Sundered Lands 35

The Sundered Lands of Palladium

Session 35
December 4, 2016

Don't Mess With Valinya

Saturday October 28

A Parley

The Lady continues, “Well, I’m sure you are here to kill me or bring me to justice or, hells, probably just here to rob me, but I’ve got a proposition for you. Instead of all those things, why don’t you join me. Clearly you all are capable folk with little to no problem with doing what it takes to get results. I am already in position to take control of all shipping in Essanos, both legitimate and otherwise, with your help, we could expand that control to other areas as well.”

Seeker grumbles. "So, you were behind the death of the Harbormaster?"

Lady Lotus says "He was old. Dying. It was an eventual outcome. "

Wulda continues stuffing his face with food.

Seeker says "That's not an answer."

Guttugger paces the north and east sides of the room, keeping its black eyes focused on Silver.

Seeker keeps his eyes on the Lady Lotus.

Lady Lotus says "I may have information as to his demise."

Silver watches the lizard pet as she listens to the conversation

Lady Lotus says "So, are you all interested in new employment? I assume little Lavinia's bankroll will be running out soon enough. I can pay you and let you do what youre so good at doing."

Seeker nods, not happy with the wordplay. "I do not think that after all the work we went through to get here that we would be interested in your offer. Now, if you were cooperative, we might be willing to turn you over to the guard, instead of what seems like the inevitable alternative." Seeker tries to be intimidating.
Fortis slowly creeps forward to gain better visibility on the room and Mr. Rosk.

Seeker flexes his claws as he watches the Lady's response to his counterproposal. He makes it clear that he's ready to pursue violence.

The Lady seems to loose some of her bravado as she takes in Seeker in all his glory. "Well, um. I feel that this conversation isn't going where I want it to.” Lightning fast, she whips out a wand and waves it across the room. A stone wall magically appears, cutting the room in half.

Seeker says, in Wolfen. "Careful, guys, there are more of those undead bearmen around!

Let The Games Begin

Seeker fast-draws Charnag Velve

Lady Lotus says "Get them!"

Shefton Rosk pulls a potion from his pouch and begins moving toward the Ladys' chamber. The door behind Shefton opens and several more Harpies emerge.

A bright flash comes from behind Silver out in the hallway. Shefton and another Harpy throw their hands up over their faces as they are blinded by the light while the other two only seem a bit disoriented by it.

Guttugger bites at Seeker's foot with a sharp teeth and succeeds!
Seeker parries and slashes at Guttugger. Seeker's parry nearly slices Gut Tuggers face off! The beast lets out a high pitched wail!

Moonscar hears the sounds of nearby battle, checks the approach to the map room as soon as he hears the noise - then closes the door before heading toward the battle.

Silver shifts, and reaches past Seeker to snap at Guttugger. The dragon like creature makes a pathetic attempt at a dodge but Silver's teeth do not penetrate his scales. Silver snaps onto Guttugger and holds on!

Arn starts pushing his way past Silver then steps and throws his mace at Rosk

Fortis Swiftcasts a Sunbolt, and shoots it across the room.

Arn flings his enchanted mace, Olum Kanat Sican, at Shefton Rosk and he goes down in a moaning pile of leather armor

Lady Lotus says "Get off your ass and do something Wulda!"

Wulda says "Ahh, fuck. This orange was good. Ok." The mercenary stands and pulls his flail out.

Seeker says "Sorry, dude," and rapid strikes!
Wulda steps back and parries the first blow with his knife then the second with his flail. His knife explodes in a spray of metal shards. The mercenary shouts, "Sonofabitch! That was my favorite knife!"

The Harpies in the hallway look around for where that Sunbolt came from and one of them wildly swings at Fortis's torso with a club but fails!

Guttugger tries to break free of Silver's bite

Moonscar heads for the fight as fast as possible while still closing doors behind him.

Silver turns around and blows fire north up the hallway, filling it with a cone of fire and Harpy screams!

Arn swings his enchanted mace, Olum Kanat Sican, at his foe's torso and then steps up next to Silver. Another Sea Harpy crumbles to the floor.

