Caltaran says " secure the prisoner. "He sees the statue and then says to the prisoner " if there is a command word to stop the statue from attacking or tell us how to stop it or so help me I will go back to my st Cuthbert training and show you justice. "
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 14, 2016 8:31:58 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 11, rd. 3 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia:
Since it wasn't clear who Caltaran was commanding to secure the prisoner, Laetitia stepped forward to do it.
"Only if one of us who swore a blood pact over the wood golem was killed would it come to life," the thief said. "Florence, he knows the secret word that would put it back to sleep."
Ramon watched the wood "golem" carefully as he smashed into it, but it reacted much as he expected a monster would, just pushing him back.
Meanwhile, Daphne stuck her magic glaive in the wood "golem" and chipped it. Fortunato menaced it, but leaped back from its branch-like claws. Axen, flanking the thing, hacked its leg repeatedly with his sword and did more harm than anyone.
The wood "golem" lumbered up to Daphne and raked her with armor-splintering wooden claws.
((rd. 3: Ramon's disbelief: 15, Daphne's to hit: 13-1 -1+1 dmg, Fortunato's to hit: 7, Axen's to hit: 18- 5 dmg, to hit Daphne: 15- 7 dmg))
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 17, 2016 8:47:10 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 11, rd. 4 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia:
Although Caltaran's glowing shield was now the party's primary light source, Laetitia had been carrying a torch for lighting behind the party. This torch was now on the floor while she bound their conscious prisoner, but Caltaran picked up the torch to use as a weapon.
Semeragin stood guard, as he had been doing the past minute or so.
Ramon was poised to strike, but first Daphne drove her magic glaive deeper into the wood monster. Fortunato's sword was tangled in its branch-like claws. When Ramon brought his silver hammer down, it shattered the monster's arm and freed Fortunato's sword. Better still, the whole monster fell over and stopped moving.
The battle for this room was won, but two thieves had escaped down a corridor that continued straight north.
((rd. 4: Daphne's to hit: 19-1 - 2+1 dmg, Fortunato's to hit: 7, Ramon's to hit: 20- 5+1 dmg))
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 18, 2016 21:34:11 GMT -6
Day 18, the rest of turn 11 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia:
"Well, it worked for us once..." Fortunato said with a wink. He slunk into the north hallway and vanished from sight.
Six minutes later, Fortunato came back, with serious burns and limping.
"Didn't...work out so well...that time. The corridor snakes around and then runs south, parallel to the corridor we took to get here. There's a pit trap up ahead. After I fell in, this lit flask of oil rolled into the pit. The corridor continued past the pit trap, but I was in no shape to continue exploring it."
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 20, 2016 8:14:10 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 12a for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia:
"I will be fine, so long as you don't expect me to scout ahead or put me in the front rank," Fortunato said. "If you want anymore scouting, then yes, you will need to ask your gods to assist me once more."
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 24, 2016 22:04:30 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 13 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia:
The gods responded to Caltaran's last first request for healing of the day, and Fortunato was back to normal.
"Well..." Fortunato said with a long sigh. "I suppose the gods want me to go back to scouting after all. Only...maybe you will follow a little closer this time?"
Fortunato had Marcel and Axen -- the "front" rank -- follow 30' behind him. The tunnel went 20' north and turned west. It went 40' west and turned southwest. It went 30' southwest and turned south.
Now it was running parallel to the entry tunnel. It went 40' south and there was the pit trap. There was a 1' of space on either side of the trap, though the right (west) side looked oily. There was a lot of stinky smoke in the air here, from the burnt oil.
"Any precautions you'd like to take before crossing that ledge?" Fortunato asked those who gathered by the pit.
((healing: 4. I'm going to skip mapping until you have a choice of directions to go.))
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 26, 2016 21:39:59 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 14 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia:
They had 150' of rope between them, so the rope "insurance" was definitely possible. Fortunato made it safely across the dry ledge. Then Axen.
Daphne slipped. And that pulled Semeragin in, who was roped behind her. Ramon, next in line, managed to hold his ground.
Daphne and Semeragin got wet, but were dangling in the air and never hit the bottom of the pit. Semer cut the rope behind him, so Fortunato and Axen could haul them up on their side.
The ledge began to crumble as Caltaran went across. Ramon again held his ground, but Laetitia was pulled into the pit with him.
Caltaran was lightly injured, but Laetitia was moderately injured. They were standing in less than 1' of water at the bottom of the 15' pit. Luckily there was rope, so the others were able to haul them up.
Eventually, everyone was on the south side of the pit trap. The door was 60' further to the south, if they were ready for it.
Post by scottenkainen on Oct 31, 2016 9:39:15 GMT -6
Day 18, turn 16 for Caltaran, Semeragin, Ramon, Marcel, Joaquim (Axen, Fortunato, Daphne, and Laetitia):
Marcel and Joaquim had easily rejoined the others, practically skipping across the 1' ledge along the pit ((two 20's!)).
The door to the south opened onto a room that was 30' long and 35' wide, with a 15' vaulted ceiling. The stone walls were carved with intricate patterns -- pretty, but with no immediately obvious meaning. Some of the designs were mirrored on the floor. It was noticeably chilly in this room, but for no discernible reason.
There was a door in the middle of the right (west) wall, and a large wooden chest in the far left (southeast) corner.