[Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Tue Jul 03, 2012 2:08 pm

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Thu Jul 05, 2012 7:00 pm

Domasa takes the boots, but then allows Straia to examine them briefly. Straia, however, is unable to add anything to what Domasa already discerned (in fact, since Straia didn't cast detect magic, she can't even tell that much).

Finally, the party gathers together and Volgen and Gratchl open the west doors. These lead to a corridor that heads due west to yet another set of doors.

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Treasure collected: an ornate helmet (unknown school of magic), a wand (moderate transmutation), boots (faint transmutation)[/ae]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:23 pm

Volgen will cautiously traipse down the hall wary of traps, looking to Gratchl occasionally as if he were using the goblin like miners use canarys to watch for toxic gas. When he gets to the door he'll wait for Gratchl to give him the ok to open it.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by rednetra » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:45 am

Domasa fallows close behind
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:26 am

Straia follows, taking up a position as rear guard in marching order.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:29 am

Gratchl will carefully walk down the hallway inspecting it as she goes. Once she gets to the doors she will look for traps, see if it is locked and listen to the other side. Once she is certain it is OK she will nod her head and step out of the way.

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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:28 am

The party moves down the hall. When Gratchl examines the doors, she finds no traps, so Volgen opens them.

In the room beyond are three large, glass cases along the opposite wall. Inside each is a small diorama depicting typical scenes of life. In one is a small town with small figurines representing people scattered about. Another depicts a group hunting in a forest, and the last one contains a river scene with several small fishing boats. Examining the cases is an old man (O on the map) with a grey beard that hangs to his waist. Although his back is to you, he glances over his shoulder as the doors open and eyes you carefully.

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Treasure collected: an ornate helmet (unknown school of magic), a wand (moderate transmutation), boots (faint transmutation)[/ae]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Sun Jul 15, 2012 9:48 pm

Straia seeing someone they may learn something from about this puzzel maze moves forward to 0631 and comments... [talk]Hello good sir. I am Straia Allan of Ruti, and you are?[/talk] THINKING: I hope he is frienly, we sure could use a friend in this place.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:40 pm

Gratchl will move just inside the door (0633)and wait to see what happens.
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Post by rednetra » Wed Jul 18, 2012 4:47 pm

Domasa will glide over too 0228 read with a blast at the man should he attack.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by scarymike23 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:27 am

Cautious of anyone who would live in a place like this, Hela readies to use her beguiling charms.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Mon Jul 23, 2012 8:48 pm

Volgen steps up beside Straia, content to let her do the talking but not willing to leave her side unless things get nasty.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:41 am

As the rest of the party moves in warily or takes a cautious posture, Straia steps through the door and says [talk]Hello good sir. I am Straia Allan of Ruti, and you are?[/talk]

The old man watches as everyone enters. When Straia speaks, he responds... by ignoring her and turning his attention back to the glass cases.

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Post by rednetra » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:49 pm

Domasa Erawn will hover too 0230 and see if the old man can notice her
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by scarymike23 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:57 pm

Deciding there is no danger from the old man, Hela walks up next to the old man and looks in the case.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Volgen holds his position...suspicious of a trap. He "paws" the ground with his feet making sure he has good footing to make a charge, not unlike a suspicious animal.
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Post by rednetra » Fri Jul 27, 2012 5:06 pm

Domasa no in his new postion will reach out his hand to see a response but will not touch the cases.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Fri Jul 27, 2012 7:32 pm

Straia turns to Volgen and comments... [talk]How rude. Do you think maybe he can't hear or doesn’t understand?[/talk] Straia again offers greetings in Elfish, and waits for a response.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Sat Jul 28, 2012 8:36 am

Gratchl wool make her way along the south wall to the lower cabinet to see what is in it.
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Post by rednetra » Fri Aug 03, 2012 11:56 pm

[talk]Maybe we should touch the shelves.[/talk]Domasa asks
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:00 am

[ooc]Sorry, I missed that everyone had posted...[/ooc]

Several party members enter the room and move closer to the old man. It's clear from his brief glances that he sees everyone, including invisible Domasa, but he has no other reaction and returns to staring at the dioramas. Those of you who take a closer look at the cases discover nothing new. They are simply intricate depictions of everyday life. Fine craftsmanship, but nothing special about them otherwise.