Lady Lotus says "Don't let anyone past this door!"
Fortis takes a second to Dispel a hex of the summoned wall. He then Swiftcasts a Sunbolt and another Harpy goes down.

Wulda steps back and readies his flail. Seeker yells in Wolfen, "Guys! The fight's in here! Valinya, she went through the door back here! Follow her!" Seeker slashes across Guttugger’s torso!
Valinya snaps out of her guilty thoughts and reacts to Seeker's instructions

Silver turns again, and scuttles around Seeker to be on his left

Fortis Swiftcasts another Sunbolt, attempting to hit the last standing Sea Harpy then moves to support his friends.

Bearman Zombie swings at Guttugger's torso with an axe and slices the beast in half

Wulda says "What the hell is that thing?” He then swings at Silver's torso with a flail. The head of the flail flies right past Fortis then smashes into the tiny flying brick on its return strike from behind! Fortis staggers back to the shelves and attempts not to pass out.

Seeker moves to close with the Zombie as Valinya hesitates to pass the Zombies, but then does.
She says "You really should give up now, Lady Lotus. It will all work out better for you if you do."

Silver shifts and blows fire at Wulda. Wulda narrowly ducks a gout of flame that hits the wooden wardrobe behind him. As Wulda ducks the flames Arn steps in low and swings his enchanted mace, Olum Kanat Sican, at his foe's torso.Wulda attempts to dodge Arn's attack and succeeds!

Bearman Zombie swings at Seeker's torso with a greataxe and succeeds but Seeker parries
Wulda looks around, concerned and says "So, hey, that bitch wasn't paying me enough for this. I got no real quarrel with you all. Interested in a new friend?"

Arn shouts, “Dropping your weapons is still an option boy!”

Wulda says "I'd like to hang on to it, but I sure won't be swinging it no more."

Arn suggests, “Then swing it at that pile of rotting flesh, the furry one, not your former employer, you can kill her later.”

Wulda says "Yea, I can do that," and readies his flail. "You first, dwarf." he g,ads Arn.

Seeker slashes at the Bearman Zombie, twice with rapid strikes but the undead monstrosity managed to avoid both attacks.

Valinya shoots lightning at Lady Lotus's torso with a magic and critical succeeds! She yells, "I told you to STOP!" After a pause, she continues, "It's been a pretty bad day. I'm done being polite! You have nowhere to run, anyway. Give up!"

The sound of lightning bolts comes from the next room
Silver glares at Wulda, but shifts to reach and blow fire past Seeker at the nearest zombie. Seeker feels Silver's wing tickling his inner thing. The wardrobe is starting to burn a bit from where Silver's flame hit it.

Arn flings his enchanted mace, Olum Kanat Sican, at his foe's torso.

The Bearman Zombie attempts to dodge Arn's attack and fails!

Fortis rests. Fortis sees he is sitting next to a large glass sphere with a smoky red glow coming from inside of it.

Bearman Zombie swings at Seeker's torso with a weapon and succeeds! Seeker parries and retreats.

Valinya commands Lady Lotus,"Call your abominations off or I will end you. I am not kidding!"

Lady Lotus shouts, "You win. Stand down. Everyone stand down." The bearmen zombies stop attacking. Wulda starts casually scooting toward the exit. Moonscar makes his way toward the fight, closing all the doors in between.

Valinya says "I've got her, everyone. She has surrendered."

Chatting up Wulda

Moonscar comes running into the room shouting

Fortis asks, “Anyone kind enough to loan me a healing potion would earn my substantial gratitude.”

Silver turns and goes looking for Fortis upon seeing the fight coming to a close

Seeker says, "Val, Fortis got whacked pretty bad”.

Moonscar says, in bad, heavily accented Dwarvish, "Kasoo! Kazoo! Bazookadog onthemenu!"

Wulda says "Hey, so you guys are pretty fearsome lot. I want ya to know, I didn't have no problem with ya a'tall"

Moonscar replies, “Um, oh, yeah. Uh, cool. Thanks for that.”

Valinya says "Ill come see to Fortis, someone come in here to takc are of the Lady."

Silver digs out a healing potion and sets it next to Fortis. "Can you drink this?"

