The Serpent spit flames at them. Its target was Alisa.
By just a hair’s breadth, Lutz was able to shield her from the flames with his mantle.
“Goddamned snake bastard!” Tyrone came in from behind and swung his ax, severing the Serpent’s head! (+1 COMBAT P, +50 MESETA)
“Lutz, you’re hurt.”
“It’s just a small burn. I’m not very good with physical labor,” admitted Lutz. (-1 HP)
“But you were great back there. A second later and she probably would have been toasted,” said Tyrone.
“It was just a fluke. Okay then, once we get through these woods, we’ll be at the village of Gothic.”
Doing as Lutz said, the party once more returned to the planet Palma.
“Now then, it should be around here,” Lutz said, walking towards the corner of the spaceport while trying to avoid being spotted by employees.
“But this is a manhole.”
“This is no ordinary manhole.” As Lutz spoke, he lifted the lid and went in. The inside had been turned into an underground passageway.
Even more surprisingly, just when they thought they had gotten to the exit, they were suddenly inside an old abandoned house.
“Where are we?”
“Just outside this house lies the Gothic Woods. —Hm, however, it appears we have a nuisance to take care of first.”
What greeted them when they left the abandoned house was a large, red snake – a Serpent.
Serpent: 16 + BATTLE P (1-G)
Alisa & Party: COMBAT P + BATTLE P (2-D)
The Serpent extended its tongue of flames and thoroughly licked the old abandoned house.
“Well, I’m not too good with physical combat, but…”
Lutz nimbly whirled up to the Serpent and struck its forehead with his staff. The large snake quivered its body as if drunk, then suddenly ceased moving. (+1 COMBAT P, +1 MAGIC P, +50 MESETA)
“A paralysis spell, eh? You’re pretty good,” remarked Tyrone.
“It was just a fluke. Now then, once we get through these woods we’ll arrive at the village of Gothic.”