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

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Post by agathokles » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:15 pm

And Lucius skewers the mage with his sword (or at least attempts to do so).

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Post by Sturm » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:11 pm

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


A flurry of blows reach at Gunter: Bofar hits him with the hammer, Lucius with the sword. Slinker misses, but Kesh hits him with the mace and Bellithiel with an arrow. With a look of rage, the ghost disappears before he can hit someone again.
Immediately Kesh and Klaus look at Delvar, but the dwarf only passed out, and soon he can be brought back up.
"Damn wizard", he says again.
"He is not so strong around the house - Morganth says - but probably he will be stronger in his crypt"
But your conversation is then interrupted by a voice. Slinker was looking around the bedroom, which clearly belonged to a woman from the dresses and the objects still laying around. There is indeed a desk with a mirror, and a portrait of a beautiful, dark haired woman on it. As soon as Slinker touched the portrait, the woman on it began to speak. She does not seem to address you, but rather speaking to herself.
"They say Gunter is dead, but I still can feel his presence. I should have not taken the silver heart from his corpse in the crypt. It must have been part of his spell. Someone is coming!". After saying this, the portrait is inanimated again.
"There is a small brass key fixed to the back of the portrait", Slinker says.
"The heart must be important! - Klaus says - Of course, his servants must have miscast the spell, leaving him a ghost waiting for a body, and now he acts with the compulsion to find a new one. Maybe if we bless the crypt we could banish him from this place. But will we need the silver heart? Where it could be now?"

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Post by agathokles » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:13 pm

Let's search the room... there might be a coffer or other locked container hidden somewhere.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:31 am

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


"There is nothing relevant here", Slinker says after looking around for a while.
"Wait, I've seen a silver heart, it was in the library next to the black book I read, Gunter's journal. Let's go there and take it!", says Morganth.
Kesh nods and so you go back downstairs to the library, then the kitchen, where Slinker opens the unlocked door down to the cellar.
"Get ready!" Bellithiel says, and you go on with the usual formation, Delvar, Bofar and Lucius in the front.
You have just the time to see a basement full of webs and furnished as an old laboratory with a table, flasks, knives, jars, beakers, candles, then the webs moves toward you! Delvar is immediately stuck and cannot get free. Lucius and Bofar, while hindered, manage to avoid the sticking webs, but are attacked by a giant, undead spider. The spider tries to bite Bofar, but fortunately the armour of the dwarf stops the bite.
Another large spider falls on the other, biting Kesh who goes down. Bellithiel, Silverleaf and Slinker attack it while Morganth prepares a spell.

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Post by hihama » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:35 pm

Bofar strikes the spider.

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Post by agathokles » Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:08 pm

Lucius swings a heavy blow to the spider's legs.

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Post by Sturm » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:22 am

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


Bofar and Lucius hit the spider, the dwarf wounding it near the head, the Thyatian almost cutting a leg. The creature, enraged, bites Lucius, wounding him slightly in the arm. Lucius feels dizzy for a while due to the spider's poison, but manages to remain standing.
In the meantime Slinker and Morganth wound the other spider.
Bofar and Lucius attack again but the spider this time avoid the blows and bites Lucius again. This time the poison is too much for the Thyatian warrior, who falls on his knees, then goes down passed out.
In the other struggle, Silverleaf kills the spider.
Bofar attacks again and manages to kill the spider too.
Now Silverleaf frees Delvar, while Bellithiel looks after Kesh and Lucius. The gnome cleric and the Thyatian warrior do not wake up, so Klaus uses his clerical magic to heal Kesh. The gnome cleric finally is back to his sense, and as soon as possible he heals Lucius too.
"A few more instants and this poison would have been the death of us", Kesh says.
When Lucius is able to walk again, all begin to take a look around. Except for the laboratory apparatus, there is nothing else in this crypt.
"This place should have a secret room somewhere - Slinker says - but I cannot find it"
Bofar however can. The dwarf finds a very small keyhole in the southern wall, and small fissures among the bricks.
"Behind that, Gunter will be waiting for us", Klaus says.

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Post by Sturm » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:20 am

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


Kesh nods and Slinker opens the door. Behind there is a crypt long and narrow with a stone sarcophagus in the center. Bronze braziers rest in each corner, and the walls are carved with magical symbols. Eight niches in the walls each contain a skeleton.
Gunter's ghost is hovering just above the sarcophagus.
"Curse you, cleric! But nothing will spare you from my servants! Rise and kill! Take the silver heart. Do not let them get near my sarcophagus!", the ghost wizard says. The eight skeletons animate and reach to you, while from the floor two big zombies rise from their graves to attack! Both Klaus and Kesh show their holy symbols, and the light from them seems to hurt both the skeletons and the zombies, but they are not destroyed and do not stop. Gunter laughs.
"They are strong as Gunter is!", Kesh says.
The zombies are extremely fast and seem somehow intelligent, different from what you have seen before. They attack Lucius, but their blows are clumsy and fail to hurt the warrior, who strikes back, almost severing a zombie's torso with his sword. The wound which certainly would have killed a normal man does not even slow the undead creature. In this moment, Lucius notices there is a heart shaped niche on the top of the sarcophagus.
Bofar and Delvar are attacked by the skeletons. The two dwarves hit them, but the creatures do not fall, One wounds Bofar on the arm, and the others hit Delvar several times, until the other dwarf falls down. Kesh comes to the front line, damaging a skeleon, and Klaus does the same. Silverleaf too came near to attack, while Morganth and Bellithiel send magical darts, destroying two skeletons. Slinker tries to attack another, but his hit is not very effective on the dead bones.

