Dancing With Death's Daughter

Escape from Kobold Cave

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I checked his dead body for find something I can use.
I found 4 gold pieces from a small skin bag and dried bugs that weren’t worth anything to me.
The leather armor he was wearing not my size but I took it just in case.
I felt really uncomfortable taking the items off the dead body.
I look through the small chests against the wall.
One of the chest’s lids was already slightly ajar, I opened it all the way, making a squeaking sound and peered inside there wasn’t nothing special.

I found a one handed mace, a chain shirt. In the other chest a small wooden shield, a short bow, arrows, and a quiver, which were quite ordinary.
I put on the chain shirt, and took the small wooden shield in my left hand.
I hooked the one handed mace on the left side of my belt to make it easier to grab for when I might need it. I put the other items in my inventory.

The barrels were looked like plain water tanks and the surface of the water reflected my torch light.
But one of the barrels’ reflection was odd. It looked like a metal reflection.
There was something small reflecting the torch light from the bottom of the barrel.
I dumped the water on the ground and it spraed through the room.
It was a ring.
I picked up the small ring from the ground and put it in my pocket.
When I stopped moving it was very silent.
I could here the sounds like a water flow continued.
The sound is not because of damped water.
It looks like a small stream on the wall down to the deep.
I looked around and saw some waterskins hanging on the wall. I took one and filled it up in the other barrel.As I was filling the waterskin, I couldn’t help but notice how calm and quiet the cave was. I could hear the water filling into the waterskin.

With my new gear, I was ready to explore the rest of the cave.
As I went down the other tunnel I thought that there should be someone there.
I slowed down and carefully looked around the corner.
There were three more enemies that looked just like lizard man that I just killed.
Unfortunately, one of them had already noticed me.
Damn it! am I not good at sneaking?
I ran in and swung my mace at the nearest one, but I didn’t feel it connect.
For God’s sake! Did I miss again?
The counter blow cut my leg a little bit.
I didn’t think it would be a good idea to continue swinging the same way.
Because, my attacks were easily anticipated.
I relaxed my muscles and gave a quick, precise swing at the monster.
My blow hit his head.
It smashed his head before he had time to even scream!

One down, three to go. There was one getting out of a sleeping bag. He must have woken up during the battle. The other two were running out the other side of the room.
All of them were running out of the room!
I chased them through the cave, but they split up at a fork in the road.
One path was dark and the other was lit with faint sunlight.
I followed the monsters that run towards the light.
They were having trouble opening a door that led outside.
I caught up to them and swung at him.
He escaped my blow and I almost broke the door.
The door was opened. It looked like a open field.

I escaped from the dark, wet place.
The cave was in a forest. The entrance was surrounded by the rocks.
The sunlight and wind blowing through the green levaes made me feel better.
But, I didn’t feel safe yet because there were people fighting in the green field outside the cave’s entrance.
Two people were fighting against some kobolds.

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The Lizard Man in the Cave

The torch light helped me see in the dark.
I decided to go and search the path with no light.
I was just hoping that I would be able to safely find some better equipment before encountering.

I went for a while down the dark path until I came to a door.
It was made out of wood, and it wasn’t locked.
Opening the door slowly and careflly, I found a large pillar in the middle of the room supporting the celling, and two chests against the right wall.
But it wasn’t all good news; I wasn’t the only person in the room.
Another torch light was coming from the other side of pillar.
Damn it!
There was someone else digging inside the chests. And he looked happy.

A lizard man!
Actually, I don’t know how to recognize if it’s a male or a female.
It wasn’t a good time to think about it.
I yelled at him “What are you doing? What’s up?”
He turned around, and looked at me.
He had a dagger. He started to laugh at me.
He said something, but I couldn’t understand.

He had a dagger and stared at me then laughing.
I decided to stop him from joining his colleagues who were probably somewhere in this cave.
This unlucky bastard was my first target.

I grabbed my dagger firmly then attacked it.
The lizard man dodged my swing easily.
But I couldn’t dodged his attack.
I got a substantial wound on my arm.
It really hurt, I could feel blood tricking down to my elbow.
I couldn’t control my body well.
What the hell was going on?
Why did I keep missing this bastard?
I tried stabbing him again, but my dagger only met the air.
The enemy’s retaliation was not keen, and I was easily able to move out of the way.

Lizard man slowly moved towards the door.
Let him go to the cave was obviously not a good idea.
He was going to join his companies somewhere in this cave.
This cave might be their home.

As we traded blows, the lizard man slowly moved towards the door.
Letting him leave the room was obviously not a good idea because he would join his
co-conspirators somewhere in the cave.
I ran and jumped over his head, and drove my dagger into his neck.
I could see his face change with the fear of death.
He became silent.
Now, I could feel safe again.

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The Beginning
A Needle in a Haystack

A cold breeze made woke me in the dark.
It wasn’t completely dark, I could see my surroundings, but, my entire body felt sore.
Oooops, I noticed I was tied to the chair.
What the hell was going on? I couldn’t remember anything.
Something terrible thing must have happened to me.

I was slowly getting used to being in the dark and torch light was helping me see a little.
The rope that tied me down to the chair was of pretty poor quality.

I tried to break the rope with my arms.
Just as I was about to give up, the rope broke with a dull noise.

(I flexed as hard as I could, and just as I thought I couldn’t push any harder, I heard a dull snap, and was able to get free.)

I was free!
I grabbed the torch and looked around carefully.
I was in a cave that smelled nasty and there was something that looked like blood on the ground next to a large pile of hay.

In the hay stack, I could see something shiny.
I went there and found a small iron dagger, it was literally a needle in a hay stack.
But actually, It’s not so difficult to find a dagger.

Not the best of weapons, but it should be better than my bare knuckles.

There was only one way out of the room, a wooden door, and it was locked.

Again, the door was of poor quality.

I could break it by slamming into it with my shoulder, but that would be a bad idea.

I don’t want to make a noise because I sitll didn’t know whether my situation is safe or not.
It probably wasn’t.

I took a rock from the ground and hit the lock twice.
Damn it! It’s still made quite a big noise.
Oh well, either way, the door was open.
I left the room that I was tied up in, and went down a cave tunnel.
After a minute or so, it split into two paths.
There was light coming from the right path, but the left path was dark.

To be continued

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