Today was probably the most heart pounding, life threatening day of my life… Let’s review.
The dream. During my rest, I had a dream that two of the rooms we walked through were different… Interestingly, my party had that same dream. We decided to investigate further after untying the ropes holding our doors together to keep out intruders. However when opening the doors, we found two large sacks moving about. We untied them and were greeted by two confused adventurers. An eladrin mage named Soveliss and a dragonborne slayer named some strange name that I couldn’t remember so I just referred to him as “hey idiot” as that would always manage to get his attention. Both of them were stripped of weapons and armor. We exchanged stories and they joined The Brethren. I took the horse that we saw last night and tied it up outside of the dungeon in case we needed a swift getaway. Eshanath and Iados stood guard in our room so we could return to it as a safe haven. Rillian and Soveliss went back to the dragon room to do something of little importance. I, however, had my own plans. I returned to the room with the trap carpet and came upon a realization that we had missed a pair of large wooden doors and that was what was different in my dream.
“something of little importance” (behind the scenes) Note that Exxidion had no idea and still has no idea that this happened Rillian and Soveliss went to the dragon room. Soveliss cast a spell to convince the dragon that he was a friend. The Dragon gave Soveliss darkleaf leather armor. They passed through double doors in the dragon room that they dreamt about, fought a goblin and found Soveliss and the dragonborne’s (Who’s real name is Donaar) armor and weapons.
The room of despair. Looking through the doors, I found an interesting design on the floor of a large room. Alternating squares changed color from light to dark and no two of the same colors were ever adjacent to each other. There were stone statues across the room. One seemed to resemble a female who was of royalty. Three resembled grunt soldiers. One resembled a knight on a horse. One was an elephant carrying a siege tower. The room seemed suspicious, so I investigated it for traps. After walking three square forward, I took my fourth step. That must have been the most painful step of my life for I felt that my foot was on fire, yet there were no flames. My foot was forced back into place and my body was being pulled to my left and my right. I decided to go to my right because I had hurt my left foot and it would be more painful to move in that direction. I was joined by Gingo and the dragonborne. “Hey idiot! This place is controlled by some psychic power! Gingo studied the room and recalled that we have to move in certain directions based on our position when we step into the room. Only two positions were available to step on so your movement style options were limited to two. He also explained the statues have to follow these rules and each type of statue moved differently. With that the statues came to life. The horseman seemed to move similar to me so I decided to copy its movement style which seemed to be “L” shaped. Gingo also moved in the same style as me while the dragonborne moved anywhere diagonally. I handed the dragonborne a dagger, for he was weaponless. After a long and harsh battle, we managed to defeat the statues. It was at that moment I learned how valuable a cleric is, for he saved my life. I also learned to never split up from my friends again. We lay there, three bloody heaps of organs, skin, and clothing. Barely having the strength to breath, we almost died in that room. I could not help the situation for I could not pull together the strength to get out any of my healing surges from my backpack. Luckily, Soveliss and Rillian arrived and found us right in time as we were on the brink of death. We healed up and I found the horse stolen. Upon further investigation, I noticed the horse was not there long, for he did not leave any droppings behind. We then stayed the night in our previous room. I noticed that Soveliss had some armor with him. Noting that it was lightweight and would serve no purpose to a fighter or a mage, I asked him if I could have it. He agreed as long as the next thing I found that he could use, I gave to him. I agreed and the armor was mine.
So in total, I almost died,to a bunch of statues and got some armor. Awesome. Time to go to sleep.