Chapter 1.6 The Peak of Membakar (Main)   Posted by Dragondog.Group: 0
Tark Ka-Orilg
 player, 254 posts
 I honor my Code
 HP 57/59
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 09:52
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Prior to sleeping, Tark takes time to pray for guidance regarding the staff. Holding it in his muscular grip he tries to tap into whatever healing or restoration abilities it has.
Dragondog
 GM, 2625 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 15:12
Chapter 1.6 The Peak of Membakar (Main)
Tark holds the Staff of Bones that the Oracles want you to bring to them.
Irren Bridgeguard
 player, 637 posts
 Solamnic squire
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 15:38
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Irren gathered some of his food and water - handing to Keera to relay over to her people through the small hole create for such purpose.  "Mind, only half the meal, and a couple mouthfuls of water - if you've been held for a while, it can bother the stomach to eat too much too quickly.  Keep the second half with you for a couple hours, or for travel, if you're not ready to finish it then.

"We're going to rest for an hour here, to recover ourselves, then hopefully gather some information within.  I would recommend that everyone remain here for safety.  We found the other kenderfolk, but they had passed on.  We put a stop to the two people tormenting them so, and stopped their cursed ritual.

"We cannot leave with you just yet, for we need to locate a long-lost item called the Tears of Mishakel, to restore it to protect the world, and to keep away from corruption as below.  We will search the area, then return to escort you topside, with our friend ant's assistance.  In the meantime, rest, recover, and support each other.  Paladine's blessing upon us all."


Irren turned to his allies, and moved to the entrance.  "I will create the dome to protect us and block the entrance to this room against trouble.  A rest will  aid us all - Tark's healing has aided my body mightily, and my thanks for your efforts in the gods' blessings.  Let us rotate rests - within the dome, so we are protected."
Dragondog
 GM, 2626 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 16:27
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"When you were with the Queen," the ant started. "She told you that the Tears of Mishakal weren't in this mountain. So I'm not sure why you are looking for them here."
Tark Ka-Orilg
 player, 255 posts
 I honor my Code
 HP 57/59
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 16:32
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Tark looks oddly at Irren. "That's what I heard as well. Irren, perhaps all that growing has made the blood rush to your head. You seem more confused lately."
Irren Bridgeguard
 player, 638 posts
 Solamnic squire
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 17:34
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The squire looked to the others, but as they seemed disinclined to trust most of the items, he gathered them up for when the party had the needed focus items to examine them.  The anklet Irren strapped to his boot, trusting on its protection from before.


The whip Irren offered to Zach, but if he declined, loaned it temporarily to Kerra - the extra reach might assist her in defending herself from distance.  Tark had taken the armour and ogre staff.  The rings and stone would need identification, and he carefully wrapped them within a shirt, placing the bundle within a belt pouch.

Then a thought passed Irren's mind, and he removed the rings and stone, carefully unwrapping them, and set his gaze slightly out of focus as he tapped into his magical font, and tried to learn what he could of them without the benefit of the more pinpoint magicks that would have been available to studied casters.

OOC: <casting Arcane Sight to examine the aura of the items>
Then our tiny dome for resting/recoup.
EDIT: to correct spell name


~
Dragondog:
"When you were with the Queen," the ant started. "She told you that the Tears of Mishakal weren't in this mountain. So I'm not sure why you are looking for them here."
Tark Ka-Orilg:
Tark looks oddly at Irren. "That's what I heard as well. Irren, perhaps all that growing has made the blood rush to your head. You seem more confused lately."
"I am not looking for the Tears here, Tark," Irren explained, wondering about the confusion comment, but letting it drop.  "But we have no idea where it _is_.  The parties here have been gathering information about a number of artifacts, including the Tears.  I'm hoping to find their research, that we can locate the lost items."

Irren pointed a direction down the unexplored path.  "There are a couple paths - one leading to the draconic demons, another village like the ogres below.  Down the second path, however, is a locked room.  That would seem a better place to check."

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Tark Ka-Orilg
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 I honor my Code
 HP 57/59
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 19:16
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Tark says "this staff has a number of Necromatic spells at its command, including some arcane ones. Perhaps it can be used to put undead to rest."
Dragondog
 GM, 2627 posts
Sat 28 Mar 2020
at 19:19
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Irren cast a spell and his eyes glowed blue.

