Dungeon Master Trilogy – Book 1 – Chapter 4 – Screamers and Mummies

The shadowy figure slowly moves closer to them and they can finally see what it is. A gigantic tree can be seen in the distance; it stands as tall as the dungeon ceiling and has many branches that are moving about with stalks disappearing into the ground. On the top part, it is covered with bright, illuminant, green leaves and it has red apples inside of the leaves. The tree’s branches are also withered and look fragile; although, they also appear strong due to the sheer size of the branches. The large tree slithers along the corridor grabbing and tugging at the dungeon walls to get closer to them.

“What the hell, this tree is moving!” yells Rheill, as he readies himself for battle; by drawing his sword, Karna joins him as well in the front line.
“Stay back, Sana and Isai, let Rheill and myself, deal with this monstrous thing; it is, what we have been trained to do!” declared Karna.
Karna moves in first and ducks the incoming tree branch that smashes into the wall; some magic is at work here, as the wall does not even budge with the sheer force that it used to try and hit her with. Rheill slices the left branch off with a slashing, downward spiral attack from his falchion. Alas, it does not even stop the tree a single bit, as another branch swings towards Rheill; Karna swiftly intercepts it and cuts it off as well with a curving slashing-strike, before it is able to strike him. Somehow, the gigantic tree is still standing and shows no signs of letting up. Suddenly, a dagger, flies between Karna’s and Rheill’s bodies with incredible accuracy and strikes the treetop, where the leaves and apples are. The tree lets out a terrible, unsettling shriek, which forces all four of them to cover their ears momentarily. Next, the tree comes crashing down as Isai and Sana pull both Karna and Rheill out of harm’s way; the giant tree then lays motionless on the stony, grey floor.

“Sana, you did it!” shouted Isai in amazement to Sana.
“Well done, Sana, now we know the tree’s weak spot, if there are anymore; it seems the life force was on the top of the tree. This place gets stranger and stranger by the minute,” responded Karna.
Rheill pulls out the dagger, which is covered in bright green juice, and hands it back to Sana; she gently takes it and says, “Thank you, sir.”
Rheill investigates the tree closer and begins to chop it into smaller pieces from the top of the tree.
“What are you doing?” asked Karna.
“This tree is a great, food source; look at the size of it. We have enough slices for each of us, for a few days possibly?” replied Rheill to Karna.
“Are you seriously, going to eat that, Rheill?” questioned Karna.
“Yes, what else do we have, to eat; they just look like a different coloured grapefruit with pieces of red apple inside of them,” explained Rheill.
Sana starts to collect the tree slices one at a time and she begins to pack it into her own backpack.
“I am going to call these Screamer slices, due to the horrid shriek, it made when it died!” said Sana.
“Ha, ha, a good choice!” chuckled Karna, in response to Sana’s choice of naming.

