{Modern Setting} The Whispering Cave (Entrance)

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Fri Jun 05, 2009 4:12 pm

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oops, sorry, i think i he does still have it.

 

Brad looks back, sees Linda coming up. Moves forward a bit to make room.

Sahid not coming?
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:28 pm

By taking her time and bracing her feet against the wall while climbing the chain, Linda is able to make it up into the corridor to join Brad, who has his lantern with him. She leaves the other flashlight down with Sahid.

After stepping forward to make room for Linda, Brad calls back down, Sahid not coming? After stepping forward, Brad can see a little more of the corridor, but the indigo light still doesn't reveal the end.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Fri Jun 05, 2009 10:26 pm

Do a quick look down, just don't go to far. If it goes really far in, let me know and I will join you.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:51 pm

Brad Moves to 1035... And continues forward about 100', or until the scenery changes.

Ok, give us a minute or so.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Sun Jun 07, 2009 3:10 pm

Linda draws her machine pistol, makes sure the safety is on, and follows about ten feet behind Brad.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Sun Jun 07, 2009 7:03 pm

Brad doesn't have to go very far at all before the scenery changes. After he advances a short way, the indigo lantern shows the end of the hallway. The passage comes to an end in what looks like an enormous stone human face, its mouth open
in an angry scream. The screaming visage dominates the entire 10-ft. by 20-ft. wall at the end of the corridor.

Essentially the wall at the end looks a little something like this:
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Sun Jun 07, 2009 8:09 pm

Well, that doesnt look very friendly at all.

Raising his voice a little, but not quite yelling... Sahid, there's a big carved fresco of a face with a bit wide open mouth, about 50 feet into the hallway....

I think we should at least get a picture of it... If you want, we have some rope, i can lower it to you to tie on the camera, and i can get some pictures of it.

If Sahid agrees, Brad walks back to the edge of the hallway and lowers some rope, wait for teh camera to be secured, and raises it up carefully so that it doesnt hit the wall.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Sun Jun 07, 2009 11:10 pm

Definitely get a picture Brad. If you can get up close I would check the open mouth and see if anything is there.

Sahid will wait for Brad to lower the rope and carefully tie his camera to it for Brad to snap a couple pictures. Just be careful with it. This is all of our snapshots from in here.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Mon Jun 08, 2009 12:56 pm

Hauling the camera up is accomplished without incident.
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Are Brad and Linda going in for a closer look?

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:37 pm

Linda suggests trying to shine a light into the open mouth from about ten feet away (and to one side).
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Jun 08, 2009 2:48 pm

Brad gets some pictures from where he was when he first saw the carving, then sets teh camera on the ground.

He'll move forward 10' and try to get a better look at the Mouth, using Linda's suggestion.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Mon Jun 08, 2009 3:11 pm

Brad takes some pictures, sets the camera on the ground, and moves up for a closer look. The light shows that the mouth is only about a foot deep. There doesn't appear to be anything inside, although checking behind the teeth would require getting up close and personal.
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I just realized you said move forward 10', not to within 10' of the mouth. But it doesn't make a difference, so I'm leaving the map as is.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:50 pm

Linda will advance to 1134 and keep an eye on the carving while looking at the adjacent walls and ceiling. She wil also suggest that Brad remove the film (or data card, whichever this model uses) from the camera and put in a new one, thereby safeguarding the pictures already taken in case something happens.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Wed Jun 10, 2009 2:59 pm

Linda moves up next to Brad, making some suggestions about what to do with the camera. As she moves, she checks out the walls and ceiling. They seem pretty nondescript to her.
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Sahid's camera is digital. Brad has left it on the floor behind them, though, so I'm not sure what he can do about Linda's suggestion...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:12 pm

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Please don't break his camera. He would not be happy about that.

