You land on the deck soundlessly, pressing your ear to the ground to hear what they're discussing.
"After the hell we've been through, I just think I deserve a little more is all." It's Clawson speaking.
"You'll get whatever you want when we're done here," Lysander replies, sounding bored. "If you want to strip this place down to its last stone, that's on you, bounty hunter."
"What, you don't even want any of this?" Clawson sounds surprised. "I thought your kind were all about jewels and gold."
"Ignorant worm," he replies bitingly. "Treasures are a means to an end now. I thought they would grant me the power I deserve, but money isn't true power. What good are riches if you have nothing to spend them on?"
Clawson doesn't answer. He seems confused.
"Besides. We're not just here for the Egg. I have a score to settle. As do you. My birds showed me they're coming. In fact they're probably here by now. Now all we have to do is wait."
"What of Morpheus?" A third voice joins the conversation, a low, icy female voice. "I don't think he'll take kindly to your betrayal."
"I don't need him anymore. I'm protected from his meddling by the rune. The Collective is broken. Let him find another pawn for his game."
"That is not wise. You know what he is capable of. You saw what happened to that Felid that crossed you."
"He will do nothing because he can do nothing," Lysander answers dismissively. "Hermodur did not know about Severance, now did he.">>722906
You hastily fire off a shot at the ghostly Felid attacking you, clipping her on the shoulder. She flinches, but grits her teeth and powers through it, lunging at you with claws bared, raking you across the face. You feel blood trickling down.>Rabi takes 3 hits
The Felid keeps swiping at you, falling back into a defensive stance.
Everyone stands back as you light a torch and point it down the hole. You see nothing but swirling red bugs coursing through the rock mindlessly, the blood pumping through the veins of the Shifting Sands, scrambling over each other in a frenzy to serve their hive.
Aurora cries out in disgust, and Carabas looks horrified, but steels himself for a moment and takes the torch from you, wafting it down the hole. The bugs seem to slow for a while, becoming sluggish and complacent. However, there are too many of them to be able to go down the hole. Even if they are not aggressive, one would easily suffocate on them.>>722908
You put all your focus into summoning Servitors.Through willpower, you manage to evoke a trio of the blue spirits before you, ready to serve.
You see Rabi's body twitch slightly, and deep cuts appear across his face, as if scratched by some invisible claw.
>pausingRoll #1 7 + 1 = 8
/ Roll #2 10 + 1 = 11