Into the North - Almanac Adventuring -
Matt, Garnished Game Designer
Current Day: Day 6
Current Hex: C9
You're all in C9 so should I start with exploring D8 then, and then continue based off your decisions? You seem to be exploring back up the fjord from what I gather.
I apologize for the slow posting, it's been one hell of a crazy month. If there ever was a time where I would have to actually drop a game I would inform you all. I just have some days where I can't free myself up. I'm currently at work so I'll have to update tomorrow. Again, I apologize for the lack of posting.
Thanks for keeping us informed, I know how it can get. As long as we can plug along in some fashion I am happy.
You head back into D8, the day spent exploring it.
After wandering around the small hills and fields, you spot a pair of bears lumbering out of the forest. They haven't noticed you yet however.
Gustav hunches down, trying to remain inconspicuous and keeping his mule quiet.
Dorian does the same. "No need to fight them if they move on."
The bears are avoided without much need for hiding. As you stay crouched down though, you are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of pale white-blue fur amid the trees. It was only for a moment, but you felt a wave of enormous strength emanating from it.
Trelck cocks a head at the others, I'm not one for trouble we don't need but we are here to explore, yes? Seems to me we should follow that creature and see what it is?
"Didn't the Chieftain mention a bear god back in the village? Seems dangerous to me," Dorian comments.
Aye but that is what I am sayin, would it be better to seek the thing out carefully then get ambushed by a bear god? I'm not interested in sinkin my ax in it...well...not unless it seems like the best choice. The dwarf scratches idly at his beard. If you want to move on then we can move on, I was only sayin.
"Bear god, huh? Now that sounds interesting! Not desperate to get eaten, but yeah, I like the sound of getting a closer look. I'm with you, Trelck!"
"If you insist," Dorian relents. He goes with the others to follow the bear, urging them to keep a wide distance between them should flight become necessary.
Male Human Inquisitor 1
Bear god? And you guys want to go after it? Sure why not. What's the worst that could happen?
What's the worst indeed. Do you head directly into the forest to try and follow it? If yes, a Survival roll will do fine.
Survival: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (11) + 5 = 16
Trelck will look around for more signs of the creature and attempt to guide the group.
Survival: 1d20 + 8 ⇒ (17) + 8 = 25
Both Trelck and Gustav easily find bear tracks within the woods. As you delve into the trees, you suddenly realize that the sounds are slowly becoming muted the more you advance.
Soon, everything becomes silent.
And then in front of you lies a large cave opening into the side of small wooden knoll.
Gustav tries to peer inside the cave opening and listen for any sounds coming from inside.
Perception: 1d20 + 3 ⇒ (8) + 3 = 11
You can't make out any sound... the strange silence seems even more pervasive here.
I attempt to Will power into the end of my longspear to create a point of light, then invite one of the tougher members of our party to consider going first.
Trelck pulls his ax and shield and takes a step in front of Gustav looking at the others if they want to follow.
The entrance to the cave is empty from what you can tell. The cavern floor is bare and devoid of any usual signs of habitation.
Areas not in the spear's light seem to have a faint bluish glow, same as the bear like creature you spotted briefly.
Gustav casts detect magic, then uses his understanding of auras to see if he can puzzle out what might cause this glow.
Spellcraft: 1d20 + 5 ⇒ (20) + 5 = 25
The glow seems to function like a residual light spell. Something seems to be leaving them behind.
The cave continues in, but turns a tight corner.
Gustav ties his mule to the nearest tree, and follows Trelck in to peer around the corner of the cave.
Dorian follows the others, with a loaded sling in one hand.
Trelck takes the casting and tying up of the mule as a sign to move on, gear firmly in hand the dwarf moves forward to reveal what else may come...
I'm around but was gone for a week...sorta looks like lights out to me...
Yeah, I'm gonna go ahead and just withdraw from this. Not enough activity to keep me involved.
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