As Hakim raced along the cliff’s edge with his trusty whip in hand towards the monstrous beast in the valley below he could just barely make out a large winged creature take flight from the nearest structure on the beast’s back and head towards one further in front and on the opposite side. That must be where they are. Without hesitation Hakim leaped from the cliff and gracefully landed on the roof of the building the winged creature just left. From the roof he could spot two other creatures, one looked like a crocodile while another Hakim had never seen before that looked hideous. He could also see a woman flying and shooting lightning out of her hands at the same structure the winged creature flew too just before a cloud of fog enveloped the area. Yea, that’s definitely got to be them.
Without further thought Hakim cast Invisibility on himself, half-slid half-ran down the roof, and leaped effortlessly to the next roofing. The sounds of fighting grew more intense as he entered the foggy area ahead so he put away his whip and drew his pistol. Once through he peered over the edge of the catwalk and could just make out Zedric and, was that Garavel, fighting off strange black tentacles protruding from the walls as well as the three creatures. Looks like the guys are handling themselves for the moment so let me see if I can take care of that flying spell casting bitch. Hakim spoke the words and cast his spell becoming visible for her to see. Suddenly in the midst of one of her spells she stopped. She looked confused for a moment as she looked around. Hakim lifted his free hand and tipped his hat as he smiled at the now silenced woman as she flew away infuriated. Grabbing the rope to meet his friends he slid down below where his smile faded fast. On the floor was Melaku …dead.
Of the original four members only Zedric and he were left. Mustafa, lost in the previous fighting with the Carrion King’s minions and slaves earlier. Suddenly he was brought out of his sorrow by the erratic shaking of the building as it appeared the beast was attempting to free itself from its burdens. “I’ll grab Melaku for proper burial. You two head for the crane at the back,” Zedric suggested. As he leaned down to grab Melaku it looked like some sort of water essence entered on of Zedric’s hands. The three of them headed for the crane as they could feel the structures buckle and give each time the beast slammed against the cliff. Hakim arrived at the crane and studied its engineering. From the looks of it the lift only had standing room for one person. “Garavel get in the lift and take Melaku, I’ll lower you down from here, and we’ll be down shortly after you,” Hakim stated.
Hakim said some words for himself and repeated them as he placed a hand on Zedric’s shoulder while Garavel prepared himself. With one more slam into the cliff Zedric & Hakim lowered their friends down to the ground. Just as the lift made it to the ground everything seemed to give way on the beast’s back. Hakim and Zedric leapt clear of the structures with the help of the Feather Fall spells Hakim cast, as Garavel quickly got out of the way of any falling debris. Once the two landed softly on the ground Garavel met them and stated, “Let us see what we can salvage from these ruins.”
Let the looting begin! Maybe I can find something to bring Melaku back to life.