Friday, February 28, 2014

In the Stained Hallway

The party returns to the intersection shown on the map.  With their backs to the hole, or the "meal room" shown on the map, the new storeroom is on their right and the door they're unfamiliar with is on their left.  The silence spell will have passed, just about now, so the party is fully able to communicate and alert anything that might be listening again.

27 comments:

Lukas said...

To/Through the door then Ahmet/Andrej?

Andrej said...

Andrej points to "Front Chamber" and begins to slowly and quietly as possible make his way down the passage, electing to continue with communicating non-verbally.

Ahmet said...

Ahmet advances to the door as slowly and hopefully quietly as Andrej.

Maximillian Boii said...

right there with you guys.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Let us say you have reached the door. I have rolled a die and you are not interrupted.

Maximillian Boii said...

{listen at the door}

Alexis Smolensk said...

Well, it is an enormously thick door ...

You might conceivably hear an indistinguishable noise that would suggest something was there, so ... roll ... yes, you have reason to believe the space beyond the door is not empty of life.

Andrej said...

Well, no sense in belaboring things. Ahemt pulls or pushes the door and Andrej stands ready to counter the first attack?

Maximillian Boii said...

{whispering} Well, we could spend 5 minutes opening the door like last time, or we could raise up a clatter and see what happens... I expect that whatever lives here has no problem opening these doors though...

Lukas said...

Hey guys.
Let's fight some minotaurs and get XP.

I really hope they aren't friendly talkative creatures. I have a much lower likelihood of getting XP from friendly talkative things. Though the amount is usually very good when I do.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Does Ahmet open the door?

Ahmet said...

Ahmet opens the door.

Maximillian Boii said...

(OOC: OMG, it's a radio show cliffhanger! I'm on edge! It's a good thing Bert can't hear ooc comments...)

Alexis Smolensk said...

The door is not at all difficult to open, except that it weighs about 60 lbs. Ahmet manages that, however.

Inside, you see a minotaur on its gigantic humanoid knees, hands on a slop trough, where it has just been gulping it's dinner, part of which is still on the minotaur's expectant face. It is fully aware of you, and appears to be curious about what was about to come in the door.

There's a massive 10 foot wide hay-bed in the 30 foot by 30 foot room, along with a sword, shield and axe hanging on the wall above it, some large leather balls stacked in the corner (about ten of them), each two feet in diameter, a stone slab image in the center of the right wall (ornate and difficult to grasp at first sight) and an abacus leaning in the corner that would be large enough for a human-sized door. There is water tumbling from a spout at floor level from a clay pipe into a trough dug into the floor that's about eight feet long, with a drain on the end opposite from where the water is entering.

Alexis Smolensk said...

Please, Ahmet, roll a d6.

Maximillian Boii said...

(ooc: Lukas, care to try talking :)

Lukas said...

(OOC: That abacus makes me fear this minotaur is going to talk to us. I'm hoping they use it to make up for the fact they are bad at math. Of course, then there is the d6 we're rolling which might help imply we're about to take to arms.)

Ahmet said...

Ahmet randbetweens a 5.

Alexis Smolensk said...

I need to create a map.

Andrej said...

IT sounds like we won't have to worry about talking, Lukas. ;)

Ahmet said...

Don't be so hasty. Perhaps he's preparing us a map to help us on our way :)

Lukas said...

Maybe it's a map because we're about to get a riddle about what's in the room.

Lukas said...

Ok, random thought, how uncool is it to hang the head of an opponent that is capable of using an abacus over my mantle? Just a poll here.

When you think about it, Boroge was smart, this guy at least has some form of logic... I mean orcs and goblins are off the table, and dragons/hydras probably are on the table... Where is the line?

Alexis Smolensk said...

The next post is up.

Andrej said...

ahem. the line is somewhere well past orcs. ;)

Maximillian Boii said...

(presume that was ooc... Uhh, you're going to hang a pickled hydra head on your wall??? I wouldn't think that was very cool, even if it couldn't pronounce a single word.

(now, you may yet get a living hydra head to hang on your wall...))

Lukas said...

Well I wasn't pickling the heads because I thought I'd have any use other that display purposes.

And furthermore, not A pickled hydra head, many pickled hydra heads... Maybe with less hanging though, we'll see what looks best.