The Black Tower.   Posted by Old servant.Group: 0
Old servant
 NPC, 4 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 16:55
The Black Tower
The contruct stands with its tray, and makes an attempt to smile, revealing a a pair of ivory plates with abstract scrimshaw graviture instead of teeth.

This message was last edited by the player at 16:36, Fri 30 Oct 2020.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 421 posts
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 17:32
The Black Tower
Haveron pauses when he sees the ivory 'teeth' in the animation.  Looking behind him, he asks "Have any of you seen anything like that before?  Look at the intricacy of his teeth.  Amelia?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 79 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 17:40
The Black Tower
Amelia looks at the creature's mouth more closely, and even takes a couple steps forward (followed closely by Omar).  After a moment, she responds by saying "I'm almost sure that I saw something or heard about something just like this somewhere.  Give me a minute, I can't quite place it yet.  It wasn't anything political that I can remember, it was something else. "

As she thinks hard about the image, and tries to recall the reference, she comments absently "With the proper fabric and stitching, the ivory would make a fantastic set of buttons on a blouse."
Ryojin
 player, 65 posts
 Martial artist
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 19:05
The Black Tower
Ryojin Watches the room and group, holding the cup but not drinking.
Shroud
 player, 79 posts
Thu 29 Oct 2020
at 19:08
The Black Tower
Shroud had finished his cup the moment he took it. Thinking to himself how much the cup is worth while examining it.
Narrator
 GM, 8304 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 16:36
The Black Tower
In reply to Shroud (msg # 5):

The cup by itself may not be worth a great deal.
Shroud feels refreshed!
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 80 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 30 Oct 2020
at 21:20
The Black Tower
OOC  Neglected to include Amelia's rolls, in case they are significant in some way.
Gorgath
 player, 453 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 11/13
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 02:17
The Black Tower
The struggle to reach the tower had left Gorgath exhausted and he quickly drank down his offered drink.  Seeing Gareth neglect his own drink, Gorgath mumbled, "You gonna drink?" While pointing at the human's glass.
Gareth
 player, 686 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sun 1 Nov 2020
at 11:15
The Black Tower
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 8):

"Nah, you have it. It messes with Fire magic."

He looks also at the ivory teeth to see if the have any magical meaning.
Narrator
 GM, 8309 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 2 Nov 2020
at 19:42
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 9):

Gorgath feels refreshed!
Gareth
 player, 687 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Tue 3 Nov 2020
at 09:31
The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 10):

"It occurs to me that the water would be good kept if flasks if he has any extra. Just in case fire gets out of control...he seems to be trying to make his creations look good."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 81 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 4 Nov 2020
at 20:03
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 11):

"Well why not? I wouldn't want to fill my house with accessories that look poorly made."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 422 posts
Wed 4 Nov 2020
at 21:38
The Black Tower
Haveron subtly shakes his head, but does not say anything.  He was fond of Amelia, even protective of her.  He even considered the possibility of them being an item down the road some years, when he was ready to settle down.  Of course, there was much to do before then, so it wasn't a thought he could entertain for some years.  He still had to build up a company and reclaim his family lands.  Still, when he had a place to call home, Amelia's eye for quality would be very welcome.  She knew a lot about politics and heraldry, and the things associated with bureaucracy.  Unfortunately, that kind of knowledge was not very useful in the tower of a potentially evil mage.
Narrator
 GM, 8326 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 5 Nov 2020
at 18:02
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 13):

Ayiee a gazebo thing.

The use of decorated ivory instead of actual teeth was just a quirky aesthetic choice by the enchanter... perhaps a sign that there may be oddments of value scattered about.
Berry
 player, 199 posts
 Mage
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 03:51
The Black Tower
"So who wants to keep exploring? We are stealing stuff right? As nice as the water is, probably don't want to just sit around forever."

Berry mostly wants to see what is in the rest of the tower.
Gareth
 player, 688 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 10:03
The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 15):

"Naturally. But since the owner is probably not a fan of our idea, we should check out what else is going on. Particularly what else could be bad for our health..."
Gorgath
 player, 454 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 11/13
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 22:09
The Black Tower
"Hope it not lich. I don't like lich. Lich problem."

Gorgath frowns as he speaks then drinks down Gareth's water and his frown partially fades.
Gareth
 player, 689 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 12 Nov 2020
at 22:48
The Black Tower
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 17):

"So red leader, where to from here? We can pillage once we are sure it is safe to do so."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 423 posts
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 01:08
The Black Tower
Haveron considers the situation carefully.  There were different angles to consider, but after some careful consideration he offers "We should check the quarters where the servant came from.  While we did come here to seek riches, we also did not anticipate anyone being home.  If the master does happen to be home, I'd rather know how many of his servants he has working.  Maybe he has a functional kitchen, which would tell us if anyone eats here."

After a few seconds of pause, Haveron asks "Gorgoth, shall we?", before readying his sword, and proceeding towards the door where the servant came from.
Old servant
 NPC, 5 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 20:34
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 19):

Whose water has not been drunk ? The construct is eyeing the tray
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 227 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 13 Nov 2020
at 22:06
The Black Tower
The Adept did not step forward and did not take a glass, he is still standing by the door with his sword up and ready as he watches things and observes the room.
Gareth
 player, 690 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Sat 14 Nov 2020
at 00:20
The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 21):

"Why don't you finish the rest, Gorgath? Or your friend may. Say, I wonder where the water came from? Perhaps you can finish it, and then ask for some more. Then we can follow him to see where it came from. Essential water can be valuable...a source more so."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 424 posts
Sat 14 Nov 2020
at 01:16
The Black Tower
Haveron never drank from his glass, but he did take one.  He returns it to the tray.
Ryojin
 player, 66 posts
 Martial artist
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 01:22
The Black Tower
Ryojin places his still full cup back on the tray.
Old servant
 NPC, 6 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Sun 15 Nov 2020
at 20:15
The Black Tower
In reply to Ryojin (msg # 24):

The construct waits.




It seems it waits for all of the glasses to be lifted.
Gareth
 player, 691 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Mon 16 Nov 2020
at 05:49
The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 25):

Gareth just takes the time to look around...
Narrator
 GM, 8359 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 18 Nov 2020
at 20:56
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 26):

you can see past the servant into the next room where a wooden cabinet set into the stone wall, it is from this that the servant had withdrawn the glasses. Decorative friezes with the same pattern as the Golem's tooth plates adorn the walls. The area is well swept, apparently by the smaller constructs.  The Gorgath sized statues support the roof with their stone swords, and the room is suffused with a pale blue glow.
In addition to the room the Servant stepped through, and the one you enterd through, there are two more exits from the room
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 425 posts
Wed 18 Nov 2020
at 22:33
The Black Tower
Haveron motions for Amelia to come along with him.  "Omar, please watch the room to make sure we are not approached while we are investigating the other room.  Amelia may have insight into what the master of this tower uses for his guests."

The swordsman will proceed into the construct's quarters to look around and see what is tnere.

OOC  Check it for safety, and then search the room to see if there is anything of value, or if anything might give them insight into the tower's master.
Gareth
 player, 692 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Thu 19 Nov 2020
at 08:21
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 28):

Gareth will look at the glyphs, interested in them and the matching one on the Golem...what could they mean? What do they do?
Narrator
 GM, 8364 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 16:48
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 29):

Amelia notes a wardrobe in the other room;

Gareth notes that the decor is simply a basic design motif customarily seen as part of the illuminated decorative borders from a classic magical textbook. Some argued that a spell was written in cypher, but one that was 500 pages long, and it was never resolved while you were active before your entombment.
Gareth
 player, 693 posts
 Odd Character
 Smokin' Human
Fri 20 Nov 2020
at 23:24
The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 30):

Wow, classic conspiracy stuff that would set him off. He will try to take careful notes of all the glyphs, writing them around the edge of his shield. Can he find any writing implements and/or paper? if not, he will ask the friendly golem for some...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 82 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 21 Nov 2020
at 00:15
The Black Tower
Amelia looks around, before commenting "This looks interesting.  Why would a construct need clothing.  I wonder what might be in here...?"  She glides across the room and starts opening drawers, while Haveron keeps watch over the room.
Old servant
 NPC, 7 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Tue 24 Nov 2020
at 14:43
The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 32):

The golem puts the tray of glasses back in the cabinet and intervenes in your attempt to open the wardrobe, which has no drawers only a double door. It motions for your cloak.
Berry
 player, 200 posts
 Mage
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 01:04
The Black Tower
Berry will move about the room looking for anything that looks "magical".

OOC: Per+Magery=16
Gareth
 player, 694 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 01:19
The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 34):

Not having anything that represents a cloak, Gareth looks for any writing implements, asking the Golem if he has any. He rubs at one of the Glyphs to determine how it is written...
Narrator
 GM, 8399 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 29 Nov 2020
at 20:51
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 35):

The glyphs look to have been hand carved from plaster.

The entire space is magical,from the golems to the statues to the light source.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 426 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 01:26
The Black Tower
Haveron will brush the construct out of the way and open the wardrobe.  "Let's see just how motivated it is to prevent our investigation."

OOC Let me know what rolls to make.
Gareth
 player, 695 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 07:23
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 37):

Interesting. In his zeal to run some of the glyphs, Gareth actually chips at the plaster...

Between us, I am sure we will get some reaction sooner or later. Gareth is good for that...
Var
 NPC, 50 posts
 Goblin servant
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 19:00
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 38):

Berry's assistant sucks his teeth at Gareth.
"Oi, I am stepping back outside"
Old servant
 NPC, 8 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 19:02
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 37):

The construct interpises itself between Haveron and the cabinet; it is considerably stronger than he, make a SzT roll.
Stone golem
 NPC, 1 post
 Buff and stony
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 19:03
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 38):

As Gareth damages the room, all four of the giant statues step off of their pedastals...
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 427 posts
Mon 30 Nov 2020
at 20:39
The Black Tower
Haveron tries to move the golem out of the way of the cabinet.  He hets a shoulder around the thing, but it's awfully strong.  With muscles flexing, he tries to move the thing.
Gareth
 player, 696 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 05:44
The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 41):

"Well, now, it looks like we have some action...at last! Finally, something to throw this at!"

He flings the fireball he has bee holding for what seems like an eternity at the nearest statue!

This message was last edited by the player at 05:45, Tue 01 Dec 2020.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 228 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 1 Dec 2020
at 18:19
The Black Tower
He just shakes his head at the actions the others have taken.
Old servant
 NPC, 8 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 21:09
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 42):

The construct may have taken a bad step, or it was distracted by the statues in the other room...and Haveron pushes past it.

This message was last updated by the player at 21:09, Wed 02 Dec 2020.

Stone golem
 NPC, 2 posts
 Buff and stony
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 21:11
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 43):

A hole dripping molten lave opens in the statue's torso. You can see straight through it, but lacking any internal organs or a spine or the ability to feel pain, it pulls back its weapon for a strike!
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 229 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 2 Dec 2020
at 23:12
The Black Tower
It did not mind we beat in door, but little fleck off wall make big problem. need to leave for a time.

Does this seem targeted at Gareth or everybody?
Shroud
 player, 80 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2020
at 01:17
The Black Tower
Arrows versus stone is a losing battle, Shroud readies a smoke bomb in his off hand and fast draws his Kukri.


ooc: ready Smoke Nageteppo. fast draw Kukri.
Ryojin
 player, 68 posts
 Martial artist
Thu 3 Dec 2020
at 01:34
The Black Tower
Finally, action.

Ryojin thought to himself.

Seeing as these creatures are made of stone he will need to use some chi. He steps in close to the nearest statue and as he lowers himself he gathers his chi into his fist, readying it to penetrate. He launches upward with his fist, trying to carve at the stone statue.

"SHORYUKEN!"


ooc: karate uppercut with penetrating strike, both succeed. Damage is 10 cr with armor divisor 2 if target fails defense.


Haveron Stormwal
 player, 428 posts
Thu 3 Dec 2020
at 03:13
The Black Tower
Haveron isn't sure if his actions triggered the behavior of the statues, and he knows that his sword will be sorely missed in a battle, but...  He cannot help but believe that the wardrobe in front of him was vital in some way.  Thus, Haveron goes after it with a single-mindedness that Gareth would be proud of.

OOC  All out effort to open the wardrobe, since the 'butler' has not proven to combative. Also, the player knows that Gareth disturbed something, but I doubt Haveron would have noticed that.  He thinks they are responding to him (right or wrong).

This message was last edited by the player at 03:14, Thu 03 Dec 2020.

Gareth
 player, 697 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 3 Dec 2020
at 07:03
The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 46):

Impressed at the damage the thing just suffered, Gareth figures the best place to fight these guys is from out of their reach! As such, he heads for the door, keeping a wide berth of the statues.

"Good idea, Adept, lets see if they follow us, or me, outside..."
Stone golem
 NPC, 3 posts
 Buff and stony
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 18:37
The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 51):

The martial artists chips some stone and leaves a crack that runs deep in the nearest golem.

The one with the hole through it beings down its blade on Gareth, doing 13 points cutting before DR unless dodged.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:45, Mon 07 Dec 2020.

Old servant
 NPC, 9 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 18:42
The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 50):

The construct seizes Haveton from behind unless dodged or parried
Gareth
 player, 698 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 20:08
The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 52):

Heading away, Gareth dodges away from the construct and makes for the exit...

Not clear on the layout, I presume he can move to the exit unhindered now? Also, did the burnt one appear to take less damage than the punched one?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:10, Fri 04 Dec 2020.

Ryojin
 player, 69 posts
 Martial artist
Fri 4 Dec 2020
at 21:56
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 52):

Heading away, Gareth dodges away from the construct and makes for the exit...

Not clear on the layout, I presume he can move to the exit unhindered now? Also, did the burnt one appear to take less damage than the punched one?



ooc: Looks like That private to the Narrator is a typo, assuming it took 8 damage from my hit then it has DR 4 which means it took 17 burn damage from your attack which makes sense since it says "1u", the "u" is under the 7.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 429 posts
Sat 5 Dec 2020
at 01:47
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron sweeps the arms of the construct out of the way by using his sword more as a lever, but he is still trying to get to the wardrobe to open it.
Berry
 player, 201 posts
 Mage
Sun 6 Dec 2020
at 15:38
Re: The Black Tower
Berry, happy that her inaction has prevented danger, also begins walking slowly (Move 2 or 3) for the exit.
Stone golem
 NPC, 4 posts
 Buff and stony
Mon 7 Dec 2020
at 21:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 57):

As there are 4, a second one swings at Gareth, striking for 9 points cutting before DR if it hits.

The one struck by the Martial artis swings also at him, doing 11 points cutting before DR if not dodged,  any parrying weapon may be broken.

This leaves one ready to attack, and both Gorgath and Teresa are in the room


Meanwhile,  by virtue of having parried a grab attempt, Haveron now has his back to the wardrobe and is facing the flesh golem.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 430 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 06:40
Re: The Black Tower
With a sigh, Haveron senses that he will not be able to open the wardrobe with the construct blocking his way.  He is not a mage, nor does he understand the magics at work here, so he falls back to what he knows.
Gareth
 player, 700 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 06:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 58):

Huh? He just dodged the one attacking, and his only action is running away from them? Can we have some sort of map so I can direct his running away with some logic?

Gareth:
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 52):

Heading away, Gareth dodges away from the construct and makes for the exit...

Not clear on the layout, I presume he can move to the exit unhindered now? Also, did the burnt one appear to take less damage than the punched one?

This message was last edited by the player at 07:01, Tue 08 Dec 2020.

Stone golem
 NPC, 5 posts
 Buff and stony
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 18:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 60):

https://drive.google.com/file/...lm/view?usp=drivesdk


Four sword wielding golems are in the room, marked S. you are the firey G, next to B for Berry.
R for Ryojin  behind you along with Teresa and Gorgath.

V for var ahead of you out the door, H for Haveron bext to G for golem, c for drinks cabinet, and W for wardrobe


The old servant is now legless but not bleeding, and looking perturbed.
Gareth
 player, 701 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 20:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 61):

Ah, thank you. Much clearer. So dodge past this last one and to the exit then...(rolls above)

This message was last edited by the player at 06:23, Wed 09 Dec 2020.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 230 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 22:25
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept is standing by the door we entered... sword ready.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 431 posts
Tue 8 Dec 2020
at 23:32
Re: The Black Tower
Even though Haveron has removed most of the threat from the humn construct in front of him, he still does not trust it to leave him alone.  he steps forward with his left, and kicks the thing square in the chest, in an attempt to knock it over onto it's back.
Narrator
 GM, 8428 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 9 Dec 2020
at 01:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 64):

Kicks do thrust damage, not swing
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 432 posts
Wed 9 Dec 2020
at 15:37
Re: The Black Tower
OOC  I thought you could swing/kick or thrust/kick depending on the action.  Regardless, I rolled damage for the strike as a thrust.
Old servant
 NPC, 10 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 16:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 66):

Knocked supine, it uses its move to pull itself into a seated position from which it msy be able to crawl.


Make a hearing roll at +4
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 433 posts
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 16:26
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron turns and tries to open the wardrobe, while the thing in front of him tries to recover.
Ryojin
 player, 70 posts
 Martial artist
Thu 10 Dec 2020
at 17:57
Re: The Black Tower
Stone golem:
...
The one struck by the Martial artist swings also at him, doing 11 points cutting before DR if not dodged, any parrying weapon may be broken.
...


Ryojin steps back and to the side as the blade comes in and guides the swing away from his body with the flick of his wrist.

He then charges his chi up once more, this time focusing it on his leg for a devastating kick. It lands true with a crunch.





ooc:

retreating Judo Parry, success.

Karate kick, critical success, max damage. Golem takes 9 cr with armor divisor 2.

Stone golem
 NPC, 6 posts
 Buff and stony
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 18:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Ryojin (msg # 69):

The thing's leg cracks slightly, and it readies its weapon.
Teresa the Shepherdess
 NPC, 8 posts
 An ogress with her
 Flock
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 18:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 70):

Teresa smashes one with her improvised maul, sending cracks accross its chest.
Gorgath
 player, 455 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 11/13
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 18:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Teresa the Shepherdess (msg # 71):

Gorgath swings the doomrazor twice, and severs anarmand a leg of one of the statues.

All are now injured to some degree.
Narrator
 GM, 8439 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 18:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 66):

The wardrobe is clean and does not smell musty; withinare three cloaks draped over some sort of wodden frames, abouta dozen such triangular wooden contraptions hang from a rod spanning the wardrobe.
Gareth
 player, 702 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 13 Dec 2020
at 19:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 73):

Gareth has made it to the entrance I presume? If so, he creates a Fireball...
Narrator
 GM, 8444 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 14 Dec 2020
at 19:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 74):

Berry is right behind you, the adept and Var are ahead of you.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 231 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 03:26
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept is guarding the entrance so others can leave... he is just inside the door at the moment.
Gareth
 player, 703 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 04:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 76):

So I have made it to the door, and no-one is in range to attack me? If so, I will throw a fireball at the nearest one . If there is a chance one of these monsters can hit him, well melee for a mage is NEVER good, so he will keep retreating!
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 434 posts
Tue 15 Dec 2020
at 06:15
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron turns around to see what is happening behind him.  Is the construct still coming for him?

OOC 2-H sword parry if something swings at him, return fire with the greatsword if it comes to that.
Old servant
 NPC, 11 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 02:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 78):

The construct reaches for Haveron's ankle, and he cleaves it off at the wrist...it conti ues to squeeze the ankle. Meanwhile, the lower legs of the flesh golem are moving toward the body...


Gareth's fireballflies past Berry, nesrly si gi g her hair, and strikes the golem that swung at Gareth.

The ogres bash and slssh, destroying another golem in seconds!
Gareth
 player, 705 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 03:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 79):

"Sorry about the hair, Berry, but it is better than what these guys will do if they get close..."

