Three Faces of Evil: Finale

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Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Mon May 14, 2018 9:37 am

Lola provides some healing [everyone healed 20 hp], then the party conducts a thorough search of the Faceless One's body, his minons' corpses, and the areas through which the battle raged. Here's what they find:

On the Faceless One:
  • A rod (which you will clearly suspect is magical, based on how he used it)
  • A potion
  • An ordinary dagger
  • 48 gp
On the Acolytes:
  • A variety of potions (2 of one kind, 2 of another kind, 2 of yet another kind, and 4 of a fourth kind)
  • Some scrolls (2 of one kind, 4 of another)
  • Four more ordinary daggers
  • 192 gp
In the storage chamber (Area 1 on the map):
  • The missing cart in which you had stored all your loot (see here)
  • A variety of food, water, and other mundane items, all in crates marked with the symbol of your employer, Balabar Smenk
Upon the altar in the Inner Sanctum (Area 2):
  • Two golden goblets (100 gp each)
  • A bronze sacrificial dagger set with blood red rubies (400 gp)
In the Bedroom (Area 3):
  • Four spellbooks
In the Laboratory (Area 4):
  • Enough beakers, tubes, and other glassware to constitute an alchemist's toolkit
  • Two vials of acid
  • Three vials of alchemist's fire
  • A vial of very unusual ink
  • A very nice cloak
  • A very nice heavy steel shield
  • A spellbook
  • 6 garnets (50 gp each)
  • 200 gp
  • A book that is clearly the key to decipher some kind of code
  • A very ancient book with a six-armed monster on the cover (see picture below), written in a language unfamiliar to any of you
This very thorough search takes about 6 minutes, during which you hear no more ominous noises, although you have a suspicion that the DM is keeping track of time for a reason...

ACTIVE EFFECTS
Status:

1. Marcus Tilsworth: heavy mace in hand, 1 elemental ray left, 4 alchemists fire left, 84 bolts left, Mage armor 293.1 min left, light 43.4 min left, 6 hp, 3 WIS damage, temporary -4 to INT, WIS, and CHA

2. Lola: loaded heavy crossbow readied, wand of CLW 2 charges left, 1 channel energy left, 76 bolts left, 15 hp damage

3. Worrel: longsword and shield readied, 42 arrows left, Smite Evil 0 left, Lay on Hands 0 left 28 hp damage

4. Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: uncharged mind blade longsword and sun rod readied, 23 bolts left, 23 hp damage

5. Evan Prost: loaded slingstaff readied, 3 regular bullets left, 40 crossbow bolts left, sunrod in boot, Elixir of Vision 53.5 min left

6. Texudus TreeBender: longbow readied, 16 arrows left 20 hp damage
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by Duniagdra » Mon May 14, 2018 11:08 am

What should we do? From that sound I don't think here is a good place to rest and if from his words, Marcus points to the body of the Faceless One, and that noise we heard. I'm thinking we may not have the luxury to rest. I would love to take time to renew my spells and recover from this battle. I can also take the time to detect and identify everything that might be magical.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Mon May 14, 2018 4:22 pm

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If Marcus wants to try identifying any magic items, it will take 3 rounds initially to figure out what's magic, then 3 more rounds per item.

The scrolls would just take one casting of read magic.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by Duniagdra » Tue May 15, 2018 8:51 pm

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then Marcus will do this.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by JPetherick » Tue May 15, 2018 9:41 pm

Worrel will mutter a prayer to Mitra for guidance, then turn his gaze upon the collected items.

Mitra has granted me the ability to detect evil, so I shall.

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Detect Evil

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by CGM3 » Wed May 16, 2018 6:35 pm

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Does the potion retrieved from the Faceless One match any of those from the acolytes in appearance? Those are likely healing draughts, I should think.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Thu May 17, 2018 10:06 am

Worrel does not detect evil on any of the objects. Marcus casts read magic (for the scrolls) and detect magic (for everything else) and studies the loot. His results are hindered a little by the effects of the Faceless One's idiocy spell, but he is still able to produce some useful information (and he can try again once the spell wears off, but that will be a little while yet):

