Zg Session 20

A leathery curtain blocks your view of the next room, but a slowly shifting spectrum of light peeks through on the floor.
Within, most of the vast room before you has no floor. A brief plateau of stone stretches fifteen feet before dropping away perilously. A chasm in the center of the chamber separates you from several other plateaus around the room’s edge. On the far side you spot a doorway out, but the path is blocked by seven dull veils of colored light.
Two wooden stands on the entrance plateau hold a pair of large white stones, marked with paint, one blue and one orange. The paint is recent, covering a faded symbol of seven concentric circles. You can spot two similar stands and stones on other plateaus.
If you look down, a rough sea of stone spikes stare back at you from the floor, thirty feet down.
The base of the pit has flooded with marsh water, and something moves down there. The horrid things might once have been centipedes, but now their flesh fades in and out, from solid to translucent.
A new light flares from one of the far plateaus, and a pair of flashing orbs begin to float toward you, their light screaming through all of your senses. Below you, the centipedes begin to crawl upward.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanters EF | 23:Gerald | 23:Mut. Centipede B | 20:Implanters GH | 19:Ernst | 19:Implanters CD | 18:Mut. Centipede A | 18:Flashing Orb B | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 12:Implanters AB | 7:Flashing Orb A | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Implanters E-H seem to be…stuck behind the yellow veil.
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald‘ moves into the room, walking right up to the edge of the platform before deciding maybe that wasn’t the best idea in the world with his perspective all fucked up, before marking Centipede B as hias [Quarry], then firing off a [Twin Shot] at it and Implanter A
Gerald‘ rolled 2#d20+12(1) and got 17 ( Total: 29 )
Also rolled 2#d20+12(2) and got 3 [Total: 15]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 44
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+12(1) and got 20 ( Total: 32 )
Also rolled 2#d20+12(2) and got 5 [Total: 17]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 49
Aleith|DM: You don’t have line of sight to the implanter as the platform is in your way
Aleith|DM: but that's 1 hit and 1 crit
[OOC] Zane: could probably pop implanter C though)
Aleith|DM: edge case but he ignores cover anyway so sure
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: pop it before it pops you, heyo
Gerald‘ rolled 1d8+3 and got 2 ( Total: 5 ) for ok i’ll crit the cenpidede then
d6+19: 2 [Total: 21]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 26
[OOC] Zane: haha 'edge' case
Aleith|DM: You crit the implanter
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: woof.
Aleith|DM: because that's how you called it
[OOC] Gerald: right but I can't hit the implanter so obviously I attacked the thing I can see?
Aleith|DM: Implanter C you can see
Aleith|DM: barely, but hey you ignore Superior Cover
[OOC] Gerald: w/e i don't care mark it however you want, i just sat back down
Aleith|DM: Implanter C splats! [KO]
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 26!] to the centipede
Aleith|DM: Centipede A rapidly crawls up the side of the platform and then bites at Chandrasekhar! [Paralytic Bite]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+11 and got 4 ( Total: 15 ) for +1 from charge
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Chandrasekhar: "Fast little bastards."
Ernst slaps down his robot before moving forward and double blasting the Centipede. [Burning Weapon , Magic Weapon - AP]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+13(1) and got 2 ( Total: 15.0 ) for Burning
Also rolled 2#d20+13(2) and got 16 [Total: 29.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 44.0, Avg: 9.00
Ernst rolled 2#d20+13(1) and got 13 ( Total: 26.0 ) for Magic
Also rolled 2#d20+13(2) and got 2 [Total: 15.0 (Low), Avg: 2.00]
Total: 41.0, Avg: 7.50
Aleith|DM: 1 hit each!
Ernst rolled d8+8 and got 4 ( Total: 12.0 ) for -1 AC to the centipede
d8+12: 4 [Total: 16.0 (Low), Avg: 4.00]
Total: 28.0, Avg: 4.00
[OOC] Ernst: Phyllis, Zane and Chandra get +1 to hit and +7 damage
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 12!][16!
Aleith|DM: +3 to damage and +4 fire damage with weapon/fire attacks
Aleith|DM: Implanter D skitters to the base of the platform.
Aleith|DM: Centipede B crawls up the platform and bites at Gerald! [Paralytic Bite]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+11 and got 3 ( Total: 14 ) for +1 from charge
Aleith|DM: Missing!
Gerald: "Sure is bugs in here."
Chandrasekhar: "Yup."
Aleith|DM: Flashing Orb B floats closer before sending a tentacle of light lashing towards Gerald. [Vicarious Strike]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+11 and got 4 ( Total: 15 )
Gerald: "Honestly have no idea what is even going on right now."
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar!
Chandrasekhar: "Hm. Those are going to be a problem." He strikes at the Centipede in front of himself with a [Righteous Smite]!
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+10 and got 1 ( Total: 11 ) for vs. AC
Aleith|DM: Miss!
Chandrasekhar [Divine Challenge]s the bastard at least.
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Zane ducks around the corner, blades out, taking the fight to the centipede harrasing Gerald. Also all his weapons are literally on double-fire! [Bastard Sword MBA, Blazing Ki Focus, inflict Fire damage at-will. Burning Weapon, +4 Fire damage. Also magic weapon (+3) but that doesnt fit into the fire joke]
Zane rolled d20+13 and got 2 ( Total: 15 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Misses!
[OOC] Ernst: Not even the +1 to hit you missed will save you :(
[OOC] Zane: too much fire
Aleith|DM: The other two Implanters climb up the side of the platform. A is visible just off the side while B is still a bit lower down.
Aleith|DM: Flashing Orb A floats closer before unleashing a Chaos Storm! A dozen conflicting memories and sensations roil around you, then settle on one particularly painful reality. That reality manifests and wounds you with energy.
