Dieter enters the room, stretching and yawning. "Good morning, everyone!" He takes a seat and rubs his eyes as he looks over the bounty on the table. "By the gods, I feel like I could eat horse after the last few days. Hooves and all!" He grabs a roll and liberally slathers it with butter. He covers his mouth to hide his chewing as he chats with the party. "Where to now?"
Dieter nods to Vladimir. "You have a point, Ser Ducheski, but I'm afraid that I do not entirely know what would happen if we were to try to destroy this wand. It could erupt in a conflagration of hellfire, or simply snap like a twig. I do not know. I believe a lead-lined chest would prevent any influence it may have over people nearby, and burying it ten feet underneath the compost pile would prevent any accidental discovery."
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I head over to Dieter, "So is this headband dangerous or is it safe for me to wear it?"
"Hmm? Oh, yes, it is quite safe."
He continues examining the wand and pondering what to do with it. "You know, if we were to secure a lead-lined box, we could simply bury it deep under Oleg's trading post. Perhaps 10 feet under the compost heap. I doubt anyone is going to dig up a pile of refuse."
Dieter comes up to the group, wrinkling his nose and holding the wand gingerly with a pair of tongs he found behind the cabin. "I had a chance to inspect this... thing again. It is an intelligent, cursed minor artifact. Very powerful and very dangerous. It has several powers, but ultimately is not controlled by the wielder. I suggest destroying it. If that is not possible, or too dangerous in itself, we can bury it in a lead-lined box."
"There is nothing remarkable about the spellbook itself. It has 15 arcane spells inscribed within." He hands the book to Hrafen. "Perhaps you will be able to put this to better use."
Taking the wand, he intently peers at it, 'feeling' it with his inner eye for its enchantment. "The wand seems to resist my examination. It incorporates several schools of magic much like a rod of wonder, but mostly evil and chaos rather than chaotic "primal" magic." He turns it over in his hands, knitting his eyebrows in concern. "The only persons who could use this are likely to be... antisocial. I suggest we destroy it. The wand it too chaotic in nature to be relied upon to change these goats back to whatever they were before. It may turn them inside-out, or replace their blood with acid, rather than restore their original form."
Will 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (7) + 7 = 14 Whew, just barely.
Dieter frowns upon grasping the wand, tensing his face and limbs for a moment as though lifting a heavy weight. He relaxes just as quickly, turning the wand over in his hands. "I felt a strong urge to... possess this wand upon touching it. It has some sort of compulsion triggered on physical contact. I have resisted it, so I will keep it for now to prevent it affecting anyone else before we have a chance to examine it." He wraps the wand in a bit of cloth and stows it in a vest pocket.
We don't have anything that could produce an identify effect, do we?
"Strike the head and the body shall fall... or some other applicable platitude." Dieter walks over to Vladimir and starts another healing spell. "Could someone check him for signs of life? I can stabilize him, if we would like to question him. Not that I want to, but if someone else would..."
Cure Light Wounds
Spellcraft 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (12) + 7 = 19
"He's raised a protective ward." Dieter follows behind Vladimir, keeping the warrior between himself and the eidolon. His hand crackles with tiny bolts of white lightning as he keeps a spell handy.
Move action to A11. Ready action to cast cure light wounds if Vladimir is hit.
Knowledge (nature) 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (7) + 11 = 18 Would Dieter know anything about Eidolons?
Dieter's eyes crackle with tiny white lightning bolts and his countenance grows hard. He raises his fist as though to strike the man physically, but holds it aloft as a violent susurrus of air surrounds his hand.
Ready an Action. Dieter will use Wind Blast on Mulky when he attempts to cast a spell or attack. Bullrush check 1d20 + 4 ⇒ (19) + 4 = 23.
Dieter shrugs. "Any number of creatures have sharp teeth. But yes, that fey dragon would be a possibility." He scans the nearby treeline, "We must be vigilant. Despite my affinity for the wilds, I have no love for the fey. They are fickle and spiteful and cruel. Come, let us continue."
Dieter narrows his eyebrows. "That's a fey creature in disguise. We don't know how many more may be in the area. I suggest we leave a pittance for the wretches and move on. If we are lucky, they will leave us alone." He turns to Vorik, "Something that sparkles would likely catch their attention."
Dieter raises an eyebrow as he stands. "It will take more than some fey tomfoolery to wound my pride, Ser Ducheski." Dieter stands with Jaestra's assistance and brushes himself off. He looks around and whispers to himself. "Where are you, you little..."
Knowledge (nature) 1d20 + 11 ⇒ (7) + 11 = 18 What do I know about them?