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In Progress Catacombs of Codexia

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by MercantileInterest, Aug 6, 2018.

  1. Usury Arcane

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    Step after weary step, stone after broken stone, your worn calfskin boots carry you ever higher. The wind whips about every way and the grass flickers like smoke in its grasp. You clutch your cloak tight about you, for even in the sunlight the air chills like ice. High above, dark forms circle, shrieking. Before you, the tumbled ruins stretch up on all the slopes into the mountains. Great megaliths lie stumbled like a child's blocks. The fraying grass has swallowed up smaller bricks whole.

    The wind rises to a howl, catching the cloak so it streams behind. The gale knocks you over. You try to struggle aright but the force of the wind only increases. Low to the earth, grass stalks across your face, you crawl into the shelter of a megalith. There, a pause for breath follows. Suddenly, the dirt gives way beneath.

    ***​

    You awake suddenly and the soil slides off your face as you right yourself. A faint glow of starlight traces the outlines of your hands. Above, a sliver of the moon may be seen through a gap in the roof. 'There's no getting back that way,' you think.

    [​IMG]
    You unloop a torch from your belt and strike up a spark with your flint. You are within a small earth hewn chamber filled with broken pots. Whatever the pots once held is now dust. The air is stale and reeks of death. You follow a narrow corridor out, passing another small room entirely full of bones.

    You enter a dining chamber. Cracked, empty plates sit on ancient tables. Dark lanterns hang from the ceiling beams. The air feels close and choking.

    You encounter a warpig.

    The warpig attacks!

    [​IMG]
    The warpig's attack has no effect.

    action (open)

    (1) Flee

    (2) Fight

    (3) Reason

    (4) Intimidate

    (5) Bribe


    current inventory (open)

    Nothing

    current map (open)
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    Current XP: 7
     
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Warpig Damage Total: 8
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2018
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  2. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    (5) Bribe

    Potentially becoming BetaBuxx is the warpig's only hope.
     
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  3. Swampy_Merkin Learned Possibly Retarded

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    (4) Intimidate

    I'll show that beast who's Alpha-hog.
     
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  4. laclongquan Arcane

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    (2) Fight

    Close encounter, may the best win.
     
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  5. Reinhardt Arcane

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    (3) Reason like civilized people.
     
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  6. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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  7. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    2. I'm a maxed barbarian.
     
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  8. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Gut the fuck and use his hide as a trophy.
     
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  9. Usury Arcane

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    note (open)
    Added map and inventory to the original post. Because the dice rolling mechanic needs a post to have been posted, you may catch me in the middle of making an update. Come back in few minutes and everything should be done.


    You strike at the warpig.

    17!

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    The warpig is dead. You feel a strange tingling in the tips of your fingers.

    Loot: 1 slab of bacon

    An attempt to skin the warpig shreds his hide due to using a clumsy shortsword.

    action (open)

    1A: Explore west.
    1B: Explore east.
    1C: Explore north.
    1D: Explore south.

    OR search a room.

    2A: The feast chamber.
    2B: The bone room.
    2C: The pottery room (where you entered the catacombs.)
     
    Usury rolled 20-sided di(c)e: Striking at warpig Total: 33
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2018
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  10. Reinhardt Arcane

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    2C is the only right way.
     
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  11. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    2A) You have bacon, the Feast Chamber might be the only place you can use it adequately.
     
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  12. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    2b
     
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  13. Reinhardt Arcane

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    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Dayyālu Arcane

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    2B.

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    They breed quickly down there in the dark, but perhaps we can slay them even faster.


    :M

    Are we male or female? For reasons.
     
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  15. Reinhardt Arcane

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    :codexisforindividualswithgenderidentityissues:
     
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  16. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I would like to change my vote to
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  17. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    2b...
     
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  18. Usury Arcane

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    [​IMG]
    You leave the slain porcine carcass, pass through the stifling air of the corridor and enter the room of dusty bones. It is dry as old paper in the desert. There are heaped up ribs and skulls, femurs and fingerbones, ankles and spines. All the bones are thrown together unsorted. Some scraps of skin still trail off the ends like parchment or wisps of cobweb. Among the fragments of human skeletons lay the remnants of horses, dogs and stranger beasts. You cannot enter the room without lightly kicking bones aside and a wave of dust rises. Your own ribs heave with coughing. You stoop, balancing yourself with a hand against the wall. After another round of coughing, you straighten.

    A groaning like a leather cord being stretched taut sounds through the room. The bone heap rustles like a pile of ants. With a stuttering clacking, a skull attaches to a spine, ribs flex together, legs and arms straighten up. A skeletal figure rises. The bone-wizards of Saeph Spaz may be able to distinguish whether a corpse was once male or female merely by its shape but you cannot. However, the tasteful gold plated brassiere hung about the skeleton's rib cage offers a clue. Its eyes are empty but it stretches a clawed hand towards you. Fear seizes you.

    Suddenly, the figure sighs faintly with a whisper of dust and collapses with all its rattling pieces rolling about on the floor. You breath in.

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    The tingling in your hands has grown worse.

    action (open)

    1A: Explore west.
    1B: Explore east.
    1C: Explore north.
    1D: Explore south.

    OR rest in a room.

    2A: The feast chamber.
    2B: The bone room.
    2C: The pottery room.

    Gender of protagonist to be revealed.
     
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  19. Lithium Flower Magister

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    So you did learn something from Bakker after all.

    2C. Let's rest in a room that we have already "cleared". Perhaps we can hide inside a particularly large pot.
     
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  20. Dayyālu Arcane

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    Necromancy is a thing. As are beast-men.

    Tingling is worrying, though we aren't tired yet. Daring and courage! Explore South (1d).

    Golden brassiere give me some Frank Thorne flashbacks. Eh.

    Uh.....what I was going to say?
     
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  21. ItsChon Cipher Patron

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    2C
     
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  22. Reinhardt Arcane

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  23. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    1D. No rest for the wicked.
     
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  24. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    2C
     
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  25. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Rest in the bone room.
     
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