Gerald: "Uhhh…"
Chandrasekhar: "..nngh- we should never have come here-"
Aleith|DM rolled 3#d20+11(1) and got 5 ( Total: 16.0 ) for vs Ref, Chandra, Ernst, Phyllis, Zane (Cover), Gerald (S.Cover)
Also rolled 3#d20+11(2) and got 11 [Total: 22.0 (High), Avg: 11.00]
Also rolled 3#d20+11(3) and got 17 [Total: 28.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
d20+9: 7 [Total: 16.0 (Low), Avg: 7.00]
d20+6: 17 [Total: 23.0 (High), Avg: 17.00]
Total: 105.0, Avg: 11.40
Aleith|DM rolled 2#d20+11(1) and got 13 ( Total: 24.0 ) for vs Ref, Stocke, Centipede A
Also rolled 2#d20+11(2) and got 16 [Total: 27.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 51.0, Avg: 14.50
Aleith|DM rolled d6 and got 2 ( Total: 2 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+7 and got 6, 3 ( Total: 16.0 )
Aleith|DM: 16 cold damage to Ernst, Phyllis, Gerald, Stocke, and Centipede A!
Aleith|DM: Centipede A is bloodied!
Gerald‘ spins his shotgun around to take a pot shot at the orb as Things Get Weird [Disruptive Shot]
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+12(1) and got 9 ( Total: 21 )
Also rolled 2#d20+12(2) and got 13 [Total: 25]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 46
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Ernst blocks 8 of that damage on Phyllis and gives them 13 THP. [Energy Conversion]
Gerald` rolled 2d8+7 and got 1, 3 ( Total: 11 ) for -6 to the attack rolls :D
[OOC] Ernst: THP is after the hit
Aleith|DM: …that’s for all the attack rolls isn't it
[OOC] Gerald: yup
[OOC] Phyllis: Give it to someone else Fue, potentially
[OOC] Phyllis: though I wanna know who's still hit
[OOC] Ernst: I don't think I have LoS on gerald
Aleith|DM: Gerald is mised now
[OOC] Ernst: I can not use it yet though ok
Aleith|DM: As is Ernst and Stocke
[OOC] Phyllis: alternately is EC encounter or daily?
Aleith|DM: Phyllis and the Centipede are still hit!
[OOC] Ernst: Encounter but I can use it next round.
[OOC] Phyllis: ahaha okay nm I was gonna blow Shield
[OOC] Phyllis: but this is better
Aleith|DM: Is EC being used? Shield? Neither?
[OOC] Phyllis: EC I say
[OOC] Ernst: EC yeah. They take 13-8 and then gain the THP
Aleith|DM: Phyllis!
[OOC] Ernst: Err 16-8 you know what I mean
Phyllis steps closer and tries to enchant Mutated Centipede B to lash out at something other than her allies. [Charm of Misplaced Wrath] [potential AP, sec]
Phyllis rolled d20+12 and got 1 ( Total: 13.0 ) for with the +1, vs Will
Aleith|DM: Miss!
Phyllis: … Does it have an RBA?
Aleith|DM: Nope, only MBA
[OOC] Phyllis: Well, it hits itself with +2 to the action.
[OOC] Phyllis: Er, to damage.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+10 and got 13 ( Total: 23 )
Aleith|DM: Why do I roll high now?
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+6+2 and got 5, 6 ( Total: 17 ) for Weakened UEoNT
Phyllis also provokes an AoO from A since that's ranged BUT IS THAT REALLY AN OPTION IT WANTS TO TAKE RIGHT NOW
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 17!] Bloodied and Weakened UE of it's next turn!
Aleith|DM: ……….yes.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+8 and got 3 ( Total: 11 )
[OOC] Ernst: That's 19 bro
[OOC] Ernst: Sugar can't do the +2 after
Aleith|DM: Roll can't anyway apparently
[OOC] Phyllis: Does that proc Divine Challenge?
Aleith|DM: Yep!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 7!] radiant damage!
Phyllis follows up with [AP-> Color Spray] to the left!
Phyllis places a [Mage Hand] in the pack before that.
Aleith|DM: Implanter B has Cover [-2]
Phyllis rolled 2#d20+14(1) and got 8 ( Total: 22.0 ) for CA against A and A, no CA and Cover against Implanter B, +1 from Ernst, vs Will
Also rolled 2#d20+14(2) and got 14 [Total: 28.0 (High), Avg: 14.00]
d20+10: 6 [Total: 16.0 (Low), Avg: 6.00]
Total: 66.0, Avg: 9.33
Aleith|DM: Hit, hit, miss!
Aleith|DM: Implanter A is KO'd!
Phyllis rolled d6+9 and got 2 ( Total: 11.0 ) for +3 from Ernst, radiant damage, Dazed UEoNT but
Aleith|DM: Centipede A is also [KO'd!]
[OOC] Phyllis: and that's the end of my turn finally hugfdhg;
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanters EF | 23:Gerald | 23:Mut. Centipede A | 20:Implanters GH | 19:Ernst | 19:Implanter D | 18:Mut. Centipede B | 18:Flashing Orb B | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 12:Implanter B | 7:Flashing Orb A | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanters EF | 23:Gerald | 23:Mut. Centipede A | 20:Implanters GH | 19:Ernst | 19:Implanter D | 18:Mut. Centipede B | 18:Flashing Orb B | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 12:Implanter B | 7:Flashing Orb A | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald: "Hey Zane is this giant centipede still standing in front of me?"
Gerald‘ scans the platform, squinting at it.
Zane: "Well I didnt kill it so… probably?"
Ernst: "You both can’t see shit but yes."
Ernst: "It's right there."
Chandrasekhar: "I mean it looks like it's way the heck over -there- to me so…"
Chandrasekhar: "OK great."
Gerald‘ then quickly fires one shot from his shotgun, before slinging it across his back, pulling the rifle from under his opposite arm and firing into the bug pointblank with that as well. "Oh, okay. Good to know." [The Man With Two Guns Is God] and ignores OAs
Zane: "Hey we can see shit just fine. We just cant… perspective worth a damn."
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+12(1) and got 9 ( Total: 21 )
Also rolled 2#d20+12(2) and got 7 [Total: 19]
d20+13: 19 [Total: 32]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 72
Aleith|DM: Hits!
Dicebot: Dice Sides Error: Unable to parse 10r2 in d10r2+3
Gerald` rolled 3d8+3 and got 2, 4, 1 ( Total: 10.0 )
d10r2+3: (<span style="color: #800000;">2</span>, 9) [Total: 12.0 (High), Avg: 9.00]
Total: 22.0, Avg: 4.00
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Gerald` then slings the rifle back over his shoulder in the next half a motion and returns the shotgun to his hands.
