A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.   Posted by GM.Group: 0
Kumahl
 player, 243 posts
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 00:26
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
OOC: I can skin animals and fish with a knife but can't use one in a fight. I think my God has something to say about that.

My staff has a hooked end, can I use it to strangle?
GM
 GM, 406 posts
 Past Future
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 01:51
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 99):
Classes have their game balance restrictions.

If you wish to describe your attack that way, it's fine by me.
Kumahl
 player, 244 posts
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 02:14
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
As quick as he can, Kumahl thrusts his staff in the window mirror and attempts to hook the mermaid around the neck.

20:11, Today: Kumahl rolled 23 using 1d20+3 ((20)).[to hit]

RNG giveth, just once.
GM
 GM, 407 posts
 Past Future
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 11:59
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Striking like a snake, Kumahl snagged the Chashkeri around the neck and yanked.
It must have been due to the Chashkeri looking over its shoulder at the time because, after the yank, its head was at an unnatural angle and it stopped moving.
Huruyan
 player, 221 posts
 P-7 T-7 B-3 W-0
 Exp. Pts: 2057
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 12:07
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Where is she?
Huruyan stops moving and stands dejectedly.
She's gone.
Huruyan
 player, 222 posts
 P-7 T-7 B-3 W-0
 Exp. Pts: 2057
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 12:22
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Huruyan (msg # 103):

"What happened? What's going on? Where did she go?!"
Kumahl
 player, 245 posts
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 14:19
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Kumahl pulls Huruyan through the window mirror, grasps him by the head, "Sometimes it would be easier if you would tell me where you were going, instead of playing hide and seek."
GM
 GM, 410 posts
 Past Future
Thu 22 Oct 2015
at 23:27
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
When Kumahl pulled Huruyan he fell up though the portal and then back down again.

Kumahl was able to pull him aside, out of it, onto the muddy floor of the entry room.

The body of the mermaid slowly drifted towards the doorway and the weeds, in the current made by Huruyan.
Huruyan
 player, 223 posts
 P-7 T-7 B-3 W-0
 Exp. Pts: 2057
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 13:15
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Huruyan sits on the floor in the mud with a sad dreamy face.
Kumahl
 player, 247 posts
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 14:49
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Kumahl leaves Huruyan sitting where he was and begins again to move the mirrored doorway out into the entry hall. Every ten feet or so, he looks into the doorway to check on approaching mermaids and what not. Once the doorway is in the entryway, Kumahl will begin body extractions to the stairwell.

First will be Huruyan, then the mermaid, and last the fallen guard. Kumahl will then reclaim his staff and join everyone above the water. Hopefully the mirrored doorway is in viewing distance of those on the stairs.
Junior Priest Khivasha
Sat 24 Oct 2015
at 18:23
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"What's wrong with Huruyan?"

"Have you found the source of the water?"

"What is that over there that you brought back?"

"Can we help?"
Kumahl
 player, 248 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 01:52
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Taking off the Helm to speak with Junior Priest Khivasha, Kumahl addresses his third question first. "That Brother Khivasha is a Hyls Doorway. Someone stood this up in the room to the right of the entryway, amongst the statues."

Gathering some air into his lungs and enjoying not having the Helm on for a bit Kumahl continues, "Brother Huruyan was mesmerized by a mermaid. I killed the mermaid but Huruyan was quite enchanted with her. I will bring him up soon."

As he is putting back on the Helm, Kumahl stops, "Brother Khivasha, have you seen this doorway before? Or know how it got here?"
Junior Priest Khivasha
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 03:35
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
A Hlyss Doorway what is that?
How could Hlyss get here? I am certain they can't swim.
Did you see any Hlyss?

Mesmerized by a mermaid you say?
That may explain why the diviners had such trouble.
Kumahl
 player, 249 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 05:38
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"No Hylss that I have seen, however one of the guards here had his throat cut and was laying the doorway on the right as if he had been pushed through it."

