The Crossroads of the Aether
The hideous spider-like creature advanced menacingly towards us. "Kill them! Kill them!" shouted Professor Clasius then continued reciting the incantation that had materialized the evil thing into our presence from some other, darker dimension.
"Can you not stop her Johannes?" shouted Winslow frantically.
I had but one avenue of hope left to us, but first I must silence the Professor and break her hold on the creature she now controlled. I focused my attention…Continue
The great flash of light and smoke succeeded in distracting Professor Clasius and breaking her concentration. In fact, my aim was so precise in nature that I succeeded in singing the dreadful woman's hair. She let out a howl of great surprise! "Damn you Leopold! " she shouted as she madly patted her hair to put out the burning embers. The great serpent which encircled us with it's massive coils dissolved away into nothingness. "Good show old man!" said Winslow patting me on the…Continue
Greenfield lay on the stony ground bleeding from his shoulder. I knelled down and helped Winslow to aid my fallen comrade. "Bernard, help Thomas into the circle." I whispered.
"Oh Johannes, I don't think now is the time for such..." started Winslow.
"Do as I say!" I snapped "Our lives depend on being in that circle!" As I stood to confront the approaching Professor I said dryly "Your aim is as poor as your character my dear Profesor."
"At this distance it shall be…Continue
From my vantage point on the ancient stone bridge, the sight before my eyes was truly amazing. To my right was the two colossal statues who's bottom halves I had become acquainted with in our dim lantern light. Now fully revealed by my illumination spell, the statues could be seen in their complete glory reaching upwards to the ceiling of the great cave. Two my left across the bridge, much to my wonderment, stood two statues of a similar nature! So great was my surprise at the…Continue