Gender: Male Age: Secret Location: After nine days I let the horse run free
I have never really given Goblins much thought over the years. They were not very powerful creatures, typically low in hit points, and generally more of an annoyance than anything else. DMs used them to fill in the gaps between the larger, more dangerous foes that adventurers would run across. But I gained a huge amount of respect for them during The Gathering of 2012.
Though the excitement had been building for weeks, it bubbled over on the Friday morning of the weekend of "The Gathering" as we called it. Once a year a group of my friends would get together and rent a house for a long weekend of Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy, role-playing game. We'd been doing it for half a dozen years, and this year looked like it was going to be a winner. We'd located an old house in the wilds of upstate Maine, far away from civilization, one that had been on the market for quite some time with no takers. We got it for a steal, and everyone was looking forward to the reunion.
You're probably not that familiar with D&D, so here's a quick overview. A group of people gather around a table with some special dice, character information, and their imaginations. There's a group leader called the Dungeon Master, or DM for short, and his job is to create the adventure for the group. He comes up with a setting, describes it to everyone, and then the players, or adventurers, as we're called, describe what we'd do. So, we might get sent off on a quest to find some lost soul, or to clear some monsters from an underground lair. The DM plays the part of the characters we meet up with, and takes the part of the monsters. When we have combat, or look for treasure, or try and climb a building, we roll dice and depending upon our rolls, we succeed, or fail. Each of us has a different persona, or character.
Jamie, my girlfriend and life partner, played the part of a wizard. She could cast devastating spells against bad creatures that we'd run across. Guy was a barbarian, a very strong fighter, and his girlfriend Raina was a rogue, whose specialty was carrying out sneak attacks, and finding traps. Sheila was a hybrid, a fighter and a druid, and her specialties including working with nature and animals, and long range weapons (bow and arrows). Ash was a new player this year, a younger gal and friend of Sheila. I didn't know much about her or her character. Jake, Sheila's boyfriend, was the DM. And me? I was our cleric, so I was a divine spellcaster, a decent fighter, and our healer.
"Babe, I've got our bags in the car. We probably have time for breakfast once you get done in..." my voice trailed off as I saw Jamie walk out of the bathroom, nude.
We'd been living together for three years now and she still took my breath away with her beauty. A shade over five feet tall, her slightly longer than shoulder length dark brown hair glistened with dampness from the shower. There was not one extra pound on her, and a beautiful smile that would light up any room she entered.
"You hungry baby?" she said, walking slowly towards me. "You want some breakfast?" I hoped I knew where this was going to go. "I've got some breakfast right here for you."
I was sitting on the edge of the bed, and Jamie pushed me back onto it, and then climbed up over top of me, positioning her knees on both sides of my head, straddling my face. In a baseball stadium, this would be called an obstructed view. In my book, I had the best view in the house.
She looked down at me coyly and then spread her knees apart slightly, lowering her trimmed pussy to my lips. I had already inhaled her scent and thought she was pretty aroused. The wetness of her lips and surrounding pussy hair confirmed my thoughts that she had been touching herself in the shower.
"Taste me, baby...taste me..." and who was I to argue with a beautiful woman.
The rest of the day was filled with a drive to the airport, a short flight, then a longer flight, and finally, after renting a car, a two hour drive to the rented house. As Jamie and I zeroed in on the place, well, it was breathtaking. It was a large, three-story mansion, a gothic style house that was situated on a small island in the middle of a lake, accessible via a drawbridge! (Okay, it was electrically operated, but still, it was a drawbridge!)
We were the last to arrive, and it was great to see everyone again. Guy and Raina had arrived a day early (we alternated each year with one couple arriving early to shop and get things prepared) and I could smell the steaks on the grill. Made my mouth water.
So had Jamie. On the ride up she was a constant tease. She'd slide a hand down inside her pants and play with herself for several minutes, then she'd pull her hand out and lightly trace her fingers across her lips, then push the fingers inside her mouth, then repeat the process for me to taste. Then she would rub my legs and crotch, getting me hard, and then slide her head down, and take me within her mouth, licking and sucking...then back off, back away...smile...and let me settle down, only to repeat it again...and again...and again...
Hugs went all around, and smiles were big and genuine. Was introduced to Ash for the first time. Short for Ashley, she was a tall, well-proportioned young woman with long, curly dirty-blonde hair. I could see what Sheila and Jake saw in her. She seemed a little shy, but with the rest of us being a bit boisterous, it could have just been her taking the group's temperature before jumping in with both feet.
Jamie and I got the fifty-cent tour as we were shown to our room. It was an older place, with huge windows, old, stuffed furniture, and the smell of leather. Our bedroom was on the second floor, and had a king-size four-poster bed complete with a fireplace and bathroom. There were more bedrooms on the second floor. The first floor had a large living room, a library, formal dining room, huge kitchen, and a den. I didn't ask about the third story.
Dinner was served so we all gathered in the main dining room. There was a table in the kitchen, but with seven of us, and the feast that was prepared, the dining room was in order. Grilled porterhouse steaks, baked potatoes, salad, several vegetables, and freshly baked bread filled everyone's bellies while the wine loosened tongues. We told tales of previous adventures, spoke of our lives outside of D&D, and agreed that this weekend looked like it was going to be one for the ages.
"So Ash," I began, looking to get our newest member more involved in the conversation, "why don't you tell us a bit about your character?"
She looked at me, first quizzically, then softening a bit and nodding gently. After taking a long swig of wine, which had me wondering exactly how old she was, she began.
"My character is a female elf vampire."
To say all eyes were glued to Ash was an understatement. Jake had a bit of a smirk on his face; I suspected that he knew previously what she was going to say. The rest of us just listened.
"Her name is Vrash. She's just a little over two thousand years old. Her mate...is dead. Killed by her." There was a slight gasp from Sheila. "Accidentally, of course. Vampire sex with a non-vampire can be...challenging." With that word she ended up looking over at Jake and Sheila. I was pretty sure that there was something going on there.
Elves and vampires were an unusual mix to say the least, which is why most of us were surprised by the choice she had made. But, to each his own. I was willing to give anyone a try, and Jake had personally vouched that she'd be fine, which was good enough for me.
