[pnpgm] Game Update #88 - File #693 - Crossing the divide
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Character Name Type Player Sex Notes
..Z'leyra.........Healer..Alex Koponen.......Fe..Human/Shaman/1st Mate
..Corona..........Eagle...Npc................Ma..Companion to Z'leyra
..Zol.Zim.........Wolf....Npc................Ma..Zehani Wolf/Ix's Friend
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Game Update #88 sequence (file #693)
Admin Notes: None.
From Dorhak; [Re: Actions]
Dorhak struggles in Barbosa's grip. "By Goibniu's Flagon!
ooc. Seeing as the others were
able, it seems, to bring along my gear, Dorhak
will not be taking up Kiet on his offer of knife or small shield.
From Dorhak: [RE: Actions]
Raddok translates Velf's words
to Dwarf Elder, although he feels
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
"I think it's time you tell us
everything you know about these
(IC to try and get Velf to open
up more about the dangers he's aware of and how they might be bypassed)
Does Arawn's Scholar
(Myths/Legends and Metaphysics) give him any
insight into the location and if alternate
methods can be used to safely bypass the test
(like using rope and grappling hook or maybe
throwing sand to look for an invisible bridge
instead of just blind faith to cross the gap or
maybe trying Elder magic to give Dorhak Flight)??
GM: Ack. Scholar might indicate
going around wall but to be honest you figure
they'd be smart enough to detect such
tricks. Now you have noticed based on dustand
missing dust it can be assumed rope/hooks were
attempted and probably prevented.
From Raddok: [RE: Actions]
(OOC: Will Raddok's Mental
Invulnerability make him invisible to any magical
sensors/items involved here? Not that Raddok will
know the difference (unless something radical
happens to make him aware of it - & I suppose
that the magical ring & bracelet might be visible
anyway? - idk -never thought about it before lol)
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Much as the artist in Z'leyra
would like to examine the patterns
GM: Ack. Translations are being openly.
From Raddok: [Re: AWOL?]
[are folks on vacation?]
GM: Ack. Dunno about others but I've been busy see below.
[Ma 3rd, 1636TH]
[Time: 1:06 pm South-East of Ma'Dor]
[Moments before Dorhak takes his leap of faith.]
Much as the artist in Z'leyra would
like to examine the patterns on the walls, she
would not like to trigger a ward's attack. Hearing the dwarves talk
amongst themselves she regrets that they hadn't
given her permission to learn Dwarf Elder.
Sighing internally she just waits and continues watching out for
Raddok translates Velf's words to
Dwarf Elder, although he feels sure Dorhak knows
what is expected. "The man says 'be willful and
believe you can cross.'" He whispers, "be careful, please."
[Time: 1:09 pm South-East of Ma'Dor]
Dorhak struggles in Barbosa's
grip. "By Goibniu's Flagon! Release me!" he
says in Dwarf Elder. He shifts over to Dvallin
and says, "This is a dwarven warren and I am of
the House of Dvalinn, a son of jewelers, and
skilled in stone. I have been named as steadfast
as a Red Wall! Release me! I will not be harmed! Not by my own kind!"
When Barbosa leaps forward & tries to
stop Dorhak, Raddok says, a bit more loudly than
he intended, "Stop, Barbosa! Please, trust him to
be careful!" and he grabs & pulls at the dwarf's
arm to help release Dorhak, turning to face the
distraught dwarf, and place a restraining hand on
his shoulder, braced to stop the dwarf plunging
after Dorhak. Raddok's face is grim with worry -
& a little fear that the dwarf will push them
both over the edge. He turns his face back to
watch Dorhak, and glances at the others to gauge
what they might do next. Only then does he notice
the lights above them & his eyes widen startled.
As Dorhak dangles over the edge in
open space, Barbosa hangs on for dear life to his
neck. Velf at the same time tries to releases
Barbosa's hands. Raddok translates and tries to brace for the dwarves.
