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Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: "And now what" the never ending cry

As the darkness receded, Heironymus looked carefully around the guard room and muttered, "So much for surprise."

After nudging the corpse with his toe to make sure it was dead, he bent down to quickly examine it. He was looking for valuables, whether that be coins or information. Were these the same people that attacked the wagons?

And, of course, they had to decide what to do now. As he searched the body, he spoke to Kyara. "What now? Follow the guard who will probably be expecting us? There may even be a trail of blood. Nice shot. Or take a different route hoping to regain surprise? I think these two were here to guard something. So I'd say go forward and follow the guard down that hallway. But I'm open to ideas if you have any."

Posted on 2010-04-21 at 16:44:12.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Darkness

As the darkness spread out from the tunnel, Heironymus strained his ears to hear. Keeping the wand lit, he backed into the doorway, blocking it.

As he moved back he spoke to his partner. "Kyara, stay behind me. If I block the door he can't get past without being seen. Keep your bow ready and your ears open."

With that Heironymus stood blocking the door. He strained his ears to hear any movement his opponent might make. He knew his opponent was already injured and hoped that might cause him some problems. He held his mace at the ready. He had seen a sword. If the guard intended to use it he would have to move into the light where Heironymus could swing back. If missiles started to fly Heironymus would be forced to back out of the doorway and off to one side.

Posted on 2010-04-16 at 19:53:37.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Let there be light!

Ok, so a darkness spell, I'm guessing? Heironymus does have a light spell as well as the wand. I assume the wand is what is keeping the darkness at bay. Would a light spell be likely to cancel out a darkness spell and leave them back under "normal" conditions? I'm guessing this is something that Heironymus would know enough about to at least have an educated guess.

Posted on 2010-04-13 at 20:29:01.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Ok, so . . .

Ok, if the room was not lit, then Heironymus would abviously need to keep the wand out - and keep it generally aimed at the eyes of his opponent. It owuld probably somewhat limit his ability to see - at least it would be hard to see whatever was byond the light. (For example, it would be hard to see Kyara)

From your description - the "room" sort of become a T? We enter from the bottom and the tunnel goes both directions? Wait - just reread your post. It is more of a wide spot in a tunnel. Just a guard room of sorts.

But the big question - there is room for Heironymus to enter and move to the side leaving space for Kyara to shoot, right?

If the guard has backed away to about 15' - he is about at the other edge of the room, right? But not yet in the "tunnel" on the other side. So, for now, it would be possible to get at him from both sides. Or one side and a shooter.

Posted on 2010-04-12 at 19:03:21.
Edited on 2010-04-12 at 19:05:49 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: One down . . .

Heironymus feels his mace connect with a satisfying thud on the guard and watches as he falls to the ground. He really didn't like killing, but a bit of adventuring had the effect of making him get accustomed to the uncomfortable act.

In order to clear sight lines for his friend and ally, Heironymus stepped forward at an angle into the room. He slid to the side (LEFT side)of the entryway as he entered allowing Kyara room to shoot. He did not immediately charge his opponent (leaving 12-15 feet between them, I assume)as he was more than willing to let a swordsman stand his distance and be taken down with the bow if he was willing to stand there and present a target.

(Three things worth noting beyond this basic act:
1. Since the room was already well lit I would assume there is no reason to keep the wand lit or out. Thus another charge would not be used in this case and if his opponent remains at a distance and he gets a chance, Heironymus will tuck the wand away. He could also just drop it if his opponent charges and it seems foolish to take time dealing with the wand.
2. There has been no discription of the room into which Heironymus is stepping. However, since it is well lit and the characters eyes are already accustomed to the light he should have no trouble seeing into the room. Since his opponent is 15 feet away and backing up, Heironymus will not leap recklessly into the room. He wants to move fairly quickly to clear sight lines, but will make sure he knows what he is stepping into and look for other guards as he enters the room.
3. I guess I am assuming there is a room on the other side of the door, not just a tunnel. Also, what is the light source on that side of the door?)

Posted on 2010-04-12 at 16:38:25.
Edited on 2010-04-13 at 02:48:32 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Wand Charges

I was wondering about charges from the wand. Ok, after the fight we will check for charges. And maybe switch to an alternative light source if we have one.

Posted on 2010-04-12 at 13:06:52.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: But isn't the door already open?

I'm a bit confused again. I thought the door was already open. If that is the case, what is the point of slamming it open? They already see us. One is coming out the door, slightly blinded.