We were all a bit tired from the journeys that we'd all made, so after clean up of the wonderful meal, we confirmed our game plan. We'd all head off to bed, get some sleep, and then meet up once again at 6am. From there we'd adventure all day and into the night, ending somewhere after midnight Saturday, sleep in a bit, and then go again until at least midnight again Sunday night. We'd only break for food.
Jamie and I headed off to our room, to bed, but not to sleep. No, I had some payback in mind for all her teasing from earlier today. I showered first while she looked around the room. When I got out, she stripped and went into the bathroom While waiting, I pulled things out of my bag and got stuff set up, dimming the lights low. It was cool enough so I started a small fire. As I heard the shower turn off, I walked into the bathroom, my hand holding the first piece of the evening's fun...a blindfold.
"What...oh?" said Jamie, a smile quickly forming on her face as I slipped the blindfold on her, then kissed her hard on the lips. I led her over to the bed and helped her up onto it and onto her back, first binding her arms, then her ankles, with silk scarves that were tied to the bedposts. Making sure that she couldn't move too much, I took the small vibrator and turn it on low, then placed it right along her slit, eliciting a low moan from her.
Now I had a little free time to check into something that intrigued me since we first got the specs on the place. While it was somewhat old-fashioned, there was one piece of equipment that looked promising. It was a not-so-state-of-the-art closed-circuit television system. I pulled out my laptop and called up a program that I hoped would give me some insight into the operating system. It seemed my skills, though not ninja-level, were adequate enough for me to get into the system. The password used was password123.
It took another few minutes or so before I got the knack and arranged all of the cameras in the place to report on my laptop. I eliminated the ones like kitchen, dining room, etc. and just focused on bedrooms. And I hit the lottery! Sex on the laptop, a voyeur's paradise.
Low moaning caught my attention, and I could see Jamie writhing on the bed, the vibrator nestled up against her pussy sending waves of lustful sensation through her clit. I brought the laptop over to the bed and placed it near Jamie's head. Then I removed the vibrator, and flipped her over onto her hands and knees and reattached the scarves.
"Jeepers creepers, what's that?" she asked, focusing on the images on the laptop.
"That, babe, is our entertainment for the evening."
With my right hand I began flipping through the "channels", from room to room; with my left, I began fondling Jamie's ass.
The first view showed Ash, in her room, doing what best could be described as calisthenics She was naked, doing a handstand, and she was alternating keeping her legs closed and perfectly vertical, and opening them, spreading them wide, exposing her pussy to our view.
"Ohmigod...that's really hot" whispered Jamie, as if she spoke too loudly she might be heard. Then she moaned as my hand move down her ass and between her legs, touching her wetness and rubbing her.
As Ash kept up her exercises, I moved on to another room that showed Jake sitting in bed, reading what appeared to be notes, while Sheila was out of view. Again, I moved on.
Bingo! Guy was standing up on the bed, his muscular physique on display while Raina kneeled before him, one hand on his hip, the other caressing his balls while her mouth and tongue worked over the head and shaft of his impressive-sized cock. There was no sound, so we couldn't hear anything, but I suspected that if we could, it would be a slurping sound of flesh on wet flesh as Raina repeatedly engulfed the meat in front of her.
Jamie's eyes were wide and glued to the screen as I moved behind her, looking lustfully at her hot ass and pussy. I moved closer and planted a kiss on one ass cheek, startling her, then hearing her quickly moan and push back. My tongue traced across her tight flesh and zeroed in on her pussy lips, darting between them, and getting my first taste of her desire this evening.
"Yesssss..." I heard her whisper, her toes curling and uncurling, her upper body lowering to the bed to present me with better access. As I continued my oral assault on her, Jamie moved her body in sync with me, rubbing her pussy on my face, helping me reach the spots she wanted licked.
"Oh God...Bruce...look...look at what he's doing..." I heard her whisper and so I stopped for a second and glanced at the laptop.
Raina was now in doggie position, head flat on the bed and turned toward the camera, though not looking at it. Her eyes were scrunched shut, probably in discomfort as Guy, from the looks of it, was attempting to enter her anally.
"It'll never fit...ummmm....yessssss..." continued Jamie, first looking at the screen, then commenting on my fingers which were rubbing her clit while I watched this spectacle unfold.
It must have been a very snug fit because we both could see Raina gripping the sheets tightly in her hand, and whipping her face from one direction to the next. It took a few minutes, but Guy managed to sink his cock almost to the hilt in Raina's ass, pausing then to perhaps catch his breath or maybe to let her body adjust to that stuffed feeling.
I went back to eating Jamie with a gusto, fueled by what I had seen. She was avidly watching the screen. We had anal sex once in a while; it just took so much out of her that we saved it for special occasions when we had lots of time to prep for it.
I moved my face away from the feast before me and moved my body closer. As I looked on the screen, I could see that Guy was now fucking Raina with a nice, steady pace, his long cock sliding in and out of her ass with little resistance.
My cock was plenty hard now and I slapped it several times against Jamie's ass, then slid it forward. It nudged up against her asshole, prompting her to quickly look back at me with alarm at no prep, no lube.
"Relax," I said with a disarming smile, and moved the head of my cock to the entrance of her pussy and then pushed forward, sinking in several inches and feeling her heat and wetness surround me.
"Yesssssssssssssss.....fuck me, babe, fuck me hard!"
Guy had reached down and grabbed both of Raina's wrists and pulled her arms back toward him, using her arms to give him thrusting leverage. He was now plowing her ass at will, like a true barbarian I mused to myself.
With all the teasing that she'd given me on the way up here, I knew two things. First, she needed some payback, and second, I wasn't going to last all that long in her pussy.
I wet my thumb and then pressed it against her back opening, pushing inside, simultaneously hearing her gasp in surprise and buck harder against me.
"Take it, tease," as I slid the digit in deeper, hearing her groan loudly now as her movements took on a frenzied pace with me pounding her pussy deep on each hard thrust.