Kerra talked to Tark about the gods.

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Irren Bridgeguard
 player, 639 posts
 Solamnic squire
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 00:15
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Sheltered within the bubble, and blue-aura'd eyes from magical draw, Irren called the others over.  "Ah.. interesting... that looks.. hmm, too muddled..."  Irren blinked furiously as he looked up from the items that he was studying.  The squire had to look away from the Shard momentarily, until his eyes adjusted, then he moved the items back into reach of the others.

He held the small Ioun stone, then lifted it above his head, releasing it to orbit gently around him.

"I don't have the focus item needed to fully plumb the items' depths, but we may need their assistance in the battles ahead.  This stone appears to help bolster a person - let's see.

"This ring has protective magics.  Misha...  no, you magical auras on both hands already. - Fayrlan - perhaps try it out?
"Tark has claimed the breastplate, and holds the necromantic staff, and the life energy staff - the usefulness of the healing has certainly been apparent, and thank you again.

"Zack, you had the whip before - did you wish it now, or do you plan on not meleeing?  If the latter, we could see if Misha would find use in it, or Kerra, but it is a very powerful weapon - not to the order of the Shard, certainly, but much too strong to be left unused.
With her skill at stealth - I couldn't even see her during the battle, but she was fighting hard from the injuries.

"The other ring, I couldn't determine more.   This ability is still too new for me - perhaps with more practice?  Or Fayrlan - perhaps you'd have better luck? You are trained, and more experienced."



OOC: breastplate and staff to Tark
R. Protection? to Fayrlan?
Haste Flaming Burst Whip to Zack or Misha?
Ioun to Irren.  Let's see what it boosts - if Int (Fayr), Dex (Misha), Str/Wis (Tark), Con(Zach), Cha (Irren)
Anklet to whomever doesn't get anything, or Irren in default :)

Fayrlan Estfalas
 player, 122 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 05:15
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Fayrlan shook his head twice in succession, and with the first he held up a ring.  "I already have a protective ring, thanks.  If I had a pearl I could identify it with a spell I know, but as it stands, I currently do not."
Tark Ka-Orilg
 player, 257 posts
 I honor my Code
 HP 57/59
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 08:04
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Tark says "I have no use for the breastplate. I hold the ogre's staff, truly, but I hesitate to use it lest the necromantic energies taint my soul. I do not know what you mean by a life energy staff, the healing I granted was from my own internal fortitude."
Dragondog
 GM, 2635 posts
Sun 29 Mar 2020
at 23:46
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Misha and Tinnarh returned. Misha was carrying a lance. At a closer look, you all note that it is a beautiful lance of purest, burnished silver. Still bright despite the dust that's still one it after she had carried it to you. The haft of the lance was intricately shaped to resemble a roaring dragon's head, the details picked out in the purest gold.

When it was about ten feet from you, a glowing blue nimbus hovered near the lance. Slowly the nimbus began to expand, misty tendrils that reformed themselves to form the spectral image of a beautiful elven woman whose serene features were schooled into a small smile. Dressed in flowing white robes, she spread her arms wide in benediction, raising a voice that seemed to chime like pure crystal as she said:

"Finally, you have overcome great hardships to release us from the darkness! Come, heroes... take up the lance and embrace your destinies!"

As the last word rang out, the spectral image faded away until the area was back to the level of light it had been in previously.
Misha Quill
 player, 425 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 00:03
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Misha had come in the room proud as a cat with a mouse, smiling ear to ear and holding her prize aloft like a banner. She looked a bit sheepish at the apparition that had sprung from it. Once it was gone, she spoke.

"Well. Didn't do that before."

She let it sink in a moment, then shrugged. "But this Dragonlance is friends with my sword! Light came from the shard to light up the dragonlance. Neat huh?"
Irren Bridgeguard
 player, 652 posts
 Solamnic squire
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 00:22
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Irren stepped forward in awe, reaching out to accept the weapon.  "Misha... this.. that the Shard illuminated it.  Well done - I thought that you were just scouting ahead, although I would rather have us proceed as a group, you are much more quiet in movement than are we.

