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DM Alexander Kilcoyne's Sargavan Saga

Game Master Alexander Kilcoyne

"What is this place? Puzzles in Azlant, more magic than you see in a year in Absalom. Wheels literally within wheels. Bound demons and wax golems? The expense must have been enormous. But why? To what end?"


Kingdom Rules | SRD Reference | Pyramid, Level 1 | Pyramid, Level 2 |

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Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4

Forgot the Knowledge (arcana) roll(s) again--not that I'm expecting there to be any auras to identify....

1d20 + 12 ⇒ (19) + 12 = 31

Your Humble Narrator

In this particular room, Ansha found no magical auras to inspect.

Female Human (Bonuwat) Cleric 4

No other doors in this room other than the one going back out into the corridor?

"There is, at least, nothing in this room which has tried to kill us yet," Tebati remarks. "A pleasant change."

Continue around the corner?

Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4

Ansha wanders over to the desk, looking it and the nearby bookcase over with a degree of trepidation probably out of place for a classroom--but then, who traps the barracks everyone sleeps in? "Very," Ansha replies to Tebati. "Let's hope it stays that way."

Perception: 1d20 + 6 ⇒ (17) + 6 = 23

Male Human Haunted Nature Oracle 4 (Ac 20 Cmd 20 Will+4 Ref+2 Fort+4)

Standing rear guard just outside the door.

"Anything in the desks?"

Other that traps I mean

Your Humble Narrator

Rifling through the desks did not trigger any traps; but they were all utterly cleaned out. Much like the barracks, the room seemed to be regularly cleaned; there was very little dust and the largest desk looked to be recently polished.

Continue on round?

Male Human (Mwangi - Bas'o tribe) Barbarian (Brutal Pugilist archetype) 4

"If we need a fire there is wood... otherwise there is nothing here."


Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4

"Nothing," Ansha replies to Jakob. She then nods at Qhude's observation as she starts toward the door and around the corner. "I wonder if the same magical servant that maintains the barracks maintains this classroom, too--notice that this room is still maintained. No traps and no magical auras though...."

Your Humble Narrator

Rounding the corner led to another long outer corridor. This time, there seemed to only be two doors; south-facing and spaced a fair distance apart. Statues and ever burning torches continued to line the walls.

Female Human (Bonuwat) Cleric 4

Have Kieran check the nearest before opening?

Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4


"Kieran, would you check that nearest door for any tripwires or latches or other triggers, please?" Ansha asks, sweeping this hallway with her divinations as well.

Knowledge (arcana): Detect Magic: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (3) + 12 = 15

Akirra watches with some interest as Kieran checks the door.

Male Half-Elf Fighter 2nd/Rogue 2nd

The half-elf nods with a smile and moves towards the nearest door. Admittedly there is a hint of caution in his movements before finally applying eye and hand to the task of checking for both traps and locks. Clearly the previous encounter with the large snakes left an impression.

Perception: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (17) + 10 = 27

Your Humble Narrator

Kieran does not find any traps and the door seems to be unlocked too.

Male Human (Mwangi - Bas'o tribe) Barbarian (Brutal Pugilist archetype) 4

With little to add Qhude follows in his given position guisarme in hand.

Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4

Ansha motions for Akirra and Kieran to lead the way with another exaggerated gesture. "Lead the way!"

Akirra opens the door.

Male Human Haunted Nature Oracle 4 (Ac 20 Cmd 20 Will+4 Ref+2 Fort+4)

Jakob divides his attention between the new room and keeping a weather eye out for anything coming up behind.

Your Humble Narrator

Throwing open the door revealed a statue-decorated, rectangular room. The ceilings matched almost every other roof you have seen in this ancient place; a little under 20 feet high; but in this case, the roof was smooth metal- like in the very first level of the structure. The room led through to a small corridor, which in turn seemed to lead to the next stairs leading down.

The floor of the chamber consisted of embossed iron. Set into the floor of the room, two tall metal poles, almost fifteen foot in length, pointed up at the ceiling, set evenly and perfectly spaced apart in the chamber. The only deviation from the symmetry of the room was the fact that the eastern edge of the room extended a little further than the west.

