Saturday, 27 December 2014

27 Thaumont 1000 AC - Through the magic door

Broneslav and Alki stepped into the left-hand corridor at the crossroads in the upper temple, following the directions the Siswa claimed to have used. Twenty feet down the corridor a solid wall appeared behind them. Ahead, the corridor stretched a long way. To his left was a short corridor ending in a stone wall. To his right, another corridor stretched out. He could make out doors on either side of this corridor. He would check those later. First he wanted to follow the Siswa's directions to see where they led. This would mean heading straight up to the first set of doors.

Pausing at the doors, Broneslav listened carefully. The doors were heavy-looking, large wooden doors, so he did not expect to hear much through them, and his expectations were not disappointed.

"Watch my back, Alki."

His companion nodded and turned to look up and down the corridor.
A poorly masked image of the temple level as seen by Broneslav. I also noticed that there are issues with some of the floor levels for me to fix before he searches the rest of this level.
Broneslav eased one of the two doors open as gently as he could. The hinges creaked alarmingly, so he just threw it wide open and stepped into the room, sword ready. It was a large octagonal temple and lit by oil lamps instead of the torches that lined the walls of the corridors. The roof was some thirty feet above his head and a large compass rose was carved into the floor. He saw large double doors in the wall opposite him, and in the one to his right. To his left was a raised platform with a statue on it that was twice the height of a man. It depicted a strong man with a long beard. As his eyes took in this sight, Broneslav spotted a black-robed person behind the statue. Suddenly there was a flash of smoke and flame. When Broneslav's eyes had cleared again, the person had gone.

Hearing the commotion, Alki came in, and announced that it must have been the Rahib, when Broneslav told him what had happened. The intrepid pair moved to the platform to see if there were any clues where the Rahib had gone.

"Hey, look," Broneslav hissed, "There's a trapdoor hidden here, and that bit behind the statue looks like another one." (Yay for successful search  checks! I made them average, because this is meant to be a low level dungeon and Broneslav passed both thanks to good dice)
"The Rahib was standing here in front of the statue when he disappeared, so I think we should try this trapdoor first. We should probably try to check this whole area out first, but I think we can clear the place more easily if we stop the Rahib first. So, let's see if we can catch him."

He reached for the trapdoor and heaved it upwards ...

Broneslav Torenescu (S16, D14, C15, I12, W10, Ch14, F1, HP 8/9, AC4, Sword 1d8+3, Bow 1d8)
Human (Traladaran)
XPs: 358

Torenescu Family Member 1
Hunter 1
Keen Vision 1
Good Education 1
Empathy with Animals 1

Goal: Prove that he is an adult following the Shearing Ceremony
Goal: Slay a red dragon
Quest: Deliver a parcel to Merisa in Gray Mountain Village

Alki (HD 2, AC 4, Att 1, DAM 1d8, Skill Bonus +2)

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