He creates another to replace the one he just threw. How far is the nearest one now? Have they moved towards me? If they are getting close to melee range, he will beat a retreat out the door...
Stone golem
 NPC, 7 posts
 Buff and stony
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 03:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 80):

The one with the hole in its torso is heading down the hall toward you![*]
Gareth
 player, 706 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 04:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 81):

Then Gareth will be beating a retreat through the door... suggesting others who did not want to be in melee with a stone golem do the same, creating the fireball once he gets outside.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 232 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 04:22
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept comes on Guard to protect those fleeing, once they are safely gone he will step back out the door.
Narrator
 GM, 8472 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 14:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 83):

Ryojin, Haveron and the Ogres remain... there is quite a comotion going on in that room...
Ryojin
 player, 72 posts
 Martial artist
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 15:16
Re: The Black Tower
Ryojin steps into Close combat once more after delivering that kick and targets the same leg with a powerful punch imbued with his chi to penetrate! He ducks in low while doing so.


ooc:
penetrating strike, success.
karate punch to leg, success (almost a crit!)
damage is 4 cr with armor divisor 2 if target fails defense.
crouching.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:21, Fri 18 Dec 2020.

Berry
 player, 202 posts
 Mage
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 17:20
Re: The Black Tower
Berry lets out a small eep when the fireball goes sizzling past. She presses herself flat against the wall to get out of the way of the stone golem heading for Gareth.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 435 posts
Fri 18 Dec 2020
at 22:14
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron turns on the creature, and swings his greatsword to remove it's head.
Old servant
 NPC, 12 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 20:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 87):

The creatures hand releases its grip on your leg, and scuttles over tobthe severed head. The legs are worming their way to the torso, and the remaining hanfd is pulling a needle and thread out of a pouch. It appears to be completely disinterested in you, and concerned about gathering up its bits.
The wardrobe stands in the corner.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:22, Mon 21 Dec 2020.

Stone golem
 NPC, 8 posts
 Buff and stony
Mon 21 Dec 2020
at 20:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 88):

Having destroyed two golems with doomrazor and the treetrunk, Teresa and Gorgath decapitate and pulverize the one Ryojin  just put a crack into. The burnt one with the hole in it is heading down the hallway, a space too narrow for Teresa, and just wide enough for Gorgath to thrust, but Ryojin will get to it first.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 436 posts
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 00:58
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron reaches down and picks up the head, holding it by whatever is most convenient (hair, if it has any).  He then turns it's face so they can see eye to eye, and he speaks to the thing.  It's obviously a being of magic, and still alive.

"Cease your action, and I will leave you be when we depart, so you can sew yourself together.  Otherwise, we will destroy you.  I hold no malice towards the creatures in there or yourself.  We are here to see your master, and investigate the tower.  We have no way to discuss this, and your aggressiveness left us no other choice but to defend ourselves."


OOC  If we had just handed over our coats and had a refreshment, I'm sure the butler would have guided us along in a more friendly manner.  However, Haveron isn't experienced with constructs like these, and the mage who could have explained it is a bit of a loose cannon.
Gareth
 player, 707 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 09:25
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 90):

Gareth evaluates the situation...is the last heading towards him?
Stone golem
 NPC, 9 posts
 Buff and stony
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 19:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 91):

The holed construct is heading his way.


Meanwhile, the other construct is sewing on its leg,but taking no other action, as if a self preservation order supercedes its other commands.  It makes unbli king eye contact with Haveron.
Ryojin
 player, 73 posts
 Martial artist
Tue 22 Dec 2020
at 22:31
Re: The Black Tower
Stone golem:
In reply to Old servant (msg # 88):

Having destroyed two golems with doomrazor and the treetrunk, Teresa and Gorgath decapitate and pulverize the one Ryojin  just put a crack into. The burnt one with the hole in it is heading down the hallway, a space too narrow for Teresa, and just wide enough for Gorgath to thrust, but Ryojin will get to it first.


Seeing the one heading down the hallway Ryojin charges his chi. He focuses his chi into his hands, swirling the energy. With a quick shout he launches the energy from his hands at the golem, it shoots out faster than an arrow, almost like a beam.



ooc: AoA Strong with AD 2 and pi+, damage is 11 pi+ AD (2) if it does not defend, making it 13 piercing injury. Assuming it has its back to me which gives it a penalty to its defense if it tries.

Had a meeting while attempting to post this. XD


Haveron Stormwal
 player, 437 posts
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 00:59
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron will take the head and put it on top of the wardrobe, with it's eyes facing the wall.  Then he will remove the needle and thread from the hand, so it cannot repair itself.  if the hand gives him trouble, he'll throw it down the hall so he can have a few seconds with the wardrobe.  Then he'll examine the contents more closely.
Gareth
 player, 708 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 09:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 94):

Gareth will throw the fireball he created earlier...before getting ready to continue retreating...

This message was last edited by the player at 09:37, Wed 23 Dec 2020.

Old servant
 NPC, 13 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 20:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 94):

The hand with the needle is attached to the torso. At the peed this is going, you would have about ten minutes before it could stand anyway. If you are pulling away the needle and thread, you need to win a quick contest of ST with it.
(Head on wardrobe no problem)
Stone golem
 NPC, 10 posts
 Buff and stony
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 20:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Ryojin (msg # 93):

The golem shatters, just as the fireball is thrown.

Please make three wild swing rolls; 9 vs Ryojin, and 10 vs the ogres, i will roll to see who is hit.
Bechazruhk Burke
 player, 74 posts
 Dirty Hippy
 "Name's Burke"
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 20:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Stone golem (msg # 97):

"Well that doesn't look good"
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 438 posts
Wed 23 Dec 2020
at 23:09
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron will leave the hand be, given the current situation, and examine the wardrobe in depth.  As long as he is not in danger, he will expand his search to the room as well, although he doesn't exactly know what to look for.
Narrator
 GM, 8497 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 18:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 99):

Within the wardrobe is a hooded robe.


Observation lets you see behavior in a group, search lets you find hiding places. Per grades what you can see.



The fireball whizzes past Ryojin and hits something metallic.
Gorgath
 player, 456 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 11/13
Thu 24 Dec 2020
at 18:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 100):

"Problem."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:47, Tue 29 Dec 2020.

Gareth
 player, 709 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 06:10
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 101):

Sorry for delayed post...did you want me to roll still, or do you do that?
Narrator
 GM, 8517 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 29 Dec 2020
at 18:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 102):

I rolled... it was Gorgath.


Oh, recent lookup on observation skill lets you use it to find secret doors by traffic patterns/handprints etc.
Berry
 player, 203 posts
 Mage
Wed 30 Dec 2020
at 03:02
Re: The Black Tower
Berry will examine the robe. "Basically everything in here is soaked with magic. I bet this is magical too. We should take it, since we're robbing the place."
Narrator
 GM, 8526 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 30 Dec 2020
at 17:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 104):

The hoodedrobe is pristine andheavy. It is not magical, but appears to be made of a combination of spidersilk and metallic thread... it has DR2 and counts only as clothing.
Gareth
 player, 710 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 3 Jan 2021
at 07:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 105):

That would interest Gareth...if he saw it.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 439 posts
Mon 4 Jan 2021
at 19:27
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron can see the quality of the cloak, as an armorer.  However, it's not something he can use.  As Berry examines it, he leaves the room to go tell the rest of the group it's now safe to enter again.  As Haveron is not skilled at rummaging a room, he wants someone else with a more practiced eye to do it.
Narrator
 GM, 8538 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 4 Jan 2021
at 20:59
Re: The Black Tower
Berry, gaving no armor, might be more interested in it.
Berry
 player, 204 posts
 Mage
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 00:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 105):

Berry will take the robe. "This is definitely worth keeping."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 440 posts
Thu 7 Jan 2021
at 00:34
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron nods in assent, as he goes to gather the others.  "Should be safe now."
Gareth
 player, 711 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 11:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 110):

Gareth re-entered, looking around for any statues with renewed interest...
Gorgath
 player, 457 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 11/13
Fri 8 Jan 2021
at 18:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 111):

As Gareth reenters, he is confro ted by two angry ogres!

"Little man bad! Make statues fight, now throw fire at me! I done with you!"
Gareth
 player, 712 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 11:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 112):

"Hey, I was not the one attacking the Golem! All I did was scratch the walls, but sorry about the fireball. I was aiming at the statues."

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:18, Fri 15 Jan 2021.

Berry
 player, 205 posts
 Mage
Sat 9 Jan 2021
at 15:37
Re: The Black Tower
"Let's not fight. We're in the middle of robbing a place. Of course the defenses were going to target us. That's how a robbery works."
Gorgath
 player, 458 posts
 HP 20/20 FP 11/13
Mon 11 Jan 2021
at 18:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 112):

"We are done little man! Fight statues alone! Teresa,we go now!"

With that, the ogres head out of the building to collect their dire sheep and depart.
Gareth
 player, 713 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 00:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gorgath (msg # 115):

Gareth is a little annoyed at the response.

"What did he expect from the defences? My fireballs barely scratch him compared to what that Golem would have done...and I thought helping each other out was what we were here for. I was trying to assist him..."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 441 posts
Wed 13 Jan 2021
at 18:42
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron takes a stern line with the fire mage.  His brows furrow, and he shows more than a little anger at the comment.

"Gareth, I expect you to apologize to them, and I mean now.  You may be accustomed to fire, but for the rest of us it is quite painful.  Don't be a callous fool.  Those golems would have done quite a lot of damage if not for their help.  That comment was assinine, and I won't tolerate you treating your friends that way."

Haveron underscores with a cold, challenging stare, directly into the eyes of the fire mage.  It also does not seem like he's blinking much either.
Gareth
 player, 714 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 14 Jan 2021
at 02:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 117):

"I did apologise...how many times does he want an apology? I meant it then, and still do. If that apology is not sufficient, then please explain to me the modern way of apologising...

Apart from that, what was wrong with my comments? To be considered tough was a compliment for all the warriors that I know...seems to me you want a servant to grovel and scrape, not just to work with. It was your actions that activated the Golems attack, and that is the most likely source of the statues activating. Do you think putting a Golem into combat mode is less likely to activate the statues than scratching the walls?

You talk of being reasonable, but I was acting to try to defend my friends in the best way I could. I would not last a single hit close to those golems, so I do appreciate the Ogres assistance. But I also do not want to be dead-weight in combat either, so I try to help the best way I can. Perhaps we can find a way for me to throw fireballs without hitting my friends...I would like to and I try to, but fate seems to have other ideas.
"

Gareth returns his stare with anger building at the attitude he is being treated with.

[OOC: Msg #113]
Narrator
 GM, 8568 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 15 Jan 2021
at 19:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 118):

Saw it, please see occ 10.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 443 posts
Sat 16 Jan 2021
at 01:18
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron shakes his head at the defiance of the man.  He really didn't understand, and that was the problem all along.  "You hit him with a fireball.  That hurts.  Throwing out an offhand sorry doesn't cut it.  You have to make him understand you're sorry.  Saying the words are hollow if your reaction is 'what does he expect...?'.  You're right, you went through the motions.  And I'm telling you the ogre is still offended.  Does that mean anything to you?"
Gareth
 player, 719 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 16 Jan 2021
at 01:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 120):

"Of course it does. I just don't know what to do about it. I meant my apology sincerely, and I have no idea how to help him understand that. Open to suggestions, as stated previously."
Berry
 player, 206 posts
 Mage
Mon 18 Jan 2021
at 03:23
Re: The Black Tower
"Gareth, I could maybe give some tips on forming mana missiles after we've finished the robbery? The blasts I've used before. Their seeking so you don't need to worry about hitting friends. Not full on lessons, but just enough to get started? "
Gareth
 player, 720 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 18 Jan 2021
at 05:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 122):

"Perhaps. What sort of damage do they do, and do they drain the caster? Ie are they effective? I did not see you use them, but I may have missed that."
Narrator
 GM, 8603 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 21 Jan 2021
at 18:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 123):

That would be a buy in from DF 11
Old servant
 NPC, 14 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Thu 21 Jan 2021
at 18:06
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 124):

Near the wardrobe, the dismembered golem has produced another beedle and thread, and is quietly sewing one of its legs back on.
Berry
 player, 207 posts
 Mage
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 04:09
Re: The Black Tower
"Blunt trauma, but they can bypass most defenses and are easy to target. They use ambient mana too. Notably they don't work on inaminate targets like doors or golems. Not really a proper spell, but sort of a twist in ambient mana so they don't have a real energy cost. Also I think that golem is repairing itself." Berry points to the servant. "Honestly its an impressive piece of work."
Gareth
 player, 723 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 22 Jan 2021
at 04:29
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 126):

"Indeed it is. Do you all want me to burn it to a cinder?"
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 233 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 03:03
Re: The Black Tower
No! It hasss ssssome bitssss of Life
Gareth
 player, 724 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 03:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 128):

Gareth looks at him with interest.

"I thought that animation in a golem came from entrapping some poor unfortunates spirit and binding it to the will of the caster. Would it not be merciful to that life to free it?"
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 234 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 16:50
Re: The Black Tower
Would it be Mercsssiful to kill you to release yoursssss?
Gareth
 player, 725 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 23 Jan 2021
at 20:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 130):

"Were I enslaved without any release, yes. But killing the body does not kill the spirit...it releases it. You of all people should be aware of that. The spirit enslaved to animate this Golem, for that is what the animate spell does, is it not, is enslaved to a body not their own. I imaging if I were tied to someone else's body, I would want someone to break that link. That is what happens when we kill the body of a Golem. Is my understanding of the animation process inaccurate?"

His approach is very much philosophical, not confrontational.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 235 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 02:33
Re: The Black Tower
Not assss I undersssstand it. Life issss moved from a dying being to a new body. Question him if you believe otherwisssse.
Gareth
 player, 726 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 04:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 132):

"He could not talk when he was questioned before. But then, how do you explain that Golems have no free will?"
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 236 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 19:55
Re: The Black Tower
How do you know itsssss will?
Gareth
 player, 727 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 24 Jan 2021
at 20:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 134):

"I know something of the animation spell, as that is similar to what is used to animate the undead. Only with a golem I understand that the spirit is tied to a different body and the will of the caster, and it can never break away, but there are free will undead that serve no-one. But I have never heard of a free willed Golem."
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 237 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 03:37
Re: The Black Tower
Sssso you think it'ssss creator hasss ordered it to ssssew itsssself back together?
Gareth
 player, 728 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 04:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 136):

"Yes. Why would he not? If I knew how to create a thing that would repair itself, I certainly would. Especially if I knew it was tied to doing my bidding."
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 238 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 17:02
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept shakes his head and turns away   Hopelesssss
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 444 posts
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 17:21
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron purses his lips, and then directs the group.  "Let's make sure to gather all the information we need to have about this room.  I don't have an opinion on how to handle the Golem, as it's not anything I know about.  However, we should be moving on soon, whether we decide to incapacitate it, or ruin it, or leave it be."
Gareth
 player, 729 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 25 Jan 2021
at 20:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 139):

"Hopeless, or just a realist?"

He raises his hand in a way that suggests that he does not know how to handle the cleric.

"I am a scientist, I just look at the facts, and that is why I discuss them to see if I have missed any. Open to the groups decision...just let me know. What was in the cloak cupboard, by the way?"
Berry
 player, 208 posts
 Mage
Tue 26 Jan 2021
at 02:36
Re: The Black Tower
"I vote for killing it as long as I'm not the one to do it."
Var
 NPC, 51 posts
 Goblin servant
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 18:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 141):

"While it kinda is animated by a bound spirit, it inna a spirit of man or demon, just a proximate entity, and dey tend to feel purpose in they tasks. I ain't hoid of one ending up on our list if youse get me."

This message was last edited by the player at 19:13, Thu 28 Jan 2021.

Gareth
 player, 730 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 27 Jan 2021
at 19:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 142):

"So Golems are animated by any spirit, and killing a Golem does not kill the spirit animating it? Close to how I understood..."
Var
 NPC, 52 posts
 Goblin servant
Thu 28 Jan 2021
at 19:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 143):

"And some animae actually like dat woik, whether because it gives dem purpose or cause dey like being embodied.  You like a meat suit, no?"
Gareth
 player, 731 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 29 Jan 2021
at 04:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 144):

"Yes, but I become something else without it. The just hop in and ride it, kind of like sailing a boat. Just cause you are sailing a boat does not make you something different, right? But if my bodies dies, I become something else, so it is different for us."
Var
 NPC, 53 posts
 Goblin servant
Tue 2 Feb 2021
at 01:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 145):

"Now if Oi wuz da paranoidal type as ta fill my castle wit killer statues dat get upset wen ya tear da wallpaper and wot, I would trap da consent right outta da place, only leave some safe spots da statues would no how ta get around. If jigsaw over dere gets his feets back on, Iyd foller him an skip da traps."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:02, Thu 04 Feb 2021.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 445 posts
Fri 5 Feb 2021
at 00:41
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron shrugs, but then turns to Berry and Gareth.  "Makes sense, but...how trustworthy is your friend?  I don't see that he has anything to gain, but he's not what many would consider a reliable source."

Haveron's head then swivels to look at Var directly, although his manner is more even and matter-of-fact than anything.  "I mean no offense.  It's my job to guide us all through this safely.  Your suggestion seems sound, but I need to know who I'm dealing with too.  When we act on this kind of information, I'm the person responsible for getting us all through this alive.  That's what leadership means.  You pop in and out, but most of us don't know your history or agenda.  Therefore, I need to make sure the people who do know you feel like you're trustworthy."
Gareth
 player, 732 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 5 Feb 2021
at 00:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 147):

Gareth tries unsuccessfully to stifle a chuckle.

"He serves demons. Or rather,he thinks he serves himself and uses demons, but such actions really serve demons. Not so different from me, but i don't take orders from them. But I can stand by to toast it if that is needed. I suggest removing jigsaws arms and destroying them though. or at least one, to disarm him. He wont be completely 'armless, but that may give us something to bargain with it, if it can be bargained with. But I doubt it can...interested to see though."
Var
 NPC, 54 posts
 Goblin servant
Fri 5 Feb 2021
at 17:38
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 147):

"Troot is relative to to one's poiception. Dere ar as many troots as eyes to see dem. As to friends in low places, yeah some of us got dem. An I assure you, it does me better if youse live long, dan if you go off half cocked an get snuffed young, cause you hasn't,  excepting Gareth here, done nuthing irreversible like dat would seal da deal widout nuttin written."
Gareth
 player, 733 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 5 Feb 2021
at 20:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 149):

"Hey, the triunists say their god forgives! I am no sealed deal, thank you."
Var
 NPC, 55 posts
 Goblin servant
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 17:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 150):

"Which is zactly why some guys I know might wanna see your ambitions become actualuzed."
Gareth
 player, 734 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 10 Feb 2021
at 20:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 151):

"You mean me killed? I need to find a triunist priest then..."
Berry
 player, 209 posts
 Mage
Thu 11 Feb 2021
at 22:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 147):

"I wouldn't call Var trustworthy, per se, but-" Berry thinks about how to best explain without explaining too much. "We could always have Var follow the golem, then follow Var if you're really worried about it. Or I could go after the golem. Either work."
Var
 NPC, 56 posts
 Goblin servant
Fri 12 Feb 2021
at 18:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 152):

"Killed? Naw,die in yer sleep of decrepitude. Yer ambitions made manifest... power and watnot."
He looks at Berry
"I'll go if youse go boss."
Gareth
 player, 735 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 12 Feb 2021
at 20:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 154):

"My ambitions? Not sure you know me, but then, of course you think I am like you. Most people think everybody else thinks the same as they do. I am happy to follow jigsaw, in case he needs to be dealt with...didn't he start this last fight, or was that me cleaning the walls?"
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 446 posts
Thu 18 Feb 2021
at 23:37
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron motions for Var and Berry to lead the way, and then responds to Gareth.  "It might have been me too."

In reference to Jigsaw, Haveron adds "The...thing...seems like it reacted like it was instructed to, more than anything else.  Something triggered the reaction, but we do not know exactly what it was.  It seems to think in a rather rigid fashion, and does not know how to interact outside of his instructions.  I think that was what Var suggested to us when he guided us to follow it, although any traps may be programmed to ignore him too..."
Gareth
 player, 736 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 19 Feb 2021
at 04:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 156):

"If it was me, then perhaps we should finish cleaning those runes. It may be they can be part of the traps, because you are right...magic can be programmed to ignore him and not us. Normal traps probably not, but magical traps, very much so."

