Kegan Entry 9
Kegan pursed his lips as he looked down the hallway that contained several demonic looking mouth statues attached to the walls. He looked back over to Belgarde with a smirk, “Don’t worry. I don’t think they bite.”
The large battlemind made his way down the hallway, his bastard sword held loosely in his hand with the other held onto his shield. As he reached the t-intersection, Kegan slowed his step to peer around the corner to see only a short hallway. His attention was then pulled back to the main hallway as several foulspawn came pouring out of the demonic mouth statues. Surprised, the battlemind brought his sword and shield to the ready, “Incoming!” he shouted back to the others.
The battle was tough but typical. Kegan brought up his mental barriers to shut out the pain as the manglers and a berserker moved into melee combat. The manglers in particular were dangerous with their multiple arms wielding knives. Kegan fought hard, keeping their attention so his allies could finish them off.
When the fighting was concluded, the group took rest in a nearby room. As they rested, Kegan let his mind wander back to Iris and Talgon. He reflected over the past nine years of his life and how he left them behind to live a simple life. He tried to image how Talgon would look now after so many years and found that he couldn’t which pained him. He knew he wasn’t much of a father and wasn’t sure if he could make it up to his son but perhaps, after he found a way out of the pyramid, he could go back home and try.
With the rest over, the group gathered their things and pressed on to the next area of the pyramid. The entered a large room with several life-like statues near the center. At the far side of the room was a massive sized orgre, its eyes covered by a bandage. Talking to the creature proved to be useless and once more, a fight was on. Kegan led the group to engage the ogre which was standing next to a hallway and was blocking the view of the medusa holding a wicked looking long bow.
The fight went into overdrive as Kegan tried to keep the ogre pinned down, hoping someone could deal with the medusa in the meantime. As the fight went on, Kegan accidently caught the medusa’s eye sight and immediately felt her gaze take hold of his body. His limbs began to slow down as he continued to fight on. His mind screamed to fight off the pain of the ogre’s attacks and the atrophy that was taking over his body.
Kegan growled in frustration and put all of his remaining power into one last swing which dug deep into the ogre. He then looked down and saw that his body was beginning to turn to stone. He watched in horror as it crept up his body. He gritted his teeth and closed his eyes, recalling an image to mind of Iris. He looked at her smiling face, “Iris…I lov…” he tried to say as his body rapidly turned to stone.
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