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GM for this game: TannTalas
Players for this game: Keeper of Dragons, Nomad D2, Nimu, Odyson, SirSadaar, Aletheia, Valene
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SirSadaar
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Preparing for the winter...

The party began to prepare to go back, Rayne went through her gear. She didn't think she had any winter gear to begin with, and unsurprisingly found nothing. Next time they were in a town, she would make sure to buy something. She neatly returned everything that she wouldn't need to rest to her backpack, before laying out her bedroll for a place to relax.

As she began to prepare her spells, she thought back to her training. She recalled the iron vigil. Often, this was used to allow one to be an ascetic and meditate; however, it allowed resistance to environmental threats for a long duration of time. The spell should be able to aid her in this situation. Knowing that monsters based around cold were vulnerable to fire, she decided to pray for an extra flame blast.

With their rest being completed, she cast endure heat/cold as needed. Just in case, she doubled up on her clothing. It wasn't great, but it should be better than nothing. With her blanket, she tried to cover around her upper body and neck without limiting her mobility too much. She followed the party as they assembled outside the door, readying herself for what lay ahead.

Posted on 2017-01-08 at 15:53:24.

Nimu
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the night before and the morning after

As the others began to sift through the belongings to prepare for the cold, Siréne stepped up to the closed portal. It was time they learned something more of it.

The witch swayed slowly as she began the ancient incantation. Words of power left her lips and she reached out to pierce the veil of time, seeking what lay hidden. Fey magic poured out from her to soak into the carved stone. She would know. They would no longer walk blind.

((OOC: Casts Legend Lore))

In the morning after hours of study and rest, Siréne wrapped herself in woolen cloaks and stood behind Ulthok. As the halfling slid the gems into place, she uttered the final word of another spell. The cold of death rushed in, but she pushed it away with the life giving warmth of the Goddess.

((OOC: Control Temperature, 10' - will be keeping it a moderate, cool temperature))

Posted on 2017-01-08 at 17:49:09.

TannTalas
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First Post 2017

With the trap door leading to the 2nd level closed and the room’s temperature once more bearable the group of eight relaxed. Clear it was to them to venture down its stairs meant finding a way or ways to stay heated. Lacking any real winter attire the only solution lay in magic and to that end a few spells were needed. The main one as agreed by all being that of the spell Endure.

With the party’s clerics having no choice but to sleep and once more pray for new spells the eight spread out their bedrolls and started to rest themselves. Sirene wanting to gain more insight into the stone coffins before them took a moment and cast Legend Lore upon them. As she listened she gained nothing but a sense of old age, perhaps 70-100 years old. No threat of danger, no riddle of time, or a puzzle to solve, the creation of stone before her quiet. Moving back to her bedroll she joined the rest in slumber.

The period of resting quiet, even without a guard rotation set, the cleric’s, mages, and the fighters found themselves all well rested and ready to start the journey downward. Casting the needed spells on one another and dressing as warmly as possible Ulthok gathered the two gems and approached the trap door.

The Halfling Mage/Thief once more placed the gems within the two key slots and turned them to the right to open.. Nothing... A quick turn back left and a second turn to the right once more came up empty, the trap door remaining in place...


(Ok my first post of the new year hope it gets things rolling. I hope everyone had a great holiday and once again GAME ON!))


Posted on 2017-01-08 at 23:32:41.
Edited on 2017-01-08 at 23:37:36 by TannTalas

Odyson
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When Is Door Not A Door?

Peri watched as Ulthok seemed to become concerned and maybe even angry when the door did not open again. They had planned so well and this was such a disappointment.

Flying up closer to the stone structure something didn't seem correct. As she stared at the lines of the door she noticed that it just a slight bit crooked.

"Look here... the door didn't close completely. It's a bit ajar. Maybe it is a little stuck or something from slamming closed?"

She hoovered at the edge seam and tried to pull on it. "Well ..is someone going to help here?"

Posted on 2017-01-11 at 19:46:29.