"Yes, fuck me hard babe...I deserve it," she said, acknowledging the rougher play as payback for her cock teasing on the ride up.
I reached over with my free hand and loosened one arm restraint, and her hand immediately shot between her legs, alternating between rubbing her clit and grasping and mildly squeezing my balls.
If that wasn't quite enough to put us over the edge, VoyeurTV was, as Guy pulled out of Raina's ass and stood once again while Raina quickly turned around and grasped his cock with both hands, jerking him off and aiming his load for her face. She was quickly covered with his white spew.
That was enough for me, as I began unloading inside of Jamie, whose pussy was contracting and spasming around my cock as she reached orgasm together.
We collapsed on the bed and quickly fell asleep, not aware that we too were being watched, though not by anything human.
The old-fashioned alarm clock scared the shit out of Jamie and I when it came to life at 5:00am. A sweeping movement across the nightstand that sent it clattering across the floor did nothing to dissuade it from the annoying cadence it was making. Jamie giggled while I settled for a smirk and the inevitable dash outta' bed to silence the little fucking mechanical beast then back under covers to the warmth once again.
After a brief snuggle with her, I once again extricated myself then cranked up the heat in the room. First up meant first in the bathroom, so I took care of business there, shavin' and showerin', etc. Then I got Jamie up and after I donned some clothes, I went downstairs to rustle up some breakfast.
I was the first one downstairs, so I opted to make breakfast for everyone. Not knowing preferences, I mixed up some cornbread, got the bacon frying, and made two dozen eggs, scrambled of course. People began dragging their asses downstairs as the smell wafted upstairs. Toast and bagels were available along with butter and various jams, and there was a variety of juices and milk to drink. Everyone ate up as if they'd been working up an appetite last night. It was raining outside, and we could see some flashes of lightning now and then.
As the old grandfather clock in the living room struck six times, everyone finished up and took care of their portion of the mess. As we started to move into the living room, Jake stopped us and led us over near a book case. He produced an older skeleton key, then moved aside a book, revealing an opening for the key. Very exciting! By turning it, the panel opened to reveal an elevator. Amidst the murmurs I heard Jake tell us to get in, so I took the plunge, followed by the rest of the group. Jake reached in and pressed the "3" button.
"Good luck, adventurers..." and with that, he stepped outside the elevator as the doors closed.
That came from Sheila, a typical response on her part when Jake did something that she wasn't expecting.
The elevator began a slow rumbling upward. It obviously wasn't built for speed, and there were a few hitches and jolts on the ride up. To say we were all wide awake right now was the epitome of understatement.
Finally we reached our destination, the elevator clanging to a stop. As the doors opened, well, it certainly wasn't what we were expecting. We were in the attic, I suppose, but it was quite large. One whole section of the roof, pointed towards the back I guess since we didn't notice it on the way in, was completely glass. The rain was pelting against it, and we were very aware now of the lightning and the rumbling of the thunder. There was no lighting except for the flashes outside and a few candles burning on the large, wooden table in the center of the room. There were just enough chairs for us, and, there was Jake, already seated at the table, in a dark cloak.
Each of us took our seat and got our papers and dice out, anxious to hear about this year's adventure. When we were all settled in, Jake began.
"The lands of King Equus the Merciful have been under siege by the evil Warlord Seth Falmouth. More dark forces have been gathering for many months to the East. It's rumored that the Warlord himself is on his way to supervise a final push. Falmouth is a very powerful wizard, with few morals and even less scruples. King Equus fears that his kingdom is doomed, unless, unless a decisive victory could be scored against the evil Falmouth. Your task is to find the Warlord and defeat him and his massive Goblin army, sending his forces into disarray...and turning the tide in the war."
Collectively there were nods of approval around the room. Each of us liked where this was going. As 23rd level characters, we each were quite powerful in our own way.
I picked up my orange, 20-sided die.
"Epic roll?" Everyone nodded and got their 20-sided die ready.
At the beginning of each adventure, each of us rolled a 20-sided die, including Jake, to see how well we would do. Jake would be rolling to determine how tough the adventure would be for us. It was all for fun.
We all rolled simultaneously. A roll of 20, the highest one can get, would mean we'd perform at an epic level. A roll of 1, called a "Nat One" for natural one, would mean we'd be pathetic. Somewhere in-between is what was expected, hopefully higher vs. lower.
I rolled a nat one. First time I had ever done that, so I laughed and pointed. There were some groans of disgust, and within seconds it became apparent that everyone had rolled nat ones! The odds were...astronomical! All except Jake. Jake had rolled a 20. This spelled disaster.
"Oh, who fucking cares! This is bullshit, we'll be fine!"
That came from Ash, and as we all looked at her, a huge flash of white filled the room as lighting struck the house, instantly followed by the loudest sound I'd ever heard in my life. We were all blown from our chairs onto the floor, all except Ash, who seemed frozen for a moment in time. She was standing, and all around here were, well, goblins.
Yes, goblins. Short bastards, pointed ears, not much hair, ugly as fuck. Goblins.
They took hold of her and then poof, they were gone!
Sheila squealed. Guy jumped to his feet, followed quickly by Raina and Jamie. I stayed where I was at for the moment, my eyes on Jake, who was getting to his feet. Wasn't sure how he pulled that one off, but I was pretty sure he was behind what happened, that it was some elaborate magic trick. To his credit, he was acting his part well, checking on the others and looking around, much like the others.
I got to my feet and looked around too, but not for Ash. I was sure she was safe. I was more interested in the lightning effect that Jake produced. I examine the scorch marks on the table, which weren't there before. This was top rate work on his part! I was very impressed. The wood was still warm, which meant that there was a heat effect too. How he managed to produce it, and keep it controlled so that it would hurt anyone, was beyond me. But I was sure that given some time, I'd figure it out.
"Okay everyone, calm down," said Jake, taking control of the situation, "I know we're all scared, but let's try and figure out what just happened."
I wasn't buying into this at all, but it was fun to play along.
"What the fuck were those things with her?" This was Jamie. She had the least experience among us.
"Fuckin' goblins!" said Guy.
