{Modern Setting} Beneath the Yellow Lantern

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:08 pm

Fine by me, I really don't do the spaghetti Western look, Eric responds to Brad, then asks, So, who wants to play "snatch this pebble from my hand, grasshopper" with what could be a killer piledriver?
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:49 pm

Maybe try to lift them off with a pole, or something? Brad asks, looking around for stick, or a sturdy femur.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:30 pm

tdsprouse wrote:Brad hands the book to Marcus after telling the others of its contents.

Anyone mind if I take this, it looks about my size? Brad asks holding up the coat?

If no one objects, he puts it on over his bulletproof shirt. His face clearly shows that he enjoys the look of the old gunslinger. Now I just need a flat brim hat and a poncho. he says with a smile,
The leather coat is obviously enchanted, as it resizes itself slightly to fit Brad perfectly (just like his bulletproof shirt). Brad will soon realize that it is a +1 leather jacket. It is, therefore, slightly inferior to and doesn't stack with his current armor. It does look cool, though.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Tue Dec 01, 2009 10:46 pm

I could try to use the staff from the statue? Marcus will remove the three-section staff and lock it into one piece. He'll then try to fish the items out starting with the wand. He's actually trying to see if molesting the items will cause the slab to fall.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:31 am

Using the staff, Marcus is easily able to fish the goggles, hammer, and wand from the pegs. The slab shows no signs of falling again.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Thu Dec 03, 2009 9:38 am

Nice job Marcus. What do you think those goggles do?
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:03 am

Marcus wears the goggles to see what happens. He collapses his three section staff and returns it to his pack along with the hammer and wand for later identifying.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:28 am

The goggles are obviously enchanted. Although their lenses seem to have no special curvature, once Marcus puts the goggles on, he finds that they magnify his visual acuity for close up details.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:46 am

Wow. Well, these will have their use with seeing the hard to see. These goggles make the small bigger and closer, like magnifying glasses. Marcus will put them in his backpack.

I think we could continue moving on.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Sat Dec 05, 2009 9:37 pm

Yes, lets.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:19 am

Any ideas about the hammer and the dowel? Eric inquires.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Dec 07, 2009 10:38 am

At Eric's query, Marcus takes out the hammer. I hadn't considered it, I assumed it to be a sculpting hammer considering the room. Marcus looks at the hammer and checks its weight.

The dowel I'm expecting to be a wand. Thinking a moment, Marcus also pulls that out to see if there is any symbols that indicate its use or purpose.

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by klakxor » Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:32 pm

Well, we should probably do a quick search of the rest of this area, but according to that journal, the red lantern is in that hole in the ground where the other elevator fell. We should really go look there. Does anyone have any spelunking gear?

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:35 pm

I think we got some rope, but thats about it.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:47 pm

I think while we're here, we should finish exploring what's left of this area. I thought someone pointed out a door? This room is pretty well explored. Let's move on.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:19 pm

I agree, we should check out that last door before leaving, Eric concurs. Who knows, it may lead us into that section, and save us the trouble of having to clamber up and down that empty shaft.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:32 am

i didnt see any obvious traps on it, but... I'm not always the most observant.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:41 am

Marcus' examination of the intricately carved hammer reveals it to be rather light and not particularly well balanced. Furthermore, the carvings are, in fact, Vaati runes that translate to words like break or smash. The dowel has no runes or markings, but Marcus feels fairly confident it is in fact a wand, not an ordinary dowel.

Additional searching of the last door turns up nothing of concern, so the party opens it to reveal a small room containing a built-in stone bench with a hole in the middle. It's pretty clearly a toilet.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:52 am

huh. well i guess we should be surprised to find a toilet. Brad hesitantly steps forward and shines his light into the hole, looks around.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:55 am

There isn't anything interesting about the toilet. It apparently hasn't been used in centuries, or longer.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:59 pm

Well, unless anybody wants to do research for Toilets of the Gods, I guess we should hie back to the sarcophagus chamber and work on getting down that empty shaft, Eric opines.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:06 pm

a discouraged tone, Marcus says: I agree with Eric. Let's return to the main chamber.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by klakxor » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:17 pm

Well, if anyone has to go, now would be the time. Sahid says with a laugh.

He will follow the others back to the main chamber

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:45 am

Pass on the ancient commode. Brad follows the others back upstairs.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:11 am

Eric demonstrates his self-control by not socking Sahid for that incredibly lame jest and accompanies the rest back to the elevator (which may or may not be working :twisted: ).
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Thu Dec 10, 2009 3:16 pm

You are relieved to discover that the elevator still works and, therefore, you use it to shuttle one-by-one back to the main lantern chamber. It is dark there, since the green lantern and its flaming rock are now tucked away in your gear. But, after checking around carefully with your portable floodlights, everything is exactly as you left it. The lantern chains are all empty (because you have the lanterns) and the sarcophagus still points at the eastern alcove, where the elevator that squashed Marcus is sitting open, waiting for another "passenger."

The hole in the floor awaits. Shining floodlights down the hole reveals quite a lot: the shaft leads down about 60 feet and is deeply pitted and scarred, which should make climbing down relatively easy (DC5, so by taking your time, you should have no problems). At the bottom, the northern half of the shaft opens up into what is presumably a larger chamber. You can see the wreckage of a metal elevator cylinder on the floor there.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Thu Dec 10, 2009 4:29 pm

Let's lower a lamp down and see if it attracts anything. If not, then we climb down.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:48 pm

That's a brilliant idea Marcus!

Eric Brad pulls out some rope and ties a lantern to it. and begins lowering it down. when it gets to the end of his 50', he asks ANyone else have any rope?
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Fri Dec 11, 2009 9:54 am

tdsprouse wrote:Eric pulls out some rope and ties a lantern to it. and begins lowering it down. when it gets to the end of his 50', he asks Anyone else have any rope?
Eric unlimbers the 150 ft of rope he's been lugging around and offers it to... Eric?
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:16 am

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oops. :D Is that the second time thats happened? I fixed this one above. Not sure why i typed Eric

 

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