Temple Hill.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 414 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 21:14
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 296):

Hograth is happy with that plan. He looks around at everyone else...
Goran the Marked
 player, 212 posts
 Priest of Hors
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 22:42
Re: Temple Hill
Goran needs no encouragement to accept that plan.

"Melchizadek and I can stand guard out here while you investigate the portals.  We want to talk religion anyway, and there will be no better time for us to do it while still performing an important function.

My only caution...  We are both skilled healers.  If you get in trouble send for us immediately, so we can assist."


OOC Goran will gladly talk shop with Melchizadek for as long as he wants.  He has many theological questions which the other man can answer.  And, Goran probably would not accept the answers from many.  Melchizadek is one of the few he respects...
Stenet Fjall
 player, 352 posts
 Dwarf Holy Warrior
 HP: 13/13 FP: 17/17
Fri 31 Jan 2020
at 23:25
Re: Temple Hill
"Agreed.  Pretty sure we can handle a few demons or cultists that may be lurking about, but if it gets too deadly, we'll fall back this position."
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 415 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Sat 1 Feb 2020
at 00:26
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Stenet Fjall (msg # 299):

Hograth turns the statues to face away from all openings.

"In that case, we can close these off for now, and if any groups come to investigate the gates, you guys can be gate-keepers. And healers if any need to fall back here. The resto of you guys good to hunt some demons without going through the gates? Urrun?"
Urrun
 player, 266 posts
Sat 1 Feb 2020
at 02:43
Re: Temple Hill
No gates is good.
Narrator
 GM, 7364 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 1 Feb 2020
at 20:46
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 301):

Which gate first?
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 416 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Sat 1 Feb 2020
at 22:33
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 302):

No gates. Shutting them all off and finishing to cleanse the hill while the guards ensure the gates remain inactive, and discuss their gods...
Goran the Marked
 player, 213 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 3 Feb 2020
at 16:17
Re: Temple Hill
WHen Hograth says that, Goran snaps his fingers suddenly and adds "Speaking of, there are a bunch of bodies out there I arranged into a funeral pyre.  As a worshipper of Hors, I was to light the pyre at dusk to symbolize their passing and cleanse them as the sun went down.  Melchizadek, how would you cleanse the dead?  Would you do it differently?

Also, if one of you could return by dusk, I need to cleanse those bodies with fire to release their spirits.  It is my duty.  Many of those people were Shevnian."

Stenet Fjall
 player, 353 posts
 Dwarf Holy Warrior
 HP: 13/13 FP: 17/17
Mon 3 Feb 2020
at 23:07
Re: Temple Hill
"Of course Goran.  We'll make sure someone returns at dusk so you can give them last rites and ease their souls into the hereafter."


OOC:  Err... wait time of day is it now?
Melchizidek
 player, 800 posts
 Priest of Helios
 Son of the sun
Tue 4 Feb 2020
at 06:17
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 304):

"I prefer to burn them, but if that is not plausible for whatever reason, I can accept burying them. Just as the sun goes into the earth every day, so to can people. We do not believe that the spirit is entrapped any more than the suns is, but it does stop defilement of the bodies when they are entrusted to the flames. When done at dawn, it is like the fires go to build up the sun. Sort of like their spirits do, in a way. Unless they are evil...then it is simply cleansing with fire."
Narrator
 GM, 7373 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 4 Feb 2020
at 19:22
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 306):

Initially  it had been stated that Helios left dispisal of the dead with the clergy of Hades,   them being part of the same pantheon and all, but being in charge of burial, wealth, and order, as Helios is the God of healing, light, and song.

<sigh>

Burning it is.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:30, Tue 04 Feb.

Goran the Marked
 player, 215 posts
 Priest of Hors
Tue 4 Feb 2020
at 20:33
Re: Temple Hill
OOC  Melchizadek worships Helios, same pantheon as Hades...  Would that be Hograth's god?

This would mean that Melchizadek may have no funeral rites at all, because the dead would be buried by Hograth's group?  So the two Sun priests are fundamentally different in that Helios is part of a pantheon, where Hors has a single solitary god?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:35, Tue 04 Feb.

Melchizidek
 player, 801 posts
 Priest of Helios
 Son of the sun
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 07:42
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 307):

Sorry, I come from Down under. I can't imagine SUN without BURN...but yes, generally happy to leave it to others...like Goran!

Yes, Hades is Hograths god.
Narrator
 GM, 7376 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 5 Feb 2020
at 15:59
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 308):

Hades is part of a pantheon; Hors is one of several slavic gods, more than one of which has to do with death.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...s_of_Slavic_religion
 some of which I was going to introduce on the next foray into little Shevnia.

Presumably, Oly worships this pantheon, or at least is aware of it; He, Goran and Ales are Shevnian, but I suspect Ales is a lapsed Triunist.

