The Cloud Castle – Page 113


Jack stows his hammer and shield so he can safely make the leap into the pit to rescue Layla.

As he makes his leap, all he can think of is how attractive he finds Layla and how he wishes he could find the words to tell her. A smile brushes his lips.

The pressure in his mind disappears like a bubble bursting, and reality crashes in. The image of Layla vanishes, and the grate opens.  It is not Layla waiting for him at the bottom of the pit; it is a massive Abyssal Worm. He has been deceived, almost certainly by the mind-bending magic of an Illithid.

There is nothing he can do to stop what is coming; no time to draw his weapon. The monstrous Worm spits its venom at him, instantly destroying his eyesight. He falls, flailing and screaming, directly into the monster’s mouth. The grate slams shut over his head. He is trapped!


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