The tree is no longer blocking the whole view of the corridor that they are currently standing in after entering through the first semi-circular, locked door. The corridor is short; it leads to another door, which is in the form of a reinforced, wooden door. It is made from thick, brown hardwood, but then it has separate bars going across it with huge iron nails, plated into the reinforced parts. So, there would be no way you could even attempt to bash it down or let alone chop it down with a weapon. There is a keyhole, though, to the left of the door, like the previous door and luckily for them they decided to search the other room and already acquired, the solid key. They next step slowly around what is left of the dead tree, which now is just withered, old branches and its trunk, as they approach the door lock. Next, Isai places the key inside the lock, “Get ready! There could be more, Screamers, about since, Sana, called the slices Screamer slices, we can now call these trees, Screamers!” articulated Isai.
The door slowly rumbles as it opens and they can see a turning that goes to the left into a junction that can just about be seen out of the corner of the naked eye. They turn the corner to see the path beyond the junction, which just happened to only be a simple dead end. All of them now decide to ignore the dead end and follow the passage; the corridor seems to go on forever. Also, the scenery of the dungeon has changed again; the walls are made, out of the same illuminant, green limestone colour as the Screamer treetops of the tree, which they had just killed. The ceiling is the same as the walls, but the floor remains the same, old, boring grey colour.
The entourage continues to follow the long passage, which then winds round a few corners and they come to a small room only to see another huge Screamer before their very eyes. Karna and Rheill this time know what to do to defeat the Screamer. The tree lunges at Rheill with one of its branches; Karna shoves Rheill out of the way knocking him over by accident, as he was caught off-guard. Karna goes in and thrusts into top of the tree with her falchion, exactly where it’s life source is; it then lets out a horrific shriek, but it does not die. The tree grabs hold of Karna with one of it’s branches and picks her up and holds her; it then tries to crush her body. Next, Rheill makes it back up to his vertical base and chops off the branch with all, of his might that is currently holding Karna extremely high into the air, as high as the ceiling. Suddenly, a horrific thud is heard throughout the small room, as Karna falls to the ground hard and collapses, she then lies motionless.
“KARNA, NO!” yelled Rheill at the top of his voice; he then jumps at the tree with a leaping slash and slices the top in half and the tree falls, down instantly. Isai, quickly rushes over at the speed of light, to check on Karna.
“She is still breathing… thank god, she just took a major hit to her body when she fell; Looks like, Karna, will be just fine, she is just unconscious,” explained Isai.
Rheill rushes over to hold Karna in his arms as she lies there still and motionless, but peaceful, “I am so sorry, Karna, I should have caught you, please be okay!” said Rheill worryingly as he kisses her on the top of her forehead.

Sana replies, “Let’s take a break; we need to check that there is nothing more lurking around; we cannot continue with Karna like this anyway.”
“Yes, a good idea, Sana,” answered Isai.
Rheill is still carrying Karna in his arms as she still, remains unconscious. He gently places her on the ground, as he examines the area around them. He then sees that there is a passageway, leading out of the small room to the right; he follows it while, Isai and Sana look after Karna. It comes to a wooden door with three lines going down it and it is sealed by a lock on the left side of the door. Next, he comes back to Sana and Isai.
Rheill then speaks, “We are safe here; there is only a locked door ahead, and there seems be another water fountain here. So, this would be the perfect spot, for us to rest,” uttered Rheill.
Rheill cuts into the fallen Screamer’s treetop like the previous one so that Sana can store, yet more provisions for the group. Next, she puts the Screamer slices away; she then prepares the food and keeps Karna’s separate for when she finally wakes up. Suddenly, Karna slowly begins to wake up as she holds her head.
“Ouch! My head… what happened?” mumbled a dazed and confused Karna.
“You were grabbed by the tree; it was trying to crush your body. I tried to save you by freeing you from the branch that was holding you. I forgot how high up; you were in the air and you came crashing down to the ground,” replied Rheill.
He gives her a friendly hug, knowing she is now safe; she hugs him back in a way of saying thank you again for saving her. Isai and Sana smile at each other as they watch them hug now knowing that Karna is going to be just fine.
“Please just rest and relax Karna; we were about to get some rest after our meal. Seeing now that you are awake, I can now hand out your meal as well. We have no idea how this will taste; after examining it further, it does not look poisonous and it is safe to eat,” explained Isai.
Sana hands, Karna, her Screamer slices as they all start to get stuck into it, “This tastes delicious!” stated Rheill.
“It sure does taste a lot better than I thought it would; it was a good thing we found these as we desperately, needed more food,” replied Sana.
Karna, still with a glazed look in her eyes, eats her food, too. Rheill slowly and quietly moves closer to her, while she is eating. He decides to gently place his arm round her to keep her safe, as he can see the glazed look in her goddess-looking, hazel eyes.
“Mm, this is delicious indeed; my head and body hurt so much after that drop from that horrible tree; I must be more careful in the future,” mumbled Karna.
“You are safe now,” answered Rheill, as he rubs her shoulder gently; she smiles as she sits with him and leans her head against his shoulder.
“Thank you so much, too all of you and especially you, Rheill; you really know how to treat a lady well, when she is injured,” declared Karna.