When Straia comments [talk]How rude. Do you think maybe he can't hear or doesn’t understand?[/talk] the man noticeably rolls his eyes. However, when Straia again offers greetings in Elfish, he offers no response.

[ooc]Domasa Erawn - See the Unseen, Fell Flight, Walk Unseen
Straia Allan - Magic Vestment 467.5 min, Light 66.6 min left
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Treasure collected: an ornate helmet (unknown school of magic), a wand (moderate transmutation), boots (faint transmutation)[/ooc]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by The Hunter » Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:45 pm

Volgen bristles at the man's treatment of Straia and the brashness of his youth takes hold. He strides forward to 0432 and bellows, [yell]Old man! The Lady is speaking to you![/yell]
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by kabkal » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Gratchl will move up to the case nearest her and look to see if she can see anything under the case, behind the case or to see if there are any switches or anything. She will look in the case to see if there is anything that appears to move. She will then look to see if the case can be opened. If it can be opened, AND if the man continues to ignore them she will try to open the case.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by smeltdm » Tue Aug 07, 2012 6:55 pm

Shocked at Volgen's out burst, Straia moves to 0431 and tries calm things down a bit... [talk]Stranger, please be not offend by my comrades voice of displeasure. We have been meet by misdirection and riddles at every turn and only seak you insight and kind guidance in finding our way through this place.[/talk]
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Post by rednetra » Sun Aug 12, 2012 5:10 pm

cant remember if i did this yet or not. Domasa will use Detect Magic on the whole room
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Post by patransom » Sat Aug 18, 2012 9:40 am

Volgen marches up to yell at the old man, for which Straia immediately apologizes. The man ignores both of them.

Meanwhile, Gratchl moves up to the nearest case. It has a hinged lid with no latch, so she opens it. The man also ignores this.

Domasa begins detecting magic. She detects no auras whatsoever.

[ooc]Domasa Erawn - See the Unseen, Fell Flight, Walk Unseen, Detect Magic
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Post by smeltdm » Sat Aug 18, 2012 1:20 pm

Straia moves to 0129, and looking over the seen before her asks the old man... [talk]Is this a depiction of your life or someone you know?[/talk]
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Having curiosity get the better of her, and the fact that no one objected to her opening the case, Grathcl will try moving the scene around to see what happens.
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Post by rednetra » Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:49 pm

Domasa looks around seeing no magic [talk]THis is but a distraction much like ever bloody riddle in this retched place. Let us go to the new doors or leave this whole maze.[/talk]she will float to the new doors and just search it.
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Re: [Active Thread] The Wretched Riddles of Redcliffe

Post by patransom » Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:52 am

Straia moves up next to one of the cases and, after looking over the scene, asks the old man... [talk]Is this a depiction of your life or someone you know?[/talk] The old man ignores her.

Domasa, after seeing no magic, comments [talk]This is but a distraction much like ever bloody riddle in this retched place. Let us go to the new doors or leave this whole maze.[/talk] She moves to the north doors and begins to search. The old man also ignores this.

Having curiosity get the better of her, and the fact that no one objected to her opening the case, Gratchl reaches in to start moving things around. The old man does not ignore this. [talk]How rude,[/talk] he says, staring at Gratchl. Then, he utters a quick incantation. Everyone in the room finds themselves stuck to the floor and paralyzed, unable even to speak. The old man then launches into a 20 minute lecture on the manners of the younger generation...

He finishes by saying, [talk]If you want to leave all you have to do is solve a simple riddle. What has towns without houses, forests without trees, and rivers without water. When you figure it out, you can go.[/talk] With that, he marches to the north doors, opens them, and leaves the room, closing the doors behind him.

Everyone now finds that they can move their mouths, but remain paralyzed from the neck down...

[ooc]Domasa Erawn - See the Unseen, Fell Flight, Walk Unseen, Detect Magic
Straia Allan - Magic Vestment 447.2 min, Light 46.3 min left
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Treasure collected: an ornate helmet (unknown school of magic), a wand (moderate transmutation), boots (faint transmutation)[/ooc]
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