The Third Face of Evil

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The Third Face of Evil

Post by patransom » Sun Aug 23, 2015 2:20 pm

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I made an executive decision and had you rest in the dungeon. You are still free to return to town, if that's what you want to do, but the following scene is on the way there, so...

 

The party trusses up and gags Grallak Kur, then hauls his unconscious form through the rough-hewn grimlock caves. By the time they reach the cavern with the high cliffs, everyone's pretty tired out, so they pause to rest in the narrow overhead tunnel. The group awakens to Grallak Kur, now conscious, struggling and making muffled noises against his bonds. They continue to drag him out of the caves and emerge through the trapdoor in the "Dark Cathedral." They find that a few things have changed here:
  • First, the carts the party hauled through the mines have moved. They are now inside the cathedral itself, no longer in the entranceway.
  • Also, the carts are completely empty of all the supplies they previously contained. This includes Cyrius' backpack and all of the treasure the party had stored therein!
  • Finally, the door to the south, previously closed and locked, is now wide open. A hallway lead south into the darkness there...
ACTIVE EFFECTS
I have given each of you the appropriate hp for overnight healing and reset spells and daily uses of appropriate abilities. Please let me know what items you have readied. Also, Lola should let me know if she wants to change her prepared spells.

Worrel: 42 arrows left, 8 hp damage
Lola: wand of CLW 7 charges left (stowed), 24 bolts left, uninjured
Texudus TreeBender: 39 arrows left, 5 hp damage
Evan Prost: 13 regular bullets left, ZERO (0) bolts left, 8 hp damage
Marcus Tilsworth: 15 bolts left, 2 hp damage
Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: 13 bolts left, 12 hp damage

Grallak Kur - bound and gagged, 57 hp damage
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:25 pm

Lola's spells:

Level 0 Spells
Stabilize x1
Guidance x1
Mending x1
Purify Food and Drink x1

Level 1 Spells
Bless x1
Magic Weapon x1
Shield of Faith x1
Sun Metal x1

Level 2 Spells
Bull's Strength x1
Restoration (Lesser) x1
Sound Burst x1
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by JPetherick » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:06 pm

[ooc]Worrel's Spell
1 - Bless[/ooc]

After glaring at their prisoner, Worrel looks at where the carts have been moved and the open door to the south. [talk]Allow me to check for evil influences. Can one of you find any sign of where the supplies have been moved to?[/talk]

Worrel fingers the recovered symbol of Mitra while invoking a brief prayer. Once complete, the paladin scans the room from where he is standing. If no evil is detected, he will advance so that he can look down the corridor to the south.


[ooc]Detect Evil - 60 range[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by smeltdm » Mon Aug 24, 2015 9:46 pm

[talk]We should decide now what we will do with this abomination[/talk] Prost refers to Grallak Kur...[talk]We can't be dragging him down some rabbit hole with us...[/talk] with venom in his voice it is apparent the Prost doesn't much care for there prisoner.. [talk]We should kill him hear or take him to the surface and let Balabar Smenk deal with him. We may be able to get the guards to take him to Smenk.[/talk]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:52 am

Lola agrees we should have the guards, if they are still around, take the prisoner back. And then we need to go find who took our stuff.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by CGM3 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 11:44 am

Cyrius concurs with Lola.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:32 pm

Marcus nods his agreement with Prost, Lola, and Cyrius to bring their captive to the guards. He hopes it wasn't them who took the treasure for themselves. If it wasn't them... He looks about wondering. [talk]Maybe we should check again for other passages we might have missed?[/talk]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:38 pm

[talk]aye, sounds good[/talk]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by smeltdm » Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:12 pm

[talk]Then its settled, we find the guards and have them take this ...[/talk] Prost nodes referring to Grallak Kur [talk]... to Balabar Smenk. Then we go check out that other passage.[/talk]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by patransom » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:54 am

[ooc]My apologies for the delay. Real life... bleah...[/ooc]

Worrel uses his paladin ability and scans the dark hallway heading south. He detects nothing.

The party decides to take Grallak Kur to the men who guard the Dourstone Mine property. They lead their prisoner through the crude passages and tunnels of the mine. As before, torches are set into the wall every 50 feet, but half of them are burnt out and useless. Ragnolin Dourstone is too cheap to provide good lighting in this place. Instead, most miners must carry their own torches and lanterns. The miners the party encounters shy away when they notice the monster the party is leading.

Reaching the edge of the property, the party approaches the guards. The men seem somewhat suprised. [talk]Hey, ain't you Smenk's delivery boy?[/talk] says their leader to Prost, [talk]What the hell took you so long down there...[/talk] Then he notices the bound and gagged monster and raises his eyebrows as if awaiting an entertaining story.

