31 Spring 547 (29 August 2002)
- Welcome to a brand new report! Todays exciting sceneries just
happened yesterday! Usually I keep a backlog of accumulated stories,
so stuff published here is often like a week old. I hope you
forgive me when I am skipping ahead this time - stay tuned for my usual
adventures of lilly pond, savannah and bathing next time! 8)
Anyway, as I stepped out of the library yesterday there was already
the heavy smell of an upcoming storm in the air! We all know these chaos
storms make people lightheaded and careless and causing hunting trips
that are considered upright stupid normally. So I learned that a
lot of folks already travelled to the first level of the Abyss to try
their luck there! (By the way, presumable noone ever found the second level yet...Yikes!)
Never been in the Abyss I jumped at the opportunity and a small group
started from town to join the fun! Jkleh, iolaus, Kromolux, Vata and me
rowed to Ash Island and entered the Dark Temple. Inside you have to
follow a blood-path to find the Astral Plane which contains the portal
to the Abyss. Complicated, huh? 8)
On the way to certain doom!
- Some folks in our party were bit clumsy and
fell of the blood-path! They were punished with a lava bath at once!
I hope they do believe me now that bathing really is harmful...
J'jh arrived in the meantime and together with her we tried to find
a way to get the lava pool fallens. Running out of the temple we
had the fun to find a Greater Death floating in our way! Yay! Never
seen one of them so close.. A little advise: Running is useless..
But we were rescued quite swiftly! Thanks to Iho, Spirit and the
others! With so much healing power we hopped happily down to the lava
Another senseless bathing trip..
It took a while but after a lot of chaining and pushing we had all
pool guests up again! A lot more exiles had arrived by now and we
were a pretty sizeable group. I could even help in the killing of a
Liche! Wooh.. very exciting! 8)
After some more visits (some people continued to fell of the
blood-path, right io? 8) to the lava pool, we finally made it into the
Astral Plane! The entrance to the Abyss was hidden within the
reddish cloud... just one more step...
Gathering power for the big party! 8)
- Well.. we sent in Mephisto first to run stuff a bit out of
the way. The plan was to enter and chain as many fallens as possible. Reports talked of at least ten fallens inside! Funny thing is that
about ten seconds later there were twelve additional fallens now! 8)
We had no chance. A lot folks died on entering the cave itself because
they popped out over a lava pool and others were trapped so fast that
no movement was possible. I managed to run a bit and almost
reached the center of the white cloud where is the exit. Darn. All
we could do was wait for the approaching storm and make fun of the
other heroes who were entering the Abyss too. 8)
- no comment -
- We all were very relieved as the chaos storm hit us at last and blew
us back to the temple in town. Amazing how powerful some hurricanes
can be! Lucky for us, because that saved us a certain depart. It was
fun to see all the fallens appearing around me! It got very crowed
inside quickly. Some of the fallens were a challenge for our horus
healers, because being grilled over extended periods of time is not
very healthy. I was only mangled and in the end all were raised. Yay!
What a trip! If you ever go there again, please tell me! (So I can
avoid that hunt *chuckle* 8)
Thanks all for the fiery adventure!
Oh wonderous storm! It blew us home!
posted 2002-08-29 20:30:50 CET - 2 comments [Viewed 1585 times]