Monday, February 18, 2013

Carrion Crown Session 56

Session 56
 DUNGEON MASTER: The party stands in the chamber with the cages and the destroyed floating heads. Water laps up against the walls, and the stink of the rotting gorillas fills the chamber.
 GRUNDIG: grundig casts detect magic as he scans the room
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig detects no magic.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: SOlar does a knowledge religion check to identify what the creatures were know religion 1d20+12=25
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan stands there looking around the room as the fighting ceases. "What purpose would these cages be when the castle was operating normally? Is this just another place for the lord of this place to assume himself with his latest acquired pets before they are dissected and preserved?"
 DUNGEON MASTER: Solar knows that these are vargouilles: awful undead creatures that create more of their own kind by delivering a kiss to victims that have been paralyzed by their scream.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The transformation takes place over the period of 24 hours or less.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "I have a potion that can remove diseases if you think that will help at all," offers Johan to Grundig.
 *** Call ended, duration 30:23 ***
 *** Group call ***
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Solar lets Grundig know (and the others) that what they fought vargouilles: awful undead creatures that create more of their own kind by delivering a kiss to victims that have been paralyzed by their scream.  However my friend grundig I believe you will be fine due to your current form, when you transform back I believe you won't be affected
 SOLAR CE’NEA: I seem to get the impression that the owner of this castle collects unusal specimens of all varieties.  I am concerend there are no heads on the gorillas.  Will those heads turn up elswhere on a golem or flying at us like these last creatures!
 GRUNDIG:  grundig splashes arround in the water
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan let's out a sigh of relief, "Well that's fucking good news. You start to want to kiss any of us you let me know and we will deal with it appropriately, Gorum give us strength."
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "If you think you are alright to continue let's check out these double doors?"
 GRUNDIG: grundig splashes in the water and moves towards the doors
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan and Mesodias move to the double doors. Johan inspects the lock and handle for any mechanical or magical traps.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Perception check (traps): 1d20+12+3 = 23
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan discovers no traps. The heavy metal doors swing open to reveal another set of identical doors directly behind the first.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: SOlar says why would you have double doors to something. To keep someting in or keep something out...we had better be very careful here gentleman
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "Hmmm, in this kind of place I wouldn't be surprised if this is true," replies Johan.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Solar casts dancing lights again and directs it at the doors ready for the lead people in the group to see ahead
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan carefully inspects this small alcove taking Solar's advice for any traps.
Perception check (traps): 1d20+12+3 = 30
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan discovers no traps.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan opens the door before standing back next to Mesodias as they peer inside.
 DUNGEON MASTER: This room seems to be infested with various fungi that cling to every surface. The broken remains of an iron walkway juts from the water, also now infested with fungi. Two doors stand high up on the walls.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "Has the fungus eaten into the metal walkway? This is fresh water not salt water from the ocean to have caused rust and decay?"
Johan makes a knowledge (nature) check to determine if he recognises the fungus type.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Knowledge (nature) check: 1d20+10 = 23
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Solar voices his concern about the room. "DO we need to go in here or can we get to those door from one of the other rooms?
 DUNGEON MASTER: There are a great variety of fungi in this room: one of which is the dreaded purple fungus.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan closes the door and steps away from it.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "I think your suggestion to avoid this room is valid unless you plan on dropping a few fireballs or flaming spheres inside to destroy everything. I don't even know if flaming sphere can work in a room full of water?"
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Probably not, if we need to we can come back to this later.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan removes his grapple hook and rope and attempts to secure it on the ledge on the upper level.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The cages in this room are about 6 feet tall. They are heavy and made of iron.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan sighs, "I don't think I can climb the sheer walls without something to secure the grapple hook to. How about we double back and check out the other double dors for an easier way to access the bridge."
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan opens double doors after heading back and exploring the passage way to the right of the main enterance to this tower.
 DUNGEON MASTER: This circular chamber is empty save for dark water. Two doors sit high up the walls to the north and west.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan throws a rock collected from the debris into the room, watching for any movement apart from the ripples caused by the rock.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Solar sends the lights into the chamber so Johan can see easily
 DUNGEON MASTER: Judging by the distance the stone falls into the water, it appears the waters in this room are significantly deeper than the 3' water in the previous chambers.
 GRUNDIG: grundig moves into the chamber waiting for a nasty suprise
 DUNGEON MASTER: Nothing immediately attacks Grundig.
 GRUNDIG: grundig swims down to the bottem trying to see if there is anything in the water
 GRUNDIG: perception 1d20+14=16
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig discovers the remains of an iron catwalk lying at the bottom of the dark waters, nearly 20' below the surface. At the center of the bottom of the pool is a metal grate 3' square, from which a steady stream of cold water is flowing.
 GRUNDIG: grundig swims arround the room looking for any sighn of creatuers he may have missed
 DUNGEON MASTER: As Grundig continues to move about the chamber, he feels--rather than sees--a powerful force attempting to turn his form into something else.

[Fort save & Initiative rolls from grundig, please.]
 GRUNDIG: [fort save 1d20+7=16 ] initiative 1d20+4=8
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig feels his form begin to harden, as if it were turning to stone; but he sucessfully shakes it off. Moments laterthe force invades his form once again, furiously fighting to overcome his natural fortitude.