Gerald: "Okay all clear."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanters EF | 23:Gerald | 20:Implanters GH | 19:Ernst | 19:Implanter D | 18:Flashing Orb B | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 12:Implanter B | 7:Flashing Orb A | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
Ernst moves forward on the platform before pointing his shotgun at Flashing Orb A. [Magic Weapon]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+14(1) and got 17 ( Total: 31.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+14(2) and got 16 [Total: 30.0 (High), Avg: 16.00]
Total: 61.0, Avg: 16.50
Ernst rolled 2d8+15 and got 7, 1 ( Total: 23.0 )
[OOC] Ernst: +3 dmg +1 to hit for Gerald/Zane
Aleith|DM: Hits! [11!]
[OOC] Ernst: Actually can I have my robot walk right off and land on the implanter
[OOC] Ernst: Yes I’m doing that with my move.
[OOC] Ernst: Rather its move.
Aleith|DM: No, you'd have to make an MBA for that
[OOC] Ernst: It's 8 feet below me how does that even work.
Aleith|DM: It's Small and can dodge you
Aleith|DM: and if you missed it would OA your robot as it fell past it
[OOC] Ernst: EoT then
Aleith|DM: Implanter D climbs up and clambers towards Ernst! [Attach]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+12 and got 2 ( Total: 14 )
Aleith|DM: But misses.
Aleith|DM: Flashing Orb B sends another tentacle of light lashing at Gerald! [Vicarious Strike]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+11 and got 14 ( Total: 25 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+7 and got 2, 1 ( Total: 10.0 )
Gerald: "Huh wh?"
Ernst blasts the shit out of it with a [Shocking Feedback - Resist 5 UeoNT]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+14(1) and got 12 ( Total: 26.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+14(2) and got 19 [Total: 33.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Total: 59.0, Avg: 15.50
Ernst rolled 3d8+10 and got 5, 4, 8 ( Total: 27.0 )
Aleith|DM: For a moment, impossibly, Gerald can feel the being’s thoughtform flesh wriggling with colors. Gerald takes 10 damage, and the next time Flashing Orb B is damaged before the end of its next turn, Gerald take 5 damage of the same type! The flashing orb loses Thoughtform.
[OOC] Ernst: Resist 5, he takes 5 and then 0
Gerald: "GUYS."
Gerald: "GUUUUYS."
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar?
Gerald: "I CAN SEE COLO - oh shit it's gone nevermind."
Zane: "Can't you usually?"
Gerald: "Ask me that when I'm not high and fighting weird psychic monsters."
Gerald: "I honestly have no idea."
Aleith|DM: Oh wait it's psychic
Aleith|DM: 5 extra damage to Gerald‘
Chandrasekhar very very VERY carefully scoots forward and stabs Implanter B in the… well, okay, let’s not get particular about the details.
[OOC] Ernst: 13 to Orb B plz I did 27 and it's insub
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+10 and got 11 ( Total: 21 )
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 13!
Aleith|DM: Hit!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: KO!
Aleith|DM: Zane!
Phyllis seems elsewhere; if not in body, then in mind, as if the battle in front of her is the least of her concerns.
[OOC] Zane: Implanter B still on the wall?
[OOC] Zane: nevermind me
Zane moves over to the corner, looks down, and palms a dagger before flicking it at Implanter B. [RBA Dagger]
Zane rolled d20+13 and got 13 ( Total: 26 ) for vs AC
Aleith|DM: Hit! [KO!]
Aleith|DM rolled d6 and got 1 ( Total: 1 )
Aleith|DM: Orb A lashes a tentacle of light at Zane! [Vicarious Strike]
Aleith|DM rolled d20+11 and got 18 ( Total: 29 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+7+5 and got 3, 6 ( Total: 21.0 )
Aleith|DM: 21 psychic damage to Zane! The orb loses Thoughtform, but ducks behind some walls.
Aleith|DM: Zane takes 5 damage of the same type the next time Orb A is damaged before the end of its next turn.
Zane reels. "Ugh…"
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
[OOC] Phyllis: hm. the red and blue things are walls?
Aleith|DM: Yeah
[OOC] Phyllis: and the things in back
Aleith|DM: They're probably solid? Implanters E-H haven't rushed through the few in front of them yet
[OOC] Phyllis: okay can I use an AoE to tag it like so?
Aleith|DM: Yep
Phyllis flicks her [Mage Hand] in and out of existence and sends it flitting to the hiding orb. [Minor, Move] Then sends a horde of illusory images of fey spirits to hound it. [Winged Horde]
Phyllis rolled d20+13 and got 7 ( Total: 20.0 ) for CA, vs Will
Aleith|DM: Hit!
Phyllis rolled d6+4 and got 2 ( Total: 6.0 ) for Psychic damage, and can't make OAs UEoPNT
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 6!] Gerald takes 10-5=5 psychic damage!
[OOC] Phyllis: I thought you said that -didn't- apply
Gerald: "Ow."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanters EF | 23:Gerald | 20:Implanters GH | 19:Ernst | 18:Flashing Orb B | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 7:Flashing Orb A | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald‘ takes a step forward carefully, marks Orb B as his Quarry, then unloads into it. [Two-Fanged Strike]
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+12(1) and got 20 ( Total: 32 )
Also rolled 2#d20+12(2) and got 11 [Total: 23]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 55
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+12(1) and got 16 ( Total: 28 )
Also rolled 2#d20+12(2) and got 8 [Total: 20]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 48
Aleith|DM: Crit, hit! Hits!
Gerald` rolled d6+34 and got 5 ( Total: 39 )
Also rolled 2d8+7 and got 2, 3 [Total: 12]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 51
Aleith|DM: The orb flickers, then fades out. [KO!]
Aleith|DM: Ernst!
[OOC] Ernst: How much damage will I take if I fall down here.
Gerald: "Huh."
Gerald: "Don’t seem as tough anymore."
[OOC] Zane: probably a shit-ton. 20 feet is 2d10, plus spikes for ???
Aleith|DM: 20 feet deep, so it's 2d10 falling damage, plus whatever with the spikes
Aleith|DM: You might not land on the spikes if you're lucky?
