Archive for December 16th, 2011

h1

Pattern Seekers – Interlude 1: Into Darkness

16 December, 2011

Bradley, Dr Martin and Thea (and Pho) are returning from a scouting expedition stepping through the gate back into the complex, it is dark, completely utterly dark.  As Thea moves to retrieve her lantern and cast light upon it, Pho growls and everyone hears the scrabbling of claws on stone . . . The light reveals that the walls near the floor are riddled with holes burrowed through the rock and in one of them in a hairless rat-like thing with massive teeth and eight legs.  It rushes out to attack and is soon followed by three of his friends.

Osquip

Osquip

The fight is nasty as the sharp teeth of the rat-things cut deeply but none of our heroes goes down before they slay three and the last runs back into the tunnels.  Dr Martin identifies them as Osquips of unknown origin.  They cut out the creatures teeth and Pho eat some of the Osquip but does not seem impressed by the taste.  Further, they note that even though they only have a single light source, they are each casting three shadows.  They find the devoured remnants of one of the mantis guards of the Complex, obviously torn apart by Osquip.

They move deeper into the complex, finding the lack of light disturbing and they occasionally hear more Osquips in the walls but never see them.  Coming to an intersection, there is a distant buzzing down one of the branches.  Dr Martin insists that they investigate.  At the entrance to a room that seems to be the source of the buzzing, they find a twitching Osquip.  Bradly stomps on its head and is promptly attacked by a giant wasp!  The others move to aid him, but the wasp is fast and well armored.

Read the rest of this entry ?

%d bloggers like this: