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Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » Yesterday 4:58 pm

Eirvit
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“Khalk-xu, we are embedded within your cosmic stuff. This water surrounding us is but a type of all space time. Keep us preserved in it, like flies in amber, that we might be jewels to adorn thine all-encompassing substance.”

Adventures » The Lamia's Heart Inspiration Question » 4/16/2021 11:53 am

Eirvit
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The pretty straightforward go-an-get-em thief story (which I’m about to use, slightly reskinned, in a Conan 2d20 game) doesn’t mind me of any immediate precedents, but the sought-after Lamia’s Heart does suggest to me the equally admirable Star of Khorala, though the Lamia’s Heart, as written, doesn’t possess any bewitching powers.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Star_of_Khorala

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/13/2021 6:06 pm

Eirvit
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Iron Ranger wrote:

[ just to make sure you understand the situation]

Kondor cannot move, he is pressed up against a metal grate with tons of water pressure against him.
Gundrabu to his right, and something keeps hitting his left leg underneath the water.
The armored esquimeaux warlock is careening their way......like a bowling ball surfing a wave.

Sully, not yet! I imagine things are going to get mighty interesting, depending on what happens with that rope and Tillak about to collide with Kondor and/or Gundrabu.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/12/2021 6:57 pm

Eirvit
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I think I know what's about to happen next!

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/09/2021 11:35 am

Eirvit
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SullyB74 wrote:

Tillak follows Gundrabu and Kondor. 

Sully, we’re trying to make sense of this action in the context of ongoing events.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/08/2021 10:09 am

Eirvit
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Iron Ranger wrote:

Gundrabu collides into Kondor and they flail in the water for a moment sucking further and further into darkness before.....SLAM. They are suddenly stoped by a large grate blocking the tunnel....the force of the water holding both firmly against the bars!

[Gundrabu roll DEX TEST]

3!

And FYI, it totally makes sense if Gundrabu didn’t have time, and it’s more realistic if we go with that, but...

I mentioned that Gundrabu “stripped” (without checking, I think that’s the word I chose) before tying the rope around his waist and diving in.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/06/2021 11:25 am

Eirvit
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He sheds his own pack and clothes, then scrambles through Kondor’s gear, searching for the rope.

If he finds it, he hurriedly ties one end around his waist, glancing occasionally at the water, hoping to see Kondor surface, or otherwise seeking sign of the barbarian’s presence.

If all this occurs without complication, and if nothing more transpires or interferes, Gundrabu shouts:

“Tillak! Hold the rope! I’m diving after him. If you see us floundering—or if I otherwise appear to be drowning—fish us out!”

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/06/2021 10:32 am

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“Rope! Rope! Who has the rope? We should have tied him to us from the beginning. Oh, why does everyone just do what I say without question!”

Gundrabu has the sinking feeling that Kondor was the last to be carrying the rope, that he may be drowning right now with what Gundrabu requires to try to save him, for Gundrabu will not dive after without some means for Tillak to drag them both out.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 4/05/2021 9:58 am

Eirvit
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Ha ha! As Ranger explained to me, you’re supposed to call High or Low, not an actual number. 😀

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/28/2021 9:03 am

Eirvit
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Gundrabu looks appraisingly at Tillak.

“Interesting conjecture, cousin. I hadn’t thought of that. Yes, perhaps the thing was something of a vampire, rather than we being the victims of a senseless curse.”

Gundrabu looks again upstream.

“Barbarian, canoes lie yonder. I would be stripping to swim to them even now, but perhaps only the hardiest of us should risk a swim and the current. What say you?”

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/27/2021 1:50 pm

Eirvit
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[Sully, your notifications are probably going right to your Junk. Mine do. I don’t even bother looking for them but just check the forum at least once a day.]

“Tillak, I suspect that just we three and all our possessions were magically aged, as incomprehensible as it may be. I know that we were covered in dust, but I suspect that this was the result of an area of influence about us.

“A yet greater mystery, to me, is what became of that corpse suspended by chains.”

Gundrabu walks down the flight of stairs to the water’s edge. He holds his lighted dagger aloft and looks upriver, downriver, and across it for a corresponding passage on the far side. He looks for boats or stepping stones and gauges the length of the river.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/25/2021 8:57 am

Eirvit
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“You hear that, Tillak? I expect we are coming to an underground river. In the spring I expect it swells and fills the chambers of this well. Still, all this is quite peculiar.”

Gundrabu continues his determined strides.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/25/2021 8:20 am

Eirvit
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Gundrabu walks and walks.

“This passage is long, Tillak.”

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/22/2021 10:11 am

Eirvit
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Holding it aloft as a light source, Gundrabu proceeds through the opening directly beneath where the dagger had been.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/22/2021 9:46 am

Eirvit
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Does it continue to glow and exude light by which to see?

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/21/2021 10:20 am

Eirvit
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Gundrabu says, “Let us experiment.”

Gundrabu tries to climb back up eight feet and touch one of the glowing daggers.

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/18/2021 8:45 am

Eirvit
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[You’re always fomenting inner-party conflict, aren’t you! 😛]

As soon as Tillak arrives, Gundrabu makes a circuit of the base, pausing near every opening, peering into the gloom, sniffing the air, studying the floor. He is looking for details and irregularities.

“Well, cousin, what thinkst thee?”

Play-by-Post » The Scorched Sanctuary » 3/17/2021 8:52 am

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Gundrabu climbs all the way down to the floor, ignoring the daggers for now. He doesn’t want to do anything that will disrupt the light.

Once at the bottom, if nothing else happens, he awaits the others for conference.

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