Thread: A meeting in Rivendell
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"and that's why i told you to cover our traces, elves are better at that than dwarves"
I thought all of the dwarfs from Moria was exterminated! How did you survive? Are there still work going on in Moria?? Who is in charge?
"be quiet my friends we near the gates"
"Are we being persued rafael? i think i hera footstep and we better talk in whispers now," whispered thorin.
Nice to hear you know the road inside, Thorin! Also nice to know you have relatives inside!
Any word from Mellon?
suddenly thorin started. "hey rafael it isn't water that i hear its the sound of water rising! can your elvish thing eyes see anything in this dark?"
"we must be quick. be on guard while i open the door. it yonder in between those two hollin trees."
If Arath opens the door, we try to take care of the beast, Thorin. I'll go for the eyes.
Keep your longaxe ready!
with that thorin remove his axe from his belt, covered his face with his hood, parted his feet and stood motionless.
"you better put on your hood rafael. it will be more difficult to see you then," whispered thorin. "and arath be quick in opening the door"
I see the top of it's ugly head. Be aware, if comes up, I'll try a clean shot!
Any trouble with the door, Arath"
"be quick arath because i don't think we have weapons which will do more damage than light wounds on this monster except if you can sould its eye."
"my blood run chill and i have to stay still..."
How long before that door is open Arath."
"not seeing an enemy is worse than waiting for him to attack..."
Run for the door, Thorin! It stretching those ugly arms towards my legs...
No longer use for arrows! It ain't easy to draw that sword running, Thorin.
Is the door open??
"not yet thorin shouted," as whispering was ni longer useful.
"you better light fire to keep the monster at bay while i keep backthe tentacles and we must protect arath while he opens the door. there's a pack of wood in my pack"
with that thorin hewed at another ugly tentacle which was surging out of the water.
"we must hurry! to the mines!" arath yelled and retreated slowly.
the door opens slowly and a single goblin peeks out
The beast looks awful in the bonfire. "It has two of my arrows in it's left eye, Thorin, but these arrows made no kill."
Help, I've got a tentackle around my right leg, and it's bloody slippery here.
Don't cut my hip with that axe of yours!
We've stirred up a very nasty beast. It frightens me!"
What's happening to Arath?"
"phewww'" he said, "that was a close thing now come on guys hurry in the mine, i'll act as rear guard in the mean time. and rafael give arath a hand i think he's been hurt"
he barely had time to finish his speech as another set of tentacles charged them.
"be quick quys"
"goblins!!!" he yelled
arath saw three goblins standing and screaming in the mines.
Give a hand, Arath. I'll tend to your arm as soon as possible!
Whow! That was a close one! You got that door open in the nick of time, Arath!"
Thanks! You managed to get the door closed behind us, Thorin.
"quick shoot him rafeal or he will alert the other orcs," screamed thorin
"arath pull the door quick before the monster gets us"
The beast in the water is on back in the water!
The first assaults from the goblins are passed. There's no immidiate threath, we can regroup and consider what to do next!
I vote that we'll find a place to eat and rest a while"
I'm glad you both know how to use your weapons though!"
"but i propose we rest and eat a liittle further, not here ob the steps with those dead goblins near us," he said with a shake ofthe head. " i know a place up there," he pointed towards the stairs, "where there is an old storeroom which was used long ago. we should rest there."
"ahh i had forgotten wait you guys i have something usefull for you"
Arath took out cloaks that made their users nearly invisible in the dark
"we might need these"
"thorin how long it will take for us to get to the other side"
"uhh what is this smell"
"and i don't know what's that smell. it smells like rotteness and decay and semms to be coming from that door over yonder. let's see what it is but keep you weapon at hand," he warned.
Gripping his weapon thorin started to advance cautiously toward the door.
I do not like that smell at all! Are someone roasting hogs or are the goblins...
Watch out, take cover; - isn't it tar burning there.."
Rafael dives to cover behind the nearest rock.
"ha, ha, ha, let 'em burn the scourge," spat a large orc who was paarently the chief. he sturn and spat at the door,"pooh the scumbags try to thake us caves. that will teach 'em not to mess with us"
"they seem to have done some deeds of cruelty," thorin whispered to rafael and arath who had joined them. get your bows ready and i will do the same for my throwing axe. "we will take them by surprise," he finished.
"with that thorin removed his axe and waited for the signal to attack.
(hey that game's becoming pretty cool)
Thorin, take this phial, count us down by "ten Mississippis", that's our signal.
We'll give them an elf-rain of arrows. Then we can turn their melted tar, the other way."
Cool, but we need some together time, and I need a bit more dicipline;- btw 1750 posts.
The astonished orcs did not even have time to turn as a volley of arrows greeted them warmly including an axe. it was all over within some seconds.
"now," said thorin standing up,"how are we to turn that thing over there?"
"were they not alerted by the orc who got away from us"
"What do we do next"
Let's do as Thorin suggested. Examine that cooking-pot with tar. We may lay an ambush here and cook us some foes here. If there's Trolls in the party; - go for the eyes!"
"you see that pot i will go and look a little forward ok?"
"be on your guard"
"we are in what used to be a sort of dressing room for the miner. Follow me and i'll show you somewhere we can hide and observe the room without being seen."
With that he moved towards the far corner of the room.
"we have no time they know that we are here" Arath said.
Hes blade was all black from orc blood.
"i underestimated their abilities"
"they smelled me i killed a few of them and ran back here"
"we are lucky there is not many of them about a dozen for each of us"
Look out, stones in the air!
When you comes behind that rock, you Arath will cover me when I make a dive for it!
If they don't enter my scene soon I'll get into a rage the Wikings called berserk. Then I have to kill every orc or troll in my neighbourhood and leave them out of the fun!!
(the vikings thought that berserk came from trolls)
"what an advantage it is to be short," he muttered to himself