Ernst dismisses his robot (Free action), moves to the corner, drops his robot down summoning it on the floor and then magic weapons diagonally at Flashing Orb A. [Magic Weapon - Stocke]
Ernst rolled 2#d20+14(1) and got 3 ( Total: 17.0 )
Also rolled 2#d20+14(2) and got 19 [Total: 33.0 (High), Avg: 19.00]
Total: 50.0, Avg: 11.00
Ernst rolled d8+10 and got 8 ( Total: 18.0 )
Aleith|DM rolled d20+10 and got 5 ( Total: 15.0 )
Aleith|DM rolled 2d10 and got 5, 8 ( Total: 13 )
[OOC] Ernst: Chandra gets +3 dmg and +1 to hit
Aleith|DM: …how? It's not adjacent if it's on the floor.
[OOC] Ernst: Oh wait right nvm
Aleith|DM: Mind you
Aleith|DM: you have line of sight from there
Aleith|DM: So you could not do the robot shenanigans and just shoot
[OOC] Ernst: Oh. In that case…
Ernst uses that minor for healing Zane 22 instead.
Aleith|DM: So Gerald and Chandrasekhar get the bonus, and the orb takes 18! Zane takes 5
Zane: "Ow…"
Aleith|DM: Well, you got healed after, at least?
Aleith|DM: Orb is bloodied!
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar?
Zane looks pissed. [Half-orc Resilience, +5 THP]
Chandrasekhar takes a running leap straight off the edge of the platform - and then phases through midair, lands with a satisfying crack on the other side, and brandishes his sword at the remaining orb as an echo of golden light radiates from his blade! [Fey Step -> Call of Challenge -> Radiant Delirium]
Chandrasekhar rolled d20+7 and got 3 ( Total: 10 ) for vs. Reflex
Chandrasekhar rolled 3d8+6 and got 6, 1, 4 ( Total: 17 ) for 1/2 damage, radiant, dazed until end of my next turn
Chandrasekhar does fuck all, actually. Maybe someone else can do something vaguely useful! We will live in eternal hope.
Aleith|DM: Touch an orb!
Aleith|DM: There's a blue one beside you.
[OOC] Phyllis: … there are orbs aside from the enemies named "flashing orb"?
Aleith|DM: The coloured dots on the maps, yes.
[OOC] Gerald: the colors dots in the 2x3 rooms next to the same colored walls)
Two wooden stands on the entrance plateau hold a pair of large white stones, marked with paint, one blue and one orange. The paint is recent, covering a faded symbol of seven concentric circles. You can spot two similar stands and stones on other plateaus.
[OOC] Gerald: er 1x3
Chandrasekhar does the thing the GM is telling him to do!
Gerald: "Uhhhh!"
Aleith|DM: Two blue bridges appear, and the blue veils disappear!
Aleith|DM: You could now teleport and do your other stuff, if you like.
Aleith|DM: The blue wall is no longer in the way
Chandra does all that stuff he typed earlier.
Chandrasekhar now does all the stuff he typed up earlier. BOOM!!!
[OOC] Aleith|DM: 17!] But not marked since no minor.
Aleith|DM: Zane?
Zane hurls himself across the gap between platforms with a twisting leap, the arrow somehow whistling out at orb A before he even lands. [Move with Ghost of the Rooftops so no roll, Shortbow RBA, don't need to poison anymore so Greenblood Oil and Bloodroot Poison remain]
Zane rolled d20+13 and got 18 ( Total: 31 ) for vs AC
[OOC] Zane: Its dead
Aleith|DM: Yep. [KO!]
Zane uses his minor to touch that orb.
Gerald‘ tilts his head to the side.
Aleith|DM: A Green bridge appears on the far side, while it looks like another wall disappeared.
Aleith|DM: Phyllis?
Phyllis reconjures and resends her [Mage Hand] through the hole with the … red? orb. [Free to dismiss, Minor to resummon 5 squares away, Move to move it to the orb, Minor to activate]
Aleith|DM: A red bridge appears nearby, and the red walls deactivate, but the green bridge disappears!
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanters EF | 23:Gerald | 20:Implanters GH | 19:Ernst | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Gerald? Ernst?
Chandrasekhar: "…what sort of dead civilisation builds silly delaying tactics into the foyer of their temple?"
Ernst moves over to Zane/Chandra. He uses his minor to have his robot hit that orb.
[OOC] Ernst: Or is it the other one that has to be hit
Gerald: "One with too much free time on its hands."
Zane: "Ones that want to give their monsters time to kill interlopers, presumably."
Phyllis: "Assuming the monsters were a part of the original design."
Phyllis: "I could be wrong, but do they not feel like interlopers?"
Gerald` probably just waiting until he can see the things before shooting. [Held Action: Twin Strike: Gaining LoS on enemies.]
Aleith|DM: LoEffect but close enough.
Aleith|DM: 2 Orange bridges appear, and orange walls disappear, but the blue ones switched.
Chandrasekhar: "…they certainly could be. And they seem… reminiscent of the other interloper creatures we’ve fought."
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar, Zane?
[OOC] Zane: Am now imagining Zane tapping on the wall like a fishtank while Chandra looks supremely unamused
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: canon
Zane hustles north to hit the yellow orb.
Phyllis: "I've entertained the notion that they're native."
Phyllis: "Also possible."
Gerald‘ actually fires some shots into the colored walls, planning to bust through them like normal, however, then bullets can’t punch through!! " " Huh. "
Gerald: "That's weird."
Aleith|DM: A yellow bridge appears, spanning the two sides. The yellow wall goes down. The implanters are now targettable!
Aleith|DM: Gerald!
Gerald: "Okay I think I got it this time."
Gerald‘ fires one hit from [Twin Shot] into E, the other into H.
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 20 ( Total: 30 )
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 16 [Total: 26]
Also rolled 2d20+10 and got 4, 11 [Total: 25]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 81
Aleith|DM: 2x[KO!]
[OOC] Zane: oh man does your shotty have spread 1 at that range? Becuase that would be hilarious
Gerald: "Okay works better weird colored glass walls that definitely aren’t glass."
Phyllis: "Conjurations."
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanter F | 20:Implanter G | 19:Ernst | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Zane | 10:Gerald | 5:Phyllis |
[OOC] Gerald: does not, spray is mechanically why I doubletap
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanter F | 20:Implanter G | 19:Ernst | 17:Chandrasekhar | 12:Gerald | 12:Zane | 5:Phyllis |
[OOC] Zane: right on.
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar, Phyllis!
