The red dragon that had passed itself off as Ros Dos-Denarg, priestess of Jovan, glowered at the party from amid the ancient draconic ruins.
“Stand back!” cried Iffy the mage. “I’ve got a spell I’ve been saving for a situation like this!” Flipping through her spellbook in a whirl, she cried out an incantation and cast a pinch of ashes from a cursed fire onto the ground in front of her.
A pentagram spread upon the ground, serving as a gateway to the nether realms of the Abyss, from whence a terrifying demon with stunted wings and full red eyes pulled itself. It was gross, bloated, and reeking, far from the terrible demon one would expect from such a portal.
“Ugh, what IS that thing?” cried Tinuviel the halfling rogue.
“It smells awful!” added Adenan the halfling battlemistress.
“It’s a dretch,” said Iffy. “It can cast a spell of stinking cloud that should give us an edge against the dragon.”
“So wait,” said Chanel the elf cleric. “Did you just summon a fart demon to help us against the red dragon?”
“She did!” Tinuviel shouted. “She summoned a fart demon!”
“I did not! It’s nothing of the sort!” Iffy snapped back.
At that moment, the dretch loosed its attack. A pea-green soup of fog issued forth from the demon with a sphincter-rattling raspberry, flooding a good part of the chamber and sending Adenan gagging for clear air.
“Yeah. It’s a fart demon,” she said after the retching stopped. “It’s a fart demon.