Wren will pick up the scarf. "This doesn't look like it belongs, is what I was getting at. It's not dusty and drab like everyhing else in this place, but yes, let's move on."
Feeling a bit awkward, "Oh. Well, um, I knew that. I knew that is what you meant. And that is what I meant too. You see? We both meant the same thing! How funny is that? HaHaHaHaHa! Funny. You see? Me, you, talking about a laughing scarf. That is quite... quite funny, yes," he clears his throat, "Why are we still talking about a scarf?!" He quickly turns his attention to Eponine, "Miss Eponine, lead on!"
Wren collects the scarf noting its beauty and apparent value. Eponine checks then opens the northern door out of the library. In the next room a mahogany table surrounded by chairs sits in the center. Twin fireplaces loom to the west, while to the east, stained-glass windows obscure what could have been a breathtaking view of the Lost Coast. Each window depicts a monster rising out of smoke pouring from a seven-sided box. From north to south are depicted a gnarled tree with an enraged face, an immense hook-beaked bird with sky-blue and gold plumage, a winged centaurlike creature with a lion's lower body and a snarling woman's upper torso, and a deep blue squidlike creature with evil red eyes.
Roll W: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (6) + 4 = 10Roll N: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (4) + 5 = 9
Roll E: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (5) + 12 = 17 Roll V: 1d20 + 10 ⇒ (14) + 10 = 24
Roll W: 1d20 + 2 ⇒ (14) + 2 = 16Roll N: 1d20 + 1 ⇒ (6) + 1 = 7
Roll E: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (6) + 5 = 11 Roll V: 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (3) + 4 = 7
Wren enters the room and stands below the windows clasping the red scarf in her hands. Yuri and Eponine follow to study the images in the stained glass. Victor steps inside the room, notices the scarf start to moves as if on its own. Before he can say anything, it suddenly pulls itself free of Wren's hands and streaks through the air and wraps around Nuri's throat.
Surprise Round: Wren, Eponine, ???, Victor, Nuri
Victor is the only one who can take an action this round. Nuri please make a WILL Save DC: 16
Victor's eyes go wide as the scarf attacks Nuri. "NO!" he yells as he moves to grab it and pull it free.
Will try and grab the scarf. I figured shooting it probably wasn't a good idea. ;)
CMB(Grappling(I guess)): 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (2) + 9 = 11 Ugh. Shock and surprise.
I'm also not sure how far Nuri is from Victor, so, if I have to move to get to her, I'm guessing since it's the surprise round all I can do is move. Which would work out well considering my crappy roll.
When the surprise wears off, Eponine lurches forward. She doesn't flinch when Wren's magic missile arcs past her and ahead of her. When she reaches Nuri, she joins Victor's efforts to pull the scarf away.
Prescience 1d20 ⇒ 20
Grapple 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (1) + 3 = 4
Edit: Let's just substitute that prescience roll for the grapple roll, shall we?
Victor moves deeper into the room, pushing past Eponine to get closer to Nuri.
Nuri FOR Save DC=16: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (12) + 8 = 20 Nonlethal damage: 3d6 ⇒ (4, 1, 1) = 6
Round 1: Wren, Eponine, ???, Victor, Nuri
Wren blasts the red fabric unerringly, yet the scarf remains tight on Nuri's throat. Apennine grabs hold of the scarf and feels it tugging in her grasp. Eponine and Nuri have the grappled condition
WILL Save: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (11) + 12 = 23 FOR Save: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (19) + 8 = 27 Nonlethal Damage: 3d6 ⇒ (6, 4, 2) = 12
The ghostly image of your former lover remains glaring in your face, you start to feel stiff with fear but once again shake your mind free of the unnatural presensece. It seems as if your mind is trying to be someone else. You struggle to breathe as the scarf continues to constrict at your throat. That is a total of 18 nonlethal damage because you saved in both rounds. I went ahead and rolled these saves to save time. Going forward for this event please make a WILL and a FOR save at the end of your action to take place during the ??? Int on the following round. You are free to act this round.
Victor and Nuri are up
Completely confused at what's happening, "How is a scarf so murderous by itself?! Miss Wren! What kind of demon magic is this?!?! I do not think we are going to be able to remove it from Nuri's neck, but, I will try anyway!" He then grabs for the scarf, wondering if he is right.
Grabbing for the scarf. Man this is freaky. A scarf? Seriously? We can't even beat a scarf? What if the scarf TPK's us by choking us all to death? How pathetic would that be? :P
Grapple: 1d20 + 9 ⇒ (14) + 9 = 23
Victor joins Eponine in attempting to remove the strangling scarf from Nuri's throat. A moment after he gets a grip on it, Nuri, fighting for air, twits and turns and breaks free of both of them. Removes Grapple condition from all three. However the scarf remains tight around her with an unearthly grip despite her yanking and pulling.
Round 2: Wren, Eponine, ???, Victor, Nuri
Can Eponine tell if the scarf seems to be animated (moving like a snake that is constricting) or if it seems to be manipulated (held by someone invisible). If it is someone invisible, I'd expect the ends to be pulling away from Nuri, perhaps bunched up in a section where an invisible hand or force is crimped down on it.
Perception Check: 1d20 + 12 ⇒ (19) + 12 = 31
Oddly it seems like the scarf is being pulled by someone or some thing that is invisible, yet your acute vision notes not in the way you would expect if a tangible person or creature was there. It moves with an unworldly grace pulling away form her neck and tight there, but the tightly gathered ends of cloth you would expect are instead loose and flowing.