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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2020, 01:14:57 PM »
Taral watched the Rogue attempt the climb she had recommended and fall. Concerned, she thought about moving closer, but instead people were congregating near her own location. She saw the splinter in Deryn’s hand. It looked nasty.

She took Deryn by the wrist and looked more closely. After a moment, she withdrew her dagger and looked Deryn in the eye. “This will sting a moment. We’ll get it out on three. One...tw—”

Before even finishing the number two, she deftly slid her dagger under the splinter, cutting Deryn’s hand ever so slightly. She pulled the nasty invader out, withdrew the dagger, and held her other palm over the injury. She whispered the incantation for the spell known as Cure Wounds, which slowly closed the gap in Deryn’s skin.

She smiled up at the Rogue, and then looked up to the Artificer in the tree. She didn’t really want to yell up at her, not wanting to attract any more attention from the spiders. Instead, she tried pointing at branches that she thought could be used as a path over the feasting arachnids. Would Lia understand?

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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #31 on: January 14, 2020, 01:59:27 PM »
Deryn simply held up the two pieces of bark in her hands that had come away, causing her to fall. She scrambled to her feet, dropping the bark on the ground softly so as to not attract anymore attention. Leaving Sophia on the ground after she helped her felt wrong, even for a thief, so she held her hand out to the girl to help her up.

Sophia reached up and took Deryn's hand before pulling herself back up to her feet after catching the Rogue as she fell out of the tree. She grinned softly and grabbed her bow and quiver, "Thanks," She responded quietly.

"Sophia, Deryn do any of you notice something not right or do you guys see something?"

"Nothing," Sophia responded in a quiet whisper before turning to look over towards the spiders. By now they had seemingly calmed down as the Artificer had gotten closer through the trees. She watched from the rock as the spiders started to return to their meal and began to ignore the party of four that had made too much noise.

“Unless someone lighter than me wants to try, I don’t think we can get to the very top!”

She looked along the line of trees that Taral had pointed out and analyzed the path quickly. Sophia noticed several branches were really quite thin and would easily snap under any weight, "Taral those branches are too thin," She whispered to him. Sophia reached behind her back, drew an arrow, and put it in her bow. She focused her shot so that the arrow would sail just above the spiders and go past them. Sophia fired...

She watched as the arrow went sailing over the spiders with enough speed that when it hit the skinny sapling she was aiming at it split the sapling and made a cracking noise when it hit the ground. The spiders looked up in the direction where the arrow had hit and several of them went to go investigate. Two spiders remained and returned to eating. She looked at Ava, "Now what?" She whispered.

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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #32 on: January 15, 2020, 11:49:07 AM »
Standing on the rock, Ava looked at her side to see her team members well...struggle would be saying it lightly. Thought in a way they were competent enough to back each other. Ava tried her best to go from branch to branch to get to the path that Taral suggested and noticed as Sophia did that the branches were to tin to really stand on it. She climbed with her weight on and hops onto the path. Seeing the spiders leave she leans a bit forward and thought.

"The area is too unstable on various paths to even get closer without them noticing it. How harsh it sounds, those people are no longer savable and shouldn't be a prime focus. So we..." She blinks when she heard a loud yell of agony and pain and focused on the direction of the yell seeing a man leaning in a ledge that waved at them "Well f*ck... of course, this happens" She signals to keep quiet.

"HELP ME! THESE SPIDERS WILL EAT ME!"

Oh, the spiders did react and most of them came back to intercept the poor wounded man "It seems we are going to fight...or are we going to let him be sucked out of his blood also?"

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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #33 on: January 15, 2020, 11:44:03 PM »
She took Deryn by the wrist and looked more closely. After a moment, she withdrew her dagger and looked Deryn in the eye. “This will sting a moment. We’ll get it out on three. One...tw—”

Before even finishing the number two, she deftly slid her dagger under the splinter, cutting Deryn’s hand ever so slightly. She pulled the nasty invader out, withdrew the dagger, and held her other palm over the injury. She whispered the incantation for the spell known as Cure Wounds, which slowly closed the gap in Deryn’s skin.


Deryn watched as the dagger slid into her palm and lifted the splinter out. It stung, but she had to admit the elf was quite deft. Before she could fully react, her palm was healed. "Thanks," she muttered quietly.

She watched the others, secretly angry with herself for being too rash and not taking her time. For allowing herself to become distracted.

Oh, the spiders did react and most of them came back to intercept the poor wounded man "It seems we are going to fight...or are we going to let him be sucked out of his blood also?"

"What idiot sees a bunch of giant spiders eating someone and screams for help?" Deryn whispered, her tone quite annoyed. "If someone has a spell to stop the spiders, that'd be better than fighting them." Though, just to be prepared, she pulled out her shortsword and readied herself for the attack.

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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2020, 12:30:22 PM »
Having caught onto what Taral was trying to tell her to do, Lia was about to start climbing again when she saw the arrow go flying and some of the spiders run off.  "That's one way I suppose." 

She went to try again to follow where Taral had instructed her when the screaming started.  "Please tell me you are joking," she mumbled, eying the man, then the group below her on the ground.  "I don't think we can help him at all.  It looks pretty bad from up here.  But I can't do anything to...end his suffering.  I don't have a range weapon."

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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2020, 03:24:22 PM »
"We can attract the spiders to us," Taral suggested, "with noise and violence and the like. It should draw them from him toward us. But there are enough spiders and even one of them by itself can kill that man with ease."

She took a deep breath. "I don't want to kill them, but I think we have to."

She looked at her teammates, including at tree-bound Lia. "If you all attract the spiders this way, I can get to his side and repel any that ignore you." The green-haired-and-tailed Ithiris waited for some of her comrades to agree before she acted. Her idea would leave her isolated from the group, after all.

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Re: [Quest] Spiders of the Barren's
« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2020, 04:01:03 PM »
Deryn shrugged. "If it works and saves the man? I'll defer to the rest of the group," she said softly, so as to not call their attention prematurely. She stretched a bit, itching to do something other than just stand here.