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    To the left and right the corridor leads into several small rooms filled with shelves. Rotten parchment and decayed books take up the majority of shelf-space, but here and there the writings look to be in better shape. This might actually be worth a closer look, but for the moment, the adventurers' attention is focused on the sounds coming from another room further down the corridor.


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    Slowly moving down the corridor, eventually you pick up a malicious aura of moderate strength. However, judging by the small rooms you passed your senses must already extent well beyond the area from where the sounds are coming.



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    "There is an evil presence, but it is past where you say the sounds are coming from." the dwarf says in a low voice to his quietly creeping companions.
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    Emagor Rilliance

    "*GULP!* Evil Presences send my 'pucker factor' through the roof!" says Emagor just as quietly. "Hear that, Peabody? Looks like bidness is fixin' to pick up!"

    Seeing no enemy at present, Emagor decides to just wait and see. Emagor's companions note that his "Wait and see" face bears a striking resemblance to his "Man, I've got to pee" face.
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    “Well, if it is as you say, we will have to see what makes this sound either way,” Elrohas says, as he slowly moves into the opening to take a look into the small room from where both the breeze and the shuffling sound is coming.

    His tension is clearly visible, but then he relaxes and says: “Oh, it's just some kind of li...”

    At this point he stops talking all of a sudden. Interesting enough, he also stops moving, in fact, he looks as if he is frozen in place.

    Hisssing sounds coming from the room now, as the rest of the adventurers slowly realize, that Elrohas has been petrified!
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    1348 DR, Day 12 of Mirtul (spring) - noon


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    Round 1

    Battle Map - Round 1

    Sir Dryw steps forward, raising his shield and closing his eyes. A faint distortion ripples across his face. The knight's nose darkens slightly, lengthens slightly, becoming somewhat wolfish. "Stay near me!" he says, and he turns his head left and right, scenting the air.

    Kordunn quickly incants a word of power and webs spring up inside the room and the corridor in front of it, entangling the beast within.

    Suddenly wishing his shield were polished metal rather than wood, Eldwyn raises it before his eyes. He prays for the success of his companions in the coming fight.

    Emagor and Peabody move obiediently to take up a position behind Sir Dryw, looking intently (only) at his back. "Don't look, Peabody!"

    From the room, the adventurers can hear the creature hiss angrily and struggle against the entangling web strands, but to no avail.


    Status:

    Dryw - unscathed, Scent, Prayer (+1)
    Eldwyn - unscathed, Prayer (+1)
    Rover - unscathed
    Elrohas - unscathed, petrified
    Emagor - scratched, Greater Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Peabody - unscathed, Prayer (+1)
    Kordunn - scratched, Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Basilisk - unscathed, entangled, webbed, Prayer (-1)

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    Round 2

    Battle Map - Round 2

    "This creature is too deadly to leave alive this close to a settlement!" Sir Dryw says. "Make ready for its attack!" Sir Dryw shifts his shield into position and hefts his shillelagh into striking position. He finds it curious the beast isn't upon them already, not having seen the Kordunn's web spell that caught the creature, but continues to sniff the air, confident in his abilities and patience.

    Kordunn attempts to move over to get an angle on the creature and blast it with a series of magic missiles. "The webs are flammable but don't burn down the library, target the creature itself." He tries to avoid direct eye contact with the beast and target its body with the unerring magical bolts. The basilisk howls in pain, as the missiles connect.

    The talk about webs do make Dryw wonder, what webs exactly are meant.

    Eldwyn turns his back and fishes in his pack for a winter blanket. Then holding it before him to block his view, he makes his way towards the web as close as he dares, preparing himself to toss the blanket over the creature's head.

    "So THIS is why my mother always told me to be sure and wear clean underwear in stressful situations!" Slowly moving closer, much like his companions, Emagor tries to aim at the basilisk without looking directly at it, and casts a spell, but unfortunately, the beast shakes off the effect of the wizard's magic.

