Day 9 - Underground Rescue.   Posted by DM.Group: 0
Wiglaf
 NPC, 14 posts
 AC: 11 HP:17/17
Thu 1 Aug 2019
at 22:13
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Wiglaf's lupine form slowly morphs back into its humanoid shape as Magdrak approaches, and Wiglaf's eyes flutter open as the healing stitches some of his more obvious wounds back together.

"Thanks for bringing me back, old friend," Wiglaf breathes as the paladin stands over him. He rises slowly, still looking ragged and tired. Dark circles beneath his eyes stand out against the pallid skin on his cheeks, but he moves spryly enough to join the larger group.


(DM post)

Where to?

Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 514 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 00:13
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Jak stopped as Magdrak stepped up to heal Wiglaf. He gave a nod of...something, to the dwarf. He eyed Findarion with a raised eyebrow for a moment in silence. He looked like he almost said something but didn't. Then he turned and began to continue to head back the way they had come previously.

"Sure. Let's keep goin'. I'm sure Greaek will be generous an' understandin'."
Magdrak
 player, 75 posts
Tue 6 Aug 2019
at 06:25
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Magdrak nods at Wiglaf, and then chuckles at the words of Jakrynn.  "I am sure that Greaek does not expect us to be returning alive."

This message was last edited by the player at 06:27, Tue 06 Aug.

DM
 GM, 1397 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 23:11
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
The group makes their way through the tunnels wearily, feeling the absence of natural sunlight that they have experienced now for more than a day. The light finally brightens however as they turn a corner, and the flickering flames from the ruined basement of the fire cult's tower come into view.

Just visible beyond the tunnel's mouth, four magmins continue to caper through the remains of the rubble. The piles of debris have lessened considerably.


Map updated.

The magmins don't seem to have noticed you yet. What next? If you move into the basement, please note ending coordinates.

Findarion
 player, 138 posts
 High Elf
 Arcane Trickster
Wed 7 Aug 2019
at 23:16
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
"Ugh, not these things again. Think they'll let us through?" The elf scowls from the back of the group.
Morg Danforge
 player, 681 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 4 BM 0sw 0as 1sd8
Thu 8 Aug 2019
at 09:09
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Morg holds a hand out to the magmins, trying to look non-threatening, and shouts up "Greaek, we're back. Can you call off your fire critters?"
Move: to s98.

This message was last edited by the player at 09:10, Thu 08 Aug.

DM
 GM, 1398 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 00:28
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
A fire-wreathed head appears at the opening in the ceiling, connected to the body of the Azer, Greaek. Squinting at Morg, he considers a moment. "Hm. So was your errand... successful?"

The magmins slow their capering, letting several pieces of debris smoulder unnoticed. The four creatures consider Morg's appearance curiously, but don't immediately approach the dwarf.


Folks can make persuasion/deception/performance/etc. rolls as appropriate if you choose to answer Greaek's question. DC will be proportional to the words spoken ;).

Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 515 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 16:27
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Jak eyed the magmins for just a moment but then focused his concentration fully on Greaek. He gave a firm nod. "Yes. We freed your kin." He shrugged. "Actually, we freed all the prisoners we could find."

He gestured. "Can we come up an' discuss face-to-face?"
Findarion
 player, 139 posts
 High Elf
 Arcane Trickster
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 16:31
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Leaning back to his brother, Findarion quietly whispers. There is no usual joyful, brash glint in his eye.

"We got this, little brother. Stay quiet and alert, hide if it gets hot."
Magdrak
 player, 76 posts
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 18:54
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Magdrak murmurs to Jakrynn.  "I am not certain that he wants that fact advertised to the whole garrison."  He steps forward next to Morg and shouts up to the azer.  "Your... brothers... wanted to stay down there.  We could not convince them to leave.  Perhaps you might have better luck?  You may want to hurry.  They were going after that fiery taskmaster in the forge area."



OOC:
Move to R98

14:52, Today: Magdrak rolled 16 using 1d20+5 with rolls of 11.  Persuasion Check.

DM
 GM, 1399 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Fri 9 Aug 2019
at 23:57
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Greaek's head disappears, and a moment later a rope dangles down near Morg's head. The magmins look at Morg and the group curiously, but make no move towards them for the time being.

Merellien sulks a bit, still back within the tunnels, but peers out into the basement of the tower.


Anyone who would like to climb the rope can make a fairly low-DC Athletics check.

Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 516 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 16:53
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
At first he thought Greaek might disappear and leave them there. He couldn't be too happy hearing that his kin joined a revolution instead of coming here. However, then the rope dropped.

Jak didn't hesitate. He climbed up it, and partially Morg to get to it, and began clambering up it. He didn't want to be stuck in a fiery hellhole.

10:52, Today: Secret Roll: Jakrynn Redgate rolled 14 using 1d20+1 with rolls of 13.  Athletics check.
Morg Danforge
 player, 683 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 4 BM 0sw 0as 1sd8
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 18:08
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Morg helps up those who want, lifting them on his shoulders.
Semi-help action, because it's only for the bottom part of the rope - so while probably not full advantage, maybe +1?

