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The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thread)

Postby Sturm » Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:13 am

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 13th day, 992 AC)


When Bonth and his group have left too, Gila gives to Taradain, Milo, Talla and herself 3 berries each.
The first one is to become hawks. You rise to the sky and the experience is wonderful to Taradain, better than anything she has experienced before. The fly is exilarating but last less than half an hour, then Gila guides you to the outskirt of a black structure which seems built in iron, half hidden by the woods among the hills, in a narrow and dark valley.
You return to humanoid form as soon as you touch the ground, and hide among the trees.
Suddenly, there is a horrid smell as four ugly humanoids emerge from the forest to your left! They look like bipedal and human sixed chamaleons. Milo immediately signals everyone to hide, as they have not seen you yet.
Taradain thinks she has seen illustration of such creatures.. Troglodytes..
"We should take another berry and turn into mice, to escape them and explore the Sanctuary..." Milo says in Hin.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:27 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 13th day, 992 AC)


Gila, Taradain and the halfling turn into mice and easily pass the troglodytes to enter the massive door of the Sanctuary. The door has just a very small fissure on the right, but mice can pass almost everywhere.
Just beyond the door three figures, enormous giants for four mice, are talking among themselves. Taradain understands they are a lizardman and two goblins.
Gila, in mouse form, signal to run pass them to the great room beyond.
Taradain has a moment of fear, imagining how easily the three giants could squash her...
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Dervish » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:30 am

I attempt to swallow my fear and move on hoping not be squashed or eaten
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:48 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 13th day, 992 AC)


The four mice run forward. One of the lizardmen notices Milo and attempt to squash him, but misses. The creature shrugs and let the mouse run away, while the others laugh.
You find yourselves in an enormous room which looks really gigantic to you in this form. The room has dummies, probably used for weapons practice, and a scaring creature roaming the centre, which looks like a bear with a bird head.
Gila quickly leads you to explore the rest of the fortress, and you see several lizardmen and goblins, you can count almost 30 of them in various rooms. You do not find stairs but Gila, even if she cannot talk to you, indicates she want to explore more, clearly believing there are hidden rooms around.
Milo and Talla indeed find a secret passage in the kitchen, where a goblin cook is working, leading you to a big room full of pots, books and other strange containers, maybe a wizard laboratory. A young girl with beautiful brown hair and blue eyes is chained to a wall, guarded by another bear creature with a bird head.
Taradain immediately recognize her as Alerena Kelvin!
The bear creatures sniffs the air, then look directly at you, even if you are hidden under a table...
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:28 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 13th day, 992 AC)


The owlbear starts to duck, clearly to hunt you, but before it can start its search a section of the eastern wall opens, and a human in a dark purple and blue robe enters the laboratory. The owlbear stops, as if waiting for orders.
The man goes to the chained girl, smiling.
"A lot of people are coming for you, lady Alerena, exactly as planned. We will have a great party!"
The girl rise to look at the wizard with defiance. "My father and brother will stop at nothing to find you and destroy you and all your organization!" she spats.
"They haven't been able to find your mother so far, am I right? Maybe you will be interested in embrace her again, will you not?", the wizard says.
Alerena pales, clearly shocked by his words, and remain speechless.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Thu Apr 27, 2017 11:03 am

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 13-14th day, 992 AC)


"Sleep on it", Oliver says, then he leaves to the eastern secret door, apparently leaving for the night.
Once he is gone, the owlbear begin sniffing the air again, so Gila signals to Taradain and the halflings to go out through the western secret door, back into the kitchen.
The goblin cook is no longer present, and you continue your exploration of the level. Gila is clearly searching for a way down, even if apparently there isn't one. But after some running around, avoiding passing goblins and lizardmen, she finds another secret door hidden in a solid wall. Ducking in a crack, you are able to enter what seems like a natural cave 10 feet wide, which goes westward into the dark. Before you can begin your exploration however, you realize you are walking on something soft and sticky, a yellowish mold on the floor. Gila squeals something which clearly means "run away!" and infact a cloud of yellow dust explodes into the air all around you. Taradain feels a terrible pain in her lungs and stuggles to breath. Eventually she blacks out, feeling someone dragging her away.

(Saving throw failed, but fortunately Gila did not and will be able to carry you to safety. Tomorrow I will reunite this thread with the main one).
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Fri Apr 28, 2017 3:16 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


Taradain awakens in a tent. Looking around she can see is not alone. Kesh, Tala and Elwyn are standing, speaking among themselves, while two other bunks contain the unmoving forms of Bonth, Gabriel and Milo.