He goes with Haveron.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 447 posts
Fri 19 Feb 2021
at 15:58
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron asks "Did you mean rooms, or runes?  I don't understand."
Narrator
 GM, 8688 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 19 Feb 2021
at 17:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 158):

The frieze af runes, while thaumaturgic in nature, have no magical effect beyo d decoration as far as you can tell. However, you did destroy something in that room, triggering the golems.
Gareth
 player, 737 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 19 Feb 2021
at 22:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 159):

"The runes. That was what I was doing at the time the Golems activated. But first, what is Jigsaw doing/ Is he back together again, or do I have time to clean these markings off the walls before he wanders off?"
Narrator
 GM, 8691 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 20:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 160):

The runes are painted on long silken panels that are glued to the walls. They can't  be 'cleaned off' in a normal way.

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:08, Sat 20 Feb 2021.

Gareth
 player, 739 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 20 Feb 2021
at 22:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 161):

Silken runes, fire, hmmm Gareth sees how the two interact. He creates a flame jet to burn them evil Gazebo runes off the wall.
Narrator
 GM, 8697 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 22 Feb 2021
at 19:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 162):

As Gareth once again destroys potential treasure with fire....
The decorative and valuable silken wallpaper bursts into flames accross the upper half of the room.

1200 sq feet of dyed fine silk with block printing worth $1080 before being set on fire, now worth $0


Note: if the decorative calligraphy had been evil runes Gareth would have taken damage immediately  upon first scraping at them.
Gareth
 player, 740 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 22 Feb 2021
at 20:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 163):

Gareth has no way to detect if it was evil. I am sure we will have more treasure here than we can carry...besides, no-one voiced any reason not to this time, and we have been discussing destroying them for quite some time.

Content that there is no magical traps, Gareth is ready to follow Jigsaw...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 83 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 03:08
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia blanches a pure white when Gareth impulsively burns all the silks in the room.  She opens her mouth to speak, but nothing comes out for a few seconds.  Finally, she recovers her composure, and fingers the necklace at her throat while stating flatly "That would have brought a handsome price if we had taken the time to take the silks down, instead of burning it. How could you not understand....."  Her voice trails off as she looks helplessly at Haveron, still shocked at the event.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:47, Thu 25 Feb 2021.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 448 posts
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 03:10
Re: The Black Tower
Haveron also finds himself surprised by the behavior, although he has become accustomed to the behaviors by this time.  He doesn't lose his composure.  Instead, he looks at Gareth and asks simply "Why would you do that?  The danger has passed."
Gareth
 player, 741 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 23 Feb 2021
at 04:52
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 166):

"It was suggested that the runes could have activated the golems. I did not know what other dangers they could have activated, so I destroyed the runes. If you were unsure, why wait until I am finished before saying anything?"
Berry
 player, 210 posts
 Mage
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 04:33
Re: The Black Tower
"Better safe than sorry. Plus, we would have had to somehow bundle it back in good condition, find a buyer and on and on."
Var
 NPC, 57 posts
 Goblin servant
Fri 26 Feb 2021
at 18:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 168):

Berry's servant tugs on her slee e.
"Looks like the jigsaw man is nearly done with his legs "
Gareth
 player, 742 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 28 Feb 2021
at 20:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 168):

"That is what I thought. If you do not want me to do something, speak up. I thought everyone was clear on that. Now Jigsaw..."

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:55, Mon 01 Mar 2021.

Old servant
 NPC, 15 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Mon 1 Mar 2021
at 17:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 170):

The partially dismembered golem collects its head, and hobbles into the room with the ruined wallpaper and shredded stone golems.


OocGareth, some players were away for a while and couldn't respond.  From no onwe need to let other people get a word in edgewise.
Gareth
 player, 743 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 1 Mar 2021
at 19:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 171):

Gareth watches it and waits...

[OOC: The thread does not move that fast, and while I do not want to stop others from responding, I cannot tell if they are absent or silent. Sorry if I seem to stop others posting...I just try to keep things active.]
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 239 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 2 Mar 2021
at 02:07
Re: The Black Tower
Fine by me... the Adept has nothing to say.
Old servant
 NPC, 16 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Tue 2 Mar 2021
at 19:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 173):

The headless automaton heads straight accross the burnt domed room and through the opposite archway.
Gareth
 player, 744 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 2 Mar 2021
at 20:13
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 174):

Gareth follows it...carefully looking around.
Old servant
 NPC, 17 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Thu 4 Mar 2021
at 19:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 175):

The piecemeal butler descends a spiral staircase ahead of Gareth.
Gareth
 player, 745 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 4 Mar 2021
at 20:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 176):

Who follows it, his Jo with a lit gem in hand incase light is needed. He tries to make sure he follows the Golems footsteps.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:08, Fri 05 Mar 2021.

Berry
 player, 211 posts
 Mage
Fri 5 Mar 2021
at 03:07
Re: The Black Tower
Berry will follow the golem as well. She's a bit lazy with her following, so Gareth (or whoever) can easily get in front of her or fall in behind her as desired. She does her best to copy the placement of her feet from how the golem walks.
Old servant
 NPC, 18 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 20:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 178):

The golem reaches the bottom of thr staircase, and hobbles through an archway and toward the right hand side.
Gareth
 player, 746 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 6 Mar 2021
at 21:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 179):

Carefully followed by Gareth with his lit Jo held high as he tries to take in as much of his surroundings as he can.
Narrator
 GM, 8747 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 7 Mar 2021
at 18:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 180):

You note a space on the floor that it stepped around.

It approaches  a doorwaywith some kind of lock on it, and quickly spins the dials. A door rolls open, and the golem steps into what appears to be a yard wide room, big enough for one, or two if intimate. As the door slides again, you realize that the room itself is the door, and is rotating closed, and the dial spins back into place.


Per-6 to have read the dial


****this is like a darkroom light-lock cylindrical door****
Gareth
 player, 747 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 7 Mar 2021
at 19:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 181):

Gareth makes a note of the spot the golem stepped around, pointing it out to the others, but in doing so does not even see the golem work the dials.

Fine time for a critical fail...not even night vision 6 can help with that!
Narrator
 GM, 8754 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 8 Mar 2021
at 18:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 182):

Gareth sneezes hard and sees spots before his eyes for the next few seconds.
Berry
 player, 212 posts
 Mage
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 03:54
Re: The Black Tower
Did anyone get the combo? I think I got it, but... If no one else volunteers Berry will report what she saw.

22:53, Today: Berry rolled 7 using 3d6.  per-6 folr dial. That's success by zero.
Gareth
 player, 748 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 04:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 184):

"Combo? What combo?"

He blinks a few times to clear his eyes...
Narrator
 GM, 8761 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 15:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 184):

Make a thaumatology roll. The three dial combo looks like it might be assembling a glyph when all three of the coincentric cirlmcles of the dial are arranged properly.
Gareth
 player, 749 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 9 Mar 2021
at 19:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 186):

Me or Berry?
Berry
 player, 213 posts
 Mage
Wed 10 Mar 2021
at 05:07
Re: The Black Tower
00:06, Today: Berry rolled 11 using 3d6.  Thaum-14.
Narrator
 GM, 8768 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 10 Mar 2021
at 15:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 188):

Berry. You couldn't see a damn thing.

It looks like the dials might be turned to make a glyph usually used to represent lightning magic.
Berry
 player, 214 posts
 Mage
Sat 13 Mar 2021
at 05:43
Re: The Black Tower
Berry will explain her conclusions to the rest of the group. "Not entirely sure what to do with it, beyond just copying the servants glyph sequence though? I assume people want me to try first?"
Gareth
 player, 750 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 13 Mar 2021
at 10:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 190):

"Oooh, glyphs? Please do try..."

He stands close to here as she does so, observing.
Berry
 player, 215 posts
 Mage
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 00:46
Re: The Black Tower
Berry will enter the glyph sequence the golem used.
Narrator
 GM, 8786 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 17:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 192):

Berry dials through, and a moment later the door rotates into position. the small chamber is empty.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 449 posts
Mon 15 Mar 2021
at 17:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 193):
(npc'd)

"Let us not split the party again. altogether let us get down into this place together."
Berry
 player, 216 posts
 Mage
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 02:39
Re: The Black Tower

"We sort of have to when moving through this door. I can go first." Berry will step inside the door. She plans on exiting to the other side as soon as it spins back around.
Gareth
 player, 751 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 16 Mar 2021
at 07:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 195):

Gareth stands ready to go with her...
Narrator
 GM, 8800 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 23 Mar 2021
at 11:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 195):

There is only comfortable space for one, and Var is already looking to crowd in with her.
Gareth
 player, 752 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 23 Mar 2021
at 19:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 197):

This time Gareth will look very closely at the sequence she uses...
Narrator
 GM, 8808 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 30 Mar 2021
at 19:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 198):

make a Thaumatology roll to confirm
Gareth
 player, 753 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 3 Apr 2021
at 22:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 199):

Seriously? ANOTHER 17? No idea...
Old servant
 NPC, 19 posts
 Kinda stitched together
Sun 4 Apr 2021
at 17:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 200):

you get the combination right, but aren't sure what it means.
the door cycles open, and a restored servant steps out and  heads for the stairs.
Gareth
 player, 754 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 04:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Old servant (msg # 201):

Gareth will sidestep the servant and enter, to try to find Berry...
Narrator
 GM, 8833 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 6 Apr 2021
at 23:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 202):

before anyone else goes in, who is on deck to see this?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 240 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 7 Apr 2021
at 02:31
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept is close, trying to watch the Crazy mage and guard the group...
Narrator
 GM, 8843 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 7 Apr 2021
at 18:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 204):

Var and Berry squeezed in together, are you going in with Gareth?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 241 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 7 Apr 2021
at 22:12
Re: The Black Tower
He had not planned to, as quite a few remain on this side of the door.
The Adept is not impressed with Gareth, seeing him as a loose cannon.
But he will pay attention to whatever Gareth does to open or work the door.
Narrator
 GM, 8845 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 16:56
Re: The Black 0Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 206):

make a per roll to see the other ombination.


Berry, are you there?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 242 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 8 Apr 2021
at 20:21
Re: The Black 0Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 207):

The Adept pays close attention for a moment.
Berry
 player, 217 posts
 Mage
Fri 9 Apr 2021
at 03:38
Re: The Black Tower
OOC: Sry, busy week (last 7 days) less busy now. Should have posted in leave taking.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:39, Fri 09 Apr 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 8857 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 13 Apr 2021
at 16:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 209):

The adept memorizes the sigil...
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 243 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 15 Apr 2021
at 03:04
Re: The Black Tower
He waits to see what happens...
Gareth
 player, 757 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 15 Apr 2021
at 04:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 211):

Still here as well, waiting for others to join up, right?
Narrator
 GM, 8866 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 17:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 211):

the fully healed golem passes everyone and returns to the room with the cabinet.


meanwhile, was anyone entering wirh Gareth, or are we letting him enter alone?

Berry?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 244 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 16 Apr 2021
at 20:29
Re: The Black Tower
Isn't she aleady thru the door?
The  Adept is hanging back unless told to go by Haveron (leader).
Narrator
 GM, 8871 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 17:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 214):

Berry went through, I am waiting on a response.
Narrator
 GM, 8872 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 17:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 215):

no string of crits goes unpunished or unrewarded.

you have a new ability- Demon Sniffer [10] can detect demonic taint by sense of smell

https://drive.google.com/file/...Xr/view?usp=drivesdk
Gareth
 player, 758 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 17 Apr 2021
at 21:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 216):

Someone else is rolling strings of crits? What is going on with the dice roller?

Wait, I should check, that was meant for Yisslitheniss, right?

This message was last edited by the player at 21:50, Sat 17 Apr 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 245 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sun 18 Apr 2021
at 03:20
Re: The Black Tower
I think Urrun...
Berry
 player, 218 posts
 Mage
Sun 18 Apr 2021
at 17:31
Re: The Black Tower
Berry is going to wait for others to get through the door, making room for them best she can.

OOC: Sorry, bit of a crazy week.
Narrator
 GM, 8882 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 18 Apr 2021
at 17:53
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 218):

that was for Urrun. crossed the streams.

we can proceed through the door:

within is a large domed room with a set of coincentric circles in the center, marked with fragmented runes.
Gareth
 player, 759 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 18 Apr 2021
at 20:29
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 220):

So at the moment is just Gareth and Berry? Gareth will look around, trying to study the room while he waits for the rest to arrive.
Narrator
 GM, 8883 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 17:53
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 221):

Gareth, Berry, and Var.
there are two doors, each with a sigil lock, and the apparatus on the floor looks like a larger version, and each ring has a pair of knobs to aid in turning it.
Gareth
 player, 760 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 19 Apr 2021
at 20:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 222):

Very similar to the controls that got us here? Any other entrances or portals?
Berry
 player, 219 posts
 Mage
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 19:44
Re: The Black Tower
So do we want to go about this randomly, or bash our way through? Berry asks while she tries to puzzle out the sigils.

15:44, Today: Berry rolled 6 using 3d6.  Berry thaum-14 roll?
Narrator
 GM, 8889 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 19:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 224):

Berry recognizes that the sigils would be the same, and that to duplicate the lock, the outer, middle,and center rings need be turned in order...



make a thaumatology roll at -4 about golems
Gareth
 player, 761 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 21 Apr 2021
at 20:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 225):

Gareth looks to see if there are replacement Golems...
Narrator
 GM, 8894 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 23 Apr 2021
at 17:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 226):

there are no replacement golems in the area. you do know that standard healing spells do not work on golems, and that there are another group of spells involved for each type, and that the secretive Golem enchantment is a requisite.
Gareth
 player, 762 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 24 Apr 2021
at 00:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 227):

Can Gareth see anything that could be used to cast the spell?
Narrator
 GM, 8903 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 26 Apr 2021
at 17:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 228):

turning the knobs (which will neccesitate gradually moving closer to the center of the circle) looks like it will activate something.
Gareth
 player, 763 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 26 Apr 2021
at 20:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 229):

Gareth will ask Berry if she arrived in time to see anything, as he tries to work out what the knobs do. He steps closer to the control panel, and tries to sense what moving to the centre will do, though he suspect it will do nothing to non-golems.

Is there something he can roll to check?

This message was last edited by the player at 20:33, Mon 26 Apr 2021.

Berry
 player, 220 posts
 Mage
Tue 27 Apr 2021
at 02:12
Re: The Black Tower
I think these sigils can be turned to duplicate the lock. Unless you have a better idea, I think we should go with that. Not sure what the result would be though.

OOC: Roll about golems
22:11, Today: Berry rolled 9 using 3d6.  thaum-4 (10).

This message was last edited by the player at 02:13, Tue 27 Apr 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 8911 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 13:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 230):

Gareth realizes that the sigils pertain to electrical magic, andonce aligned, will generate an electrical discharge of some force!
Gareth
 player, 764 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 28 Apr 2021
at 20:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 232):

Gareth relates that to Berry, while waiting for the others. Perhaps electricity heals Golems? Does he know much about that?
Narrator
 GM, 8919 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 18:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 233):

golems created from live flesh would be healed by electricity! Stone golems less so.
Gareth
 player, 765 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 29 Apr 2021
at 20:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 234):

"So, the flesh Golems come here to heal...well, that makes sense."

He looks around. Is there anything else around?
Berry
 player, 221 posts
 Mage
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 12:13
Re: The Black Tower
"Wait, so... this is just the healing room for flesh golems? Then there probably isn't anything here for us. We could probably disassemble the stuff, but that takes way too much effort."
Gareth
 player, 766 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 30 Apr 2021
at 20:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 236):

"True, but breaking it will stop the Golems, some of which may be hostile, from coming back again and again..."

He looks to see how it could be deactivated, with perhaps the thing that creates the shock used as a weapon?
Narrator
 GM, 8936 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 1 May 2021
at 20:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 237):

this is a complecated way of activating lightning runes. So far the flesh golem served drinks andctried to prevent somone from looting the warsrobe.
Gareth
 player, 767 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 1 May 2021
at 21:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 238):

Yes, this particular Golem is fairly placid. But the stone statues were not, and he is concerned that if we find some more hostile flesh golems, they will be forever killing them due to this contraption.

Perhaps still a bit paranoid, but it is not paranoia if they really are out to get you!
Berry
 player, 222 posts
 Mage
Tue 11 May 2021
at 00:14
Re: The Black Tower
"Well, I'm not sure how to deactivate these easily. Unless someone else has any ideas, I think we should look elsewhere and hope all the golems are as passive?"
Bechazruhk Burke
 player, 75 posts
 Dirty Hippy
 "Name's Burke"
Wed 12 May 2021
at 15:25
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 240):

the druid nods in agreement, and Shroud shrugs.
Gareth
 player, 768 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 12 May 2021
at 20:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Bechazruhk Burke (msg # 241):

Gareth will look to see if he can find a way to deactivate them...or destroy them. What should he roll?
Narrator
 GM, 8958 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 12 May 2021
at 21:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 242):

masonry,forced entry maybe?  might be easier to ruin the ones on the entrance

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:27, Wed 12 May 2021.

Gareth
 player, 769 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 12 May 2021
at 21:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 243):

He could create a flame jet to sear the runes, but not sure how effective that would be...
Narrator
 GM, 8963 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 12 May 2021
at 21:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 244):

fairly useless against metal runes inlaid in a carved stone floor
Gareth
 player, 770 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 12 May 2021
at 22:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 245):

Can't be used like a blow torch, holding it in place?
Narrator
 GM, 8970 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 15 May 2021
at 02:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 246):

No, it will not do that. Try shape earth vs worked stone.
Gareth
 player, 771 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 15 May 2021
at 03:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 247):

He does not have 'Shape Earth'. Is there a solid hammer around anywhere?
Narrator
 GM, 8979 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 15 May 2021
at 18:25
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 248):

no one in your group has any such thing except Gorgath, and you msde him leave.
Gareth
 player, 772 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 15 May 2021
at 22:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 249):

Very accusative words. he chose to leave, it was not Gareths choice, nor did Gareth want it. In reality, the player left. Gareth is not going to feel guilty for any of that. Yes, he had a critical failure that resulted in damage, but that was unintentional, and this has been discussed several times. Does it need to be rehashed yet again?
Narrator
 GM, 8984 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 16 May 2021
at 16:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 250):

it was merely a reference to his orichalcum weapon that could have ripped through the runes. peace.
Gareth
 player, 773 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 16 May 2021
at 20:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 251):

Ok. Yes, that would have been helpful. So there are no other options?
Narrator
 GM, 9001 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 20 May 2021
at 17:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 252):

it might be easier to bash the locks to the doors from the outside
Gareth
 player, 774 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 20 May 2021
at 23:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 253):

Ok. Is there anything else in this room? If we are locking it up, we do not want to lock away treasure...

This message was last edited by the player at 23:40, Thu 20 May 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9004 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 21 May 2021
at 16:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 254):

the room is vacant except for another dial door.
Gareth
 player, 775 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 23 May 2021
at 10:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 255):

Gareth will try to access this other door. (Impulsive)
Narrator
 GM, 9022 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 27 May 2021
at 17:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 256):

make an ziQ roll to recall the combination
Gareth
 player, 776 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 27 May 2021
at 20:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 257):

Gareth thinks he can remember...
Narrator
 GM, 9028 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 28 May 2021
at 19:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 258):

Gareth dials open the glyph, and a door rolls open, a 1 yard cylindrical space like the other door
Gareth
 player, 777 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 28 May 2021
at 21:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 259):

Gareth invites all those with him in the room to join him in going back in the new portal...he waits for them to join him in
a new game he calls 'sardines', wherein as many persons cram into a confined space as
 possible...

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:46, Sun 11 July 2021.

Berry
 player, 223 posts
 Mage
Tue 1 Jun 2021
at 23:16
Re: The Black Tower
Berry will hop in.
Narrator
 GM, 9045 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 2 Jun 2021
at 17:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 261):

meanwhile, what ais everyone else doing. the druid went outside,
Shroud is sneaking about, Havereon,
Amelia, and the swordsman are milling about....(4 players lost...)

leaving the Adept and?

This message was last edited by the GM at 23:45, Sun 11 July 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9109 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 27 Jun 2021
at 20:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 262):

zshroud, Var, Berry and Gareth are in the room.
 Adept Ysstheliss might have opened the door to allow Haveron and Amelia to
enter...

