“what are-“ Darci started to ask, but was cut off.
“They think they have us surrounded, but they don't- there is a way out! All of the old quarter of Bonta is built on the ancient tunnels." Rob told them as he demolished the floor- sure enough, beneath the floor, a locked hatch could be seen. Rob began patting his clothes for a key. "You follow these and it'll lead you out of the city- ignore the arrows, they're a trick! Only follow the fresh air. You'll know what I mean when you get in there", he added in a whisper.
ok, maybe he wasn’t as insane as Darci thought.
Behind her though, her gem wall was straining from the increase of fire on it… since it was so quickly made, it hardly had the strength it should. Sometime her system could be a huge ass pain if she didn’t set up before hand. She gripped her gem pounch in her hand full of ready made runed gems she kept at all times… the past had taught her well.
Neil was swearing like a sailor… heh cute. He knew a few Darci didn’t, but she made note if she needed a good swear for later. She’ll probably need it.
Before she headed into the dark hole Rob had opened, Lazarus took Neill by surprise with speed and cunning he had been yet to show. As much as it was a sign of karma, Darci’s eyes narrowed… what a good cooperative prisoner, huh? As much as she didn’t blame him, and she’d do the same… She kept in mind she must be wary of this beast… he was like a wild thing on a leash, you never knew when he was going to bite.
Celci tapped Darci's hand, Darci had forgotten she was even holding Celci still with everything going on: "Hey, lemme go, would you, I'll be ok, I promise, I'll go down there with you all and I won't let you down!!"
With a smile, she calls, "LOOK OUT BELOW!" Then the iopette and her crazy hair disappeared down the hole.
Before Darci headed to the hole, she paused and looked at Rob… Her inner conscious whispered to her that he had no weapon again well armed assailants all by himself alone…
She dug into her bag, and quickly searched for two gems she needed. She pulled out a piece of garnet, covered in runes. Then she pulled out Topaz, which had different runes.
She shot a burst of magic into them, letting them grow into their preruned shapes. A garnet sword appeared as it grew into a sharp blade, while the topaz rounded out into a sturdy shield. She felt her magic drain from her slowly like a stream tricking down a mountainside, quickly pouring into a river. She cut it off so she could have enough left in her magic reservoir for later.
“Hey! Rob was it?” She called to the iop.
Rob was staring into the hole Lazarus and Neill had just fallen down with a look of fury.
"Treacherous little..." he muttered to himself. "You know the penalty for treachery, Carthac!!" Rob suddenly bellowed down the shaft, a warning to Lazarus. The iop looked up at Darci's voice, becoming aware of the situation beyond Lazarus once again. "Eh? Yes."
Darci nodded to him, and held up the gem weapons. "Alright here is how it is. I'm not going to leave you without a weapon, and you said you would hold these guys off as long as you can. The shield should hold for a good while, as well as the sword, but they're not permanent things. As soon as you can, find better things."
"Any questions" She asked him as the blows to her lapis wall became louder as it cracked more. "Better ask fast."
Rob looked at the gem weapons presented to him dubiously. He wasn't armed and his opponents had crossbows, so the choice wasn't hard.
"Thank you- I'd love to know how you did this, but there's no time. Escape and survive: tell me then."
"Oh, I always do." She told him simply, and handed them to him.
"Keep your head ducked behind the shield, you can see through it a bit and angle it so arrows bounce off it." She told Rob.
As Darci and Viper got ready to climb down the hatch (there was indeed a ladder, though no one had used it yet), Rob stopped them.
"Look, I know you two are just travelers and didn't want to get involved, but please think about giving Neill a hand. Lazarus is a cunning little ratou and the people he works for are dangerous- keep your wits about you and good luck."
He let them go, hurrying to join the other guards at the doors, which they were barricading. Looking back over his shoulder in a last survey of the room, Rob felt so sure there'd been a dagger on the table before...
No time to think about that, though.
Darci paused as she looked at Viper, and then said “I make no promises…but I will see what I can do. At least I’ll get us all out of this mess.” She told Rob, and answered Viper’s earlier comment.
“When does anything in my life go smoothly hmmm? I should have expected some kind of shit like this…” She grumbled and slid down the ladder after Viper jumped down.
Everything done with Rob was by Acher :3
This post has been edited by CaseySquirrel - May 31, 2015, 09:16:20.