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 Jul 25, 2019 6:21 pm

Bofar points at the strongbox, There, if I may guess.

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Post by Sturm » Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:33 pm

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Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


While Taradain takes a close look at the other furniture, apparently containing books, scrolls, potions and various objects, Sam goes to the chest and start examining it. After a while, he starts to rise and turn. "There is something wrong here..". But before he can finish speaking the strongbox moves and animates like a living thing, a big mouth with teeth dripping a green ichor opening in its front and a sort of arm springing against Sam. With a sudden and quick move, the halfling manages to roll away just an instant before the thing can catch him.
"What in the name of Garal...!", Kesh gasps.
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Post by hihama » Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:09 pm

Carnivorous furniture! Bofar curses, What next?
He charges against creature trying to hit it with his hammer.

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Post by agathokles » Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:19 am

Lucius springs to Bofar's side, slashing at the thing.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:18 pm

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


Bofar hits the creature, and soon enough Sam, Lucius and Kesh do the same. Taradain also fires a bolt at it.
The hits seem to have different effects on the strange creature. Bofar's hammer bounces back, and it is not clear if it did some damage to the thing.
Lucius' sword makes a clear cut on the thing, from which a green ichor flows. But immediately the warrior realizes his sword is stuck into the thing.
The same happens to Sam's dagger after it cuts. Kesh's mace instead bounces back too, while Taradain's bolt is deeply embedded in the thing.
It is hard to judge if the thing is wounded, certainly it tries to hit Lucius with a sort of arm it extrudes from its body, but the warrior manages to avoid it. The sword, however, is still stuck.
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Post by Sturm » Thu Aug 01, 2019 1:42 pm

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


Lucius tries to free his weapon from the thing, but fails as the sword seems hopelessly stuck. The creature's arm this time takes the warrior's body, dragging it toward it. The arm is covered in burning acid, and Lucius soon feels the sting and the increasing pain caused by it.
Sam manages to free his knife, while Bofar, Kesh and Taradain hit the creature again, but it is still unclear if the thing is somehow wounded or not.
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Post by hihama » Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:08 pm

If you have any good ideas now is the time to speak! I do not know what that sticky thing is but it seems that we are not coping very well...

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Post by Sturm » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:07 pm

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


"I've read about these things, but they are immune to most magic, I think we cannot do anything but keep hitting it!", Kesh says, attacking the thing again, followed by Taradain and Sam. Bofar too hits the creature again with the hammer and somehow it seems to become softer. Could it be hurt?Lucius keeps struggling against the creature and manages to free his sword and cut it again, but in the meantime the creature wraps the arm around his neck, suffucating him and burning the warrior with acid.
Kesh scream to keep hitting it hard, and finally the creature, after another series of blows, become an amorfous mass of brown and green ichor, letting Lucius go. Kesh immediately heal the warrior.
"Today is a hard day for you, but still a lucky one, since you are alive despite having approached death twice, already", Kesh says to Lucius.
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Post by hihama » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:24 pm

Bofar pokes the ichor in floor. I was wrong, I admit it. Nothing valuable here...

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Post by agathokles » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:04 pm

This luck can't last forever -- we best be careful

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Post by Sturm » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:15 pm

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


"But there is something here", Sam says, and indeed in the stone wall where the mimic was there is a safebox built inside. Sam and Taradain examine it for quite some time before trying to open it, and Sam finds and disable two different traps and has to work a bit on the locking system too.
Finally, the safebox opens, revealing a shimmering black orb bigger than two hands.
"It must be it. But what will happen when we take it?", Kesh says.
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Post by hihama » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:51 pm

And how are we going to carry it?

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Post by agathokles » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:26 pm

Well, maybe we can use a stick to roll it into a sack or bag...

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Post by Sturm » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:29 am

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Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


"I do not see any mechanical pressure plate or alarm here but I bet there is a magical one once we touch it!", Sam says.
"Still we have to take it and move, so I guess we have no choice but risk it!", Kesh says.
The gnome then takes the globe with caution, to put it into his backpack.
A deafening sound erupts all around you, like a primal scream which forces you all to cover your ears. At first you fear it may have some magical effect, but then you realize it is just noise. After a whole minute, it stops, and no one arrive.
"Maybe the others have defeated Trinkla", Sam says.
"Probably we should go down and try to get back to them", Kesh says.
As soon as the gnome has finished speaking however some translucent misty grey creatures rise from the floor, trying to touch you. There are at least six of them. Kesh immediately touches his symbol and the creatures stop all around you, as if encountering a magical barrier.
"Wraiths. They can literally drain the life out of you. Stay close and let's go down quickly!".
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Post by hihama » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:53 am

Bofar immediately moves closer to Kesh.

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Post by agathokles » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:49 pm

Lucius does likewise.

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Post by Sturm » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:18 pm

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


You go down the pyramid the way you came, always followed by the wraiths which keep their distance from you, but keep following at about 3 meters from you, unconfortably close.
Sam and Taradain check the way cautiously, but you encounter no one, and when you arrive in the big room where the others were fighting with Trinkla you just found some dead and unmoving lizardmen and troglodytes laying around.
"The others are not here, maybe this is a good sign. They could have gone down to search for the Orb, or escaped. As we now have the Orb, we should probably try to exit this pyramid as soon as possible rather than search for them, do you agree?", Kesh asks.
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Post by hihama » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:34 pm

Yes, but carefully. We should not forget that Skarda and Oliver might also be around...

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Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


"That is really true my friend, I will go exploring first", Sam says. The halfling guides you through the rooms and the halls you passed entering, now empty of any troglodytes. But after a while you hear numerous voices, and Sam takes a look at the next room and then returns.
"There are about five throglodytes speaking, and it seems they are waiting for something, maybe reinforcements, and arguing among themselves. We could try to force our way through them but we could end up meeting a bigger group of trogs. I saw a side passage in the previous room, we could take that instead and hope it will lead to a side exit. What do you think?", Sam says.
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Post by hihama » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:02 pm

Let's try to avoid any possible enemies as long as possible.

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Post by Sturm » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:05 pm

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


Guided by Sam you find a series of sides passages which lead to a small room and a door which looks like an exit. Sam however says It is guarded by two trogs.
"If we attack them quickly we should be able to pass", Sam says. Kesh nods and looks at you.
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Post by hihama » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:38 pm

Two trogs shouldn't be that bad. Lucius, get ready.

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Post by agathokles » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:35 pm

Lucius nods, and prepares to charge the troglodytes.

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Post by Sturm » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:14 am

Westron road, Blight Swamp
Scene LVIII - Hwyrlen, Flaurmont 21th day, 993 AC


The attack on the trogs is extraordinarirly quick as the two are blocked by Kesh' spell. Sam ties them up for extra safety, then you are out. Darkness has fall outside but near the pyramid entrance many fires burn, and you hear voices. Trying to stay away, you search for a dry path to put some space between you and possibly pursuers. Despite the night and the swamp, Sam manages to guide you quite far before you stop to catch your breath in a small clearing.
You do not have the time to congratulate, however, as a small fire lit, showing the face of an elf. The elf which guided the group that followed you for a while after you entered the swamp!
"No small task, having retrieved the Orb. My Master will be eager to meet you and will be happy to grant you anything you may desire, if you come with me".
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Post by agathokles » Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:49 am

How many? whispers Lucius to Bofar, hoping the dwarf can see better in the dark.

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