"There's no such thing as real goblins." This was Sheila, stating the obvious.
It was interesting looking around at everyone and see their reactions. Their minds were telling them that goblins didn't exist, that people didn't disappear, but their eyes were telling a far different story, creating strife.
Jake had walked over to a window and was looking out, so I walked over to him while the others were talking among themselves.
"You're scaring them quite a bit. Not sure this is a good way to start off the adventure, pal," I whispered so him.
Jake turned to me and started to reply, but he couldn't quite get the words started. But I could see it in his eyes. He didn't orchestrate this. He was scared.
"What the fuck, man?" I asked.
"I don't know, Bruce. No fuggin' clue."
Jamie was walking over with a "what are we gonna' do" look about her. I pulled her close for a reassuring hug, though I was less than assured myself.
"Okay everyone," began Jake, "let's try and figure this out."
"We need to go find Ash," said Sheila, her eyes glistening a bit.
"Exactly!" bellowed Guy, pounding his fist down on a table and splintering it completely.
We all just looked.
"Sorry," said Guy, "I didn't think I hit it that hard."
I saw Raina wincing as if in some discomfort. I asked her what was wrong.
"When the lightning struck I guess I was too close to it." She turned a bit and we all could see that part of her shirt had been burned away, and there were burn marks on her torso.
There were a few collective gasps. I walked over to her.
"Can you cure me, cleric?" she asked with a wince and a smile.
I smiled back and knelt near her, looking more closely at her burns and lightly touching the wounded area.
"Sure, Raina, I'll just cast 'Cure Moderate Wounds' and that will--" I stopped speaking as a feeling almost like a light electric current left my hand. As I stared, Raina's wounds lightened, right before my eyes, and then disappeared, leaving her skin unblemished.
I jumped back.
"What the fuck did you just do to me?" asked Raina, looking back and forth between me and her healed body, then touching herself with her hands to confirm the healing.
Jake and the others moved closer to her, though Jamie moved more toward me.
"He healed her," said Jake, examining Raina himself.
"He can't cast spells for real," said Guy, looking at Jake as if he'd lost his mind.
"Really, Guy? Then you explain what just happened," said Jake, standing up.
Everyone was silent for a short while.
Jamie broke the silence.
"Mage hand. Retrieve my dice."
Almost instantly, a ghostly hand appeared, floating close to her. Then it moved over to the main table and picked up her dice bag, and then brought it to her. She took the bag.
"End Mage hand." It disappeared.
"Five quatloos on the humans," said Provider One.
"Ten quatloos on the goblins," said Provider Two.
"Provider One, will you cover Provider Two's bet?" said a third voice.
A few seconds went by.
"Yes" was the reply.
All three disembodied brains silently glowed in their glass-enclosed chamber located deep below the mansion. All three silently monitoring the events taking place above.
We were back to sitting around the table, trying to wrap our heads around what had just happened, what was now happening.
It was obvious to all of us that something incredible had happened. We could now use magic. It made no sense at all, but then, neither did Ash's disappearance nor did goblins.
To further confound us, we started noticing items of interest in the dimly lit room. Guy found a huge greatsword in one corner. Sheila found a longsword and a shield. Jamie noticed an orb sitting on a bookshelf. Ryan was toying with some daggers and shurikens she had found mounted on a wall. I found a long staff with a cross embedded into it.
We also made one other interesting discovery. Jake had absolutely no powers at all. No magic that we could discover, and magic couldn't be used on him, as he purposely cut himself and tried to have me heal him, to no avail.
Still, we took him as our leader in this, so direction would come from him.
"I think we need to split up to try and cover more ground. This is a big place. We'll use the Sending Stones to stay in touch with each other. Guy, you and Raina take the 2nd story. Sheila and I will cover the first floor. Bruce, you and Jamie...I'm giving you the basement. Be careful, I haven't been down there myself. If anyone runs into trouble, call for help immediately."
"Don't you think we should split up by our specialties? Put a striker with a spellcaster and--" started Guy.
"Do you want to be split up from Raina?" Jake shot back.
Guy looked at Raina.
"Okay then, I realize that our groups aren't optimal, but it's what we have to work with. Let's get moving. Gather up your stuff."
I took my staff and moved towards Jake, motioning him away from Sheila.
"Hey, if you run into any trouble, anything that looks odd, let me know and I'll be there in a flash, I know you don't have anything to--"
"I'll be fine, man," said Jake in a low voice, "but thanks."
I was worried that with him having no magical abilities, the sword he was wielding was not going to help much. And while Sheila was fine in our combat situations, I wondered how she would hold up in what could be real combat.
"Bruce...if this goes bad..."
I knew what Jake was getting at.
"Don't worry. You're covered." We fist bumped. It was more than macho. I was telling him that if something happened to him, Jamie and I would take care of Sheila. He was also on notice of the reverse, if something happened to me.
The depth of all our friendships was about to be tested.
We had dropped off Guy and Raina on the 2nd floor. The plan was for them to sweep the bedrooms and other areas there, and then move down. They were the strongest fighters, and in melee combat, had very impressive talents. Next was Jake and Sheila. I hoped that they weren't the first to find any trouble.
Jamie and I were left alone in the elevator as we continued down to the basement.
"Ready, babe?" I asked.
Jamie leaned in and kissed me hard on the lips.
"Now I am," she said, holding her orb in her left hand, her wand in her right.
The doors opened and while I wasn't sure exactly what Jamie was expecting, I knew that what I saw was nothing like what I thought I'd see.
It was not a basement in any sense of the word. It was...magical. It was more of a forest setting than a room. There were vines and trees and bushes. It was dimly lit. It seemed like there were some walls too, of sorts, more likely old, wooden structures that had seen far, far better days.
Speaking into the stone in my right hand, I spoke to the others and told them what we had found.
We moved forward, not waiting for reinforcements. It was the first of many mistakes that were made that afternoon.
There was obviously some type of magical alarm built into the ground because as soon as we left the confines of the elevator, arrows came whizzing toward us.
We both hit the ground quickly.
