Scene 5-IV, The Hills.   Posted by Gamemaster.Group: 0
Balhek
 Cloud People, 43 posts
Wed 23 Sep 2015
at 21:00
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Balhek follows Jaldor, having first tried his best to commit the map to memory.
Gamemaster
 GM, 96 posts
 That GM Guy
Fri 25 Sep 2015
at 03:09
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
The cave leads downward into a pit of gravel with no good footing. The cats have little trouble navigating with their weight better distributed, but Jaldor has to proceed very slowly. His hunch about water pays off. The cave levels out after the gravel and pay that, becomes wet again. Water drops from the ceiling into a deep underground pool where the exploration ends. According to Balhek's map, there should be more rooms at the bottom, but they must have flooded. The same map reveals that the tunnel leading upward should end with a single wideroom.
Jaldor
 Cloud People, 67 posts
 Beastmaster w/ Dorjal,
 his Scimitar Cat a.c.
Fri 25 Sep 2015
at 05:26
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Keeping his torch well away from the dripping water.

"Well, there looks to be more then enough water here to meet anyone's need for water.  Let's go back and check the side passages."

He turns the cats back around and head back the way they came.
Neerga
 Cloud People, 61 posts
 Cloud Tribe
Fri 25 Sep 2015
at 15:22
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Neerga was more busy assessing the area, looking at available materials and what the Tribe will need when they come, from a Crafters perspective. The stone is harder than usual and heavy it would made fine tools but would be harder to work. Flint and other stone could be gotten on trips or in trade perhaps.

Food won't be a problem and she isn't going to hunt so will let others decide those merits.

Using her gathered stone she will work on higher quality stone tools of the hard stone, she will need it to work on stone here. Its going to be hard work so focuses on high quality working tools of granite even if she is risking her existing tools she will have a set that lasts forever of hard work. A set suitable for a master.

When done her old set will go to Belhek if still useful.

11:19, Today: Neerga rolled 2 using 1d6.  Make Set of Stone Tools.
Capin
 Fire People, 43 posts
Fri 25 Sep 2015
at 19:17
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
In reply to Jaldor (msg # 31):

"Sounds like a great idea to me.  So, how did you end up meeting your cats? They seem very intelligent and loyal but I'd have no idea how you could go about getting them not to try and eat you..."
Jaldor
 Cloud People, 68 posts
 Beastmaster w/ Dorjal,
 his Scimitar Cat a.c.
Fri 25 Sep 2015
at 19:30
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Jaldor relays to Capin the details set down in his 'Background' in his 'Character Description'.
Gamemaster
 GM, 97 posts
 That GM Guy
Sun 27 Sep 2015
at 06:03
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
The tunnel which leads upwards is a steep climb but entirely accessible. Even the cats can climb it due to plenty of cracks and flat spots to place their paws.

What is at the top of this tunnel?

Let's roll and find out. Paleomythic RPG has some random tables for just such an occasion. Let's start rolling dice.

We will need someone to roll 1D6 for Area Type, someone else to roll another 1D6 for Illumination, 1D6+1D6 for Features, 1D6 for Floor, and 1D6 for Theme. So to avoid spoilers, just roll and I will decide on which table that roll applies. If the first three players to see this message roll 2D6 each, that will cover all of the rolls required.
Jaldor
 Cloud People, 69 posts
 Beastmaster w/ Dorjal,
 his Scimitar Cat a.c.
Sun 27 Sep 2015
at 06:19
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
23:18, Today: Jaldor rolled 1 using 1d6.  1D6 for Area Type.
Balhek
 Cloud People, 44 posts
Sun 27 Sep 2015
at 09:19
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills

Balhek glances back to watch Neerga for a time, observing her skill, before carefully navigating the tunnel, still behind Jaldor and the cats..

Roll of 6 from me.
(just realised it was two d6s)
..and a roll of 3...

This message was last edited by the player at 15:01, Sun 27 Sept 2015.

Capin
 Fire People, 44 posts
Sun 27 Sep 2015
at 10:46
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
In reply to Jaldor (msg # 34):

"I am sorry for your lossc but it seems one family has been replaced with another.  Blessings be upon you. "

Rolled a 6 and a 4.
Gamemaster
 GM, 98 posts
 That GM Guy
Mon 28 Sep 2015
at 06:26
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
For whomever climbs the tunnel which leads into the hill:

Emerging from the narrow, steep, and almost ladder-like tunnel, the spelunkers emerge into a dead end cavern which is dark but as larger than a hut. A thick layer of dust covers everything in this space; simply moving kicks up a thick cloud of the dust and it chokes the throat of anyone who speaks here. The smell of dry mustiness is almost overwhelming at first.

The room is extremely dark, but two tall torches have been placed upright near the tunnel. These torches are on poles with their points stuck into the gravel so when lit, their flames will be almost eye level. They are not yet lit, but they are prepared for lighting.

The cats growl at something in the darkness at the far side of the room.

If the torches are lit or if someone simply walks forward, a shrine will be revealed. Two more matching torches are placed in the ground on either side of a makeshift stone chair. Sitting on the chair is a figure built of bones and covered in rotted old furs. The figure is dominated by a huge cyclopean skull which has been carefully placed on the figure's shoulders. The skull is massive and has two seemingly impossibly long teeth, much like the tusks of the sabercats. The figure seems to stare at -- through the spelunking visitors.

