Part Two: The Tunnels.
The team found themselves standing outside of the arena where a hidden set of stairs led down under the earth. It wasn't hard to see that the tunnel was used to get around fast for workers of the arena. But when the arena wasn't used often the place could be used as a lair if someone was smart enough to not draw attention to themselves. Mashyuu blinked a few times and let his night vision kick in. He moved down the stone steps and into the large tunnels, leaving the light of day behind the pair. Mashyuu pointed at the sliding door and motioned for Itsu to shut it behind them just to be safe. With a great heave, Itsu grabbed a strap and pulled, sliding the door shut. "Mashyuu, I can't see."
Itsu complained. "Itsu, stop complaining. Just give me a minute."
Mashyuu snapped. He could never understand why people couldn't wait for a moment or so to get things done right. Mashyuu reached out and grabbed a torch from the wall and pulled it down. Almost lazily he shoved his hand into the pocket of his brown pants and pulled out a single strike match. As he ran it against the wall it flickered to life. A moment later he was handing Itsu a torch that danced with fire. She smiled at Mashyuu and placed the torch in her left hand. The tunnel the two stood in was long, wide and some might even mistake it as a long house it was so spacious. Clearly this was something that was once meant for leading monsters and fighters through the arena without bothering innocents. Now it wasn't clear what the tunnels were used for.
Itsu trailed behind Mashyuu while the two walked, giving him plenty of space to move in case something happened and he needed to act fast. Mashyuu stalked the tunnel, his left hand rested on the hilt of his blade, ready to draw it up at a moments notice while his ever vigilant eyes glanced about the room to make sure that nothing was coming their way. Surprisingly it was Itsu who noticed the first sign of trouble. She grabbed Mashyuu's shoulder and pulled him backwards while pointing to the ground. "You're dark vision didn't pick it up, but the torch let light bounce off a piece of metal, look."
She pointed some twenty meters down the hall and Mashyuu noticed a large mine field blocking off their path. "Ughh, shame I can't be a fire slayer too eh?"
Mashyuu laughed and sighed. He could easily get across half of that but not the other half with his magic, and Itsu wouldn't be able to pass either. They needed to figure out a way across without getting caught in an explosion. Mashyuu and Itsu found themselves sitting on the ground, going over their options when suddenly Mashyuu's ears twitched. a lot of something small was coming their way.
Mashyuu sprang up to his feet, his left hand extended and a bow appeared in his palm while he took aim down the hall back the way the two came. His dark vision allowed him to see a swarm of small spiders sprinting at him. Mashyuu pulled back his bow, sensing the magical power in them and whispered. "Hail of Arrows."
He released his bowstring and from the web like bow he held a volley of small but powerful arrows slammed into the spiders, causing them to explode. That was it, Mashyuu knew what to do. "Itsu, I have a plan, but it is going to require your magic, not mine..."
Itsu glared at Mashyuu, she didn't like the idea at all but it was better than nothing. Mashyuu held Itsu's torch and sat on a chair of stone he had made out of the side of the wall, slightly off the ground so that his feet were about a foot up. Itsu stood at the ready, her magic already flared up and activated. As more spiders drew near Mashyuu nodded at Itsu. "GO!"
Itsu took off in a break neck sprint and vanished, appearing for only a half moment before she vanished again, the spiders behind her set off the mines and Itsu teleported back to where she came from. The tunnel rattled and before more spiders could come, Mashyuu used his geokinesisis to pull a wall down to block off the tunnel. "Looks like we aren't getting out that way."
Mashyuu joked while Itsu glared at the man again for putting her in danger. She reached out and snatched the torch out of his hands. "Mashyuu, you're lucky that went as smooth as you said it would!"
Mashyuu and Itsu walked down the hall, and rounded a corner that led to a massive circular room. In the center of it were three men with bags tied to their waist hanging off their belts and a massive man all leaned over a table and going over some sort of plan. The larger man looked up at the two Wizards and smiled wide. "Well look here boys, we have ourselves some real wizards this time, not just another Rune Knight. Lets show em what happens to people who get in the middle of our affairs."
The leader said and opened his palms, causing small explosions to go off in his palms.
The Sabertooth Wizards took a fighting stance and prepared for battle. "Itsu..." "I got the three with the bags, just worry about the leader, and Mashyuu... Try not to kill him."
Mashyuu grinned at her and thought for a moment. "Ya know, we have been walking these halls for about an hour. I bet the sun is down at this point."
Itsu couldn't help but crack a smile and nod. "You're right."
She drew her dagger and pointed it at the three men. "Rise, Hewy, Dewy, and Luey!"
Itsu commanded and as she finished speaking the dagger emitted a dark red glow and before her three skeletal soldiers sprouted from the ground and raised lethal looking great swords in their bony hands. "Defeat the men with bags, don't hold back!"
Itsu ordered her undead fighters. The skeletons cackled manically for a moment then dashed straight at the men, ready to fight.