"We're under attack," I spoke into the stone, then left it on the ground as I rolled toward Jamie, casting 'Divine Armor', which put protective shielding around us and bought us some time. I looked at Jamie and expected to see her frightened. She wasn't. She was pissed. And she was holding up her orb.
"Acid Wave" she screamed, and sent a wave of acid in the direction where the arrows originated from.
It was overkill. The goblins (I assume they were goblins since nothing identifiable remained of them when we moved forward to investigate) were disintegrated.
"What if Ash was with them?"
Jamie's face fell. Tears starting welling up in her eyes.
"I-- I didn't--" she started speaking.
"We don't know. I doubt Ash was right there. We just have to be careful, babe, ok?"
She nodded, but I could still see that she was shaken a bit.
We got up and started to move cautiously further into the basement, or forest, or whatever it was. We passed by where Jamie had unleashed her spell, and there was no sign of Ash, which was a good thing. A distance back we heard some noise and stealthily approached.
It was a goblin, seriously wounded from the acid attack. I looked at him and met his eyes.
"She is ours." He grunted at me.
I looked at Jamie with surprise written all across my face.
"You understood that?" she queried.
"Yes." I understood Goblin. It was one of the languages I had chosen a long time ago. I never thought I would actually hear it spoken.
I looked back at the Goblin.
"I can make the pain go away." I moved my hand to his body and he grabbed it, and moved it quickly to his head, pressing my fingers against it. His grip was strong enough to keep it there.
Then I saw a vision. It was of Ash, dressed in a long, white dress, laying prone on some sort of sofa. She was unconscious. There was a solitary Goblin sitting upon her, and a black horse was watching the Goblin, partially shrouded by some drapery.
The goblin let go of my hand, made a sound that was a cross between a laugh and a gurgle, and then died.
The lights starting glowing brighter.
"Ten quatloos that the human named Jake does not survive." This time it was Provider Three.
"Ten quatloos that the human named Ash does not survive," said Provider Two.
A few seconds passed...but an eternity for them.
"Bets accepted," said Provider One.
"Where are you?" came the frantic call from Jake via the Sending Stone.
"We're okay. We're about 100 feet ahead of the elevator. Be careful. Ran into goblins."
In a few moments we heard a bird call that could only have been Raina. No one else would have gotten that close so quietly.
Jamie and I stood up and a couple of seconds later Raina revealed herself, just ten feet away. The bird call had come from a totally different location. She smiled, the whistled for the others, who moved up quickly.
Jamie and Raina and Sheila hugged while Guy, Jake and I huddled up.
"We saw what happened," said Jake, the understatement indicating he understood the overuse of force.
"More important. I saw Ash. In a vision. The dead goblin wanted me to see her. She seemed unharmed for the moment, though unconscious. She's in some kind of room. I don't think it is down here, though."
We talked for a couple of more minutes, and then Raina dove for cover and yelled for the rest of us to do the same.
Just a brief second later dozens of arrows whizzed by us, crashing into nearby trees followed by spears, and then some lightning bolts. Guy had one graze the side of his body and howled. It appeared to do little damage, but, the effect it had on him was pronounced. He got...bigger. His muscles rippled. It reminded me a bit of the Incredible Hulk's transformation, but nothing nearly that comical or severe. Guy just looked much more...dangerous. And then it became obvious.
As a barbarian, he had "rage" powers, and when he raged, various things would happen to his character. Obviously, he was raging. This whole transformation from a role-playing game to real-life, or unreal-life, was bizarre.
Jake took charge.
"Raina, you and Guy, flank from the left. Sheila and I will come in from the right. Jamie...Frostburn. Bruce...Purifying Fire. You first, then Jamie."
Raina and Guy were already gone, and Jake and Sheila quickly followed, albeit in a different direction, going for the classic pincher movement.
I looked over at Jamie. "You ready?" She nodded.
I cast the 15th level spell. I set the target area to be where I thought the enemy was located. Purifying Fire would engulf the enemy with divine fire. It would do no damage to our party members, but would offer some healing if they needed it.
As the fire burned, I nodded to Jamie, who raised her orb slightly and the 13th level spell, Frostburn. A flaming ball of ice hurled forth, causing damage to anything near it. I hoped our party members stayed far enough away to avoid the carnage.
Then off in the distance I heard Guy's roar and knew that he had engaged the enemy. There was a clattering of what sounded like swords slashing against each other, and then against flesh as screams called out into the semi-darkness.
Jamie cast Greater Invisibility, first on me, and then on herself, and we literally became invisible, and would stay that way for a while, or until we attacked. We moved forward quickly to assist our friends.
Guy was a killing machine. He reminded me of a slow blender run amok, spinning and slashing and shredding anything within reach. Raina was moving very quickly, darting in and stabbing with her dagger, then scampering back into the woods for cover, only to come back seconds later from a different angle. If anything pursued her, a shuriken would fly from her other hand, embedding itself in the pursuant's body, and dropping it. Jake and Sheila were fighting goblins off to the right and holding their own. There were plenty of dead creatures laying around from our ranged attack of a few seconds ago.
What worried me was the large, rather, very large figure standing in the center of the melee. It looked quite a bit larger than a troll, though not quite as large as some giants. It would take a lot to bring it down.
"I'm going to hit it with Astral Blades of Death," I said quietly to Jamie. "Why don't you try Disintegrate?" She nodded affirmative.
As we cast our spells, and became visible, the focus of attention of the huge creature went from everything around it to Jamie and I.
The green ray from level 19 Disintegrate struck the creature in the chest and it howled in anger and pain. This was followed by the sudden appearance of unforgiving blades of silvery light appearing around the creature, hacking away at it and causing large amounts of damage. Level 23 spells were awesome in their power.
The creature retaliated by swinging an enormous club, tree-sized, and crashing it down in front of us, the earth shaking effect knocking us into the air and onto our asses.
I was dazed by that tremendous blast. Then I saw that Jamie had taken more damage and was clutching her left arm protectively. She was bleeding in several locations too and was moaning. I looked up and saw that the creature was picking up a large rock and looking directly at her.
"Hold tight, babe, you'll be fine." Jamie saw that I was preparing another spell, and then it struck her what I was going to do.
