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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:09 pm

Joe will go 3rd I guess.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:40 am

((Well after the storage room 'trap' only Lurn is uninjured. Joe and Jaq are both at 4 HP and Ves is at 8. Level 1 chars are squishy. The storage room had a 13% chance of knocking both of them unconscious.))

The man opens the door and steps in slowly looking to the north. He walks far enough everyone can enter if they'd like. To the south there is a small library looking area with shelves full of books. Unlike the storage room the books appear to be well ordered.

To the north the room becomes a circle and a figure wearing an odd mask with a beak is bent over a work bench. There are several bottles similar to those by the well and in the storage room scattered around the work area. The masked person is humming tunelessly but loudly. He is wearing a robe without decoration but covered in pockets.

This room smells much more like the entrance area by the well than the storage room did.

Your guide clears his throat loudly trying to get the masked person's attention. The masked figure gives a muffled sigh and says in a very thick elven accent,

"Yes Ertyl? You know I'm busy here! Is there a problem with the collectors or concentraters?"

He doesn't sound unfriendly, mostly distracted.

((Map when I get to a computer today))

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Dlover » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:36 am

((Damn, they're at half health... I've got two casts of Healing Word, which is 5-9 healing. A caster like Burns can probably afford to wait a bit on healing, but NSF, do you want to be healed up to full?))

Lurn will remain quiet for their guide to provide introductions.
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Hunters of Letrua; Character list
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My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:09 am

(Just wait until we go down.) Joe looks at Jaq and lets him do the talking, since she doesn't know how he'd feel about halflings.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Dlover » Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:14 am

(Hm, fair. With the Circle of Mortality effect from Grave Domain it guarantees 9 healing on a target at 0hp, so it basically refills your health.)
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My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by thinkslogically » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:01 am

Ves watches the guy with the mask.

Insight: 1D20+5 = [6]+5 = 11


"Never been a fan of masks." She mutters.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:29 am

The masked figures head turns at Ves' voice and dark glassed slits in the mask are directed towards the five of you. The masked person says to Ertyl,

"Why didn't you tell me we had guests!"

He addresses the rest of you,

"Please forgive my rudeness. I am Re'Elmin. Who might you be and how may I be of service?"

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:38 am

"Ah be Joe Av'rage. We came 'ere 'cause thar be wells in tha city tha are posion'd with somethin' tha appears ta be alchemic'l in nature 'n have a mix o magic in it. We were 'opin' ye'd can 'elp sort this mess out."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Dlover » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:40 am

Lurn bows slightly as the alchemist introduces himself, "I am Lurn, cleric in service of the Lord of the Dead, though my current task is to keep people from their graves, rather than oversee their departure." The firbolg pauses to allow the others an opportunity to introduce themselves before continuing,

"The best hopes of resolving this lie with a skilled alchemist, such personages being limited to yourself, so far as we have found. My clerical arts may have a chance of identifying the toxin, but if there is anything unnatural to it such odds will be limited, and regardless of the results I would have no knowledge of counteracting the effects. This is why your aid is required."

Lurn Persuasion: 1D20+7 = [17]+7 = 24
((Looks like Lady Luck still helps out when it matters.))
My game:
Hunters of Letrua; Character list
Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by thinkslogically » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:42 am

Ves stays quiet, watching the pair carefully. She's not quite ready to believe that they had nothing to do with this.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:59 am

Master Re'Elmin nods his beaked head towards Joe and Lurn before turning his shiny gaze on Ves and Jaq, waiting. After a moment he gives a shrug.

"It must be quite the event up there to bring together such a...diverse...company! An elf, a halfing, a firbolg and a..." The alchemist tilts his head in a very bird like way as his glassy, dark gaze rests on Ves. "I am not sure what you are my dear but you have pleasant glow to you."

Seeming to lose interest in you his gaze turns back to the workbench,

"Tell me of what is happening in Stenrek above and I will do my best to help you. Is it a mild flu? Perhaps some bovine waste mixed with the greens?"

He slowly measures fluids from various bottles out in front of him.

And the map.
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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:30 pm

"Nay, this be far worse. Someuns been posionin' tha wells. It be choas in tha coty. Seems ta make peopl' nay only aggr'ssive but it seems ta also be targ'tin' traits. Elves are 'sleepin' tha dwarves be sick. 'Umans goin' crazy."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by thinkslogically » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:49 pm

"...Human. I have a cold coming on.

