The Old Observatory

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by CGM3 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 11:09 pm

Well, if nobody here thinks they can jigger the lock -- providing it is locked -- I guess two or three of us will have to try and force it open, Cyrius declares, and steps forward to 1316 to assist in the attempt.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:30 am

Marcus will add his strength too.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:22 am

Cyrius steps up to examine the door. There is no lock on it, so it must merely be stuck. He makes a half-hearted effort to push it open, with no luck. Marcus comes over to help, but their efforts are, at first, uncoordinated. In a second effort, however, the two of them shove together and easily push the door open. The room beyond appears to have once been an office, but it does not look like it has been used in years. Dust covers the floor and the battered-looking desk in the middle of the room.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Feb 18, 2011 6:57 pm

Okay. So it's to the second floor then. Let's go. Be alert, as I'm sure by now our presence is known.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by CGM3 » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:21 pm

Shouldn't we at least look through that desk? Cyrius suggests. It might contain a floor plan, or something else of interest.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:34 pm

Oh. That might be wise.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by kabkal » Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:17 pm

Lola will continue to keep watch, and let those more suited to searching a desk do their bit, staying out of their way.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:43 pm

Marcus sends the servant in to open draws in case of traps.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:48 pm

The unseen servant opens all of the desk drawers. They are empty, except for dust.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Feb 18, 2011 11:15 pm

Marcus will have a look at what might still remain on the desk.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Sun Feb 20, 2011 8:30 am

Marcus' search finds nothing but dust.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by kabkal » Sun Feb 20, 2011 10:39 am

Lola goes in and looks at the desk as well, and finds dust as well (I am pretty sure that is all she finds).
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by CGM3 » Sun Feb 20, 2011 1:25 pm

I guess that leaves us the stairs, then, Cyrius opines.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:19 pm

As expected, Lola finds nothing but dust in the desk.
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You can take 20 searching the office, if you want... there's nothing to find here.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:33 am

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I thought the party was moving to the stairs? That's what my post indicated. I was going to the stairs.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by kabkal » Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:36 am

Lola will follow to the stairs.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by CGM3 » Sun Feb 27, 2011 3:46 pm

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Onward to... the stairs!

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by tdsprouse » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:17 am

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:54 pm

The party climbs the stairs, which lead to a massive bedchamber that fills an entire floor of the observatory tower. Doors on the north and west walls appear to lead to small closets and another set of stairs leads upward to the next story. Light filtering in from the tall windows in the north and south walls catches motes of dust in the calm air. Key features of the room are as follows:

- A fine bed with plump red linen sheets squats upon a dais along the northwest cradle of the tower's arc. A nightstand next to the bed holds a wax-choked candlestick and a black book bound with brown and red leather.

- At the midpoint of the western wall a strange form stands rigid atop a short wooden stool, as tall as a halfling and clothed in a fine black suit and tophat. Clean cloth bandages wrap every inch of the figure's skin. A pair of ash-tinted spectacles rests upon a long skinny nose. The diminutive figure holds a silver platter as if presenting a meal, and upon the tray rests the freshly preserved severed head of a middle-aged human woman. A platinum piece sits upon her outstretched, purple tongue.

- A messy desk rests against the opposite wall, piled high with loose papers. An apparatus holding four long tubes filled with colored liquid peeks out from the clutter.

- A massive white stone statue of a thin human man with outstretched angelic wings and a beatific look upon his idealized face looms large in the southeast arc of the tower wall. The angel holds a sword in one hand and cradles a harp with the other. The presentation conjures thoughts of mausoleum peaks or the graves of important men. Tall letters etched upon the statue’s base spell out a single word: "Filge."
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by CGM3 » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:29 pm

Filge, Cyrius reads the word as he steps to 0506 and watches the room, keeping an eye on the bandaged figure. That's the wizard who recently hooked up with this gang. Maybe this is his room. Recently decapitated heads seem appropriate decor for a necromancer.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by tdsprouse » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:57 pm

Aye, Appropriate. And creepy. Tex steps into teh room, moving to 0509.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by kabkal » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:08 am

If it appears safe (i.e. no statue coming to life) Lola will make her way up to 1011 and without touching look at the book to see if she can tell anything about it.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:06 pm

Marcus sends the servant to molest the bandaged figure to test if it's a threat. He also accompanies Lola to the book for examination.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Sat Mar 05, 2011 9:10 am

Duniagdra wrote:Marcus sends the servant to molest the bandaged figure to test if it's a threat. He also accompanies Lola to the book for examination.
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What specific directions does Marcus give the unseen servant? It makes a difference in this case...

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:41 pm

patransom wrote:
Duniagdra wrote:Marcus sends the servant to molest the bandaged figure to test if it's a threat. He also accompanies Lola to the book for examination.
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What specific directions does Marcus give the unseen servant? It makes a difference in this case...

 

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607-907-908, molest the figure, 909-1110, study the book with Lola.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:47 pm

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Oh sorry, I meant molest the figure how... What does the servant do to the figure?

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by Duniagdra » Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:51 pm

patransom wrote:
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Oh sorry, I meant molest the figure how... What does the servant do to the figure?

 

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Remove and replace the coin from the severed head. Tamper with the tray. Tug on the bandages. Anything of that sort. Marcus' intent is to leave no potential threat behind him, but to expose them front and center.

 

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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by patransom » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:12 am

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Precisely what I was looking for...

 

Cyrius and Tex move into the room, while Lola and Marcus move over to examine the book. It has no title, lettering, or other symbols on the cover, so there's no telling what's inside without opening it.

At the same time, Marcus begins commanding his unseen servant to molest the bandaged figure with a head on its tray. He starts by telling the servant to remove the platinum coin from the tongue of the severed head. As soon as the servant does this, the head begins to shout, INTRUDER! INTRUDER! INTRUDER!
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by kabkal » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:38 am

At the yelling Lola will turn and draw her sword waiting to see what enters the room.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Old Observatory

Post by CGM3 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 11:49 am

Ekskremento! Cyrius curses in his native tongue as the severed head begins shouting. Do we go upstairs, back downstairs, wait for a response, or try to hide in that closet over there? I don't think putting the coin back will help.
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