    Thrashing wildly in the web, the basilisk is still unable to free itself.


    Status:

    Dryw - unscathed, eyes closed, Scent, Prayer (+1)
    Eldwyn - unscathed, eyes covered, Prayer (+1)
    Rover - unscathed
    Elrohas - unscathed, petrified
    Emagor - scratched, averting eyes, Greater Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Peabody - unscathed, eyes closed, Prayer (+1)
    Kordunn - scratched, averting eyes, Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Basilisk - lightly wounded, entangled, webbed, Prayer (-1)

    Combat Declarations

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    Round 3

    Battle Map - Round 3

    Sir Dryw, being reasonably sure, that the creature is still in the room and thus behind the wall, opens his eyes for a moment to see the web, Kordunn mentioned earlier. Since he is unable to get inside the room, he decides to continue staying guard, in case the basilisk finally frees itself and gets closer.

    Kordunn plants himself resolutely, he gestures again, focusing on the creature's flank he sends three more unerring bolts of white brilliance streaking into the beast.

    Eldwyn risks a look now, seeing the big lizard struggling against the web, and his eyes meet those of the basilisk for a moment. Already, the halfling feels the petrifying gaze take effect, but he is able to shake it off. Tossing the blanket into the room, he hits the basilisk despite the obstructions, and for now its head is covered.

    Not having a great variety of choices available to him in this situation, Emagor uses his wand, sending two bolts of shimmering force speeding unerringly into the base of the basilisk's tail, which is where Emagor's eyes are unfailingly fixed throughout the entire process.

    The basilisk becoming more and more enraged by the wounds, its inability to move, and now even to see, wildly shakes its head, but cannot even get rid of the blanket, giving the adventurers the opportunity to finish it off without the risk of meeting its petrifying gaze.


    Status:

    Dryw - unscathed, eyes closed, Scent, Prayer (+1)
    Eldwyn - unscathed, averting eyes, Prayer (+1)
    Rover - unscathed
    Elrohas - unscathed, petrified
    Emagor - scratched, averting eyes, Greater Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Peabody - unscathed, eyes closed, Prayer (+1)
    Kordunn - scratched, averting eyes, Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Basilisk - severely wounded, entangled, webbed, blanket tossed over head, Prayer (-1)

    Combat Declarations

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    Round 4

    Battle Map - Round 4

    Sir Dryw continues to stand his ground, ready to strike should the monster break free.

    White bolts again streak from the stolid Gold Dwarf champion of the Spell Lord. The magical bolts wind through the openings in the web to strike the beast more solidly in its torso.

    The halfling readies his warsling and drops in a bullet hopeful that he can manage a shot before the Basalisk shakes off the cloak. Eldwyn sets the sling spinning.

    Emagor fires another charge from his wand at the creature's rearward region, being very careful not to even glance anywhere near its head, even though iIt's still covered, but one can't be too careful.

    "I must STILL remember to buy a BOW when next I am able! This is ridiculous!"

    Under the combined attacks, safely delivered from the corridor, now that the basilisk's most fearsome weapon has been disabled, at least temporarily, the lizard falls, its body sinking to the ground, defeated.


    Status:

    Dryw - unscathed, eyes closed, Scent, Prayer (+1)
    Eldwyn - unscathed, averting eyes, Prayer (+1)
    Rover - unscathed
    Elrohas - unscathed, petrified
    Emagor - scratched, averting eyes, Greater Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Peabody - unscathed, eyes closed, Prayer (+1)
    Kordunn - scratched, averting eyes, Mage Armor, Prayer (+1)
    Basilisk - dying, entangled, webbed, blanket tossed over head, Prayer (-1)

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    The normally pale halfling is flushed with excitement after facing so dangerous an opponent. He tries to sound casual as he says, "I think I shall have to buy a new cloak, but that was well worth it to stop such a terrible beast." He stops his sling and stows it back in his pouch.

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