Temple Hill.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Goran the Marked
 player, 192 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 16 Dec 2019
at 16:16
Re: Temple Hill
OOC Goran is working on his funeral pyre until such time as you tell him he isn't.
Narrator
 GM, 7120 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 17 Dec 2019
at 21:48
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 208):

The other two enter a small domed room with a two faced statue of Janus, the god of doorways. He is pointing to a blank wall between archways with his staff, and holds a key th his other hand.
 The room has four blank archways, each supported by a different style of pillar, doric, ionic, corinthian, and composite.

Before the statue is an altar with a book.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:02, Thu 02 Jan.

Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 390 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 19 Dec 2019
at 02:38
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 209):

Hograth will investigate the book, then statue, then the rest of the room.
Narrator
 GM, 7136 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 14:08
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 210):

The book does not seem to go with everything else in the room. The cover is glossy and irridescent,  the writing is in a language you have never seen, although a few characters resemble the graffiti
from the defacement of the other altar.
There are diagrams, but they hurt your eyes to look at. Some resemble demonological summoning circles, others look like the lines move whrn you glance away, and some times it looks like the page is further away than the writing is, or like the writing is actually enourmous, and you are looking at it from a great distance through a page shaped hole.

Tmake a will roll.

If that succeeds,  make a per roll about the statue.
Urrun
 player, 247 posts
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 19:45
Re: Temple Hill
Assuming He at least glances at the book ....
Narrator
 GM, 7147 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 21:01
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 212):

Urrun avoids staring too deeply into the book. And also notices scrapes in a circle on the floor around the square base of the statue.
Urrun
 player, 248 posts
Fri 20 Dec 2019
at 21:05
Re: Temple Hill
He points the circle out to Hograth
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 391 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Mon 23 Dec 2019
at 09:20
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 214):

Hograth steels his mind, and takes it all in...
Narrator
 GM, 7153 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 23 Dec 2019
at 18:56
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 215):

The statue looks like it pivots to point at the blank archways. The four of them each have a different type of column: each of them has fluted columns, the entry you came through has smooth ones, with scrollwork tops.
The doric colums are fluted, with simple rounded capitals.
The ionic columns are fluted and have scrolling capitals similar to the tucan columns you entered through.
The Corinthian columns are fluted and have capitals shaped like curled leaves.
The Composite columns are fluted and have a blend of both leaf and scroll shaped capitals.
The altar is simple, supported by four tuscan columns like the doorway, and has simple panels between the colums, marked with a frieze of spirals. The top of the altar has no signs of the kind of marks that blood sacrifice leave.

The book on the altar is not written in a script you know, feels wrong, and should be brought to the Hadereum.
 The statue of Janus has good workmanship, and is orthodox in its theological representation, suitable to the same pantheon as Hades.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 392 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Tue 24 Dec 2019
at 03:23
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 216):

"The Book needs to be taken to the Hadereum. Perhaps the statue as well. Lets look at that pivot mechanism, to see how it works..."

He puts the book into his pack and begins to play with the statue to work it out some.
Narrator
 GM, 7161 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 24 Dec 2019
at 16:05
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 217):

The statue pivots surprisingly easily. toward which doorway are you pointing?
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 393 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Wed 25 Dec 2019
at 08:55
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 218):

Lets go with the first doorway.
Narrator
 GM, 7173 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 19:30
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 219):

The statue swings to point at the archway with the doric columns.
The space between them ripples and becomes  pale and irridescent.
Urrun
 player, 249 posts
Sat 28 Dec 2019
at 21:03
Re: Temple Hill
What happen?
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 394 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Mon 30 Dec 2019
at 04:30
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 221):

"Looks like we opened a portal. Lets see where it goes...."

Hograth readies his axe and shield and prepares to enter it...looking first.
Urrun
 player, 250 posts
Mon 30 Dec 2019
at 22:27
Re: Temple Hill
Maybe no good idea
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 395 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 00:28
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 223):

"Thought you wanted to get out of this place?"

Can Hograth see or sense anything through the gate?
Urrun
 player, 251 posts
Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 02:53
Re: Temple Hill
Umm yeah, but not to worse place; not know where this go
Narrator
 GM, 7191 posts
 DM says
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Tue 31 Dec 2019
at 23:30
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 225):

Hograth cannot see through the gate. Does he enter or otherwise test it?
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 396 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 03:16
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 226):

If he can think of a way to test it, he will. Otherwise, he will ready himself and step through...
Narrator
 GM, 7194 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 15:01
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 227):

Hograth steps through the shimmer... and disappears!

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:02, Wed 01 Jan.

Urrun
 player, 252 posts
Wed 1 Jan 2020
at 17:40
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun steps back from the shimmering Gate, unsure of what to do.
Narrator
 GM, 7205 posts
 DM says
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Thu 2 Jan 2020
at 17:04
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 229):

Goran, make a per roll.

Also, your pyre should be outdoors, I will assume you have been dragging bodies outside.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:05, Thu 02 Jan.

Goran the Marked
 player, 193 posts
 Priest of Hors
Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 15:58
Re: Temple Hill
Yes, have been dragging the bodies outside.

He made the PER roll by a couple.
Narrator
 GM, 7216 posts
 DM says
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Fri 3 Jan 2020
at 20:29
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 231):

You hear an unhappy sound of surprise from Urrun... something happened inside


Lighting pyres at sunset is standard, it is (after trudging all day and all night below) now a bit before noon.