[Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

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[Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:57 pm

Mirena opens the grate in the floor and Gratchl and Domasa move stealthily down the stairs. When they report finding nothing obviously dangerous, the rest of the party follows them down the stairs.

The stairs descend to a hallway that opens into a large room. The room is lit by everburning torches and there is a set of double doors on the opposite wall, to the south. Otherwise the room is entirely barren except for a large bronze plaque affixed to the east wall. The plaque is inscribed with unfamiliar runes similar to those on the plaque above the throne upstairs.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by scarymike23 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:20 pm

Hella carefully approaches the bronze plaque and touches it, using her comprehend languages spell to tell everyone what it says.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Wed Dec 14, 2011 10:13 pm

After approaching the plaque and running her fingers over it, Hela relays what it says, [talk]Be ye full of wit, and wise in ways of words? If not, turn back, for the way shall be doubly, nay, triply difficult. If ye are able to answer the questions asked of ye, the way shall not be difficult. But if ye are unable to solve these simple riddles, woe shall befall ye in each step ye take.[/talk]

When Hela has finished reading the message, a hundred Magic Mouths appear on the walls of the chamber. They all speak at once. Everyone hears what they are saying as if it were in their own native tongue. There are so many of them speaking that it is difficult to sort out the words. With a little concentration, however, eventually four distinct messages can be made out:

[yell]Return from whence you came![/yell]
[yell]Go forward bravely![/yell]
[yell]You will die slowly whether you go forward or back![/yell]
[yell]Stay here and argue about your next course of action![/yell]

After a few moments of this cacophonous shouting, the mouths finally grow silent and disappear.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:18 pm

Volgen growls, [talk]These halls be made of madness...[/talk]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:51 am

[talk]"Everyone stay"[/talk]

Then moving along the wall closest to her, Gratchl will make her way up to the doors. Each step she will check for traps along the wall and floor (looking up as well) taking as much time as needed. Once she gets to the first door she will check that over and then listen and see if there is any crack or keyhole to look through. She will keep in the shadows and close to the walls as possible while doing this.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Sun Dec 18, 2011 10:09 am

Gratchl moves across the room. She finds no traps in the room or on the door. Listening at the door, she hears nothing.
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Post by rednetra » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:53 pm

Domasa will follow the little creature not letting her out of her sight. [whisper]I am not letting you alone sorry my friend.[/whisper]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by scarymike23 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 2:37 pm

[talk]lets proceed then.[/talk] Says Hella.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by Benji » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:22 pm

Mire walks up to the door and tries to open it.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:58 pm

Straia warily follows behind Mire to the door......
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Post by rednetra » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:17 pm

Mire will Bumb into Domasa and she will go Visible. [whisper]Hold do not open the door just yet. let our little friend here do what she can do best and check the door before we open it.[/whisper] Domasa will then go back invisible
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Post by Benji » Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:57 pm

Mire rolls her eyes, but lets Gratchl check the door over first.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Thu Dec 22, 2011 8:27 am

patransom wrote:Gratchl moves across the room. She finds no traps in the room or on the door. Listening at the door, she hears nothing.
[ooc]Gratchl already checked the door and found no traps[/ooc]
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Post by rednetra » Mon Dec 26, 2011 9:09 pm

[whisper]I stand corrected Mire, Gratchl has already checked the door. it might be wise to let us who can see in the dark go first. this way the light is not a target. We might also think about what the Words mean. Words have a lot of power.[/whisper]
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Post by Benji » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:09 am

[talk]Words are just words.[/talk] Mire then opens the door.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:50 am

Mirena opens the door to reveal a short corridor leading to another set of double doors. Gratchl searches the corridor and the new set of doors for traps, but finds none.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:57 am

After Gratchl searches everywhere she will say [talk]"Hide light, then we go in."[/talk] Once the light is hidden she will open the door to explore past the new doors.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Tue Dec 27, 2011 6:32 pm

Straia puts the head of her Morningstar in the folds of her cloak, rapping it several times...[talk]Gratchl...Is that dark enough?[/talk]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Tue Dec 27, 2011 7:23 pm

When it grows dark an audible growl comes from Volgen.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Fri Dec 30, 2011 8:23 am

Straia hides her morningstar. This makes it slightly darker here, given that the room 10 feet behind the party is lit with everburning torches. Still, this is as dark as it's going to get in the short corridor, so Gratchl opens the doors to reveal a room with dimension identical to the one behind the group. The contents, however, are different. The walls of this room are covered with murals depicting a great battle fought between dwarves and orcs. There is one particularly large painting of a dwarf's face on the east wall and a large orc's face on the west wall.

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Post by rednetra » Fri Dec 30, 2011 4:09 pm

Domasa will use Detect Magic in this room. Also will Back up Gratchl on any search check
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Mon Jan 02, 2012 12:47 am

Gratchl will wait a moment and then go into the room sticking close to the walls initially and then after initial search will check out the rest of the room. The search will be in a clockwise manner.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:09 am

Volgen, always having keen hearing, focuses more on that sense to attempt to detect any danger ahead while at making a passing glance around the room with all the mouths to ensure that nothing has come in from behind the group.

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Post by rednetra » Mon Jan 02, 2012 2:04 pm

Domasa will fallow only a few steps behind Gratchl helping her search to the est she can.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by scarymike23 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:00 pm

Hella hangs near the back of the group at all times, preferring others to do the scouting.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Thu Jan 05, 2012 4:43 pm

Straia doesn’t like moving from the lighted area into darkness of the other room and strains hard to see anything, while trying to use her other senses to compensate for the darkness.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:37 am

Gratchl and Domasa make a thorough search of the room. They find nothing, but Domasa does detect magic on the east and west walls. The nature of the magic (illusion) might make her suspect more magic mouths that have yet to be triggered...

In the corridor leading to the room, Volgen hears nothing unusual and no one else detects anything odd.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by scarymike23 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 10:54 am

Hela enters the room and carefully touches the dwarven face. If nothing happens she does the same to the orc face.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:29 pm

Straia grumbles something about the darkness as she uncovers the head to her Morningstar and steps into the room under lighted conditions hoping to see something useful...[talk]Perhaps if we shead some light on it, it may tell up more[/talk] As Straia holds her Mornigstar high to light the room.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:33 pm

smeltdm wrote:Straia grumbles something about the darkness as she uncovers the head to her Morningstar and steps into the room under lighted conditions hoping to see something useful...[talk]Perhaps if we shead some light on it, it may tell us up more[/talk] As Straia holds her Mornigstar high to light the room.
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