[ae]Worrel: 42 arrows left, 8 hp damage
Lola: wand of CLW 7 charges left (stowed), 24 bolts left, uninjured
Texudus TreeBender: 39 arrows left, 5 hp damage
Evan Prost: 13 regular bullets left, ZERO (0) bolts left, 8 hp damage
Marcus Tilsworth: 15 bolts left, 2 hp damage
Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: 13 bolts left, 12 hp damage

Grallak Kur - bound and gagged, 57 hp damage[/ae]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:59 am

Lola looks around, seeing no one else speaking up tells the story of what just happened. She will embellish in parts, but not really lie, to make the victories more one sided then they actually were. And conclude with making the guards sound like big heroes for taking the prisoner back to town while we go back in and save the world from all evil, and get our staff back.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by JPetherick » Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:32 pm

The paladin nods as Lola speaks to the guards, adding his efforts when required.

"This creature was part of the group plaguing the lower parts of the mine. You will note that that he is gagged and his hands bound. That is because he is a spellcaster and his words and gestures have power. We do not ask this lightly but you men should be more than capable of dealing with his evil."
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by smeltdm » Fri Sep 18, 2015 11:40 pm

With Prost's familiarity with the guards, and given that they may not be well paid...Prost approches the leader of the guards...[talk]It's just like they told you, and think of the honor, and rewards you would receive for bring in such a creature...[/talk] As Prost winks at the guard and palms 50 gp into his pocket, lightly patting it so he fills the jingle of the coin...
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[ooc]With a bit of emphasis on the word rewards drops the coin in his pocket...[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by patransom » Sun Sep 27, 2015 9:20 am

As Lola tells the party's story, the guard at first seems confused, and possibly a bit suspicious. But, thanks to Worrel's soothing words and, especially, to Prost's proffered coin, his mood visibly brightens. He nods and smiles, [talk]Right, then, we'll take this beastie to Mister Dourstone while you lot continue your business. Come on boys, grab him up![/talk] He and his three companions move to take the bound and gagged Grallak Kur off your hands.

[ooc]Is there anything else you want to do on the surface or do you head back into the mines?[/ooc]

[ae]Worrel: 42 arrows left, 8 hp damage
Lola: wand of CLW 7 charges left (stowed), 24 bolts left, uninjured
Texudus TreeBender: 39 arrows left, 5 hp damage
Evan Prost: 13 regular bullets left, ZERO (0) bolts left, 8 hp damage
Marcus Tilsworth: 15 bolts left, 2 hp damage
Cyrius of the Sudden Blade: 13 bolts left, 12 hp damage

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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:16 am

[ooc]Is there a convenient way to restock from what's nearby, or do we have to go to town for that? Arrows and bolts and such?[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by patransom » Mon Sep 28, 2015 12:09 pm

Duniagdra wrote:Is there a convenient way to restock from what's nearby, or do we have to go to town for that? Arrows and bolts and such?
[ooc]You'd have to leave the mine property and go into town.[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by CGM3 » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:42 pm

Cyrius votes for town, then, for crossbow bolts and a sunrod or two.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Sep 28, 2015 5:04 pm

[ooc]that's fine, but if we were going to town, why'd we not just take the prisoner ourselves?[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Mon Sep 28, 2015 7:24 pm

If we go back to town will we lose the trail of where our stuff went? Unless we are completely out I think we should move on and find who took out belongings.

[ooc]And something is going to be happening in 75 minutes according to the secret DM timer. Maybe we should be here to see what that is :-)[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by smeltdm » Mon Sep 28, 2015 9:53 pm

[ooc]Although Prost would love to get some halfling size ammunition... I vote to head back down.[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by JPetherick » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:07 pm

[ooc]Worrell would like some healing but that is probably not available here at the mine. Otherwise, head back in.[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:08 am

Before we go in Lola will pull out the healing wand and offer healing services.

[ooc]Don't have sheet so not sure of number of charges. Also not sure if healing spells have come back due to resting, if we have done enough to get those back or not.[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by CGM3 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:45 am

Cyrius bows to the will of the majority.

[ooc]According to the GM's post, the wand has 7 charges left and Cyrius is down 12 hp.[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by patransom » Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:37 pm

CGM3 wrote:According to the GM's post, the wand has 7 charges left and Cyrius is down 12 hp.
[ooc]Correct. 7 charges on the wand and spells have been fully refreshed.[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by Duniagdra » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:58 pm

Marcus begins to return into the mine.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Wed Sep 30, 2015 6:49 pm

Lola will burn a Sun Metal spell to cast CLW on Cyrius.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by smeltdm » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:37 pm

Prost will follow Marcus as he heads back into the mine...
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by CGM3 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:18 pm

Cyrius thanks Lola for the healing and heads after Marcus and Prost, making a mental note to be on the lookout for torches and things that can be improvised as torches.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by kabkal » Thu Oct 01, 2015 11:05 pm

Lola will fall into line and follow back into mine.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Third Face of Evil

Post by smeltdm » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:42 pm

On the way back down, Prost prepares to take an other potion of dark-vision. Seeing Cyrius searching for torches along the way, Prost suddenly feels the urge to help, not something he dose all that often, he offers Cyrius one of his remaining two potions...
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