With the doors thrown open, an ancient contingency was triggered. A totally monotone voice emanated from the south side of the room, speaking in Azlant. It seemed to come from one of the statues on that side of the wall. These statues were depicted in greater detail than those in the corridors outside, and seemed to be more distinct and varied. Nevertheless, the theme of the statues remained unchanged, although there was clearly greater honor imparted to the individuals depicted.


If you are a true son or daughter of the Order of Arioch, or are accompanied by such, fully recite the 3rd Treatise of Arioch.

Knowledge Arcana DC17:

This is likely some kind of Magic Mouth spell. You correctly noted that the number of words used was exactly twenty-five; traditionally the maximum number that can be used in the glamour.

Map Update

Male Human Haunted Nature Oracle 4 (Ac 20 Cmd 20 Will+4 Ref+2 Fort+4)

"It wants at least one of us to fully recite the 3rd Treatise of Arioch."

"How is your speaking voice Akirra?"

Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4

Knowledge (arcana): 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (7) + 12 = 19

"For that matter, do you even remember the Third Treatise of Arioch, Akirra?" Ansha chimes in. "If not, perhaps we should leave this alone until we explore the rest of the floor. Surely there is a library here somewhere."

Female Human (Bonuwat) Cleric 4

Because every ancient arcane security system worth a darn hides the passphrase somewhere on the level before it's needed to advance.

Yeah, yeah, I know: It's a classic trope. Carry on. :P

Male Human (Mwangi - Bas'o tribe) Barbarian (Brutal Pugilist archetype) 4

Musing as he eyes the corridor and statues as he would a combatant Qhude adds "The school was stripped bare of all knowledge, I would be surprised if any books have been left. Kieran, can you ken it's workings?"

Akirra furrows his brow in concentration, trying to will the information to manifest itself within his memory. After a few moments he says deflatedly, I... ah... I don't think so.

Going to assume as Alex did not volunteer the info. :)

Where to next then? Deal with the plant creatures?

Your Humble Narrator

Its probably not completely apparent on the map but you have another option. The corridor does extend east and then south once more; likely completing the square outer corridor that seems to encircle the rooms on this level. That is not encouragement though. Do whatever you want :).

Male Human Haunted Nature Oracle 4 (Ac 20 Cmd 20 Will+4 Ref+2 Fort+4)
Akirra wrote:
Where to next then? Deal with the plant creatures?

"We have a makeshift library in the camp, but we are trapped on this level by a wall of force.....A wall of force that we can see through!"

"I may have a solution... If we return to the entrance we can get the attention of one of the expedition staff. They can check the records we have and with any luck tell us what we need to say.
Getting their attention through the force wall might be difficult but I expect we can find a way."

Jakob looks expectantly at the group.

"Worth a try?"

Your Humble Narrator

You haven't discovered a full library in the structure itself yet. I said there was one below you in OOC, sorry for confusing things. Plus I was probably lying ;). But the camp itself does have some books, particularly ones you requisitioned in your research.

Male Human Haunted Nature Oracle 4 (Ac 20 Cmd 20 Will+4 Ref+2 Fort+4)
DM Alexander Kilcoyne wrote:
You haven't discovered a full library in the structure itself yet. I said there was one below you in OOC, sorry for confusing things. Plus I was probably lying ;). But the camp itself does have some books, particularly ones you requisitioned in your research.

Doh' I just assumed I had forgotten it. Teach me to trust the GM. :7)

Still the makeshift library in camp might have the data.

Female Elf Wizard (Manipulator) 4

Ansha points down the hall toward the east. "Let's circle around that way before we go bother the folks upstairs, mm?"

Female Human (Bonuwat) Cleric 4

Tebati agrees with the elf.

Fine with me.

Akirra casts a sidelong glance at the metal clad room. I fear that room is far deadlier than it appears. I don't think we would be dealing with summons. Something far more lethal I suspect.

Knowing the power the Order had at its disposal, Akirra is relieved to avoid the room for the time being. He would prefer to research the 3rd Treatise and avoid triggering whatever surprise the room held for trespassers. The realization that that now included himself made Akirra even more uncomfortable.

Male Half-Elf Fighter 2nd/Rogue 2nd

"Oh, good. Because summoned constructs and beasts with a fondness for really tight hugs were becoming oh so very tedious," Kieran remarks perhaps a bit too drily as he leads the way down the corridor, keeping his eyes open for any traps and other assorted surprises along the way.

Perception: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (13) + 10 = 23

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