The sword glowed brighter as he inched forward through the darkness, but still he could not see very far: only the stale air and the echoes of water droplets falling into stagnant pools reminded him he was deep within the cave.
The creatures were here, he could feel their eyes bore into him. They had not struck out at him yet, but they would when he crept near enough. Even now only their fear of his weapon held them from howling and leaping onto him. When they did, they would find his blade as impressively sharp as it was bright.