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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #240 on: April 01, 2014, 09:49 »

With no obvious threats in sight, Isirius steps into the room and explores a bit further, walking past the table towards the possible corridor on the other end. Until the voice of the King resounds at least.

Is there anything to be seen on, next to or under the table?
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #241 on: April 01, 2014, 10:01 »

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There seems to be nothing on, under or next to the table, other than another table that you didn't see from where you stood earlier. The chamber is about as wide as it is long, and you notice another corridor in the north-western corner of the hall. You also confirm a pair of doors on the far end of eastern wall, and notice that the northern corridor seems to lead down a few steps.

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From what you presume another chamber at the end of the northern corridor you notice flickering lights and clattering sounds. Clattering as if someone was moving dishes.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #242 on: April 01, 2014, 10:03 »

Berak was thinking about to asking Quill and Isirius to start the ritual when the voice boomed and interrupted his line of thought. He was not too disturbed by the resulting scene, but it reinforced his suspicion that they were a lot less safe than it would seem. He decided to proceed with the ritual with haste.

- Come, wait by the fire, I'll go call Isirius and we will start with the ritual.
he told Quill and went after Isirius to bring him to the others and begin the ritual.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #243 on: April 01, 2014, 10:26 »

Upon hearing sounds coming from the other end of the room, Isirius sneaks towards the corridor's opening from the side, trying to have an unobtrusive look inside...

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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #244 on: April 01, 2014, 13:15 »

As Berak is walking through the corridor, he notices Isirius sneaking towards the entrance of another corridor. Slightly alarmed, he conjures his consciousness fragment near Isirius and tells him telepathically:

- You shouldn't take risks in your condition. We are ready to perform the ritual, come, the others are waiting.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #245 on: April 01, 2014, 13:34 »

Isirius' reply is short - We have company. Be quiet.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #246 on: April 01, 2014, 13:42 »

- In that case it is paramount that you retreat.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #247 on: April 01, 2014, 16:57 »

Marek stands on the ready near the group, in case of an ambush as he spends a healing surge to heal himself a little.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #248 on: April 02, 2014, 08:49 »

- "...I'm telling you I heard something" - while Isirius and Berak were telepathically arguing the "company" came to them instead. A thin human male, squeezing water out of his black robes and a trio of dwarves, their beards still sprinkled with crystals of ice went up halfway through the northern corridor/stairs before noticing Isirius and stopping.
- "Who are you?" - the human immediatly asks - "Were you frozen too?"

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If you want to spend that one healing surge you have Dee, this would be the time, since the "short rest" ends until this meeting is resolved one way or another. Also this is for you :P
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #249 on: April 02, 2014, 12:17 »

Isirius smiles at his own mistake of allowing himself to be surprised like that, telling Berak - Fall back. I'm bringing guests.

His mind starts racing as he quickly looks over the party approaching him - do they look like they belong here, walking around like they own the place?
They weren't on the move towards him while he was approaching - sounded more like they were doing chores - so they must have been in the room down the stairs all the while, meaning they couldn't not have heard the slaughter of other room's occupants. Does anything else give them away as allies or enemies of either Bortek or the King?
How 'ready for action' do they look?

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This is all a matter of less than seconds, of course. No rigorous investigation, just quick deduction from first impressions.
Spend a healing surge.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #250 on: April 02, 2014, 12:43 »

Seeing the dwarves and the human, Berak instantly starts to consider various, increasingly dire possibilities. His thoughts are quickly interrupted by Isirius telling him to fall back. After a moment's hesitation, he decides to trust Isirius to deal with the situation, saying
- I'll stay right behind the door.
and dematerializing, forming again in the room where the others are waiting, letting his consciousness fragment fade away.

He quickly gives the others telepathically a brief description of the situation, suggesting they wait and see how the situation develops and stay unnoticed for now. Berak is about go check on what is happening with Isirius, when he remembers something. He turns his attention to Quill and telepathically says:
- You should consider using the gauntlets that we found on Bortek. They seem to be something you could benefit from.

He then moves back to the door, trying to catch something about what is happening in the other room.

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Shard Swarm (teleport) to A1.
Go a bit deeper into the room and communicate with the others (they are out of telepathy range).
Go back to A1.
Berak wields his orb (he unwielded it when preparing for the ritual).
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #251 on: April 03, 2014, 08:37 »

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"Owning" the place is debatable (even if the lead human looks a bit cocksure), but they certainly feel like they *know* the place. They look like they know the place, and what little hesitation there might be is probably result of the fact they most likely spent long time "on ice". As for their allegiances, even if Winter King's servants bear insignia to identify them you wouldn't know what they look like and thus are unable to tell. Even moreso the case for late Bortek.

In terms of readiness they don't exactly seem to be preparing for a fight yet, but the human holds a staff (he had it under his arm when he first came to view but quickly put it back in his hand when he noticed Isirius), and the various axes dwarves wear are in arms reach. Combining that with the fact that they move as if they've seen combat before you estimate that time to gear from zero to slaughter would be short.

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Your actions and results of consciousness' disappearance - should it be noticed - will be processed after Isirius makes a "proper" reply. Essentially, until situation is defused or combat breaks out the actions are timed by ones that Isirius' makes. No pressure.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #252 on: April 03, 2014, 12:22 »

Thanking his lucky stars he chose not to walk around with his weapons drawn, Isirius tries to drop out of stealth mode as unobtrusively as possible and lets out something halfway between a bark and a sigh - Finally, someone who looks like they can talk some sense. That fool Boarhack wanted to gain the King's favor so badly he actually managed to get himself killed over it. And I still don't have a clue which way all of this is supposed to go. This way please, my party is waiting.

Isirius turns around and starts walking back towards the previous room in a purposeful stride. He never stops talking though, not giving the others a chance to get a word in, and acting like nothing's wrong whatsoever.

- You wouldn't happen to have any proper food lying around, if I may be so blunt? Not only was the welcome not quite what we expected, but then some bastard tried to poison us to boot! You'd think that being summoned ought to mean not having to go through all this hassle. He casts a smiling glance over his shoulder and rattles on - Say, whatever happened to you lot? Did you get summoned here as well, or is this place renowned for its indoor swimming facilities?

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And so on, until we reach the other room or they interrupt him blatantly enough
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #253 on: April 04, 2014, 09:31 »

Unfortunately for Isirius, Berak's exit didn't happen fast enough. The man in black catches a glimpse of the conjuration before it fades out. Just a glimpse, just for a split-second but it's enough to alert him. He takes two quick steps forward, points his staff at Isirius and barks demandingly:
- "Stop! There was something here with you moment ago before it disappeared. Who are you? What was that?.." - he pauses for a second to think then continues - "...and who else is here? You said party."
The dwarves start to slowly move forward also - their hands begin to gravitate towards their weaponry, but for the moment they still seem to more preoccupied with what is happening, particularly in getting a better look at Isirius.

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Isirius moved a square down before he got stopped, man in black is two squares down from the map posted in OOC, dwarves also move a square down.
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Re: Chaosforge 4e PBF - IC
« Reply #254 on: April 04, 2014, 12:01 »

Isirius stops and turns around, mustering his most benign smile - Of course I came with a party - you don't seem too keen on wandering around here by yourself either. And have you even seen the surrounding countryside lately? I can't even begin to guess how long you've been frozen in here... But now that we've managed to set you free, the least you could do is walk this way and fill us in on what happened here. The name's Isirius Thray, by the way, at your service. He accompanies the last sentence with an extending of his hand and a bold look straight into the black clad man's eyes.
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