Bink saw something, a very loud something falling from the ceiling of the cavern and landing with a plopping sound on the ground about 20 feet away. As the party turned to inspect the strange occurrence a being about 3 feet tall looking solidly built. The creatures grey skin and bald head tickled a memory of something Bink had read once, but couldn’t recall.
The rogue said, “We want to be your friend.” To which the creature mumbled some arcane sounding words and began to blur from sight.
Almost without thinking, Bink ran to the spot where the creature was fading from sight and grabbed onto the back of its padded tunic.
The spell interrupted the creature returned to normal visibility, “Hold on there! We want to talk!”
At his words the creature simply shook his head as if it didn’t understand. Bink thought a moment and speaking in the ancient tongue he had studied and transcribed so much said in Draconic, “Do you speak Draconic?”
With a surprised look on its face it said, “Yes, of course I speak Draconic!” It then made an exasperated expression as it realized it had given away information about itself.
Bink turned to his companions and informed them that the creature speaks Draconic and apparently not much Common.
Devon, the dwarven cleric, whispers a prayer and turns to the dwarf that Bink strongly suspects is not really a dwarf and asks him a couple questions, receiving answers that seem to satisfy him. Bink speaks up and says, “I know you think he is your cousin, but I suspect that it is the drow in disguise and not really your cousin.” Devon then turns to the apparent dwarf and asks, “Are you the Drow in disguise as my cousin?” to which the dwarf answers “No, I am not the drow disguised as your cousin.”
Devon then smiles in triumph and looking around says, “There! My god has told me that he tells the truth!”
Devon then turns to the creature Bink is holding and says, “What is your name?”
“Why are you here?”
“Because I’m running away from them!”
“Them? Them who?”
“Duh! the ones trying to kill me!”
“Yes, and the bugbears, and the goblins, and Mezznmer (sp?) as well as whatever else he has with him!”
Bink passed this information on to the others but Pytor was already fascinated with the structure they had been about to enter. Just as Pytor stepped through the door 6 skeletons charged up swords swinging. Bink dropped the creature to go assist with the skeletons The fighter, Kildrak, swung his sword an destroyed one the gnome like creature muttered some more arcane sounding words and a cone of fire flew from his hands disintegrating 2 of the skeletons and leaving one barely standing at the same time the cleric held up his holy sign and spoke a word of power turning the remaining skeletons!
The skeletons destroyed Bink turned back to find the gnome only to find him missing as well as the supposed cousin of the cleric!