After The Fall: EarthFall

Week One Act 4: Fight with the Golem Pt2

As the whistle fades into the wind of the desert Victor fumbles on his belt for one of the glass grenades and sets the sandpaper primer for a short burn of maybe 3-4 seconds.
Gunfire erupts from a few of the scattered men and women at the creature’s feet momentarily distracting it. One massive hand goes up to cover its face just as Victor fires his rifle, the bullet tearing through the creature’s hand and entering the metallic half of its head. The crunch and screech of gears fills the air and a black viscous fluid flies out of the wound like an exploding balloon.

“Stand Away Foul Demon!” You hear a voice call loudly. The old man, one hand raised commandingly towards the Golem, the other holding the bent staff above his head like a lightning rod towards the heavens, strides forward to stand before the Golem. For a moment the creature pauses in its bellowing and rampage steam boiling off the melted glass along its side and black fluid pumping angrily from the head wound.

“And for your lifeblood I will require a reckoning: from every beast I will require it and from man. From his fellow man I will require a reckoning for the life of man. Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed!”
The old man finishes with a flourish and slams the end of the battered staff against the dune.

Nothing happens.

The creature’s fist slams down onto the old man’s head with a sickening crunch that sounds like a mix of smashed trail crackers and broken glass. The ripple of the impact rolls up through the body of the Golem the metal groaning and creaking from the impact and sand from years in the desert puffs off the creature’s body in a thick yellow-white mist.

For a moment everything is still. The creature lifts its arm up from the sand trailing a black and red mist of body parts that leave no mistake that the old man did not live through the attack. The Golem lets out a bellow of satisfaction that rolls across the dunes like a drumbeat.

Victor tosses the grenade as the rest of the party opens fire.

Simon what do you want to do?
Josh I need a card.


Simon will answer tonight or tomorrow and I will post.


Ezra continues shooting.

4 of hearts


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