Ian Cromwell: From what I
was led to understand,those who went into the focus thingy and are now 2
seperate people,each does not know about the other.
Zane: actually, the regular characters know of
the alternates, and remember what the alternates did. The alternates (ones we
play tonight) have no idea whatsoever.
TaliesinNYC: Zane has it correct
TaliesinNYC: there's an additional wrinkle but
won't be revealed until after a certain point in the regular Sat game
TaliesinNYC: which is why the PCs in this game
began as amnesiacs
DM: (who needs a recap?)
T'a K'shet: ((We're following the red brick road))
Helisandra: (( we are in the nose, and I am
picking at a locked chest. Everyone else is just waiting I believe. ))
Calehan: ((Also, we're trying not to sneeze.))
Ian Cromwell: (( Tian is looking at a mural
of wolf people,and I am looking at it too))
DM: (here's the description of the room from
last time again)
DM: This is a passage, about 20' wide and at
least 60' deep. Bright, brilliant colors are to be seen everywhere, the stones
and pigments undimmed by the passage of decades. The floor of the corridor is a
colorful mosaic of stone, with a distinct winding path of red tiles about 2'
wide that snakes down the length of the corridor. No stonework can be seeon on
the walls or the ceiling above -- 20' above -- for some sort of cement or
plaster has been smoothed over the surfaces. The scenes painted show fields
with cattle grazing, a copse with several wolves in the background, slaves -- human,
orc, elven and a strange human-animal mixture -- going about various tasks.
Some of these frescoes show rooms of some building: a library, a wizard's
workroom, and others. There are chairs, windows, boxes, bales, doors, chests,
birds, bats, spiders and all manner of things shown on the walls.
DM: Helisandra: "Well, this is different
to say the least."
TaliesinNYC: ** Tian Keth walks down the
winding read path keeping an eye out for stone that might shift under his
weight, but also eyeing the sceen with the wolves **
TaliesinNYC: ** (78) Garret gives up playing
with the wall and goes to join the others in the nose. **
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra remains just outside
the passageway, looking at the pathway marked before them. **
TaliesinNYC: T'a K'shet: "Agreed..."
(Knowledge (Arcana, History, Religion) to identify the human/animal mixtures:
[1d20+25] -> [9,25] = (34) -> [9,25] -> (9, 25) = (34), [1d20+20]
-> [1,20] = (21) -> [20,20] -> (20, 20) = (40), [1d20+15] ->
[13,15] = (28) -> [4,15] -> (4, 15) = (19))
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra watches Tian as he
walks down the path. "Let's wait here for now." she mentions to the
TaliesinNYC: Helisandra: "How you doing
Tian?" she asks down the hallway.
TaliesinNYC: ** Tian Keth nods back "Fine
thus far" **
TaliesinNYC: ** (75) Ian Cromwell looks over at
Calehan," Do you think it is safe to enter?" **
TaliesinNYC: ** T'a K'shet points at the
animal-men on the mosaics. "T'a knows of these" **
TaliesinNYC: Helisandra: "Ok, be sure to
call back if you find the end." she returns to Tian. She then looks to the
others. "I am going to enter and see what else is up there. If you enter -
be sure to stay on the red tiles."
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra enters the passageway,
being sure to step only on the winding red tiles. **
TaliesinNYC: T'a K'shet: "They are the
gods, according to the Jezulein". She studies the images closely.
"Yes, this is what they are"
TaliesinNYC: ** Calehan shrugs, "You think
I know if it's safe?" **
TaliesinNYC: ** (75) Ian Cromwell looks into
the passageway," Is it safe to enter?" **
TaliesinNYC: (78) Garret: :to Ian: "I
suppose we'll find out." :climbs into the passage, being sure to stay to
the red tiles"
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra has stopped about
30' into the hallway. **
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra has stopped about
30' into the hallway, and is kneeling on the red tile path, her hands also on
the floor as she studies something.. **
TaliesinNYC: (75) Ian Cromwell: "Well I
suppose we should enter as well Calehan, no sense in getting separated"
TaliesinNYC: ** T'a K'shet stands up from her
study, apparently disappointed that noone else found this as interesting as she
did. She glances around, and follows the others, easily staying on the red
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra looks off to her
right at the wall, then back to the floor and then back to the wall. She calls
up to Tian. "Tian - find anything?" **
TaliesinNYC: ** (78) Garret stops behind Heli,
waiting for her findings **
TaliesinNYC: ** Calehan bows with a grin,
"I bow before your wisdom." and holds out one arm indicating the
TaliesinNYC: (77) Nova (exit): 02:45
TaliesinNYC: Tian Keth: "Nothing so far,
other then colorfull walls"
TaliesinNYC: Helisandra: "Well, I did."
she says, with obvious glee.
