Vampires, and Worse

Tess said, “I summon light and jump!”

“You hear the baron yell as he leaps. A ball of pale, heatless flame appears in your fist, and Arslan and Dirk are beside you. Your arm is covered in insects. They tear at your flesh and sting. Arslan’s beating at his face and arms with one hand and slashes out wildly with his scimitar.”

Tess said, “We jump already!”

Curt said, “Do we have to roll or something? C’mon!”

Steve enjoyed prolonging the suspense. “Megaera, you catch a flash of Arslan’s wide, crazed eyes, before you hop onto the parapet, just in time. The insect cloud shifts forward right where you were.”


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