[pnpgm] Game Update #152 - File #1135 - Healing and Investigations
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Character Name Type Player Sex Notes
..Z'leyra.........Healer..Alex Koponen.......Fe..Human/Shaman/1st Mate
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Game Update #152 sequence (file #1135)
Admin Notes: Mournath removed off Roster. :<
From Kiet: [Re: Actions]
If nobody else wants Mournath's
spear, Kiet is at least trained and can use it.
From Z'leyra: [Re: Actions]
Z'leyra is fine with Kiet
getting the spear. She does ask if he can give
her lessons on effective use of spears sometime.
From Fremea: [Re: Actions]
Fremea is very glad to see Unali
come through the tunnel and
From John: [Re: Delay]
I've been out of town and will
return tomorrow. Forgot charger to laptop so
unable to write a proper post until tomorrow or Monday.
GM: Ack. Thanks for note.
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
When Fremea shared her news regarding the strange man Arawn
"I have to be frugal with my magic right now," Arawn said,
GM: Ack. Technically I did not see
where Fremea gave details. But we can assume she did. ;)
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
Before Fremea left to scout the area in the direction of the
"We're looking for a place, a
rock connected to eagles, likely
From Arawn: [Re: Actions]
Mournath's spear and other gear:
I'm good with Kiet taking the
spear and Raddok grabbing a token to remember the sailor:)
When Raddok drew his attention to the magical amulet Arawn gave
[OOC: You described the journal
as looking almost like it was coded or had
uncoded itself. If he truly feels it might be
coded and his investigation doesn't offer
anything valuable, he'll cast Decode at EL 0 just in case it uncovers a code]
Before heading down below to
investigate the hidden lair Arawn made sure to
collect the tourmaline back from Z'leyra,
securing it away from the others so as to not blind anyone.
OOC: Arawn has a Talisman of
Summoning. He'd like to summon an alfar if
possible and ask his brethren if they can heal
the wounded of the party with Healing Mist,
explaining the recent magical drain the part has experienced.
If this doesn't work, he'll offer to cast Healing
Mist on the wounded. He'll definitely do so for
King Strata and Pyan, while offering it to Dorhak
and Pyan if they want it now or save it for later.
GM: Ack. There is a faint hue of
magic but it does seem like it uncoded on its
own. Probably by your touch and not Unali's.
From Fremea: [Re: Actions]
She nods at what he proposes for
hopefully figuring out who it ...
_ From Raddok: [Re: Actions]
Raddok willingly joins Arawn as he explores the lair, using
If Barbosa and/or Dorhak are
present, he will consult with them as a matter of
course for anything that he or anyone else notices.
[Ma 9th, 1636TH]
[Time: 2:30:27 pm]
Arawn tended to the wounded and then
studied the key, sensing for any magic around it.
He then glanced at the ashes of the dead male,
kneeling down beside it to offer a rite to help put its spirit to rest.
"If I didn't expect trouble ahead I'd
be tempted to speak to his spirit in hopes of
answers," he said after he was done. "But I'm
guessing he was the keeper of the portal we seek,
this being the key, and perhaps the reasons the witches killed him."
Arawn examines the key found in the
mystery man's boot. There is no magic on it but
it is a thin small key uses for cuffs or locks
probably small chests locks or a cabinet o fa desk.
Arawn gives a prayer to the dead man
and examines his clothing. Lots of tiny cuts and
tears like one might see moving through thorny
bushes. His leather belt has hooks for tools or items to carry.
[Time: 2:35 pm]
Fremea is very glad to see Unali come
through the tunnel and not another damn enemy.
She was handling these three on her own just
fine, but it was tiring fighting all of them at once.
She is glad to have one alive for
questioning, though she is not going to do it,
since she has no mana and no idea what they
speak. Since Unali is here, that means the others
should be also. After her search of the place,
she really needs to learn how to spot hidden
places better, like Raban, she looks to Unali and
it seems she has the rest handled, including
dragging the captured one up. She makes her way
up the tunnel to the forest again.
She is stunned to see the Vily. She
has never seen one before, even she was told
about them and they should be avoided at all
costs. Fremea will keep her eye on the Vily, just
to make sure nothing is to happen to her. Once
she is up top, it seems there was a lot of
fighting up here also. Maybe she should have used
the device, well it doesn't matter now. She then
finds out about Mournath and that he is a pile of
dust. She didn't know him much, but it is a pity,
as he turned out to be ok, for a human. She is
really glad to have taken out that caster first.
When Fremea shared her news regarding
the strange man Arawn listened intently, his face
contorted with thought. He tried to piece the
information together, unsure if he could identify the man.
"I have to be frugal with my magic
right now," Arawn said, looking to Z'leyra and
Fremea. "But when we have a chance to rest, I
have a spell that I can use to look into your
memory. With it I can view your encounter with
the man and time underground, usually in greater
detail than what the viewer would have
noticed. We can do so after we've reached
safety. Just let me know if you're comfortable with that," he offered Fremea.
