The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad.   Posted by The Grey Lords.Group: archive 1
The Grey Lords
 GM, 243 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 12:25
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
At the moment of release a crash resounds from the guard room causing Khazim to jump slightly skewing his aim. The arrow slide free of his bow and heads straight towards the sphere. At the very point of reaching the triangular arrangement there is a bright flash and thunderclap. A bolt of lightning arcs from between the braziers at the outer most point and connects with the flying arrow. For the most part the arrow is obliterated except for a tiny sliver of shaft, which continues onward and hits the edge of the sphere.

There is an audible *Pop* as the skin of the sphere is pierced revealing a second, slightly smaller sphere within. What is more interesting however is the mist that quickly forms where the sphere once was and begins to flow out and away from the sphere quickly filling the room. The mist smells of brimstone and ozone, an acrid taste begins to fill your mouths and your throats begin to restrict making it difficult to breathe. As if it had a mind of it's own the mist heads straight towards Khazim, whom you hear coughing and hacking a moment later.

[Private to Rael Gol: The mist burns your throat, but obviously Khazim is getting a more concentrated dose.]
[Private to Lars K'Rusome: The mist near where you are seems to be pushed away by the fresher breeze. This easily points out where the secret door would be at. Thanks to this you are able to see a sconce slightly off kilter, good chance it is the trigger mechanism for opening the door. (Door is marked in Green)]
Rael Gol
 player, 122 posts
Sun 14 Jun 2015
at 14:38
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael chokes as he falls backwards a few steps, he search in his pouch for something he could put on his mouth and wet it with some liquid from his wineskin.

Once he has enough command of his faculties he make his way toward Khazim trying to drag him away from the mists.
[Private to GM:
Rael would try to find something in his herb bag to mitigate the effect of the acid fog and administer it to Khazim.
]

[Private to Rael Gol: Thanks to the fact that you are not that effected by the mist. You are able to grab a handful of herbs from various pouches that are known to nullify the acidic effect of many spitting animals, when you wrap it in cloth and wet it, it nullifies the effect you are feeling.]

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:00, Sun 14 June 2015.

Lars K'Rusome
 player, 67 posts
Mon 15 Jun 2015
at 00:07
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Lars gags slightly on the smell wafting out of the prison door window.  He recovers quickly though, he's smelt worse in crews quarters after weeks at sea.  He checks the lock to see if it is open of if he could try to pick it.

While examining the lock Lars gets a surprise by the bright flash coming from behind him.  He spins around, pointing his crossbow into the room, only to be confronted by the acrid mist billowing before him.  He coughs as he slides his bandanna down over his mouth.  Noticing the mist being dispersed slightly, he locates where the breeze is coming frome.  "Quick, over here lads!" he calls as he tugs at a sconce on the wall nearby.
Khazim
 player, 70 posts
Tue 16 Jun 2015
at 01:13
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Coughing and sputtering under his own breath [Language unknown:  Atepl we virvorromand!] He begins to hack deeply as the mist begins to penetrate his lungs [Language unknown:  Fo ear Wi Ss butalllin ivear m ouei] A racking, hacking, coughing fit overtakes his compact frame and he sinks to the floor. Hearing voices all around, but unable to pinpoint anyone in the mist, he begins to crawl the only direction he knew of. Back towards the guards station.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 249 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Wed 17 Jun 2015
at 03:22
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael makes it over to the crawling Khazim and shoves a rag into his face. A few more seconds of coughing erupts from him before the coughing spasm passes. Still weak Khazim allows Rael to guide him towards Lars's voice.

Twisting and turning is rewarded with a slight pop as a false door slides open just enough for your hand to snake in and open it the rest of the way. Cool, damp, and dungeon filled air drifts into the room from the extremely long passage. The air is enough to help keep the mist at bay, though it is loosing to the mists malevolent creep.

The mist, though somewhat neutralized, is still burning in each of your lungs. A new round of mucus filled coughs rack each of you. Making it hard to keep the mist out as you are forced to take deeper breaths to even gasp for air. A second loud bang occurs as you hear someone enter the room from the direction you originally came. A loud series of hacking coughs follows shortly. Hearing someone, or something, fall to the floor you quickly look back. Slumped on the ground, blood pooling around them is a figure dressed in the outfit of a Royal Guard.
Rael Gol
 player, 126 posts
Wed 17 Jun 2015
at 21:06
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael was focused on Khazim and Lars, he made sure both of them had open airways and tried to give them as much clean air as possible. Once that was done, he took some herbs to ease the burn sensation and the coughing mixed them with some wine and offered them to drink.

"More guards are coming..." he speaks in a hoarse voice, his own throat still felt tingling from the burns. "We must make haste..."
Lars K'Rusome
 player, 71 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2015
at 01:02
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Lars recovers from his coughing fit and slides the door shut.  He takes the drink from Rael and gargles the mixture before spitting it out on the floor, then moves further down the corridor to get a lungful of "fresher" air.