Sana motions at Isai to do the same with her as they sit against the wall; Sana is slowly starting to like Isai more and more as the time goes on and she does sense the feeling is mutual. Although, Sana is not as sure of this matter as Isai is difficult to read. Isai does put his arm round her and, to Sana’s surprise. Isai kisses her tenderly on her left cheek. After that, he strokes her face with the back of his wrist, proving to Sana that she was right.
Isai whispers in Sana’s ear, “You are so magically beautiful, Sana, but I do not want to rush things or cause complications on our task at hand.”
She replies to Isai in the form of a whisper, so that Karna and Rheill cannot hear. “Awww, that is so sweet and I agree, no need to rush, as we will probably be here for weeks, if not months. This place looked massive from the outside and it will get more dangerous from here on.”

“Rheill, this feels lovely, may I sleep like this? I will get some rest and hopefully will be much better afterwards and I can be of some use again,” whispered Karna.
She then rests her head peacefully on Rheill’s big muscular right shoulder.
He simply replies with, “Would not have it any other way; you are so beautiful, intelligent and powerful. This is a rare combination to have, you are truly blessed, Karna.” As Karna hears those sweet and gentle words flow into her ear, she blushes slightly, but is not ashamed to show it to Isai and Sana.
She smiles and closes her eyes as she leans against him and the limestone, coloured wall.
“Awww, they look so cute together,” whispered Sana as she watches Karna sleep on Rheill’s shoulder, while he holds her in his arms.
“They do, but they probably think the same about us; close your eyes, sweetie, so we can rest now,” replied Isai.
He then smiles as Sana rests against his shoulder on the other side of the room from where Rheill and Karna are sitting; he closes his eyes tightly as Sana had already fallen asleep.

Many hours, at least six or seven must have passed; being underground they do not know if it is night or day. Although, they do know there is a water source and they now have a good number of Screamer slices to keep them healthy, for the time being. The area is as dark as a shadow without a torch, as Isai had put the torch out to conserve its energy; so, it was not burnt out entirely while they slept. Sana illuminates the torch again that is in Isai’s hand with her, Ful Rune; the area begins to glow in a bright, flickering yellow again and they can see the room once more and its contents. Next, they all take turns in drinking from the lion-headed fountain, which is exactly, the same as the one they encountered previously.
“Wonder how many days we will be underground here and we have no other clothes; I guess that is the least of our troubles,” said Karna, not relishing the lack of changing clothes, but knowing she has little choice about this at all.
“Not much we can do about the clothes part unfortunately, Karna; getting back to the task at hand, we need to search for a key to this wooden door up ahead,” replied Rheill.
“What is that gold shiny thing in the corner, not far from where you were sitting, Karna?” asked Sana, pointing to it.
Isai slowly moves the torch over it.
“Well spotted, Sana, you really pay great attention to detail!” replied Isai.
Rheill bends over to pick up the key as he knows where the door is; he also utters, “Karna, take it easy and let me take the full-frontal point for a while, as you still cannot be at a hundred percent after that fall not long ago.”
“Sure, that would be a nice idea; I feel better, still just a little bit sore,” replied Karna.
Rheill takes the lead with Karna a little bit behind; she walks pretty, well already for someone that almost was crushed and dropped from several feet high. Next, they follow the passage out of the room until they reach the wooden door, as Rheill slowly inserts the key and unlocks the seal on the door. The door opens upwards and the sound of the door rattling can be heard.
Once the door is fully opened, it reveals a huge room with two tightly, shut steel-squared portcullis doors across the room, but on the floor, are nine square-shaped, recessed pressure pads into the ground. These are much like the ones they encountered before they found Rheill’s falchion. There is also nothing abnormal about the ceiling or walls, although they still shine of limestone. All four of them look worried as it can be seen in their facial expressions; Karna begins to speak gently and quietly, “This does not bode well, my friends; could the wrong ones be traps, or open and close both doors?”
“Let me step on first pad and see what happens; the rest of you please wait outside the room, so that I can move out of the way if something happens,” said Rheill.

