Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Joy of Combat

Finally, we've begun to explore the dungeon again. Spending the night in that room was nerve racking. It was impossible to get comfortable and to truly rest. We've decided to remain on this floor for now before we climb deeper into this dungeon.

Upon opening one of the other doors in the atrium a hobgoblin jumped awake, ran and sounded the alarm. He screamed in goblin "Wake up, the bad people are here!" Seizing the opportunity I blindly moved around the corner drew a dagger and hurled it at a hobgoblin dropping the foul creature. The others had no choice but to follow my lead.

The battle went smoothly, Nibbler found the soft points of my enemies, making easy work of them. Mid-battle a set of doors opened and a pair of dirty goblin archers took aim at us. Tower spit, but I hate goblins. They seemed to have a particular hatred for Braddoc as he took the brunt of their arrows. As the battle turned in our favour a hobgoblin shouted to the goblins to raise gather reinforcements. I quickly moved to intercept the goblins, they weren't going for help without putting up a fight.

I throw myself at them, tumbling at the last moment to put my self behind them and perilously close to a gaping pit. One of the goblins got wise a tried to knock me into it. Six take him! Olladra was with me though, and I caught myself at the edge. Nenia then fired off her magic at the wretches, dazing one of them. I promptly jumped up and ended him. By that time Braddoc had joined me and finished the remaining goblin off!

Ogre's eye's it was a good fight! I felt my blood rush like never before. I felt strong and powerful. Dispatching my foe's with hardly a second thought. Nibbler danced and spun, drawing blood from my foes. It really was all too easy. As the rush of the battle fades from me, I realize I enjoyed it. I delighted in the death of these goblins. Everything else fell to the background as I threw myself into the frenzy. This is what it's like to have power, to be able to take from others. To extinguish their lives without a second thought. The idea delights me, just as it terrifies me.

1 comment:

skallawag said...

woo, very dark at the end there and very cool! nice read!