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Posted Jul 21 2019, 07:18 PM
"Just because it's getting darker doesn't mean we're going the wrong way," Gort replied as he removed his outer coat and placed it over Naeleen.

"It usually ends up that way though," Naeleen shrugged.

"Trust me on this," Gort sighed, "When you see more light it means that you're in a deeper tunnel, because that's what causes the ground to give way and crack. The deeper ground and rocks are more unstable, while closer to the surface it's denser and stronger. That's why the shallow tunnels are dark."

The rumbling sound seemed to be getting closer.

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Posted Jul 21 2019, 07:35 PM
"Normally, I was prefer to engage you in a civil discourse about the validity of your assertion, however..." Al trailed-off and began shuffling through his bag, "I fear we may soon have company of the uncivil variety."

He pulled out a glass vial of faintly glowing red liquid.

"No..."

He put it back, then pulled out a yellow one.

"No..."

He also pulled out a blue and a brown one, repeating the process.

"No... No!"

At last, he withdrew a lime green container.

"Ah, this should work."

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Posted Jul 21 2019, 07:54 PM
"Should I test it first, to make sure it's safe?" Naeleen asked excitedly.

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Posted Jul 22 2019, 05:50 AM
"No!" Al snapped, "This contains vial contains a quick-acting neuro-toxin that will paralyze everything that breaths it in its immediate radius of impact. However, it quickly loses its effect, so it will not affect us if we stay far enough away."

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Posted Jul 22 2019, 01:49 PM
"I don't think that's the best idea," Gort cautioned. The rumbling sound was even louder, and the group could hear the sound of the scurrying animals' screeching and clawing. It sounded as if they were just around the corner...

"Let me throw it Al," Naeleen begged, "let me throw it!"

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Posted Jul 22 2019, 01:51 PM
"No! If you gas us, we'll all be paralyzed and be killed easily by whatever is coming!" Al snapped, "Summer will thr--"

He had turned to offer it to his sister, only to remember that she wasn't here.

"Oh drat..."

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Posted Jul 22 2019, 04:50 PM
"I think we should run!" Doodles shivered and slowly backed away from the tunnel.

"You think we should?!" barked Cranky, "I say, we better run! RUUN!"

The birds quickly ran back where they came.
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Posted Jul 22 2019, 07:40 PM
"Chickens..." Naleen laughed as they ran. The sound was now very loud, and they could here something approaching from the darkness ahead.

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Posted Jul 22 2019, 07:43 PM
"Drat..." Al gulped, realizing they were about to be overrun, and he didn't have good enough arm strength to get it very far, and with the birds gone and Gort old and... possibly senile, "Alright, fine, but throw it away from us."

With that, he shoved the vial into Naeleen's hand.
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Posted Jul 22 2019, 07:49 PM
"Yippee!" She screeched as she reached her arm back, and hurled the vile into the darkness before them. As the glass broke, they could hear a voice in the distance.

"Uh... Summer? What's that..."

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Posted Jul 22 2019, 08:06 PM
"It smells like Al's bedroom... Uh... I... can't feel my face..."

"OH NO!" Al gasped, realizing he had screwed up majorly, "Oh no no no..."

He rushed forward, digging through his bag and looking for something (anything) that could be of use here. What he found wasn't ideal, but...

"Sorry!" Al huffed, arriving in front of the two, who were already paralyzed and unable to move, "I'll fix this later!"

He threw a little glass bottle at them, which shrunk both down to only a couple inches tall each (it was a similar potion to what had been used on the miniature wyvern, that was perched on Naeleen's shoulder), then picked them up and dropped them in his bag.

"What are they rest of you standing around for? RUN!!" he began scrambling back the other way.

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Posted Jul 26 2019, 06:47 PM
"Running seems counterproductive if we're going to fight!" Naeleen lamented as Gort grabbed her arm and followed Al. Soon they had caught up to the birds, but the wolfbengas were not far behind.

"Do you have any room in your bag for our bald friends!" Gort asked Al as he fought to drag Naeleen along.

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Posted Jul 26 2019, 07:56 PM
"Absolutely not! I don't want them opening anything in there! You two have free hands, carry them yourselves!" Al snapped.

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Posted Aug 01 2019, 09:27 AM
"How about a potion for us to get our feathers back?!" advised Cranky trying to flap his bare-wings while running which did no good for him and Doodles who tried the same thing.

"Or use that armless lizard to shoot fire at them?!" cried Doodles.

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Posted Aug 01 2019, 06:05 PM
"I have one general restoration potion, but I'd like to keep it for an emergency!" Al snapped.

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Posted Aug 10 2019, 11:13 AM
"That's the point! We need our feathers back! THAT'S THE EMERGENCY!" Cranky shouted.

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 09:49 AM
"You are all idiots," Gort sighed as he grabbed both Cranky and Doodles' necks with his one free hand. He tightened is grip on Naeleen, and then started off again.

The sound of the wolfbengas was getting closer, but their screeching and hissing then began blend together, and soon anyone listening would notice the noise began to form into words.

"Wittnessssss the riiiiiiiise... of the Leprechauuuun!"

Gort glanced back, and could see the vast darkness begin to move.

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 09:52 AM
"I hope our Leprechaun has a way out of here!" Al exclaimed, still chasing after Gort, but already beginning to grow winded, "I do not wish to risk an explosive in these tunnels!"

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 10:12 AM
"You're...*GAH*...choking us!" Cranky gasped trying to breath air.

"What's with..*Ack!*...the rise of leprechaun?!" Doodles wheezed.

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 10:13 AM
Just then an explosion came from behind, which knocked everyone off their feet. It was followed by the sound of crumbling and screeching, which quickly gave way to silence. As the dust cleared, they could hear voices coming from the tunnel where the explosion had originated.

"Wonderful! This will be the perfect location of my new wibblefruit patch!" A voice said in delight.

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 10:15 AM
"Hrmph, way to steal my thunder that I was trying to avoid using until the last moment," Al grumbled, as he brushed dust from his clothing.

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 10:21 AM
"You have thunder!" Naeleen gasped as she crawled over to Al. "Pleeeease let me have some! I promise only to use it when it's sunny!"

Gort let go of the birds, and then reached for his leg. "This hasn't been a good day..."

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Posted Aug 11 2019, 10:29 AM
"What the heron was that?!" Cranky squawked as he and Doodles got up and gasped for air.

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Posted Aug 20 2019, 07:30 PM
As the dust cleared the group could see Marty with a hoe, preparing the ground for his next farming expedition.

"Harvey, can you hand me the Wibblefruit seeds? They're in my bag," he yelled to the tunnel he had just come from.

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Posted Aug 20 2019, 07:56 PM
"Another field collapsed, I see..." Al coughed, "Unexpected, but certainly welcome."

He cautiously hobbled in that direction, hopeful that the Wolfbengas had all been killed by the cave-in, and weren't already digging their way out from under it as they spoke. Even if they did, he would rather be near the surface.