He boldly and surely steps on the first pad and a metal portcullis rattles and slowly begins to open automatically. However, it is not the first door that opens; it is the door behind that is now wide open. However, the first portcullis remains shut. Next, Rheill steps on the middle grey-scaled pressure plate and the front portcullis opens, which then leads the way out of the room and further into the evil, dungeon maze. As the others enter the room, the doors close as they stepped on the pressure pads as well; they all decide to step on the far pad next to the closed door, which causes the far door to re-open. Sana uses her intelligence to solve this simple puzzle; she has demonstrated again and again that she is the brains of the party. So, Sana steps on the middle one by herself, which then re-opens the first door.
“Amazing, Sana!” all three of them shout; this then alerts more Screamers as they hear the horrible shriek in the distance, but it was as loud as if it was right next to them, or very close.
Karna wields her falchion over her head and is ready for battle. She shakes off her previous injuries and pain; she is ready to kick some butt, “Karna, please be careful, sweetheart,” verbalized Rheill.
“I will… Previous mistakes only make you a better person, as well as a fighter,” responded Karna to Rheill.
Rheill readies his sword for action as well. They walk carefully into the corridor and see that there are six Screamers!
“Oh, by the Gods… there are too many!” yelled Isai.
Sana begins to think as she puts her hand on head and holds it gently, “I know what we can do. Why do we have to fight them all at once? We have two metal doors here that open when we step on the pads, but we do not know if the trees will trigger them or if Chaos designed them to only block champions.”

Karna nods and smiles at Sana, liking her plan; she decides to go out alone, “Wait here! They will follow me and make sure you only let one or two of them through the doors; also, maybe we can crush the others in the door,” she declared to the others.
The Screamers notice Karna and start to slither and move towards her from the large hall. Karna quickly runs back around the corner, praying they will follow her, as against all six they simply do not stand a chance. Luck is not on the entourage’s side as all six moved and chased her; Karna shows some brilliance of her own. She motions for Sana to close the door as one of the gigantic trees passes the first door.
Sana steps on the end pad which forces the second door to close, but the other trees are already there; the door starts to crush the remaining trees. Alas, the combined strength of the screamers overpowers the metal-grated door as four of the trees use their branches to hold up the door momentarily. This now allows a second Screamer to slip through the defences that Sana tried to use on them. Suddenly, they cannot hold the door; the four trees are smart as they step back, letting the metal-grated door slam hard into the ground and the trees avoided the contact.
“Yes! Now we have separated two of the Screamers. This will be our toughest challenge yet. To arms my brethren!” yelled Rheill.
“I will try to keep the first one occupied with me and I promise not to get hit; I will just use evasive fighting. You take the right one and protect Isai and Sana; they can aid us from a distance,” shouted Karna.
As they finished discussing, the Screamers are practically on top of Rheill; Karna is holding her sword above her head. The first tree lunges to try and grab her. She avoids the contact with amazing ease and parries the blow with her sword, showing the best defensive skill with a falchion that Rheill has ever seen in his life. As he is an experienced, two-handed fighter in his own right. Isai places his torch in his left hand as he draws out a dagger from his scabbard that he took back after defeating the white undead Mummy earlier.
“We have your backs covered!” yelled Isai, as he throws his dagger straight into the head of the tree that is attacking Karna. This caused the Screamer to shriek out loudly; meanwhile, the second tree is moving in on Rheill slowly. It raises its left branch to attack Rheill. Rheill reads the Screamer’s attack and is more than ready for it and simply moves out of the way. He slashes the arm in two as he moved out of the way with a slashing strike, which staggers the tree. Karna now realizes not taking out the branches last time was her downfall, as it left her vulnerable to attacks and to be grabbed hold of. She sees the tree is hurt by Isai’s dagger, but does not take the risk and starts to chop off its withered brown branches one at a time with her falchion.
“Sana, you must throw your dagger now! You have a clear shot because its branches are gone!” shouts Karna.
Sana does not hesitate for one second as Karna rolls out of the way on the ground, still, keeping her sword up to parry. This saves her life as the other tree lashes out at her, thinking she was an easy target on the ground, but she blocks the blow with her falchion. The throwing dagger pierces the tree right next to the spot where the Isai’s dagger is still stuck inside the Illuminant area. Suddenly, the tree collapses to the ground next to Karna. Rheill slashes away at the tree vigorously and with great malice, he is, able to cut off the remaining branches. Next, Rheill defeats the tree by slashing the illuminant area in half and it comes crashing down as well. The remaining trees scream in frustration and anger, seeing others of their species, being killed behind the door.
“Phew… that was tough! Grab the ranged weapons you two; we got four more to slay and they seem angry that we killed their friends,” said Karna.
“If the trees would be friendly and just leave us in peace, we would not have had to kill them,” replied Rheill.