Will roll for his own climb after this is posted and not edit this, and post again with rolled number.

Morg Danforge
 player, 684 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 4 BM 0sw 0as 1sd8
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 18:43
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue

20:42, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 19 using 1d20+7 with rolls of 12.  Athletics check for climbing rope up to Greaek.
Findarion
 player, 140 posts
 High Elf
 Arcane Trickster
Sun 11 Aug 2019
at 19:25
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Findarion ushers his brother to go before him, the rogue himself following right behind him.

21:24, Today: Secret Roll: Findarion rolled 19 using 1d20-1 with rolls of 20.  Athletics.
Magdrak
 player, 77 posts
Mon 12 Aug 2019
at 03:01
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Magdrak keeps a wary eye on the magmins as the others climb the rope.  When it comes to his turn, he struggles as he is distracted.



OOC:  What a roll... *facepalm*

22:59, Today: Magdrak rolled 9 using 1d20+6 with rolls of 3.  Athletics Check.

This message was last edited by the player at 03:01, Mon 12 Aug.

DM
 GM, 1401 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Tue 13 Aug 2019
at 19:23
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Jak and Findarion quickly ascend the rope, assisting Merellien when he slips. The elf curses and mutters about rope burns but finally reaches the top. Morg and Magdrak follow, and Wiglaf quickly pulls himself up last.

At the top, Greaek regards them silently. When the finally all reach the top, he speaks quietly, his rumbling voice grating like stone on stone. "The guards are all outside, repairing the damage you all caused yesterday and looking for you. So before I call them and tell them you're here, where are my kin?"


Map updated.

Feel free to make insight/persuasion/deception/performance/etc. rolls as needed, depending on what you decide to reply or do.

15:15, Today: Secret Roll: Wiglaf rolled 15 using 1d20+5 with rolls of 10.  climb rope.

Jakrynn Redgate
 player, 517 posts
 Young Human
 Bardly Rogue
Wed 14 Aug 2019
at 16:16
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Jak waited, mostly patiently, for everyone to climb up and then nodded to Greaek. "So, yeah, we freed ALL the prisoners in the cells. There were your kin, there were some...salamanders? We tried to tell them you sent us and we were escaping, but they didn't seem to understand us, I'm guessing the hissing stuff was a language I don't understand." He shrugged and continued on. "Anyway, along the way back they caught sight of the forge area, and ran in there yelling and starting a ruckus."

He shook his head. "I mean, we're capable, but there was like a fire genie there and a huge salamander and that was more then we could take on, so we came back here to let you know."

OOC: Poop. I was typing in "Persuasion roll if needed" but hit enter accidentally and it rolled. Sigh. Anyway - Jak isn't trying to lie, he's telling the truth as he saw it (which I think is mostly what happened, skipping the hellhounds and such).

10:14, Today: Jakrynn Redgate rolled 16 using 1d20+6 with rolls of 10.

DM
 GM, 1402 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 06:55
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Greaek grunts, looking to the others for confirmation of Jak's story.
Morg Danforge
 player, 685 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 4 BM 0sw 0as 1sd8
Thu 15 Aug 2019
at 09:00
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Morg nods his head as Jak speaks, keeping his eyes on Greaek and trying to figure out if it looks like the fire dwarf really cares about his kin - or if he might have been the one to sell them into slavery.
11:00, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 6 using 1d20+1 with rolls of 5.  Insight check on Greaek to see if he cares about the slaves, or maybe sold them out.
DM
 GM, 1403 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 03:28
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
"Well, is this one telling me what I want to hear, or is he telling the truth?" Greaek rasps.


Morg can't tell why Greaek cares about his kin.

Morg Danforge
 player, 686 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 4 BM 0sw 0as 1sd8
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 07:58
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
"Aye, we released them and gave them weapons, but they went into the forge to attack the big thing in there instead of coming back with us." Morg says.
09:57, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 6 using 1d20 with rolls of 6.  Persuasion check, telling Greaek what happened to the prisoners.

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15:25, Today: Morg Danforge rolled 12 using 1d20 with rolls of 12.  If can use Fin's help for advantage: Persuasion check, telling Greaek what happened to the prisoners.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:25, Fri 16 Aug.

Findarion
 player, 141 posts
 High Elf
 Arcane Trickster
Fri 16 Aug 2019
at 09:58
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
"It's the truth. My brother was the only prisoner who expressed any desire to escape. Isn't that right?" Findarion says from the back, hiding his face under the hood. His head turns slightly towards his brother.

I'm helping Morg, roll with advantage.
DM
 GM, 1404 posts
 Dungeon
 Master
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 01:55
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Greaek grunts again, seemingly satisfied. "My kin would indeed want to attack their slave masters. Would that I were with them." He looks at the group skeptically. "What will you do now?"
Morg Danforge
 player, 687 posts
 mountain dwarf AC16 1insp
 fighter 4 BM 0sw 0as 1sd8
Sun 18 Aug 2019
at 13:36
Re: Day 9 - Underground Rescue
Morg turns to the others, and nods upwards to see if they also want to go up to the surface and face the guards.

This message was last edited by the player at 13:40, Sun 18 Aug.