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:28, Thu 29 July 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 246 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 28 Jun 2021
at 00:33
Re: The Black Tower
Sure, why not...
Narrator
 GM, 9113 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 28 Jun 2021
at 14:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 264):

I would rather keep the players together.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 247 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 28 Jun 2021
at 20:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 265):

Understood, following cautiously with other cautious people.
Gareth
 player, 778 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 30 Jun 2021
at 05:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 266):

Would prefer company, so Gareth would open any doors to facilitate that.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 84 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 30 Jun 2021
at 18:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 267):

Amelia eyes the large magic circle in the center of the room
"Look, those glyphs match the ones on the door!Did you try it? Does it open a portal?"
Gareth
 player, 779 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 2 Jul 2021
at 10:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 268):

Ah, no, we were waiting to get everyone together to try it. Try it now?
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 450 posts
Fri 2 Jul 2021
at 19:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 269):

"Go ahead,  we will watch."
Berry
 player, 225 posts
 Mage
Thu 8 Jul 2021
at 01:01
Re: The Black Tower
I'm good to go.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 451 posts
Thu 8 Jul 2021
at 20:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 271):

Haveron grabs Amelia by the shoulder.
"I don't trust him, but let us follow him out the other door."


folks start heading to the other cylindrical door, and dial the combination...
Narrator
 GM, 9142 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 8 Jul 2021
at 20:13
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 272):

the first group through find themselves
in the middle of a corridor
 that has a set of stairs down to one side.

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:28, Thu 29 July 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 248 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 8 Jul 2021
at 20:46
Re: The Black Tower
He will be in the first group through
Gareth
 player, 780 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 8 Jul 2021
at 21:38
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 273):

Gareth will look around carefully. Any other entrances?
Narrator
 GM, 9146 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 17:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 275):

not immediately in your line of sight.  you do notice the same wheel of glyphs at the side of the door.
Gareth
 player, 781 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 20:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 276):

Guess we will investigate the area beyond our line of sight...
Narrator
 GM, 9152 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 11 Jul 2021
at 23:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 277):

the others srart cycling through...
Narrator
 GM, 9192 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 26 Jul 2021
at 16:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 278):
you are all gathered on the far side of the charging room...
Gareth
 player, 782 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 26 Jul 2021
at 20:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 279):

What is around? Entrances? Unexplored areas?
Narrator
 GM, 9203 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 27 Jul 2021
at 17:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 280):

you are in a long corridor that ends in a set of stairs to the right.
Gareth
 player, 783 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 27 Jul 2021
at 20:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 281):

Gareth wants to explore this corridor and the stairs. Who is with him?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 249 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 28 Jul 2021
at 02:30
Re: The Black Tower
He shakes his head but steps forward to cover Gareth's back.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 452 posts
Wed 28 Jul 2021
at 16:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 283):

Haveron sizes up the area, and glances at Amelia and Omar.
"Do we want to go deeper in, orexamine this level first?

This message was last edited by the GM at 17:27, Thu 29 July 2021.

Berry
 player, 226 posts
 Mage
Wed 28 Jul 2021
at 23:56
Re: The Black Tower
Berry supports Gareth I'm for it!
Gareth
 player, 784 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 29 Jul 2021
at 01:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 285):

Gareth waits for a group decision....
Narrator
 GM, 9220 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 31 Jul 2021
at 20:52
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 286):

only Berry, Gareth, and the Adept are PCs at this point.
Gareth
 player, 785 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 1 Aug 2021
at 20:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 287):

Ok then, happy for those being NPCed to stay back and watch the entrance, freeing up the narrator so to speak. Unless others object, we move on.
Narrator
 GM, 9233 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 6 Aug 2021
at 20:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 288):

in which direction? down or lateral?
Gareth
 player, 786 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 8 Aug 2021
at 00:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 289):

Lateral to finish this level, down if we have looked over the level would be my call.
Narrator
 GM, 9240 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 8 Aug 2021
at 20:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 290):

the only place you have been on this level is the charging room
Gareth
 player, 787 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 8 Aug 2021
at 20:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 291):

Then happy to keep looking around this level for now.
Berry
 player, 227 posts
 Mage
Tue 10 Aug 2021
at 02:21
Re: The Black Tower
Berry walks slowly following Gareth laterally.
Safwan
 player, 2 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 02:53
Re: The Black Tower
Just standing around minding my own business...
Gareth
 player, 788 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 04:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 294):

Woah! Where did he wander in from?
Safwan
 player, 4 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 05:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 295):

"Where did I wander in from?" This is my home!
Gareth
 player, 789 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 05:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 296):

"How did you appear? We are rather distrusting of locals..."
Narrator
 GM, 9257 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 11:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 297):

the oversize monstrous looking person made of spare parts was approaching from down the corridor, apparently from a slising door you had not noticed.
Gareth
 player, 790 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 20:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 298):

Two very unnerving factors there...a door we had not noticed and a construct of body parts!

Gareth watch's the new arrival very cautiously.

"You are local here? Tell us about this place..."
Safwan
 player, 7 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 21:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 299):

Safwan grunts in response and attempts a greeting in makeshift Aralaise. "Hello, <grunt> friend. Safwan has had no visitors for a long while."

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 21:22, Thu 12 Aug 2021.

Safwan
 player, 8 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 21:28
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Safwan (msg # 296):

"How did you appear? We are rather distrusting of locals..."
"Wherefore doth thou [grunt] distrust the locals? Should it not be the [grunt] other way around?"
Gareth
 player, 792 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 21:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 301):

He thinks for a moment.

"Given several locals have already tried to kill us, and we found the body. of one of those who built this place, it probably should be mutual. You seem somewhat self-aware...are you undead or constructed?"
Safwan
 player, 9 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 21:41
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Safwan (msg # 301):

He thinks for a moment.

"Given several locals have already tried to kill us, and we found the body. of one of those who built this place, it probably should be mutual. You seem somewhat self-aware...are you undead or constructed?"
Safwan grunts in response "Hast thou seen los muertos vivientes in the tower? Safwan must protect this lab from them"
Gareth
 player, 793 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 22:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 303):

"Seen who? We have only seen a couple of statues that attacked us. And the butler...can we see this lab?"
Safwan
 player, 10 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 12 Aug 2021
at 23:54
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Safwan (msg # 303):

"Seen who? We have only seen a couple of statues that attacked us. And the butler...can we see this lab?"
[grunts] "Perhaps it would be best if you return to your [grunt] quest. What did you say that was? Safwan will point you in the proper direction if thou wantest"

This message was last edited by the player at 23:58, Thu 12 Aug 2021.

Gareth
 player, 794 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 00:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 305):

"Our quest is to find out about this tower, and evaluate the threat it represents, reducing it if possible. Some also would like to relieve the tower of all valuables, as payment for this work.

So what can you tell us in regards to the occupants of this tower, and the threat they represent? Why was it built?
"
Safwan
 player, 11 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 00:34
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Safwan (msg # 305):

"Our quest is to find out about this tower, and evaluate the threat it represents, reducing it if possible. Some also would like to relieve the tower of all valuables, as payment for this work.

So what can you tell us in regards to the occupants of this tower, and the threat they represent? Why was it built?
"
"If thou considereth [grunt] arañas and rats to be threats, then your [grunt] empire may fall from the number Safwan has seen."
Gareth
 player, 795 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 02:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 307):

"We were more concerned about demons and such. What are aranas? I should also check about the size of the rats before dismissing them, but I have also seen a three headed tiger..."
Safwan
 player, 12 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 02:47
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Safwan (msg # 307):

"We were more concerned about demons and such. What are aranas? I should also check about the size of the rats before dismissing them, but I have also seen a three headed tiger..."
[grunt] "Safwan sometimes forgets the Aralaise word and reverts to [grunt] the native tongue. Arañas are hairy with eight legs and spin webs..."
Points to a cobweb across a corner of the ceiling

This message was last edited by the player at 02:49, Fri 13 Aug 2021.

Gareth
 player, 796 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 02:52
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 309):

"Spiders. I see. We have not seen any spiders or rats, but we have seen several constructs and creatures that were much more deadly than the usual versions of such creatures. How can we know you are not planning to get rid of us when the chance presents itself?"
Safwan
 player, 13 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 02:59
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Safwan (msg # 309):

"Spiders. I see. We have not seen any spiders or rats, but we have seen several constructs and creatures that were much more deadly than the usual versions of such creatures. How can we know you are not planning to get rid of us when the chance presents itself?"
"Safwan could ask the same of thee. Does Safwan frighten thee?"
Gareth
 player, 797 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 06:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 311):

"No. But I am trying to determine if I need to... neutralize you. What are you?"

PS, you don't need to repeat my words...
Safwan
 player, 14 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 10:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 312):

"Neutralize? Safwan was created neither man nor woman, so the job is already done. Safwan would like to go back to reading just now, so farewell"Turns away from you to go
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 453 posts
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 16:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 312):

"This one hasn't laid hands on us yet, unlike its kin upstairs. I mistrust it..."
Safwan
 player, 15 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 19:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 314):

As Safwan leaves the room you hear "If you choose to continue your exploration, beware the traps set by the master. Some rooms are not meant to be explored [grunt]"
Gareth
 player, 798 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 13 Aug 2021
at 23:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 315):

"Right. I also mistrust it, but he has not attacked us. For now. Shall we continue?"

Gareth looks to continue his search for ...whatever.
Safwan
 player, 16 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 00:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 316):

If you choose to follow, Safwan may allow you to peruse the library. If you don't behave with hostility, Safwan may even act as a guide inside the tower for a time...

This message was last edited by the player at 05:59, Sat 14 Aug 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 250 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 14 Aug 2021
at 03:13
Re: The Black Tower
He alssso warnssss ussss to beware of the roomssss we look into, Unlike an enemy.
Gareth
 player, 799 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 15 Aug 2021
at 03:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 318):

Gareth is open to having a guide. He is just not sure whether his offer of help is genuine, or whether he can be trusted. There is also concern about group dynamics...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 85 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 15:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 319):

"I think it very interesting that it can speak, this is very different from the sweepers, the grass cutters, the stone guardians, and even the butler, or whatever that was."
Omar El Nasib
 player, 21 posts
 Former Caravan guard
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 15:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 320):

"Eso es uno hechizo malo, yo creo."

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:03, Tue 17 Aug 2021.

Safwan
 player, 18 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 16:25
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Omar El Nasib (msg # 321):

Listening to the murmuring quintet with interest, Safwan exits and starts to slide the door back into place. Bad mojo, indeed, Safwan thinks after hearing the last comment in the native tongue.
Gareth
 player, 801 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 17 Aug 2021
at 21:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 322):

"Haveron, as self-appointed leader, what do you suggest? I think you have all our thoughts now..."
Berry
 player, 228 posts
 Mage
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 02:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 311):

"He seems pretty normal to me. Well, he's not human and he's a lax when it comes to- But that's a good thing! Also he said books?"


Berry notices the creature leaving and dashes over.

"Wait for me! I like books! Also, quick and easy paths to power."

This message was last edited by the player at 02:50, Thu 19 Aug 2021.

Safwan
 player, 19 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 03:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 324):

Safwan is pleased to share [grunt] knowledge with one so eager. "Knowledge is power," so read fast would be [grunt] the quickest way, Safwan guesses.
Var
 NPC, 58 posts
 Goblin servant
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 16:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 325):

Berry's impertinent servant shrugs.
"Nuttin diabolical bout dis one. I woulda picked a prettier golem ta leead us astray, no offense."
Gareth
 player, 802 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 19 Aug 2021
at 20:53
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 326):

Having already been accused of being divisive, Gareth looks to the rest of the group.

"Shall we follow her? I am not keen to split up."
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 252 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 02:36
Re: The Black Tower
Yessss, we go with her
Gareth
 player, 803 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 05:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 328):

Gareth wastes no time in catching up with Berry...
Safwan
 player, 20 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 20 Aug 2021
at 14:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 326):

Safwan crosses the hall avoiding one of the master's servants with a club ready chasing a rat. "They keep the [grunt] alimañas at bay." Another sliding door reveals a medium room crowded with bookshelves and a writing desk. The room is very clean, though it looks like some of the shelves have had books removed. "Safwan shares this [grunt] knowledge with you freely, but you mustn't take any of the master's books from this room."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:49, Sun 22 Aug 2021.

Gareth
 player, 804 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 21 Aug 2021
at 01:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 330):

Gareth looks through the room.

"Tell us more about the master..." as he glances across the shelves to see the range of book, looking for magic ones.
Narrator
 GM, 9279 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 18:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 331):

you notice that the room is very clean, and that a number of books are missing...



please don't give descriptions of the dungeon
Safwan
 player, 21 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Sun 22 Aug 2021
at 22:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 332):

I wasn't describing the dungeon, just the library...
Gareth
 player, 806 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 00:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 333):

Gareth will spend time looking over the books there...
Berry
 player, 229 posts
 Mage
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 04:17
Re: The Black Tower
Berry will also wander, looking for books. Not being able to take the books makes things trickier. If she finds something good, maybe Var can manage.
Narrator
 GM, 9281 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 16:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 335):

thebooks look to be of good quality, and as far as you can guess by the titles, the section on Thaumatology is missing, although there are one or two occult titles.

the books are a mix of Valdassyan and Aralaise, witha few in Elvish, Latin, and Greek. There are books on herbs "Herbology", architecture "Confabulum Construtori", natural philosophy "A booke of Beasties" and a gemreat many others, nearly a hundred... even for ordinary topics, these are worth $50-$400 each...
Narrator
 GM, 9284 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 17:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 336):

as you are looking at the books, a wall panel slides open and a wooden construct that is part feather duster part broom steps out, and begins dusting the shelves, and then sweeping the dust.
a much smaller one sweeps the pile toward a diagram etched onto the floor, where the dust disappears.
Gareth
 player, 809 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 23 Aug 2021
at 22:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 337):

So, no new spells? Of course the Thaumatology section is missing...Gareth will spend as long as he can there.

When the cleaners come out, Gareth watches it closely, looking at the spot where stuff disappears. He will find something useless to put there to test it...a stone or similar.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 253 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 02:11
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept looks for books that might be of interest to him on religeon, two handed sword fighting and anything written in his language.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 87 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 15:28
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia talk to their guide, "Please can you show me where some specific types of books are?"

This message was last edited by the player at 15:28, Tue 24 Aug 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9287 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 15:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 339):

a book bound in pale leather with a tattooed cover appears to be a historical text written in lizardscript.

to Gareth, where are you getting a stone? You do note that the automotons are not harmed by the spot in question.

Haveron is lookina at the Military History texts with interest.

Berry, make a search or research roll


Amelia, there are some good Atlases, and two volumes of Heraldry, one in Aralaise,  and one in Valdassyan.
Safwan
 player, 22 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 15:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 340):

"What types of books dost thou [grunt] seek?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 88 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 16:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 342):

"I'd really, really like books that most suitable for the studious to further their knowledge. I was thinking of annotated map collections and, as a change of topic, heraldry, you know, coats of arms, noble and knightly histories, that sort of thing." She looks inquisitively at Safwan. "I have no idea if you can appreciate other people's appreciation, but I do appreciate your help: so thank you!" She gives him a small curtsy while watching for any sign of recognition, reaction or mild surprise..
Safwan
 player, 23 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 17:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 339):

Safwan shows you the appropriate sections and Amelia those she requested. Safwan merely grunts at Amelia's courteous gesture.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 89 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 17:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 344):

"These look really good. Am I allowed to take some? Any idea how long some of these have been here? Are there any maps of the tower?" she asks enthusiatically.
Safwan
 player, 24 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 18:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 345):

"No books must be removed from the library! They must remain here so other [grunt] explorers can learn."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 90 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 18:40
Re: The Black Tower
She examines some of the books, looking for anything akin to a map of the tower as well as setting aside a pair of atlases and a pair of heraldry books.

This message was last edited by the player at 23:08, Tue 24 Aug 2021.

Gareth
 player, 810 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 24 Aug 2021
at 22:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 347):

If no stones are readily available, he will use a nearly-spent torch.

"Do you have any books with magic spells around here?" he asks the local.
Safwan
 player, 25 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 02:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 348):

"These are all the master's books of [grunt] human knowledge. Magic and other things man was not meant to know are kept in a [grunt] separate location"

This message was last edited by the player at 03:11, Wed 25 Aug 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9292 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 02:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 348):

the torch does not disappear,  but the grime on it does.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 254 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 03:28
Re: The Black Tower
He looks at the tattooed leather, to Identify what sort of skin it might be... then looks through the book, before starting to read it.
Gareth
 player, 811 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 03:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 349):

"Ah. Where would we find the magic sections then?"
Safwan
 player, 26 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 18:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 352):

Safwan grunts in reply. "Safwan does not believe thou can find them."
Gareth
 player, 812 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 23:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 353):

"You don't believe I can find them, or you have no idea where they are? Where is the master."
Safwan
 player, 27 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Wed 25 Aug 2021
at 23:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 354):

"The master has been gone a long time. Safwan has an idea where the magic books are stored, but it is [grunt] prohibido."
Gareth
 player, 813 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 26 Aug 2021
at 00:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 355):

"Where is the master? If he is dead, then it is no longer prohibited..." Gareth suggests.
Safwan
 player, 28 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 26 Aug 2021
at 02:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 356):

"Safwan doesn't know whether the master is dead; he went away a long time ago. In either case the [grunt] prohibited books must remain safe, and his creations and wards will ensure they do. Come now, there is much to learn right in this room."

This message was last edited by the player at 02:25, Thu 26 Aug 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 91 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 26 Aug 2021
at 08:17
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia looks in the carttography books for layouts(maps) of the tower.

======
09:15, Today: Amelia Montaigne rolled 13 using 3d6.  Amelia TN 12 for either Reaserch or Cartography

Narrator
 GM, 9301 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 26 Aug 2021
at 20:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 358):

there are no maps of the tower in this room.

Adept, that leather looks like it might be from one of the scaleless people, rather than from a fourlegged creature.
Gareth
 player, 814 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 26 Aug 2021
at 22:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 357):

"Why don't you tell us about the master. maybe we know what happened to him?"
Safwan
 player, 29 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 27 Aug 2021
at 05:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 360):

OOC: I'm waiting on the narrator to give me details about the master of the Black Tower. Then I have to decide how much to share with a bunch of murderous home invaders who are only keeping me alive to pump me for information...
Narrator
 GM, 9306 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 27 Aug 2021
at 18:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 361):
pm
Safwan
 player, 30 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 27 Aug 2021
at 19:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 362):

OOC: I think posting it here somewhat undermines the idea of privacy... OK, private messages do work...

Safwan tells Gareth the master of the tower wears a blue robe, a sigil ring, and a pendant.

GM: Any more complete description of the ring? If not, Safwan will say it's an image of the tower inside a pentagram just as appears on the inside cover label of the master's books.

This message was last edited by the player at 12:21, Sat 28 Aug 2021.

Gareth
 player, 815 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 28 Aug 2021
at 03:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 363):

Ahh, I cannot see what the GM posted in a private post to you...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 92 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 28 Aug 2021
at 08:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 363):

======
OOC: Neitrher can I.

Gareth
 player, 816 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 29 Aug 2021
at 02:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 363):

Does Gareth know anything about him?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 93 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 14:48
Re: The Black Tower
Amellia looks up from the books, "Are we going to go any further today? Or shall I take my shoes off and settle down to read these good books?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:24, Tue 31 Aug 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9309 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 16:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 367):

whoever it is, they were not known 400 years ago when Gareth was about.
Gareth
 player, 817 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 30 Aug 2021
at 22:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 368):

That is something in and of itself.

"I suggest we keep looking around before continuing on. We do not know who might wander in and disturb us, violently.

Thing...what was your name again? You really do not know anything about the guy that created you?
"
Safwan
 player, 32 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Tue 31 Aug 2021
at 05:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 369):

"The master taught Safwan many things, but kept himself a mystery until the day he left."
Gareth
 player, 818 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 31 Aug 2021
at 05:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 370):

"Oh, yes. Safwan. I will try to remember that. How can you know so little about someone?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 94 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 31 Aug 2021
at 08:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 370):

Amelia looks up from her book, multitasking as usual, asks ,"How many day since he left? And, apart from him leaving, were there any unusual events or messages at or a short while before that time?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:24, Tue 31 Aug 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9314 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 31 Aug 2021
at 16:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 372):

you are not entirely certain as to how time might be marked by someone who doesn't sleep and exists underground.