They are in the throne room of a god, but court wandered off and forgot its god long ago.

http://ospitiweb.indire.it/~rm...g%2012%20Anancus.JPG

http://www.prehistoric-wildlif...s/a/anancus-size.jpg
Capin
 Fire People, 45 posts
Mon 28 Sep 2015
at 09:12
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
In reply to Gamemaster (msg # 39):

Capin examines everything but particularly the God bones.

That would make an absolutely AWESOME fetish if he were insane enough to try it.  He is but he doesn't touch ANYTHING yet, and will whisper to the others if they say anything first,"I'd like to try something but better safe when no one else is here...."
Gamemaster
 GM, 100 posts
 That GM Guy
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 06:40
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Capin pokes at the leathers and finds bits of hide which might have been other leather items or clothing before they fell apart. The bones themselves are well enough preserved. They have been left in their natural state without skrimshaw marks.

Scattered throughout the bones are 1D6 gem stones suitable for trading.
Jaldor
 Cloud People, 70 posts
 Beastmaster w/ Dorjal,
 his Scimitar Cat a.c.
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 07:17
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Gamemaster:
The cats growl at something in the darkness at the far side of the room.

They are in the throne room of a god, but court wandered off and forgot its god long ago.

"Come, this is not a good place for us to be."

With that Jaldor motioned for his cats to head back out of the chamber.  The way they came.  As they did, he followed them, carrying his torch.
Yor
 Fire People, 30 posts
 Caveman Mad Scientist
 Or as close as it comes.
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 14:16
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Yor, wantiing to know when things came or went from the cave, left dangling vines with wooden bits hanging. Ideally, the wood would clatter against itself when something moved the vines. He then went back to drawing... something in the dirt with a stick. A number of large squares, with a number of circles around it.

"...and by standing there, you can see for miles around and identify incoming threats... But where would we find enough well-shaped logs..."
Capin
 Fire People, 46 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 14:49
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
In reply to Gamemaster (msg # 41):

Capin takes the bones for the purpose of making a Fetish out of them and finds 6 Gems.  He keeps one and offers the other five to anyone who wants them.

He'll try making it a Fetish later.
Balhek
 Cloud People, 45 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 20:57
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Balhek marvels at the bones.. Then his eyes widen at the gems.

"I will take one Capin, and give you my thanks. Perhaps I will be able to offer you a gift in the future"

Balhek will examine the rest of the area, making sure nothing has been missed.
Jaldor
 Cloud People, 71 posts
 Beastmaster w/ Dorjal,
 his Scimitar Cat a.c.
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 21:56
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Pausing in his exiting, Jaldor says.

"Thank you, I guess I will take one, after all!"

Taking one of the gems from Capin.
Capin
 Fire People, 47 posts
Tue 29 Sep 2015
at 22:45
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
In reply to Balhek (msg # 45):

He nods and smiles to Balhek,"What goes around comes around, do as you can when you can."

He nods to Jaldor and smiles as well.  "Worth the amazing tale you told at the least...."
Nin-kagina
 Fire People, 46 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 00:37
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Nin-kagina nodded to Capin in thanks and took three of the gems. "Thank you, Capin." She turned to the other women, passing one stone each to Sulea and to Neerga in turn, a little smile on her face.
Sulea
 Fire People, 37 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 00:48
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Sulea accepted the stone with a smile, wondering what the other woman meant by the gesture.  Nin-kagina did nothing without some deeper meaning behind it.  "Perhaps Neerga will be so kind as to help us fashion them into something beautiful to wear."
Neerga
 Cloud People, 63 posts
 Cloud Tribe
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 01:49
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
"I'm a bit busy now good tools to work with comes first and this hard stone is heavy and strong. Balhek can then have my old tools.," she replied to Sulea but is not opposed to mking pretty things later.

Hammer, chip, chip ...
Balhek
 Cloud People, 46 posts
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 18:50
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Balhek, as he exits the cave, will take a sample of stone and earth  from the cave entrance and add it to his collection. He ponders how familiar cave surroundings felt to him, and then remembers how horrible his existence in caves such as those was at times... Balhek emerges and gazes into the distance for a time, a gloomy expression on his face.
Jaldor
 Cloud People, 73 posts
 Beastmaster w/ Dorjal,
 his Scimitar Cat a.c.
Tue 6 Oct 2015
at 21:00
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
As Balhek, Capin and Jaldor with his cats leave the 'Throne room of the Gods' Chamber.  They make their way back to the cave entrance, where Capin shares the remaining gems they found with the three women of the group.  Yor being the only one to not have gotten one.  Though he can not know for sure,  Jaldor explains what they found, with those that did not go with them.  Finishing with.  "This might make a good home for the Cloud People, but we should keep looking.  We might find a place even better."
Gamemaster
 GM, 102 posts
 That GM Guy
Fri 9 Oct 2015
at 08:29
Re: Scene 5-IV, The Hills
Neerga's dutiful work performed while some of the men went spelunking has paid off. The stones from this valley are even harder than she had thought. Her efforts have resulted in a collection of very basic tools suitable for her crafting work, but shaping these rocks into anything sharper or more attractive will take considerable patience.