Post by waysoftheearth on Aug 20, 2012 17:28:58 GMT -6
Now that you have a good look, the door does appear to be an unusually strong sort. It is iron bound, and has a 6in square steel plate around the lock hole.
Ulric hears a twittering by his feet, and looks down to see a rat sitting on its haunches looking up at him. There is a tarnished and bent silver coin in front of it. As soon as he sees it, the rat scurries off into the dark.
"Wait a moment", says Gustave, flexing his leg and eying the door, "it may be worth trying Ulrics suggesting ere we move on. I fancy the path less expected in this warren, and I'll warrant that the way guarded by the biggest lock will hold the greatest prize", he finishes with a mischievous gleam in his eye.
Josiane opens her mouth to be the voice of caution at yet another of the Gustave's impulsive schemes - only to find herself agreeing with him.
"If our potential foes are asleep it might be better to take them now unawares and alive," she says; "If we move on only to find ourselves in the clamour of battle we may return this way only to find the foe awake and waiting for us."
She looks around anxiously for the opinions of the others.
As talk of the door permeates the group, Dieter makes his way forward.
"Kicking is good," he says, softly. "But a good crowbar can be better." And with that, he hefts his crowbar (which he never leaves home without).
If there is no objection, Dieter will pry the door open so that we might surprise anyone within. (He will, of course, allow the fighter types to get close, so that they might deal with any surprises...)
Dieter the Deathless, anger-fueled fighting machine.
"We never did figure out what happened to him. He just up and vanished when we were in that old bandit outpost."
"Another disappeared companion?" whispers Josiane in some surprise.
She sighs and adds a quest to determine the fate of this poor lost soul to her growing list of Good Deeds To Do...
OOC: iirc, Dr. X, that was through no fault of ours. I think Ghost of Marx just had too much on his plate at the time and dropped out of the game. WOTE simply made his character disappear during some hustle and bustle we had going on at the time. Though it looks like we... ok, we can't really stick together that well. Never mind. But we didn't lose Nidhogg.
Post by waysoftheearth on Aug 23, 2012 16:33:31 GMT -6
Dieter gets his faithful crowbar to the door and applies his considerable strength against the deadlock... [1d6=5]. There is substantial grunting and straining, and the whining of stressing metal, stone and timber, but with ten minutes of intense labour, Dieter has more or less mined the lockbox out of the timber frame.
"That's got it," he declares with grim satisfaction.
This long and noisy process will have alerted whomever might be on the other side, however.