The Dark Tower - Level The Second.   Posted by Skald.Group: 0
Skald
 GM, 1284 posts
 Licenced to Kill
Sun 29 Oct 2017
at 14:01
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Though the banter induces a certain itchiness in poor Tesseryn, ne'ertheless, the brave Paladin follows a safe distance behind Wrukaog and the statue of Mitra, while everyone else follows an even safer distance right behind him.

The floor of the tunnel slopes downwards, neither particularly steeply nor particularly rough underfoot, and you walk for perhaps half a minute before the big Orc stops, waiting for a couple of seconds for you all to catch up and survey what lies beyond, whether using your gods-given darksight or the lights helpfully conjured by Brindle.

The tunnel gives way to a more regular stone passage, fashioned much the same as those on the level now above you. To the south, almost straight ahead, the passage continues on around thirty feet to a plain wooden door.  To the west the passage is clear for about twenty feet, then is filled with fog.  To the east about ten feet away, the passage branches in a gentle curve, left and right around a wall of beautiful white marble.

OOC: Map of the proceedings updated ...
Tesseryn Brightsoul
 player, 187 posts
 Paladin
 Arm of Dauros
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 10:37
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
"Hmmm.  Evil reveal yourself."  Tesseryn mutters as he steps forward into the intersection and glares down each passage in turn.

This message was last edited by the player at 10:38, Thu 02 Nov 2017.

Aurion Moonbeak_
 player, 14 posts
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 10:57
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Eyeing the fog filled passage, Aurion comments to Leisha "Another mist opportunity. Does this fog look the same as that outside the naga's abode? I wonder if they are connected in some way, although I recall that Omphalos warned you to avoid that mist filled passage." He steps forward next to Tesseryn and casts Detect Magic.
Brindle
 player, 817 posts
 Brindle Thistlefoot
 Halfling
Thu 2 Nov 2017
at 12:27
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Brindle nods when he hears what Aurion says.

"Yes, I remember Omphalos saying that. I am also inclined not to open doors until the unobstructed passages are checked first. I wouldn't be surprised if those curved passages go right round in a circle, so shall we explore that way first?"
Aurion Moonbeak_
 player, 15 posts
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 02:02
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
"Perhaps someone else could accompany you Master Thistlefoot. I will stay here and check for magical hazards." Aurion replies distractedly. "If there are any you'll be the first to know."
Wrukaog
 player, 128 posts
Sun 5 Nov 2017
at 06:16
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Wrukaog looks at the door to the south, weighing his greataxe in his hand speculatively.

"If you cannot open it..." he mutters while producing a half-grin aimed at the door, exposing teeth ranging in shades from off-white to brown.

He then makes his way after Brindle toward the curved passages to the east and starts walking around the northeast passage.

This message was last edited by the player at 11:52, Sat 18 Nov 2017.

Brindle
 player, 818 posts
 Brindle Thistlefoot
 Halfling
Fri 3 Nov 2017
at 14:32
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Brindle and his dancing lights follow about ten feet behind Wrukaog.

This message was last edited by the GM at 06:06, Sat 11 Nov 2017.

Skald
 GM, 1285 posts
 Licenced to Kill
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 06:27
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
As Tesseryn and Aurion study the options before them, Wrukaog and Brindle set off towards the east and the curving passage around the marble wall. 

OOC: Map of the proceedings updated ...
Tesseryn Brightsoul
 player, 188 posts
 Paladin
 Arm of Dauros
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 23:29
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Tesseryn furrows his helmetless brow "Evil is present.  I shall wait here and learn more."
Aurion Moonbeak_
 player, 16 posts
Sat 11 Nov 2017
at 23:32
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Deepening his voice, Aurion mimicks Tesseryn's pompous tone, "Magic is present.  I shall wait here and learn more."
Brindle
 player, 819 posts
 Brindle Thistlefoot
 Halfling
Sun 12 Nov 2017
at 15:47
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Brindle catted happily as he followed Wrukaog around the curved passage.

"This passage is really groovy, isn't it, Wrukaog? What do you think caused that? Maybe there used to be hundreds of monks walking round and round with their hands trailing along the inner wall there, halfway up the wall? Not Halfling or gnome or goblin monks, of course. That groove in the wall is probably too high up for someone my size to have made it."
Skald
 GM, 1286 posts
 Licenced to Kill
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 05:30
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Having announced the presence of both evil and magic, Tesseryn and Aurion concentrate mightily, striving to understand what it is they can sense. 

Meanwhile, Brindle and Wrukaog continue around the curving corridor, the Halfling merrily speculating as to what could possibly have made the groove on the wall of white marble.

OOC: Map of the proceedings updated ...
Tesseryn Brightsoul
 player, 189 posts
 Paladin
 Arm of Dauros
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 14:01
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
"A potent evil presence lurks nearby."  Tesseryn firms his grip on his sword hilt as he continues concentrate.
Aurion Moonbeak_
 player, 17 posts
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 14:05
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
"A plethora of magical auras." Aurion keeps a grip on his sanity as he attempts to resolve so many magical mysteries.
Wrukaog
 player, 129 posts
Fri 17 Nov 2017
at 17:06
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
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Skald
 GM, 1287 posts
 Licenced to Kill
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 05:42
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
A time of mostly quiet contemplation ...  <PM>
Wrukaog
 player, 130 posts
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 11:48
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
The orc wastes no time in executing a rapid about face and heading back to the passageway containing the others, the one without the problem in the current passageway.

"OUTTA TH'WAY!" His voice as well as his feet resound heavily coming back toward the group.

If Brindle doesn't seem as eager to start moving, Wrukaog will reach out in an attempt to pick him up and take him with him, unless Brindle ducks away a bit out of reach.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:01, Sat 18 Nov 2017.

Brindle
 player, 820 posts
 Brindle Thistlefoot
 Halfling
Sat 18 Nov 2017
at 14:37
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Brindle needs no urging. He is already sprinting back toward the western corridor that they entered from. Fortunately it is still in direct line of sight so he doesn't lose any speed tracking back around the curved corridor. Of course, his short legs will obviously carry him less swiftly than Wrukaog's long legs will. If the orc tries to scoop him up to clear his own escape route then Brindle will seize the opportunity willingly!
Skald
 GM, 1288 posts
 Licenced to Kill
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 05:48
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
There is some serious shouting and stomping going on in the eastern corridor where ventured Wrukaog and Brindle, but Tesseryn and Aurion stalwartly manage not to heed it as they ponder the various mysteries to which they are respectively, and indeed respectfully, attuned.

The pounding footsteps draw nearer as Brindle, shortly followed by Wrukaog round the corner and fling themselves back into the east-west passage.  The Halfling's legs might be short, but the big Orc was slightly hampered by the solid silver statue he has tucked under his arm.  The pair turn back towards the curved passageway, silently counting as, a few seconds later a giant steel ball that fills the corridor, wall to wall, rolls silently past the opening.

OOC: Map of the proceedings updated ...
Brindle
 player, 821 posts
 Brindle Thistlefoot
 Halfling
Sun 19 Nov 2017
at 12:36
The Dark Tower - Level The Second
Brindle stares after the big steel ball with his eyes as round as saucers and his breath coming in gasps.

"Some sort of exercise machine, perhaps? It sure would be a powerful motivator to keep you moving!"

He watches and listens as the ball disappears out of sight around the bend, then looks back the other way waiting to see if it will reappear before very long.