“We’ve got them!” the orc commander squealed triumphantly. He ordered his troops to slow their pursuit. “Those sun lovers aren’t going anywhere,” he said. “Around that corner the floor has fallen away. Not even that blasted elf can jump that far.”
He sent one of his troopers to peer around the corner. He fell dead, an arrow through one eye.
“See?” the commander shouted. “That elf is standing to fight! They’re trapped!”
The platoon crept up to the corner. “There are twenty of us,” the commander began.
“Nineteen,” interjected one of the orcs. “Krugagsh has an arrow in his brain.”
“Which just proves that elves are fine marksmen and able to hit very small targets,” countered the commander. “Now shut up and listen. We’re going to rush them all at once. The elf might get one or two of us, but he can’t get us all. Ready?”
The orcs growled, not really convinced but resigned to obey.
The commander growled and they rushed around the corner, those in the front ranks braced for arrows. But none came.
Down the corridor, a twenty foot section of floor had, indeed, fallen away. But spanning the gap was a glowing rope bridge anchored to the floor on each end. The commander knew that it hadn’t been there yesterday.
“Let’s go, you rat eaters!” he growled. “If they can cross it, we can cross it…”
Spell Level: M2
Duration: 1 hour + 1 turn/level
This spell creates a magical rope bridge which secures itself automatically and can be crossed single file. The maximum weight on the bridge at one time is 1000 pounds and it can take up to 100 points of damage. The maximum distance which can be spanned is 10 feet plus 5 feet per level of the caster.
The wizard bridge vanishes immediately when the spell expires or if the casting magic-user dispels it.