(IC) Old Cannith Ruins.   Posted by Dungeon Master.Group: 0
Ballast
 Fighter, 170 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Tue 9 Jun 2020
at 03:34
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Ballast looks off to the passage to the north and concentrates to see if he can hear anything.  While the area had been blocked off, that did not preclude dangerous creatures being present.  Had not that earth creature come up from the ground?  While he listened, he walked over to peruse the odd debris, just to see if there was anything of note: writing or some indication of what it had once been.

OOC: 22:32, Today: Ballast rolled 26 using 1d20+6.  Listen check.
22:32, Today: Ballast rolled 13 using 1d20+6.  Spot.

Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 234 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Wed 10 Jun 2020
at 00:38
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The dwarf walked beside the warforged, ignoring the glare from Fenris. He sniffed as they walked down the corridor noting the filth as they went.

"If he's here....then he needs some education about cleanin' up" he muttered
Fenris
 Barbarian, 45 posts
 HP 74/54, AC: 15/17 Rage
 F: +7, R: +3 (+5), W: +1
Fri 12 Jun 2020
at 12:39
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The barbarian stops in his tracks as he glances to the right and to the left. Both of the area slope downwards from here. His eyes dart to the right, tilting his head as if he hears something then to the left. Fenris kneels down, checking for anything that looks odd.
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 209 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Tue 16 Jun 2020
at 11:20
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The young cleric of Pelor quietly continued down the north passageway with Brankx and Ballast while watching Fenris' actions. She started to speak but quickly stopped before uttering a sound and watched for any signs from the barbarian.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 235 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Tue 16 Jun 2020
at 11:28
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
the dwarf, not as quiet but cautious none the less, grasps his staff, looking around, waiting for fenris to move.

"I 'ave a bad feelin' about this." he mutters.
Ballast
 Fighter, 171 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Tue 16 Jun 2020
at 14:43
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
"The water is definitely closer now," Ballast says.  He walks over to where Fenris is and looks over to the right.  He took a few steps closer, trying to see or hear if the water was closer that way.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 402 posts
Thu 18 Jun 2020
at 13:57
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Both areas look the same. Fenris starts to head down the left path leading downwards. The sound of water seems to get lounder now for the group.
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 210 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 02:33
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The young human cleric smiled to Brankx speaking in an encouraging voice. "With the goodness in our hearts, the strength of our bodies and minds, and the blessings of the Sun Father, there is little that we cannot face. Separately we are strong, together we are truly mighty!"

With that she briefly hugged the dwarf and patted Ballast on the back as they followed Fenris down the left path.
Ballast
 Fighter, 172 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 02:59
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Ballast clanked after Fenris, as the barbarian's nose for danger was unmatched.  He watched for the water, whether it might be spring, waterfall, stream, or an improbable sea cave.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 238 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Wed 24 Jun 2020
at 12:18
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Brankx listens to Cumarunda's words and nods. "Ye be right there girlie....together we can do much."

The dwarf followed Fenris, with a hint of consern. The elf seemed focused and a little more surly than normal. Sure, he and the elf had difference of opinions, but they still worked as a team pretty well.

He spoke as they walked. Aa"Keep an eye out fer the water Fenris....those bastard water demons could sneak up on ye, as well as the mage...but try not ter kill him, we gotta talk to him first."
Dungeon Master
 GM, 404 posts
Mon 29 Jun 2020
at 01:14
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The group keeps moving down the passageway and it comes into a small opening. Its circular and can fit the group almost looking like a sewertunnel but in better shape. As Fenris and the others get to the other side, they see a grate with a gate that's closed and inside the gate are three pipes leading down and stopping about four feet from the ground. Three circular levers are near them. To the right is another sewertunnel opening and to the left it looks like a magical door thats sealed shut but they can see through it barely.
Ballast
 Fighter, 173 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 06:52
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Ballast gives a metallic shrug.  "One open way, three closed.  The obvious way first, the levered way, or the magical way?  I'd vote for the obvious way, unless someone has a hint that another way is more useful for our quest."
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 239 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Thu 2 Jul 2020
at 07:11
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
the dwarf stopped looking at Fenris. "Anyway is as good as any at this moment. Fenris has led the way, unless he thinks otherwise, let him lead."

