Registered: Nov 2002
They were never going to get there
in time. The Mermaid's hands slip, and the current grabs her,
pulling her towards the landbridge, then pulling her
It is at that time that the heroes come to
realize that they may have made a mistake. DaveO is the first
to go. The water takes him, too, faster and faster. The others
are following close behind.
Darkness comes upon them
when they are taken under the landbridge, the current ever
swifter. Is that a final cry for help from the Mermaid, that
they hear over the thunder of the waterfall? Or is it their
own voice? Swimming is of no use anymore, the Chedians brace
themselves for the long drop down into the ocean as they see
dimmed light at the other side. There goes the Mermaid over
the edge, only moments ahead.
* ZAP! *
beam of raw, terrible magic hits the creature the moment she
goes over. There is no time to react.
The entire party undergoes the same fate.
Now, in horror, as they are falling, the Paladin
points at the ugly creature ahead and below them, where there
once was a beautiful Mermaid.
Then he looks in shock at his own,
outstretched arm .... as it is no different from
The bottom appears to be way higher than it
should have been. But no - their bodies, heavier than the
merfolk, dropped onto hard rock less than halfway down. The
party of newly made Qallupilluits, dizzy and bottoms aching,
find themselves on a small ledge behind the veil of the
waterfall! The ledge extends both west and east beyond their
More pain follows when their bodies fight the
metamorphosis, that was not meant for them.
It is a
sorry group of adventurers, wet, worn and wounded, both in
body and heart, who sit on the narrow ledge, slowly coming to
their senses under the roaring waterfall.
If you have no
feet, don't walk on fire.