The Karameikos PbP, The Mistery of the Mirror (IC thread)

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Re: The Karameikos PbP, The Mistery of the Mirror (IC thread)

Post by hihama » Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:04 am

Well, this is really embarassing...

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Post by Sturm » Fri Jun 08, 2018 2:51 pm

The Mansion near Krondsfield
Scene XIII - Hralen, Thaumont, Early Spring, 19th day, 993 AC


Slowly Bofar is trying to get outside the hole, while Lucius is still grabbed by the hand. Morganth and Delvar help him but the thing resist to their attacks. The others continue to fight with their hands, Silverleaf still stuck into the floor.
Then, Bofar is crawling out of the hole, while the others still struggle with the hands. Kesh finally manage to destroy his, while Silverleaf is pulled down to his shoulders.
Bofar is almost out of the hole when finally Lucius manages, down to his thighs, to destroy the hand. Slinker also destroy his one. Kesh is trying to help Silverleaf without success, as the elf is now down to his head.
Bofar is so tired he cannot move for a while, while the others try to reach Silverleaf but the space is not enough to help him. Kesh and Slinker however succeed in destroying the hand while the elf is almost completely down.
Lucius, Morganth and Delvar in the meantime destroy the hand still grabbing at Bellithiel.
"This ghost wizard is really getting on my nose, as we gnome say", Kesh says.
"This monstruosity must be destroyed", Silverleaf says, spitting earth.
From the former Music Room you can reach through a double door with dirty glass the other room in the corridor.

The other room was a library, and it is still full of books in several shelves.
"Here it could be what we came searching for, but we should be wary", Bellithiel says.
Slinker take a good look at the books and does not find traps, but points out a big desk with a black book and a human size heart made of silver next to it. The black book has strange runes on the cover.
"Traps, magical nasty ones", Slinker says.
"Indeed - Morganth says - I will try to remove them"
After a while the wizard confirm the book can be opened and start reading it.
"It's about a ritual to get eternal life. There are also some useful scrolls in the back and an interesting passage which says 'Not much time left to me. I think Erika knows. She must be prevented from interfering. I found the cleric's book in her chambers yesterday, she may have found a way to stop me!"
As Morganth says this, two Shadows as the one you encountered in Demara's tomb come out of the bookshelves!

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Post by agathokles » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:26 pm

Lucius moves to attack the nearest shadow,

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Post by hihama » Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:00 pm

Bofar sighs and readies himself against the attack.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:54 am

The Mansion near Krondsfield
Scene XIII - Hralen, Thaumont, Early Spring, 19th day, 993 AC


Bofar, Delvar, Kesh and Slinker move to attack a Shadow and, except Delvar, all manage to hit the thing. The Shadow shriek with something you must assume should be a sort of pain. It tries to attack Bofar back but fails to touch his flesh.
Lucius, Bellithiel, Silverleaf and Morganth take the other Shadow. The thing tries to hit Lucius but just touches his armor. Lucius feel just a brief sensation of cold, but no pain. Then he attacks the thing but the Shadow avoid his hit, as the ones by the elves. Morganth hower hits it with his dagger.
The others attack the Shadow again and the first hit by Bofar dissolves it for good.
The Shadow against Lucius tries to touch Morganth but fails, and soon a hit by Lucius and another by Bellithiel destroy it.
"Not so tough when they are faced by many adversaries with magical weapons", Kesh says.
"Still this wizard is annoying as a fly", Delvar says.
"He will hardly leave us the time to search his library. We should destroy him first" Bellithiel says.
Kesh agrees and so you exit the library back to the corridor.
"Now the door north in the dining hall or the stairs up?" Slinker asks.

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Post by agathokles » Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:57 am

Let's clear the ground floor first.

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Post by hihama » Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Yes, we should know what's in this floor before venturing up.