Gareth, make a Thaumatology or hidden lore magic items roll.
Gareth
 player, 819 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 01:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 373):

Gareth is familiar with Magic though...
Narrator
 GM, 9321 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 20:38
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 374):

programable entities like constructs are often incapable of articulating things they have not been specifically commanded not to disclose,  and no amount of questioning can help that one bit.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 95 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 21:24
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia takes her left shoe off and massages her foot, still reading the book. Looks like she's getting ready to spend some hours here.

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 02:12, Thu 02 Sept 2021.

Gareth
 player, 820 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 1 Sep 2021
at 23:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 376):

He thinks for a bit.

"Have you been commanded not to tell anything about him, or can you not answer that question either? Perhaps show me his favourite section instead..."
Safwan
 player, 33 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 01:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 377):

"The master loves all his books the same. They are like his [grunt] hijos. Safwan can say nothing more about the master."
Gareth
 player, 821 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 01:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 378):

"Right. What books did he write in?"
Safwan
 player, 34 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 13:53
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 379):

"Safwan is not sure if the master defaced any of his hijos in such a way. You may peruse the collection and see if there are any such markings."
Gareth
 player, 822 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 22:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 380):

"Well, can you guide me then. What books are here?"
Safwan
 player, 35 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 23:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 381):

"Thou can thyself see the large collection. Walk in any direction and thou will find a [grunt] very interesting subject."
Gareth
 player, 823 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 2 Sep 2021
at 23:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 382):

"Were you programmed to be as unhelpful as possible? Where are the sections of fire magic, or necromancy, for example?"
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 255 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 3 Sep 2021
at 00:04
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth, He hasss ssssaid there isss no magic bookssss here.
Gareth
 player, 824 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 3 Sep 2021
at 00:13
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 384):

"Not all such books are magic...there is a lot of lore regarding them as well."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 96 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 3 Sep 2021
at 00:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 385):

Amelia starts on chapter 2, then says over the top of the book, "Library chairs aren't he most comfortable. I'm getting a flattened posterior. Can we move along and actually do something soon? Please?"
Narrator
 GM, 9331 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 3 Sep 2021
at 16:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 386):

It would appear that anything to do with magic, occult sciences. or Thaumatology have been removed from the shelves.

The chairs are actually fairly comfortable.




occ too many folks posting in blue. Could Amelia use pink, or another color
Safwan
 player, 36 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 3 Sep 2021
at 19:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 383):

"Safwan is helpful to the master. Safwan is a companion and lab assistant, not a [grunt] librarian."
Berry
 player, 230 posts
 Mage
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 04:31
Re: The Black Tower
Berry manages some effort as she looks through the books. It is slow. I'm all for stopping for the day to read books.
Berry makes a research roll
00:31, Today: Berry rolled 13 using 3d6.  Research-13.
MoS=0

Narrator
 GM, 9336 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 16:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 389):

speed reading would help find marginal notes or the like.  what kind of books was berry perusing?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 97 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 17:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 389):

"Yes, Berry, there's nothig like a good read. Except, perhaps, good company," Amelia quips after catching Berry's eyes. She rolls her own and then points with her eyes in Gareth's direction.
Gareth
 player, 825 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 4 Sep 2021
at 23:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 391):

Gareth frowns.

"Perhaps we should see what the rest of the group want to do first."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 98 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 06:23
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia looks at his blankly, "Oh so you've decided that we should all follow the helpful fellow on a guided tour of the tower so that we might be told which areas we shhould definitely not wander? What a marvellous idea. Almost more interesting than endless reading and talking." She rubs her foot and then puts her shoe back on.

Catching his eye she adds, "We can figure out what to do, reading, talking or whatever, after that."
Gareth
 player, 826 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 07:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 393):

"I have not decided anything. On the contrary, I have been criticised for acting as an individual, so I am trying to practice being more considerate and taking into account what everyone else is doing...personally I am probably happy with either option."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 99 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 15:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 394):

"Well, you're to be commended for getting into the teamworking thing, Gareth. Thank you."
Amelia smiles; a smile just for him.

She looks over to the tower's 'companion', "Would you be able and allowed to give us a guided tour of this tower so that we might know where we shouldn't go?

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:05, Sun 05 Sept 2021.

Safwan
 player, 37 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 15:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 395):

"Si. Safwan would be quite able to [grunt] escort your group around. What hast thou already seen?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 100 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 15:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 396):

"The library. I'm not sure we've really been anywhere else here."

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:06, Sun 05 Sept 2021.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 454 posts
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 18:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 397):

"We have been buy the entryway and foyer, where one of your ilk rudly laid their hands on my person, and was chastised for their boldness, and in a room that used to hold four stone golems, and then we followed the rude one to the charging room or whatever it was and came to you "
Safwan
 player, 38 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 21:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 398):

"Ah, so not much. There are many wonders to be discovered, but many [grunt] terrors to be feared as well. What is thy pleasure?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 101 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 21:38
Re: The Black Tower
"What's the choice?" Amelia asks quietly, pleased at the apparent progress.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:19, Thu 09 Sept 2021.

Safwan
 player, 39 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Sun 5 Sep 2021
at 23:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 400):

"Wonders or terrors, my dear?"
Gareth
 player, 827 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 03:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 401):

"Will you be offended if we neutralize the terrors?"
Safwan
 player, 40 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 06:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 402):

"Safwan shall accept whatever will make you feel safer while you're here."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 102 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 13:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 402):

"How about we look at the wonders first?" urges Amelia.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:19, Thu 09 Sept 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 256 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 16:19
Re: The Black Tower
If the Terrorssss are not a problem or threat to ussss, then let them be.
Gareth
 player, 828 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 20:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 405):

"True. I just have bad memories of the statue we ignored coming to life behind us. Hence the threat part was my concern."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 103 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 20:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 406):

Amelia makes a mental note of the page she's on and stands up. "So we're going on a tour of the tower, yes."

This message was last edited by the player at 15:20, Thu 09 Sept 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9348 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 21:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 407):

Safwan may have limited knowledge of the layout here, and may need specific requests to respond to, moreso than "show us the tower" more like "show us the room that you use" is more functional.  open ended requests make the room smell like ozone...
Gareth
 player, 829 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 6 Sep 2021
at 22:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 408):

"Let's start at the top, shall we? Safe, please show us the way to the top level of the tower."
Narrator
 GM, 9361 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 18:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 409):

you head back to the darkroom style cylindrical doors to the charging room, Safwan effortlessly dialing the combination to open the doors for each of you.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 104 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 19:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 410):

Amelia tries to see and understand the codes.
Gareth
 player, 830 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 20:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 411):

As does Gareth.

" Can you teach us those codes?"
Safwan
 player, 41 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 22:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 412):

"It's not necessary for [grunt] visitors to learn them."
Gareth
 player, 831 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 23:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 413):

"So you say, but if we get separated, we could be stuck here for months..."
Safwan
 player, 42 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 23:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 414):

"Safwan recommends you keep up, then"
Gareth
 player, 832 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 23:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 415):

Gareth considers what he knows about the vulnerability of fleshy constructs...

This message was last edited by the player at 23:47, Wed 08 Sept 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 105 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 8 Sep 2021
at 23:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 416):

Amelia gently rests a a hand on Gareth's forearm to encourage him to contain himself as she says, "Let's go with this to see what may be seen."

To their guide she says, "Safwen, please lead on. Tell us about each room or area as we reach them."


======
OOC: Was she able to see the code?

This message was last edited by the player at 15:20, Thu 09 Sept 2021.

Berry
 player, 231 posts
 Mage
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 01:03
Re: The Black Tower
Berry sighs when the group decides to leave, but she does tear herself away from the books and keeps up. "Never split the party" was advice she had heard once and it seemed like good advice to her.

(Berry had been looking for anything that might look like it had info on mystical power.)

This message had punctuation tweaked by the player at 01:03, Fri 10 Sept 2021.

Safwan
 player, 43 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 02:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 409):

"Thou wish to start at the top? Safwan will take you, but it is many stairs."
Gareth
 player, 833 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 03:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 419):

"Stairs work for me..."
Narrator
 GM, 9367 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 16:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 420):

you pass through the charging room using the same code as before, the lightning glyph, and head out the other side so as to be next to the stairs that lead back to the room next to the defeated stone golems.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 106 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 17:18
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia makes a note of the code and counts how many stairs they ascend.
Gareth
 player, 834 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 03:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 422):

As does Gareth, also noting other doors or entrances not used.
Safwan
 player, 44 posts
 Safwan is a companion and
 lab assistant
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 21:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 420):

"Up we go."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 107 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 11 Sep 2021
at 22:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 424):

Amelia follows.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 257 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 02:36
Re: The Black Tower
As does the Adept
Gareth
 player, 835 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 12 Sep 2021
at 07:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 425):

Gareth continues to follow, taking note of the surroundings.
Narrator
 GM, 9376 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 17:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 427):

once in the room of destroyed golems and scorched wallpaper, there are two doors of the 4 that you haven't passed through... Safwan leads you past one of the rooms and to the door oppise the stairs down.

a stone spiral staircase leads upward...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 108 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 18:10
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia follows.
She counts stairs and doors, occasionally pausing to write the numbers down in the back of the mapping book, then scurrying to catch up.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 455 posts
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 18:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 429):

"You best not be leadi g us through a trap... we have been advised that there are several!"
Safwan
 player, 45 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 19:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 430):

"It was Safwan who advised thee of the traps. Why would one do that if its plan was to accompany you?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 109 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 431):

"Safwan's obviously being helpful. I think that's his nature," says Amelia. When they reach the top she'll ask if anyone else was counting stairs and compare numbers.
Gareth
 player, 836 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 432):

Gareth will ensure Amelia is not lost when she stops to write stuff down, and will also count steps, comparing notes with her each time before she writes. But he shares Haverons caution, since the creature has shown dedication to its programming up until now. If he was creating it, he wouyhave it programmed to lead interlopers into a trap...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 110 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 20:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 433):

She smile gratefully at Gareth when he first compares numbers.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 456 posts
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 21:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 431):

"Nothing personal, but I don't trust anything in this place. That room that repaired the other...thing... might well have done us harm if we tried to avail ourselves of it. Some things might be fine for you but foul for us."
Gareth
 player, 837 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 13 Sep 2021
at 22:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 434):

"Happy to assist. I have to agree, Haverons. Time will see, as long as we don't die in the meantime."
Narrator
 GM, 9386 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 16:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 436):

are we still heading up, or checking this other archway?
Gareth
 player, 838 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 14 Sep 2021
at 20:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 437):

Still following the automaton, cautiously. Counting steps and mapping.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:22, Thu 16 Sept 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 111 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 15 Sep 2021
at 09:14
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia writes down the number of steps and circclies the number to indicate an archway. If there's line of sight she glances through the archway but does not deviate from following Safwan.

======
OOC: How many steps to this archway?
           (Or, if it's easier, else just call it "1st floor", assuming the previous level was the ground floor).
Just checking, this is the first visible archway (or doorway) since we started clmibing stairs?

Safwan
 player, 46 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 19:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 437):

OOC: I believe the plan was to go to the top and explore down. If others want to check the archway now, let me know...
Gareth
 player, 839 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 20:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 440):

That was Gareth's plan, but he does not want to split up the party...

Typos happen a lot on a phone with autocorrect...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 112 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 16 Sep 2021
at 21:18
Re: The Black Tower
To the top.
Was just looking, the way one would, but no deviation in footsteps.
Narrator
 GM, 9395 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 17 Sep 2021
at 17:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 439):

the area described was the ground floor, Safwan met you on lower level 1. you are ignoring this area (one of four archways- entrance, vestibule to one side, golem room  in the center with archways back to the entrance, south to the down stairs you just came back up through, north to the up stairs, and east to somewhere else.



https://drive.google.com/file/...fG/view?usp=drivesdk
Gareth
 player, 840 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 17 Sep 2021
at 23:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 443):

Yes, ignoring the area (apart from taking notes and mapmaking) and continuing to the top.

This message was last edited by the player at 21:58, Sat 18 Sept 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 113 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 18 Sep 2021
at 09:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 444):

Amelia follows Gareth, looking, watching, counting and notetaking all the while.
Berry
 player, 232 posts
 Mage
Sat 18 Sep 2021
at 13:36
Re: The Black Tower
Berry continues to follow
Narrator
 GM, 9398 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 19 Sep 2021
at 17:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 446):

the spiral stairs up are made of the same black stone as the walls and floors that have not been covered with wallpaper.

unlike those rooms, there is no such design. the staircases (so far) have been devoid of decoration, at least as far as most of you can tell...
Gareth
 player, 841 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 19 Sep 2021
at 21:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 447):

"Safwan, what is the magic on the stairs and the walls?"
Narrator
 GM, 9401 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 19 Sep 2021
at 22:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 448):

make a thaumatology roll
Gareth
 player, 842 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 00:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 449):

Gareth perhaps has some idea...
Safwan
 player, 47 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 00:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 448):

"It is probably a [grunt] safety precaution. Makes it safe to use the stairs at night."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 114 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 07:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 451):

Amelia continues following Gareth, looking, watching, counting and notetaking periodically, untl something materially changes.

======
OOC: Happy to skip forwward to the top of the tower with just a brief outline of the number of floors and number of exits/doors etc visible on each floor/landing.

Narrator
 GM, 9403 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 11:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 450):

What light source is being used?

This stair ends in a chamber with two doors, one single, one double.
Gareth
 player, 843 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 21:05
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 453):

"Ah, indeed, magelight. The rest can use the light spell I cast onto a gem in my Bo...or a torch if any want it."

His Bo had continual light cast onto a gem that embellished it.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 115 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 21:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 454):

"Thank you, yes, a torch would be most useful," says Amelia, accepting a torch from Gareth. "Well, aren't you the useful fellow!"
Gareth
 player, 844 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 21:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 455):

He seems a little embarrassed, obviously not used to compliments.

"I try..." he says, handing her a torch.

"Want me to light it?"

If she wants, a jet of flame shoots out and lights the torch, perhaps scorching the wall behind it, since he makes sure he does not point it at anyone.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 116 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 20 Sep 2021
at 21:46
Re: The Black Tower
"Well, if you keep doing so well at trying," encourages Amelia, "..that would be nice." She nods, "Yes, please. If you would." She rewards the volatile mage with an encouraging smile. It might not be much, but it's a start and feeling more comfortable to be around him.
Narrator
 GM, 9418 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 17:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 457):

now with two light spurces for the non mages in the group. you can see the set of doors easier, one small, and two large. there is also a bench opposite the smaller door.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 117 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 17:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 458):

======
OO: Just to clarify, please, on which floor are the "...one small, and two large..." doors?

Narrator
 GM, 9423 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 17:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 459):

second floor up. the stairs further up are not visible at this landing.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 118 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 17:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 460):

======
TY! Was the first floor up just a single archway?


Gareth
 player, 845 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 21:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 461):

Keep following and keep mapping...
Narrator
 GM, 9425 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 23 Sep 2021
at 22:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 461):

i had posted a map about the first floor (ground floor)

?
?
2
1
-1
?
?
?
Safwan
 player, 48 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 24 Sep 2021
at 21:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 463):

Link?
Narrator
 GM, 9429 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 25 Sep 2021
at 16:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 464):

this was the ground floor (below you now)

https://drive.google.com/file/...fG/view?usp=drivesdk
Gareth
 player, 846 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 03:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 465):

Gareth will help with the mapping, while watching their guide carefully and following precisely, pointing the details out to others following.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 119 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 26 Sep 2021
at 06:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 466):

We continue..
Narrator
 GM, 9437 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 17:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 467):

through which door? large or small? the stairs stop hrre, but there must be others.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 120 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 17:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 468):

Whichever way our guide guides us. Else we ask him what is beyond in each direction.
Narrator
 GM, 9439 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 20:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 469):

this is not his area; he does not know the entire tower
Gareth
 player, 847 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 20:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 470):

So the guide was not able to take us where he said he would?
Safwan
 player, 49 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 21:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 471):

"Safwan is happy to continue upstairs with you. Unfortunately, the upper floors are [grunt] less known to this one."
Gareth
 player, 848 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 27 Sep 2021
at 22:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 472):

"Well, you still know it better than us. Just don't lead us into a trap..."
Safwan
 player, 50 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 05:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 468):

OOC: Anything descriptive about the doors other than their relative sizes?
Anyone have trapfinding or lockpicking?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 121 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 08:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 474):

Amelia shakes her head.
Narrator
 GM, 9446 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 17:10
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 474):

neither door has a lock; the double door is more decorated than the other, which smells faintly of roses.
Gareth
 player, 849 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 28 Sep 2021
at 20:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 476):

With a few scrolls (Apportion and Lockmaster) Gareth could handle locks, but not now.
Safwan
 player, 51 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Wed 29 Sep 2021
at 03:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 476):

"Roses or decorations? Perhaps one with keener hearing than Safwan should listen at the door."

OOC: I would assume the narrower door would be the stairway. If no one cares to listen at the door, I will (see dice roll log).

This message was last edited by the player at 03:41, Wed 29 Sept 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9454 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 30 Sep 2021
at 16:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 478):

Safwan can hear nothi g at the door that smells of roses.
Gareth
 player, 850 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 30 Sep 2021
at 20:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 479):

Gareth, being no scout, follows others.
Narrator
 GM, 9458 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 17:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 480):

follows others to do what? you are on a landing with two sets of doors. Safwan is unfamiliar with the area. make some decisions  please.
Safwan
 player, 52 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 17:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 481):

OOC: What happened to the other two players?
Narrator
 GM, 9460 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 17:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 482):

not sure... Adept? Berry?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 122 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 19:26
Re: The Black Tower
Does the smell of roses signify anything to Amelia?
Narrator
 GM, 9464 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 19:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 484):
it just smells like roses.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 123 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 19:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 485):

Ok she listens at one door and then the other..
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 258 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 1 Oct 2021
at 22:29
Re: The Black Tower
The adept is there, just quiet as he normally is.
Narrator
 GM, 9469 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 2 Oct 2021
at 22:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 486):

both doors are silent.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 124 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 2 Oct 2021
at 22:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 488):

"Adept, chosse which way we shall continue, if you please," asks Amelia sweetly.
Var
 NPC, 59 posts
 Goblin servant
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 16:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 489):

"Hey, if it smells like cologne, leave it alone I always say!" chuckles Berry's impertinent servant.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:11, Mon 04 Oct 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 125 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 17:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Var (msg # 490):

Amelia laughs at the comment.
Gareth
 player, 851 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 3 Oct 2021
at 22:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 491):

Gareth clearly does not get the humour.

"What is Cologne?"

This message was last edited by the GM at 20:12, Mon 04 Oct 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 259 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 00:19
Re: The Black Tower
Double door firsssst,

He gets his sword ready
Safwan
 player, 53 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 20:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 493):

"So be it."

Safwan opens the large door and peers inside.
Narrator
 GM, 9486 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 20:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 494):

inside is a vaulted hallway with two sets of double doors on each side, and another single door at the end of the hall.
Gareth
 player, 852 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 21:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 495):

"Shall we stick with double doors, if Safwan is none-the- wiser?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 126 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 22:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 496):

"In the absense of anything else, it's as good as anything, isn't it?"
Gareth
 player, 853 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 4 Oct 2021
at 22:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 497):

Gareth nods.

"Seems to me. Right seems right, all else being equal."
Safwan
 player, 54 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 5 Oct 2021
at 04:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 498):

With a grunt, Safwan listens at the rightmost set of double doors. See roll in log. Do I notice any features or engraving on this door? If there is a picture of a Lovecraftian horror eating a hapless adventurer, I will stay back from it.

This message was last edited by the player at 04:34, Tue 05 Oct 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9493 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 16:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 499):

within is a fairly plain bed chamber with a table, chair,  clothes press and four poster bed. there isa bell pull beside the bed, and the walls are a soothing bluish green, and there are curtains to match handing on the wall opposite the bed.
Safwan
 player, 55 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 18:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 500):

"This one's listening is more keen than Safwan thought." I share with the others what I heard at the door.
Gareth
 player, 854 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 6 Oct 2021
at 19:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 501):

Gareth will go in and investigate how long since it was occupied. Waiting to allow someone to check the door for traps on the way, if someone does...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 127 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 7 Oct 2021
at 08:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 502):

Amelia has a casual look around to see if there's anthing worth liberating.