Phyllis: "Presumably of solid force, much like some spells I used to transport heavy loads of textbooks back at various academic institutions I attended."
Chandrasekhar scoots over the yellow bridge before it turns into a pumpkin.
Aleith|DM: There's a blue wall of force in your way on the other side
Gerald: "Oh you can use that for barriers? Neat."
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: nevermind I don't have enough movement for that
Chandrasekhar sits on his ass then.
[OOC] Zane: stand on the yellow bridge right in front of the small blue wall… what could possibly go wrong…
Chandrasekhar possibly makes faces at Ernst.
Ernst makes fish faces back.
Phyllis could hit the blue orb if Chandra can … ready an action to move through it once she does so?
Aleith|DM: Or delay, either or. Blue bridges and orange walls, toggling each other.
[OOC] Phyllis: does readying an action take a standard or a minor
[OOC] Phyllis: er, full turn
Gerald: "Noooo!"
Gerald: "The wall came back!"
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: wait did the blue walls go away
Aleith|DM: They did when Phyllis hit the blue orb!
Chandrasekhar does scoot across, then.
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanter F | 20:Implanter G | 19:Ernst | 12:Gerald | 12:Zane | 5:Chandrasekhar | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Aleith|DM: Actually all of you can take your turns in any order at this point
Ernst moves across and hits the button again for Gerald.
Gerald‘ just waiting for walls to drop so he can kill the last two bugs, really.
Gerald: "Aaaah!"
Ernst: "…"
Aleith|DM: Touching the red orb doesn’t seem to do much right now
Ernst sighs.
Gerald: "Oh oh you made it across you didn't fall okay. It. It looked like your foot missed the edge, for a second."
Gerald: "Carry on."
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar, Zane, Phyllis?
Zane: "Hm."
Chandrasekhar: "Yeah walking across that bridge with my perception all screwed up was."
Chandrasekhar: "Not my favourite thing."
Phyllis sends her [Mage Hand] to the verrrrry far back right orb. Not like she can tell what color it is.
Aleith|DM: Looks like it's violet, as a bridge of that colour pops up! The yellow bridge disappears, and the yellow wall comes back up.
Gerald: "Wait…"
Gerald: "Are the bugs IN the wall??"
Chandrasekhar: "Yyyyyyyymaybe."
Aleith|DM: The bugs moved up
Phyllis: "Encased as if it were amber.
Aleith|DM: and are now between yellow and orange
Phyllis: "
Gerald: "Okay okay I got this."
Gerald: "Ernst have your contraption hit the orb again,"
Gerald: "And then the bugs charge me I'll pop 'em."
[OOC] Gerald: Held Action Again
Aleith|DM: Battle Order: | 24:Implanter F | 20:Implanter G | 19:Ernst | 12:Gerald | 12:Zane | 5:Chandrasekhar | 5:Phyllis |
Aleith|DM: Ernst?
Gerald: "(PS CHANDRA WE'RE INSIDE A PUZZLE!(" Gerald shout yells towards him.
Ernst has his robot hit the orb.
Phyllis: "Oh!"
Phyllis: "Is that what we're in?"
Gerald: "Yeah."
Chandrasekhar slowly gives Gerald a thumbs up.
Gerald: "Every time you hit the colored orbs stuff appears and the opposite color goes away."
Phyllis briefly ponders the consequences of shoving Gerald in the pit.
Chandrasekhar: "I prefer the term 'temple foyer delaying tactic' but 'puzzle' is a lot snappier."
Gerald: "And it wants you to hit 'em in a specific order to walk across!"
Chandrasekhar: "Clearly what's-her-tits from Danor knew we'd be doing amateur archaeology and that's why she assigned us that little brain-teaser."
Gerald‘ then opens fire on the bugs now that he can hit them again.
Aleith|DM: Blue and orange toggle. The bugs are visible!
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 2 ( Total: 12 )
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 11 [Total: 21]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 33
Gerald` rolled 2#d20+10(1) and got 1 ( Total: 11 )
Also rolled 2#d20+10(2) and got 17 [Total: 27]
[OOC] Sugarlips: Grand Total: 38
Ernst shoots Implanter G with his robot since Gerald can’t hit to save his life.
Gerald: "Stands to reason."
Ernst rolled d20+14 and got 10 ( Total: 24.0 )
Gerald‘ killed them both bro.
Aleith|DM: Gerald hits both!
[OOC] Ernst: Oh.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: Okay no more init, you guys can just take actions now.
Phyllis: "So … actually reaching the orbs should be trivial."
Gerald` runs across the bridge before anyone hits any other switches.
Phyllis: "Given our talents."
Gerald: "I bet this one behind all the layered walls turns it off!"
Phyllis: "I …"
Zane: "That is my hope, Gerald."
Chandrasekhar: "Isn’t that sucker like five miles away from you or-"
Phyllis: "How did you see that and I missed it, Gerald?"
Chandrasekhar: "-ugh nevermind."
Phyllis: "I haven't encountered the same affliction you have."
Gerald: "Well I mean I'm standing right in front of it now. I think."
Gerald‘ reaches out, hits a wall. "Well, almost."
Gerald: "Yellow then green then blue!"
Zane does in fact hit the yellow.
Gerald: "Which is uh… purple, then red then orange, I believe?"
Gerald: "To get ’em off."
Phyllis lets someone else hit yellow, sends her [Mage Hand] to flick the green, then hits blue herself.
Phyllis: "The bridges disappear with the opposite color, the walls disappear with the same color."
Phyllis: "We're just trying to get the walls for now."
Aleith|DM: After that, you have hit violet again with your mage hand, but it's relatively trivial doing that.
Gerald: "Aha."
Gerald‘ scoots pasts the walls as they drop, then taps the orb at the end of the room.
Phyllis: "I don’t … I don't even want to think of what the logistics would have been if we had to actually walk on the bridges."
Phyllis: "Presumably, others without such a cantrip would have to, though."
Gerald: "Not having ranged attacks is strictly for chumps and people without any coordination."
Aleith|DM: Gerald, as you press the button, you have a vision of three orcs-they look like the mummies at the entrance, but alive.
Zane: "Huh?"
Phyllis: "What, in the next room? The next city over? The next country?"
Gerald: "I uh - I duno I just like, magic-saw three orcs?"
Gerald‘ gestures to the orb.
