Out of the Abyss

Make the best of the worst

After tracking the escaped drow for several hours, finally the party had to give up the chase. The corpses of her fallen companions proved no help, no maps, no trinkets, only some clear viscus mucus that smelled awful. As the party made camp Ziggy looked concerned. Avi took him aside to see what was troubling him.

“What is it, my friend? Surely one drow cannot worry you so,” Avi invited him to tell his concerns to the group.

The party sat around a small campfire as the bard prepared to share his tale. The tail of fleeing through the dark, the tale of lost companions, the tale of constant harrowing escapes, and lost friends. The threat of their pursuers always on their minds. When the bard finished the epic tale, he began to sing…(song below).

When the Bard finished, the party was silent for a long time. Then Avi spoke, “so our prey will surely bring news to your pursuers. We do not know where we are, or where we are going. The solution seems to be to follow the tracks of our quarry as best we can, and be ready for the trap to spring. At the very least we should be able to ascertain where we are.”

“This is a bad idea, worst I’ve heard in a long time,” Ziggy said as he put his lute away. "But, I suppose it beats roaming around in the dark forever.

The dwarves nodded almost in unison. Ulfgar spoke, “We know the trap is coming, we will be ready.”

The Bard’s Song by Blind Guardian

Now you all know the bards and their songs
When hours have gone by, I’ll close my eyes
In a world far away we may meet again
But now hear my song about the dawn of the night
Let’s sing the bards’ song

Tomorrow will take us away far from home
No one will ever know our names but the bards’ songs will remain
Tomorrow will take it away the fear of today
It will be gone due to our magic songs

There’s only one song left in my mind
Tales of a brave man who lived far from here
Now the bards’ songs are over and it’s time to leave
No one should ask you for the name of the one
Who tells the story

Tomorrow will take us away far from home
No one will ever know our names but the bards’ songs will remain
Tomorrow all will be known and you’re not alone
So don’t be afraid of the dark and cold
‘Cause the bards’ songs will remain they all will remain



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