OOC: Is there any light in here with the door shut?
GM ADDED - No lights in the area, it is about as black as it can get. You till have a phantom image in your head of what is down the hall though. It is fairly "tight" 1 person can walk "comfortably".

This message was last edited by the GM at 15:38, Thu 18 June 2015.

The Grey Lords
 GM, 253 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Fri 19 Jun 2015
at 16:23
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Further away from the room the air grows progressively "cleaner". Slowing running your hands along the wall you proceed to move a bit further down the tunnel. After a bit, echoing through the tiny corridor, you hear the sounds of metal slashing and high pitched wailing. You approach an opening on your right and the sound becomes more acute. As you run your hands along the wall, you notice that the tiny turnoff ends abruptly.

Whatever combat that is happening on the other side of this door/wall sounds to be near the end, though still intense.
Rael Gol
 player, 127 posts
Fri 19 Jun 2015
at 18:17
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
"Wait here..." he whispers as he grip the knife tightly and was happy the darkness was hiding his face cause he was scared nearly out of his wits. If there was a door he tried to find it and open it a crack to sneak a peek at what goes at the other side.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 257 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 02:37
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael flattens himself and squeezes past the line of men in the dark corridor. As Rael approaches the dead end there is a large rumble that drowns out the sounds of fighting. The floor beneath your feet begins to rumble as what sounds like an avalanche takes over your senses. Faintly you swear you hear screaming. As the quakes subside you no longer hear any fighting or wailing noises from the end of the corridor. Sadly with the dust that has begun to filter the air, thanks to the quake, and the overall darkness Rael is unable to find any evidence that this is anything other than a listening nook that is commonly used by nobles who wish to hear the screams of torture, without getting their hands dirty.

The burning from the sphere's gas in your lungs begins to lessen. Whatever effect the mist had on you seems to be subsiding. However the air is now thick with dust, making it just as difficult to breathe as the fine silt seems to get into everything. From your vantage point, you feel as if you are roughly half way down the secret passage.
Rael Gol
 player, 129 posts
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 04:44
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael take the rag from his face and wet it again with water, if it was not poisonous mist it was dust that threatened to smother him.

Stumbling he return to the others, he had no idea how much either of them were exposed tot he deadly vapor and without light had little hope of treating them.

Fumbling in the dark he search for his backpack and tried to find his lamp, they needed light and he would risk the chance of exposure so he could better see where they are and be able to treat his companions.
Khazim
 player, 71 posts
Mon 22 Jun 2015
at 12:09
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
As the gas leaves his lungs khazim is able to take note of his surroundings. Seeing that he is stuck in a dark, very tight, space he begins to tense up. This is definitely not the steppes that he loves, so far from it. "My apologies, I was merely trying to trigger any sorcerous trap with least harm to ourselves. It seems my ancestors felt it was time to remind me of my hubris." you hear him whisper in a raspy voice as he takes in a lungful of dust. "Rael, when you were talking about the knockout gas, how long did you think it would take to clear? Would this gas be the same? In the steppes, when fogs roll in, they tend to seep into everything."
Lars K'Rusome
 player, 72 posts
Tue 23 Jun 2015
at 13:25
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Lars grimaces in the darkness. "Well better your arrow got cremated than my axe... or my arm!" Listening to Rael fumbling about Lars feels his way back along the wall a little. "Your talk about fog makes me think of a sea mist, and with a blessing of Lassa I might be able to blow that gas away." He makes his way slowly back to the start of the corridor.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 259 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Wed 24 Jun 2015
at 19:29
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael drops his knapsack and begins to rummage through it. Thanks to basic familiarity he is able to grasp his lantern, prime it, and set a quick spark. A soft yellow glow fills the narrow corridor just in time to Lars to squeeze past the kneeling Khazim and back to the entrance. The soft light illuminates the tendrils of mist that are seeping through the tiny cracks that frame out the hidden door. Lars concentrates for a moment, takes a deep breath, and slides the hidden door open allowing the billowing mist into the corridor.

A scant second later Lars's arms billow out like a sail catching the breeze for the first time. As his arms raise towards the mist a hint of a breeze begins to form. First it is slow and gentle however with each passing moment the wind increases in strength. The tight confines of the corridor funnel the now intense winds into the other room. Rael is able to duck around the corner in time so that he is not torn off of his feet as the wind strengthens exponentially. Khazim hunkers down already on the floor, all the while the wind whipping around Lars, though not touching him.

As if the mist had a mind of it's own, it struggles against the wind, though unsuccessfully. With the room cleared of the mist you can see the door on the other side of the room hangs open. A female in the Royal guard armor lies on the ground near that same open door. As if deifying even the near gale force breeze that tore through the room, the Braziers, Censers, and the inner sphere still hangs unmoving.
Rael Gol
 player, 130 posts
Thu 25 Jun 2015
at 14:57
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael is about to answer to Khazim as Lars cast his blessing, whatever words he answers the archer are snatched away by the wind.

