Chapter 2: Keepers of Olvar.   Posted by Azurak the Blue.Group: 0
Haldir
 Keeper of Olvar, 60 posts
 Silvan Elf
 Ranger/MagusSpellDancer
Sun 3 Aug 2014
at 15:42
Re:  Keepers of Olvar

         Upon hearing the Lady's inquiry, Haldir whispers his reply . . .

         "Methinks it naught, as dispelling the ensourcelments pon the abode
would mores the likey alert r'e adversaries, and allow them to prepare for art
entry.  It wouildst be best that whomev'r breaks into yonder premises wilst
hath to do so while all tis invisible."


         The 'Spell Dancing Ranger' backs off a short distance and gestures
towards the abodes entry with the point of his deadly blade.

This message was last edited by the player at 15:42, Sun 03 Aug 2014.

Lady Isile
 Keeper of Olvar, 91 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Sun 3 Aug 2014
at 16:36
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Tilting her head, now was the time when she wished she took the time to study the spell True Seeing.  It would surely help in times like this.
Wren
 Keeper of Olvar, 90 posts
 Half-Elf
 Monk/Rogue
Sun 3 Aug 2014
at 22:13
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
"I've never tried to pick an invisible lock," Wren speaks as she swings down from the trees. Although none were in the immediate area, she preferred the vantage point.

"That's if it's even locked. Almost doesn't seem like it would be, doesn't it? But it could be trapped. You don't see magical traps with your eyes anyway, so I might be able to do that."


She feels her way over to the door, then holds her hands out in front of her as if she's trying to feel the magic.


23:04, Sun 03 Aug 2014: Wren rolled 37 using 1d20+24 ((13)) Perception check to find any magical traps. That should find just about anything!

23:06, Sun 03 Aug 2014: Wren rolled 31 using 1d20+26 ((5)) Disable Device check to disable magical traps. That should disable anything under 7th level.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 116 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Tue 5 Aug 2014
at 18:21
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Wren works her own form of magic on the invisible door. She has no trouble detecting the magic trap, although it's a bit on the... odd side. It always works better if you can use a device in the manner it was meant to function. In this case, the door opens and closes, so that would likely set it off.

She doesn't really have to know what the magic is in order to disarm it, but that always helps. Figuring out the magic isn't impossible; it just takes a bit longer. Even then, Wren gets an indistinct impression. She finally identifies the nature of the magic as some sort of witch's hex, but can't get a specific reading on its exact nature.

Just like a mechanical trap, she can feel the magic trigger and the built-up magic behind the trigger. Also like a mechanical trap, she has to move the magic aside, shift it over, slide it upwards and out of the way. The one advantage Wren had was that the witch didn't have to understand or preceive the magic in that manner... she just... did it.

Her manipulation of the magic in that matter wasn't permanent... it would return to its normal configuration once she stopped her concentration.

So, shift it away from the lock... move it over from the knob... then slide it aside from the door.

By the time she accomplishes this, she's perspiring a bit. The concentration required that much effort.
Borun Redbeard
 Keeper of Olvar, 70 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Thu 7 Aug 2014
at 10:32
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Borun peered suspiciously at the invisible barrier. He knew of mages who were able to create temporary magical shelters, although not invisible ones.

Cautiously, he followed behind as Wren investigated.

OOC: Knowledge arcana: 21
Haldir
 Keeper of Olvar, 61 posts
 Silvan Elf
 Ranger/MagusSpellDancer
Sat 9 Aug 2014
at 04:00
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
          Whilst lively cavorting about in place, the Elven Spell Dancing Ranger
patiently awaits Wren's magical manipulation's upon the trapped invisible door.
Haldir's emerald orbs flit menacingly about in a discerning attempt to ferret out
any threat or foe that may decide to fall upon them the whole time.
Wren
 Keeper of Olvar, 91 posts
 Half-Elf
 Monk/Rogue
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 00:39
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Wren is able to suspend the magical trap on the door, though not eliminate it. She's not quite sure how successful she was, but thinks the trap will restore in around an hour.

Pushing the door open is a peculiar sight as you can suddenly see something where there was nothing before. It kind of looks like a hole in the very air.

Beyond the door is a large room. As the door swings open wider, you can now see that the room appears to be a combination bedroom and workroom. You see a bed along one wall with a few appropriate amenities, and a table, workbench, cabinet and fireplace along the other side.

There doesn't appear to be anyone within.
Lady Isile
 Keeper of Olvar, 92 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 01:00
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
"Be careful Wren, that witch might be in there hiding. not wanting any harm to fall upon her companion she cast a spell upon Wren. (Unless someone else already did)

Haste
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic/all-spells/h/haste

Affection all in the party.

Haldir
 Keeper of Olvar, 62 posts
 Silvan Elf
 Ranger/MagusSpellDancer
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 11:30
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
PM

This message was last edited by the player at 11:33, Tue 12 Aug 2014.

