I'll see what I can do! We're not keeping a narrative log of this adventure, but I award XP for write-ups and short written pieces. We've gotten one so far, and I'll post them as I get them.
The party consists of:
Jaguar-Paw, Human warlord
Aulora, Deva Sorceress
Goruman, Eladrin Paladin
Ana, Human Invoker
Simon, Human Ranger
Aulora’s mind raced. Terrifying memories of drowning and dying under water filled her mind as she and her companions ventured deeper into the underground lake. None of her companions knew the sheer terror of feeling their final breath of air escape their lungs and the horrifying weight of the cold water as it fills their lungs, sinking them to the bottom… but Aulora knew. She knew because she had experienced it during her past lives. She had died several times under water, and the thought of dying that way again filled her with terror. As her companions ventured into deeper water, she could go no further.
Fortunately, one of her companions, a human ranger named Simon, noticed her fear and returned to her side to help her. He gently held her arm and stayed close to her side as they slowly moved to rejoin the rest of the party. Aulora was still frozen with fear, but with his comforting touch, she managed to wade deeper into the cold water.
But then it came. A monstrous crocodile emerged from the murky depths and attacked the companions. The battle was fierce, with several of Aulora’s companions viciously attacked and dragged under water by the crocodile. Simon had to leave her side to help fight the beast. Aulora was afraid to move. She dared not venture out into the deeper water to help her friends. She silently berated herself for her fear, but she stood rooted in terror. Her feeble attempts to use magic to assail the beast were ineffective; her magic not forming properly through her jumbled mind. Finally, filled with shame, she was able to slide back to the shore and onto drier ground.
With feet planted firmly on soil, she focused her anger; anger at herself for her weakness, and anger at the crocodile for harming her friends… more precisely, for hurting Simon. She couldn’t bear the thought of him dying alone in the cold dark depths. She formed the magic in her mind, and with a shout of focused anger, she let fly the roiling and turbulent energy from within.
A massive burst of energy sprang from her hand and flew towards the crocodile. The magic energy slammed into the beast with a brilliant shower of sparkling motes. As her brave companions fought the beast, she reformed the magic energy and let it fill her completely before releasing it towards the vicious crocodile. Again she damaged it, and she nearly wept for joy at being able to aid her brave companions… particularly the brave ranger.
Finally, after a terrible battle, the ranger plunged his twin swords into the beast and killed it. The adventurers were victorious!
As her companions continued to wade to the other side of the lake, Simon looked back to Aulora, noticed the fear returning to the beautiful Deva’s face, and returned to help her across. Aulora smiled warmly at the ranger, and gratefully accepted his offered assistance. Together they made it across and rejoined their companions.
Author: Soloquest series of adventures by Kenzer & Co.
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