TaliesinNYC: ** (75) Ian Cromwell climbs into
the passageway,looking for the others then calls out," Is it safe?"
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra reaches out to the
wall to her right, almost as if pawing at part of the painting. **
TaliesinNYC: Helisandra: "Not sure yet,
but I think a way in." she responds.
TaliesinNYC: T'a K'shet: "What did
TaliesinNYC: ** T'a K'shet looks with
curiousity at Heli's actions. **
TaliesinNYC: (75) Ian Cromwell: " Is there
a path we are to follow?"
TaliesinNYC: ** Tian Keth keeps along the red
path looking for more sceens with wolves in them **
TaliesinNYC: ** (78) Garret views the mosaics
with some interest as Heli searches **
TaliesinNYC: (76) TaliesinNYC: on the wall,
right in front of the trapdoor (the right wall as you enter the passage), there
is a pair of jackal-headed human figures painted on the wall. They appear to be
holding a REAL bronze chest
TaliesinNYC: (76) DM: (you follow the path, but
30' past the entrance is Heli on her hands and knees examining something on the
TaliesinNYC: (76) DM: Heli is examining the
TaliesinNYC: ** Helisandra runs her hands along
the mural where she reached. Finding about what she was looking for, she turns
slightly in order to better reach the mural and she pulls some tolls out of a
pocket and stack sticking them into the mural. **
TaliesinNYC: Calehan: "Just stay on the
red tiled path, so far it's been safe."
TaliesinNYC: ** T'a K'shet studies both the
figures and the chest, checking for any magicks. **
TaliesinNYC: 75) Ian Cromwell: " Another
Helisandra: (( *tools out and starts sticking ))
** Calehan is quite able to leave potential traps to
the experts. **
** Ian Cromwell studies the mural that T'a K'shet
just studied," So what you are saying is that our Tian here is a god,or a
decendant of one?" **
** Helisandra glances at the floor of the path then
back at the mural before reaching out and flipping a catch on the chest. **
Calehan: "That's a new perspective. I
wonder how the proclaimed mud sorcerers would feel about that idea."
Ian Cromwell: " Though If I were Tian I
would be alittle worried,I mean the first one they mentioned is the one of the
wolf and what is the first thing we see painted on the walls here,wolf
people,think maybe they are trying to tell us something?"
DM: The bottom of the chest drops open.
DM: Nothing appears to fall out...
Ian Cromwell: " Which means the next
mural we see,should depict someone dealing out justice and then so on and so
on,until each of us are represented."
** Tian Keth finishes studying the wall. "The
animal headed things are of the Jezulein pantheon" **
T'a K'shet: "Step carefully here. The walls ooze magick. Necromancy
and Abjuration, T'a thinks"
Ian Cromwell: " And that means what
Tian,that they are friends or family of yours?"
** Tian Keth ignores Ian "So whats with the
chest Heli?" **
** Helisandra looks up at Tian. "Well, it
doesn't seem to be quite what I thought..." **
** Ian Cromwell looks down at Helisandra," Well
are you ready to continue onward?" **
Tian Keth: "Maybe it was a lock that
released something further up?"
Garret: "Maybe there's a false bottom,
or back.. or whatever..."
Ian Cromwell: " Perhaps it is nothing
more than a ruse to keep us here."
** Garret speaks idly as he looks over the mural and
examines the hall **
T'a K'shet: "Perhaps it warned something of all's arrival. Perhaps
it released a spring that will shower all in gold. There is no point discussing
what may or may not be with nothing to go by"
** Tian Keth heads further down the hall to study the
mural more **
DM: The hallway proceeds further into the
hillside. More murals of inhuman figures that both fascinate and repulse you.
** Helisandra turns to the path and tries pushing on
part of it. **
Ian Cromwell: " I would like it if
whatever is here was warned that we are here,that way it makes my presense know
before hand,and they shall know what they face."
Helisandra: "Then go on ahead and warn them
all you want."
** T'a K'shet looks at Ian. "It also means the
loss of the element of suprise. It gives your foe time to prepare. It sis
foolishness of the highest order" **
Garret: :Heading up the hall, calls back to
Ian: "Though, giving advanced warning where you infiltrate anothers
guarters, tends to be counter productive."
Calehan: "That hardly seems fair when we
don't know what they are yet. Maybe we should hold off on announcing ourselves
a little bit?"
Ian Cromwell: " We are facing a lich
and undead,how much preparing could be done?"
T'a K'shet: "Preparing of traps, of magicks, of choice of
Calehan: "We are facing the devious mind
of a man long undead. Not just a lich."
** Helisandra turns back to the chest and tries to
see if it will twist around so the open part is up instead of down. **
T'a K'shet: "Blocking off the safest routes of passage, giving them
the choice of battlefield. Should T'a continue?"
Ian Cromwell: " Choice of
battleground,hello we are going underground,they have that already."