Azurak the Blue
 GM, 119 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Tue 12 Aug 2014
at 17:01
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Yes, Haldir is within range of Lady Isile's spell.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 122 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 01:50
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Is anyone going to enter the invisible hut? Or are you just going to move on?
Lady Isile
 Keeper of Olvar, 94 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Fri 22 Aug 2014
at 03:14
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
She moves to the door before entering and summons one of her innate powers to invoke Faerie Fire and allow it to be focused on the center of the room and see if any forms become outlined.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 123 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Tue 26 Aug 2014
at 00:08
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
The Faerie Fire does not illuminate any creatures in the room. While it's still possible that some small creature could be hiding somewhere in the room, there is no one and nothing that can be seen.
Haldir
 Keeper of Olvar, 63 posts
 Silvan Elf
 Ranger/MagusSpellDancer
Tue 26 Aug 2014
at 02:10
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
       Haldir cotinues to dance about in place while his emerald orbs seek out any
threats or foes in the surrounding wilds . . .

       The Spell Dancing Ranger decides its best to sheathe his blade, unslings
his bow from his shoulder, then grasps an arrow from his quivver.
Gwynhwyfar the Fair
 Keeper of Olvar, 69 posts
 Barding/Laketown
 Druid/Sorceress
Tue 26 Aug 2014
at 19:22
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Calling forth her lion, Gwyn took to his back and trailed after the others to determine what they had found.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 124 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Thu 28 Aug 2014
at 21:43
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Haldir continues his scouting, roaming around the whole area in search of anything suspicious. He doesn't run into any more invisible buildings, but as he reaches the edge of the area, he gets a strange feeling. It only takes a second for him to realize the cause--the whole area has a kind of taint to it, which is how you knew the witch was there in the first place.

It was moving outside that 'contaminated' area that caused the odd feeling... more like a relief. There's still that 'darkness' that seems to permeate much of the Mirkwood now.


Lady Isile and Gwynhwyfar the Fair enter the invisible shack. There is no one inside, but it still gives them a creepy feeling.
Lady Isile
 Keeper of Olvar, 95 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Sun 31 Aug 2014
at 19:38
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
This place needs to be cleansed. was all she said.

Taking the time to look to see if anything stood out with her Detect Magic active.  Items mostly.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 126 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 00:48
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Well, the whole hut registers as magical, but it seems to be a kind of subdued magic. There are several items that stand out against that magic, however.

On the large table there is a book that glows magical, as well as what looks like pair of goggles.

A jacket hanging on the back of a chair is also magical, and shackles sitting on a small side table are magical.

Three masks hang on the wall, one above the other, that register as magic.

There's also a dozen bottles on the table that are magical.
Lady Isile
 Keeper of Olvar, 96 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 13:22
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Standing in the doorway she invokes a spell that would allow her to retrieve these items without touching them.

As she cast her spell of Mage Hand a couple of times to keep gathering these items and bringing them outside so that she may place them in her bag for later Identifying.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 127 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 15:53
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Lady Isile can acquire all but two of the items: the book and the shackles exceed the weight limit of the hand, though probably not by much.

Once she removes all the magical bottles, she sees that there is another magical item on the table. Its physical nature was just hiding behind the bottles. It was a headband, woven perhaps of silver threads and having an eye set into the front of it.
Lady Isile
 Keeper of Olvar, 97 posts
 Moriquende
 Sorceress/Oracle
Mon 1 Sep 2014
at 18:44
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Seeing a new item she focus her Mage Hand to retrieve it as well.  Placing all items in a bag.

She waits to see if Gwynhwyfar was going to enter the place.  IF not, then she might have to go in herself to retrieve the final two items
Borun Redbeard
 Keeper of Olvar, 72 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Tue 2 Sep 2014
at 20:17
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Borun watched as Lady Isile transferred the items with her magical hand spell. Seeing her struggle with the book, Borun briefly considered casting his own hand spell, but suspected that his was no more powerful than hers.

"Shall I inspect the book?" he offered.

OOC: If no-one objects, Borun carefully walks over to the book and picks it up.
Azurak the Blue
 GM, 129 posts
 Storyteller
 StarMaster
Wed 3 Sep 2014
at 16:26
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
Borun enters the hut and walks over to the book carefully. It was lying open on the table, and several apparatus were lying about near it, indicating the witch was probably using the book to brew something.

He notices that the book has one of those ribbons sew into the binding that you can use to mark a place in the book.

Oddly, Borun finds he can read the script on the page, though some of it is a bit unclear. It's the 'recipe' for making a potion called Torshon's Pyroclastic Cloud.


Is Borun going to close the book to remove it, or will he leave it open?

This message was last edited by the GM at 16:27, Wed 03 Sept 2014.

Haldir
 Keeper of Olvar, 64 posts
 Silvan Elf
 Ranger/MagusSpellDancer
Thu 4 Sep 2014
at 19:16
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
         Haldir decides to listen for any of the witch's movement within the forest
surrounding him.  Mayhaps he'll be able to locate her in this manner.
Borun Redbeard
 Keeper of Olvar, 73 posts
 Dwarf
 Monk/Empyreal sorcerer
Fri 5 Sep 2014
at 16:23
Re:  Keepers of Olvar
"It looks like a potions book," Borun informed the others.

Borun read the name of the spell and frowned. Torshon's Pyroclastic Cloud? Borun had heard of a potent spell called incendiary cloud - indeed the witch seemed to have used that spell during combat - although no-one at Diamond Heart Academy was skilled enough to cast it. As far as Borun was aware, such attack spells could not be stored in potion form.

Perhaps Master Radagast or Lady Isile might know more about it? Anyway, we could discuss it later.

Borun picked up the book, closed it and tucked it under his arm.