Floor 2: The Green City.   Posted by The Sentinel.Group: 0
The Sentinel
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Mon 23 Mar 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
The stairs seem to disappear behind the group as they climed onto a new for lack of a better word, world. The sky was neigh blue with a few fluffy clouds turning slowly in the sky the rolling hills gave way to small farmed land which surrounded a large city.

Make sure you are level 2, you can head to the city or try to find someone to talk to.
Tyksis
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Sun 5 Apr 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
The party cautiously enters the greenery of the hills, uncertainly looking around.  "Is everyone alright?"  Sol asks, more to ground himself than out of questioning.  "I'm able to keep going," Sierra replies.  "We're fine," says Tyksis, prompting a worried glance from the woods guide.

"It would be well to gather some information before we approach such a place.  There are a lot of sleeping people nearby."  The young arcanist's juxtaposition of a good idea with nonsensical reasoning causes even Sol to harden his jaw and avoid Sierra's eyes.  No one contest the idea though, and they keep their eyes open for a native as they proceed.
The Sentinel
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Tue 7 Jul 2020
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With a loud crack the realm shifts and suddenly tykis finds himself alone, sole and the warrior drift from his mind, he actually can t seem to remember who he was with or why he was here. The angle is no were to be seen...
Tyksis
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Tue 7 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
Tyksis tenses up.  Stray thoughts darted through his mind, with little meaning to anchor them.  Core world or peripheral?  Alone?  How?  She always handled the...  The young man shakes his head, feeling of all things like someone lost in a vast palace that is completely empty apart from himself.  An eerie sensation.

For the moment, Tyksis deflects the discomfort of his internal world by focusing on the external.  He looks around, trying to make sense of his environment, seeking some understanding of what's going on, or why he might have come this way.

Perception 17.  18 if there's a trap.
12:14, Today: Tyksis rolled 17 using 1d20+6.  Perception.

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The Sentinel
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Fri 10 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
You see in front of you 3 pedestals one has a wooden staff one a metal rod and one a leather cat of 9 tails

You get the impression that you are meant to pick one
Tyksis
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Fri 10 Jul 2020
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  Tyksis grimaces as he sees the cat o'nine tails, and quickly moves on.  He pauses, cocking his head, awaiting...something.  However, nothing happens, and after a moment, he seizes the metal rod.  That feeling of emptiness and isolation remain, like the taste of blood after a poorly fought battle.
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Mon 13 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
The items vanish from tykis hands and he shakes his head as the angel appears over him concern in her eyes. Tykis is laying on in the middle of the road the dust of an approaching carriage off to the left and the walls of a great city to the right.
Tyksis
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Mon 13 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
Tyksis remains where he is for a moment, grounding himself.  "Disjointed perception, time loss...Probably peripheral.  Still, no sense taking chances."  After a moment, he gets up, dusting himself off and eyeing the carriage.  He waves at it, and then turns to approach the city.
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Tue 14 Jul 2020
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Hoo their that carrage driver shouts as his mules start to slowdown next to tykis, are you headed to the city the man askes, if so you may hop up next to me and get a free ride. Well it will only cost you a story...
Tyksis
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Tue 14 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
Tyksis gazes blankly into the distance a bit too long before snapping back to himself.  He smiles as he climbs aboard.  "Certainly.  I appreciate the assistance."  As he settled in, he asked the driver, perplexed, "What kind of story would you like?"
The Sentinel
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Wed 15 Jul 2020
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Well the story about how you ended up in the middle of the road for starts.
Tyksis
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Wed 15 Jul 2020
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Tyksis smiles ruefully.  "Well, there's unfortunately not much to say on that front.  I've been world-hopping.  Something must have gone wrong with the last one; I don't have a clear memory of it.  I was quite distraught to wake up here.  My Guide was missing for some time, but thankfully, she's returned," He says, gesturing to empty space at his right.

The fair-haired young man smiles.  "In any event, that's hardly a story worthy of trade.  Let's go back a bit further.  This took place in a peripheral world, so there's no need to worry about long-term effects."

"That world began much like this one; I awoke, with no memory of my past.  My first memory of that time was sitting in a chair, my arms restrained, my legs chained to a post buried in the floor.  My forehead rested on a desk in front of me, and I could see dried blood on the floor below, with spatter of fresher.  My guide was to the side, and she let me know that I had to watch out for echoes, even in this peripheral world.  After some time, I was able to raise my head and look around."