Ian Cromwell: " As for safe
passageways,I do not think there are any,so lets hurry up,find this lich and
his undead minions and slay them once and for all."
** Helisandra doesn't get the chest to budge, so she
puts all her items away and secures them. She then hops over to the wall,
grabbing onto it with the palms of her hands and toes with ease. (Spider Climb)
She then turns herself upside down and goes down, in order to more easily see
what is inside the chest. **
T'a K'shet: "If the fight is on a bridge over a chasm, flight can
be used. If it is in a corridor, those of us who rely on fighting with much
room are disadvantaged, not to mention T'a's spells that cause injury in large
** Helisandra reaches into the chest after a moment
of looking. **
Ian Cromwell: " Once we get into the
cavern or dungeon or whatever it is,flight is not an option,we are in it for
the long haul,meaning if its undead or evil we kill it."
** Calehan manages to catch his breath after watching
Helisandra jump from the presumed safety of the red tiled floorspace and
landing on the wall. "Did you know that was safe?" **
T'a K'shet: "T'a was referring to flight as a combat tactic. Foes
who fight in close range are trumped by this"
** Calehan makes flapping motions with his arms
commenting despairingly, "Not running away, flight." **
Ian Cromwell: " Do you honestly think I
will flee in the face of evil?"
DM: As soon as Heli reaches into the chest and
pulls a lever, a section of floor -- the aforementioned trap door -- swings
open, revealing a pit lined with gleaming wet spikes
Calehan: "And more likely, we should
expect flight to be used against us if the choice of the field of battle is
actually a bridge."
DM: (so basically you have a 10x10x30' deep pit
in front of the chest)
Ian Cromwell: " Undead do not flee,they
are mindless,they fight no matter what."
** Helisandra looks at the now revealed trap.
"Darn, I was hoping it was another way in. Oh well." **
** Calehan grumbles, "Sounds familliar." **
** Ian Cromwell looks down into the pit **
Helisandra: "Ok, let's make this safe
** Garret turns to the sight of the spiked pit,
shrugging. "The fate of the greedy, I suppose." **
Calehan: "Do you think they're poisoned as
Ian Cromwell: " Of course they are
** Helisandra reaches back into the chest, playing
around a little. **
Tian Keth: "Not all undead are mindless
DM: She resets the lever and the trap door
** Helisandra closes and relatches the chest as well.
T'a K'shet: "Leave it uncovered. If we should fall inside, none who
come after us will suffer that fate"
Helisandra: "Can everyone make it past it?
Tian crossed it already, so I can put it back to safe to cross."
Ian Cromwell: " I do not believe that
there will be any others coming after us T'a K'shet,I think we are the last
** Ian Cromwell walks over the pit stopping on the
other side. **
Helisandra: "If you are that worried T'a.
Cross now, and I can reopen it afterwards. I just wanted to make it easy for
everyone to cross."
** T'a K'shet glances at Ian, but crosses the pit
** Calehan follows the red brick road further down
the passageway, glancing to the sides to watch the murals as he passes. **
DM: Further down the corridor (literally next
to the formerly revealed trapdoor is a fresco of a torture chamber. A painting
of an iron door which evidently confines some sort of horrid creature (its
taloned and scaled hands grasp bars in the window) is depicted
** Helisandra lets everyone pass and then re-releases
the trap door and walks along the wall to pass the open trap before hopping
back over to the path. **
DM: And as expected, the murals grow more and
more complex and repulsive. At the end of the corridor can be seen a gigantic
mosaic of a green devil face, its mouth gaping in a yawning black oval
Garret: :pointing at the image of the cage
beast, ponders aloud:"Do you suppose that would represent justivce?
Tian Keth: "Someone spent alot of time
decorating this place, and I doubt it is all for the sake of art."
DM: The red mosaic path leads into a
** Tian Keth sniffs near the mist to see if it is
safe to breath **
Calehan: "As horrific as they are, maybe
they're clues to what's been built deeper inside."
** Helisandra walks with the rest of the party, only
half-noticing the murals as she keeps an eye out for any other pasageways or
T'a K'shet: "It is possible. Though if so, I doubt they will be in
** Garret watches the mural, trying decipher and
story or reacon to the images **
Helisandra: "Got something else guys."
she says, as she stops before the green devil, looking into its mouth.
Calehan: "Wouldn't it be more ironic if they
were in cages, but we released them anyway?"
** T'a K'shet smiles faintly. "Probably safer
for the denizens of this place as well" **
Ian Cromwell: " Well if we released
them,then we shall put them back in cages."
Helisandra: "This mouth is actually a hole,
although for some reason I cannot see into it at all."
Ian Cromwell: " Or slay them."
