A thick fog drifted ominously through the sewer tunnels, a mixture of trapped steam vapour escaping the generators within the Sewer Kingdom and rank methane rising from the fetid waters. The youth of all but 17 years of age stooped within a stone recess lining the tunnel wall, despite efforts to be silent the intruders had betrayed faint telltale sounds.
Lance was about to move when a huge calloused hand reached from the mist and gently pushed him back into his cover, despite its owners size his cursory glance revealed no trace of the humanoid predator that stalked this stretch, he did as he was silently told, to err was to incur a hard slap for insolence.
The large form of Harry Lacotte loomed from the murky unpleasant shadows quietly to the right side of Lance, and it seemed to the lad that the unsightly and fiercely intimidating man sniffed the air. Lacotteâ€™s red eyes narrowed with intent. The stink of the raw sewage and human poverty could not mask the scent of the unknown intruders to this filthy underworld which he and the lad amongst many others called home.
Both figures shrank back into the gloom, as the silent interlopers moved cautiously forwards.Harry wrote:Spot of 14
Harry watched as the short figures clearly Gammas dragged another Gamma brutally along the sewer ledge, they had the Stepney Sovereign bound and gagged, viscious gashes adorned his head, his faced puffed out in purple blotches.
They carried a ragtag collection of weapons, long knives, short spears and a homebrewed blundebus, almost certainly a rival kingdoms scouts.
Lance glanced back at the hulking form, barely visible as little else than a silhouette in the steam bath like mists.
He shuddered clearly visible were Lacottes red tinted eyes, it would not be the last time he would be refered to as a demon or the devil himself.
Lacotte concentrated allowing the sounds of the sewers, the waters and echos from its walls to betray his quarry, even those hidden from his vantage point.
They were quiet he gave them that, but not quiet enough as their faint footsteps betrayed that there was around ten or so as well as their prisoner, reflections in the water confirmed his earlier assessment that they were Gammas, a raiding party from Lambeth no doubt.
Despite their Kingdom origins, the raiding parties movements are clumsy!Arcanus wrote:(Make a Hide roll?)Harry wrote:Hide of 13
Turning Lacotte notes a figure slip noisily from the fetid waters onto his side of the tunnel.
The short figure then proceeds to creep down the ledge towards Lance's hiding place seemingly unaware of Harry's presence.
Harry's eyes narrowed, as a second figure slid from the water, but this time to Lance's flank, again although this figure was approaching Lacotte's side, he seemed unaware of him, so far!