From the fallen stone block where he's been sitting, Aravashnial also appears deeply disturbed. We should head directly to Blackwing. I have allies there that are well equipped to handle demons. Once we have been briefed on the full extent of the cities damage, we can try to track down any other survivors.
Looking abashed, and perhaps blushing a bit, Arvashnial stammers an apology. I, I am sorry if my words were offensive. It is not every time I encounter living legends. We've all heard the stories of the first crusade, but I never thought hear their history as spoken by their children. In some cases, literally. Lann, how old are you. If your parents were elven, you must surely have been born mere years after the first crusade ended. You must remember those first years and how mongrelman society was formed and has evolved since.
Seeming almost happy for the first time, Araashnial answers Mia, There have been rumors for some time that cultists of Baphomet, Templars of the Ivory Labyrinth, have been infiltrating various mercenary groups. To have infiltrated the crusaders is beyond what I had heard.
We should take the bodies with us, so that the church may identify them.
Listening to Tallina and Maxwell, Aravashneil nods in agreement, Darkmantles are only really dangerous if they get a good grip on you. They can crush a man to death in seconds. You were really very lucky Horgus.
If we go in prepared and use bows, they should pose little threat. Afterwards, I agree with Maxwell. We should retreat to the temple and rest. The last thing we want is to rush blindly ahead unprepared.
Listening to Horgus' description of his attacks, Aravashnial pauses in consideration for a few seconds before answering. From your description, it sounds as if you were attacked by Darkmantles, a common if deadly pest in underground areas. We should head back and finish them off now. They can create darkness only once per day.
If you are going to try to stop the fool, hurry. We'll follow behind you as quickly as we are able. If anything attacks, don't risk yourself. Return to us as quickly as possible.
If you pursue Horgus, you will hear him occasionally swearing ahead in the distance. He's only got a few hundred feet lead on you.
Will you be taking a light source?
Turning towards Anevia, Aravashnial winces in pain momentarily, No, nobody gets left behind. I'm afraid Horgus is on his own, There is no way to catch him without splitting our numbers in half
Everybody in the group has a 20' move speed, due to either size or armor. Horgus has a 30' move speed and a head start.
Reaching one hand out to hold onto Tobongo, Avavashnail nods in gratitude. Thank you. Now if the young lady to volunteered to scout a few minutes ago, what was your name again, could start. I'll need the two most capable crusaders to follow behind her. Horgus, stop blathering and give Avenia a hand. I can here her gasp in pain every time she takes a step.
Pausing for a moment, Aravashnial goes pale for a few seconds, clutching tightly to Tobongo for support before recovering.
Paladin, you and your male friend both sounded capable of backing up our scout. What were your names again?
From where he has been standing silently, the elven man finally finishes wrapping a strip of cloth torn from his shirt about his destroyed eyes.
From the sound of things I assume we've somehow managed to land in the caverns beneath Kenabres. If somebody will direct me, we can begin working our way back. Who here is best suited to act as a scout?