!qw2cdBTZAc 07/09/11(Sat)02:07 No.15521646|
"How has something this monstrous been kept contained?" You ask Godfried, as you pass into the chill, empty cavern. You can feel a haze of frozen mist about your ankles, and the sound of the creature far off screeching, its voice too high for anyone but you to hear.
Godfried seems to think for a second. "Well, it's not this realm that was contained. Suffice to say, a door to it was kept closed using both willpower and a hefty dose of rituals and knowledge of how we believe our world works." He thinks for a moment more. "It's difficult to explain, but when we went through that door, we did not step into some realm contained in an old basement. We stepped into another place linked to that doorway."
Looking back for a moment, you can see that where you came from, the door still stands open, the walls around it nonexistent, but the house still on the other side of the portal.
Your head snaps back around as you hear a monstrous roar, and a loud screeching.
"That must be them!" Godfried announces, keeping his guns pointed straight ahead. You rush along behind him, Hugh trailing, and the path begins to slide down, slick stone leaving you with no place to steady yourself.
You fall, wings extending reflexively to stop your descent. Though Godfried has none, his coat billows out, and though he impacts the warped ground fifteen feet below you hard, he appears practically unharmed.
The creature is there, locked in combat with a transformed Fredrick and Renee. Renee has a knife in one hand, and is bleeding from part of his face and shoulder. Fredrick's heavily muscled form is wrestling with the monster, each snarling as they tear at each other savagely.