OGRES AND VAMPIRES AND GROCS—OH, MY!
THE RINGS OF ICE SPELL VS. THE GOODYEAR TIRE
Greetings, most honored reader!
Welcome again to our Rumble in the Stone Jungle as our heroes finally square off against the bad guys. It’s 5 vs. 722, and of that 722, 2 are Nosferatu, vampires, which is probably enough by itself to kill our friends, one of whom is dying, another a tortured captive, another over-the-hill/retired, and the last two still relatively wet behind the ears.
Yes, sadly (or frighteningly!) Gelmut and Anasha are probably more than enough to take out all five of our heroes. Indeed, I’ve waxed eloquently (and ineloquently) ad nauseum on the danger and powers of vampires, namely, HERE, HERE, and most recently, HERE, when I expounded on “Vichzack’s Vital Vampiric Strength Calculator,” detailing how the number of vampires under a vampire lord’s control adds to his or her strength. And since both Gelmut and Anasha each control many vampires, they’re both horrendously strong.
In short, I’ve said of vampires that “They’re stronger than an ogre, faster than a mongoose, and tougher than an all-seasonal Goodyear Tire (not that anyone on the Wyrld has paid attention to this warning, having never seen a Goodyear tire, much less a tire, for that matter). You, however, honored reader, are quite familiar with such tires, and you know how well they can stand the abrasion of the road and rocks, the heat of summer, and even the bitter cold of winter.
In other words, Nikki’s just revealed her shiny new spell, Rings of Ice, and naturally wants to try it out. Will she find out that Anasha’s skin is more than up to the “wintery” challenge?
Please join me next week, dear reader, to find out!
May the blessings of the Cognescentii shower upon you,