Before Fremea left to scout the area
in the direction of the portal Arawn made sure to
catch her up on the information shared by the
Vily, including an evil in the direction of the cave.
"We're looking for a place, a rock
connected to eagles, likely a mountain I imagine.
I'm not sure if that means eagles nest there or
if it looks like an eagle but the portal-cave is there."
Fremea nods at what he proposes for
hopefully figuring out who it was before he
became ashes. "We shall explore what I might not be able to see myself later."
Just before flying off.
Fremea, still very upset, stops and
looks at Arawn, hoping he isn't going to also
scold her. Much to her surprise he doesn't say a word about it.
"I shall be more watchful for that possibility. Thank you."
She will pull out her telescope as she fly's up
to start seeing more towards the direction she has been pointed out to.
The king leans on his spear next to
Dorhak. You should be mindful of those you
command. Loyalty is earned not a right. The Fae
are over zealous and tend to act before they
think. It reminds me of another race we
know. He smiles and glances at Barbosa and back at the dwarf.
When Raddok drew his attention to the
magical amulet Arawn gave a nod. "I'm not sure if
it's ability to detect brass will come in handy
but you never know. Go for it," he said, encouraging the man.
Arawn realized that looking over the
journal was going to take some time but decided
that looking at the last entry and going
backwards might offer better insight into things.
He knew that time was limited and so speed read
for only a few minutes, looking for any clues or names that might stand out.
Arawn then turned to Raddok, Barbosa,
and Dorhak. "If either of you are free to join me
your skill as miners might provide some insight," he asked of the trio.
Arawn takes out the Toadstone as he
investigates, hoping it will alert him to any
poisoned traps he might stumble on. His enhanced
topaz was also active, the alfar hoping his
training as a smuggler along with the magical
stone will help him discover anything of importance.
He walked the entire lair, using his
skills as a Smuggler and Architect to search for
hidden chambers or unusual construction. He also
checked out the chest, searching it for a false
bottom or secret compartment before moving to the
makeshift nightstand to do the same.
He paused at the section of collapsed
wall, wondering if a room or tunnel had been
hastily closed off to hide something. If either
Raddok, Dorhak, or Barbosa are with him he'll
seek their thoughts on whether they think there
might be a hidden room or tunnel on the other sight.
Raddok willingly joins Arawn as he
explores the lair, using his miner's skills to
seek out traps, hidden doors & possible sites for
a small key in the walls/stones. He will attempt
to use the amulet of finding brass, standing at
the point Arawn recommends as best. He will
concentrate, clearing his mind of distractions,
reciting the keyword to activate the amulet, &
look for any kind of response, knowing he has
only one chance with the amulet per day & that is
not a great one. He will heed any warning given
to him, but closely check for structural
integrity of his surroundings, an automatic
action for almost any miner, and for possible
anomalies in the walls, doors, floor & ceilings overhead.
[Time: 2:40 pm]
Minutes earlier Arawn glanced at the
journal found by Unali. Since this guy seems to
have been here a short time maybe a couple
weeks? It seems he hasn't wrote that much. To
him it was short term but to those he may have
left behind in Middle World if from there it
was at least 3.5 years. But this journal doesn't
show the years just the weeks. So something is
missing and Arawn feels it. The entries - last 2
speak of birds and what he has seen. Still
reports the hills to the south show no
activity. Does that mean he was expecting their
arrival? The journal has a lot of doodles of
birds and trees. This guy had a thing for them it seems.
As Raddok climbs the stairs down
below he activates his amulet. Barbosa comes and
looks around the base. Arawn uses his topaz to
help in his search. Both Raddok and Barbosa can
tell this is no cave or tunnel. Its a nicely
built structure that shows no sign of age not
even dust. Arawn nods knowing that it was
probably build only weeks ago. Checking the
bedroom nothing is found. As Raddok ventures to
the other room Raddok does sense something from
the amulet but it is confusing.
Barbosa comments on the destroyed
area. A simple wall you can see behind it is
dirt and sand. So doubt there was more behind
this wall. But if they wanted this thing
destroyed they felt it might've had important stuff on it.
Raddok turns round and round and
learns how to gauge the spell of the amulet. It
does sense brass in two areas. The desk but it
seems to be melted what might've been drawer
handles or buttons. But there is a definite
sense to Raddok of it being high. He glances at
the ceiling of stone. But sees nothing not even
a single crack. It seems to say its high up in
the air. Which means its outside this place or
in the silo. To test this he moves away from the
silo but it still feels above not but above and
to the side. So its not the silo?
