…from the August, 1958 issue
Delving In The Dungeon: Part 7 “biff, bam, thank you, ma’am!”
Fergus aims a mighty axe blow at the shambler’s midsection and hits hard, but his axe becomes caught in the tough fibers that make up the creature’s “skeleton”. Unfortunately, the shambler manages to deal him a hard whack to the ribs with its arm.
Duncan, seeing the creature is swinging an arm to hit him, slashes at the arm with his sword. A good chunk of goo is knocked off and the arm is deflected. Duncan takes no damage.
Amalia stands off to the left and fires an arrow into the shambler’s upper arm. It seems to have no effect.
Periwinkle keeps behind the two fighters. She is wondering if a backstab attempt is worth trying.
Knute guards Erasmus, but he wishes that he was in the thick of things.
Erasmus moves to the right and casts a Magic Missile spell. The missile hits the shambler in the leg, blasting off a small chunk of goo.
The Shambler gurgles and keeps on fighting.
Fergus, his ribs aching from the creature’s blow, shouts a curse and rips his axe free.
Duncan slashes at the shamblers arm, but misses.
Amalia aims for the head of the beast and scores a hit. The arrow pierces one of the eyes, but the shambler barely seems to notice.
Periwinkle decides to try a backstab and moves around behind the shambler.
Knute shouts encouragement to the fighters.
Erasmus sends off another Magic Missile, hitting the shambler in the chest. It blows a large amount of muck from the creature.
The Shambler swings both arms at Fergus but misses him.
Fergus again swings for the midsection and scores a critical hit! Large amounts of grey-green goo begin to ooze from the wound. The shambler thrashes about wildly.
Duncan plunges his sword clean through the beasts upper arm.
Amaila fires another arrow, but misses.
Periwinkle backstabs the creatures midsection and it thrashes even more that before.
Knute gives forth with a triumphant shout.
Erasmus nods approvingly.
The Shambling Mound thrashes, but does not attack.
After a few more attacks by the party, the shambler collapses into what looks like a wet compost pile.
Fergus has some bruised ribs, which Erasmus mostly heals with a Cure Light Wounds spell. Everyone else is just fine, tho a bit winded. After a few minutes rest, you continue down the passageway. Not far along, you come to a wet mucky area that was probably the lair of the shambler.