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Post by agathokles » Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:56 am

Lucius is too busy fending off the zombies, so he just shouts to the others something to make them aware of the niche. He fights defensively, trying to hack off the zombies arms or legs.

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Post by hihama » Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:09 pm

Bofar continues smashing the bones of skeletons.

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Post by Sturm » Fri Jun 29, 2018 2:29 pm

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


A zombie tries to push Lucius' sword against the warrior, almost cutting his throat, but Lucius manages to repel it.
A skeleton hit Bofar, severely hurting him in the chest. The dwarf feels dizzy and weak, but manages to stay up for now.
Another wounds Kesh. Silverleaf is hit by another skeleton and falls down.
But then you strike back. Bofar destroy a skeleton, Kesh another one, Klaus too and Bellithiel another with her sword. Only two skeletons and two zombies now stand, but Delvar and Silverleaf are down too.
Slinker in the meantime has heard what Lucius says, and avoiding Gunter who tries to stop him, place the silver heart on the sarcophagus.
"What have you done!" - Gunter wails in rage, as his ghost is brought back into the sarcophagus. Just some moments later the lid explodes from the inside and Gunter, now as a rotting zombie, comes out of it.
"Worms eat my flesh, maggots eat my veins. This magic was meant to be worked a hundred years ago, not now! You will die for this!", the undead wizard screams.
As a zombie, Gunter is clearly very fast and powerful. He tries to hit Slinker, sending him away stunned even if the thief was running away.
Klaus and Kesh have an idea now, and they take out their holy symbols again. Now the lights put down the two remaining skeletons and the two zombies. Gunter screams in new rage and charges at you. Incredibly fast, he punches Kesh, sending the gnome cleric back to the opposite wall with a disturbing sound of broken bones.

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Post by hihama » Fri Jun 29, 2018 5:26 pm

Bofar rushes to Gunter and tries to tackle him down.

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Post by agathokles » Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:21 pm

Lucius tries to take advantage of Bofar's maneuver to slash at the zombie-wizard's neck.

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Post by Sturm » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:46 am

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


Klaus attacks Gunter, but the zombie wizard just blocks his mace. Bofar tries his move, but the wizard avoids it, and Bellithiel misses too. Lucius cannot reach the neck, but he cuts deeply into Gunter's chest and belly. Entrails come out of him with a foul smell. The zombie is damaged, but even more enraged, and he does not fall. Morganth hits him with more magical darts, burning it, but the zombie still does not fall. He tries to grab Klaus, but the cleric manages to escape the horrible zombie.

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Post by agathokles » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:29 am

Lucius tries to slow down the zombie by hacking at one leg.

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Post by hihama » Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:36 am

Bofar also returns using his hammer against the zombie.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:37 am

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


Klaus touches Gunter with a hand, shocking him with some magic. The zombie screams again. Bofar and Lucius try to hit him, but the zombie blocks their weapons and Bellithiel too. Morganth stabs him with a dagger, opening another festering wound in his shoulder. The zombie turn to attack the wizard, and then Slinker, wounded and limping, plant a dagger fully into the zombie's head, the point going out one undead eye.
Gunter has a look of surprise and rage for an instant, then falls down, finally dead.

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Post by agathokles » Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:16 am

Well done, Slinker... Everybody, let's check the wounded.

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Post by hihama » Mon Jul 02, 2018 12:30 pm

Bofar checks first that Gunter really is dead.

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Post by Sturm » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:05 pm

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


"May he rest in the Abyss", Slinker says, falling down. Bofar checks the body of the fallen wizard, which now seems to be dead since months. Morganth immediately gives an healing potion to Slinker, while Klaus goes to Kesh and Bellithiel looks after Silverleaf and Delvar, giving them more healing potions.
Soon you see no one is dead, but all the wounded will need help to walk for a while. Bofar too will need a healing potion, as he is bleeding from the wound the skeleton inflicted him.
Bellithiel finds a chest with gold and several items in the room, including magic.
"We can take them, but the primary purpose for which we were here is to search for clues about the Mirror, and why Oliver was interested in this house, so we better search the library for anything useful, at least those of us who can still walk", the female elf says.

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Post by hihama » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:55 pm

Bofar takes one healing potion out of his backbag and drinks it.

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Post by agathokles » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:37 pm

Lucius helps the others search the library, as well as exploring any rooms not visited before.

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Post by Sturm » Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:29 am

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


While Klaus and Morganth look at the wounded, you, Slinker and Bellithiel take another look around. There are no unexplored rooms left so you focus on the library. The room contains many books, mostly on magic and necromancy, but there is more: a book about ancient artefacts has a chapter about "The Mirror of the Worlds" which Bellithiel starts to read avidly.
"The informations in this book are incredible.. we should take it immediately to town. Oliver may be near", Bellithiel says.

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Post by agathokles » Thu Jul 05, 2018 5:22 pm

Let's go, then. Keep your eyes open, if the mage is near he may try to ambush us.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:25 pm

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


You and Bellithiel return to the others and she tells Kesh what she has discovered.
"Night has fallen outside and the wounded need a night of rest - Kesh says - Probably we should sleep here. The ghost is gone and even if a house full of decayed corpses is not ideal, it's still a defensible place. What do you think?"

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