A Single Step.   Posted by StarMaster.Group: 0
Adon Hunter
 player, 13 posts
 Human
 War Cleric
Mon 21 Sep 2015
at 06:18
Re: A Single Step
"Thank you for the warm welcomes," he says beaming. "I may be a cleric, but I am no stuffy priest. Tyr is the God of Justice, after all. There is nothing in our teachings that forbid games of chance.

"So, good sir Grim here informed me you all were heading out to some place called Shamballah?"

Brother Arykin
 NPC, 8 posts
 Human
 Fighter/Monk
Mon 21 Sep 2015
at 20:30
Re: A Single Step
"I and my fellow brethren are seeking Shamballah," Brother Arykin answers Adon. "While we believe it is a real physical place, it is actually enlightenment that we seek; we just believe that it can be found in Shamballah."

"I am Brother Arykin."


He then introduces everyone.

"As you can see, our pilgrimage, as it were, attracted the attention of quite a few others. Some, however, do not appear to have the patience for our journey."
Myron Tane
 player, 71 posts
 Human - Monk
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 08:27
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Brother Arykin (msg # 327):

"Indeed, several that began this journey from the monestary have slipped away in our travel. Not to violence but just going a different path."
He did not want to seem that he was trying to scare the man from the joining thus had quickly added the the original people had chosen other courses in life.
"As said, not all have the patience needed to seek out Shamballah."
Adon Hunter
 player, 14 posts
 Human
 War Cleric
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 09:03
Re: A Single Step
"Well, this seeking of Shamballah sounds like a worthy goal for the pilgrimage I was granted. If you'll have me, I will gladly accompany you."
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 77 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 16:03
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Adon Hunter (msg # 329):

Elexia smiles as she stands.

I would love to have you.
Erin
 player, 87 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 16:09
Re: A Single Step
 " I too would love to have you. Welcome to our group Adon." Erin glances over at Elexia and starts to giggle.
Grim Greycastle
 player, 57 posts
 Human
 Fighter
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 17:06
Re: A Single Step
"Well, it looks like you are now a part of the group, Adon", Grim said. "If all of you don't mind, I would like to retire for the night now. We have a long journey ahead of us."
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 78 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 18:35
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Erin (msg # 331):

Elexia slides over to Erin and whispers.

I would have him in our party. Not like I want to have you.
Adon Hunter
 player, 15 posts
 Human
 War Cleric
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 20:47
Re: A Single Step
"A most excellent idea Sir Grim," Adon says with a smile and a nod. "I shall turn in as well and see you all on the morrow."
Myron Tane
 player, 72 posts
 Human - Monk
Tue 22 Sep 2015
at 23:26
Re: A Single Step
"You are correct. A sound plan, see you all in the morning."
He said his good nights to all presents and retired to his room for the night, no extracurricular activities for him this night.
Erin
 player, 88 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 05:33
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Elexia Mystchild (msg # 333):

Erin smiles and says "I guess we are sharing a room again? I find being by my self can be a little boring at times." She heads towards the inn.
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 79 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 06:10
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Erin (msg # 336):

you are not boring
Erin
 player, 89 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Fri 25 Sep 2015
at 16:52
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Elexia Mystchild (msg # 337):

 Erin smiles at Elexia. "Why thank you! You have to be the first person that doesn't think so!" She starts to giggle. "Shall we retire? We have long trip ahead of us?" She continues towards the inn she's staying at.
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 130 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Mon 14 Nov 2016
at 21:45
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Erin (msg # 338):

Elexia takes Erin's arm.

" By all means, lead on sweetie. "

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 21:46, Mon 14 Nov 2016.

StarMaster
 GM, 210 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Fri 17 May 2019
at 02:00
Re: A Single Step
The group sets out once more down the road, heading south along the base of the mountains on the left to the east.

There is no destination in mind--it just seemed as good a direction as any.

Since there is no particular need for haste, the trip is casual and sedate. After stopping for lunch, the trip continues.

The area you've been passing through has been mostly rolling plains... grassy fields, a few hills, an occasional copse of trees.

After passing around one such stand of trees, a strange sight greets you: darkness!

Ahead of you, on the road, is an area of darkness. It appears to be several hundred feet wide, maybe half as high.
Erin
 player, 219 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Fri 17 May 2019
at 14:44
Re: A Single Step
Erin stops dead in her tracks and raises an eyebrow at the sight of the darkness in front of the group. She holds up an arm indicating the others to stop too.