Someone's poisoned the water supply and they did it from your basement."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Dlover » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:17 pm

"At least we believe it originated here."
My game:
Hunters of Letrua; Character list
Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by thinkslogically » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:41 pm

"Yeah, cos of the empty poison vials lying around the well back at the entryway. Seems pretty clear to me."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:26 am

The alchemist freezes mid-pour on hearing the symptoms described and Ves say the bottles were by the well.

A muffled,

"Ertyl? Those failed mixtures I told you to dispose of... What did you do with them?"

Ertyl looks stricken,

"I...I disposed of them master!"

The alchemist turns his beaked mask to Ertyl,

"In the incinerator?"

Ertyl looks at the group members then back to the alchemist,

"No, I didn't use the incinerator master. It's so hard to clean the bottles after! I figured I could empty them in the well and scrub them...out..." He finishes lamely.

The alchemist straightens,

"Well. I think we will no longer be welcome in Stenrek, Ertyl. Especially since we've failed to get what the Prefect wanted and managed to put elves to 'sleep'. Summon the collectors to gather our things, we will need to leave quickly."

Ertyl responds with a shaky voice,

"I am sorry master. The collectors have already been summoned and should be here soon. What do we do about them?" He gestures at the group.

The alchemist gives a muffled sigh,

"We help them as thanks for the warning. Now give me a moment."

He goes back to his work bench and starts to rapidly mix things.

((Ves' insight on the alchemist is hindered by the mask and his general distracted attitude. She doesn't pick up much beyond that.))

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by thinkslogically » Sun Sep 16, 2018 4:47 am

"hah! I don't think so. If you know what that stuff is you can reverse it. So that's what you can start working on before people start dying."

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:18 am

The alchemist doesn't respond but Ertyl says quietly,

"I believe that is what he is doing. If you'll excuse me."

He moves back to the library and starts quickly pulling down certain books and placing them in a pile in the middle of the floor.

((Perception check from everyone please))

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:21 am

Joe glares at the alchemist, having none of it. "We dinnae tell ye so ye can run from yer problems." She looks at Ertyl. "Oi! No ye don't! Ye caus'd this 'ere mess. Ye come back 'ere right now 'n explain what exacly ye dump'd in tha well."


Per: 1D20 = [1] = 1

Halfling powers activate!
Per: 1D20 = [4] = 4

Dice...why do you hate me?

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:29 am

Ertyl keeps plucking books and stacking them but says,

"I honestly don't know what it was. Something the master was making for the Prefect. I didn't...well I thought it wouldn't be strong enough to have any effect mixed with all the water."

Joe hears nothing over her own pounding heart.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Arch Lich Burns » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:45 am

"Ye pour'd unknown chemic'ls in tha well?!? Are ye daft? Hasn't yer mast'r taught ye bett'r? Ye are na goin' anywhere 'til ye pay fer yer crimes." Joe will stand in the doorway to prevent the assistant from leaving.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:07 am

He doesn't react to Joe's threat, or be interested in leaving just yet.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Dlover » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:10 am

"I don't like the sounds of this."

Lurn Perception: 1D20+7 = [10]+7 = 17
My game:
Hunters of Letrua; Character list
Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Rodgeir » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:15 am

Lurn hears clanking noises coming down the hallway they entered the alchemist's room from.

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Re: Tests and Trials

Post by Dlover » Sun Sep 16, 2018 6:19 am

"Sounds like golems of some sort are approaching. The collectors, I presume. I suggest everyone stand away from the door." Following his own advice, Lurn moves to one side (Let's make it north-east), to ensure there will be space for whatever's coming to move about.
My game:
Hunters of Letrua; Character list
Also Player / Monster stats, skill lists.

My characters:
Tugs Tails, the goblin that was sort of a trapper and wears a bear's tail at his neck, for some reason - Lair of the Mountain King (Run by Thinks)
Alex Sparo, A city boy, poor of sight, who has learned to manipulate people and make the most of what he, and others, have - Trinity Isles (Run by Mort)
Mehriv Turajin, a Noble Dragonborn Sorcerer sent from his clan because he wasn't dragony enough. - The Wandering Archipelago (Run by Thinks)

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