"I believe the water game in through the Hylss Doorway. Silt and sediments on the floor are similar to those found on the otherside of the doorway."

"As to helping, would you be able to cast a light spell on a mace, I was previously using as a torch?"

Kumahl finishes securing the Helm, heads back into water and returns with Huruyan first, then he pulls the mermaid through the doorway and set her on the steps. Last is the dead guard. Kumahl hopes that Khavisha can oblige such a request and provide him with light.

"One last thing before I head back. See if you can bring Huruyan back to his senses."
Junior Priest Khivasha
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 13:16
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"A Light spell? Yes, I can do that."
"Lanterns don't so work well underwater."

Junior Priest Khivasha cast a light spell on the mace that Kumakl indicated.

I don't see any marks on Huruyan.

While Kumahl is busy, Junior Priest Khivasha tries to get Huruyan to focus on something besides the maiden in his mind.
Kumahl
 player, 250 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 15:47
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"I am guessing the water came in through the Hylls Doorway. I am not certain how to get the water to return through the doorway. Maybe I can go through and reposition both doorways and drain the water."
GM
 GM, 411 posts
 Past Future
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 18:46
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Soon Kumahl had everything arranged to his satisfaction.

Huruyan was still babbling about the maiden but had lucid moments in between.
Junior Priest Khivasha
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 18:47
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"You could do that?"
"That would be a blessing."

"Did you find out if the main shrine had been violated and the eye stolen?"
Kumahl
 player, 251 posts
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 22:30
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Remembering the search for the Eye, Kumahl asks for a direction he could search in, as he has gotten a bit side tracked with the Doorway and all.
Junior Priest Khivasha
Sun 25 Oct 2015
at 23:24
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"The compartment that holds the eye is in the base of the statue at the end of The Chamber of the Assembled Host."

"If you have a way to drain the water, we can all go look."
Kumahl
 player, 254 posts
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 04:19
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Kumahl comes to those holding the float for the Helm, thanks them for keeping an eye on it. Taking the float in hand, he heads through the Hyls Doorway.

When Kumahl get through he attempts to get his bearings and begins looking for a means to move the doorway up above the current level of the water.
GM
 GM, 413 posts
 Past Future
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 12:03
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
When Kumahl passed through the Hlyss doorway his world twisted and when his float pulled him upright, he found himself on the bottom of a shallow lake.

The doorway he had passed through looked the same on this side except it was laying in the mud on the bottom.
There were some slide marks as if it had slid down-slope a little to get there.

On two sides there was a trail in the mud where someone had shuffled the bottom in a wandering path around the lake.

Climbing up the direction the doorway had slid down, he rose out of the water and could see the extent of the small lake.
There was a small stream feeding into one side in the distance and a marshy area where some of the water drained out.

His emergence from the water caused some nearby birds to take flight with a few squawks.

There was a opening in the palmetto scrub along the nearest lake shore edge.

The angle of the sun indicated that not much time had passed since they had entered the Tsu'urum.
Kumahl
 player, 255 posts
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 14:23
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
Kumahl is elated at his recent discovery.

He begins surveying the area, looking for identifying landmarks, recent activity around the shore, other signs of man passing through the area (ie foot prints and the like.)

Continuing to survey the landscape, he looks for some sturdy trees that he can mount ropes to to pull the Doorway out of the lake with.

Satisfied with what he has found Kumahl heads back into the lake and to the Doorway. He will be heading back for his communication Helm from Huruyan and his rope.
Huruyan
 player, 224 posts
 P-7 T-7 B-3 W-0
 Exp. Pts: 2057
Mon 26 Oct 2015
at 22:34
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
In reply to Kumahl (msg # 121):

"I repeat, what happened?"
Junior Priest Khivasha
Tue 27 Oct 2015
at 00:52
Re: A2 S2: Diving Into Trouble.
"Kumahl said you were captivated by a mermaid and followed her until he was able to kill it."