"No, wait, I can help you--"
I cast Clarion Call of the Astral Sea, which instantly whisked her out of here and hopefully to a special fortress on the Astral Sea. I only hoped that all of the magic presented to us now was safe, because if this worked, she would return shortly fully healed.
The boulder came crashing through where Jamie lay just a second ago, a roar from the creature telling me it was pissed that it had missed.
I turned my full attention to the battle as my own rage surfaced.
"Fire Storm!" and with that, a roiling cloud of fire surged across the battlefield, scorching only enemy combatants. The remaining goblins were cooked, all dead in that one instant. The huge creature, which I identified as some obscure young giant, had taken more damage and was visibly suffering. Guy charged it and slashed at the back of its nearest leg with his +4 Lifedrinker Sword, cutting tendons and dropping the beast to its knee. Raina and Sheila jumped into the fray, slashing and stabbing at it too.
Then Jamie reappeared, standing next to me, looking completely refreshed, and, well, angry.
"You," she said, speaking to me, "I'll deal with you later." Then she turned her complete focus on the creature that caused her pain.
"Thunderclap," said Jamie, and a peal of thunder sounded, followed by a sonic wave hitting the giant square in the head.
It fell prone.
Guy leaped up onto it and with one mighty stab, sent his weapon deep inside the beast, piercing its heart and killing it.
As the rest of us gathered closer and took up defensive stances to be sure that no other attacks would surprise us, it was Jake who noticed a box near the center of the action. He opened it and found a skeleton key inside.
"Great," said Guy, "what the hell does that open?"
Jake seemed to study it for a moment, then spoke.
"Come with me. I understand now. It makes sense." With that, he began moving quickly back toward the elevator.
Raina dashed forward, ahead of him, using her rogue abilities to scout for trouble. Guy was next, then Jake, followed by Jamie and I, with Sheila protecting the rear. It was our standard forward movement formation, with the addition of Jake, who normally wasn't in our adventures, but was guiding them.
We got to the elevator and then followed Jake inside, closing the door quickly. Jake looked on one side, and then the other, and found a small panel underneath the set of buttons. Pushing the panel aside, he exposed an opening, one that a skeleton key would fit.
He inserted the key and turned it, and the blank button below "B", which was for Basement, came to life and glowed, and "B2" appeared.
He pressed it and the elevator began to move lower.
"Cloak of Peace." The spell vastly increased protection against attacks so long as the person I cast it upon did not attack. I quickly cast it on everyone. It would offer us some protection until we figured out our next move. Next I applied a healing spell that brought us all back to full strength.
The elevator stopped and the doors opened. It appeared we were now back inside the mansion, albeit at a level that none of us had seen before. It was dark, and dusty, the floors were wooden, and there was a great sense of foreboding
We cautiously exited the elevator and then moved into the hallway. There appeared to be rooms up ahead, so we slowly proceeded forward.
We hit pay dirt on the second room. There was a door, but before we had a chance to open it, I noticed a window-like viewport into the room. I carefully put my eye to it and looked. I almost wish that I hadn't.
Ash was in the room, and she was being sexually assaulted by a number of goblins. She was on her hands and knees, and from a quick count, it appeared that there were six of them on her. One was in front of her, sliding his gnarly, dark green-skinned cock into her mouth, with both of his hands on her ears. Another was on her back and had wrapped her hair around his cock and was jerking off into it. From the looks of her hair, it looked like this had been done several times before. Two others were partially under her, each sucking on a nipple while her hands were stroking their cocks. Another was fully under her, thrusting up into her pussy. And finally there was one standing up behind her, taking her anally.
I backed away from the opening and looked at the others.
"We need to get inside, right now."
Raina went to the door and, after looking over the mechanism, pulled out her lock pick kit. She tried several times, but could not unlock the door.
"She's being raped by goblins?!" said Sheila, looking through the opening, her voice going higher towards the end of her sentence.
Guy's rage came to him quickly and he kicked the door. It gave, but didn't quite open. He bellowed and then back up ten feet, then charged the door and hit it with his full strength. The door shattered and he went tumbling into the room.
As we entered the room, Jamie let loose with Chain Lightning, a dreadfully powerful spell where bolts of purple-white lightning sprung forth from her fingertips that leaped from goblin to goblin, killing all of them one after the other.
Unfortunately, as the door splintered open, the one goblin closest must have heard Guy's voice, as it was not surprised. It let go of the human's ears in front of it, withdrew its cock from her gullet, grabbed a short sword, and slit her throat.
It too died shortly thereafter from the wizard's spell.
"Provider Two is due ten quatloos," said Provider Three to Provider One.
"Wait," said Provider One.
Guy carried Ash's dead body out of the room towards the elevator. Raina and Jamie were trying to console Sheila, who was sobbing. Jake and I were keeping an eye out, not sure if there was more trouble brewing.
As the others loaded into the elevator, Jake paused and pressed a hand against my chest, looking at me.
"Can you do anything?"
"I don't know, Jake," I said right away, knowing what the question would be. "You know I'll try everything."
He nodded and we entered the elevator.
A short while later we were up on the second floor, in Ash's room. Raina and Sheila were stationed right outside the room. Guy had his massive sword with him, and was standing guard inside the room. Jamie didn't have healing capabilities and was sitting quietly in a corner, watching intently. Jake was at the bed with me, doing nothing, but not able to be deterred from being right there.
"Healing spells won't work because you can't restore--" he was saying, but I interrupted his sentence.
"I know, Jake!" Then, a little softer, "I know, pal. Give me a minute."
"What about sending her to the Astral Sea like you did Jamie?"
"She has to be a willing ally, and even though Jamie didn't want to go, the spell had already been conjured before she could fight it. Right now, Ash isn't a willing ally, and I can't sent two people, otherwise I'd do that."
Jake's face sunk. He was giving up hope.
Suddenly, I had the answer, and leaped from the bed.
"What?" asked Jake, hope flooding back into him.
"How much gold do you have?"
"Me? Um, none. Sheila has, oh, I don't know, she spent a bunch on stuff, maybe a few hundred left. Why?"
