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4/18/2021 2:53 pm  #4161


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Iron Ranger wrote:

Kondor roll  d6  Strength test!

d6:  2!

 

4/18/2021 2:56 pm  #4162


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Kondor pulls the rope and a large sheet of metal begins to rise on the other side of the grate!


 
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4/18/2021 4:06 pm  #4163


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

1d4: 3!



  • “Moonglum licked his long lips. 'So it’s sorcery again. In truth, Elric, this whole country is beginning to stink of wizardry and the minions of hell.' Elric murmured for his friend’s ears: 'No hell-beings these—but honest elementals, equally powerful in many ways.'"
 

4/18/2021 4:58 pm  #4164


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

“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.”


“Our own age is not one which can afford to call its ancestors savage.” 
― Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword
 

4/19/2021 9:35 am  #4165


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Tillak slams into Kondor! [Each take -2 HP from the impact.]

The rope flies out of Kondor's hand but the huge sucking pull underneath the group increases and the tremendous draining flush of water holds the metal sheet up nonetheless! Water roars under you as you all cling to the grate and each other.

At last the water level drains from the cavern leaving only a swiftly moving stream through a 5ft channel build of brick along the tunnel floor containing the flow as it passes through the grate into the darkness beyond. A familiar sight to both barbarian and cleric.

Exhausted, all slide down the grate to the tunnel floor below.


 
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4/19/2021 10:09 am  #4166


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Eirvit wrote:

“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.”

[Gundrabu +200XP for actual praying!]


 
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4/19/2021 10:28 am  #4167


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

The characters are plunged into utter darkness, right?

Gundrabu seeks a light source somewhere about him. He thinks there at least must be a glowing dagger somewhere about.

If not, he struggles to find his bearings and peer up the channel down which he was borne. If he can ascertain the direction, and he still sees no light, he will carefully and cautiously make his way thence.


“Our own age is not one which can afford to call its ancestors savage.” 
― Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword
 

4/19/2021 10:31 am  #4168


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Gundrabu retained the dagger throughout. Its glow reveals the grate and the channeled flow to you.


 
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4/19/2021 11:35 am  #4169


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Kondor looks around. Any sign of his lost helm?

 

4/19/2021 12:14 pm  #4170


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Not within the 20 ft glow.


 
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4/19/2021 12:19 pm  #4171


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Gundrabu holds the gleaming dagger up menacingly — though perhaps the threat in the gesture is unconscious? — up before his eyes and Tillak’s, the better to gaze into his cousin’s soul.

“I told you,” he says through gritted teeth, barely suppressing his anger, “to hold the rope. What manner of Esquimaux are you? Would you have done as well had you a whale at the end of your harpoon line? Fah! It seems to me you would let that drop, too, denying food to your people and idly throwing away metal and the craft of a smith’s hands!”


“Our own age is not one which can afford to call its ancestors savage.” 
― Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword
 

4/19/2021 4:07 pm  #4172


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Tillak is ashamed and he cannot look into Gundrabu's eyes. 



  • “Moonglum licked his long lips. 'So it’s sorcery again. In truth, Elric, this whole country is beginning to stink of wizardry and the minions of hell.' Elric murmured for his friend’s ears: 'No hell-beings these—but honest elementals, equally powerful in many ways.'"
 

4/19/2021 4:10 pm  #4173


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

[Fantastic!  Tillak +150XP for admission of guilt!  Lovin' this trio!]


 
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4/19/2021 5:57 pm  #4174


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

While Kondor searches for his helm, and while muttering Khalk-xu’s curses upon his kinsman, Gundrabu tramps back up the channel, trying to discern his way with his knife, to dress himself and reclaim his pack.


“Our own age is not one which can afford to call its ancestors savage.” 
― Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword
 

4/19/2021 6:52 pm  #4175


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

It is easy for Gundrabu to return to his abandoned belongings. There are three steps leading up to the landing from which he jumped in.

His fellow adventurers are left behind in darkness, both quite stunned from their recent collision.


 
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4/19/2021 7:21 pm  #4176


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Iron Ranger wrote:

It is easy for Gundrabu to return to his abandoned belongings. There are three steps leading up to the landing from which he jumped in.

His fellow adventurers are left behind in darkness, both quite stunned from their recent collision.

"Gundrabu, wait! Bring that damned light here while I search. My helm could still be here, the Kimmerian crown! Bah, my people, robbed again by that damned sorcerous THING that stole time from us!"

Kondor follows Gundrabu, but if the cleric will not halt and return, the barbarian considers going back to the daggers and taking his own - enough of the hunter depending upon others, when for years he depended only upon himself!

 

4/20/2021 3:28 am  #4177


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Tilak also follows Gundrabu, wanting to ensure that the cleric is not alone if something lies in wait for him. Though crestfallen and stinging from Gundrabu's beratement, the cleric and the barbarian are the only companions that Tilak has had in many moons and he woudl hate for anything bad to happen to either of them. He also attributes some of Gundrabu's testiness to the cleric's bond with the Khalk-xu, The Deep One. Tilak remembers his foster father, whose devotion to the Kraken has only been surpassed by the wild-eyed Gundrabu, throwing random members of the ship's crew into the sea to curry favor with The Deep One or to quell storms. He also knows to not waste words with apologies and to instead show his contriteness through actions. 
"Ythaqqa's bloody, wind-blasted bones," Tilk mutters under his breath while well out of earshot of his kinsman, "clerics really will be the death of me! Perhaps I trully am a misbegotten fool!"    

Last edited by SullyB74 (4/20/2021 3:37 am)



  • “Moonglum licked his long lips. 'So it’s sorcery again. In truth, Elric, this whole country is beginning to stink of wizardry and the minions of hell.' Elric murmured for his friend’s ears: 'No hell-beings these—but honest elementals, equally powerful in many ways.'"
 

4/20/2021 10:04 am  #4178


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

If a change in action works, Gundrabu will hiss a long-suffering sigh and return to help Kondor find the “precious helm of his people.” He is beginning to shake with cold. He wants to think that it’s suppressed rage, but more likely it’s the onset of hypothermia, after getting soaked.


“Our own age is not one which can afford to call its ancestors savage.” 
― Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword
 

4/20/2021 10:13 am  #4179


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Gundrabu is already back at his gear and standing before the three steps up when he hears the whines of the barbarian back at the grate.
Tillak has joined the cleric.


 
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4/20/2021 10:59 am  #4180


Re: The Scorched Sanctuary

Shivering, knowing the dangers of hypothermia, Gundrabu dries himself and makes haste to get back into his furs.


“Our own age is not one which can afford to call its ancestors savage.” 
― Poul AndersonThe Broken Sword
 

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