As the gale blast through the corridor Rael scrambles to safety nursing the lamp like a mother nurse her child.

When the magic is done Rael glance at Lars with a mix of dread and awe "It seem Angrboda is not the only one who knows arcane magic..." he shakes his head as he stands up dusting himself "That was no little breeze an impressive feat indeed."

Cautiously knife at hand he returns to the room going closer to the inner sphere he probe at the brazier with his knife recalling well the fate of Khazim arrow and not wishing his hand to suffer the same fate.
Lars K'Rusome
 player, 74 posts
Thu 25 Jun 2015
at 22:20
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Lars winks at Rael as he walks past (OOC: not sure how that looks when he's got an eyepatch on the other eye -probably just a blink) and chuckles. "It's an old sailors trick."

When the wind dies down he follows Rael into the room, watching the other door while Rael examines the sphere.
Khazim
 player, 72 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 01:30
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
After the winds die down Khazim picks himself off of the floor. Falling in behind Rael and Lars he makes a point of keeping the arrows in the quiver. "Unless you want me to, I think I'll keep my arrows in my quiver." Noticing the fallen guard at the entrance to the other door "Though I will keep my bow strung, just in case." A coughing fit overcomes Khazim as he attempts to clear the dust and mists from his lungs. "Perhaps next time we all hide in the passage before I shoot?"
The Grey Lords
 GM, 262 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 21:39
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Approaching the contraption you see a few things have changed. First you notice the the multi-hued nature of the sphere has changed, no longer does it swirl with as many colors. Second, the sphere is distinctly smaller than before. Lastly you can see a definite shape inside this new smaller sphere. The outline of a figure in a fetal position can be seen within the sphere.

Rael, going forth to do what Lars was cautioned against, dares to prick the large braziers with his dagger. A tiny jolt, like that of a static shock discharge, tingles your hand and fingers. Whatever defenses were in place were not destroyed by the mere activation from Khazim's arrow.

The body on the floor is of a woman, unfamiliar to you, dressed in a Royal Syferan Guard uniform. She is missing her hand, neatly chopped off just below the wrist. Blood pools on the floor beneath her from the opened wound. The person is cradling her arm and may have possibly survived if it were not for the poisonous gas she stumbled in on.

Noises, as if someone were moving about, drift from the guard station's open door.
Rael Gol
 player, 131 posts
Sat 27 Jun 2015
at 21:47
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Rael hand shot backwards as the tiny jolt spasm his hand back. Rubbing his hand his ears perk when he hears the noises from the corridor.

"Someone is coming." Rael whispers taking position behind the door. He motions to Lars to get to the other side "Khazim we need your archery..."

Getting his knife ready to jump on the first enemy to come by the doorway.
Khazim
 player, 73 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 11:47
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Quickly drawing one of the dipped arrows from earlier out of his quiver he intently watches the door. Sadly he also notices that unless he is to move right in the doorway he puts the contraption between himself and whomever is in the next room. Shifting as far to his left as possibly he kneels and notches and arrow. Nodding to Rael he waits.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 264 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 12:00
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Silently as possible you move into position to intercept further individuals from entering the room. Daring to attempt a peak through the door hinges Rael is greeted with someone calling out "Rael ! You in there?" Hurried and somewhat angry tones from a second person can be heard shortly after. [Private to Lars K'Rusome: While you have not heard her voice much, you swear it is the voice of the Royal Guard that has helped you thus far.] Whomever it is, they know enough to tell that your group is at least in the area.
Lars K'Rusome
 player, 76 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 12:03
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Putting his finger to his lips. "I swear that is the voice of the guard that has taken us this far." He readies his axe and creeps forward, taking care not to block Khazim's shot
Rael Gol
 player, 132 posts
Sun 28 Jun 2015
at 15:51
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
"It seem I am detect... stay hidden while I'll call out... if it is a foe try to kill her before she kills me." Rael whispers and steps back so hands behind his back hiding the knife.

He could feel the cold sweat tickling the back of his shirt, he had an itch in his left boot and once more he wanted to piss. Oh he hated being the hero so much, hero ended up dead in horrible ways just as bait which was more what he was not.

"It is I Rael... come in." oddly his voice was strong and not quaking as he was sure it would. Standing there trying to look innocent he watched the doors and hoped Lars was right and that it was Berta.
Khazim
 player, 74 posts
Mon 29 Jun 2015
at 02:17
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Khazim silently nods to the Apothecaries instructions and draws back the notched arrow. Holding his stance he concentrates on the next movement from beyond the doorway. Silently he mumbles a short prayer as sweat glistens on his brow. The tight confines, his earlier incident with hubris, and the fact that Rael is right in his target zone makes him concentrate even harder. His breathing becomes deep and regular as he waits.
The Grey Lords
 GM, 267 posts
 The Cosmic Balance
Mon 29 Jun 2015
at 02:22
Re: The Prisoner - Infiltration Squad
Combining threads as you are basically yelling at each other at this point.