** T'a K'shet steps foward, examining the hole for
any sort of magick. (I've got a persistant detect magick going) **
Calehan: "Magic? We've certainly got
Helisandra: "Seems clean to me. What do you
T'a K'shet: "Evocation. T'a cannot sense exactly where it is coming
from, but it is very powerful. T'a would recommend great caution"
Calehan: "Very powerful evocations do tend
Helisandra: "Well, we got this - or that
mist. Which way? After all - the most obvious paths earlier were the two eyes,
which were both wrong. But then again, I thought that trapdoor would be a
pathway, and it wasn't."
Ian Cromwell: " Perhaps there is a
trigger in one of the tiles leading into the doorway,and it shoots out a fire
ball or some such thing."
Tian Keth: "The stones of this arch
light up when you stand close to it
** T'a K'shet looks to stones Tian is speaking of,
scanning them for magick. **
Tian Keth: "I vote for the mist, I dont
much fancy jumping into a hole you cannot see down"
** Helisandra nods to Ian and moves a step closer to
Tian, searching the area around that portal for any signs of traps. **
Helisandra: "And can you see through the
** Tian Keth holds his breath and steps into the mist
to judge how far he can see **
Calehan: "Let us know what you see, but
going in through the nose is bad enough; I don't want to have to walk into a
demon's mouth as well. Especially not right into an unkown evocation."
Ian Cromwell: " I do not think that
hole is big enough for all of us to enter Calehan."
T'a K'shet: "The arch is filled with Alteration. T'a could attempt
to destroy the wall, create another opening"
T'a K'shet: "It is just, she may trigger whatever magick resides in
DM: Tian disappears from sight.
Calehan: "You already said the walls have
abjurations, probably warded. No guarantee how well spells would work on them.
We already know something blocks scrying."
Helisandra: "Evocation or Alteration huh?
Not the best choices."
Helisandra: "Uh, Tian? You still in
** T'a K'shet looks to where Tian was. "I
believe all may have discovered one effect" **
Ian Cromwell: " So alteration that
means it can change you right?"
Garret: "Maybe it turned him to
Calehan: "Yes. And Evocations deal with
energies. Heat, electricity, light and that kind of thing."
T'a K'shet: "Look. These stones" she points the capstones and
flagstones on the archway, which are glowing yellow, orange and blue.
Ian Cromwell: " I think evocation is
Helisandra: "Evocations I thik I could
avoid. At least, I have in the past. But I want to know what happened to
** Helisandra looks to T'a **
Helisandra: "Ok, any idea what the glowing
Ian Cromwell: " He got changed,thats
what alterations do right."
T'a K'shet: "T'a would think perhaps there is a result when one
touches a stone. But which one?"
T'a K'shet: "She would think two have an unpleasant effect and the
other takes one further in"
** Calehan wonders, "Maybe they're signs? I
can't imagine what each means." **
T'a K'shet: "There is only one way to find out. Stand back"
Ian Cromwell: " See this is what
happens when one goes off on their own."
** Helisandra stands back, bracing herself and hoping
T'a choses wisely." **
** T'a K'shet waits until the others are several feet
away, then lays her hand on the blue stone. **
** Ian Cromwell stands off to the side watching T'a
** Calehan looks around for anything else in the
colors yellow orange or blue. **
DM: Nothing seems to occur.
** T'a K'shet looks somewhat disappointed. She
glances back at the others, then moves her hand to the yellow. **
DM: Nothing seems to occur.
Helisandra: "Let's just hope there isn't
supposed to be an order to them."
Ian Cromwell: " Well you touched 2 and
are still alive,something tells me the last one is the bad one."
** T'a K'shet frowns at Heli's words. She slowly
moves her hand to the orange. **
DM: Nothing seems to occur.
Tian Keth: Will save: [1d20+14] -> [18,14]
** Helisandra relaxes after waiting in suspense,
waiting for nothing. "There's got to be something to this." **
T'a K'shet: "T'a thinks you may be correct about the order. It
would make sense"
Ian Cromwell: " Well I for one am not willing
to be altered in any way,so I say we enter the black hole."
Helisandra: "Try orange, yellow,
Helisandra: "And just leave Tian where he
** T'a K'shet touches the stones in the order Heli
Ian Cromwell: " Well he did wander off
by himself,so he deserves what happens."
** Garret turns Ian a hard glare **
** T'a K'shet glares at Ian. "Many people do not
deserve what they get. Many more do not get what they deserve" **
Helisandra: "Well, I won't leave him as
easily as you would."
Ian Cromwell: " What? So one of you is
supposed to kill us all?"
Ian Cromwell: " If we are to survive in
here,we need to work as a unit,not as individuals."
DM: Nothing seems to occur.
Helisandra: "No, we stick together and help
each other out. Exactly, a unit. So when something happens, we try to help each
other - not leave them on their own."
Ian Cromwell: " So either we all
blindly enter the area Tian did,or we try another route."
