Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon.   Posted by The Game Master.Group: 0
Unathe
 player, 188 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Fri 6 Mar 2015
at 11:24
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe pauses a bit looking for some sign that the last 2 will actually move at some point
OOC: Well, there is no way Unathe will be going back to those rapists and murderers alive. So some sort of confrontation is bound to happen. :)
The Game Master
 GM, 1056 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 11:11
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe turns around and notices that the two men who were with them are no longer following. Only Beatra, follows. Then, from beyond the corridor where the stairs are, a voice which the girls recognize as Aramiel's call out, "I'm going to examine some of these ruins here. You girls go on ahead. Krieg here will keep me company and watch out for danger."

And so, the task of finding the missing boy is left to the ladies. Unathe moves as quickly and quietly as possible down the corridor which seems to stretch on forever. Occasionally, they heard debris falling follow by mice squeaking. But other than that, they were left alone and undisturbed.

The corridor ends at a stone door with no perceivable door knob or key hole. To the sides of the door are empty scones. Examining the door reveals intricate designs of elven make.


Unathe
 player, 189 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 11:39
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
As the two men trails off from the mission of finding the boy, Unathe rolls her eyes demonstratively, shakes her head, and in a low voice says "men ..."

At the large door of Elven design, she stops and looks back "Well, we could have used Aramiel now." She takes a closer look at the door and the area around it to see if she can find anything out of place or some way of opening it "Whatever made those prints in the dust back here, can only have come this way," she says to Beatra "It must have gone through there ... somehow."

OOC:
12:38, Today: Secret Roll: Unathe rolled 12 using 3d6 with rolls of 6,5,1. Perception search.
I could have gotten +1 if I had broken a charm. But too late now.

Beatra
 player, 25 posts
Sun 8 Mar 2015
at 11:56
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Beatra looks around, but has little to no knowledge of ancient Ferelden anything, let alone elven architecture.  "I don't like this, it's too quiet."

12:54, Today: Secret Roll: Beatra rolled 8 using 3d6+1 with rolls of 5,1,1. Perception: Search.
The Game Master
 GM, 1059 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 12:15
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
While Unathe searches the door for any clues on how to open it, Beatra stays put where she is and finds nothing else of interest. All she sees is a shut stone door with intricate elven designs and two empty scones on either side of the door.

OOC: Remember to be specific about what exactly you are searching for, and where you are doing the search.
Unathe
 player, 190 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 13:22
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe puts a hand on each of the double doors, and leans into it, hoping that it might open the door.
Beatra
 player, 26 posts
Wed 11 Mar 2015
at 22:29
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Beatra will inspect the sconces close, bringing her light in close and experimenting with pushing down, pulling up and drawing out.

This message was last edited by the player at 08:40, Thu 12 Mar 2015.

The Game Master
 GM, 1064 posts
Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 01:21
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe pushes against the doors with all her might, but the heavy stonework doors won't budge at all. Beatra on the other hand decides to examine the sconces. They are of intricate elven make and they have been placed into the walls with no way of budging them. Within the sconces, it appears that grooves have been carved into the sides which are meant to help hold something in place.
Unathe
 player, 191 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 10:04
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe steps back and looks at the human. Seeing that she seems to have some success with her endeavour, Unathe asks "You need some help there? Should I push on some of those ... things?"
Beatra
 player, 27 posts
Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 12:30
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Beatra steps back and scratches her cheek.  "I'm not sure what sort of thing this is, but there's something here that's not a normal part of the sconce.  Maybe you'll have better luck recognizing it?"
Unathe
 player, 192 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
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Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 13:37
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
"Eerr. Maybe? What are you thinking of?" Unathe had her doubts she'd be of any help here. Being locked behind walls hadn't exactly made her an expert on ancient Elven architecture. But she couldn't say that, and she took a closer look a what Betra was pointing at.
Beatra
 player, 28 posts
Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 14:23
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Beatra shrugs a little, a look of deep puzzlement.  "Maybe we can figure out what is supposed to go in here?  If we put in there what it is meant to hold perhaps that will open the door."

OOC: Is it supposed to hold a torch?  A blade?  A rope?  What are the dimensions, size and shape of the grooves?
Unathe
 player, 193 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Thu 26 Mar 2015
at 14:40
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
"Ah, yeah I see it. Perhaps whatever is supposed to go in there is lying somewhere around here." Unathe looks around for something that would fit in the hole, or somewhere it could be hidden (like under a pile of rocks).
The Game Master
 GM, 1067 posts
Fri 27 Mar 2015
at 02:06
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe turns to search the ground and she sees piles of debris everywhere. There is a larger pile nearer to the door and she picks through it deliberately and uncovers a strange looking piece of crystal.


Unathe
 player, 194 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Fri 27 Mar 2015
at 07:37
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe sends a telling look to Beatra saying 'here goes nothing' and then presses crystal into the opening.
She waits a while to see if that is enough, and if it isn't she turns the crystal ... clockwise.
The Game Master
 GM, 1069 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 08:02
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Picking up the crystal, Unathe carries the item over and places it into the sconce on left. The effect is immediate and magical.