Now you are reunited with Dorn and the others, so you will be able to reply in this thread:
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=17459&p=195398#p195398
However you can post also here if you have a question for Kesh or Elwyn.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Mon May 15, 2017 3:03 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


(Continuing from here: viewtopic.php?f=65&t=17459&p=196141#p196137)

Gila, Kesh, Kaerin Penhaligon, Karto and Taradain hide in the woods while the two armies approach each other.
Gila will turn you all into small bats with the berries and also cast invisibility on you all for good measure, as you will have to pass the enemy army now to return inside the Sanctuary.
"We know already were the hidden laboratory of the wizard is. We will head there immediately once we are inside and turn back to human form. Taradain will go to Oliver's room to search for a key to free Alerena from her chains. If she cannot find it, she will try to open the lock herself. In the meantime we will fight the owlbear and the wizard. Karto will go to the owlbear and Kaerin to the wizard, and me and Kesh will help him!"
Everyone nods and soon Gila give you the berries, to turn you all into small bats. In this form Taradain realizes she cannot see much, but she can perceive the shape of things and the direction of obstacles through sounds. The experience is very confusing at first, but soon she manages to follow Gila inside the Sanctuary.
The goblin and lizardmen around seem not to notice them, and they arrive safely inside Oliver's laboratory. The wizard is there, with Arelena still chained and the owlbear next to them.
"We are going to visit your mother now", Oliver says with a smile, preparing to grab the chained girl.
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Wed May 24, 2017 2:54 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


Gila does something, and you all turn back into your normal form. Oliver sees you and grabs Arelena, while shouting something to the owlbear. Kaerin and Karto go against the monster, while Gila and Kesh prepare some spell.
While the owlbear begins his fight with the young human knight and the experienced dwarf, Gila and Kesh finish their spells against Oliver, but the wizard and Arelena are already fading into thin air..
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Dervish » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Tatradain tries to tackle oliver
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Thu Jun 01, 2017 3:49 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


Taradain runs to the wizard but he falls down as soon as she reaches him, apparently dropped by a spell from Kesh. Still Taradain manages to push him a bit, so he lets go Arelena's arm and disappears, while the girl remains in the room, still bounded by the chain.
Karto and Kaerin hits the owlbear, but the beast react with violence, wounding Karto and sending him to the floor.
"Oliver has gone - Gila says - his spell must have took him away. Taradain, free Arelena, then we will have to escape this place!"
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Dervish » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:33 am

Working on it
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Wed Jun 07, 2017 2:27 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


Taradain manages to free Arelena from the chains, and the girl thanks her.
In the meantime Karto and Kaerin hits the owlbear, and Kesh tries to help too. Gila sends a magic missile against the beast, who howls in pain. You hear sounds of feet coming from the right secret stone door.
Gila uses some spell on the door, and someone start banging on it, clearly trying to open it.
Kaerin, Karto and Kesh attack the owlbear again, wounding him more. The beast, now furious, takes Kaerin from his sword arm and rips it off with one movement. The young warrior falls in his blood, with Kesh and Arelena going to him to take him away and stop the blood.
Karto attacks the owlbear desperately alone, even if he is still wounded...
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Dervish » Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:19 pm

taradain tries to flank the owlbear for the sneak attack
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Re: The Karameikos PbP Infiltration in the Sanctuary (IC thr

Postby Sturm » Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:14 pm

North of Eveskyr (Highforge)
Scene V - 2 years later (Buhrlen, Felmont, Summer, 14th day, 992 AC)


Karto and Taradain hit the owlbear, wounding the beast in the belly and the back. The monster shrieks in pain and falls down with an heavy thump. Kesh and Arelena have somehow stopped the flow of blood from Kaerin's arm, but the young knight is pale and sweaty on the floor.
"We have to leave now - Gila says - take the last berries and think of sparrows, I will create a diversion and take Kaerin".
Arelena is clearly surprised by the magical berries, but she follows the others and eats one. Taradain, Arelena, Karto and Kesh become sparrows. Gila unblock the door and several goblins and lizardmen come from it. She launches a sphere which releases some gas, confusing the enemies and hiding you from them. She screams to fly away and you follow Kesh outside the room. She follows shortly after as a barn owl, with Kaerin as a shrew in her grasp, and you fly away through the rooms to the main door, and outside..

Taradain now is back with the others in the main thread:
viewtopic.php?f=65&t=17459&p=197021#p197021
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