As you start shinnying down the rope the smell fills your nostrils and you feel like your stomach is trying to escape thru your throat. You gulp down in an effort to keep from getting sick but your queasiness is quickly ~orgotten as you feel searing pain from your legs. Hundreds of small, sharp teeth have sunk into your leg and are chewing thru your clothing. You kick and flail and rats fly thru the air in all directions. But some are still hanging on and others come running and jump up onto your clothes and snap their sharp little teeth into you.
You decide to...
try to climb back up
jump down and fight
try a super sleep spell with one hand