Temple Hill.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Goran the Marked
 player, 189 posts
 Priest of Hors
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 19:52
Re: Temple Hill
With a sigh, Goran sits down for a moment.  He takes off his helm with a gloved hand and sighs.  "We are going to have to exorcise this room as well.  It seems that some have dedicated this room to the elder beings.  While they are not good or evil, necessarily, they are also not fit for human worship.  We are mere ants to them, and they care not what we do or do not.  This place must also be cleansed."

OOC Since I made the roll by a lot, I took some liberties.  And played disadvantages.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 387 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Fri 8 Nov 2019
at 23:40
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 197):

"New corruption or old, it all needs to be gotten rid of. Lets hurry up about it so we can find the perpetrators."
Narrator
 GM, 7002 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 00:05
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Hograth Podkarmen (msg # 198):

The altar might simply be smashed as a start in ridding the taint.
Goran the Marked
 player, 190 posts
 Priest of Hors
Mon 11 Nov 2019
at 19:02
Re: Temple Hill
Goran appraises the situation for a couple minutes as they are looking things over.  Once Hograth speaks up, Goran nods.  "This place must be cleansed.  I agree with you.  Please do what you must to cleanse this area while I handle my people outside.  Those citizens had souls, and by Hors I must make sure their bodies are properly cleaned and prepared.

I cannot sanction your cleansing of this area, but if it removes the taint then it may be sufficient.  When you are done, I will come back and make sure it will meet with Hors' expectations.

While I respect your honor and integrity, Hograth, I must answer to Hors in religious matters.  I hope you understand and respect my clarity on the issue."


OOC As a player, I know an exorcism should be the same everywhere.  For the intolerant Goran, only his way is valid.  I tried very hard to word his reaction in such a way as to show him being a jerk, without fracturing the party if possible.  Not sure if it will work, but the correct approach is a very fine line, almost impossible to find given the situation, really.

That's good GMing, since these are the sorts of no-win situations we sometimes have to navigate in real life...

Narrator
 GM, 7009 posts
 DM says
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Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 00:59
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Goran the Marked (msg # 200):

Urrun breathes in the fresh air at the entrance, free from demonic and otherworldly taint. Neither of these priestly men, the yooman and the dwarf are civilized. Regretfully, Urrun may have to see them done with this place to be made free of the Hadereum so that he might join some of the bouda in this town and be among his own people.
Urrun
 player, 245 posts
Tue 12 Nov 2019
at 03:26
Re: Temple Hill
Urrun considers the choices with distaste, it's almost worth going back to the wilds, although that was a tough life with little future.
If he could fly, he'd pee on the Hadereum again. But the reality was that he had to see these weird savages through their task ... he howls his frustration, nose high in the air,  then turns and heads back in ...might as well get it over with.
Narrator
 GM, 7016 posts
 DM says
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Fri 15 Nov 2019
at 16:58
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 202):

While the yooman is still trying to build a pyre, The short one is trying to knock over a rock... that seems more bearable to deal with.
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 388 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Fri 13 Dec 2019
at 04:50
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 203):

Are we done doing our mundane stuff cleaning up?
Urrun
 player, 246 posts
Fri 13 Dec 2019
at 19:06
Re: Temple Hill
He can help push a rock over... that doesn't seem so repulsive.
Narrator
 GM, 7114 posts
 DM says
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Sun 15 Dec 2019
at 23:46
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Urrun (msg # 205):

You topple the altar stone, smashing it, and something subtle shifts in the room.

The dead flowers hardly make a good pyre, but can start one.

(Create and shape fire may be necessary without a lot of fuel,)


The other archway has yet to be explored
Hograth Podkarmen
 player, 389 posts
 Holy Dwarven Warrior
 Of Hades, Get it Right!
Mon 16 Dec 2019
at 11:44
Re: Temple Hill
In reply to Narrator (msg # 206):

Having done that, Hograth will check out the last archway.
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?