The three orcs, dressed in primitive hides and armed with their iconic relics—staff, sword, and amulet—stand in a bare cave surrounded by semi-translucent creatures similar to the tentacled monsters the PCs have recently encountered. They form a blockade in front of a golden plate set in the wall, and the monsters hesitate to attack.
The sword wielder barks something in his Ancient language, and the PC understands his words: "Warbeasts of Gidim! Toteth’s seal failed."
"A trick," growls the amulet-wearer. "They're from Gidim, but I smell the dust of Apet on them."
"Sniff them later," says the sword wielder. "Think at them so I can cut them."
The staff wielder closes his eyes as if in meditation. One of the monsters nearest the sword-wielder turns solid, and the warrior hews it in two with his obsidian-edged greatsword.
[OOC] Aleith|DM: -the PC +Gerald
Gerald: "Kinda had the same gear the mummies had…?"
Aleith|DM: Gerald can now speak and understand Ancient.
Aleith|DM: All of the walls go down, and all of the bridges appear.
Gerald: "And they were fighting some of those weird tentacle monsters!"
Gerald: "And uh."
Gerald: "Something about Toteth's seal failing?"
Gerald: "And some placed called Gidim and Apet."
Phyllis opens her mouth to say something, but … she's dumbfounded.
Gerald: "…Apet is a star isn't it?"
Chandrasekhar: "I know one of those words!"
Phyllis buries her face in a hand. "… yes. Yes it is."
Phyllis: "We're standing in a temple literally dedicated to it."
Gerald: "Right just… tellin' ya what the orcs are sayin'."
Gerald: "Said?"
Gerald: "I think it's over now."
Aleith|DM: The vision's over
Gerald: "One of them said they could smell dust from Apet on the monsters though."
Phyllis … moves up and tries to touch the orb as well.
Chandrasekhar: "…interesting. Lends credence to the theory that these monsters are coming from Apet itself, now that… some seal has been broken."
Chandrasekhar: "Toteth's, I imagine, not that I recognise the name."
Aleith|DM: Nothing happens. The white flash doesn't repeat itself.
Gerald: "And that they were from Gidim, but I don't think I'v heard that before."
Gerald: "Also uhhh if you."
Phyllis frowns at Gerald.
Gerald: "Think really hard and loud at those weird orb things, thoughtforms? It will."
Gerald: "Kinda fuck them up."
Chandrasekhar: "Well, we have names to look up in the old dusty books when we get home."
Zane opens the door to the next room.
Zane hold that thought.
Gerald: "Okay I think that was it."
Zane rolled d20+8 and got 19 ( Total: 27 ) for History check
Aleith|DM: Zane: you remember that Gidim is the name of one of the distant stars.
[OOC] Phyllis: No skill check to try and remember what Gidim could refer to? History? Arcana? Religion?
[OOC] Phyllis: aha
Aleith|DM: I kinda would've taken any of the three.
Zane: "… Gidim is another star."
Gerald: "Oh."
Zane: "Very distant."
Aleith|DM: Apet is a planet, Gidim is a star.
[OOC] Chandrasekhar: this is FFXIV we use the same name for both :D :D :D …:'D
Gerald‘ sure did, at least!
Zane: "It was used as an attack signal durin- nevermind, not relevant. But it was in a battle account I read once."
Gerald: "Right on."
Phyllis: "But what business would they have here?"
Gerald: "So uh I guess you finally got a hint on where those things came from!" Gerald flashes Phyllis a thumbs up.
Zane shrugs.
Gerald: "Killing people, taking their stuff I imagine."
Gerald` shrugs, too.
Chandrasekhar: "Hey, I wanna hear it. …maybe not right now though." He sloooowly caaaarefully joins the others. "…so, ancient orcs getting attacked by monsters from a different star. This sure -sounds- like a pepper-dream to me, but here we are."
Phyllis: "But that does … that does put my mind somewhat more at ease, yes."
Zane: "Being conjured, presumably."
Aleith|DM: The room is dominated by a large stone map on the floor. Above the map, a brass fixture hangs from the ceiling. Ropes support a brass plate which holds a white stone. From that plate, another larger plate hangs, also suspended by the ropes. Finally the ropes stretch down to the floor, where they’re looped through brass rings at the edges of the map.
Aleith|DM: The brass plates appear ancient, but strange modern contraptions of steel are attached to them, with complex gears and notches, like something you'd use to calibrate a scale.
Aleith|DM: A large icon of seven concentric circles is carved into the west wall. Tiny nooks sit in the wall intersecting each circle, but they’re empty.
Phyllis: "Not summoned. Or at least, ignoring the normal limitations…"
Gerald: "No feypepper in the ciggerate, Chandra! Just nico."
Zane: "… a spot for each planet."
Gerald‘ is still kinda chewing / smoking on the one from earlier, out of the corner of his mouth, in fact.
Aleith|DM: By the way, there’s no light in here. Carrying one of the sunrods?
Phyllis: "I'm curious if that has any effect on your affliction."
Phyllis makes Ernst's robot a [Light], for starters.
Zane leans against the wall and closes his eyes, hoping this stupid prespective disorder will clear away.
[OOC] Phyllis: That and I think Chandra has something that also sheds light?
Chandrasekhar has a sword that can glow if need be.
Aleith|DM: You're probably okay then.
Gerald: "I mean, it's supposed to boost focus and concentration, and I at least didn't miss any of my shots on the bugs. Otherwise, feel about the same."
Aleith|DM: There's another room past this one, then a hallway that curves to the right.
Chandrasekhar: "Some kind of orrery, then. Seems like an odd place to put one, but I'm no expert."
Gerald: "Orrery?"
Chandrasekhar: "A room where rich people show off how much they love planets."
Gerald: "Rich people sure are weird."
Zane: "More money than sense."
Aleith|DM: The white stone throws some weird shadows around when one of your light sources moves around.
Aleith|DM: Seems to transmit light?
Phyllis: "Hmm. Seven orbs in the last room, too."
Gerald: "Looks like there's hallways beyond it? Keep on goin'?"
Zane will eventually push off the wall and go see what this slab-looking thing is.
Aleith|DM: The map on the floor looks kinda familiar…
Gerald‘ follows after Zane!
Phyllis peers down at it. History?
Aleith|DM: Sure.