Both Isai and Sana grab their projectile weapons from the fallen Screamers. Suddenly, one of the Screamer learns it can put its branches through the squared holes of the metal door and grabs hold of Sana while another branch holds Isai as well.
The Screamers intend to crush them through the bars.
“Help us!” they both yell desperately. Suddenly, Rheill and Karna leap with great altitude and come down with jumping slashes on each of their branches and slicing them off. The two giant trees shriek in pain and agony as Sana and Isai are freed. Although, this time they were not held so high in the air as it was unable to lift them due to the door’s restrictions.
Karna explains their new strategy, “Move away from the door, you two; now we have a plan. We can weaken them, let them try to grab me and Rheill; we can simply just slash the branches off, leaving them defenceless.”
Karna’s plan works like a charm; Sana and Isai take the plan even further to success. They managed to somehow throw their daggers through the holes in the door with incredible accuracy and precision. It magnificently dispatches two of the screamers as both missile weapons land perfectly in the illuminant areas, knocking them down, which leaves only two Screamers remaining.
“Let’s finish them off, but remember the last two have branches still!” yells Rheill
“Yes, we have felt their wrath once too often,” replied Sana.
Isai, re-opens the door using the pad as Karna readies herself for evasion once more. The two Screamers try to grab Rheill this time as they saw Karna’s defense was too good from their fallen species. This played into Karna’s hands perfectly; she ignores the branches that grab Rheill. Karna fully knows Rheill’s skill as a barbarian and he can cut himself out. With them being vulnerable on the ground, she just jumps on them and thrusts her blade straight into the life source one at a time as Rheill frees himself with his own blade. The party celebrates in their victory over the six dead Screamers.
“We did it! By using our combined skills, knowledge, and intellect, we outfought and outsmarted them,” roared Karna in a bold voice as she wipes the sweat from her brow.
“We now have a ton of food as well; can you and Rheill begin cutting the Screamers up into slices for me, so that I can pack them up tidily in our backpacks as there is too much for me alone to carry? Could you please do this after you have fully recovered from your fatigue, after that intense battle?” Sana asked Karna.
“You were amazing, Karna! I have never seen such skill with a blade,” said Rheill to Karna as he smiles at her.
She smiles back and starts to chop the first tree for Sana. As she does that, Rheill secretly looks at her gorgeous and cute bum when she is bending over to hand Sana the provisions. Once Rheill had sampled enough of the product with his brown, hazel eyes, he then starts to help Karna cut up the remaining trees.
Sana asks Isai a question, “Isai, I need your help; can you carry some provisions, we have loads already, more than I ever hoped for. I feel a lot safer to take more than I can carry in my backpack as I will not be able to move if I over encumber myself. We need as much as we can carry as a group, we do not know what awaits us ahead; some areas could be without food for a few days. I would have asked Karna or Rheill but they need to carry their weapons and soon maybe armour, if we can find some.”
Isai simply replies with, “Sure, Sana!”