"Guy?" I spun around and asked our barbarian.
"Zero. Spent it all on the sword."
Shit. I knew Jamie had slightly under 10,000 gold left. I rushed to the door and asked Raina. She had a little over 2,000.
I quickly did the math in my head.
"Yes! Quickly, I need all of your gold piled here," pointing to a corner of the bed as I ran out of the room, with everyone else depositing their gold there.
I returned with my bag and emptied it onto the bed, dwarfing every other pile there.
"Whoa...didn't you spend any?" asked Jake.
"Not in a while...what would I need?"
I began counting and creating piles of five thousand. As I started doing this, Jake caught on.
"Dude...is it on your sheet?" he quizzed.
I just nodded and kept counting.
"If this works, you're my fuckin' hero."
"What's going on?" asked both Sheila and Guy at the same time.
"Ritual. He's going to try and cast Raise Dead. It's a ritual."
"Will it work?" asked Jamie.
"It's not a question of levels, as it's an 8th level ritual, it's a question of cost, and whether or not whatever is controlling the magic in this place is going to play fair. Because all of you are epic tier characters, it costs 50,000 gold to use the ritual, which is why he's counting gold."
"So if there's enough gold, it'll work?" This time it was Raina who was asking.
"Not that easily. The ritual takes 8 hours to cast, and he needs to remain here the entire time, focused. It's going to take a lot out of him. I've never seen it performed before to that extent, of course. Whenever done during a campaign, it's just an imaginary 8 hours. Here he's going to have to pray for 8 solid hours."
The air was heavy with gloom as I calculated the last amount. We had 50,300 gold, just barely enough.
"Okay, I'm going to need everyone to clear the room so I can concentrate."
"Bruce, do you want me to--"
I walked over to Jamie and hugged her and then kissed her.
"No babe. I need to be alone for this. Go try and keep the others calm."
She nodded and left with everyone else, except Jake.
"Hey, I know you'll do your best."
"Thanks." We fist bumped and then he too left, leaving me alone in the room with Ash's corpse.
"Provider Two is due ten quatloos," said Provider Three to Provider One for the second time, unprecedented.
This time a minute passed.
"Wait," said Provider One.
Eight hours came and went.
Eight and a half hours.
At nine and one-half hours, Jake risked entering the room.
He found me laying on the bed, unconscious, along side Ash, who was now breathing comfortably, her wounds fully healed.
"What's wrong with Bruce," said Jamie, alarmed.
"I think he's just exhausted," said Jake after checking vitals. "Let's get him to your room."
Much later that evening I awoke and found Jamie sitting up on the bed, cradling my head.
"Hey...how are you feeling?" she asked, concern in her voice.
"I'm...good." I thought for a moment. "Tell mother that--"
"You feel fine," continued Jamie, laughing at our little Star Trek joke.
"Hey, how's Ash doing?"
"She's fine, babe. She's right outside, let me go get her, she wanted to tell you something when you awoke."
I sat up and stretched...and realized that I actually felt pretty good overall, considering.
Ash came into the room, alone, and walked over to the bed.
"I want to thank you. You...you saved my life. Everyone told me what happened, and, well, I don't know how I'm ever going to be able to repay you for what you did."
"You just did. You said thanks. What more can I ask for but that." I smiled.
"I have one favor to ask. I know with all you've done for me that I shouldn't--"
"It's okay, Ash. Go ahead."
"I've been speaking with Jamie quite a bit over the past bunch of hours, and, we've talked about everything. I discovered that she's never been with a woman, and, well, we're both attracted to each other, and I was wondering...could I spend the night with the two of you tonight? If you don't want to I fully understand--"
"Yes. That would be...wonderful."
Her smile lit up the room, and Ash leaned down and hugged me, her breasts pressing up against my chest, giving me a bit of a stir between my legs.
The lights were flashing brighter and much more frequently.
"The human Ash did not survive," said Provider Two.
"The human Ash is alive," said Provide One.
"The human Ash did not continue to live or exist. Death was present," argued Provider Two.
"The human Ash remains alive and managed to keep going in difficult circumstances," was the counter.
The lights flashed brighter yet, almost a strobe effect.
"Provider One, Provider Two, please calm down, you are expending far too much energy. The human power supply cannot survive much more of this," stated Provider Three, alarmed at the emotions being given off by his two fellow providers.
In the corner of the room, a short man with a furry head and receding hairline, dressed in a pair of candy-striped Dolfin shorts and a Swarovski crystal decorated tank top was flamboyantingwalking on a treadmill, huffing and puffing and repeating "I'm a pony!" as the three providers drew more and more energy.
Watching Jamie and Ash kissing was incredibly erotic.
I was seated in a plush, overstuffed leather chair near the fire, basking in the glow of its warmth while sipping Peach Schnapps. My attention was zeroed in on the bed, where the two beautiful women were laying next to each other in an embrace.
Jamie was not a shy person by nature, but in this circumstance, her first venture into Sapphic love, she was content to let Ash take the lead. Their tops had been discarded, revealing toned and tanned upper bodies. As they lightly kissed, and smiled and spoke quietly to each other, fingertips would glide down an arm, then cross over and gently, teasingly, pass over a nipple, or the swell of the breast itself.
Ravel's Bolero was playing, and I couldn't help but smile and think that Ravel himself would approve of the scene playing out to his music. As the music progressed and became more pronounced, so did the movements on the bed.
Ash was now french kissing Jamie, having eased her onto her back and now began moving her mouth down Jamie's body, kissing along the way, until her lips found a nipple which was quickly sucked inside. Jamie moaned and arched her back as she felt Ash's teeth settle around the hardened nub, the younger girl's tongue swirling around it and making it wet.
The other nipple was soon given the same treatment, causing a repeat of the sounds and movement from Jamie. Ash didn't stop, and continued downward, her tongue leaving a trail of moisture across Jamie's abdomen, until she found the thong.
As Ash kissed the thong, I felt major stirrings between my legs, though the loose, silk boxers covered my growing erection quite nicely.
