Junior House Again.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
Narrator
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Sun 6 Sep 2020
at 19:55
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Clarence Montague (msg # 199):

Pardon. It has been a very long time. If the bodies are in the catchment room, then you can hear rats from there, and the sound of the otty eating the  rats.

The summoning room still has a faint odor from the Stebch unleashed by Jareth's staff 4 days ago, but the room is otherwise nearly broom clean.
The kitchen, on the other hand, is in more disarray than you left it.
The utensils are gone, along with the iron cookwake, there is some smashed crockery and what looks like an attempt at pring the hook and hinge that the larger stewpot hung from in the fireplace.





As you
Mario Crowfoot
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Sun 6 Sep 2020
at 23:10
Re: Junior House Again
"Hmm.  Looks like we're not the only ones with access down here.  Broken crockery I'd chalk up to rats, but rats don't steal the cookware and try to pry the iron right out of the wall."
Clarence Montague
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 07:01
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Mario Crowfoot (msg # 201):

"That would suggest another entrance...which I suppose we suspected."
Mario Crowfoot
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 11:21
Re: Junior House Again
"I suspect if you're small enough and determined enough, everything down here is connected.  Some of these rooms have drains in them.  The grates are coarse enough for someone even almost my size to slip through; those exploding imps probably just barely have to slow down for one.

"I agree with Jareth, we need to get some real doors down here. Even those won't stop ordinary rats and those rot worms, when they're small, but they'll keep out anything big enough to do this."

Jareth Mooncalled
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 17:07
Re: Junior House Again
"Yeah Mario.  Bet t'e cultist what got away came back raid t'e pantry.  Let's be wary case t'ey set any furt'er traps."




OOC:
Narrator:
The summoning room still has a faint odor from the Stebch unleashed by Jareth's staff 4 days ago, but the room is otherwise nearly broom clean.
The kitchen, on the other hand, is in more disarray than you left it.
The utensils are gone, along with the iron cookwake, there is some smashed crockery and what looks like an attempt at pring the hook and hinge that the larger stewpot hung from in the fireplace.

Just checking, was the gate past the summoning room locked and 'undisturbed' since the last time we were down here?  Jareth will take a moment and check the lock for 'fresh' tool marks, and have Akimbo give the area the sniff test to see what has been by since then.

Or have we not gone that far yet today?


12:52, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 11 using 3d6.  Locking for 'fresh' tool marks.
Relevant skills:  Lockpicking 13, Traps (Spotting) 15.  +5 for Eidetic Memory, possibly.

13:02, Today: Jareth Mooncalled rolled 11 using 3d6.  Akimbo, Tracking 16.

Narrator
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 18:05
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 204):

The gate, once you open it to inspect the reverse side, looks like something other than a key was used, and presumably from a low angke; the intruder was not tall.
Nodwin Zideqick
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 19:53
Re: Junior House Again
When they pause for Jareth to check the lock, and for Akimbo to do his search, Nodwin pulls a light stone out of his pouch and attaches it to his head using a length of cloth.  He also hands one to Clarence, and if anyone else wants one he'll offer them one as well.

OOC  Nodwin has 5 stones with "Daylight" level Continual Light cast on them.  He will cast again when they stop to let Akimbo sniff the area, while Jareth looks over the locks.
Clarence Montague
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 21:15
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 206):

Clarence has his own light items, but will accept another, including a candle in his headlight with continual light on it and a light in the lantern, as well as the lantern hook.
Mario Crowfoot
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 21:38
Re: Junior House Again
"Ah!"  Mario breaks out in a grin and exchanges the stone, now gone dark, that was tied to the upper nock of his bow for the fresh one Nodwin offers.  "This is much better than a torch for everything except starting a fire."
Jocelyn Lemru
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 22:33
Re: Junior House Again
Jocelyn accepts one and thanks Nodwin ...
Brodak
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
at 22:33
Re: Junior House Again
Brodak takes one and then tries to figure out where to put it...
Jareth Mooncalled
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Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 01:37
Re: Junior House Again
Jareth will exchange the 'burned out' lightstone from a few days back for a new one.

"Someone short was pickin t'e lock.  Eit'er our missin cultis is short, or we got small t'eif down here.  Akimbo has t'e scent, run across t'em again, hopefully can scent it out."

Jareth stops to tie a few hairs aroudn the lower gate bars as 'the gate was opened detection device'.

"Nodwin ya need a rest or we good to check down past t'e kitchen?"
Nodwin Zideqick
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Wed 9 Sep 2020
at 15:01
Re: Junior House Again
Nodwin stands up with a nod to Jareth.  "I'm a little tired yet, but not enough that you all need to ait up on me.  We can continue. I will find another couple minutes to rest along the way."

OOC  I figure we were at least 10-15 minutes here, he should only be down a couple fatigue.

Jareth Mooncalled
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Thu 10 Sep 2020
at 22:56
Re: Junior House Again
"Good enuff.  Let see what past t'e kitchen an t'en decided where explore to next."
Narrator
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Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 17:38
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Nodwin Zideqick (msg # 212):

Rounding the corner by the kitchen, a short narrow corridor heads into the darkness. Nodwin's light stones reveal a short side passage about 10 yards in. The corridor aheadis onlyba yard wide.
Brodak
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Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 20:52
Re: Junior House Again
Brodak fills it nicely and moves slowly forward, ever alert
Clarence Montague
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Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 22:41
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Brodak (msg # 215):

Clarence follows, holding up his light high. Well, all of his lights...
Mario Crowfoot
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Fri 11 Sep 2020
at 22:55
Re: Junior House Again
"Hardly any sense following him into there -- he's too big to shoot past unless something even bigger comes up."
Nodwin Zideqick
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Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 22:57
Re: Junior House Again
Nodwin tells the group "You should follow Clarence so he can protect you with his shield.  Brodak can handle anything in front of us, but may need your help.  I will make sure nothing comes up from behind as a rear guard."

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Mario Crowfoot
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Mon 14 Sep 2020
at 23:31
Re: Junior House Again
Mario hangs back, going just ahead of Nodwin to be able to shoot backward past him if needed.
Jareth Mooncalled
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Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 03:38
Re: Junior House Again
Jareth goes third, muttering something about "...need someone what can see case Clarence an Brodak walk into trap..."
Clarence Montague
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Tue 15 Sep 2020
at 07:05
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Jareth Mooncalled (msg # 220):

Clarence will continue forward with the light, in the proud tradition of torch-bearers...
Narrator
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Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 17:48
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Clarence Montague (msg # 221):

You get to the 'intersection' and see that there is a yard wide turnoff if three yards that end in another bronze gate. The narrow passage  otherwise heads on about 20 yards, and makes a sharp turn to the left, from which a faint breeze blows.
Clarence Montague
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Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 21:01
Re: Junior House Again
In reply to Narrator (msg # 222):

Clarence moves past the grate after shining his light to see well past the grate.
Jareth Mooncalled
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Thu 17 Sep 2020
at 21:49
Re: Junior House Again
"Brodak, hold here moment," Jareth indicates for Brodak to stay in the 'main' passageway.

He pulls Akimbo out of a pocket, "Give t'e sniff, what's gone by here, an t'en t'e gate."

Jareth moves cautiously up to the gate to examine the lock and the area before and past it.


OOC:  "...that there is a yard wide turnoff if three yards that end in another bronze gate."  Which direction is it splitting off of the 'main passage'?