[fort save again please.]
 GRUNDIG: [fort save 1d20+7=19]
 DUNGEON MASTER: Once again, Grundig sucessfully struggles against the force.
 GRUNDIG: grundig swims to the surface and makes his way out of the room
 GRUNDIG: grundig splashes about franticly and dose his best atempt at a atatue
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan scratches his head, "I don't understand what you mean? Is there something down there?"
 GRUNDIG: grundig nods his head
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "While you were checking out the room everything looked normal from the surface."
 GRUNDIG: grunidg puts a hand infront of his face covering his eyes
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan still doesn't understand Grundig completely, "Is the room safe to cross or not?"
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias steps forward to close both doors as the party discusses options available to them.
Perception check: 1d20+9 = 21
 GRUNDIG: perception 1 d20+14=29
 DUNGEON MASTER: As Mesodias steps forward, he and Grundig both briefly spot a pair of blue, filmy membraney orbs not too far beneath the surface of the water. Mesodias feels himself being subjected to a powerful external force.

[Fort save from Mesodias please.]
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias Fort save: 1d20+8 = 20
 GRUNDIG: grundig casts fairy fire upon the orbs
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias slams the doors shut.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias shrugs at Grundig and the party not knowing what it is they faced. Whatever it was he dislikes the idea of fighting within a pit of water without a plan.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The door closes before Grundig has the chance to cast the spell.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "Look we need to work out some kind of plan before we open this door again," says Johan. "I'm open to suggestions."
 SOLAR CE’NEA: why what happened?
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "I don't know but Grundig cast a spell and something has spooked Mesodias."
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Mesodias draws a rough sketch of a eyes coming out of the water with his blackboard and chalk. The drawing is highlighted by the words bad water thing.
 GRUNDIG: grundig moves to the rock pile and picks up a stone shows it to the party and points to masodias's eyes
 SOLAR CE’NEA: If we can't go in here how about we go in the other area and I cast web and you use it with a grappling hook to get up to the top floor
 GRUNDIG: grundig trys to figger out what it was knolage nature 1d20+9=15
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig has no idea what the thing was. It was certainly not anything he's encountered or heard about before.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "Without knowing what is in there, and it looks like Grundig and Meosdias don't want to enter that room again. I'm happy to try and climb to the second level by using your web to make the walls easier to climb," replies Johan.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "What if I use the ring to smash one of the doors on the second level so we have something to secure the grapple hook too. What do you guys think?"
 SOLAR CE’NEA: I think that is the best option we have in a series of rooms with limited options
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan pushes his way through the murky water into the room with the three rusted iron cages. He extends his left hand, clenching his fist and willing the room above to the north on the second level to be smashed to pieces.
Ring of the Ram: Strength check: 1d20+7 = 27
 GRUNDIG: grundig staays in the corridore watching for any sighns of the creature getting throug the doors
 DUNGEON MASTER: The large metal door flies open under the force of Johan's ring, revealing a darkened passageway behind.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Can you grapple hook that door johna?
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "I think I can manage that." Johan tosses the grapple hook and rope into the darkened passageway that looms above.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The grapple hook clatters on the stone work before catching on the remnants of the destroyed door.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Solar sends up his dancing lights to illuminate the dark hallway
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: He tests his weight on the rope a few times before making his way up into the passageway.
Climb check: 1d20+8 = 18
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan finds himself on a long corridoor lined with metal doors. An alcove about halfway down the corridoor contains several shelves.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan checks to make sure the door leading into the fungus room is closed. He also looks down the hallway for anything hiding along the ceiling before giving the go ahead for his companions to join him.
Perception check: 1d20+12 = 21
 DUNGEON MASTER: All of the doors are closed and barred, save for the one now directly behind Johan.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: ""You were right, there is a long corridor behind the rooms. Looks like enough room for single file."
 SOLAR CE’NEA: Solar heads up with the others
 GRUNDIG: grundig changes form once he reaches the rope and attempts to climb

climb check 1d20+4=14
 SOLAR CE’NEA: solar casts detect magic
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: The party secures the rope around Shadow before slowly pulling him up to the second level.
 DUNGEON MASTER: Shadow wriggles and growls before finally allowing himself to be raised to the top level.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: he looks around to see if there are any special portals or things of interest on the shelves when he gets there
 GRUNDIG: grundig describes what he saw and felt in the other room to the rest of the party
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan moves ten foot down the hallway to ensure the observing door into the water creatures room is closed.
 DUNGEON MASTER: On the shelf Solar discovers a potion of displacement, a potion of gaseous form, and two vials of what appear to be alchemically preserved blood, a potion of nondetection and a wand of charm monster with 44 charges.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "I have never heard of such a thing before and I believe I'm happy not ever knowing what that thing is. Just another perversion of nature that should not exist," replies Johan.
 GRUNDIG: grundig takes the potion of displacement
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan places the Potion of Gaseous Form into his backpack.
 SOLAR CE’NEA: SOlar takes the potion of non detection and the wand of charm monster and holds the Preserved blood vials as well
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: "I'm happy leaving the door at the side of this passage alone, instead opening the door in front of us which I assume leads to the bridge outside." Johan moves forward and inspects the doorway in front of them for traps.
Perception check (traps): 1d20+12+3 = 18
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan discovers no traps.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan opens the door.
 DUNGEON MASTER: A grand stone bridge arches over the gorge to a stack of rock on which perches a high tower topped with a lightning rod.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan tosses a copper coin to roll across the beginning of the bridge to see if it attracts unwanted attention of the lightning.
 GRUNDIG: grundig serches the walls on eater side for any seckret passages

perceptoin 1d20+1432
 DUNGEON MASTER: Grundig discovers no signs of secret passages or other such things.
 DUNGEON MASTER: The bridge is 3' wide and has no handrails.
 JOHAN D’ALMENTA/MESODIAS: Johan stands his ground, watching the tower that stands before them for any kind of threat other then the lightning.
Perception check: 1d20+12 = 19
 DUNGEON MASTER: Johan discovers no threats. Even the lightning appears to be safe for those below, as the lightning rod does an excellent job of absorbing all nearby strikes.

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