'll what now?"


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Ch. 5, Page 15

Robilar did not have time for this nonsense...but, on the other hand, he did not want to get too far ahead of the others on his own. Glancing back, he could see that Quij had his hands full keeping the guard dogs they had bought from attacking some bystanders in the street. Otto was still struggling to keep up. Tenser had this opportunistic young maiden after him, undoubtedly after the riches he had accumulated over two years of delving the depths of Castle Greyhawk.

Well, he would spare Tenser one minute -- but not a second longer!