Identified magic items:
  • 1x potion of cure light wounds
  • 2x potions of protection from arrows
  • 2x potions of shield of faith (+3)
  • 2x scrolls of scorching ray
  • 4x scrolls of web
  • Cloak of resistance +2
  • Magical ink that makes writing invisible until read magic is cast upon it (I wonder if you found anything earlier in your adventures that might have been written with this?)
Unidentified magic items:
  • A rod (strong aura of no particular school)
  • 2x potions (faint transmutation)
  • 4x potions (moderate transmutation)
  • A magical heavy steel shield (moderate abjuration and moderate evocation)
  • A very ancient book with a six-armed monster on the cover, written in a language unfamiliar to any of you (strong divination, abjuration, and conjuration: calling)
Non-magical items:
  • 5x daggers
  • 440 gp
  • The missing cart in which you had stored all your loot (and the loot's still there, some of it magical, see here)
  • A variety of food, water, and other mundane items, all in crates marked with the symbol of your employer, Balabar Smenk
  • Two golden goblets (100 gp each)
  • A bronze sacrificial dagger set with blood red rubies (400 gp)
  • Five spellbooks
  • Enough beakers, tubes, and other glassware to constitute an alchemist's toolkit
  • Two vials of acid
  • Three vials of alchemist's fire
  • 6 garnets (50 gp each)
  • A book that is clearly the key to decipher some kind of code
This examination takes just a little more than 4 minutes. Still no more ominous sounds, but obviously the DM's still keeping track...

ACTIVE EFFECTS
Status:

1. Marcus Tilsworth: heavy mace in hand, 1 elemental ray left, 4 alchemists fire left, 84 bolts left, Mage armor 288.9 min left, light 39.2 min left, 6 hp, 3 WIS damage, temporary -4 to INT, WIS, and CHA

2. Lola: loaded heavy crossbow readied, wand of CLW 2 charges left, 1 channel energy left, 76 bolts left, 15 hp damage

3. Worrel: longsword and shield readied, 42 arrows left, Smite Evil 0 left, Lay on Hands 0 left 28 hp damage

4. Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: uncharged mind blade longsword and sun rod readied, 23 bolts left, 23 hp damage

5. Evan Prost: loaded slingstaff readied, 3 regular bullets left, 40 crossbow bolts left, sunrod in boot, Elixir of Vision 49.3 min left

6. Texudus TreeBender: longbow readied, 16 arrows left 20 hp damage
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by smeltdm » Thu May 17, 2018 11:38 am

Prost finds his way back to the group, asking What did I miss? and sorry about my absence, seems that I wasn't quite as careful as I should of been.
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moves to 0514...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by JPetherick » Thu May 17, 2018 9:56 pm

Worrel greets Prost. A lot of things happened. Mainly, beating what might have been the leader of these cultists.

Worrel then moves and looks at the collected material and the cart, trying to determine how much more material can be piled on before it becomes overloaded. He then start loading the new loot, starting with the heavy items.

Not sure if we can get these crates on, but we should tell Master Smenk.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Sat May 19, 2018 8:54 am

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The supply crates won't fit on the cart, but the rest of the stuff you found will. But does anyone want to claim any of it first?

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by CGM3 » Sat May 19, 2018 12:32 pm

Cyrius will use the magic shield and take one of the alchemist's fire vials.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by Duniagdra » Tue May 22, 2018 6:11 pm

Marcus retrieves the blank magical scrolls from his pack and casts read magic on them.

He'll also claim the scrolls, Vanishing Ink, ancient book, and rod.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by JPetherick » Tue May 22, 2018 9:05 pm

If no one else wants it, I would take the cloak, says Worrel. We can share out the rest.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by CGM3 » Tue May 22, 2018 9:51 pm

Perhaps we should rest in the quarters of our late foes, Cyrius suggests. There only seem to be three ways in, and at least two of 'em are hidden. Maybe we can bar or barricade them.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by Duniagdra » Tue May 22, 2018 10:12 pm

if that's what seems best... it would be the best spot. Easier to defend and exits in emergency.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by JPetherick » Wed May 23, 2018 5:26 am

True. And I have already checked for lingering traces of evil and did not find any, so it should be safe to remain here. Unless we hear more rumbling, or whatever it was. That would be reason to leave these tunnels, states Worrel.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by kabkal » Wed May 23, 2018 6:37 am

Lola agrees with the plan. She is willing to take a watch, after some resting.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Thu May 24, 2018 9:24 am

Several of the party grab items from the pile (indicated below). The rest of the valuables get piled in the wagon for eventual distribution or sale.

