It feels like weeks have passed since I last descended these steps. However only hours ago I innocently came down not realizing the horrors of the empty chest. And strange beast man.
His remains lay still next to the rubble. Nothing else has been disturbed, I don’t anticipate to run into any townspeople. Alive anyway.
You know this is good story telling because it’s so foreboding!
I once again reach the jail like barred wall and once again see on the other side the short creature with the spear. He reminds me of something I clogged from a pipe up in Lut Gholein. Pukelike. The skeletal figure is there as well. Surprisingly they don’t pass the gap in the wall to attack me. I’m nervous as hell, griping my nail in a board weapon tight. I am ready to start swinging at anything that isn’t Plumber friendly. I start to sweat. The monsters jibber jabber and make strange noises. I sweat some more. They war-cry some more. It’s now or never… Charge!
I run through the doorway and immediately come across the smaller creature. Because he reminds me of my ugly friend who fell and couldn’t get back up I’ll call these monsters Fallen One’s. I run up to him- he runs up to me, aaaaaand smash! I bring down my nail in a board right on his head and he falls down with a shriek his spear clattering to the floor.
Excellent! One hit one kill. Man who needs that scimitar when I have this bad boy?
The skeleton is next. He runs over and pulls his arm back ready to swing with his sword when I hit him first and he shatters into a million pieces. Well, 206 anyway.
No time to celebrate now, another skeleton approaches from around some sort of raised coffin and bam! Down he goes in one hit too. Man I am on fire.
Uh-oh, here comes trouble though. Three Fallen One’s come at me from three different directions and behind them lurches another abomination like the one from earlier. In this light I can tell he’s been stitched together somewhat like a zombie, that’s what I’ll call his type.
I’m cornered now. Will my nail continue to drive straight? Or will it flatten out?
The first one takes two hits to take out but I get him before he can retaliate. And surprisingly when he falls so does a pile of gold. A huge pile that covers several square feet of flooring. But when I go to pick it up (mid battle of course!) I count only five gold pieces. whut
Just as I put them in my backpack another Fallen One approaches. I didn’t realize they had run away when I killed the first of this trio. He turns the corner only to run into a board. With a nail in it!
The last scurries away but from around the corner again approaches a new creature. Something even smaller than it’s spear toting friend. This one is more animal like than humanoid running on all fours, red and- oh who cares! Two smack flips him on his back never to scavenge again. I like that name, it sticks. Unfortunately the scavenger surprised me and jumped at me hitting me with it’s sharp claws. I cry out in pain and lose blood. Damnit!
But before I can inspect my wound the last Fallen One bravely runs up ignoring his dead buddies. And then joins them in the after life. This one drops even more gold and I scoop up 10 pieces.
It takes me a moment to count that high and by the time I’m done the zombie finally made it over. But his journey was only his doom and his carcass falls to what has now become a very blood soaked area. Aaaaand the zombie drops five gold. Why he had gold coins… is… just… whatever I guess I’ll believe anything around here now. I take a breather and check my wound, it doesn’t appear to be that bad.
I do a victory dance on the bodies. Eight in total. Within just a few minutes I killed either terrible creatures from hell. With my nail in a board. All to fix some leaky underground masonry waterway well systems.