 

Sahid starts whistling a tune while he waits for the others to finish up top.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Wed Jun 10, 2009 3:18 pm

Stand back Linda, in case there's a trap. In fact, go grab teh camera off teh ground, and get back to the mouth of teh hallway, and be ready in case something happens. After she walks back, Brad slowy moves forward looking for traps on the floor (2 squares), then takes a close look at the fresco.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Wed Jun 10, 2009 11:28 pm

Linda complies with Brad's suggestion, moving back to the camera, which she'll pick up.
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[quote="klakxor"]Sahid starts whistling a tune while he waits for the others to finish up top.[/quote]
I take it Sahid isn't very genre savvy. Characters in slasher flick and horror films who stand around whistling casually usually wind up coming to gruesome ends... :shock:

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:33 am

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And the GM chortles with evil glee...

 

Linda moves back and picks up the camera while Brad carefully searches the floor in front of him. Finding it to be perfectly ordinary, he steps forward...

CLICK! Brad finds that he has stepped onto a cleverly hidden pressure plate that he failed to notice. Suddenly, the face at the end of the hall animates, and its eyes light up, spinning with dazzling patterns in what appears to be most of the colors of the rainbow.

At the same time, a terrible wind erupts from its wailing mouth. The wind is strong, probably about 30 mph, but not strong enough to impede movement.

From below, Sahid can see the bright lights and hear the howling wind.

ROUND 1
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Brad and Linda each need to make a will save. If you don't want to roll it yourself, I can. Either way, post what you'd like to do.

The hall is now brightly lit by the rainbow of colors from the eyes, so I removed the shadow on the map.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:43 am

Linda. Brad. What's going on up there?

Sahid takes a step away from the area below the lantern chain so that if Brad or Linda need to jump out he is not in the way

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:38 pm

oops.


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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:39 pm

Considering her... less than stellar Will modifier, Linda expends an action point:

Will Save: (1d20+1d6-3 = 18+1-3 = 16)
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Fri Jun 12, 2009 12:58 am

Brad is entirely hypnotized by the pretty, pretty rainbows of light. He can do nothing but stand there and stare (he's held, if you need to know the game rule term).

Linda manages to keep her senses, she can act normally during Round 1.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:40 am

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:31 pm

Linda moves up to 1134 and takes a shot at the left eye (relative to the face, so it's the one on the right from her perspective).

(Attack Roll: 1d20-1 = 14, 2d6 damage if it hits)
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Yes, folks, Linda is your worst nightmare: a dizzy blonde with a 5 Wisdom, a TEC-9 machine pistol, and no proficiency with firearms.

May God have mercy on us all... :wink:

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Sat Jun 13, 2009 4:39 pm

Brad stares and mutters.

Linda moves up and takes a shot at the left eye. With her aim hindered by the strong wind (-2 to ranged attacks), her bullet just misses the eye, hitting above the eyebrow and making only a small chip in the stone.

ROUND 2

The pretty colored lights continue whirling and the wind emitted from the face's mouth increases. The wind is now severe, at least 50 mph, and makes moving forward impossible (Brad and Linda are checked, and ranged attacks are now at -4).

Brad and Linda must both make new will saves (I recommend being optimistic and also posting an action for round 2, unless you roll really badly).
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by klakxor » Sat Jun 13, 2009 6:16 pm

Sahid continues to wait at the bottom. What are you shooting at?

Sahid pulls out his Tec and gets ready for any surprises

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by CGM3 » Sun Jun 14, 2009 12:44 pm

Once again, Linda resorts to an action point in a valiant attempt to overcome her pitiful Will modifier.

Will Save: 1d20+1d6-3 = 11 + 2 -3 = 10

On the slight chance that a 10 is sufficient to resist the mesmeric effect, she will grab Brad by the shoulder and try to lug him back towards the entrance to this tunnel while shouting, Sahid, there's some sort of light show thingy up here that's turned Brad dopey, I'm trying to get him out!

Otherwise, she'll just stand there and start to sing Feelings (which may give Brad a bonus to his next Will save :mrgreen: ).
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by patransom » Mon Jun 15, 2009 8:11 pm

Ahhh, this round Linda is hypnotized by the rainbow of colors, but Brad can act normally.

Linda begins to hum Feelings. Need an action from Brad.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wispering Cave (Entrance)

Post by tdsprouse » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:27 am

Brad shakes his head... whoa... He turns, sees Linda is out of it too.

He quickly strips off his coat and covers the face with it.
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