Keeper of Dragons
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With healing spells cast to free up space for spells to survive the cold, C or prayed and rested. Now fully awake, the party once more watched the thief place the gems and then, nothing. Unsure what happened, Cor stood stil. Just then, Peri moved closer and announced that the door appeared stuck. "Well, lets git it unstuck. We have more than enough muscle in this group ta move that slab." Bracing for the expected blast of cold, Cor helped lift or slide the slab.

Posted on 2017-01-15 at 15:59:34.

Nimu
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Onward!

Siréne nodded in agreement with the dwarf. They needed to press on. She had expended many healing spells the night before to return her companions to full strength. After long hours of study and prayer she had replaced much of her stronger healings with magic to control the weather. It was necessary, but it still left them vulnerable.

"All, stay close to me," Siréne cried. "I will hold the cold at bay!"

As the others worked to free the door she summoned the magic of the Great Goddess to push the chill of death away."

((OOC: Control Temperature to a moderate temp. She should be able to bring it to somewhere near 40 or 50. Not sure if you counted the spell from the last posting - she's only casting it once. Will last for about 6 hours))

Posted on 2017-01-15 at 19:42:21.

SirSadaar
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Opening the door

As they approached the door, Rayne cast Iron Vigil on herself. Hopefully, this spell would allow her to resist the effects of the cold without worry. When they did arrive, they found the door stuck, with the hinges damaged by the heat and cold. The party began to move to the door, and try to force it open.

Rayne joined them, despite not being the strongest. Even with her strength exceeding the average, the warriors were by far stronger than she was. If they ran out of room, she would move out of the way for one of the stronger party members. They only needed to open the door enough to fit through. If it came to it, Rayne did have some oil on her. This could be used to reduce the friction between the door and the floor to make moving it slightly easier.

Posted on 2017-01-15 at 20:39:05.

Odyson
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Try It Again.........

Ulthok nearly chuckled when he heard Peri discover the door may be stuck.

"Ok, I'll lend a hand." His Gauntlets of Ogre Power would give the Halfling the additional strength to help the other party members move the door.

When the door was slid open enough for Ulthok to pass he quickly checked the entrance and the passage beyond for traps or triggers.

(If he finds it clear he'll signal the party to follow so the door can be replace to prevent the cold from freezing the tower. If he finds it unlit he will use his Wand of Illumination to light the passage.)

Posted on 2017-01-15 at 21:30:32.

Nomad D2
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Because going down into a crypt is always a good idea

Lothor approached the crypt that held the passage to the arctic and looked carefully at the damage caused to the door. He wasn’t overly worried about moving the broken door given his hill giant strength and Ulthok’s ogre strength, but he did want to avoid breaking it. It might be handy to be able to shut the thing again – either to block passage or simply to shut out the cold. Was there still intense cold coming through the cracks? How would it move to open? Before doing anything he inspected how the door ought to have opened.

The goal was simple – open it without breaking it. Do so cautiously so nothing attacked him as he did so and try to make sure that the door didn’t slam shut on them while they were down “there” – wherever “there” turned out to be. But try to make sure it was closable. And don’t freeze while doing it. Or die. That was always a key goal.

He waited until a spell caster had been kind enough to give him some magical protection from the cold and then he and Ulthok approached the crypt. “Please make sure nothing nasty comes out of this thing while we open it” he said to the rest, knowing they were all already taking positions to do so. “Cor, could you grab a piece of that door – depending on how this opens we made need to put some sort of prop in to hold it open so it doesn’t slam shut on us when we are under it.” In addition to the spell, he wrapped himself in his bedroll, turned winter coat and made sure his hands were well covered. Then he and Ulthok moved to open the door.

(OOC: If there is no cold coming from the gap in the door he would probably do the same thing. If the door is still on hinges he will see if they are intact enough to hold it open. If it is removable it would depend on how big it is – if it can be moved ½ off and people could still get down (and up) he would leave it half on. More likely he would take it off entirely and gently lean it against the sides of the crypt.)


Posted on 2017-01-16 at 19:22:50.

   
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