Heironymus has little choice to attack the one in the doorway, I think. He can't really get at the one behind him. (I think.) He will move off to the left hand side of the door a bit to give Kyara room to shoot.

Or am I mixed up about things?

Posted on 2010-04-12 at 00:04:59.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Someone left the cookies in the oven

Sniffing the air, it seemed obvious that whatever had befallen the residents of the manner had come on suddenly. Doubtless the cooks had not had time to take the food out of the oven. Was there any chance of a fire? Doubtful, but perhaps worth considering when they entered the kitchens.

It seemed likely that something should be jambed into the . . .jamb, to further hold open the door.

Should they enter? Probably. Well, yes, it was what they were here for. But somehow this did seem a bit too easy. It seemed they would need to enter, make sure that the other side of the door was clear, and then brace the door open.

Posted on 2010-04-12 at 00:00:26.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Watchin' the back

As Crow moves forward to inspect the door for traps, Derry kept an eye on their surroundings. If they could get in, the bad guys could get out. In fact, they had gotten out already. Twice, at least. And that raised a question, had the front door been unlocked for the kobolds and then locked up again after their waxlike foes had exited?

Still, as he surveyed their surrounding while the thief utilized his criticl skills, an open door into the kitchen didn't sound so bad. Unless, of course, more wax like beasties were enjoying the preperations for the feast in there as well.

Posted on 2010-04-08 at 12:55:37.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Action!

*Edited for your reading pleasure

And so the decision about opening the door was made for them . . .

Hieronymus attempts to keep the wand aimed into the eyes of the guy coming through the door. Tempted to use his sound burst spell, Heironymus resisted the urge because of the possibility of sounding the alarm. Instead, with his mace already in hand, he moved up to swing at the man standing in the doorway.

If it does not significantly interfere with his ability to swing his mace, he will still keep the wand aimed at the eyes of his opponent. He will also be looking for evidence that these are, in fact, enemies. However, the talk of prisoners makes him confident that he knows a target when he sees one.

Posted on 2010-04-06 at 02:13:47.
Edited on 2010-04-09 at 16:13:27 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: And now what?

After hearing a bit of the conversation on the other side of the door, Heironymus lightly allows the door to fall back to its natural resting place. He looked closely towards Kyara.

"Prisoners? I don't like the sound of that. But it does mean that our quarry is likely to be here."

Looking back down the tunnel they had come down, he added, "I don't think we want to try and force the door. I, for one, am unlikely to be strong enough. Nor do I have a spell likely to be of assistance. Let us go back to the side passages and hope we can circle around somehow. I don't care which one we take as I have no reason to favor one over the other. To make a choice, I would pick the first tunnel we come to and take it. But I am open to suggestions. What do you wish to do?"

(For clarification - Heironymus would go back up the tunnel the way they came and take the first tunnel they come to. I need to go back and reread the earlier posts and create a bit of a map. For now, if two tunnels branch off at the same time, take the one going left. Left as we currently walk, it would have been right when we came in.)

Posted on 2010-04-05 at 21:15:44.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Wax golems that eat cake?

As Derry and the others regained control of the poor woman, Derry continued to scan his surrounding for signs of danger. In doing so, his gaze crossed over some of the mess left behind when the bugbears melted.

It seemed odd. The melting seemed odd. It was unexpected when the kobolds had melted, but not really odd. After all, they were dealing with powerful magic. But the bugbears were simply odd. Illusions typically did not need to eat. He glanced over at the table that had been covered with the half-devoured cake. (Assuming it is still there) Yes, the cake was still there. Still a mess. Clearly half of it had been eaten. And the consumed cake had melted away with the bugbear that had consumed it. Golems did not eat. At least he didn't think they did, golems being a bit beyond his area of knowledge at the moment. What sort of magical creature still needed to eat? Or at least was individual enough to enjoy the act? Were there real bugbears somewhere that were mimicing the actions of these brutes?

Something very odd was going on around here. He almost laughed at himself for that thought as he looked around at the reddish dome covering everything. Yes, clearly something odd was afoot!

But still, the bugbears didn't seem to play by any of the rules he knew.

Posted on 2010-04-05 at 21:04:47.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: That is one loud teapot!

First Derry was startled by the ladies song, then again by Nocuts' suggestion on wrapping her in the carpet again. But Crow was right, she was much too loud for safety.