Arawn notices that that the candle
holder on the south wall opposite the destroyed
desk show signs of heavy use smudges. The
candle is barely but 20% used so it can't be use
of the candle. Its screwed into the wall. But
it seems odd that its used a lot for a static
item that isn't carried. He places hands around
and on the stone around the screw. It shifts the
holder slightly and Arawn grins as he sees the
candle bounce but not the holder. He lifts the
candle out and discovers a small spring. He
pushes down with 3 fingers and releases
it. Nothing. He holds the spring down for 3...4...5..click.
Below the holder about 3 inches a
square of stone puts out. He hands candle to
Barbosa to hold for now. Inspects the stone
piece the size of 4x4 inches that is now jutted
out about 2 inches. At the bottom of the jutted
piece a small half inch attachment with a
lever. He lowers the piece to make it flat with
back to ceiling and looks inside.
A small alcove about 6x6
inches. Using candle they peer inside to find 2
springs at top that popped the square out. But
inside is a single item. Arawn can sense it has
magical power. But it seems foreign. The aura
shows a subtle blue but not a dangerous aura that
shows a trap. He reaches in and puts item in his
palm. It is the size of a ink well. In fact it
looks like a ink well but a tan color with a flat
top and no ink. Arawn can not tell at this point
what its purpose is. It is same shape and
dimensions of a ink well but no open top with ink there.
Arawn closes the plate and puts
candle back in. He stares at the silo bottom but
Fremea warned of the ward there. Getting too
close could be bad so he moves back out.
Before the trio go up Barbosa stops
them. Look there. There is a lot of mud and
dirt against that wall. But in the hall here to
both rooms its spread out equally. But not there.
Barbosa traces the wall and taps it
with hilt of his mace. Suddenly the sound stops
from the thump to a slight echo. He looks up at
the hallway candle holder and checks for a
spring. But finds nothing. He drops his mace
and reaches out to try to twist the holder. As
the heavy mace hits the ground a click is heard.
The trio stop and hold breath. Arawn approaches
and finds the ground stone seems to shift under
the mace a weight trigger? At the place the
heavy dry mud was. He places his foot on it and
his full body weight. Now his foot is right up
against the wall. A position not found if just
walked by and not tried every stone.
A click is heard and a large plate 2
feet away pops out. This time its 4x4
feet. Lowering the plate they look inside to see
a cubby hole. But its not treasure. Its food,
water, a set of boots, rope, 2 grappling hooks,
spikes and a spyglass. But nothing is magical.
The trio leaves to go back outside as
its near time of Vily's return. Arawn tells the
wounded to approach. He moves to the wounded
witch and checks her. But he frowns. She was
patched up to stop the bleeding. But now she is
dead. Too much blood loss but there is sign of a
new wound on her side that looks like a wound made by a triangle.
Kimis growls, 'that one! I saw it
move away as everyone looked at key. He was near
her and moved away. All look to where she points at the Bes guard.
The King frowns and stands tall, you did this?
Yes. They killed two of us here my
friend there and the one we found back earlier
just before got here. I could not stand to see one live.
This is not our way! I am
disappointed in you. He turns to Arawn. But I can see why.
Arawn activates his summoning
talisman and wait. He asks for a Alfar to
help. Suddenly Arawn feels tingly. Then
nothing. More nothing. Did he just summon
himself an alfar to appear? He did ask for
another Alfar not him. But guess the talisman
found nearest alfar him. Then again maybe it
worked but the barrier from here to the upper
world is too much the spell failed or could not
reach there?He sighs and figures he'll have to do it himself.
Barbosa notices Pyan is missing. He
tells Dorhak and Dorhak yells for the
hunter. Pyan appears from bushes to the north
west of the stairs. Based on how its laid out
underground he was NW of the structure. The
hunter is smirking a bit. Dorhak orders him to come for healing.
The mist falls on the wounded and it
takes about 40 seconds to heal the worst
Pyan. When the mist ends all are fully
healed. Arawn wakes up just as the Vily returns
to land on top of the silo. The ward doesn't
seem to affect her so must be for those who enter the silo only?
I have returned to destroy this
blight on my forest. My allies are nearby and
will help. I suggest you all move on. The Vily
lands on the ground and inspects the dead from afar.
Dorhak waves the party to group up and prepare to leave.
GM: Actions? Comments?
GM: I almost had this out yesterday as
the new posts came in. But the distraction of
current events delayed it. I may have messed up
the word image of the base. So will
clarify. Top of screen is north. The base
itself lies on a diagonal from 7 to 1 on a
clock. The Silo is at 7 in SW. The sleeping
area is 1 or NW. The fight and party was at 5/6
o clock with south/SE. Hope this clarifies
it. That it matters now . ;) I will assume all
stuff is done here and will move on unless last sec plans are done.
GM: Groups- [here to remind me of walking groups]
1st Triad Dorhak, Barbosa, Raddok
2nd Triad Z'leyra, Tsia, Unali, King, Arawn.
3rd Triad Pyan, Opus, Kimis, Kiet.
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