The crystal begins to glow a brillant, blue and the door which was once a purely simple elven stone door now begins to emit a faint blue glow. Strands of intricate details starts taking on the blue light of the crystal until the women see words written in ancient language start appearing on the door...

lath sulevin...

Then, the glow stops once the first two words appear. Now, half of the door is illuminated and the other half isnt...


OOC: If either one of you know how to read elven, you will know that the phrase means: Be certain in need.
Beatra
 player, 29 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 08:47
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Looking from one side of the door to the other Beatra frowns.  Obviously one side would be problematic.

OOC:  Before I go walking in front of the door and start testing for traps, what does the dust on the floor tell us?  Has anyone but us come this way?  Pretty sure we messed up whatever was in the dust already, but I'm hoping to catch a break.  Perhaps there's a wide sweeping quarter-circle from where the door was opened at one side?  Maybe there's a big long wide path where someone with a robe, or dragging something/one, walked through?  Since we're chasing a small child, perhaps a specific footprint could be found at the edges of the hall here somewhere?

Also - is there a sconce on the other side of the door?  With grooves for holding a crystal there as well?  Maybe we should look for a second crystal, or see what happens if remove this one and put it in the other holder.

The Game Master
 GM, 1071 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 09:23
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Frowning, Beatra recalls Unathe mentioning finding a set of tracks at the top of the stairs leading down to this passage, and now, after rummaging through the pile of debris and finding the crystal, it suddenly dawns on her to search for tracks too.

Unfortunately, as expected, whatever prints or tracks were messed up after they rummaged through the pile of debris. Unwilling to give up, Beatra then proceeds to inspect the door closer.


OOC: I made the assumption that that is what Beatra wants to do based on what you wrote for OOC. Normally, I wouldn't action on anything because your character didn't do anything IC-ly except frown. But in the interest of trying to move this forward, I did this time. I guess puzzles are something I'm bad at planning or something that does not interest you guys.

This message was last edited by the GM at 09:25, Thu 09 Apr 2015.

Unathe
 player, 195 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 09:25
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe looks at Betra as the human explores the floor. "I already checked for footprints if that is what you are doing, and there definitely was something coming this way. But ... eehrm ... do you understand what this says?," Unathe asks and points to the door.

OOC: See msg 63 above (previous page) where our Game Master said that "someone or something had recently traveled through"

EDIT: Well, now we got a confirmation from our GM :)

This message was last edited by the player at 09:26, Thu 09 Apr 2015.

Beatra
 player, 30 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 12:38
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Beatra will attempt to carefully remove the crystal from the sconce and put it in the one on the other side of the door.

"I do not speak whatever language that is, though it looks as elven as the door does.  See if you can find the other crystal."

Deepest apologies guys!  I got all lost in my brain.  Gonna be far more thorough in my back-post-checking in the future.

I've always been interested in puzzles but I'm not very good at them.  I'd love to try and figure this out since we're here now.

This message was last edited by the GM at 14:21, Thu 09 Apr 2015.

The Game Master
 GM, 1073 posts
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 14:25
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Satisfied that the crystal does something magical to the door, Beatra decides to try it on the sconce on the other side of the door. She carefully removes the crystal and then places it into the sconce on the right side of the door and the effects are instantaneous.

Just like before, the crystal begins to glow a brillant, blue and the door which was once a purely simple elven stone door now begins to emit a faint blue glow. Strands of intricate details starts taking on the blue light of the crystal until the women see words written in ancient language start appearing on the door, but this time on the other side.

...lath araval ena...

it reads. Then as before, the glow stops once the words appear and now the other side of the door remains dark.
Unathe
 player, 196 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Thu 9 Apr 2015
at 14:56
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
Unathe just gives it a shot "lath sulevin lath araval ena," she says hoping it will do something
The Game Master
 GM, 1074 posts
Sun 12 Apr 2015
at 11:40
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
"lath sulevin lath araval ena," chants Unathe and the effect is immediate!

A faint rumbling starts from the stone floor and travels upwards to affect the walls. The large stone doors that once stood immovably shut now rolls back slightly, adding to the faint tremors, before finally revealing a gap between the door and the wall that allowed individuals to pass through to the other side.

This message was last edited by the GM at 11:40, Sun 12 Apr 2015.

Beatra
 player, 31 posts
Sun 12 Apr 2015
at 11:50
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
"Nice, good thinking."  Beatra goes slowly, making sure there are no traps or tripwires along the path, and moves through the door.  Once it is safe, if it is safe, she waves the elf to follow her inside.
Unathe
 player, 198 posts
 Rogue escaped Elven slave
 With a mean right hook
Sun 12 Apr 2015
at 14:03
Re: Chapter Twenty Six - The Crow & The Griffon
A bit surprised that the human is now taking lead, Unathe follows her in ... carefully and watchful of her surroundings.