Moving with unbelievable speed, the man draws his longsword and slashes across. The pouch's strings are sliced through, and it falls to the ground.
Kytania the Cenobyte wrote:
Candle Lighter groans."Oh, come on! I spent ages scribing that spell!"
"Well, Frost, you're on your own!"
He casts a teleport spell, with difficulty. Unfortunately, the chains do not want to move. There is an awful tearing sound, as teh force of his spell fights with the force of the chains. Eventually, the spell wins, a barely unliving Candle Lighter vanishing along with the chains.
Don't worry, those chains will be a nasty curse that CL will have to survive for a while. Just in case this seems like godmodding.
As for teh Giggler escaping, don't worry, he will. However, the dragons are going to give their best--at least, Frost is, CL will just give his sorta-good--effort to keep him bound.
Also, just for the record, CL did not teleport out of the Realms.
Patrick Curtin wrote:
Bah. If she was able to hit him with the chains, he would have seen their source. Ergo, big fwoom.
Countess Sorsha wrote:
Candle Lighter manages to put up a claw. The fire elemental pauses."Excuse me, I don't mean to be rude, but we're in the middle of a fight here. Couldn't you do this some other time?"
Candle Lighter looks at his adversary.
Hang on, did the water miss?CL quickly forms more boiling water, but this time shapes it into a wall, which he sends in front of the Gugs, clocking their path into the cave. The fire elemental continues raining blows on the Gugs. Candle Lighter does not seem to be taking any more offensive actions, doing nothing but blocking and dodging.
The dracolich flinches."Damn it, stop! That hurts!"
He thrashes at them with his bony tail, at the same time muttering an incantation.
The air around him stops freezing and reverses, turning into boiling water. He makes it float for a minute, letting it build up. He speaks a quick ward. Then he releases it at the Gugs.
The Gugs will have a tough time freezing it, because the ward protects it from their breath.
Cranky McOldGuy wrote:
Watch where you're throwin that fire boy! Ya could of burned my dang house down.
"First of all, wake up. Second, it couldn't, because I'm controlling all my flame. Which gives me an idea...Animate Breath, Greater."Candle Lighter lets loose a gust of flame, which morphs into a fire elemental twice the size of the Gugs. It begins attacking them.
Also, the fireball was an area effect. It should have gotten more than one.
"Frost, watch the chalice. This could take awhile."Candle Lighter lets loose a great fireball at the attackers. He takes care to ward the cavern's ice from the heat.
Frost the Ancient wrote:
Candle Lighter carefully approaches the opening.
Ebony Jaguar wrote:
Candle Lighter flies though, muttering to himself."Not good...with her dead, and the others in hiding, the forces of the Black are scattered. It's time to go join the others. And hide."
Demon Lord of Tribbles wrote:
"Not at all! I do so enjoy having guests. Would you like me to make you a nice lair? It really is no trouble, we still seem to have some mortals left if you would like to torment em. "
"Regrettably not, I'm too busy. Thanks for the offer, though."Five hobgoblins follow Candle Lighter.
"These are the leaders of my hobgoblin army."
One of the hobgoblins frowns. "Not 'your' army. We are sending hobgoblins in to assist you. And only because the kobolds are going to help your foes."
"Right you are. Now, come on, we need to discuss plans. The dwarves are helping them too,you'll need to be prepared for many different tactics. We need to beat these morons fast if we're gonna have any chance of surviving the legions of the Mask, and the residents of the Palace. Not to mention the Jack."
Dread Lord Zombie wrote:
"Pff."Candle Lighter flies in.
"The only reason I lost that battle was that the cursed Kittens arrived at the last minute. Not to mention that Kobold Cleaver intervened. My foes were more powerful than I expected. However, no longer.
"As for your 'army'? Again, I say 'pff'. You are fortunate that I am not against you."
The lich smiles.
"But it has potential. I am going to make you a deal: I shall be on your side, and help you. You will need it. In return, I ask only one thing: The use of any knowledge you possess. There is only one thing I can think of which will ruin Lynora's life, without putting me at risk. A backlash induced by a goddess can only be suppressed by another god. What happens if you take away the suppression?
"I shall think on this. You shall think of your own part in this war."
The dracolich disappears.
Meanwhile, in a volcano (neutral territory):
Thieving Wasp wrote:
The wasp freezes. The dracolich reappears.Well played, my 'friends'. But it ends now. I have the book, I have the cleaver, and I have the Champion of the Boards. You have lost.
Come, Steel Tsar.
The dracolich, the wasp and the Tsar both disappear.
In the immortal words of somebody, 'A swallow, carrying a coconut?!'
Wait, no, it was 'This is just the beginning!'.
The Steel Tsar wrote:
Kill them all. Take the Wasp captive, but only if you're able to. If you are badly wounded, grab the Wasp (and the Cleaver)and get out of here.The dracolich flies off.
My last post for a while. Assume that the Wasp will be captured if the Tsar tries. Bye!
The Bard wrote:
I think not. For I am much stronger than before, especially with the Book.The dracolich blasts the Bard with a mixture of eldritch energy and flame.
The Steel Tsar wrote:
Oh, it's fine. You're forgiven. You're mission was to determine how dangerous they were, not to really destroy them.The dracolich continues crafting dark wards to keep the thieves out.
Runelord, you are permitted to stay. As long as you don't cause me any trouble. However, we won't be helping you out of the tight spot that's about to happen. Just as you wouldn't help us.
The lich smiles and shrugs, going back to work.
Brwaaaktor, Eldest Chicken wrote:
The dragon stares at the chicken, then shrugs and flies to the Realm of Paizochat.
The Masked Rogue wrote:
Foolish mortal.Engulfs thief in flame which oddly does not harm the Steel Tsar.
Brwaaaktor, Eldest Chicken wrote:
You cannot fight me. I came for the Cleaver. WHERE IS IT?!
...Fine. I shall kill you all later, but I need my strength.
It teleports away.