He turned and muttered under his breath. "Like we could stop him!"
Fenris
 Barbarian, 46 posts
 HP 74/54, AC: 15/17 Rage
 F: +7, R: +3 (+5), W: +1
Sat 4 Jul 2020
at 17:24
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The barbarian kneels down and looks at all the directions. He puts a hand to the ground for a moment and looks around again. Fenris stands up, grunting and goes over to the gated closed door. He tries to open it with a sharp tug but can't.
Dungeon Master
 GM, 408 posts
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 16:00
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
A cold breeze comes from the other sewer type area and the sound of water becomes more apparent.
Cumarinda Imbrex
 Cleric, 212 posts
 HP 62/62, AC:18
 F: +7, R: +3, W: +8
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 20:27
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The young cleric looks thoughtful for a moment then says, "Brankx and Ballast, could either of you open this gated door? If not, then I guess we'll have to take the way that is clearly open to us."
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 240 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Sun 5 Jul 2020
at 21:04
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The dwarf looks at the girl with a shrug. "There is a spell that could open th' lock, but i know it not. Sorry girlie...I'll not be much help fer ya."
Ballast
 Fighter, 174 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 06:51
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Ballast nods and bends to examine the door.  Sheathing his sword for the moment, he grasps the door in one large hand and pulls, the first time his grip slipping, the second time much more firmly to see if he can dislodge the grate.

OOC: 01:50, Today: Ballast rolled 8 using 1d20+7.
01:50, Today: Ballast rolled 21 using 1d20+7.  Str check.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 410 posts
Tue 7 Jul 2020
at 11:41
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The barbarian and the fighter seem to be unabled to open the door even together. Perhaps its welded to the ground or some other area but that is quite a bit of strength to go against. Fenris grunts and looks at the magic gate then towards the other sewer area. He grabs his sword, drawing it and motions for the others to follow.
Ballast
 Fighter, 175 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Wed 8 Jul 2020
at 02:27
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Ballast nods, hoping they will find a better way to get into the grates eventually.  He's certain that with his adamantine plating and a certain amount of time he could bash his way in, but that was certainly far more noise than was necessary in a place that had possible enemies.  And if the mage lived in these caves, he might not appreciate Ballast doing a remodel of his sewer system.

With only way way open to them, Ballast followed Fenris, sword drawn, torch wedged at the top of his pack for light.
Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 241 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Thu 9 Jul 2020
at 11:51
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Brankx watched as both fenris and ballast coukd not open the gate and narrowed his eyes. He suspected the area magically warded, and if it was, then the mage was here.

"Hold fer a moment ye two...i want ter check something."

Brankx then mutters in his dwarven language in hopes that he can find something out.

<OOC: casts detect magic on the magical grate in hopes of learning something that can open it>

He looks at the valves. "I believe these valves may open th' door. should we try first?"

This message was last edited by the player at 22:38, Thu 09 July.

Dungeon Master
 GM, 412 posts
Fri 10 Jul 2020
at 11:49
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
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Ballast
 Fighter, 176 posts
 HP 49/49, AC: 22
 F: +6, R: +3, W: +3
Sat 11 Jul 2020
at 09:59
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Ballast nodded.  "Go ahead.  We were going to try the path of least resistance first, but if we can get through elsewhere, that is fine too.  We are all equally uncertain what is in here."

This message was last edited by the player at 14:16, Sat 11 July.

Brankx Onyxshield
 Wizard, 243 posts
 HP 8/14 AC 11
 F: +4, R: +2, W: +4
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 02:21
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
Brankx looks at the gate, his brow furrowed as he walks up. Even though both ballast and fenris tried the gate, the dwarf walked up and shook the gate.

The dwarf stood there, staring at tbe valves with a glare, when a smile came to his face.

Placing his staff beside him against the wall, the dwarf clapped his hands and rubbed them. "Longbshot...but let's see if this works." he muttered.

Closing his eyes, he chanted some small phrase in dwarfish, a slight shimmering appearing on the other side of the gate.

"Damn me." he said as he went to work.

<OOC: casts mage hand on the other side of the gate and will manipulate the valves

Hope this works!>

Dungeon Master
 GM, 415 posts
Tue 14 Jul 2020
at 11:35
Re: (IC) Old Cannith Ruins
The mage hand goes to move the lever but it cannot no matter how much the dwarf tries. Even with a different angle, it doesn't budge. He tries to move all of them one by one but gets the same thing.

The barbarian waits for a moment, watching the dwarf try with the magic. He glances at the cleric, eyes narrowing but then looks back at Brankx.