With deft fingers, Ash slid the thong down Jamie's legs and removed it, then removed her own thong too, affording me an incredible view of her pussy and ass from behind as she was positioned on her hands and knees. She must have sensed my eyes on her, as she turned her head slowly around and looked at me, then licked her lips slowly, very slowly and smiled before turning back to Jamie.
There was nothing growing about my erection now. It was at full mast.
Ash took Jamie's ankles and pushed them gently towards her butt, then released them and put her hands on Jamie's knees, looking intently in my lover's eyes. She then slowly spread Jamie's knees, alternating between looking at her eyes and between her legs. Ash then licked her lips, slowly, silently telling Jamie that she was anticipating this feast. Jamie moaned.
And she continued to moan, as Ash kissed down one inner thigh, and then back up the other, then back down the thigh, and back up the other, teasing Jamie. She continued, and I saw Jamie's breathing get deeper, her nipple-hardened chest rising and falling.
Then Ash stopped with her face between Jamie's legs, poised right above her pussy. While I couldn't hear it as the music had started rising in volume, I surmised that Ash was breathing in Jamie's scent, and was exhaling onto her exposed lips. Jamie's hands reached for Ash's head, but Ash was took quick and she pulled back a bit, just out of reach.
A groan from Jamie.
Ash moved her head once again between Jamie's legs and began to lightly lick, just to the sides of Jamie's lips, close enough to taunt, not close enough to provide relief.
Another groan from Jamie.
Then, an "Oh God..." and I knew that Ash had hit pay dirt and brushed across Jamie's clit.
Some movement caught my eye, and I saw that Ash had spread her legs slightly further apart, and a hand was now back there, fingers gently rubbing her pussy while she continued her oral assault on Jamie.
Jamie's eyes were now closed, and her hands were clutching the sheets as Ash began licking her pussy with determined swipes. She was alternating between licks up and down her lips and moving her tongue against Jamie's clit. I saw that she had an hand between her legs and had insert a finger into Jamie.
Ash then slowly began moving on the bed, shifting her body around towards Jamie. I realized that she was moving herself into a 69 position with my girlfriend!
As she lifted one leg and moved it over Jamie's head, Jamie's hands went up and grabbed Ash's ass. Then Jamie lifted her head up and plastered it right against Ash's wet pussy, and then rolled.
The two women shifted, and now Jamie was on top. She partially sat up, settling her pussy down on Ash's face, and looked over her shoulder at me. I could see the wetness from Ash's pussy on Jamie's lips and chin, and she flashed me that million dollar smile that I'd become so used to over the years, her eyes lustily clouded over with desire, and then sunk her face back down between Ash's legs.
That was just too much for me to remain idle. I stood up and dropped the boxers, then moved over to the bed. I could now more clearly hear licking and slurping sounds, though Ravel's signature piece was slowly rising to a crescendo.
Ash saw me approach the bed and when I got close enough, she reached out with a hand to grasp my cock, her fingers wrapping around the shaft and stroking. She felt for the head of it and, finding plenty of fluid there, gathered it with two fingers. Then she moved her hand to Jamie's ass, and rubbed the pre-cum on her asshole. She rubbed it around and around, and then pushed a single finger inside, all the while continuing to eat her out.
I moved up onto the bed behind Jamie. Ash was fingering Jamie's ass, and then withdrew her finger. With her other hand, she took hold of my cock and moved it to Jamie's pussy, first aiming it downward a bit so she could lick some of the precum off of it, and then pulling it and me up to her opening and helping me thrust inside. Then Ash started rubbing Jamie's clit with her fingers while extending her tongue out to brush against my ball sack as I thrust in and out of Jamie.
I will admit that having a threesome with Jamie was on my sexual bucket list, and that sawing in and out of her pussy while seeing her head buried between Ash's legs was really fucking hot. I could also tell that given my "exercise" earlier today, I wasn't gonna' last long, strength-wise, in this position, so I pulled out of Jamie and moved over and layeddown on the large bed.
The two women continued on, reaching orgasms just minutes later. It was amazing watching them, being that close, hearing them, and smelling their scents.
As they broke apart, I could see that neither of them was out of it. In fact, it seemed like mutual oral was just an appetizer, as they both crawled over to me with wet, drippy smiles. Nothing like getting kissed by two women who just went down on each other. I doubt my cock had been that hard in years.
And it was my cock, it seemed, that was going to get their mutual attention. Both of them kissed their way down my body and ended up taking a side, Jamie on the left, and Ash on the right. Although not a word was spoken, it seemed like there was a competition to see who could lick and suck the best. It's difficult to describe the physical and mental sensations of both seeing and feeling two incredibly hot women giving you a blowjob at the same time.
After several minutes of four hands and two mouths and tongues, Jamie climbed up on top of my face in reverse position, so that she was facing Ash, who herself had moved to impale herself on my very wet, hard cock. As she sunk down, Jamie leaned forward and began licking and biting at her nipples, with Ash proving verbal encouragement.
I myself was confined to licking Jamie's sweet pussy and thrusting up into Ash's tight nook. We were a well-lubricated machine, and after just a couple of minutes, I felt Jamie start to come on my face, followed just a minute later with Ash gushing all over my cock. That was enough for me to shoot multiple blasts of hot cum deep inside her still spasming pussy.
As the two women disengaged from my body, I could see Jamie moving once again between Ash's legs, looking to taste her and my hot cum together. I smiled and then drifted off to sleep, exhausted and sated, and wondered what adventure The Gathering of 2013 would bring us.
"This is not exciting any longer. We need to find something better," said Provider One.
"Perhaps we should move to a different venue?" suggested Provider Two.
"Yes, one where we can find more diverse combatants," continued Provider Three.
"How about Triskelion? In the Gamma II quadrant," said Provider Two.
"Agreed," said Provider Three.
"Agreed," said Provider One.
"And what of this thing?" said Provider Two, referring to the human.
"Ask it what it wants," said Provider One.
"Yes, it has performed well. We should give it anything it wants," said Provider Three.
"Human, what do you want? Riches? Fun?" asked Provider Two.
It took the human several seconds to mumble an answer.
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