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Completed [Play-by-Post] Magic World/BRP: "In Search of the Sorcerer"

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by nikolokolus, Oct 19, 2016.

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    Mab chuckles lightly, "Or the forests of the north my friend."
     
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    After a poor breakfast of dried meat and hard biscuits, the troupe begins the long slog back up the mountain. In the rain and heavy mist, the hike is slow going, but eventually after several hours you come to the same familiar granite rock-face just below the summit.

    At least one person needs to make a climb check because of the slick rock to pass the crux of the climb, or you can all try to pass individual climb checks.
     
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    The lazy, shirking priest of the dead, surprisingly takes the lead. He cinches a loop of rope around his waist and starts carefully picking his way up the treacherous blocks. After a tense minute he pulls himself up over the last boulder and tosses the rope down, making everybody else's climbing much easier

    (everyone else gets an "easy" climb check -- double your skill)
     
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  5. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Learned

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    Cormac gets to the top and takes a break, with his flask.
     
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    [1d100] = 56 vs 90

    Thanks Cormac.
     
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    Climb (49): [1d100] = 95 Easy climb = 98 Good on you, Cormac!
     
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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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  10. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Borric's thewy arms grab hold of the rope and he practically runs up side of the mountain

    Ker's climb roll [1d100] = 68 vs. Climb 130
    Ker likewise scampers up the rope confidently and lightly, vaulting himself over the last stretch with a flourish
     
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  11. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Wayward Son Just need a roll for Mab
     
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  13. nikolokolus Arcane

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    The group finds themselves high on the shoulders of the same mountain they just descended a few hours ago and after 20 or 30 more minutes of climbing, you reach the shallow declivity that marks the base of the summit. Visibility is quite poor in the thick moisture laden clouds, but you have no difficulty walking to the edge of the ruined broch.

    Everything is much as you left it when you descended. All trace of the portal and stairs into the depths of the earth is gone as though it had never been.
     
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    Urash looks for an obvious trail or path that could have been taken by a fleeing party.

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    Here's a Search roll, in case it's required; [1d100] = 47vs 45. Drat.
     
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    Rhenmyr compares the area to what was shown in Ymae's magic and begins looking for tracks in the most likely spot for where Oona and the wolfmen were ambushed.

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    I'll edit in a tracking roll when I get home.
     
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    Cormac looks at his own tracks. "Yes, it looks like Mab found something." Cormac rubs his chin as he inspects his own tracks.

    [1d100] = 45 vs 33
     
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  20. Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Learned

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    Cormac follows the path of his tracks for a few yards. "I think the tracks lead back down...uh well maybe not." Cormac turns with a sheepish look on his face. "I don't think they went that way. What are we going to do now?"
     
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  22. nikolokolus Arcane

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    The cold, wet rain continues to fall, and the dense bank of low clouds shows no sign of dispersing.
     
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    "Hmm. Maybe we need a new perspective, a fresh pair of eyes."

    Urash takes his bird and whispers something, then instructs the bird to fly high and circle around to get a good look at the surroundings.

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    Casting Bird's Vision : [1d100] = 66 vs 89
     
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    Urash sends the bird aloft and a dozen or so seconds later his eyes adjust to the bird's perspective. For perhaps a minute all is grey formlessness, and then finally the bird breaks through the clouds and the brilliance of the sun assaults your vision. When you overcome this temporary blindness, you look around and see a pillowy sea of white rolling beneath you for miles and miles. You scan the horizon and make out the tiniest hint of mountain peaks to the far north and the east. To the south is nothing but clouds. Lastly, to your west you can see little islands of trees poking up through the clouds at sparse intervals far away, but one thing catches your eye that seems to defy comprehension north and west of you.

    Beyond the summit of Mynnydd Torri and the saw-toothed crags that flank it to the north and south in a long ridge, you see a "hump" of green poking through the clouds at a distance you first judge to be a few miles away, but after a double-take, you reassess and surmise the distance is more like 20 or perhaps 30 miles distant. What seems so odd is a shape that doesn't match its size. If you didn't know any better you would say you are looking at the crown and boughs of a vast oak tree, but an oak that is hundreds or perhaps thousands of feet tall and just as wide.
     
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    Urash gasps audibly and mutters "By Ishtar, what is that?!"

    He then relays to the others his sighting: a huge, green mass breaking through the cloud coverage. Something that seems like a tree, but the size of a mountain.


    "I am a total stranger to the ways and the land here. Do any of you who are more familiar know what this could be? It seemed to be perhaps as far as twenty leagues away, yet... a tree of that size, can it really be true?! And could it be related in any way to our search for Oona?"

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    Could a World Lore check help Urash figure out what that is?
     
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