Fortis says, “You'd better believe I will work on it!”

Fortis drinks just a few sips of the healing potion and begins feeling much better.

Fortis feebly reaches for the lip of the potion

The Bearman zombies stand eerily still and silent in the doorway.

Silver turns and watches Wulda closely, and does her best "Unhappy Dragon" impression
After taking a moment of relief at his improved but still critical state Fortis draws Valinya's attention to the globe. "Does that look dangerous to you?"

Wulda stops and looks at Silver

Wulda says "Oh, did you want me to stick around? I was gonna get out of here."
Valinya casts a Major Healing on Fortis and says "Think I will need to do that again "

Fortis sighs, “Oww... Ahhhh... THank You”

She once again heals Fortis, but she now looks extremely tired.

Fortis says, “That is fantastic Val. I need to think of a really nice way to repay you. Is there anything I can get you for now?”
Valinya says "You can start by never getting splatted like that again."

Fortis says, "Hey, I'll work on it"

Silver shouts, "HEY! You messed up my friend, I think you can AT LEAST answers some questions!"

Wulda looks puzzled.

Wulda says "Your friend?"

Wulda says "I was trying to not hit any of ya. Wasn't that obvious? Only thing I hit was that weird flying brick."

Silver says, "You smacked him with your spikey ball there. Yeah, he likes hiding in his illusions."

Moonscar busts out laughing and adds, “Everyone wants to at some point or another.”

Wulda says "How was I supposed to know. I was trying to get myself away from these Harpies. Seems to me that they are a bunch of hooligans. I didn't realize what I was getting into.”

Moonscar says, “Restraint is what sets the rest of us apart, well, some of us, sometimes.”

Subduing to the Lady

Seeker makes his way past the Bearmen to guard the Lady Lotus. He finds the Lady sitting on the end of her bed. Her rapier is on the floor next to 2 wands and a knife. He says, "Sorry, ma'am, but it really was unlikely to end any differently." He looks around the room. "To the victors, right?"

Lady Lotus says "I will show you where my treasury is if you let me leave with my belongings and a few things from the other room. I will leave the city and never return."

Seeker says, “Ma'am, I think we'd have to take that on a case-by-case basis. But we can start there." Seeker continues, "Now, for starters, tell me about Vanthus."

Seeker sees a twinkle in the Lady's eye and a slight smile cross her lips. "What do you want to know about Vanthus?"

Seeker says, "As you pointed out, we're associates of Lavinia Vanderboren. She'd like to know where her brother is, and where the money he plundered from his family might be."

Lady Lotus says "I have her money. Most of it anyway. And other money too. Lots of it. I have lots of cash. Take it. Take it all. As for Vanthus, he has left the city. Not far though."

Seeker says, "And what exactly do you want to take with you?"

The Lady replies, “My sword, my gear, a few changes of clothing. Maybe some of my perfume. It's hard to get stuff. Very nice." She motions toward a dressing table near where Moonscar is standing. Both Seeker and Moonscar can smell a medley of perfume scents in this room, which is apparently her bedroom.

The floor of this room is thickly carpeted, and the walls have been smoothed with plaster and painted a soothing light green. A delicate crystalline chandelier hangs from the center of the ceiling. To the south, a dressing table sits next to a padded stool, and a large canopied bed with silk sheets looms to the southeast. Between these two objects sits a heap of oversized cushions. The ceiling in this room is vaulted to 15’ in the center where the lit chandelier hangs. The ceiling slopes down to 10’ along the sides. Several other lamps hang at various places along the wall.

Arn takes up a guard position out in the hallway.

The wardrobe has become engulfed in flames, filling in the room with thick black smoke. The carpet is beginning to catch fire as well.

Silver looks around and asks, "Can someone put out that fire?"

Moonscar says, “Brother, has she agreed to hand over the McGoosegg?”

Lady Lotus says "Cough, cough. Don't you think we should leave?"

When no one else makes any attempt to put the fire out, Silver casts Extinguish Fire

Seeker says "I think we're fine for now. Now, we're interested in something called a Shadow Pearl. We'd need that handed over, first of all."

Lady Lotus says "Shadow Pearl? I’m not sure what that is. Sounds valuable though."

