Sorry! I've been doing wedding planning bits all week.
Silas chuckles as the trapped cultists try to free themselves. "Idiots. Thanks for making our job so easy. Now, friends, who wants to chase after the one that left with me?
Karsielle smiles, "My lady smiles on us taking her holy revenge. Is there anything here of worth? We must be quick and follow the unholy one that got away. If there are others here, we must be prepared in case he has warned them. Can anyone make sure the door on the way out is safe for us to proceed?"
Perception 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (17) + 4 = 21 to find anything interesting/useful in the room
"Now our lady expects the job to be done properly, so we will let you out when it is done that way." "Artued" remarks to the new freezer cult. "Let us catch up to the other one, I would like to aquire some of the cultist robes so we may start hiding the rest of you among there own." With that "Artued" will take a look around with Lady Karsielle for any of those cultist robes and/or masks.
Perception:1d20 + 9 ⇒ (9) + 9 = 18
Sorry about the late response had to finish clearing out my old apartment and turn in the keys! Hope the wedding plans are going okay Silas, I know how hectic they can be.
Bloody and Karsielle search the room but do not see any cultist masks or robes. Most of what fills the room seem to be body parts and surgical tools. However, Karsielle looks under one of the tables and finds a small chest buried under some mundane items.
Suny comes over and looks at the chest with interest. Bloody pulls out his key ring and tries one of the keys that looks as though it may fit. As soon as he does so, BOOM!! an explosion of fire spews forth from the keyhole and scorches those next to the chest.
2d8 ⇒ (8, 4) = 12 Fire damage to Bloody and Suny. Reflex DC 15 for half.
"Eeek!" Suny squeals, even as she leaps, spins and other wise tries to get away from the gout of flame.
So...Suny takes half damage, for 6
The lanky, blond Elf quickly stripping off her burning clothing and getting clear of the conflagration as quickly as possible.
"Hot! Hot! Hot! HOT! HOT! HOT!" She exclaims
2nd Ref Save:1d20 + 10 ⇒ (7) + 10 = 17(TO get out of said burning clothes!)
Soon Suny is standing there,having quickly divested her clothing -but keeping hold of her scabbard and sword- only her bare brown self. Seeming content to stand and watch her crumpled pile of discarded clothes burn.
"Stoopid burnin', nasty fire..." She pouts quietly, holding her sword before herself as if it were some sort of talisman as if the flames would suddenly leap from the pile of cindered rags and attack her again.
Silas looks at the lock on the chest. Despite the small explosion, the lock still seems to be doing its job. Silas is unable to pick the lock, but the wood of the chest has sustained some damage and the structure is much weaker now.
Unless anyone else has disable device, the next best way to get into the chest would be to hit it with a blunt object. Kazmir detects faint necromancy magic from the chest.
The group decides to forget the chest for the time being and moves on to the next passageway. Silas has opened the door previously without affect, so whoever moves past the doorway sees a stone font filled with clear liquid (for some reason, not shown on the map). Dividing the room, rows of pillars climb towards high arched beams in the ceiling.
The floor is covered with an elaborate pattern of black and gray mosaics. Along the walls, massive frescos depict thousands of people engaging in bloody, cannibalistic orgies. The hallway extends past the field of vision. The room is unnervingly silent.
"Even with Calistra's help, I can't untangle the threads of magical energy in that aura. Unless you know Blood, I doubt we'll understand it and have to approach it with care." Kariselle looks around concerned that they are walking into something dark and dangerous. Karsielle returns into the lab they just left, picking up an empty pair of metal tongs and casts light upon the instrument. She returns to the darkened room and throws the tongs in the direction of the enchantment. "Let us at least see what we might be walking into."
Karsielle returns with some tongs and throws them down the hallway. The metal clangs loudly along the stone floor. The far end can now be seen, where a raised dais ends in a curved wall engraved floor to ceiling with flowing runes.
The light on the metal tongs lights up more of the hallway, which is shown on this updated Map.
So, I assume you are walking down the hallway? If so, what order are people in?
Suny, I double checked, and you don't need a Gmail account or to log in any kind of way to view the map. Try the link again and see if it works.
With the columns in the hallway there isn't enough room for two-wide. I'm assuming the order is what we have been using previously: Bloody, Silas, Mishael, Suny, then Karsielle.
As the group cautiously makes their way down the hallway. As they pass the first set of openings in the hallway they can see 10 feet deep alcove on either side, covered in more of the frescos showing people engaging in cannibalism. On the floor of each lay a puddle of dark dried blood.
About halfway down Bloody and then Silas begin to hear chaotic evil whispering in their heads, speaking some filth in an unknown dialect.
Bloody and Silas need to make Will saves (DC 20). This is an enchantment affect if either of you get any bonus for that type of save.