Ten minutes have now passed since Rheill and Karna were using their falchion blades to cut up the Screamer-sliced provisions into nice, neat piles. This was done so they could be packed inside Sana’s and Isai’s backpacks for efficiency and quickness so they could be packed easier, though it took an additional five minutes of time to sort them. Karna and Rheill both clean their blades from the juice of the Screamers and then sheath their fine swords, placing them inside of their scabbards.
Karna is back to one hundred percent health. It seems she did not miss a beat in that long and hard-fought battle; she takes point again as the protector. They then move around the corner into the new large dungeon hall. Before them is a garden; it is covered with small and short green grass and plants that are mysteriously growing here. It is an eerie sight, as they all look at each other and wonder how on earth plants and grass can grow inside a place like this. There are also a few red roses here; Rheill secretly takes one and hides it inside of his backpack.
The dungeon seems to branch out to the left; the huge greenhouse-like hall, continues forward a little bit more with a left niche at the end.
“How in the name of Crom are there plants even growing on top of this solid, rocky ground? It is beyond me, or maybe the natural habitat really is plant life here, where Chaos built his evil creation,” observed Isai.
“Not sure, Isai, could be he made this to trick us and have the trees attack people from behind, who knows?” replied Sana.
“Let’s continue in this area first,” demanded Karna, but in a gentle suggestive, tone of voice.
“Good idea, Karna,” replied Rheill, keeping it very professional and saving the romance and flirting for a time when they are resting or eating alone. Karna swiftly moves forward; she scouts a little bit ahead and checks out the niche. Next, she finds another golden key hanging off a hook attached to one of the limestone coloured walls; she grabs it and places it inside of her pouch.
“Karna, looks like the only way onwards is the side-passage back in this main greenhouse,” said Isai.
“I found another golden key; it was simply hanging upside down from a hook, which was very strange. Why would trees have a key here?” wondered Karna aloud.
“A very good point you make, Karna; nonetheless, we should move on with our quest to save the world. Nothing makes sense in this place, anyway!” said Sana to the others.

They head back to the main area of the greenhouse and now they smell the horrid odour of the decomposing trees, which they had slain earlier; with the life source gone, they wither even more. All four of them hold their noses as they head down the corridor. They feel a slight breeze as they enter this corridor; there should not be any wind at all as they are underground. Nonetheless, they ignore the breeze and move slowly forward, which then takes a right turn and leads to another metal, locked portcullis gate with squares in it.
“At least we do not need to backtrack this time as we have the key and I am going to open the door,” said Karna.
Karna inserts the key into the lock and slowly opens, up the door.
The passage goes forward another thirty paces and comes to a left turn with a square pressure plate on the floor and another steel door with rectangle holes in it. Next to the pad is a huge boulder that is coloured grey and looks very old; it for sure does not match the limestone dungeon walls.
“What the hell! Why is there a freaking boulder here?” asked Rheill of the rest of the group.
“No idea!” replied Sana.
All of them then decide to step on the pressure pad; the door opens, but when they try to enter the door it closes ferociously fast, making a thunderous, crashing sound that echoes throughout the corridor that they are standing in. Karna quickly pulls Rheill out of the way just in the nick of time. He is stunned for a few short moments and then gasps, “Thank you, Karna, you saved me this time!”
“That was too close, Rheill! Now it is you not paying attention like that pit earlier,” Karna said, giggling back at him.
“Seems this plate needs to be held down, perhaps?” asked Sana.
“Surely, using the boulder is enough, but it seems too damn easy!” replied Isai.
Rheill bends over and kneels, down as he picks up the boulder with relative ease; Karna takes a bit of her own time to watch Rheill show off his strength, but more importantly to view his body. She examines him up and down with her amazing hazel eyes. She views his strongly-built and impressive frame, which is clearly visible as he is only wearing his barbarian hide. His lower private parts are covered; however; she gets a great sample of the goods on his upper body and absolutely loves what she is watching right now. Karna then curls her lips into a gorgeous and sly smile in the background.
Next, he places the boulder down gently, remembering not to throw it like before and making a huge racket.
“Well, at least you did not make Sana shake her head, this time you, big brute!” joked Karna.
This makes all four of them have some fun and laughter; the door then suddenly rattles open slowly. They stop laughing and all is silent and the way is now open. The pathway goes around a corner and they cannot see any further from their vantage point.