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:09 am

The Mansion near Krondsfield
Scene XIV - Hralen, Thaumont, Early Spring, 19th day, 993 AC


You return to the Dining Hall where Kesh put the zombies to rest and Slinker opens the north door. The next room is the kitchen. Several tall cabinets, mostly broken, line the walls. Shattered dishes and glasses litter the floor. A large hearth with cold ashes takes up most of the west wall. Three more doors are in the north wall and in the north eastern corner of the room.
"Nothing relevant here - Slinker says after searching around - some jars of flour and seasonings decades old and here seems a door to the cellar - he adds pointing to the westernmost door - there are also tools abandoned here. Hammer, pick, dried mortar. As if someone did some remodeling below? So which door?"

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Post by hihama » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:51 am

Let's check the easternmost door first.

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Post by Sturm » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:40 am

The Mansion near Krondsfield
Scene XIV - Hralen, Thaumont, Early Spring, 19th day, 993 AC


The first eastern door seems of a storeroom. Slinker checks and opens the door and suddenly a swarm of rats attack you!
The creatures begin to bite your legs and crawl over your bodies, and you realize they are not alive, but partially rotten by time!
The experience is more disgusting than dangerous, as Kesh soon uses his holy symbol and all the creatures fall down dead.
"Damn that was horrible!" Bellithiel says.
"That ghost wizard is going to pay for this as soon as I found him again!" Delvar says.
Slinker check the storeroom but there is nothing here except for rotten provisions.
You move on to the other eastern door of the kitchen, which leads to a very strange place.
It is in fact a room full of grown plants, and the rain is leaking inside from the ceiling. Once this was a greenhouse, but it is now infested with overgrown vegetation. Slinker takes a look around and out of the blue something comes out of the foliage. It is a snake 15 feet long, which coils around him. You are about to rush to his aid when two more snakes come out of the thick foliage. One attack Kesh, while the other takes Bellithiel, coiling so fast around the female elf to immobilize her, and starting to crush and strangle her. Kesh tries his symbol again but nothing happens. Apparently these creatures are clearly not undead, but their behaviour is strangely aggressive.

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Post by hihama » Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:21 am

Bofar tries to hit a head of a nearest snake.

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Post by agathokles » Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:48 pm

Lucius attempts a powerful sword swing against the nearest snake.

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Post by Sturm » Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:11 pm

The Mansion near Krondsfield
Scene XV - Hralen, Thaumont, Early Spring, 19th day, 993 AC


It is hard to hit the snakes because they trash around and also Slinker, Kesh and Bellithiel involuntarily get in the way. Still after a couple of missed blow Kesh and Slinker manage to wound their snakes and Lucius is able to cut the skin of the one holding the elf.
The three snakes leave their victims and hide back in the foliage.
"This house is really annoying me", Bellithiel says coughing.
"Let's find where this damn wizard is hiding", Delvar says.
"This may not be so simple - Morganth says - maybe a sort of ritual will be necessary to banish him"
As nothing of particular interest seems hidden in this room, you decide to leave back to the kitchen and continue your exploration of the house.
"Now there is the upper floor from the corridor or the cellar from here", Slinker says.
"So either we go straight to the cellar hoping to find the ghost wizard or we first explore up hoping to find some more clues about him. What do you think?", Kesh says.

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Post by hihama » Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:48 pm

As a dwarf I should say down but let's check upstairs first.

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Post by agathokles » Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:12 pm

Then it's up for now

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:33 pm

The Mansion near Krondsfield
Scene XV - Hralen, Thaumont, Early Spring, 19th day, 993 AC


You go up the stairs to a sitting room with some chairs, a mirror and a door on the left and one on the right. Slinker checks everything, then tries the left door first. This was a bedroom once but now the first thing you see is a candle and a man with a priestly tunic and a mace in his hand.
"Back, you foul servants of.. Wait, wait! You're not his servants. Who are you? What do you want with me?", says the man with a slightly Hattian accent.

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