Tyksis' eyes take on a faraway look, as he sees what he had lived once before.  "As for myself, I was dressed in filthy canvas, wound in such as way as to prevent me from moving my arms.  For the building, a greater perspective showed that it was decrepit.  Not simply ancient and dirty, but actively falling apart.  The room was mostly intact, but the left wall was completely obliterated.  It appeared the floor we were in was far above the ground, because everything (such as it was) appeared tiny.  I say such as it was, because the landscape was barren and desolate.  Craggy bare stone dominated the view, with withered scrub brush interspersed only rarely.  The horizon was the color of an old bruise, a sickly yellow, and it seemed to me that those winds raged unrestrained."

Tyksis raises a hand, recalling details.  "Ah, I'm getting ahead of myself.  I said the place 'we' were, but it wasn't simply myself and the Angel.  Plenty of peripheral worlds are, you know.  But no.  There was another in the room.  Across the desk from me was a young woman.  Now, I don't think I'd ever met her before, but in that world, I understood not only her name - Ruby - but also that once we had been in love.  However, she didn't seem to recall me, or perhaps she was simply just acting as such.  If so, she was convincing."

"My time in that world was fragmented.  Each fragment bore similarities to others, like poorly-made mirrors reflecting one another into eternity.  I won't bore you with going into each and every iteration.  Instead, I will say that in every one, she tried to help me remember something important, or to think I did.  Such memory never came.  In every fragment, I attempted to bring to her mind memories of our past.  Such memories never came.
 And every reenactment, the room was a bit more weathered away, the stones smoothing, the floor retreating from the wall, the blood pooling.  Ruby didn't seem to notice any of it.
"

"Eventually, and perhaps thankfully, time ran out.  It had to.  The desk had long since fallen down through the chasm in the floor, which was increasingly unsteady as the iterations wore on.  The room was messily bisected by this progression of decay.  The closest point between my half of the room and Ruby's was about a foot wide, dropping down into indiscernible darkness.  The erosion of the room was progressing visibly now.  That gap was widening, and after only a minute or so, it was nearly doubled.  I understood that this was the last repetition.  As if in response to that thought, I saw the eroding gap had nearly reached my feet, and in doing so, the post that had prevented me from moving was gone, falling into the abyss."

"There was a lurch as the floor started to buckle.  My chair started to slide towards the gap.  I couldn't stop it, so I stood aside.  I gathered my depleted strength and tried to run towards the gap.  My muscles seemed withered and weak as if from years of disuse, and it was a struggle just to remain upright.  But I staggered towards the chasm and pushed off as hard as I could, barely reaching the other side.  Underneath my heels, I could feel empty air, full of only impending destruction.  Underneath my toes, the stone seemed hardly safer."

"Ruby had never responded to the gradual decay of the building, or the deathly appearance of the outside world, never one in all our iterations.  But she responded to this.  She backed away, horrified by my actions.  Whether confused over my ability to move from the desk, or simply in fear due to our closer proximity, she backed away, raising a hand as though to ward me away."

"Though my legs were free, my arms were still bound.  Behind me, I could hear the desk's scraping progress towards the abyss end, indication the fall.  From that moment to the end of the fragment, I never heard it hit the bottom.  I advanced out of necessity; the floor was still falling away steadily, and we were soon on a small island, with no means of escape.  Ruby, of course, had continued to back up as I moved forward, eventually hitting the wall behind her."

"Soon enough, our island had shrunk until there was hardly room for the two of us.  I was frozen there, unable to do anything to protect Ruby or myself.  A heartbeat passed, and I once again felt empty air underneath my heels.  Our time was nearly up.  In that moment, I did the only thing I could.  I leaned forward and kissed Ruby.  I didn't look to see if the moment sparked any recognition, though I surely hope it did."

Tyksis leans back, his gaze still lingering an unknowable distance away.  Telling the story seems to have taken something out of him, and he rests for a moment.

Diplomacy 13 to appear nonthreatening.  Tyksis doesn't understand others' fear of his understanding of the world, but he's had enough experience to know he needs to smile and avoid sudden movements.
16:10, Today: Tyksis rolled 13 using 1d20+6.  Diplomacy check.

The Sentinel
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Sat 18 Jul 2020
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the carrage driver looks a little startled," well that is some tall tale you got their, what are a traveling minstril or oratory bard?"
Tyksis
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Sat 18 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
The driver's question brings Tyksis back to this reality, for a while at least.  "No sir.  I'm an explorer.  As for the tale, sometimes I wind up places that I don't expect."  He pauses briefly.  "Like here!" he says with a smile.
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Sun 19 Jul 2020
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Ahh the man says the town cresting on the horizon, I was wondering what you bussiness was in Gladrasdaile. I will tell you it isn't the town for a simple visit, the king he is excentric and strict the tower bless his soul. The man pauses expecting tykis to say something in response.
Tyksis
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Sun 19 Jul 2020
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Tyksis misses a heartbeat, then understands.  Though the young seer is not familiar with this specific world, such benedictions shared traits between many worlds, and missing them could cause trouble.  He bows his head slightly.  "Tower bless his soul."  He pauses a moment, then asks, "Eccentric, how?"
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Mon 20 Jul 2020
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Oh you will see the old man chuckles.