Calehan: "We're blind either way, may as
well not split up?"
Tian Keth: Will save: [1d20+14] -> [4,14]
Helisandra: "I'm all for trying that other
route, once we see if we can free Tian."
** T'a K'shet emits a sound like a cross between a
groan, a growl and a hiss. She tries blue, orange, yellow. If that fails,
orange blue, yellow. If that fails, (etc... Basically, going through each
Helisandra: "huh?" Heli spins around
and looks at the wall. "Tian?"
Helisandra: "Did anyone else hear
** T'a K'shet looks up at Heli. "T'a heard
DM: Eventually, the mists clear and reveal an
empty room through the archway. The red mosaic tile path continues past the
archway, into a field of shimmering white light.
Ian Cromwell: " Hear what?"
Garret: :to t'a as the mist clears:
"So... are we clear to enter?"
Helisandra: "I could have swore I head Tian
behind that wall." She points to the wall opposite the archway.
** T'a K'shet looks up at the fading mist. "T'a
is not sure. The light is magickal, obviously, but even if she could determine
what kind of magick, she still would not know if it was harmful or not" **
Ian Cromwell: " Something tells
me,there is no helpful magick here."
** Garret sighs. "One way to find out..."
** T'a K'shet walks into the newly-revealed room,
still carefully following the red-tile path. "This is a statement T'a
would agree with" (To Ian) **
Helisandra: "Tian!" she calls down the
now illuminated hallway.
DM: T'a disappears from sight.
** Ian Cromwell looks at Helisandra," And you
were worried I would be the one telling the enemy we are here." **
Helisandra: "Tian is already ahead of us, I
** Ian Cromwell watches T'a disappear. **
DM: He does seem to be coming nearer, but still
DM: After a few seconds, the wall opposite the
archway pivots, dumping a panicky Tian out into the corridor, all covered with
grime and soot
** Helisandra goes to the other side of the pathway,
to the wall where she heard Tian but has to jump out of the way as Tian comes
spilling out. **
Helisandra: "Tian! you ok?"
** Tian Keth hops up and starts heading out of the
tunnle flailing his arms and breathing very rapidly **
** Ian Cromwell looks down at Tian all covered in
grime and soot." Well perhaps now you will be willing to bathe." **
** Ian Cromwell watches Tian run down the tunnel **
Ian Cromwell: " Well guess its the
Ian Cromwell: " Helisandra,perhaps you
should go after Tian and try and calm him down before he runs back to
Ian Cromwell: " I will wait here for
Helisandra: "Ok, I'll return in a
moment." She then takes off down the hall after Tian.
DM: (3a is where the chest was, 7 is where Tian
teleported to, 6 is where the mosaic face is)
** Helisandra runs hard after Tian, hoping to get to
him before he gets to the trap, but knowing that he does run very fast. **
DM: (I need him to be more specific...on the
path or off the path?)
Tian Keth: Int check: [1d20+1] -> [17,1] =
Tian Keth: Reflex save: [1d20+19] ->
[2,19] = (21)
DM: As Tian runs down the corridor to the
entrance, not bothering to watch where he's going, he eventually triggers a pit
DM: ...and falls in...
Tian Keth: Reflex save: [1d20+19] ->
[6,19] = (25)
DM: ...but manages to catch an edge before
impaling himself inside its spike lined interior
** Helisandra eventually reaches where Tian has
fallen, and managed to catch himself. "Hold on Tian." **
** Helisandra tries to grab onto the back of his
shirt to help haul him up. **
** Ian Cromwell looks over at Calehan," Hope she
catches him before he reaches the open pit." **
DM: (map is updated to show the locations of
two revealed pits so far)
** Tian Keth will attempt to climb out of the pit and
continue on his way out of the tunnle **
Tian Keth: Climb Skill Check: [1d20+7] ->
[8,7] = (15)
** Ian Cromwell moves over to the area where Tian
came out of the wall,waiting for T'a and Garret to appear. **
DM: The wolfbrother pays you no heed and
instead lumbers out of the passage in a panicked state of mind.
** Helisandra sighs and hops over to the wall to
bypass the trap and then continues to run after Tian. **
Calehan: "Looks like he's not stopping.
Maybe some compulsion?"
** Tian Keth shakes his head and takes a deep breath
and slows to a stop **
Ian Cromwell: " Perhaps something
scared him,after all he is strong in body,but not so much in the mind and soul
** Tian Keth gowls "I
found something I like less then pompus fools" **
** Helisandra finally catches up to Tian and she
slows down, stopping short of him. "What is that?" **
Tian Keth: "Tiny rooms"
Calehan: "If so, are we going to see T'a
come running soon too?"
Ian Cromwell: " Who knows,it may affect
** Tian Keth continues to gather his senses then
starts to head back down the hall with Helisandra **
Helisandra: "I understand. But you did
survive. And in one piece, more or less." She smiles at Tian.