Theology is peculiar; during the plague many lost faith, or see the value of gods based on their miracles, and there are plenty of atheists, many of whom believe clerics to only be some species of mage.
Narrator
 GM, 7411 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 21:05
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 310):

Now, while the plan is to use the alchemical fire and Melchizidek's sunbolt to incinerate the cultists, which can take place in the space of a post, what are your plans for the gate room?
Goran the Marked
 player, 218 posts
 Priest of Hors
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 22:44
Re: Temple Hill
OOC:  I assume we will check each portal to make sure hostiles are not present on the other side.  This may include trying to open the portals from the other side as well.

Bonus points for figuring out where these portals lead to - whether it is a different geographic location, or a different plane of existence.

That said, Goran is not in charge, so he will follow Hograth's lead when it comes to their group.

Side note - was the intention to combine groups, reconstitute groups, or leave things as is, even though we are interacting in the same thread?  Not sure this was decided, but I want to make sure I understand the context correctly. 

Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 417 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 23:35
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 312):

Intention was to close the gates and leave a guard, while the rest combined to clear the rest of the hill. If other groups arrived, they could check the gates, but otherwise leave them closed.
Goran the Marked
 player, 219 posts
 Priest of Hors
Wed 12 Feb 2020
at 23:44
Re: Temple Hill
OOC: He is correct, actually.  I was thinking long term

I. Clear the area of taint, evil, and whatnot.  Goran and Melchizadek to guard the portals, which will be closed.

II. Funeral service performed by Goran according to Hors, after or during item I.

III. Goran's ideas related to checking the portals, etc.

---> I assume we will check each portal to make sure hostiles are not present on the other side.  This may include trying to open the portals from the other side as well.

Bonus points for figuring out where these portals lead to - whether it is a different geographic location, or a different plane of existence.

Stenet Fjall
 player, 354 posts
 Dwarf Holy Warrior
 HP: 13/13 FP: 17/17
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 00:57
Re: Temple Hill
Goran the Marked:
OOC
Side note - was the intention to combine groups, reconstitute groups, or leave things as is, even though we are interacting in the same thread?  Not sure this was decided, but I want to make sure I understand the context correctly.

OOC:   My understanding, is that at least for the duration of this mission, we* are joining up ranks with you guys.  This gives us (unless I'm missing my marks) an Undead Slayer Holy Warrior (Hogarth), a Cleric of Death and Fire (Goran), an Urrun†, an Evil‡ Slaying Holy Warrior (Stenet), a Cleric of the Sun (Melchizedek), and a Demon Hunter (Razael).

If we work well together I'm not averse to continuing the grouping beyond this mission, there is plenty of Evil out there that could use a Good smiting.



* Melchizedek, Stenet, and Razael.
† I've mostly not followed y'all's threads, but what I have followed of them, Urrun has really stood out too much to me as having a niche outside of "he's a Gnoll in a dog eat dog world..."
‡ Stenet doesn't discriminate, Undead, Demons, and Evil Mages?  He'll Slay 'em all.  If he meets Elder Things, I might see if I can get them added to the list too...

Melchizidek
 player, 802 posts
 Priest of Helios
 Son of the sun
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:01
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Stenet Fjall (msg # 315):

Although Goran and I were staying to guard the gate...but otherwise about right.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 418 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:06
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Melchizidek (msg # 316):

"Those cleansing the hill with me, lets move out."

He heads to the unexplored doorway. If there is more than one, then the least secure and closest one.
Goran the Marked
 player, 220 posts
 Priest of Hors
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:13
Re: Temple Hill
OOC Goran is a priest of Hors, which is to say a primitive Sun god.  He understands the basics, but lacks refinement.  Think country bumpkin.  Mostly he is about smiting bad things with his silvered morningstar, and judging everyone that isn't his religion.

He has tolerated Hograth because he has earned respect as a fellow adventurer, but does not care for his theology.  He was initially taken with Melchizadek, as they are both sun god worshipers.  However, that will cool as they talk religion off screen.  Their gods are not the same.  Still, the dislike he feels towards Hades will probably even out with Helios.  The whole pantheon will probably end up somewhere between neutral and a very mild contempt.

That's growth for Goran.

Stenet Fjall
 player, 355 posts
 Dwarf Holy Warrior
 HP: 13/13 FP: 17/17
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:38
Re: Temple Hill
Stenet follows Hogarth.
Urrun
 player, 267 posts
Thu 13 Feb 2020
at 01:56
Re: Temple Hill
He is happy to leave the room of strange doors.
Narrator
 GM, 7418 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 17 Feb 2020
at 21:04
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 317):

The total doors in the temple of Janus and Flora:
-stairs down to temple hill undercroft
-Exit to temple hill, where bodies are stacked for burning
-corripted Flora shrine where book was found
-Janus shrine with gates of the four seasons

You have hit them all.