"No, we won't wrap her up, that is cruel. But silence her - put the gag in again. And tie her hands!"

*Assuming he and Noctus, maybe others, gether underwraps.*

"I don't want to waste a sleep spell on her. We can not leave her here. Nor can we bring her with. But it would only be a quick run back to the front of the building and we can pass her out through the tunnel. Then we return here. Acceptable?"

Posted on 2010-04-01 at 19:13:33.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Enter the door

*Since it seems the decision is beign given to Heironymus I will assume they will act. I will put Heironymus in front for this action because he is in armor and I don't want to put another persons character in front when the action hasn't been 100% confirmed.*

"Two men ... "

In the low light Heironymus looked as his companion. "Lets try the door," he whispered quietly. "The path seems to be leading us here and there may be only two. I will push very lightly to see if it will open - if it does we will throw it open. If we meet resistance, we will stop - hopefully before alerting anyone on the other side that we even made the attempt."

As he moved up to the door, Heironymus also asked for the wand back. "I have some decent armor - why don't I go first? I can shine the wand into the room as we enter. It will let us know what is there and may blind whoever is in the room. Even if they have light, starig right into the wand may make it hard for them to see much of us."

With that Heironymus takes the wand in one hand, with his mace held ready in the other and prepares to push lightly on the door. He assumes Kyara is right behind him and ready to assist.

Relax . . . relax . . . deep breath . . . gently push . . .

Posted on 2010-04-01 at 19:01:02.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Confusion

Ok, gotta go with the DM on this one. I am a bit confused.

Heironymus is generally pretty willing to go with the flow - so he'll do whatever. But he did say he wanted to try the door.

If you do want to go down a tunnel, we will go together, but which one? I don't believe there is a "straight ahead" except for the door.

I'd say door, but you can pick. Since i'm posting the question first, I will let you pick the answer. Unless you have a question, post away and Heironymus will stick with you.

Posted on 2010-03-29 at 20:55:09.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Now what?

Seeing Kyara shake her head after listening at the door, Hieronymus was a bit frustrated. Life was supposed to be easy, right?

He saw two options - try and force the door or go down one of the side passages. Since the door opened out it might not even be locked or latched. Maybe. Perhaps they could push lightly enough on it that the stress wouldn't be noticable on the other side if it didn't move.

Heironymus whispered quietly. "Kyara. Shall we try to push lightly on the door? Go through if it opens with the want out and in the eyes of whoever is speaking on the other side. Or go back to the tunnels. I'd like to at least try the door. You?"

Posted on 2010-03-26 at 19:07:27.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: A door

Ignoring the voices, Heironymus whispers quietly, "I agree Kyara, we need to make a descission. But the goal is to find the girl. Straight on has been the path. And now we find our way blocked by a door. Lets look at what we have here and then figure out what to do. Keep an eye out will you - and watch the peep hole in the door. See if we are being spied on."

Heironymus moves towards the door doing his best rogue impression. He doesn't want to pound on the door or make noise that anyone on the other side would be able to hear. His goal is to try and see if there is a way to determine:
1. If it can be opened in any way
2. Which way it opens
3. Any traps
4. Any keyholes
5. Can he see through the peep hole
6. Are there any secret doors in the area
7. Any traps
8. Any traps

Posted on 2010-03-24 at 19:12:03.
Edited on 2010-03-24 at 19:13:22 by Nomad D2

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: Straight on!

Heironymus tries to give his companion room to work, but stays fairly close as she carries the light source. Since the investigation makes it clear, well sort of clear in a solid rock sort of way, that the straight ahead path is the well travelled one, it seems clear to the cleric that the way ahead goes that direction.

When his companion expresses a desire to avoid the side route he quickly agrees. "Yes," he whispers. "Lets go straight. That scream was awful. We need to keep moving."

With that Heironymus prepares to continue moving forward. His mace is out and at the ready.

(I am assuming we could not tell exactly where the scream came from? If we could Heironymus would certainly want to go in that direction.)

Posted on 2010-03-23 at 16:12:18.

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Perhaps thou shouldst free the fine lady?

Derry moved with Noctus to examine the prisoner. Derry kept his eyes and ears alert for any sign of further attack. The enemy clearly knew they were out here and he had no desire to be caught flat footed.

He noticed along with Noctus that the prisoner was female. Noctus, of course, proceeded to do what Noctus always did - flirt.