Phyllis rolled d20+12 and got 19 ( Total: 31.0 )
Aleith|DM: It looks kinda like a map of your continent, Lanjyr. The Yerasol Achipelago appears as a solid landmass that connects Risur to Danor. Various other borders of land and sea vary slightly.
Phyllis: "Huh."
Zane: "Hm. Lanjyr before the seas rose?"
Phyllis: "I wasn’t aware the Yerasol islands were once a solid landmass connecting Risur and Danor."
Aleith|DM: You also recall that the Ancients used white stones to represent the sun in their iconography.
Zane looks at the map. Any marks where other important sites might have been located?
Phyllis peers around, then heads back out to the previous room. Can the orbs be picked up and held?
Chandrasekhar: "…someone copy this down. I'm willing to bet this is our map to where other temples were located."
Aleith|DM: Well, there's faint light diffusing through some gaps in the plates from the stone above, but it's not focused.
Gerald: "Huh."
Aleith|DM: Maybe move a light source closer?
Zane: "Take a sunrod right up to the white stone, please."
Aleith|DM: The orbs are attached to the stands. When you walk back into the room, it seems to have reset-there's six walls in your way again.
Phyllis sighs and touches the orb, trying to retrieve it, thinking they fit in the wall nooks in the next room.
Aleith|DM: With the sunrod next to it, the light is much sharper. Light filters through a couple slots on the top bronze disc, then through a couple more in the bottom bronze disc.
Aleith|DM: One of the light beams focuses in the area of the High Bayou-right around where you are, in fact.
Zane: "Aha…"
Zane notes where the other ones are.
Aleith|DM: The second one focuses on a spot just off the coast of Ber.
Aleith|DM: Only two beams of light.
Zane: "Gonna have to swim to that one, unless its a real small island."
Aleith|DM: Phyllis: There's a bright flash of light, and then you have a vision like Gerald did. You may add Ancient to your page.
Zane: "Ernst, see if you can move the levers and adjust the positions of the planets. I'm curious about something."
Gerald: "Why would we swim? We have a boat."
Aleith|DM: Zane: It's roughly a couple hundred miles northwest of Ber's capital Seobriga.
Aleith|DM: The star system on the wall is separate from the map setup.
Zane: "I'm not sure our boat will go to Bers, Gerald. Its a little small and soft for ocean travel."
Phyllis just pauses and blinks several times. Well, that doesn't reveal anything new. Still, can she actually pick it up?
Aleith|DM: Nope, it's stuck.
Gerald: "Hmm."
Aleith|DM: The next room:
Aleith|DM: The walls of the room feature more mural carvings that depict orc in elaborate head-dresses performing a ritual beneath a sun and seven planets. Everything in the murals draws attention to a six-foot high rectangular indentation in the west wall. Both the huge indentation and smaller nooks in the walls sit empty, but dust within them suggests their contents were removed relatively recently.
Aleith|DM: Another concentric ring icon sits on the floor in the center of the room. On this one, the fourth ring is marked.
Zane: "Also I am not sure we can use it for unofficial business. Which… we should probably keep this, for now. I don't want to risk Saxby pulling us off of another damn case while she puts her pets on it."
Phyllis frowns again and turns back inside, then sticks a hand in one of the star system nooks.
Chandrasekhar: "Fourth planet, is…" Y'know, he could have abandoned the Elegy and become a skyseer. "Anyways, coffee and a biscuit says this is where the seal was taken from."
Gerald: "I duno man, I'm kind of over this whole 'can't tell distances' thing."
Phyllis: "Mavisha, I'd wager, corresponding to water. But that's just judging from the location within the sea."
Gerald: "Actually it's super weird that this hasn't faded yet, isn't it?"
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar: Religion check
Phyllis: "How so?"
Aleith|DM: The star system nooks in the map room are empty, Phyllis. Nothing happens.
Gerald: "I mean, magic effects usually only… linger for a couple minutes at best?"
Gerald: "And it's been almost an hour now I think."
Zane: "I'm hoping it wears off when we leave."
Aleith|DM: Only about 15 minutes, really.
Aleith|DM: After entering the temple.
[OOC] Gerald: it FEELS like an hour, you don't know what it's like man :(
[OOC] Phyllis: Maybe if there were a disease caused by Reida instead of Apet………………….
[OOC] Zane: Can't tell time or distance, its the worst…
[OOC] Gerald: also we search the camp before going in at least but yeah »
Aleith|DM: Probably an hour since then, yeah
Phyllis frowns again and just moves on into the next room. "I … I can think of literally hundreds of magic effects that last more than just a few minutes."
Gerald: "Well that's mostly like."
Gerald‘ vaguely gestures.
Gerald: "I’ve never been slammed by a spell that left some weird lingering effect on me this long, anyway."
Aleith|DM: Chandrasekhar: The fourth planet is Mashiva, the plane of water.
Gerald: "Would not recommend."
Zane: "There's poisons that could do it, but… yes, it is not recommended."
Gerald‘ goes to see what’s around the corner.
Phyllis does as well. "You just haven't been on the receiving end of one of my more deliberate pieces of work."
Chandrasekhar: "Gerald, you need to get out more. See the sights. Get kidnapped by a weird hexer in Ber sometime."
Chandrasekhar: "Or get on Phyllis' bad side, that'd probably also work."
Phyllis: "There may be some overlap."
Gerald: "Right it's mostly just like."
Phyllis waggles her eyebrows.
Gerald: "Brawls with street wizards,"
Gerald: "Or nerds with no prep time for elaborate crap."
Aleith|DM: There's a long hallway, with a nearer, wider branch, a farther branch with some red carpeting in the distance, and then it curves to the right.
Gerald: "…Red carpet?"
Aleith|DM: There's a 10-foot pole leaning against the corner nearest you
Phyllis: "What about that initial scrying you had when you joined the RHC?"
Gerald‘ scoots a little further down.
Aleith|DM: 9 of the 10 feet are burnt.
Gerald: "That just happened! It didn’t linger."
Phyllis: "For all you know, this could be a simulated test of your loyalties."
Zane: "I'll be right back. If you hear me scream, it means I probably should not have gone that way."
Phyllis: "And it's still happening… ing … ing… wake up, Gerald, wake uuuuuup."
Gerald‘ glances back towards Phyllis, only, wall.
Gerald: "You’re not funny!"