======
09:05, Today: Amelia Montaigne rolled 13 using 3d6.  Scrounging 13.

Narrator
 GM, 9504 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 7 Oct 2021
at 16:53
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 501):

sorry thought it was pulled open.  no sou d, no traps. if Amelia darts in, she  would need search rather than scrounging to toss the room. scrounging is more like "over the CV ourse of an hour, you manage to locate and obtain somehow an item you were lacking... you can do this faster in a hoarder's house.. or a messy alleyway
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 128 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 7 Oct 2021
at 17:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 504):

Amelia pops the door and has a casual look around to see if there's anthing worth liberating.

======
Fair eenough:
18:49, Today: Amelia Montaigne rolled 8 using 3d6.  Search default Per-5=8

Gareth
 player, 855 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 7 Oct 2021
at 19:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 505):

Gareth joins her, looking around specifically for any scrolls or books.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 129 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 7 Oct 2021
at 19:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 506):

If there's a wardrobe, Amelia prioritises that.
Berry
 player, 233 posts
 Mage
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 11:13
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 483):

Sry, been busier than usual lately

Cologne is like perfume for guys I think? Nice, room. Guy had good taste.
Gareth
 player, 856 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 18:52
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 508):

"Oh, perfume...for guys? Is it magical?"

Gareth keeps searching/scrounging for scrolls...

This message was last edited by the player at 18:55, Sun 10 Oct 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 130 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 19:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 509):

Amelia titters at Garth's queries but continues looking for killer clothes: anything she can accessorize.
Gareth
 player, 857 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 10 Oct 2021
at 22:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 509):

Noting the titters, Gareth asks defensively

"What? I have not seen too many wearing dresses, so I could not imagine why they would wear perfume, unless it was magical. Otherwise it could attract predators!"

This message was last edited by the player at 02:14, Mon 11 Oct 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 131 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 02:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 511):

"No, no, it's fine. But some might suit you, you know?" Alecia replies without looking back.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:52, Mon 11 Oct 2021.

Gareth
 player, 858 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 02:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 512):

"To attract predators? I hardly need to look for fights..."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 132 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 02:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 513):
 She glances at the mage and smiles to disarm her comments.. But it's nice to see the non-grumpy side of the fellow.
"No, ladies, you silly fellow. Unless you have, uh, other preferences."

This message was last edited by the player at 07:52, Mon 11 Oct 2021.

Gareth
 player, 859 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 04:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 514):

He blushes a little.

"Ladies! Oh, it has been a very long time since I was with a lady. Or any female, if I am honest...but they are definitely my preference. But I was raised 400 years ago, give or take a decade. I doubt there would be any ladies around interested in such an old fashioned individual."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 133 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 07:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 515):

"Whatever gave you that idea, Gareth? It's far more important how you are than what you are!" says Amelia, still looking for something she might wear.

This message was last edited by the player at 07:53, Mon 11 Oct 2021.

Gareth
 player, 860 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 07:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 516):

"Well, like I said, it has been a very long time. Hell, it was a long time before I got pickled!"

He seems to have finished looking for scrolls...

This message was last edited by the player at 09:19, Mon 11 Oct 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 134 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 08:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 517):

"Well, if you're still interested in that sort of thing, you could always try a little Cologne. Just a little. But don't be curmudgeonly and certaily don't mention age, expecially yours," replies Amelia, choosing her words with the care she would in putting together an outfit. She fondly fingers her cameo necklace, remembering some favourite outfits for 'ladies who party'. She sighs. "And, Gareth? if by 'picked' you mean having a party, well, if invited, I'd join you. If I can get a nice outfit and if you promise not to be curmudgeonly."

She turns to the other, uncomfortably aware how silent that are. "How about you, Berry, when was the last time you went to a party?"

This message was last edited by the player at 08:21, Mon 11 Oct 2021.

Gareth
 player, 861 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 09:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 518):

"Curmudgeonly? I think not. I have friends others pretend are not there, and THEY are curmudgeonly, but I did not think I was...though I am not party animal."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 136 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 10:09
Re: The Black Tower
"Well, my dear, I didn't say that you were, just saying it's a good thing not not to be so. Just trying to help, you know?" clarifies Amelia, flashing Gareth an encouraging smile. "I guess four hunded years takes a lot of adjustment. I'll try and help, if you want me to."
Gareth
 player, 862 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 20:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 520):

"Yeah, I would appreciate that. It is a different world."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 138 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 21:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 521):

She takes a few moments to walk across to the unusally ancient fellow, "Not saying it'll be easy for either of us, but I promise to try my best and you do the same? Deal?" She offers him a hand in a man-like manner to seal it, although her grip definitely isn't man-like.
Gareth
 player, 864 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 21:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 522):

Gareth is not the most muscular individual himself, and is startled by the approach, not quite sure how to respond. Hesitantly, he accepts the hand with an evident element of disbelief.

"Uh, it is usually undead who make such offers to me. Even before I was captured, most of my friends remained long after they died horribly. Perhaps I can introduce you to some of them, though now I only hear them. I have not seen them since I was captured."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 139 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 11 Oct 2021
at 22:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 523):

Amelia smiles blankly, not really understanding.

She retieves her hand and then addresses Berry again, "How about you, Berry, when was the last time you went to a party?"
Narrator
 GM, 9509 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 16:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 524):


Amelia finds a comfortable velvet wrap-robe that is unisex, and a pair of slippers in the clothes press.
there were no scrolls in the room, it is, while nice, sparse.


a bit like a mid range hotel room.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 140 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 17:59
Re: The Black Tower
With a gleeful smile Amelai slips into the velvet robe and sashays around, "Does it suit me? What do you think, Gareth? Berry?"

She glides towards their guide, "Am I allowed to keep this, Safwen?"
Gareth
 player, 865 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 19:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 526):

"Definitely suits you. Isn't that something you wear after a bath?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 141 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 19:46
Re: The Black Tower
"Perhaps," smiles Amelia and gives a twirl. "But are we done here?" She tries on the slippers to see how big theeir previous wearer's feet were.
Safwan
 player, 56 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 22:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 526):

"It is, no doubt, the master's, though Safwan has no memory of his wearing it. This one thinks he [grunt] won't miss it."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:52, Sun 17 Oct 2021.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 457 posts
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 16:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 529):

"The greenish color suits you I suppose. There ought be more treasure here than bathrobes though."


the slippers fit, and are fairly comfortable.

This looks more like a guest chamber. the master's robes were more ornate.

accross the hall and to the right of this room are similar pairs of double doors, and a singular door is down the hall.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 142 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 17:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 529):
"Thanks, er, Safwan. Would you like some new clothes too?" asks Amelia, as she looks down to look at the robes on her leg.

In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 530):
She does a doubletake at Haveron, "Why, thank you, Haveron. That's charming of you so say so. I'd almost forgotten you were here, so quiet you've become." She smiles to underscore it's just social chit chat and not intended as criticism.
Gareth
 player, 866 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 19:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 531):

Gareth wanders over to the double doors.

"But you are right, I do not believe this to be a hotel."

He gives the doors a pull, seeing if they are locked.

This message was lightly edited by the player at 23:05, Mon 18 Oct 2021.

Safwan
 player, 57 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 20:38
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 531):

"Only if you wish it so. Is Safwan's appearance displeasing?"
Hannatti
 player, 129 posts
 Noble Errant
 HP13/13, FP13/13
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 20:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 533):

"I wondered how you felt about it," shoots back Amelia, perhaps not yet quite understanding the creature.
Gareth
 player, 867 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 23:38
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Hannatti (msg # 534):

"I grew up with zombies and spent 400 years in slugs pantry...I don't really care how you dress."

He gives the doors a pull...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 143 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 18 Oct 2021
at 23:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 535):

======
OOC: Just to clarify, "creture", and the associated comment, (Msg #534) was aimed at Safwan, not Gareth. She wasn't being snarky. Gareth is clearly a man.

Gareth
 player, 868 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 19 Oct 2021
at 01:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 536):

OOC: Gareth understood that. I think Safwan is some kind of constuct, perhaps flesh golem, constructed from body parts though, hence Gareth's comments.
Safwan
 player, 58 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 19 Oct 2021
at 19:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Hannatti (msg # 534):

"Safwan hath no opinion about garments; this one's clothes are merely functional. Still, any gift would be cherished."
Gareth
 player, 869 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 19 Oct 2021
at 19:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 538):

"Do you feel hot or cold, or suffer from extremes of either?"
Safwan
 player, 59 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 19 Oct 2021
at 21:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 539):

"Safwan can be harmed by fire or extreme cold. This one notices no discomfort from drafts or sweltering weather, though."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 144 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 20 Oct 2021
at 08:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 538):

"Well, Safwan, as the robes are now mine, slippers too, I guess I can choose what do do with them, right?" asks Amelia as she neatly folds the robes and places the slippers on top.

After Safwan agrees, or indeed doesn't comment, she continues, "In that case, please allow me to give you these as a present, my gift to you." She passes them to the unusual fellow.
Safwan
 player, 60 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Wed 20 Oct 2021
at 18:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 541):

"You are very kind." Safwan's face twists into a slightly horrifying shape which, on closer inspection, resolves into what passes for a smile. Safwan removes his tatters and slips on the robe. The robe just reaches the tall creature's knee. Safwan attempts to slide the slippers onto huge, bare feet, but only manages to squeeze the toes into the fabric. "Like this?"
Gareth
 player, 870 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 20 Oct 2021
at 18:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 542):

Gareth grins.

"Looks about right...next room?"
Narrator
 GM, 9527 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 20 Oct 2021
at 19:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 542):

oddly, after a moment, the slippers shift, and stretch to fit the construct's feet.


the rooms accross the hall, the one to the side, and the single door await.
Gareth
 player, 871 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 20 Oct 2021
at 20:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 544):

Gareth is pushing the double doors...
Berry
 player, 234 posts
 Mage
Thu 21 Oct 2021
at 03:41
Re: The Black Tower
Berry follows behind Gareth.
Narrator
 GM, 9534 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 18:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 545):

the opposite room is similar to the Teal room, only in golden hues- yellow. tan, and some items embellished with brass inlays or a small amount of worn gold leaf.  otherwise, the same.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 145 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 18:20
Re: The Black Tower
Including a robe and slippers?
Narrator
 GM, 9538 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 18:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 548):

including a robe and slippers.
Gareth
 player, 872 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 20:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 549):

Gareth will take the slippers if no-one else does, offering Safwan the robe. He wonders about collecting the gold leaf...

Nothing else shown with a search?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 146 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 22:34
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia's eyebrows shoot up when Gareth eyes the robe and slippers, "Hands off! You're looking for scrolls, presumably hoping for spells, last I recall. You can have the next pair!" She tempers it with a smile, but does hold onto them. SHe slips into the robe, tests it for size and llooks for a full length mirror.
Gareth
 player, 873 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 22 Oct 2021
at 23:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 551):

Gareth is taken aback by that...

"It is a bath robe...you are meant to wear that naked, you know.

Anyway, more interested in the slippers...never had a pair.
" he says with a smirk.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 147 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 23 Oct 2021
at 00:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 552):

"We can talk about that later. For now, let's go look for robe and slippers for you. Hmm?" she replies, not prepared to give in. "So, going to lead on?"
Narrator
 GM, 9544 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 12:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 550):

despite a highly proficient search. Gareth finds only a set of small hidden doors  that reveal a number of small golems; a broom with armsand a feather duster, and an animated dustpan.

oddly there have been no chamberpots in either room...
Gareth
 player, 874 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 19:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 554):

Can the mini golems be taken?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 148 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 19:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 554):

Amelia says, "I think there must be a dedicated toilet area or areas somewhere close. Folks staying here would otherwise make an awful mess or else explode."
Narrator
 GM, 9551 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 22:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 555):

they resist being moved
Gareth
 player, 875 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 22:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 557):

Leave them there for now. Check out the last remaining door visible?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 149 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 23:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 558):

"Yep. I'm right behind you."
Narrator
 GM, 9555 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 17:48
Re: The Black Tower
there are two other doors , one next to the gold room and one next to the teal room, and the door at the end of the hall.
Gareth
 player, 876 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 19:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 560):

Try the door next to the gold room first...do we have a sneaky type?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 150 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 19:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 561):

Amelia looks around to see who else is present and awake before she whispers, "I can do that a tiny bit, Gareth, but I'm much better at singing."
Shroud
 player, 81 posts
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 21:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 561):

"I am here" whispers the thief, who has been utterly silent for hours.

"And the rose scented room is a guarderobe."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 151 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 26 Oct 2021
at 21:25
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Shroud (msg # 563):

Amelia nearly jumps out of her robes as Shrouds voice hisses from the shadow. "Oh! Yes, of couse, you're so right. Well done!"

This message was last edited by the player at 21:26, Tue 26 Oct 2021.

Gareth
 player, 877 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 27 Oct 2021
at 04:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 564):

"Good to know. How has it kept its aroma after all these years? Well, if anyone needs to go... Shroud perhaps you can check out the next door?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 152 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 27 Oct 2021
at 10:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 565):

"Actually, that's a good idea. Thank you," answers Amelia and makes use of the facilities.
Shroud
 player, 82 posts
Thu 28 Oct 2021
at 18:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 566):

the guarderobe has no midden, instead it magically obliterates any filth that reaches the bottom of its short shaft, and there is no odor within the room, the door smells of roses.
Shroud, who while having traveled for weeks with Amelia, has barely been seen by her, except as shadow.

he does check outvthe other two rooms
"Got a pinkish maroon room and a silver room to match the gold and the teal, same deal, just ro es and slippers."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 153 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 28 Oct 2021
at 18:29
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Shroud (msg # 567):

A short while later Amelia emerges and says, "I like roses."
Gareth
 player, 878 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 28 Oct 2021
at 19:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 568):

"I will take a pair of slippers and a robe from the maroon room." He does so before Amelia reemerges, checking the room for any other items. When Amelia does return, he also uses it and tries to determine the source of the smell.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 458 posts
Fri 29 Oct 2021
at 18:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 569):

the door, magical to the touch, has a strong scent of roses to it.

Haveron, who had stood watch while Amelia was within, steps away from the door while Gareth enters.  Var chuckles.
Gareth
 player, 879 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 02:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 570):

Gareth does his business and prepares to leave. He will be amazed if roses is the only smell there by the time he leaves...he tries to find if there is something about the doors.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 154 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 07:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 571):

"So, where next?"
Narrator
 GM, 9580 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 13:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 571):

Gareth is suitably amazed. please make a thaumatology roll
Gareth
 player, 880 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 30 Oct 2021
at 20:58
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 573):

Gareth, astonished at the lack of aroma, works out something about what is going on...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 155 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 1 Nov 2021
at 19:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 574):

Seeing the pause in the normally overactive mage Amelia asks, "What's the matter, Gareth? Are you ok?"
Berry
 player, 235 posts
 Mage
Tue 2 Nov 2021
at 01:36
Re: The Black Tower
"Gareth?" Berry looks at the man, slightly concerned.
Safwan
 player, 61 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 2 Nov 2021
at 04:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 574):

Safwan is also eager to know what wonder or horror is behind the rose door.
Narrator
 GM, 9588 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 2 Nov 2021
at 20:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 574):

the door is enchanted with Perfume, and the chamber itself with No-Smell and Clean
Gareth
 player, 881 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 2 Nov 2021
at 21:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 578):

"Whoever lived here was indeed a powerful enchanter, and possibly also a clean freak. Unfortunately much of it is very much built in. I am concerned, however, where he could have gotten so. much magical power...was he even human?"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 156 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 2 Nov 2021
at 22:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 579):

"Good question! What race was he, Safwen?"

Safwan
 player, 62 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 00:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 580):

"Safwan remembers the master as a human. Yes, that seems right..."
Gareth
 player, 882 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 05:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 581):

Not convinced, Gareth looks to see what has not been covered on this floor...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 157 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 09:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 582):

"Are you looking for a robe and some slippers, Gareth?" asks Amelia. "Don't worry, we can share mine."
Gareth
 player, 883 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 10:23
Re: The Black Tower
Gareth:
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 568):

"I will take a pair of slippers and a robe from the maroon room." He does so before Amelia reemerges, checking the room for any other items. When Amelia does return, he also uses it and tries to determine the source of the smell.


"Thank you, I have a pair. I am looking for scrolls, or other magical items, naturally. Or any ares we have not checked."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 158 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 11:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 584):

"Oh, ok. That's fine then,"
she smiles and waits.
Narrator
 GM, 9591 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 16:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 579):

make a thaumatology or hidden lore magic items roll.


These rooms, nearly identical and sparsely furnished are probably guest rooms.
Gareth
 player, 884 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 19:25
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 586):

Gareth considers before heading out for stairs.
Narrator
 GM, 9593 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 23:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 587):

this tower is made out of adamantine, and worth millions. It would be pne hell of a power item...now what could be the mechanism for charging it back up?
Gareth
 player, 885 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 3 Nov 2021
at 23:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 588):

"It seems like this whole tower is made from Adamantine. It would be worth millions, maybe billions. How could someone get that much? Extraordinary!"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 159 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 4 Nov 2021
at 00:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 589):

"Well goodness, that's amazing. I wonder if there's another wardrobe of clothes around here somewhere?" responds Amelia.
Gareth
 player, 886 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 4 Nov 2021
at 01:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 589):

"This is the guest area. We are likely to need to find a living area in order to find clothes."

What stairs up or other areas are there here? I imagine that taking chunks of the building would be incredibly difficult.
Narrator
 GM, 9596 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 4 Nov 2021
at 17:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 591):

Adamantine is made much as orichalcum,  through a costly process of multiple castings of earth magic.

There remains another door unchecked at the end of the hall.

Shroud seems to have been looking it over.
Gareth
 player, 887 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 4 Nov 2021
at 21:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 592):

Sounds like an extraordinary mage. Head for that last door.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 161 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 7 Nov 2021
at 09:08
Re: The Black Tower
When they get closer Amelia whispers "What have you discovered, Shroud?"
Shroud
 player, 83 posts
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 18:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 594):

from behind her he whispers
"There are no traps, and I have alreadtmy picked the lock. The door is cold to the touch. Open it when you are ready."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 459 posts
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 18:06
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Shroud (msg # 595):

"I have to say, the way he does that is unnerving.  weapons at the ready!"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 162 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 18:09
Re: The Black Tower
"Nice work, Shroud!"

At Haveron's urging Amelia clutches her cameo necklace and then draws her cheap broadsword, "Ready." She stands well to one side and pretty much at the rear of the group.
Gareth
 player, 888 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 19:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 597):

Gareth will create a fireball...

"Ready..."
Omar El Nasib
 player, 22 posts
 Former Caravan guard
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 20:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 597):

Omar draws his enchanted blade and readies his shield.
Gareth
 player, 889 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 21:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Omar El Nasib (msg # 599):

"When you are ready, Shroud."
Safwan
 player, 63 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 8 Nov 2021
at 23:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 596):

Safwan takes a defensive stance...
Shroud
 player, 84 posts
Tue 9 Nov 2021
at 17:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 601):

the thief quietly pulls the door open wide. Beyond is a strange set of stairs;
the steps have no risers. and there are no
 walls on either side. The speps look like they are floating in dark ess. the mages can see dim outlines of weak light on the edges of the steps...
Gareth
 player, 890 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 00:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Shroud (msg # 602):

Gareth will look long and carefully around the room, entering very slowly...if there is nothing hostile.
Narrator
 GM, 9611 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 18:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 603):

there isn't a room here, only thd spectral staircase.
Gareth
 player, 891 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 19:29
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 604):

Gareth will suggest they head up the stairs, ready to back up Shroud if he is willing to lead the way.
Shroud
 player, 85 posts
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 20:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 605):

"I prefer not to lead."
Gareth
 player, 892 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 22:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Shroud (msg # 606):

"Ok, but I suspect there will be a door at the top that will need to be checked and opened."