The ride continues with a littler silence as tykis sees the town come up on the horizon. From where they are a line about 100 long are waiting to be let in to the gated and walled city. The expanse of the city is about one square mile. The stark white towers twinkled in the distance as the noonday sun was striking the tower.

The coach driver says well this is were you get off the single line is over their. With a nod tykis sees that their is a line of 20 long with guards waving people pass a group of men with hands out concentrating on each person as they move by.
Tyksis
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Mon 20 Jul 2020
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Floor 2: The Green City
"I appreciate the ride; walking can be a drag.  May your days to come be prosperous."  With that, Tyksis steps down from the cart and moves a few paces away.  He makes a show of stretching, and as he does so, invokes his mental energies.  His craft requires no flailing of limbs, no chanting or singing...But it does impact the material world.  For a brief flicker, the cart driver can see and hear the Angel.

She manifests immediately behind Tyksis, her hands on his shoulders.  The young man may think her beautiful, but few others share his opinion.  She stands, roughly a foot off the ground, and as an entity she seems to be about seven or eight feet tall.  Her fingers like syringes are buried in the meat of Tyksis' neck, drawing blood he can't see.  She speaks at him, some hissing, sussurant language, long dead, that even Tyksis doesn't seem to hear.  She is there and gone in a flash.

Tyksis turns to smile and wave at the driver before heading in the direction of the line. He keeps a close eye on those at the gate, who appear to be using supernatural detection abilities.

Casting Detect Psionics.  I'm assuming Tyksis is psionically focused since he had an entire cart ride to do that, and it just takes a concentration check.

Psionics don't have spoken or somatic components, but an entirely different set, usually only impacting people within 15 feet.  Detect Psionics has audio and visual components.  Description below, since it's unnecessarily complicated compared to Detect Magic, which is a 0 level spell, but that's psionics.

https://www.d20pfsrd.com/alter...s/d/detect-psionics/

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The Sentinel
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Wed 29 Jul 2020
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The long line is milling forward ad a slow pace about one every 1 minute. As you approach the front gate you can see the inside of the town, the long road is filled to about 70 percent capacity the people have an air of festivity with a feeling of forboading at the back of the palet. While approaching the line tykis is next.
Tyksis
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Sat 1 Aug 2020
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  Tyksis allows his psychic energies to dissipate well before reaching the front of the line.  Whatever these folks were seeking, he had no desire to get caught up in.  As he approaches, he raises a hand and nods to the guards in acknowledgement.  "My name is Tyksis.  It's my first time coming through here, so I'm not sure of the protocol..."
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Tue 4 Aug 2020
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The guard smiles at you. Ah come to see the hanging then. Well no bother. This town has one rule. No magic. We have laws and rules about and varing levels of ordinances but for a new comer that is the rule. If your looking for a place to stay I would recommend the alchemist cauldron it's about three blocks west from the center of town? With a smile he waves you through and waves forward the next person.


Ooc. You can perform a knowledge local cheak now, since this is new land the dc is 35, with each new area or info you will get a varing level of boost you current boost is +3
Tyksis
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Wed 5 Aug 2020
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Tyksis smiles and nods in confirmation.  "Thanks, sir.  Have a good day."  The fair-haired man starts following the instructions...west?  He eyes the sun warily.  The sun was usually pretty consistent, but was this a world where it rose in the east and set in the west?  Or something entirely different?  The Angel watched him, impassive and unanswering.

His lack of understanding of this world, and this city digs under his skin.  He keeps his eyes open for a quiet alley off the main street.  If he doesn't spot one, he heads towards what he believes west to be, following the path of the sun.

Knowledge Local: 10, but he'll retry it if he can find an empty area.
Survival to track the sun: 17

12:47, Today: Tyksis rolled 17 using 1d20+5.  Survival.
12:31, Today: Tyksis rolled 10 using 1d20+3.  Knowledge: Local.

The Sentinel
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Fri 14 Aug 2020
at 14:11
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As tykis meanders the town he begins to get a sense of the town. The main t
Roads all lead to a center point. He noticed that many people were walking to that point some with fire in their eye and some with solom expressions. The people began to gather at the center of town were erected in the center was a great metal box under witch a fire was being stoked. The town was muted in its bated breath almost an anticipation for something.
Tyksis
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Mon 7 Sep 2020
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Tyksis looks, and while his boundless optimism recalls worlds where towns didn't gather for torture, his realism tells him that is a very small proportion.  Finding a townsperson, he sidles up and asks, "I'm new in town.  What's going on?"