Chandrasekhar giggles.
Chandrasekhar: "I beg to differ."
Gerald: "I heard that! I'm not sure FROM WHERE, but I heard that!"
Chandrasekhar: "Then again, she had me three layers deep once. I really should have known better."
Gerald‘ squints at Phyllis.
Aleith|DM: Zane, as soon as you step near the pillar around the corner, you notice there’s a familiar pattern of seven concentric rings sourrounding a central white stone. A dot lies on the innermost ring. And then the air around the pillar bursts into flames.
Aleith|DM rolled d20+9 and got 10 ( Total: 19 ) for vs Ref
Zane: "Look on the bright side, Singh. You'll just reincarnate and know better next t- HIJO DE PUTA!"
Aleith|DM rolled 2d6+7 and got 5, 4 ( Total: 16.0 )
Zane dives away.
Aleith|DM: And you take 8 points of fire damage.
Aleith|DM: The air explodes every…roughly 6 seconds…?
Phyllis: "I … I suppose that's the room for Jiese."
Gerald: "I know exactly one of those words! It means he shouldn't of gone that way!"
Phyllis: "I think I had a joke about light from Jiese refracting off of swamp gas? I may have said it on the Axis Island."
Gerald: "You okay?"
Chandrasekhar: "You alright there, Zane?"
Phyllis: "Can't remember it fully. But you get the gist. And it's extra funny because now we're actually in a swamp and Jiese is relevant."
Gerald: "Can't tell if that hit you or not, ha."
Phyllis has priorities.
Aleith|DM: Miss deals half damage which was 8 fire.
Zane brushes out the smoldering bits of his clothing. "I have been better. But still alive."
Gerald: "Votin' continue past this hallway."
Zane: "Lacking any sort of Jiese token, I agree."
Gerald‘ goes to check out that fancy carpet.
Aleith|DM: There’s some torches, flint, and steel beside the 10' poles.
Gerald: "Some kind of alter…?"
Iron poles jammed into a primitive stone mechanism hold open a secret door. On the floor just inside the threshold, someone placed an ironic rug woven with the word 'Welcome.' A pair of dead bodies lie just past it.
Phyllis: "You might be able to make it across in time…"
Phyllis: "If you sprint."
The room beyond does not look like it should belong in a swamp. Dry gray stone, roughly cut apart by primitive tools, stretches away in the dark. Your light gleams faintly on something golden at the far end of this cave.
Gerald: "…"
Chandrasekhar: "Well that's, uh. That's charming."
As your eyes adjust, you spot five more bodies on the floor near that golden gleam. Two are humans, three are tieflings. Their bodies have sprouted additional eyes, tentacles, and small vestigial limbs. One of the bodies lies fallen across a circle of symbols drawn on the ground, with an empty brazier nearby. The circle intersects the wall, and it would have formed a protective ward, but it looks damaged and broken.
In the far corners of the room, two stone pillars are carved to look like coiled feathered serpents. Between them, set in that far wall, is the source of the reflection: a plate of gold that must weigh a ton. The plate is carved with a scene of orcs, minotaurs, and goblins battling beneath a constellation of stars.
Gerald‘ snorts once, twice, because laughing.
Chandrasekhar: "…Goddess."
Aleith|DM: The carpet looks relatively new.
Phyllis: "Hm. Alternately, this is where the seal was."
Aleith|DM: The empty depression back in the other room looks about the same size, however.
Phyllis: "Or … one for Gidim, one for Apet."
Gerald: "It - it - welcome! Enjoy all the dead people. Hee hee hee."
Zane: "Please enjoy your extra appendages."
Phyllis: "One presumes they were alive when they put it down."
Gerald: "Oh man, this temple."
Gerald: "Also not it on touching the gold."
Zane: "Leaving that where it stands seems wise. Doubly so considering its probable weight."
Phyllis at least approaches it to inspect it. If there was a protective ward, what would it take to reinstitute it?
Gerald: "Kinda curious what gave them the extra body parts, not curious enough to inspect."
Phyllis: Arcana or something to at least … get an assessment?
Gerald` watches Phyllis walk right on in though.
Aleith|DM: There was actually two rituals done here.
Aleith|DM: Arcana
Phyllis rolled d20+14 and got 5 ( Total: 19.0 )
Aleith|DM: The first was a warding circle, meant to hold back creatures. The second was intended to suppress a powerful abjuration magic.
Aleith|DM: The bodies in this room also appear to have been disturbed and their possessions searched.
Aleith|DM: Religion check?
Phyllis rolled d20+12 and got 10 ( Total: 22.0 ) for Religion
Aleith|DM: The constellation depicted on the seal is as Xambria said, depicting Alesia the Wayfarer, said to inflence the planet Apet, which affects teleportation and divination magic.
Phyllis: "Warding I can understand, as a circle of protection to keep warbeasts back. But to suppress abjuration seems … counter to that goal."
Chandrasekhar: "Could that have been the ritual that destroyed the seal?"
Aleith|DM: This is the room from the vision, by the way.
Gerald: "Oh."
Gerald: "Yeah this is totally where they were talking about the seal thing."
Phyllis: "Toteth’s seal? Hm."
Gerald: "Yeah."
Chandrasekhar: "Hm."
Phyllis: "And yes, it's likely the abjuration suppression is what broke the seal. Still a little difficult to fully tell. And I'm not entirely sure what the original abjuration was."
Phyllis: "Either way. Continuing on?"
Phyllis steps out of the room and continues over to the right.
Gerald: "Yup."
Zane: "Most of this means nothing to me, so absolutely."
Something shifts in the wall beside Phyllis, and a spear thrusts towards her.
Aleith|DM: -
Aleith|DM: A PC within 5 squares of any creature with the Thoughtform trait can spend a minor action to try to influence the creature with its thoughts. The PC makes an Intelligence, Wisdom, or Charisma check, and chooses to target Fortitude, Reflex, or Will. A character can only attempt this once per round.
Aleith|DM: Fortitude. If the attack hits, the creature loses insubstantial and phasing until the start of the PC’s next turn. If it’s flying, it must land on its turn or fall.
Aleith|DM: Reflex. If the attack hits, the PC can slide the creature 2 squares.
Aleith|DM: Will. If the attack hits, the PC is invisible to the creature until the start of the PC’s next turn.

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