"Ah, Noctus, the fine lady might be more able to respond to your eloquent overtures if we released her from the rug in which she is trapped." With that Desiderius moved forward and took ahold of one end of the rug, clearly indicating that Noctus ought to do the same with the other end so that they could free the woman.

Even so, Derry had heard many stories of prisoners who were not what they seemed. Alert for outside dangers before, he focused his attention on the prisoner as they prepared to release her.

Posted on 2010-03-22 at 12:50:33.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins / Q&A
Subject: Hey! That's MY wand!

Not a problem, if Kyara is going to take lead and look for signs and such, she needs the wand more than I do. Heironymus will encourage her to keep it lit, however. Blind clerics are not very useful.

*And he will stand still and follow her lead in terms of which path to take.

Posted on 2010-03-19 at 12:56:53.
Edited on 2010-03-19 at 13:00:22 by Nomad D2

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Fewer Bugbears in the world

As the last of the bugbears fell with Crow's blades in his back, Derry felt the elation of another battle won! He had chosen, or been chosen by, some very good allies. But this time there were injuries. He hated it when the bad guys got in some good blows.

Stepping up to where the others were standing near the last two fallen bugbears, Derry was extremely pleased to see that while Brandr and Peter were injured they were still alive.

"Brandr, can you heal these wounds? I have the mages two healing potions, but it might be wise to hold those until we are out of healing spells. But they belong to all, so let me know if they are needed. We can't go on without some healing."

Turning to the groups swashbuckler, he added, "Noctus, you seem healthy yet. While some of these others heal, care to help me find out who was being held captive? And there is a bugbear up there as well. Anybody want to cover us while we free the unfortunate victim?"

Posted on 2010-03-14 at 23:51:35.

Topic: Realms of Twilight - A Journey Begins
Subject: The Scream

Heironymus had barely finished describing the voices in the cave when a scream came rolling out of the cavern. Before he could react, Kyara was already pushing the group to head back into the cave. Heironymus certainly agreed with that idea.

Having already pulled his wand of light out he held it up and offered its light to the group. "The dwarf could lead, but I don't know what good I could do with no light. I can see nothing. And something was talking to me right at the entrance. And I'm not at all sure it was friendly."

Turning to the dwarf he added, "I'll go blind if you suggest it, but it makes me very uncomfortable. Plus, what if something does happen? I'd be forced to use the wand then. Would the sudden appearance of light blind us? Our enemies? Or both? I don't know."

*Edited to further the action - feel free to have Kyara disagree*

After a moments hesitation, Heironymus plunged onward. "Look, I don't want to be a leader, but soemone screamed in there, and I'd bet I know which young lady it was. There is no time and I, at least, need a good light source. So I'm for going in with the wand lit. I can take lead with the light if you want."

*Assuming they move towards the cave again (With no dwarf?)*

As they moved back down the path towards the darkness, Heironymus added quietly, "And something is speaking just inside the entrance. Keep your eyes and ears open right away."

Posted on 2010-03-10 at 23:41:55.
Edited on 2010-03-18 at 13:32:10 by Nomad D2

Topic: Save The Princess, Save The Wyrm
Subject: Holding magic in reserve

Derry watched with satisfaction as the bugbear in front of Noctus collapsed to the ground. Two down!

His satisfaction was extremely short lived, however as he turned and saw Peter on the ground with a large bugbear ready to finish him off. He was torn - he could not let his companion fall, but he also needed to be careful about burning all of his mana before even entering the building.

Thankfully he knew he had more than one good teammate. He readied a magic missile spell, knowing the missiles would pose no risk to any friends that went to peter's aid. But he didn't cast right away. He held back, hoping his friends could do the job. If the bugbear appeared about to deliver the final blow he would cast. Perhaps a well timed missile would knock thock the bugbears blow off target? But if the others could handle the situation without his magic, so much the better. But if needed, the spell was at the ready.

Posted on 2010-03-09 at 16:23:52.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: mana

Yeah, I know. But we have to get inside the building. I was planning when I post in the game thread to say something about going last. Saving mana will do no good if Peter is dead. We may need those healing potions.

Posted on 2010-03-08 at 17:39:19.

Topic: Save the Princess Q and A
Subject: Spell question

With Peter (I think it is Peter) on the ground I am wondering if Derry has room for a spell like Color SPray without hitting any friends - assuming over Peter's heads. I'm betting it is too dangerous (and he would thus use a magic missle on Peter's Buggy).

Posted on 2010-03-07 at 02:58:39.


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