Mxl slowly caught his breathe as he placed another set of ladders. “Dammit” he said to himself, “when will that stupid company make ropes?”
Placing another ladder and torch, he climed down another 10 meters and repeated the action.
Peering down the hole, he could finally see the cavern floor.
“Three freaking weeks, four fake maps, and five migrain headaches…this cavern better be the one. IQ is paying me a shitload of money to scout these emerald biomes.” (Not really - its RP)
Mxl stopped for a minute, closed his eyes, and slowed his breathing. Taking a knee, he listened and inhaled slowly. He could hear faint clattering meaning archers were down there somewhere. His nostrils meanwhile detected the faint musty odor of spider hair.
“i’ll have to be careful down there…good thing Claire gave me this cloaking device.” Mxl put the device around his wrist and moved the setting from 0 to 3. His body shimmered for a few seconds and then he was invisible.
Climbing down the ladder, he stopped at the bottom and got his bearings.
It was huge…Mxl had not seen a natural cave this big but had often dug them, if not bigger ones.
“There has to be something of value here somewhere” he muttered as he snuck off. The cloaking device, while useful, was not foolproof. While mobs could not see him, they could hear and smell him if he was not close. Kinda like those hairs on the back of your neck that stand up? Well…mobs have those too.
“Sand, Stone, Sandstone…hey! Some coal! Maybe this aint a waste…”
Mxl’s boot caught rough edges of the coal block and he tumbled down a small shaft.
Getting his bearings and drawing his blade in case anything heard him, he laid low for a few minutes. When he was sure the coast was clear, he dropped a torch.
“Holy smokes! Look at all this ore! So much I don’t think I can carry it back.” Mxl grabbed his camera and was about to take a picture when he heard a small fuse light up. He had time to turn and see the creeper and yell “Oh shit!” as it blew up.
To be continued…