While looting the Monkey Goblins that had troubled the party earlier they heard the Barbarian yell in the distance.
“Friends! Bring our treasures! I have come upon a friend that might have trade!” – yelled the Barbarian
At once the paladin knew that something sounded off about the savage one’s plea.
“Friends, ready yourselves for our friends plea sounds devilishly queer.” said Rolland
The group nodded at the Paladin in agreement and drew their weapons. They begin to walk forward towards where they heard the Barbarian’s voice.
Rolland’s pally senses tingle
“Halt.” whispers the Paladin
“I sense an evil presence with the Barbarian. We may very well have a fight on our hands.” – said Rolland
Euben continues to move forward despite Rolland halting the group
Rhaemus disappears into the shadows continuing to follow the group
Hurriedly the group catches up to the wizard and matches pace
The Dragon’s eyes widened with a sharp glare at the human before him
“Human, are you lying to me?” – asked the dragon
“Am I lying to you?” – asked Thraag repeating the dragon
“There appears to be more than two in your company.” said the dragon
Rustling is heard behind the Barbarian
“Have you lied to me?” – asked the dragon a second time
“Yes. Were you any other creature I might have been more truthful. Your presence here brought worry to me.” – said Thraag with a smile
“I don’t know how to feel about this Human. However I do know with more bodies comes more treasure, or more meat.” – said the grinning dragon
The Barbarian’s allies came up behind him, wide eyed at the dragon’s presence
Smiling the Dragon looked over the Barbarian’s companions
Rhaemus dropped stealth under the Dragon’s gaze
The rogue attempted pointless diatribe with the dragon. The Dragon just gleamed at him dumbfounded gaze.
The Paladin began to twitch anxiously
“I just want your treasures” said the Dragon to the Rogue
Valix stared at the dragon with a stern gaze
“You will find us not such easy prey Dragon.” said Valix
All patience left the Paladin
The Paladin began to walk forward past the Barbarian
“This Paladin may be more stubborn than I” thought the Barbarian
“Paladin! The Sky-Rat’s breath is especially toxic, best shop for new gear after you smell his breath!” exclaimed Thraag
Ears clouded with an indoctrinated sense of judgement the Paladin continued forward
“Evil creature! You will have no treasure from us fiend! Only judgement!” yelled the Paladin
Thraag smiled with a great blood lust
“I am alive today” thought the Barbarian
Acknowledging what was transpiring, the dragon began to ready an attack
In a rage the barbarian drew a throwing axe from his side with a crazy look of blood lust on his face.
“Get down here!” yelled the Barbarian in an intimidating roar
Thraag hurled his axe at the Dragon above with almost inhuman strength
As fast as the axe left Thraag’s hand it was deep in the Dragon’s scaly wing. The axe struck bone halfway severing a wing
The Dragon let out a screech of pain and dropped 20-ft with a splash in the pool below
“Thanks.” said Thraag
Without letting an opportunity pass the Magus, Valix, quickly readied a spell while moving forward past the Paladin with his hand pointed toward the pool and spoke the words. In what seemed like an instant the weeds around the pool frosted over and the pool froze. The dragon cried out again with a screech. All heat from the air around the pool seemed to dissipate.
The Dragon tried to struggle free from the frozen pool but failed
In an attempt of impressive acrobatics the Rogue attempted to jump from his pillar to the back of the dragon. However his jump was a bit to far and he landed on the ice behind the dragon sliding around 10 feet away from it.
The Wizard, Euben, ran up to the side of the pool with sword drawn. He brought down a mighty swing at the dragon but just glanced off the dragon’s scales.
Behind the party the she-orc raised her weapon and chanted something foreign. A light shot out and encompassed the party empowering them with additional strength.
At the Wizard’s failed swing Faust, the wizards companion, jumped off of Euben and at the dragon’s face. With a fury of swipes the cat gouged the dragons right eye out of it’s socket.
The Dragon roared with great anger and look toward the feline
“They better end this creature before it ends mine” thought Euben
The paladin drew his blade with a gleaming light shining from the blade
Charging forward in a divine fury the Paladin brought down his great sword of shiny onto the dragons neck
The Dragon squealed loudly like some demonic piglett
Rolland’s greatsword did not stop until the Dragon’s neck was halfway severed
Blood covered the Paladin from head to toe
The Barbarian walked past the Paladin after a quick pat on his shoulder and approached the dragon. He stepped on his wing and grabbed his axe. While he withdrew the axe the Barbarian said with a smile… “Well… that was really beginning to drag..on.” blood spurt from the Dragon’s wing.
All was silent and all lost the game.