He started up the stairs.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 163 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 10 Nov 2021
at 22:56
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia fingers her necklace and follows, hoping to find some really knock-out clothes!
Safwan
 player, 64 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 06:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 608):

Safwan is unaware of which level of the tower the shopping mall is located...
Narrator
 GM, 9626 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 17:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 609):

the steps lead upward into the gloom; your lights are dimmedand do not show much beyond a 3 yard radius.
Gareth
 player, 893 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 19:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 610):

Gareth will continue up.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 164 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 20:33
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia moves up with the group, position unimportant compared to actually keeping moving.
Narrator
 GM, 9632 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 20:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 611):

at the top of the steps, you see a platform at least 6 yards accross (as far as your light holds up, with a pair of indistinct shapes at the far periphery of you range of vision.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 260 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 23:28
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept pushes to the fore as best he can, so as to be able to protect those leading.
Gareth
 player, 894 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 23:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 614):

Gareth looks to identify the shapes...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 165 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 11 Nov 2021
at 23:39
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 614):

Amelia gives ground willingly, letting Adept ease past, she carefully steps back.
Void brute
 NPC, 2 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Fri 12 Nov 2021
at 19:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 616):

the shapes make it easier by approaching.

The size of men, with massively broad shoulders and thick arms carrying knobbed clubs, they have tiny waists and neckless broad heads with wide mouths full of shark teeth and blank white eyes.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 166 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 12 Nov 2021
at 20:16
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 617):

"Safwen, do they mean us harm?" aks Amelia. "Are they intruders?" She sounds indignant; they might have spoilt any clothing that she could try on.
Narrator
 GM, 9640 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 12 Nov 2021
at 21:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 618):

Safwan might know a thing or two
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 261 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 12 Nov 2021
at 21:59
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept steps in front of Gareth and holds his sword ready
He concentrates and casts ...
Gareth
 player, 895 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Sat 13 Nov 2021
at 00:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 620):

Gareth holds his fireball as he waits to see what they do or what Safwan says...
Safwan
 player, 65 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 13 Nov 2021
at 15:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 619):

Roll in log.

"This is something Safwan knows a bit about."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 167 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 13 Nov 2021
at 15:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 622):

"Keeping talking, please, Safwan, and explain," asks Amelia. "I did't really understand what you just said."
Berry
 player, 236 posts
 Mage
Sun 14 Nov 2021
at 21:06
Re: The Black Tower
Tell me when to start blasting
Void brute
 NPC, 3 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 18:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 622):

These creatures, debased mind controlled slaves of Mindwarping elder things definitely mean you harm!

One lunges at the adept and claws at him, catching its hand on the sword for some damage it principally ignores despite spraying ichor. it then manages to bite his arm for 5 points cutting before DR.
Gareth
 player, 896 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 18:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 625):

Gareth attacks without further waiting...targeting the one he has clearest view of.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 262 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 19:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 625):

Does he get to attack when they obviously move to attack?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 168 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 20:54
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia looks to see if she can help somehow.

======
OOC: What's the space like here?

Safwan
 player, 66 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 21:01
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 623):

"This creature is very difficult to kill and has a very high pain threshold. Also, it has no discernable head or neck."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 460 posts
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 21:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 629):

Haveron nods, and goes low, and swings for the legs of the one Gareth hit, cleaving into the thigh.

the Adept perceives that their hide is as thinck as leather... he does considerable damage, but that only serves to make it angry!


the space is odd, an oval 9 yards by 12, with a two yard path extending out into the gloom at leat 20 yards

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:32, Mon 15 Nov 2021.

Gareth
 player, 897 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Mon 15 Nov 2021
at 22:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 630):

Deciding fireballs were a risk in melee, Gareth stands behind the adept and mutters a few words. Taking advantage of his greater height, he blows over his friends shoulder onto the body of the attacker a gout of fire!

This message was last edited by the player at 04:31, Tue 16 Nov 2021.

Safwan
 player, 67 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 16 Nov 2021
at 06:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 625):

Safwan will box with the creature starting with a body blow (-0). If this one is within one step of the creature, Safwan attacks at a 13. If this one must move and attack, Safwan rolls against a 9. Roll in log.

A hit either way--the creature may defend. Damage roll in log.

This message was last edited by the player at 20:30, Tue 16 Nov 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 169 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 16 Nov 2021
at 09:55
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia check the stairs going downwards to try and make sure nothing sneaks up undetected, "I've got your backs, guys."
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 263 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 16 Nov 2021
at 19:03
Re: The Black Tower
The adept adjusts slightly and swings down again trying for the vitals.
Void brute
 NPC, 4 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Thu 18 Nov 2021
at 18:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 634):

blood splatters as Yissthenis cleaves into the creature again, yet it keeps going, and tries to bite him, (for 7 cutting).  Safwan punches it as the blade withdraws, cracking a rib.

meanwhile the one Haveron crippled the leg of swings at him with its club, and misses by just a bit.
Gareth spits fire at it, singing it badly, but this only angers it.

Both of the brutes become paler, and start frothing at the mouth... and from the chest cavities in the case of the ones Safwan and Yissthenis are fighting.
Gareth
 player, 898 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Thu 18 Nov 2021
at 22:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 635):

Gareth repeats the attack, working with his shorter friend to allow him to fight from behind him.
Narrator
 GM, 9656 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 19 Nov 2021
at 17:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 636):

who is your shorter friend? Haveron is over 6 feet tall.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 264 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 19 Nov 2021
at 18:31
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept dodges the bite and swings overhead again.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 170 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 19 Nov 2021
at 18:46
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia continues to guard their collective backs.
Safwan
 player, 68 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 19 Nov 2021
at 19:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 635):

Safwan punches the creature for another damaging body blow. Rolls in log.
Gareth
 player, 899 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 19 Nov 2021
at 21:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 637):

I was thinking the adept...but his profile pputs him at 7 ft. In that case he will fight around the sides of the closer two, using the 2 yd range of breathe fire to stay far enough back, but as breath fire is a melee attack, it is the same as fighting with a spear behind a companion, as I understand.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:00, Fri 19 Nov 2021.

Haveron Stormwal
 player, 461 posts
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 18:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 641):

Haveron swings again. this time severing the beast's leg. Omar joins in , slashing at the enraged thing, which swings at him with its club, thumping on his shield.


the recently scorched one breaks from the lizardman and Safwan (giving them its back) charging Gareth, and tries to bite him for 7 points cutting unless dodged

This message was last edited by the GM at 18:24, Tue 23 Nov 2021.

Gareth
 player, 900 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 20:05
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 642):

Since Gareth has put the other fighters between him and the constructs, he was not expecting to have to dodge them (Read I can't roll under 15 to dodge today)...
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 265 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 21:16
Re: The Black Tower
As the creature turns away, the Adept takes the opportunity to take a leg with an all out attack (Strong)
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 172 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 23 Nov 2021
at 21:58
Re: The Black Tower
"get away from him, you horror!" Amelia hollers at the thing attacking Gareth as she swings her broadsword with all her might.
Void brute
 NPC, 5 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 16:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 645):

these warped creatures are very much alive. although gravely wounded.

The one that attacked Gareth is now short a leg, and Amelia  hits it (roll damage)

it is grappling Gareth with its massive arms!
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 173 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 17:53
Re: The Black Tower
She regrets not having a better way with things martial, as the blade doesn't do so very much.
Gareth
 player, 901 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 19:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 647):

Since this thing likes to hold Gareth, he manipulates the mana around it with his mind...

This message was last edited by the player at 04:05, Thu 25 Nov 2021.

Safwan
 player, 69 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Wed 24 Nov 2021
at 21:34
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 642):

Seeing the creature's back, Safwan attempts an All-Out attack to subdue it once and for all. Roll in log.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 266 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 25 Nov 2021
at 01:56
Re: The Black Tower
The adept also takes another all out whack at the prone body, again trying for th Vitals (chest and back bone).
Void brute
 NPC, 6 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 03:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 650):

Between Safwan's brutal punch and the Adepts cleave, the beast, still breathing, collapses onto Gareth,  who needs a ST roll to escape before his spell takes effect... if it were conscious,  the roll would be opposed by 24...


meanwhile, the other one swings at Haveron, who parroes, and then cuts off one of its arms, and Omar slashes it... too stupid to die, it holds onto consciousness,  such as it is.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 267 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 03:42
Re: The Black Tower
He turns and moves toward the other creature, sword ready, stepping around Haveron.
Narrator
 GM, 9681 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 03:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 652):

it is two seconds of move.


meanwhile, the unconscious brute crushing Gsreth to the ground is beginning to smoke from every orifice....
Gareth
 player, 902 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 05:13
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 653):

Gareth struggles to get out from under the brute, saying things that are not polite...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 174 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 09:02
Re: The Black Tower
"Horror!" calls Amelia, not really aware of the repetition as she repeats her action of swinging her broadsword to little effect.

This message was last edited by the player at 14:11, Sun 28 Nov 2021.

Narrator
 GM, 9685 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 15:10
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 654):

as long as the spell is maintained, the
victim will take damage; it would be 1d-1 per round.
Safwan
 player, 70 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 16:38
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 651):

Safwan tries to help roll the creature off Gareth. Roll in log.
Narrator
 GM, 9688 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 19:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 657):

Safwan pulls the burning onelegged shark man off ogmf Gareth.
Gareth
 player, 903 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Fri 26 Nov 2021
at 23:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 658):

Gareth thanks him and gets up, maintaining the spell...

What is happening with the other one?
Narrator
 GM, 9709 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 17:35
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 659):

the other one is pulling itself on the ground toward Haveron with its massive arms, while Omar slashes at its back, and Haveron swings mightily at the arm carrying the club
Gareth
 player, 904 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 11/11, FP: 16/17
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 19:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 660):

Gareth stays well back, looking for an opportunity to vomit fire at the thing without hitting any of his friends ( higher priority, no attack if any significant risk).
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 268 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 21:08
Re: The Black Tower
The adept moves to a position to the side of the protrate figure and thrusts for what he hopes is it's backbone/central nervous system.
Narrator
 GM, 9714 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 21:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 662):

you further damage it, and smoke trickes out of the wound
Safwan
 player, 71 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Wed 1 Dec 2021
at 22:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 663):

Safwan's main concern now is whether these things might catch fire.

"Exploring the tower will prove difficult if no tower remains."
Gareth
 player, 905 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 05:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 664):

Is there anything flammable near the one that had burning death cast on it?

Edit: I realised I forgot to update the HP. The total was wrong too. Have rectified.

This message was last edited by the player at 05:32, Thu 02 Dec 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 175 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 00:11
Re: The Black Tower
When Gareth is no longer under attack from the 'horror' amelia goes back to guarding the group's rear.
Berry
 player, 237 posts
 Mage
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 04:45
Re: The Black Tower
Berry claps. Then thinks. Then speaks. "Maybe I should always assume I need to blast if you guys are swinging? Unless its obviously a golem or something..."
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 269 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 2 Dec 2021
at 17:09
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept again thrusts
Narrator
 GM, 9723 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 3 Dec 2021
at 18:05
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 668):

the uncounscous smoking body twitches when you stab it.

meanwhile, Haveron chops off the other arm of his opponent


there is nothing here to burn.  the floor looks to be adamantine like the rest of the tower, and there are no furnishings or ornamentation... or much lighting for that matter...


somewhere out in the outer darkness, you here a pair of growls like these had made... then the sounds of bloodletting!
Safwan
 player, 72 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 3 Dec 2021
at 18:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 669):

"Perhaps we should continue our ascent--rápidamente"
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 176 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 3 Dec 2021
at 18:55
Re: The Black Tower
"Lead on," agrees Amelia.
Gareth
 player, 906 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Fri 3 Dec 2021
at 22:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 671):

Gareth maintains the spell to see if it does destroy the thing, checking the second body to see if it had any valuables when it stops attacking while the other decide what to do next.
Safwan
 player, 73 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 4 Dec 2021
at 17:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 671):

Safwan waits briefly as Gareth loots the corpses, then resumes the ascent.

Was the noise we heard ahead, behind, or off in some other direction? Perception roll in log if needed.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:22, Sat 04 Dec 2021.

Void brute
 NPC, 7 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 18:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 673):

the bodies were nude, the only possessions large crude clubs. As you approach the armless, Legless one that Haveton has been chopping up, it tries to bite you!


dodge or take 3 points cutting!
Safwan
 player, 74 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 20:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 674):

Roll in log. Fail, but my tough skin reduces the damage to 1 (unless you already accounted for that).

This message was last edited by the player at 20:21, Mon 06 Dec 2021.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 177 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 20:29
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia has another try with her broadsword.
Narrator
 GM, 9732 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 21:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 675):

sorry, that was for Gareth, as he was checking for valuables,  damage to ankle/foot
Gareth
 player, 907 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Mon 6 Dec 2021
at 22:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 677):

Gareth jumps back out of the way, belching flame as he does so. The burning death target still here? Spell is being maintained...
Berry
 player, 238 posts
 Mage
Tue 7 Dec 2021
at 21:36
Re: The Black Tower
Berry fires a mystic bolt at the horror.

Mystic Bolt Damage (no attack required!)

16:11, Today: Berry rolled 4 using 1d6-2.  Mystic Bolt.
Cosmic Damage

Void brute
 NPC, 8 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Thu 9 Dec 2021
at 18:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 679):

these creatures are on the order of "Too stupid to know when they are dead" and despite having no limbs, it was still tryiying to attack
Gareth
 player, 908 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Thu 9 Dec 2021
at 19:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 680):

And the ongoing effect of burning death on that one?
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 178 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 9 Dec 2021
at 19:33
Re: The Black Tower
As progress seems to be stalled again, Amelia turns to keep watch for anything behind the party.
Narrator
 GM, 9739 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 10 Dec 2021
at 19:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 681):

slowly reducing it to char. you need the Death Spell "Cremate" to do this quickly.


in the distance you can hear metal on stone
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 270 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 10 Dec 2021
at 23:36
Re: The Black Tower
He Moves toward the sound carefully and on guard.
Gareth
 player, 909 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 00:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 684):

Sure, happy for that. Wanted to see if it would finally get rid of it. Has the other one stopped moving, or does it need further destruction?
Void brute
 NPC, 9 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 17:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 685):

despite bei g limbless and stabbed multiple times and being on fire, it is still going!

in the gloom. Amelia can see nothi g comi g up the stairs, and Yissthenis spots another floating set of stairs up, about 2 yards wide, also without risers or sides.


the noise is coming from above....
Safwan
 player, 75 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 18:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Void brute (msg # 686):

"We must prepare for another batalla if we wish to continue upwards."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 179 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 19:06
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia suggests, "Hey Gareth, does that mean you have time to make a really hot fireball?"
Gareth
 player, 910 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Sat 11 Dec 2021
at 22:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 688):

Gareth once again casts a spell, in preparation for the upcoming fight.

He considers using it on the creature below him, but it can be dealt with later.

"Good idea Berry. I could use some healing before we get there." He says, as his staff takes a sickly red glow.
Narrator
 GM, 9746 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Sun 12 Dec 2021
at 18:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 689):

roll again for critical weirdness
Gareth
 player, 911 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Sun 12 Dec 2021
at 19:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 690):

Not sure what 13  does for weirdness...
Narrator
 GM, 9753 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 13 Dec 2021
at 18:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 691):

in addition to having no cost for his spell (how many dice)

He is wreathed in a flaming aura that crackles and smells of burnt hair.
Gareth
 player, 912 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Mon 13 Dec 2021
at 19:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 692):

Burning Death is a standard cost, and he will hold it for the next critter he can hear.

Is the Adept willing to offer any healing?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 271 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 13 Dec 2021
at 22:02
Re: The Black Tower
Yes, if he isn't fighting or looking for  fight.
Gareth
 player, 913 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Mon 13 Dec 2021
at 22:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 694):

No, just holding a spell in case we are attacked.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 272 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 14 Dec 2021
at 02:48
Re: The Black Tower
Not as a habit, at least so far... he is only an adept after all
Narrator
 GM, 9771 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 17:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 696):

something is moving at the top of the stairs...
Safwan
 player, 76 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 17:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 697):

"Perhaps we should return to the ground floor and enjoy some tea instead..."
Narrator
 GM, 9776 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 18:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 698):
an oversized muscular srm tumbles down the stairs and then falls off into the void...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 186 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 18:10
Re: The Black Tower
At Safwan's suggestion Amelia says, "Top down, biottom up? Little difference as long as everything gets done." She shrugs and waits to see what those with more pull than her decide.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 273 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 17 Dec 2021
at 23:57
Re: The Black Tower
Ssssomething fightsss above us.
Gareth
 player, 914 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 00:52
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 701):

"Or tripped down the stairs..."

So I am healed? 4 points back to full health?
Safwan
 player, 77 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 05:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 699):

Does Safwan have any idea what the arm may have belonged to? Roll in log.
Safwan
 player, 78 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 16:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 699):

"It's another of those creatures. Safwan would hate to go against whatever is ripping its arms off."
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 462 posts
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 17:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 704):

The doughty warrior approaches the stairs, his greatsword ready to swing.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 187 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 17:55
Re: The Black Tower
"We could always start at the bottom. Most people might do that," suggests Amelia
Gareth
 player, 915 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 20:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 706):

"Probably another giant statue...not sure my magic works against such. But always willing to try."

So I am healed? 4 points back to full health?
Void brute
 NPC, 10 posts
 Slaad like toad thing
 From beyond
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 21:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 707):

Something comes down the stairs...
It is an armless creature like the two you fought, with a glazed expression on its face,
It wavers on the step, then leans forward and falls apart in three cleanly cut pieces. The head and torso spatter down the steps before falling into oblivion,  the legs remain standing a moment before tumbling down onto the floor in front of you.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 188 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 22:01
Re: The Black Tower
"Well, he looked cut up for not starting at the bottom!"
Safwan
 player, 79 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 18 Dec 2021
at 23:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 709):

"Didn't you start from the bottom? It probably makes no difference."
Gareth
 player, 916 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Sun 19 Dec 2021
at 07:56
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 710):

"Indeed, I wonder what did that?"

So, no healing roll was made?
Narrator
 GM, 9792 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 21 Dec 2021
at 20:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 711):

Adept?
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 274 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 21 Dec 2021
at 23:20
Re: The Black Tower
Well he was fighting and on guard, but will do healing if he is made aware of the need.
Gareth
 player, 917 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 6/10, FP: 14/17
Wed 22 Dec 2021
at 00:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 713):

Message #689...or ask again?
Narrator
 GM, 9795 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 22 Dec 2021
at 16:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 714):

3 pts back
Gareth
 player, 918 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 14/17
Wed 22 Dec 2021
at 19:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 715):

Thank you. Now, this critter that fell, he kept going, right?
Narrator
 GM, 9800 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 23 Dec 2021
at 00:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 716):

fell off the edge and down into oblivion
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 463 posts
Fri 24 Dec 2021
at 18:07
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 717):

"That was some sharp blade... oh my head!"
Gareth
 player, 919 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 14/17
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 04:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 718):

"Indeed. What is wrong with your head?" Gareth asks as he looks at the stairs.
Berry
 player, 239 posts
 Mage
Sat 25 Dec 2021
at 22:48
Re: The Black Tower
Berry mutters "Convenient" when the creature falls apart on its own "Oh, I can't hill, but only restore energy.".
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 464 posts
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 21:17
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 719):

Haveron is bleeding from his tearducts, nose, and ears.


the creature that was slain came from up the stairs, out of sight.

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:27, Sun 26 Dec 2021.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 275 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 21:32
Re: The Black Tower

14:30, Today: Adept Yisslitheniss rolled 10 using 3d6.  Minor healing - 2 points on Haveron.

Need ssssome ressssst to casssst more.
Gareth
 player, 920 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 14/17
Sun 26 Dec 2021
at 22:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 722):

Gareth lays an empowering hand on the adepts shoulder...transferring 5 fp of energy.
Safwan
 player, 80 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 27 Dec 2021
at 04:12
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 721):

"Safwan suggests one of us quietly see how many creatures are upstairs if we decide not to retreat. This one will volunteer if no one else wishes to do so."
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 190 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 27 Dec 2021
at 09:24
Re: The Black Tower
"I can try if you want?" offers Amelia and starts to tiptoe to have a peek.