Velf then does a chop at Barbosa's
neck. This causes the dwarf to cough and
instinctively release Dorhak as he grabs his neck.
Dorhak falls into the abyss of darkness.
Barbosa lunges for the edge as he
continues to cough. Then he turns to Velf and
stands and grapples for Velf to throw him over
edge. But Raddok stops him knowing they still need the man alive for now.
Suddenly the rune-wards change from
yellow-white to red. A beam of energy hits
Arawn. Sending him against the wall with his breath knocked out.
As Barbosa begins to yell a faint thump is heard.
"I think it's time you tell us
everything you know about these tests," Arawn
said to Velf, seemingly unperturbed by the
glowing crystals. The Alfar recovers from his
breath being taken away as he breathes fast.
Velf kicks Barbosa away with help
from Raddok. He glares at the dwarf then Arawn
then back at the wall where the runes are now a
dull gray. No time! Suffice it to say we tried
to help others...several on this side died interfering.
Barbosa looks down at the abyss
knowing Dorhak is dead for none other than a stupid riddle.
From far below in the darkness a
muffled cry is heard. Sounding like owee...my nose.
Barbosa leans over the edge and yells, Dorhak?
But 14 feet below Dorhak hits some
small earthen ledge. He can feel his nose
probably broken. It is gushing blood. Dorhak
growls and stands on wobbly legs. The glow of
the gray runes some 20 feet above him casts a
fog-like mist around the area but with his cave
eyes he can sense and see a earthen bridge of
some sort from one wall to the other but at a
steep angle. He swore as he fell this
thing was not here a moment ago.
As he glances around the bridge seems
only 1 feet thick but goes up to the edge of the
cliff on the other side. Then he feels a
vibration as the bridge seems to shake. Without
thinking afraid it'd collapse he rushes
upward. The bridge has formed a somewhat steady
stream of sand steps. As he gets 5 feet up the
far edge where the party's section of cave is crumbles.
Hearing this those near the edge lean
over to hear the dwarf scramble up like a spider along the wall.
Three feet...2 feet...the bridge is
falling out from below his feet. The last 2
steps crumble to dust as Dorhak leaps toward the
edge. He catches the edge as his feet dangle over the abyss to his death.
Barbosa turns to the others, help him! Toss rope.
Velf shakes his head, I do not encourage that.
Dorhak's hands begin to slip under
the weight of his chainmail and gear. IN some
cases only half a finger means certain death.
Barbosa stands and speaks loud in
dwarf elder, Take me! As he beats his chest and look at the wall.
The runes turn from gray to white.
As Dorhak's fingers slip away from
the edge of the far cliff wall, a beam of energy
shoots out from both wards. The two beams
converge and move downward toward Dorhak. He
flinches forgetting he is falling to his
death. But the new engorged beam surrounds
Dorhak. Dorhak feels static discharge all over
his body and he begins to lift upwards
slowly. Inch by inch Dorhak is moving above the
rim of the cliff wall opposite the party's cliff
wall. Dorhak is carried over the edge and beams
dissolve and Dorhak falls to the side toward the wall of runes.
Velf does a fist pump, yes! That is
new and never happened before. He turns to
Arawn. You work for me so I answer things on my
time. As to these...tests as you call it its
random. No two tests are the same. So do I have
an idea whats next? No. He squints and
narrows his eyes. Now how did he survive that fall? He glares at the party.
The runes turn to a dull
gray. Stand brave and foolish dwarf. State your
ilneage. Are you ready for the final and most
dangerous, for you, part of this exercise? This
will be for you only no one else will
interfere. Fail and the fall will be real.
GM: Finally. Sorry for delays. Its
about 85% staff issues who like to slack and 10%
me just being busy and 5% storms and other stuff.
I lost about 20 hours I could've done update due
to it. Only so much I can do. :) Next week
will be super busy with doc visits and such. I
may have some time Thur/Fri but unsure. Depends
on if get help. Next update may be short based on Dorhak's reply.
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