After a few moments of trying to remember anything about flaming skulls in religious training (and talking with Jackson about the same), Harukai shrugs and looks in the direction Nilparin just scouted.
”We can skip that room if we want, I suppose, doubling back to the south-east. I would also be okay going in and shooting holy flame at it if it attacks...”
OOC: I was hoping Jackson or Nilparin would give a preference. If they do not comment in, say, the next few hours (or if you want Sildar to have an opinion), we could just go check out the flaming skull room..
Going through the path to the north and turning west you come to a door that is closed. The door is not locked, but something on the other side is keeping it from opening. You can hear voices coming from the room.
Harukai thinks for a moment, and asks, “Did any of the voices sound Elven or Dwarven? Could you make out anything they were saying? We are here to rescue Gundren’s brothers, so voices behind a door sound more promising than a flaming skull.”
Harukai listens to Nilparin’s answer, then moves the way the group decides, trying to be Stealthy.
As Nil casts the spell, Jackson and Harukai push hard on the door, which gives way easily. Upon the door bursting open, you immediatly see and old table that was used as a barricade that was pushed aside by the magic. Old stone bunks line the walls of this barracks, which is heated by a glowing iron brazier in the center of the toom. Five bugbears are in this room, arguing about dinner when the barricade suddendly slams to the side and the door busts open to a group of adventurers with weapons drawn and charging them. They are unprepared and beging reaching for their weapons as the group begins to strike.
Jackson rushes forward and makes two vicious strikes with his longsword against the closest bugbear, cutting deep across his chest.
Everyone else take a turn and we will begin intative.
Harukai bounds into the room, quickly recovering his balance as the other three in his party make short work of the first Bugbear. Using his momentum, he strikes at the next closest bugbear with a two handed smash at its midsection. He immediately follows up with a spinning kick at the brazier, intending to spill the hot coals under the feet of the remaining bugbears.
Staff Attack on the Bugbear: Attack: 17 Damage: 13
Unarmed attack to push brazier over: Attack: 9 Damage: 5