** Helisandra walks with Tian, making sure he has
enough room to breathe comfortably. **
Tian Keth: "Thank you Heli"
Helisandra: "Just stay on the path this
time, would you?"
Tian Keth: "Yes, when I finaly got out
of the hole I just wanted outside I did not take time to think about the path
Tian Keth: "I hope noone else followed
me into the mist and got stuck in that room."
Helisandra: "That's fine. T'a went after you,
so hopefully she will find their way out soon as well."
** Ian Cromwell continues to watch the wall where
Tian came out **
Helisandra: "Actually, she went after we
got rid of the mist. Don't know if that will change anything or not
Tian Keth: "So I guess it is down the
hole you cannot see down. I dont know how much I will like that"
Helisandra: "I'm sure you won't. Maybe
someone else should go first this time."
** Tian Keth stops at the small tunnles he came out
of in a panic "T'a return yet?" **
Ian Cromwell: " Not yet."
Ian Cromwell: " So what was it? A
spider,mouse or a rat that scared you?"
** Helisandra looks around. "Should it have
taken this long? We kept pressing those stones, so I have no idea how long it
was even..." **
** Garret stands in the archway staring off dumbly
the whole time, pretending he vanished with T'a. **
Helisandra: "Tian, how did you escape that
** Calehan takes out a plain dagger hefting it in one
hand as he speaks, "I don't like the idea of stepping into a very powerful
evocation aura, but let's not use a live test subject this time." Finally,
he lobs it into the dark hole and listens. **
Tian Keth: "If Ta is in the room I
appeared in I hope she can figure out how to open the trap door to get out. I
had to push all the levers up"
Ian Cromwell: " Perhaps T'a touching
those flashing stones sent her somewhere else."
DM: You don't seem to hear anything.
DM: (that was to Cale after he lobbed the
Calehan: "Well, that's not
Helisandra: "I would guess that the stones
were for the mist, and that the light there sends everyone to the same place.
Ian Cromwell: " You were afraid of a
room Tian? Anything else in there with you?"
** Garret heads back down the hall, stopping at the
point of the second pit, whick Tian fell in, and examines what is on the wall
at that spot **
Tian Keth: "Nothing else was in there
except the levers. Let the issue drop Ian"
** Helisandra moves over to where Tian exitted from
and puts her ear to the wall, trying to listen for any sound. **
** Ian Cromwell turns his head to hide his
smile," Sure Tian." **
Helisandra: "Nothing. So, who gets to go
show T'a the way out of the room?"
** Tian Keth pokes his head back down the hole he crawled
out of and hollers back down it "T`a are you down there?" **
Ian Cromwell: " Perhaps she is not in
the same place Helisandra."
** Garret passes the spot and continues down the hall
to the image of the caged fiend, inspecting it thoughtfully. Curious if the
cage can open as the chest did. **
Helisandra: (( oh - did the wall not reclose? I
kinda assumed it did... ))
Calehan: "We either need to track Tian's
path back, or we can all try the portal and should end up there."
Ian Cromwell: " Should,could,would,uh
uh I am not going."
Helisandra: "Oh, and how are you going to
get to the evil then?"
** Tian Keth takes a deep breath and enters the
archway again to see if it takes him to where T`a went **
Ian Cromwell: " Well if entering the
shimmering light area sends us to the place Tian was at,there is no evil
there,so that leaves the black hole."
Calehan: "I feel it's relevant to remind
you that my dagger has apparently not landed yet."
DM: ((on the path or off the path, Tian?))
** Helisandra shakes her head slightly as Tian enters
the archway. **
Tian Keth: (( on ))
DM: ((Tian disappears from sight))
Helisandra: "Let's give Tian a moment to
show T'a the way back up here. If he doesn't - then it did indeed send them
Ian Cromwell: " Oh that is refreshing
Ian Cromwell: " Just in case they come
running out like before,perhaps you should close the pits Helisandra."
DM: ((time passes))
Tian Keth: Wilderness Lore Skill Check:
[1d20+24] -> [9,24] = (33)
Helisandra: "Ok, I'll be right back."
she goes off and closes the pit closest to the entrance and tries to find a way
to close the other one.
Ian Cromwell: " Well do we enter the
light like they did and hope we all appear together or do we keep
DM: ((you find you can't reset the other pit
entrance like you could the first one))
Calehan: "How about we go find Tian's
scary little hole first, and confirm that they aren't there?"
** Helisandra gives up on the one remaining trap
that's open and returns to Ian, Calehan and Garret. **
Helisandra: "They aren't back yet? Tian
would have gotten back up here by now."
Ian Cromwell: " I am sure they would
have returned by now if there were in the hole of Tians."
