((OOC: Have fun, Lady Fanel!))
Orahn and Clip charged into the woods, Clip in the lead with a look in his eye that bespoke misfortune for Bravura--or at least a good telling-off. Orahn jogged along behind him still in his usual upbeat mood and thinking all they had ahead of them was a single, not-too-terribly troublesome monster. They'd do their challenge in for the night and return to camp.
Oh he'd get a challenge alright, in the form of a marathon.
After a short run into the forest the pair skidded to a halt when the ground beneath them began to rumble. Deep bellows echoed from the direction they were headed and drew rapidly nearer. "That doth not bode well..," the elder grinned nervously.
Suddenly the two they were looking for burst out of the bushes some yards ahead of them in full sprint directly toward them, but Bravura and Knit didn't appear to see them. The reason came momentarily. They were too intent upon getting as far away from the entire herd of giant, tentacled Ochu hot on their heels as possible. It was enough to make Orahn and Clip stare for a second.
Orahn recovered first and, grabbing the back of Clip's collar ("How 'bout it, in the mood for a race?"), gave him a yank in the direction everyone was running. By that time Bravura and Knit had caught up to them, and the four tore back to camp with the rampaging mob coming up fast. They erupted into the clearing--and soon out the opposite side--unleashing bedlam. Students and teachers alike sprang headlong wherever there wasn't an Ochu, though luckily that was in the same general direction as the horde made quite a wall. Orahn let fly an occasional electric bolt behind him without much hope other than it might slow the pursuing monster down a bit. It was more important to move the heck out the way than stand and concentrate on a decent spell. There were too many Ochu anyway.
He hailed a student running nearby. "Nice night (pant) for a jog, eh Minerva? Somehow though I don't think (pant) running from a lot of octopi (pant) is the prime experience Armistead intended (pant) to make excellent mages of us!"
Last edited by Ekaterini; 20-05-2006 at 02:41 PM.