East (directly away from the river is the earthen slope (where Balter has commented is a death trap.. danger of landslide)
North (upriver) is the rocky climb - along a stretch of whitewater rapids on the Shrike river. This is the direction the boot tracks are heading.
South (downriver and toward the bandits' watchtower) is relatively level ground less foliage, standing boulders, and small groupings of trees. This is the direction in which you've spotted the collapsed stone structure.
The "bad smell" is coming from somewhere east, southeast, or southward.
It looks like you are going north.
Hello again, everyone! You might remember me, I used to play in this game semi-regularly before falling into a black hole and having adventures in a different universe. I'm planning to return to the game though as long as you haven't already written me out of the play. I see I have a very large number of posts to catch up on, so I may not have a new post up until tomorrow (we're putting up the Christmas tree tonight).
If there is any reason you do not desire this, please let me know here. Thank you for your patience.
Thank you so much for returning to us, Durielle! I was out a bit as well during the holidays but I was actually hoping to have a side-scene with Durielle that might give our characters something to talk about and perhaps a little more development. See you in game soon. :)
I'm really hoping this game isn't on its death bed. We haven't heard from anyone but DM Bloodgargler, Marisol, or Vlad in just shy of two weeks. We haven't heard from Hrafen since X-mas eve.
You folks still out there?
Indeed I am, just not really sure what to add. Looks like this is an action scene essentially. Durielle follows Marisol and Vlad's most times, so until you guys actually do something, she's kind of just standing there watching you guys talk about the trap. I can write that in a post if you would like of course.
Fair enough. Since it does not appear a single one of us has Disable Device (something that we should remedy - I can take a couple of ranks next level, should we make it that far), I guess the next step is to try to cut the cord, trigger the trap and get on with it then ;)