They quietly and silently go around the corner to see another huge undead Mummy dressed in white bandages from head to toe; it is the same height as the one before. It is not as big as the Screamers; it stands at least six feet tall. There is a huge whistling sound, almost like the wind; they can also see an enormous swirling vortex, which explains why they felt that chill earlier when they entered the previous corridor. The vortex is coloured light-blue and it is situated at the front of a left-sided niche; it is as large as the space covering the dead end completely, so there is no way around it. The Mummy is standing next to a reinforced wooden door.
“Another Mummy!” whispered Karna, almost silently as she did not want to attract the Mummy’s attention. Next, she draws her sword as soundlessly as she can; the Mummy is facing the other way. Karna prepares herself to take the Mummy’s head right off, of it’s shoulders. Suddenly, as Karna reaches the vortex, she is sucked inside as she got too close to it… she disappears from existence. Suddenly, the Mummy turns around, as Rheill yells out loudly, “KARNA!”
Rheill then readies his falchion for battle; however, the Mummy punches him in right in the face before he is ready and Rheill goes down hard to the ground. He tries to shake it off.
“The torch, Isai, use the torch again!” cried Sana.
Isai attempts to use the torch to set the Mummy on fire, but it was just not to be. It was just not Isai’s night on this occasion, as the evil Mummy knocks the torch flying into the Vortex.
“I am fine. It seems to be just some kind of Warp Gate… WHAT THE HECK?!” shouted Karna, as she ducks out of the way of the incoming burning torch that flies through into the vortex.
Meanwhile, Rheill gets back to his feet; he has a busted lip from the Mummy’s huge right hand and he is now ticked off. Rheill’s eyes are full of rage and fury.
“Sana, please stay back and well away; it is pitch black and we cannot see,” declared Rheill.
Sana moves backwards, holding the walls until she is beyond the door that was opened by the boulder; Rheill strikes wildly and recklessly, trying to find the Mummy in the darkness. Finally, he manages to find the Mummy and lops the head of the Mummy from its shoulders. The Mummy finally slumps down and collapses.
“The Mummy is down, but just stay there until we get the torch back, Sana,” yelled Rheill.
“Isai, what the hell were you trying to do; burn me or something!?” shouted Karna, wanted to know why the torch came flying towards her.
“No, the Mummy knocked the torch out of my hands and into the vortex; sorry, Karna,” yelled Isai.
“There is another golden key here and an apple on the ground; though, nothing else is inside the room. Next, Karna grabs both the red apple and gold key; she then places them inside her backpack.
I am going to see if I can get back out of here; I will go towards the vortex to see if it works both ways. The torch is almost burnt out, but I am going to bring it back anyway,” shouted Karna.
She then goes towards the vortex and it sucks her back out. She quickly rushes over to tend to Rheill’s bleeding lip; she wipes it softly with her hand.
“Are you okay, Rheill?” she asked, while rubbing his head gently with her right hand. He mumbles under her left hand, “I am fine, Karna, are you okay?”
“I am great, it was just a warp gate; I found the key to this reinforced door as well. Let’s take a few minutes to rest from the battle,” answered Karna to Rheill.
After resting for a bit; Karna moves closer to the brown, wooden, reinforced door. She then opens it slowly with her golden key and the passage is revealed, which looks to be a winding passage. Next, she hands Isai back the dying torch as they are ready to press on deeper and further into Chaos’ evil dungeon.

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