"A dragonlance!  By Paladine!"
   The squire's eyes shone glassily in a mix of awe and emotion, with all the was carried by the rogue, and all the import carried in the silvery steel.

"Never in my life had I imagined to see one, let alone hold it.  By the gods... by all the goodly gods!"


OOC: DM, is this a footman's lance, or a mounted lance as would need to be fitted upon a dragon saddle
Dragondog
 GM, 2640 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 00:40
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[OOC: As with any lance, it can be used both on foot and mounted.]
Tark Ka-Orilg
 player, 266 posts
 I honor my Code
 HP 57/59
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 01:14
Chapter 1.6 The Peak of Membakar (Main)
Tark hadn't realized that he was holding his breath. "A Dragonlance? Such things are rare indeed. That one should be held in this den of evil......you have done a truly great thing today, Misha."
Brother Zacharias
 player, 614 posts
 The world is my library.
 AC 19 HP 38/09
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 01:54
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Brother Zach's eyes went as wide as a child on Yule Morning when he saw the lance.
"A....a REAL Dragonlance!?!?  I've....read about them all my life in the Great Library, but have never seen one.  May I?"
He held out a hand, with an expression akin to when someone asks to hold a newborn babe
Fayrlan Estfalas
 player, 124 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 04:00
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Fayrlan marveled at the Dragonlance, then gasped slightly when the apparition appeared.  "Most unusual."  He commented as he racked his brain in consideration of the elfmaid and the magic she had used.  Certainly the Lance was very special, but his personal interest was much more in her, what she had done, and how.


23:57, Today: Fayrlan Estfalas rolled 20 using 1d20+10.  K: History or Local to ID the elven mage (+4 if Arcana would be better).

23:58, Today: Fayrlan Estfalas rolled 17 using 1d20+14.  Spellcraft to ID the magic used for the message, and exactly what the trigger was.

Dragondog
 GM, 2643 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 05:37
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"There was only the armory beyond the foul room where the kender where slaughtered," Tinnarh said. "There is nothing more here. We should leave."
Tark Ka-Orilg
 player, 269 posts
 I honor my Code
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Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 06:08
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Tark asks "what of your equipment, Tinnarh? Shouldn't we recover it from the ogre magi's quarters first?" Tark tentatively reaches out to touch the relic, if only to reassure himself of its reality.
Dragondog
 GM, 2644 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 06:14
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"We found my stuff in the armory," Tinnarh said. "So I have what I need too."



[OOC Thank you for reminding me about that, I had forgotten to pick up her stuff.]

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Misha Quill
 player, 426 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 09:07
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Misha carefully handed the Dragonlance to Zacharias with the care it deserved.
"Don't give it to Irren mind. His ego will explode." She smirked.
Brother Zacharias
 player, 617 posts
 The world is my library.
 AC 19 HP 38/09
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 11:43
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Zach chuckled and smiled at Misha
Dragondog
 GM, 2645 posts
Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 20:10
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Tinnarh herded you together with the kender. Having been informed of the death of the evil Queen, the ant gave Fayrlan the ring of Chameleon Power that she had promised him for doing so and left the group. And when the rest were in a large group, all of them touching someone else, all of them part of a chain where at least someone touched Tinnarah, she brought out a ceramic urn and told the kender to think of home.

When she crushed the urn, the group vanished from the ant corridor and appeared in the center of Kendermore where you earlier had met the gully dwarves.

From there you were led to the palace, that once had been one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Even now, with most of its grandeur destroyed, it was easy to see its former glory.

It was built along the lines of the onion-domed Palace of Khuri-Khan, its white marble edifice was now smeared with grime and covered by the everpresent soot that filled the air. The golden leaves that once decorated the domes atop the building have either been stolen or have flaked away, while the stained glass windows have all been shattered.

A long pool, surrounded by a garden, was located before the building, but the pool was now filled with ash and debris instead of water, and the garden was filled with the stunted, twisted plants that seemed to thrive in this forsaken land.

Here you were reunited with Elihayess and your mounts and you spend the night.

You awaken late the next morning. The kender have already packed their stuff and are waiting for you to lead them away from their home, as they know it will be struck in retaliation for your activities in the mountain yesterday.

[OOC: You can now level up to level 7. This thread is closed.]
Dragondog
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Mon 30 Mar 2020
at 21:59
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