{Modern Setting} Beneath the Yellow Lantern

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:34 am

Marcus takes out his flashlight and peers around the corner.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 9:35 am

Satisfied that the cloud does not represent an immediate threat, Eric proceeds to 0713, scanning the walls, floor, ceiling, and niches on the way, holding his flashlight and pistol.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:59 am

As Brad and Marcus proceed further and shine their lights around the corners, it becomes apparent that here at the end of the hall is not an intersection, but one large chamber with a huge gray stone pillar at its center. There are openings into slightly smaller chambers to the north and south.

In Marcus' half (the northern half) of the large chamber, there is a wide niche in the central pillar. On the south wall of this niche, about 4 feet off the ground, is what looks like a fountain basin. A hardened orange paste extends out of the fountain basin and onto the floor. This now-solidified spill of goo covers the entire floor of the niche and extends north into the subordinate chamber. It looks a bit like dried vomit, but doesn't smell.

Marcus can also see portions of the chamber to the north. The entire room is lit with what looks like natural sunlight, emanating from the ceiling. From his vantage point, Marcus can see a what appears to be the edge of a worktable and a small stack of slabs of unworked marble.

In Brad's half (the southern half), there is no similar niche in the pillar. However, there are clearly visible cracks where the niche would be, and the stone of the entire central portion of the north wall of the pillar is a significantly different color. It suggests the niche has been filled in by a separate slab of stone.

Brad can see only a little of the chamber to the south. Unlike the north chamber, it is unlit. Brad can make out the edge of a large stone slab, about 3 feet high, toward the south wall.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by cave_lion » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:14 am

Tividius moves to 1116 quietly, keeping his index finger close at hand to the trigger of his gun, and waiting for the others to explore a bit more before he moves any further into the room.

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Sun Nov 08, 2009 11:46 am

Marcus will study the stuff on the ground to determine if it is hazardous or even if it could be "alive".
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It looks like old vomit on this side. What do you see over there Brad? Marcus will move to 0717.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

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A knowledge: earth and life sciences check might shed some light on the matter...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:08 pm

patransom wrote:
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A knowledge: earth and life sciences check might shed some light on the matter...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by cave_lion » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:11 pm

Hearing Marcus' comment, Tividius moves over to 0817 to take a look. hm. Don't think that is vomit...
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:18 pm

cave_lion wrote:Hearing Marcus' comment, Tividius moves over to 0817 to take a look. hm. Don't think that is vomit...
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:53 pm

Eric moves to 1316 and shines his flashlight to the west, ready for action if something jumps out at him. :thumb1:
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Screaming like a little girl and fainting would be considered actions, right? >:)

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:28 pm

MOveing back towards 0717, Is it safe to walk on Doc?
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:35 pm

tdsprouse wrote:MOveing back towards 0717, Is it safe to walk on Doc?
Marcus is already moving to 717
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Sun Nov 08, 2009 7:56 pm

Neither Marcus nor Dr. Alexander knows exactly what the hard orange paste is. Although it appears to be organic, it is obviously not alive and does not appear to be hazardous.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by klakxor » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:09 pm

Sahid moves over and attempts to help Marcus' trying to figure out what the orange stuff is. Whats that stuff Marcus
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:56 am

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sorry, 0817 then.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:10 am

Sahid contributes to the discussion about the orange goo. He suspects that it is edible, leading the group to conclude that it is some kind of nutrient paste.

New viewing angles reveal more of the side chambers. In the north chamber, a short red metal pedestal against the west wall displays what appears to be a jet-black stone egg the size of a small boulder. A gold glyph—an equilateral triangle with short hash marks through each leg—marks the face of the egg.

Eric's view of the south chamber shows nothing but a blank wall.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Nov 09, 2009 2:20 pm

Marcus will try and get a sample of the substance for testing. He'll also take some pictures and move into the room to 519.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:09 pm

Eric sidles to 1218 and shines his flashlight through the southern opening, careful not to get in front of the stone filling the recess in the southern face of the "central pillar".
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by cave_lion » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:22 pm

Tividius moves back to 1117--giving Eric some backup.

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:58 pm

Seeing Marcus walk on the hardened goo, Brad follows him into the north room.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by klakxor » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:32 pm

Sahid will move to 0720 and watch Marcus and Brad go in to the room

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:56 pm

Marcus takes a sample of goo and some pictures, then moves into the north room, followed by Brad and Sahid. The full description of the room (some of which you already saw):

The ceiling of this large chamber glows with what looks like natural sunlight, illuminating a series of worktables, vises, spinning wheels, and blocks of unfinished marble that identify the room as a sculptor’s workshop. A huge unfinished statue of an imposing bare-chested warrior wielding a staff-like rod in its left hand dominates the east wall. The hairless figure looks similar to the bas-relief on the sarcophagus upstairs, but is clearly meant to be a different person. A short red metal pedestal against the west wall displays what appears to be a jet-black stone egg the size of a small boulder. A gold glyph—an equilateral triangle with short hash marks through each leg—marks the face of the egg.

Eric sidles toward the south room, followed by Tividius. He can now seem more than half of the room:

A large stone slab that suggests the shape of a bed rests against the south wall, under a huge bas-relief of a robust, long-nosed bald humanoid figure with outstretched hands. The figure wears a lovingly sculpted wind-tossed robe that gives him the appearance of a triumphant god. A glyph that looks like a stylized arrow marks an amulet worn around the figure’s neck. Wardrobes and dressers seemingly carved from the stone walls look to have been ransacked a long time ago.

Brad shines his light briefly behind him from his new position and notices a door in the west wall on the opposite side of the pillar from the entry hallway.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:24 pm

Still leery of that stone "plug" in the central pillar, Eric steps to 1318 and shines his light towards the western wall of the "turnaround", to see if he can spy anything hidden in shadow (at the least, 1122 & 1123).
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Mon Nov 09, 2009 7:25 pm

Marcus goes to the pedestal to have a look at the stone. Knowledge: Arcane Lore vs Strange Stone (1d20+9=18)
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by patransom » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:39 am

Eric's new position shows nothing lurking around the corner.

Inspecting the gold symbol upon the ebon egg, Marcus recalls seeing it in one of Professor Stanley's papers. It is the personal device of Ogrémoch, a legendary (most would say fictitious) elemental prince of evil.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Nov 13, 2009 9:53 am

I think it might be best that for now we leave this alone. Marcus will go ahead and examine the rest of this room. Search/Knowledge: Arcane Lore (1d20+6=23, 1d20+9=10)
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by CGM3 » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:21 am

Taking a deep breath, Eric scoots to 1321, turning to shine his flashlight southeast through the doorway to the south.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by cave_lion » Fri Nov 13, 2009 11:36 am

Tividius moves to 1218. Assuming Eric doesn't freak out when he views what's behind curtain #2, he will spend the off moments inspecting the concrete block at 1119 trying to Spot (1d20+6=13) something.

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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by tdsprouse » Fri Nov 13, 2009 12:07 pm

Brad will move into the room (0320) and inspect teh table, see if there is anything useful around.
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Re: [Active Thread] Beneath the Yellow Lantern

Post by klakxor » Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:19 pm

Sahid wil move up to 0722 cautiuosly and look around the corner

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