While the group discusses resting, Marcus casts Read Magic upon the blank scrolls he's been carrying all this time. Symbols appear on the page, but they appear to be some kind of code. Remembering the code book they just found, Marcus sets to work decoding. This process takes about five minutes, but soon enough he manages to translate an ominous message:
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As Marcus shows the decoded information to his friends, a loud roar and crash echoes through the labyrinth, seeming to come from the Dark Cathedral through which you entered this place. It seems, perhaps, time has run out?

Identified magic items:
  • 1x potion of cure light wounds
  • 2x potions of protection from arrows
  • 2x potions of shield of faith (+3)
  • 2x scrolls of scorching ray {Marcus}
  • 4x scrolls of web {Marcus}
  • Cloak of resistance +2 {Worrel}
  • Magical ink that makes writing invisible until read magic is cast upon it {Marcus}
Unidentified magic items:
  • A rod (strong aura of no particular school) {Marcus}
  • 2x potions (faint transmutation)
  • 4x potions (moderate transmutation)
  • A magical heavy steel shield (moderate abjuration and moderate evocation) {Cyrius}
  • A very ancient book with a six-armed monster on the cover, written in a language unfamiliar to any of you (strong divination, abjuration, and conjuration: calling) {Marcus}
Non-magical items:
  • 5x daggers
  • 440 gp
  • The missing cart in which you had stored all your loot (and the loot's still there, some of it magical, see here)
  • A variety of food, water, and other mundane items, all in crates marked with the symbol of your employer, Balabar Smenk
  • Two golden goblets (100 gp each)
  • A bronze sacrificial dagger set with blood red rubies (400 gp)
  • Five spellbooks
  • Enough beakers, tubes, and other glassware to constitute an alchemist's toolkit
  • Two vials of acid
  • Three vials of alchemist's fire {one to Cyrius}
  • 6 garnets (50 gp each)
  • A book that is clearly the key to decipher some kind of code
ACTIVE EFFECTS
Status:

1. Marcus Tilsworth: heavy mace in hand, 1 elemental ray left, 4 alchemists fire left, 84 bolts left, Mage armor 283.9 min left, light 34.2 min left, 6 hp, 3 WIS damage, temporary -4 to INT, WIS, and CHA

2. Lola: loaded heavy crossbow readied, wand of CLW 2 charges left, 1 channel energy left, 76 bolts left, 15 hp damage

3. Worrel: longsword and shield readied, 42 arrows left, Smite Evil 0 left, Lay on Hands 0 left 28 hp damage

4. Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: uncharged mind blade longsword and sun rod readied, 23 bolts left, 23 hp damage

5. Evan Prost: loaded slingstaff readied, 3 regular bullets left, 40 crossbow bolts left, sunrod in boot, Elixir of Vision 44.3 min left

6. Texudus TreeBender: longbow readied, 16 arrows left 20 hp damage
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Thu May 24, 2018 9:28 am

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I didn't notice at first that I was showing Microsoft Word's autocorrect underlining in my picture of that scroll, but I kind of like the emphasis it adds, so I'll keep it.

Let me know if the font is too hard to read. I can cut and paste the text into the thread.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by Duniagdra » Fri May 25, 2018 10:28 am

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Looks good on my machine.

 

Seems we have no choice. My spells are low. I think we confront this new foe head on. for what it says, he's not all he could be yet. Just a shadow of his true self.
Marcus prepares to leave the chamber once all are ready. He'll take position third in line.
Might be best for our fighters to lead? Use up whats left of the healing potions so we are at full strength. Those who need most healing go first.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by smeltdm » Fri May 25, 2018 1:16 pm

Prost will take the remaining alchemist fire, Two vials of acid, and are the 5x daggers appropriate size for Prost to throw, if so he will take them too ...
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by JPetherick » Fri May 25, 2018 10:01 pm

I have a weaker cloak that someone else can use, states Worrel. If we are to do this now, I agree with using the healing potions.
Can I also use the potions that provide protection?


Worrel will pick up one of the Potions of Shield of Faith.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by kabkal » Sat May 26, 2018 7:07 am

Lola hates to agree, but agrees we need to go get what ever is happening out there.
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If my sheet and notes are correct I still have all my 1st level spells left...

 

After the 2 CLW potions are used, Lola will zap the most injured with the last two CLW wand:

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The she will use 3 of her first level spells for CLW on the next most hurt:

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Leaving her last 1st level spell (Bless) for battle and leaving her last channel energy in case of undead.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by Duniagdra » Sat May 26, 2018 12:41 pm

Seems I overlooked the daggers. Can i have one?
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by smeltdm » Sat May 26, 2018 1:34 pm

Yes, not sure Prost can use because of size...
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Sat May 26, 2018 4:23 pm

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The daggers are medium, so would be short swords for Prost :P

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by JPetherick » Sun May 27, 2018 7:51 am

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Worrel returns a Cloak of Resistance +1 to the collection of loot - someone should take it, unless they have better.

