Alert: Contains spoilers for the adventure “The Temple of Elemental Evil”
Ezekiel sent Mikael and Raven off to find Cuddles. Turns out he was keeping an eye on the double-doors we came through to reach the “sanctuary.”
They’d just met up with him when Raven says he heard the wall beside the door moving aside.
A voice said, “Master?” – and then we all heard shouting in some other language. (I assume it was bugbear.)
Most of the temple-room was still dark, of course – Mikael had a torch, but it didn’t shed light like our shiny shields used to (and the humidity in that room made things difficult, too).
Simba charged off into the darkness, roaring, and I heard the squeals as he tore into something (again, it sounded like bugbear).
I think Cuddles and Raven both lunged at the same time and bumped into each other – but that’s just going from what I saw across the room, and Raven insists it went differently.
Ezekiel moved forward, and as soon as Lydia followed him far enough to light the enemy, he bashed a bugbear-head in with his mace.
I speared one through the throat before I even realized Lydia had thrown an egg through the doorway…the figures beyond were gagging and choking on thick green smoke.
Something bellowed, “Who make stink?” — I didn’t see what. One of the bugbears tried to get out of the cloud, bumped into Ezekiel, and promptly got bit by Cuddles…but the rest of them seemed to be keeping their distance.
By the time Lydia dispelled the cloud, there were no enemies to be seen. Continue reading