======
OOC: 09:22, Today: Amelia Montaigne rolled 8 using 3d6.  Stealth 11.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 276 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 28 Dec 2021
at 02:42
Re: The Black Tower
My Thankssss
Narrator
 GM, 9821 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 29 Dec 2021
at 18:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 725):

Amelia, make a per roll... and a will roll
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 191 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 31 Dec 2021
at 09:47
Re: The Black Tower
=======
OOC:
09:45, Today: Amelia Montaigne rolled 15 using 3d6 with rolls of 4,6,5.  Per 13.
09:46, Today: Amelia Montaigne rolled 13 using 3d6 with rolls of 6,2,5.  Will 13.

Narrator
 GM, 9832 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 31 Dec 2021
at 12:10
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 728):

Amelia feels a disturbing pressure behind her eyes, but can't make out what is up the stairs in the gloom.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 192 posts
 Agent about town
Sat 1 Jan 2022
at 00:41
Re: The Black Tower
She returns to the others and says, "I couldn't see much. It was too dark. But the was something weird. Like a pressure behind the eyes. The sort that makes you want to not be there."
Gareth
 player, 921 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Sat 1 Jan 2022
at 06:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 730):

"Sounds familiar. Let me have a look...."

He heads up to investigate, readready to return if needed, but expecting a magical compulsion to return, which he steels himself to resist.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 277 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 1 Jan 2022
at 22:02
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept moves to the front of the group but does not follow Gareth.
Safwan
 player, 81 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 3 Jan 2022
at 23:49
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 732):

Safwan steps in behind the Adept.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 193 posts
 Agent about town
Mon 3 Jan 2022
at 23:54
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia smiles at Garther says a quiet, "OK," nods at the next pair and then reverts to watching down the stairs.
Narrator
 GM, 9835 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 12:11
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 731):

in the gloom, zgareth espies five slender figures in ornate armor, all carrying swords. He feels tremendous pressure behind his eyes.
Gareth
 player, 922 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 18:55
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 735):

Despite the attempts to resist?

What are they figures doing?
Narrator
 GM, 9839 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 21:37
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 736):

feeling that sensation is a successful resistance, much like a successful swimming roll leaves you feeling wet.

the figures are silently forming a defensive line, at the ready with their weapons.


make an IQ plus magery roll

This message was last edited by the GM at 21:38, Thu 06 Jan.

Gareth
 player, 923 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Thu 6 Jan 2022
at 22:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 737):

Gareth analyses the situation... looking also for weaknesses.
Narrator
 GM, 9845 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 7 Jan 2022
at 18:42
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 738):

the manna here is low, and also one of the figures points at you.
Gareth
 player, 924 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Fri 7 Jan 2022
at 21:45
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 739):

Gareth braces himself for some magical attack as he continues to observe...if he recognises any spell, he will try to counter it.
Safwan
 player, 82 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sat 8 Jan 2022
at 00:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 740):

If no one else moves up, Safwan will climb up next to Gareth, fists at the ready.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 278 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 8 Jan 2022
at 02:31
Re: The Black Tower
He waits to see if his spell has any results...
Berry
 player, 240 posts
 Mage
Sun 9 Jan 2022
at 04:38
Re: The Black Tower
Berry waits, casting her eyes about looking for unseen danger.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 194 posts
 Agent about town
Sun 9 Jan 2022
at 10:46
Re: The Black Tower
"This way's still clear," confirms Amelia as she watches downwards. She carefully goes a step or two lower in case the boys above need some space.
Astral Reaver
 NPC, 0 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 20:36
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 740):

make a Will roll... this is no spell!

This message was last updated by the player at 20:36, Mon 10 Jan.

Gareth
 player, 925 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 20:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 745):

Last will roll was 10 under, this one 7 under. Can he determine what it is?
Narrator
 GM, 9857 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 20:41
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 746):

you have no idea, but it feels likeso.eone or something is poking at your brain... no illeffects so far, but it is unpleasant.
Safwan
 player, 83 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 20:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 747):

Does Safwan know anything about these things? Can this one see anything now that Safwan has stepped up?

Rolls in log. (PER roll is a critical success)

This message was last edited by the player at 20:55, Mon 10 Jan.

Narrator
 GM, 9859 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 20:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 748):

Safwan recognizes these gaunt warriors as Astral reavers. whearas the Void brutes are the slaves of Eldritch horrors, these b÷lligerent mentalists escaped their clutches through sheer will. some are magical, most are... other.
Safwan
 player, 84 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 21:05
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 749):

"They wear armor of brigandine and wield bastard swords of silver." Safwan indicates which of the 6 bears an enchanted blade.

"Are we certain they are our foes? Perhaps they seek a meal and to exit this place of captivity."

This message was last edited by the player at 21:15, Mon 10 Jan.

Gareth
 player, 926 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 21:40
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 750):

"We are. not from here any more than you. Why do you attack us?"
Safwan
 player, 85 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 10 Jan 2022
at 22:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 751):

Safwan parrots Gareth's greeting in Valdassyan. Not sure how many negatives I have on my reaction roll, but Diplomacy at default is a 6 (IQ-6). Roll in secret if you choose.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:03, Mon 10 Jan.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 195 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 11 Jan 2022
at 09:11
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia turns half-on so that she can occasionally glance back to see how the heavyweights are doing. "Have we tried talking to what's up there? Find out if that's even posssible? Maybe we can help each other?"

This message was last edited by the player at 09:12, Tue 11 Jan.

Astral Reaver Leader
 NPC, 1 post
 Fanatical lean warrior
 In elaborate armor
Tue 11 Jan 2022
at 15:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 753):

nonplussed by the attempts at diplomacy,  the odd warriors form a U shape. they move into position without a word.

in your heads but not your ears, you hear
"The wards have been breached. This is our place now. Move or die."
Safwan
 player, 86 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 11 Jan 2022
at 16:24
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver Leader (msg # 754):

"Wards!? Tell Safwan you disabled the wards when you came into the tower. You didn't just force the door open, did you?"
Gareth
 player, 927 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Tue 11 Jan 2022
at 19:05
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 755):

"Exactly what wards do you talk about?"

Where is their leader with the different sword? Close, or further from Gareth?

Gareth will cast a spell, causing the tip of his staff to glow...
Safwan
 player, 87 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 11 Jan 2022
at 22:47
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 756):

"Did you think a tower such as this would not be warded? I you're going to break into someone's home, at least do it properly!"
Gareth
 player, 928 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Tue 11 Jan 2022
at 22:54
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 757):

"There were wards we scratched off, but we are not sure if that was all of them, hence my question. But for now, we have other problems..."

How far away is the leader, and also the nearest critter?
Narrator
 GM, 9863 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Wed 12 Jan 2022
at 21:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 758):

you are halfway up the stsirs. the nearest one on the landing is 6 yards awsy, the leader is 13 yards away.
Gareth
 player, 929 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Thu 13 Jan 2022
at 22:06
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 759):

Too far. Are they approaching?
Safwan
 player, 88 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 14 Jan 2022
at 15:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 760):

Safwan is considering whether to attempt to grapple these creatures and attempt to toss them into the void or to step aside and let one of the mages fight alongside Gareth. Anyone have a preference.
Narrator
 GM, 9876 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 14 Jan 2022
at 15:53
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 760):

they are holding position.

make four will rolls
Gareth
 player, 930 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Sat 15 Jan 2022
at 10:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 762):

Gareth continued to resist


Gareth will consider how much energy would be required to cause their armour to heat up, without approaching, using the heat spell.
Berry
 player, 241 posts
 Mage
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 05:24
Re: The Black Tower
Is holding, unwilling to start anything.
Astral Reaver
 NPC, 1 post
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 19:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 763):

their armor is a combination of leather and small riveted plates worn over padding so I amnot sure how heating their armor would help,  or how long it would take.


the teo closest, on opposite sides of the V, charge at Gareth!
Gareth
 player, 931 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 21:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 765):

As they begin to move towards him, Gareth Ralls back to avoid them, using his shield to maximum effect and lashing out with his spell-charged Jo at one of them, in order to release the spell stored within...

Once this is done, he will withdraw down the stairs...he is no swordsman.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 279 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 17 Jan 2022
at 23:08
Re: The Black Tower
He steps forward to assist Gareth. He takes the defense, retreating if he can cover Gareth and do it.
he will parry any attack, then counter attack. But he is covering Gareth's retreat and will pull back with him.
Safwan
 player, 89 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 18 Jan 2022
at 17:08
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 765):

As they charge at Gareth, Safwan attempts to trip one and shove him into the void. Roll in log. It will have to dodge.
Astral Reaver
 NPC, 2 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Tue 18 Jan 2022
at 19:05
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 768):

the Reaver grappled by Safwan is hurled to the ground prone,but avoids falling off the edge.

the other one strikes Fareth critically,  so the defense is no good... and Garethtakes 6 points cutting before DR, and drops his staff even as he hits... you Jois onthe ground

This message was last edited by the player at 19:07, Tue 18 Jan.

Gareth
 player, 932 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Tue 18 Jan 2022
at 19:29
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 769):

Huh? Sorry, a bit unclear to me. Off he hit me arm, why am I on the ground? If he hit my body, why did I not get to attack and dropped my Jo? Like my character, what just happened? Even on a critical success, how do I loose both my defence AND my attack, and my weapons, and be prone? How does anyone get those sorts of criticals?

This message was last edited by the player at 19:35, Tue 18 Jan.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 280 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 18 Jan 2022
at 21:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 769):

Perhaps I wasn't clear enough... The Adept was trying to cover/protect Gareth. He was unable to parry that blow because it was a Critical hit? He has a three and a half foot great sword. And he would have counter-attacked too, although I understand a Crit  (if it really was such) cannot be blocked*.

* Page 326 DEFENDING in GURPS Basic Characters.
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 197 posts
 Agent about town
Wed 19 Jan 2022
at 10:05
Re: The Black Tower
Amelai remains quiet still rear-guarding. She doesn't want to distract the men-folk.
Safwan
 player, 90 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 02:51
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 770):

OOC re the enemy's critical hit on Gareth:
The interpretation of a critical hit negating any defense roll is accurate. Additionally, the Narrator rolled a 12 on the critical hit table which results in the defender dropping any object(s) held. Gareth is not prone and was not denied an attack (though you may not have had any else ready to attack with); you may have misread the GM's post.

This message was last edited by the player at 02:55, Thu 20 Jan.

Safwan
 player, 91 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 03:00
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 769):

Safwan reaches down and retrieves Gareth's weapon, handing it back to the injured mage.
Gareth
 player, 933 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 03:18
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 774):

Ah, I interpreted that as 'you join him on the ground', not 'your Jo is on the ground. So Gareth's attack becomes a DX check, since he is trying to hit him with a spell, and penalties for injuries are on following rounds, as this happens at the same time, by basic. Since he rolled DX, that was still a hit.

His response would be to run and recover his wounds...as the spell takes effect. Or doesn't.
Narrator
 GM, 9900 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 15:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 775):

the spell succeeds, with effects tobe seen.  Adept, make that counterattack.

safwan,make two will rolls.
Safwan
 player, 92 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 16:52
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 776):

Passed the first, got a 17 on the second...
Narrator
 GM, 9901 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 18:10
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 777):

safwan freezes in place, with one eye twitching

Adept, after your attack, make a will roll.

Haveron snaps out of itand ascends the steps
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 281 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 19:23
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 778):

I did, see msg 767.
Gareth
 player, 934 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 9/10, FP: 9/17
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 20:21
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 779):

"Fall Back...if we can safely."

Gareth tries to do so...maintaining the spell.

This message was last edited by the player at 22:02, Thu 20 Jan.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 198 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 20 Jan 2022
at 21:38
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia does as bid and moves down the stair. She's watching where she's going, withjust the odd pause and glance backwards towards the others.
Safwan
 player, 93 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 01:04
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 778):

OOC: All my defenses are at -4 and I miss my next turn. Roll to recover in log. 12 exactly!

This message was last edited by the player at 01:05, Fri 21 Jan.

Astral Reaver
 NPC, 3 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 17:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 782):

the one the Adept struck is gravely wounded despite the heavy armor.
Safwa's oponent is able to get back up and ready his sword by the time the construct recovers from being stunned.


 Adept, make two will rolls, Gareth, make a Will roll, Safwan, make a will roll
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 199 posts
 Agent about town
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 19:41
Re: The Black Tower
"Down is this way, guys," offers Amelia. "Better to walk down now than never. Can always comne back."
Gareth
 player, 935 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 20:26
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Amelia Montaigne (msg # 784):

Gareth falls back, maintaining his spell and looking for effects, he takes the Jo back from Safwan as he does so. If he has the chance to breathe fire at the one getting up without hitting any of his friends, he does so, but if there are folk in the way, he will not.
Safwan
 player, 94 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 21 Jan 2022
at 22:03
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 783):

OOC: Roll in log. Stunned again. Recovery roll in log for next turn. Ugh! Failed recovery roll...

This message was last edited by the player at 22:04, Fri 21 Jan.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 282 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sat 22 Jan 2022
at 19:06
Re: The Black Tower
The Adept moves to protect Safwan.
Astral Reaver
 NPC, 4 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 17:33
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 787):

the Adept and Safwan block Gareth from attacking the reaver Safwan had tripped;

He slashes at Safwan for 11 points cutting if the golem cannot dodge,  and is able to parrythe incoming strike by the adept, leaving him turned so that his left flank is to Safwan.

Gareth had better look where he is going as he backs up, because he is only two yards from the edge, and the stairs are only two yards wide.
Gareth
 player, 936 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 18:57
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 788):

Gareth will glance behind him briefly as he backs down the stairs, but keep his eyes on the combatants as well.

What about the other combatant...can he be hit? Also, any effect of the previous spell?
Safwan
 player, 95 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 19:32
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 788):

OOC: at -4, Safwan needs a 5 or better. Roll in log. Would've made it if not stunned; was the Adept trying to help me? At any rate, my tough skin knocks it down to 9.

This message was last edited by the player at 19:35, Sun 23 Jan.

Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 283 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 20:13
Re: The Black Tower
Crawl Back, then riissse

The Adept attempts to keep the man from striking at Safwan.
Safwan
 player, 96 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Sun 23 Jan 2022
at 23:32
Re: The Black Tower
Adept Yisslitheniss:
Crawl Back, then riissse

OOC: Not sure who this is directed toward; Safwan is stunned, not down.
Gareth
 player, 937 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 01:14
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 792):

Gareth is also standing. Him being down was my misunderstanding.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 284 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 02:15
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 792):

I thought you were down as well, but step back then.
Safwan
 player, 97 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 03:09
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 794):

OOC: I can't move either when stunned. Thanks for the advice, though.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 285 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 04:01
Re: The Black Tower
Well Foo!
Narrator
 GM, 9907 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 19:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 793):

backing down this staircase requires a DX roll, because falling means a lot more
Gareth
 player, 938 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 19:31
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 797):

What about going down sideways? Very reluctant to show them my back, and I do want to see the results of my spell, or lack thereof.
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 465 posts
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 19:44
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 796):

Haveron,on the stairs,calls out to Gareth
"Ware, I am behind you!"

the Reaver that Gareth cast his spell on looks sickly, and the one that wounded Safwan attacks the Adept, striking for 10 points cutting before DR unless parried or dodged


Gareth make a will roll, Adept make 2 will rolls

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:46, Mon 24 Jan.

Gareth
 player, 939 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 20:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Haveron Stormwal (msg # 799):

Gareth steadies himself as he looks to change places with Haveron...
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 286 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Mon 24 Jan 2022
at 21:27
Re: The Black Tower
Msg 791, The adept parried and struck back

This message was last edited by the player at 21:29, Mon 24 Jan.

Amelia Montaigne
 player, 200 posts
 Agent about town
Tue 25 Jan 2022
at 00:29
Re: The Black Tower
Amelia continues carefully down the steps, kepping the folks behind in viewing range.
Safwan
 player, 98 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 25 Jan 2022
at 00:48
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 801):

OOC: I don't think you rolled your will rolls correctly.
Narrator
 GM, 9913 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Tue 25 Jan 2022
at 16:19
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 801):

the reaver also parries... please reroll those will checks.

Gareth, unless you turn around, make a dex check.

if you are watching, the reaver looks sickly, and is sweating heavily and swaying on his feet... the spell is fairly slow in its final effects.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 287 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Tue 25 Jan 2022
at 19:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Safwan (msg # 803):

So I did, No wonder I got those good rolls...
Safwan
 player, 99 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Tue 25 Jan 2022
at 22:43
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Narrator (msg # 804):

OOC: IQ roll to recover from stun (second round) in log. Success!

"Safwan needs to <grunt> get down these stairs."

This message was last edited by the player at 22:45, Tue 25 Jan.

Astral Reaver
 NPC, 5 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 22:20
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 805):

as Safwan recovers their bearings, and Adept Ysslithenis squares off with one of the reavers, the one who attacked Gareth coughs up a puff of smoke.
Tendrils of smoke are starting to work
their way out of the joints in their armor, and steam is rising from his head.

the others advance. swords in the guard position.
Gareth
 player, 940 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Wed 26 Jan 2022
at 22:29
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 807):

Who is in a position to attack Gareth?
Narrator
 GM, 9919 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 00:50
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Gareth (msg # 808):

no one is in a position to attack Gareth except the greatlyboverheated reaver, who makes a wild swing and barely maintains his balance.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 288 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 03:04
Re: The Black Tower
The adept starts a cautious retreat attacking any who attack him.
Berry
 player, 242 posts
 Mage
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 03:19
Re: The Black Tower
Berry shakes off her surprise, she focuses and reaches down the link to Tralfaz, Tralfaz, Tralfaz, I got baddies you can chomp on.. When Tralfaz, arrives she'll point out the reavers. Chow down

OOC: 22:17, Today: Berry rolled 9 using 3d6.  Summoning Roll, 12 or less.
Tralfaz
 player, 9 posts
 Large red eyed black dog
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 04:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Berry (msg # 811):

with a thunderclap and a burst of sulphurous smoke, a great black hound with burning eyes appears.
Astral Reaver
 NPC, 6 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 05:02
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Tralfaz (msg # 812):

The one sparring with the lizard priest locks blades with him, evenly matched, you each strike but are in turn parried!

the other one in front stumbles forward and vomits smoke out of his mouth and nose
Gareth
 player, 942 posts
 Odd Character
 HP: 7/10, FP: 9/17
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 05:30
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 813):

Gareth makes use of the chance to turn and get back down the stairs before he can swing again...
Amelia Montaigne
 player, 201 posts
 Agent about town
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 09:28
Re: The Black Tower
Noting Gareth heading her way, Amelia moves down the stairs ahead of him but not going out of sight.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 289 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 18:45
Re: The Black Tower
The adept decides to see if he can force things, seeing as he thinks himself stronger.
Astral Reaver
 NPC, 7 posts
 Lanky warrior
 In ornate armor
Thu 27 Jan 2022
at 21:46
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 816):

as the one who attacked Gareth combusts, the Lizard priest is able to push back the reaver's blade, now he has -2 to defend.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 290 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 28 Jan 2022
at 03:27
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 817):

Who has a -2? The Reaver?

I am assuiming it is the rever with the -2, thus:

He takes a swing toward the reavers vitals, then steps back on defense.

This message was last edited by the player at 17:53, Today.

Safwan
 player, 100 posts
 BS 6
 Per 12
Fri 28 Jan 2022
at 06:59
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Astral Reaver (msg # 817):

Safwan also retreats downstairs from the area rapidly filling up with smoke
Narrator
 GM, 9926 posts
 DM says
 roll for initiative!
Fri 28 Jan 2022
at 18:28
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 818):

the Adep's blade Cleaves under the Reaver's arm and into his chest! he drops to his knees, blood pouring out of his nose and mouth, before collapsing.


while there is smoke, there is no "area" for it to fill; it drifts away into the void.
Adept Yisslitheniss
 player, 291 posts
 Reptileman cleric
Fri 28 Jan 2022
at 18:36
Re: The Black Tower
Seeing his opportuity, the Adet turns and makes his way back down the stairs, stopping at the bottom.
We defend here or retreat?
Haveron Stormwal
 player, 466 posts
Fri 28 Jan 2022
at 19:22
Re: The Black Tower
In reply to Adept Yisslitheniss (msg # 821):

"We retreat! we can bottleneck them at the door below!"