Thanks for letting us know about Trevor, Pixie.
It's been a great and awesome time playing with you All.
Seems this AP slowed us down for some reason but it certainly was not for lack of skill or creative talent of anyone in this game, IMHO.
I'd be thrilled should this game come back some time, but if not, I'll warm myself with the many fond memories of adventures shared here.
Thanks so much y'all! : )
Oh Sorry! Didn't realize Korian was up! For some reason didn't get a new message blip on the Campaigns page
Korian backs away from the vampire and calls up powerful magic, greatly speeding up his allies. He also pulls out a wand of scorching ray from his haversack.
Meanwhile tracking it's foe, the air elemental continues it's attack on the vampire nearest Korian
Haven't included the minuses for level drain...
Apoligies! Full weekend
The air elemental flies at one of the vampires (whichever is least accessible from the ground) and slams it's fists into the undead thing before veering out of reach into the room.
Slam Attack: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (5) + 8 = 13 AC17 HP15
Meanwhile Korian, seeing the true nature of the threat revealed, quickly prepares and casts a spell to protect the minds of himself and his companions
Casts: Protection from Evil, Communal. Duration approx 15 rounds each.
Korian gets Ovirid to boost him up and then checks out the small chamber himself.
Once inside he does his best to determine what the different objects might be.
Lots of K arcana and Spellcraft rolls. Feel free to use your home dice DM T and avoid all the posting.
As Ovirid explains his findings (the old Dwarf had a terrible, yet endearing, habit of mumbling to himself out loud while he worked) Korian speaks up "Hmmm, you know, perhaps that's not a trap at all, but a trigger for a secret door or the like. Shall I press it?"
If his offer is declined he assists Ovirid in examining the device further.
Aid Another traps: 1d20 + 7 ⇒ (15) + 7 = 22
As he works he says over his shoulder to Refina "You know, I can remove those staves from a distance, perhaps that might be safer?
Content to continue to allow the Druidess to lead them and trusting in his Dwarven friend's ability to sniff out a trap, Korian follows along.
To speed things up whenever necessary, until further notice, please consider Korian at present as following the druidess whenever she may go. (that he is able to follow her of course ; )
Not knowing for how long or how many more times they will have be in gaseous form, Korian begins to fill as many empty vessels as he has with more of the liquid, explaining his actions to the others and suggesting they do the same.
If none do, or once all are ready, he again quaffs a dose of the liquid and follows Sykala wherever she leads.
As does Korian. Before he does so though though he asks aloud [b]"I wonder, are we supposed to travel though these tubes in gaseous form, or somehow use the song to travel through them?
As an experiment he tries whistling the first tune near the tubes. If that doesn't work, he tries blowing on them until he can find the tubes that make the notes of the song.
Ignoring the man's question for now, Korian asks another "Well in that case, we might be considered allies, at least for the moment. As such, the more you can tell us about yourself, this place and your involvement with it, the better able we will be able to trust and work with our 'new ally'. So, what more can, or will, you tell us?"
"Sorry friend, no walking stick, but perhaps this can accomplish the same purpose" and pulling a crowbar ouit of his haversack, Korian proceeds to probe the ground ahead of them, making sure the illusion isn't coveing up some trap or other danger.
Yeah! Finally get to use my Mage Hand! : D
Really? Wow, wish I'd know that weeks ago and saved myself all the angst about having to re-work him (plus the few minutes of work it only actually took too ; )
Luckily I was at least bright enough to save a copy of the original character sheet. So restoring him (to his proper reduced state) is no problem.
Don't have the books but I'll look up the proper section.
D'oh! How big does this place seem to be?
At the sight of the woman, Korian gasps quietly and takes an involuntary step back. Growling at himself in anger at his own cowardice, he steps forward again. Immediately suspicious of the scene before them, Korian magically enhances his gaze to detect the traces of magic, and spends sometime scanning the room, particularly the woman. He also looks closely to see if it's anyone (deadly) that he recognizes.
He also quietly asks Jinx what he scents coming out of the room.
Do I need to do anything to try and disbelieve an illusion?
@Ovirid: Oh, right, the bumps are every 4 levels yes? Didn't take anything extra on the way up, just remembered when we got them wrong. So ok, he doesn't take the -1 to Int I guess then.
@Kevin: Is that right? Well that would be much easier. I was under the impression that being reserected made him lose two permanent levels. (unless Restored) Anyone know for sure?
Ok, FINALLY got around to leveling down Korian. Here are the changes made:
-1 Int (lvl 6 ability score bump)
Jinx needed some significant changes as well (and he's no longer celestial...not sure how that works out though, game-wise, as he is a celestial weasel, not a weasel who was made celestial) but I didn't bother to change his stats. If you need me too though, I will.
If I'm missing anything else, please let me know
Pausing a moment to load his crossbow and cast mage armor on himself with his wand, a much Korian prepares to enter through the doors after at the end of the procession.
If Light is needed, he casts it on whatever seems most appropriate.
No apologies necessary mate. But, it really shouldn't be too hard. I'm sure none of us need anything fancy. The spreadsheet on google docs seems to work pretty well for making maps that are easy to share. Or even something crudely drawn and scanned?
Sighing at the inevitability of all their deaths, the depleted young mage is nevertheless clearly not entirely unhappy with the fact that he will not have to die in this pyramid all by himself.
With a small smile at the corner of his mouth he pushes off from the wall and says "The only way I'm leaving this pyramid is with what we came here to get. So, if you're all as insane as I am, what are we waiting for?" as he motions to the door leading out of the room.
@Refina: Seems pretty clear that the infernal dude is counting down deaths. Wonder if Korian's still counts?
Hey Korian didn't depress everyone too much or anything did he??
I'm not saying that [I]I[/o] want to stop playing, just trying to RP how I honesdtly feel my poor your mage would be feeling about now. It seems pretty clear to him at this point that he's led his companions into a death trap and he truly doubts his ability to get them out safely again. Thus his proposal.
Sorry if my post put anyone in a difficult position??
Waking from his long sleep and seeming marginally improved, any slight cheer he may have had is evaporated by the Dwarf's recounting of his disturbing experience.
Leaning against the wall where he sits and closing his eyes, Korian sighs deeply, and is quiet a moment more before opening his eyes and saying in a defeated voice "Ovirid, my old friend, I am so sorry. I am so sorry to you all, for dragging you all into this hell pit of a cursed Orisian pyramid! I scarce even recall what our reason for coming here was. Whatever the reason was though, it obviously shant be accomplished with our deaths."
Sighing again, he stands and continues "This cursed pyramid has already killed me once, and left me half-alive, and I can't escape the feeling that it shall soon become my final resting place. I suppose there's worse places to be entombed than in the burial pryamid of the most fabled Pharaohs of one's country, is there? Ha. I shall continue on as far as I can, if for no other reason than to seek some small revenge on whatever malicious force is behind all that has happened to us. But I ask you, all of you, to leave me to it. For I would not have all of your deaths upon my conscience. All I ask of you is that you take Jinx with you when you leave" this last directed mostly at Sykala.
As his speech concludes the ferret in question begins chittering furiously at his forlorn master, but for his part, Korian seems to completely ignore the tiny furious predator.
More exhausted than he has ever been in his life, what with the many strange and harrowing things that have happened this day, Korian plops down and mutters "I am not going one step further."
Very soon after this he has arranged his sleeping pallet and is fast asleep. Jinx sits atop him, beady ever vigilant and bright.
Doing I happen to recall something about a full restoration once someone had got some sleep? Refina?? ; )