"Well....what have we here? Give me a second while try to see what's hidden with in this darkness."

Raising the other eyebrow she attempts to look into the darkness using her Devil's Sight Evocation.
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 161 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Fri 17 May 2019
at 14:56
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Erin (msg # 341):

OOC: my darkvision doesn't penetrate this darkness I am assuming?
Erin
 player, 220 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Fri 17 May 2019
at 22:35
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Elexia Mystchild (msg # 342):



OOC: If it's magical then no. Devil's Sight allows Erin to see in both normal and magical darkness.... just in case normal darkvision can't see in it..

This message was last edited by the player at 22:38, Fri 17 May.

Elexia Mystchild
 player, 162 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Fri 17 May 2019
at 23:51
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Erin (msg # 343):

I was talking about Elexia's Darkvision.
StarMaster
 GM, 211 posts
 Outsider
 Storyteller
Sun 19 May 2019
at 08:17
Re: A Single Step
Erin can see into/through the darkness but only up to 120 feet. The area of darkness is clearly farther across than that. Within that 120 feet, however, she can see the road and the area to either side of it, but she sees no people or creatures or buildings or anything that might be causing the darkness.

She knows, however, that a normal Darkness spell doesn't cover that much area.


Elexia's darkvision doesn't penetrate the magical darkness.

Neither does Elban the Gnome's darkvision, nor Brother Raven the Dwarf's, nor Brother Wulf the Half-Elf's nor Sister Kethra the Wood Elf's.

Brother Arykin, Grim Greycastle and Myron Tane are all human, and can't see into the dakrness either.
Miki
 player, 69 posts
 Human
 Cleric
Sun 19 May 2019
at 08:20
Re: A Single Step
"Well, that's not a good thing," Miki says after everyone reports that they are all as blind as a bat as she is.

"Does entering darkness count as enlightenment? Seems to me like it's just the opposite!"
Erin
 player, 221 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Sun 19 May 2019
at 12:30
Re: A Single Step
Erin frowns a little.  She then places her hands on her hips as she stares into the darkness.

"Well, since everyone can't see in the darkness except for me maybe we could go around it? Depending how close we stay to it I can keep watch and warn everyone if there is something moving around in it or report what I see."


Erin looks over at Miki and starts to giggle a little.

"I agree. Somehow I too don't think this enlightenment! More like 'Keep Out.'"

She turns back towards the Darkness, a look of excitement suddenly starts to show in her eyes as she takes a step towards it and stops.

"....So..... I wonder whats is hidden in there.....?"
Elexia Mystchild
 player, 163 posts
 Aasimar
 Monk
Sun 19 May 2019
at 13:47
Re: A Single Step
In reply to Erin (msg # 347):

Elexia wraps an arm around Erin's arm.

" I want to go in there as well. Maybe, another time sweetie. "
Brother Arykin
 NPC, 11 posts
 Human
 Fighter/Monk
Sun 19 May 2019
at 19:11
Re: A Single Step
"This does present a bit of a conundrum," Brother Arykin offers.

"Two or three of us might be in danger, but with ten of us... I do not know of any threat that could handle all of us that can see through magical darkness."

"There does not appear to be anyone in the neighborhood who we can ask about this darkness, such as when it appeared."

"Halruaa is known for its strange and powerful magic, of course, so this could just be some sort of natural... or supernatural... phenomenon. We could, apparently, go around it, but what would be the point of that?"

"As long as Erin can keep us on the road, we should have no problem walking completely through it. The rest of us can use our other sense to detect anything unusual in there. Sound, smell, a change in temperature, a breeze, vibrations in the ground... intuition. Even when we can't consciously detect things, our minds are capable of sorting through information that they receive and warning us as a tingle."

"We should at least hold hands, but I will leave it up to Sister Kethra to decide if she thinks it wise for us to rope ourselves together."

Erin
 player, 222 posts
 Human
 Warlock
Mon 20 May 2019
at 20:41
Re: A Single Step
With her arm still wrapped around Elexia's arm, Erin starts to frown a little. She then turns her head towards Brother Arykin.

"It's a risky plan, and that's assuming we don't run into anything. Or more then one thing. Everyone would be fighting blind, plus we don't know how far this darkness goes. It might only go for a short distance, or go on for hours."

She shakes her head. "I'm not willing to lead everyone blindly into something that might or might not be dangerous."

She pauses for a second.

"However is everyone insists on going on through the darkness I can at least scout a little bit ahead before we all enter it."