Helisandra: "Alright, let's go then."
she says as she follows the path through the archway, following the path of T'a
Garret: "Hey Heli, do you think you can
spot if there's another lever controlled pit like that one?"
Helisandra: "Didn't see any earlier."
she calls back.
Ian Cromwell: " See this is what
happens when there is no disipline in a unit."
Ian Cromwell: " Garret,Calehan lets go
Garret: "Ian, quiet a moment. Heli...
the poem spoke of two pits and said to check the walls for the keys. Perhaps
there are two such levers which open the way."
DM: ((Heli disappears))
** Calehan follows Helisandra into the teleporting
light, "I suppose so." **
Garret: "Heli?" :looks up and
Garret: :calls to Ian and Calehand, just
before he departs, "There is a door here."
** Ian Cromwell turns and follows Calehan and Helisandra
into the light **
** Garret groans as they all disappear. "I hope
they have room in there." **
** Garret rests against the wall, waiting to see if
his comrades will be returnnig anytime soon **
DM: ((everyone is in the same place EXCEPT for
Helisandra: (( and Garret, who did not follow...
DM: ((congratulations, you all did in 3 hours
what the other group did in double that number))
DM: ((simply amazing))
Helisandra: (( what? all died? ))
Calehan: ((So Helisandra, Tian, Ian are in one
place, T'a in another, and Garret waiting for us?))
Garret: ((It took the others twice as long
to get split up and lost!)
** Donovan smacks his forehead ((And Calehan)) **
DM: ((I ran this module before with another
group that I advertised on the boards. I think DJ might remember. UMCorian,
Starmage21, Lando the Archmagi and a couple other Open RPG board regulars were
players in that game. needless to say, it was a disaster))
** Ian Cromwell walks over and picks up the arm of
the gargoyle and puts it back where it belonged. **
DM: ((they took 6 hours to do 4 rooms. I kid
Helisandra: (( that's the sectret to this place
- seperate and lose everyone. Eventually, they will all die on their own. :P ))
DM: ((I should tell you that the only rogue in
that party died))
Helisandra: (( lol. sounds about right. ))
DM: ((and there were no clerics. 0.o))
DM: ((all are in the same room except for T'a))
DM: ((ok for the benefit of everyone in the
DM: room 11 is: you appear in a room, about
10x20' with the statue of a four armed gargoyle, except that one of the arms
appears to have been broken off and lies a few feet away from you. The room is
covered in dust.
DM: Tracks are visible on the floor, which lead
out of the room, out the corridor.
** Tian Keth greets Heli and Ian when they appear **
DM: Tian is here waiting for you...
Helisandra: "Good to see you Tian. Looks
like a different place."
Tian Keth: "Should we wait for Garret or
start following T`a? I would prefer to wait for Garret."
Tian Keth: "Yes this is not where I
DM: Ian appears a few seconds later, followed
by Garret and Calehan
Helisandra: "Well, I kinda figured he would
be right with us."
Garret: (Actually, I'm still out in the
** Tian Keth shrugs well I guess we should find T`a,
just put an arrow in the dust with your name writen below it and Garret will
find us if he decides to follow" **
Helisandra: "Maybe he wants to wait for T'a
to show up, but who knows where we will end up now?"
** Tian Keth starts following the tracks after
scratching a quick arrow with his name below it in the dust **
Ian Cromwell: " See this is what
happens when everyone just goes and does what they want,we still have no T'a
and no Garret."
Helisandra: "But we still have you. How
fortunate." Heli kneels to make a note in the dust in case Garret does
follow. "Ok, let's go."
Tian Keth: "We know where Garret is Ian,
and I can find T`a. So just shut up and follow me. if you want you can go your
own way as far as I am concerned"
Ian Cromwell: " What and miss watching
you run away scared once more,not likely Tian."
Tian Keth: Wilderness Lore Skill Check:
[1d20+24] -> [9,24] = (33)
Helisandra: "That's enough boys. Let's just
find T'a, ok?"
DM: ((ok so I stand corrected))
Ian Cromwell: " Are you sure its T'a's
tracks we are following?"
** Tian Keth ignores Ian and continues following the
Helisandra: "If Tian is following them,
** Helisandra follows Tian, trying to stay between
him and Ian. **
** Ian Cromwell follows along **
** Calehan follows Tian asking, "Might there be
some other Khaajit in here?" **
Ian Cromwell: " That would not be
possible Calehan,you are talking to the great Tian,he can follow all our
DM: This area is similar to the corridor marked
#3 in the map above except that the floor is made of inlaid tiles and the walls
and ceiling are painted with figures of animals, strange signs and astrological
glyphs, and humans and human-like creatures holding various colored
spheres. There is a mist-filled archway at the far end of the corridor.