 

Worrel also picks up the potion of Cure Light Wounds and consumes it.

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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by patransom » Sun May 27, 2018 9:46 am

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I distributed the healings to whoever was most wounded when the spell was cast. Hope that's okay.

 

Worrel takes the potion of cure light wounds [healed 8 hp]. Lola uses the last two charges of the wand [4 hp to Cyrius, 5 hp to Worrel], then uses three of her first level spells for healing as well [10 hp to Cyrius, 8 hp to Tex, 12 hp to Worrel].

A few party members grab a few more items. This includes Worrel returning a weaker cloak to the pile and Tex grabbing a potion of protection from arrows. He also comments, Maybe whoever's going to be fighting in front ought to take that other shield of faith potion...

As this goes on, there is more roaring and crashing from the Dark Cathedral. It sounds like something made of wood is being smashed to bits.

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One more chance to grab equipment, then I'll move you into the cathedral, unless you want to do something else?

 

Identified magic items:
  • 2x potions of protection from arrows {one to Tex}
  • 2x potions of shield of faith (+3) {one to Worrel}
  • 2x scrolls of scorching ray {Marcus}
  • 4x scrolls of web {Marcus}
  • Cloak of resistance +1 (from Worrel)
  • Cloak of resistance +2 {Worrel}
  • Magical ink that makes writing invisible until read magic is cast upon it {Marcus}
Unidentified magic items:
  • A rod (strong aura of no particular school) {Marcus}
  • 2x potions (faint transmutation)
  • 4x potions (moderate transmutation)
  • A magical heavy steel shield (moderate abjuration and moderate evocation) {Cyrius}
  • A very ancient book with a six-armed monster on the cover, written in a language unfamiliar to any of you (strong divination, abjuration, and conjuration: calling) {Marcus}
Non-magical items:
  • 5x daggers {one to Marcus}
  • 440 gp
  • The missing cart in which you had stored all your loot (and the loot's still there, some of it magical, see here)
  • A variety of food, water, and other mundane items, all in crates marked with the symbol of your employer, Balabar Smenk
  • Two golden goblets (100 gp each)
  • A bronze sacrificial dagger set with blood red rubies (400 gp)
  • Five spellbooks
  • Enough beakers, tubes, and other glassware to constitute an alchemist's toolkit
  • Two vials of acid {Prost}
  • Three vials of alchemist's fire {one to Cyrius, two to Prost}
  • 6 garnets (50 gp each)
  • A book that is clearly the key to decipher some kind of code
ACTIVE EFFECTS
Status:

1. Marcus Tilsworth: heavy mace in hand, 1 elemental ray left, 4 alchemists fire left, 84 bolts left, Mage armor 283.3 min left, light 33.6 min left, 6 hp, 3 WIS damage, temporary -4 to INT, WIS, and CHA

2. Lola: loaded heavy crossbow readied, 1 channel energy left, 76 bolts left, 15 hp damage

3. Worrel: longsword and shield readied, 42 arrows left, Smite Evil 0 left, Lay on Hands 0 left 3 hp damage

4. Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: uncharged mind blade longsword and unidentified magic shield readied, 23 bolts left, 9 hp damage

5. Evan Prost: loaded slingstaff readied, 3 regular bullets left, 40 crossbow bolts left, sunrod in boot, Elixir of Vision 43.7 min left

6. Texudus TreeBender: longbow readied, 16 arrows left 12 hp damage
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by kabkal » Mon May 28, 2018 7:29 am

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You used the spells exactly like I expected.

 

Since no one else took the last potions of protection from arrows or the shield of faith (if they stack that is), Lola will grab them both. She will also take the cloak of resistance. Again, this is just if no one else wants them.

Just before going into the cathedral, Lola makes sure her crossbow is loaded and ready and then will cast Bless.
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Re: [Active Thread] Three Faces of Evil: Finale

Post by CGM3 » Mon May 28, 2018 12:29 pm

Cyrius will lead the way back to the Dark Cathedral, hoping the noise is nothing more than a disgruntled dire rat being obstreperous... :wink:
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