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Completed Play-by-Post: In Search of the Sorcerer

Discussion in 'Codex Playground' started by nikolokolus, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. nikolokolus Arcane

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    There are no statues in here, just wall paintings. The archways have somewhat crude, bas relief carvings of feline creatures across the lintel.
     
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  2. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Statue, bas-relief, 'tis all the same to an illiterate barbarian. :lol:
     
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  3. Grimgravy Augur Patron

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    "The mirror shows nothing amiss, Borric." Rhenmyr in Illyrian. He continues in Keltic. "Brule, We walk into your people's history. There may be much to learn. And hopefully we will get what we need to save their future."
     
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    "Let's get a move on, who knows how long we have 'till the beast goes hunting again!"
     
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  5. L'ennui Magister

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    Looking around with a mixture of wonder and concern, Urash says: "... Not to mention the place looks like it could crumble down at the slightest disturbance. I agree, best be quick about it."
     
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    "It really is quite fascinating, however. To think of how much value the tribe puts into the place, the history behind it ..." Marcán ponders as he gazes about, walking forward. "Do you know more of this cult, Brule?"
     
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  7. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Brule shakes his head, "I don't know much. I've only heard the stories. It's said that long ago warriors of this land would sometimes bind themselves to a great animal spirit. In return these men could take the guise of a beast -- Lion, wolf, bear, badger." He smiles weakly, "But it's also said these men paid a terrible price; sometimes they would go mad or forget they were men altogether."

    "After the coming of Ulfheonar the priests tell us that men turned away from these practices . . . The Blaidd Mawr's return to Crannógmere makes me wonder if the source of our woe isn't somehow tied to the breach in this tomb?"
     
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  8. nikolokolus Arcane

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    The door leading out of the tomb stands slightly ajar. Moisture and age appear to have warped the stout wood considerably and it appears to be "stuck." However, the gap looks wide enough that an unarmored man might be able squeeze through.
     
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    Borric brings out a crowbar from his pack, to apply leverage to widen the wood.

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    What's my roll?
     
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    "Let me see if I can fit through there after you work the door open with your crowbar Borrick. I am curious to see what we find in there."
     
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  11. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Good ol' fashioned 'open doors' roll. Borric has 17 strength, so you need 1-4 on a d6 to succeed. But, because you are using a prybar, your chance of success is 1-5 in 6
     
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    "I wouldn't be at all surprised the the breach caused the problem. Your people may want to consider repairing this place when this is over."
     
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  14. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Borric wiggles one end of his prybar between the door and the floor and puts all of his force behind it. The door easily lifts and pulls back with a minimum of noise. You peek through and a corridor stretches on into the darkness.
     
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    Urash is at the rear of the troupe, looking back at the chamber through which they entered. He is on the lookout for any signs of the ceiling or walls caving in further. The weight of the stones and earth feels like it could crush him any moment now.
     
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    While Borric was working on the door, Ker searched the rooms for any secrets or valuables.
     
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  17. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Hold this thought ...


    The floor is littered with blocks of stone of various sizes. In the center and east end of the chamber, the rubble is particularly thick.
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    How are you searching and for how long?
     
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  18. L'ennui Magister

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    My "I have a bad feeling about this" metre is currently at Han Solo/10.
     
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    Our benevolent gm wouldn't kill us already, right ? :)

    Ker takes some time to check the rubble piles where the stones are easy to remove by hand, calling whoever interested to help him.
     
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    In before rocks fall, everyone dies. Damn it Ker!
     
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  21. L'ennui Magister

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    Urash winces as he sees the druid reach for the rubble.

    "Be careful not to upset anything!"
     
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  22. nikolokolus Arcane

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    Ker carefully picks through the tumbled masonry, taking great pains not to disturb anything that looks as though it might be load bearing -- this process takes about 30 minutes, but much to your (and everyone else's) relief, the ceiling remains intact in spite of your picking, digging through and stacking rubble. Eventually, your digging uncovers the base of a stone bier and a glint of something metal buried in a pile of loose gravel and earth. You sweep aside the pile of scree and reveal more of the metallic object -- an oval shield of hammered bronze.

    On the face of the shield is a magnificent embossed sabre-toothed cave-lion's head in profile. Miraculously, the shield seems to have endured the collapse of the ceiling with no ill effect.
     
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    Ker shows the shield to the locals. "This is truly a beautiful work of art! Worth the dirty digging! Have you heard of it before? Marcan, what about you?"
     
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    "Wow, that is an interesting find. I wonder if this is paired with the spear?"
     
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  25. nikolokolus Arcane

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    With Fidach and Oona still outside, Ker shows his find to Brule whose eyes go a little wide, "This shield. I've heard of it. A king of Crannógmere from many generations past bore the lion's head as a standard; the last king before the coming of Ulfheonar and the last warrior of the Cult of the Cave Lion." He looks up at the fallen ceiling and the ruined bier with a forlorn expression, "Alas his corpse is no more, and his spirit lost -- set adrift on the seas of Otherworld. The shield can help him no longer, take it if you will. Perhaps the emblem of Blaidd Mawr's mortal enemy will prove a boon in our endeavor?"
     
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