TaliesinNYC: from North to South on the west wall are the following:
TaliesinNYC: gold held high above the head
TaliesinNYC: orange held at waist height
TaliesinNYC: purple at the feet
TaliesinNYC: bronze held at waist height
TaliesinNYC: gray at shoulder
TaliesinNYC: bright blue at the feet
TaliesinNYC: white held high above the head
TaliesinNYC: turquoise at the shoulder
TaliesinNYC: scarlet held waist high
TaliesinNYC: pale green at the feet
TaliesinNYC: from north to south on the east (opposite wall) are the
TaliesinNYC: pale blue at shoulder
TaliesinNYC: silver at feet
TaliesinNYC: green held high above the head
TaliesinNYC: yellow at shoulder
TaliesinNYC: pink held high above the head
TaliesinNYC: black at feet
TaliesinNYC: pale violet at shoulder
TaliesinNYC: red held waist high
TaliesinNYC: buff (beige) at feet
TaliesinNYC: indigo held high above the head
DM: T'a is here.
** T'a K'shet looks up. "Hello" **
Tian Keth: "Figured out whats up with
this hall yet?"
Ian Cromwell: " Well lets hope Garret
is smart enough to follow."
Ian Cromwell: " Or in this case stupid
T'a K'shet: "No, T'a has not. She would think that these colours
mean something, but as for what..." she shrugs.
Helisandra: "Hello T'a. Looks like we all
met up after all."
T'a K'shet: "Where are the rest of all? T'a thought all should not
be splitting up" She gives Ian a glance.
** Tian Keth takes a coin and tosses it across one of
the spheres to see what happens **
Ian Cromwell: " Talk to Tian he is the
one who is going off on his own and leaving the rest behind."
Helisandra: "Well, shortly after you
entered, Tian showed up in the hallway. So, we thought you might do the same.
Eventually, we figured out that wasn't the case and so we came in after
T'a K'shet: "T'a explored the room with the gargoyle. There were
once gems in its hands"
Tian Keth: "Ian if you dont shut up
unless you have something usefull to say I will shut you up. I dont want to
listen to your opinions unless they can actualy help us."
Helisandra: "What have you figured out T'a,
T'a K'shet: "T'a is very sure these colours mean something. There
were once gems in the gargoyle's hands. The stones in the archway glowed. T'a
thinks this wizard has concocted a riddle, a puzzle"
Ian Cromwell: " They may follow you
blindly Tian,but I for one doubt if you know what is going on any more than the
rest of us,so I will voice my opinions whether you like them or not."
T'a K'shet: "She would assume that the colours mean something.
Perhaps by placing a certain colour gem in the gargoyle's hands, all will
Tian Keth: Maybe we should take the Gems at
foot level and place them in the feet of the statues, same for the other
** T'a K'shet rolls her eyes. "Perhaps if all
listened instead of bickering, all would learn more of what is going on"
** T'a K'shet shakes her head. "Only four arms.
More than four colours" **
Ian Cromwell: " Well actually 3,one is
** T'a K'shet turns and looks to the misty archway.
"Unless there are more statues down there?" **
Calehan: "There were three colors on the
Helisandra: "Yes, and what order was it
that finally removed the mist?"
T'a K'shet: "Yellow, blue orange"
DM: ((stopping in 10 minutes))
DM: ((next session will be next Saturday, this
campaign and not the Damrosil one. because we started late))
** Helisandra looks around. "Well, those colors
are here again. It could be a place to start." **
Calehan: ((Quite, in fact))
Helisandra: (( k ))
** Tian Keth walks into the hall way to the first
yellow orb **
DM: ((tonight and also because I need to do
some research for Zane's and Ghost Morti's little adventures. :) ))
Helisandra: (( lol ))
T'a K'shet: ((Wow. A double-excuse!))
Garret: ((A haunting I do go! WooHoo!))
DM: ((there's only one yellow orb. none of the
colors are repeated))
Tian Keth: (( ok to the yellow orb then ))
** Calehan looks for the orb that matches the blue on
the archway and heads over to look at what it's doing. **
DM: ((the orbs are painted on the wall and not
** Helisandra heads to the orange orb. **
Calehan: ((yeah, but who's holding it and
where? I think shoulder height.))
Ian Cromwell: " Perhaps Helisandra
should check each of the three painted colors,there may be something behind
each of them."
T'a K'shet: ((Orange is at waist))
** Helisandra looks over the area of the orange orb,
trying to see if there are any discernable traps and also figure out how to
select it (i.e. does it depress at all) **
T'a K'shet: ((Bright blue is feet, pale blue is shoulder. Yellow is
Calehan: "The bright blue seems closest in
** T'a K'shet scans the entire corridor, scanning for
any magick other than the stuff that seeps from the walls **
Tian Keth: "Heli take a closer look at
the black and red orbs on the east wall please"
TaliesinNYC: ((and on this note, we'll stop and
resume next week))