Queen of the Demonweb Pits (Greyhawk Classics)
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wet sock. Looking up past his helmet brim, Jus gave a thoughtful frown. “When did you learn to spell?” Funny faerie teach! Cinders’s grin gleamed. He was immensely pleased with himself. Cinders know S-T-O-R-M storm, W-A-L-K walk, and B-A-T-H bath! “Remind me to thank her.” Bath day for Cinders was always an experience to be endured. Escalla had just made the process a smidgen more difficult than necessary. “Why did she teach you spelling?” Let faerie sleep naked on fur! Warm! “Wonderful.”
landed behind his prey, lanced backward with his sword, and felt it strike home. He jerked his blade free, turned, and decapitated his enemy in a single blinding stroke. Behind him, he heard a blade striking with incredible speed—once, twice, thrice—strokes that hit home with massive force. Recca saw his apprentice standing, smeared with soil and dust. Two wights lay dead at his feet, each one almost sheared in two. Seeing the abyssal bats and wights charging into the other men, Recca turned and
try and keep his wits. The dazzle had shown a darker spot in the cavern floor. Jus blundered forward. The spot was almost directly beneath Tielle. He found a metal grill and grabbed it in both hands, bending all his strength against the bars of steel. The iron bent. With Tielle right above him, Jus had no time to take a breath. He squeezed his bulk through the grill and found himself in a vertical tunnel. His ears popped as he plunged down into absolute pitch darkness. The pipe bent sideways.
it to tempt them out here into the open!” “No-no! Wait! I’ve got it!” Henry erupted over the lip of the hole, dragging a bag of clinking bottles. “Look! Potions of giant growth!” Escalla gave a possessive yelp and clutched the bag. “No! Not the giant growth potions! No! No! No-no-no-no-no! No!” “Why not?” Henry shrugged. “Don’t we have tons of them?” Using fingers and toes to clutch the bag shut, Escalla flapped her wings in panic. “No! We only have one left! And that’s … for emergencies!”
attack like that, sir?” “If they can stop us from killing the vampires, then they still have their meal ticket.” The Justicar burned away the last remnants of both vampires’ skulls. “Everyone check this room, then retreat back into the tower.” Escalla had already begun a search. Rummaging behind a painted throne, the faerie gave a whoop and dragged out a sack that clinked and clanked. “Treasure! Finally we find a treasure!” She upended the sack. Out spilled gold coins, silver coins, bent