Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Thursday 12 July 1280, Afternoon (Resistance is futile)

After a moment, the large bandit acknowledges the simple, brutal reality of superior force and stops struggling.

As Duran continues to keep an eye out down the tunnel, and the others hold the bandit fast, Oloc draws a dagger and tries and look as menacing as he can: "Keep quiet and we'll let you live!"

The mage asks how many bandits are left in the back cave, ready to cover the bandit's mouth if he tries to cry out. The bandit however, makes it clear that he understands his position, and quietly answers:

"Just two other bodyguards – and Mackey."

The answer seems honest, though Oloc sees something in the bandit's eyes that suggests the answer may not be complete.

Gaven, continuing to restrain the bandit, asks what is in the tunnel and in the passage to the north.

To this the bandit replies:

"Tunnel? Blocked up by the rubble, you mean?* There's a spider in there. Didn't want to share the caves with us. We figured it was easier to block him up behind a pile of rocks instead of trying to kill him and getting half ourselves killed in the process."

"I don't know what's in the passage to the north.** No spider or anything else ever came out of there, but one of our men went in and just disappeared. After that, Mackey said the passage was off limits, and no one's gone in since. No one's disappeared since either."

The bandit lets out a soft, low grunt of discomfort at the bottom of the pile. "Look," he says "are we gonna stay in this tangled heap all day?"


OOC: Actions?

*If I was incorrect in understanding the blocked up hole by this query, let me know and I'll rectify that next post.
**Here I took this to mean the passage north from the barracks room. Again, if I read that incorrectly, please let me know and I'll rectify the mistake.


  1. Varros - Fighter
    Varros will further question the bodyguard. He will mention the snake casually and try to find out if that is what the bandit seems to be hiding.

    1. OOC: My apologies for not commenting on this sooner. When Varros mentions the snake, the bandit tells you that the snake is never far from Mackey.

  2. Duran - Fighter

    Duran continues to keep watch and listen for anyone or anything coming down the tunnels.

  3. Gaven - cleric

    Once the questioning is done, Gaven will knock out the captive and gag and tie him up. "Bill, you and Ollie stay here with him."

    To the rest of the party, "what's the plan?"

    1. OOC: you answered the questions I had correctly. Thanks.

  4. Oloc - Mage

    Oloc stands up and brushes off his robes. "I suggest we move quickly and try and charge the remaining three. Assuming the bandit is telling the truth."

    The Mage draws his other dagger. "It won't be long before they suspect something and prepare themselves."