Moonsca says, “it's not. But it was smuggled in as if it was and if you'd known about it you'd never have agreed to help, but you didn't, so you did, and then we came knocking to clean up the mess.”

Lady Lotus looks confused at Moonscars line of questioning.

Moonscar adds, “before it gets a thousand times messier”
Seeker thinks she is telling the truth about the Shadow Pearl.

Moonscar continues, “I know that's confusing, so please, think carefully”

Lady Lotus says "Being smuggled in on a ship? "Do you know by who?"

Moonscar continues accusing her, “You've helped someone do something, you'd probably consider them foreigners, they certainly wouldn't have stuck around.”

She thinks for a moment, “Hmm. That might be what Vanthus is looking into. He is following up a lead on some valuable cargo coming in from somewhere south. Using Kraken's Cove as a staging point. It's a little outside of our sphere of influence but, you know, gotta expand to grow.”

Seeker says "Okay, so Vanthus is at Kraken's Cove?

Moonscar scoffs, “Vanthus is ambitious but stupid”

Lady Lotus says "Yes, that’s where he was heading."

Moonscar asks, “Is it on one of the maps?”

Lady Lotus says "He was taking some Harpies and hired swords out there to try to take the shipment." She then looks at Moonscar, "One of our maps? No, it’s a ways out. not in Essanos.

Seeker says "I'm sure someone interested in controlling shipping has maps that might include the location of Kraken Cove."

Moonscar comments in Wolfen, “Probably in the chart book off the Nixie”

Lady Lotus says "I mean yea, I can show you. Its about 50 miles down the coast to the east."

Fortis continues to inventory the shelf and, when he finishes, shifts his illusion disguise back to the dwarf and joins his friends in the interrogation of the Lady Lotus.

Seeker responds to Moonscar, in Wolfen, “That may be true, but I want to see what she will do to help us.”

Seeker grins a toothy grin, "Thank you, let's do that."

Moonscar continues, in Wolfen, “Speaking of which - I think she needs to be ready to sail quickly and not on the course just given.”

Fortis in the Dwarven form of Frump, leans against the wall and starts assessing the items Lady Lotus is carrying.

Silver keeps an eye out on what's going on, but otherwise rests

Seeker says "There is also the matter of the Harbormaster. I'd like someone to pay for that."

Lady Lotus says "Shefton Rosk killed the Harbormaster. With help from Vanthus"

Moonscar asks, “Why?”

Fortis perks up at that accusation and ensures she is telling the truth

Moonscar says, “Vanthus had no chance of succeeding him in the job. So which of the houses actually pulls your strings?”

Lady Lotus looks down, away from Moonscar's question.

Lady Lotus says "My mother is Heldrath Kellani. I am Rowyn Kellani, of House Kellani"

Fortis suggests, “We can take his corpse to Commander Vilasek.”

Moonscar smiles at the admission of truth, “There, doesn't that feel better now?”

Lady Lotus says "She is not aware of my actions, though I suspect she knows some."
Seeker believes she is being truthful.

Having some of his conspiracy suspicions confirmed Moonscar is radiating smug, ‘So tell me, what would you do to someone who was trying to, quite literally, raze this city to the ground along with everyone in it?”

Lady Lotus says "Oh, you mean the fires above? Most of those buildings are abandoned, or owned for my use anyway."

Moonscar counters, “I mean really, posing a another smuggling organization, intent on eliminating the entire city.”

Lady Lotus looks confused and says "I would never do that. This city is my home. I love Essanos."

Moonscar explains, “I'm sorry to inform you that you have in fact assisted in doing precisely that.
If our actions have seemed strange, and our motives confusing, then realize that that is why we are here and we do not give the slightest flying fuck about your little criminal band. And I'm sure that you really want to start telling us all the whole truth about things, not just the little pieces you've been dangling because the lies you mix in are to cover things we don't care about, but only serve to cloud those which do matter.”
Lady Lotus responds directly to Moonscar, “I have no idea what you are talking about."

Frump stares at Lady Lotus, "Who was shrouding Vanthus in concealment magics?"

Rowyn looks at Frump, "I don't know how he was doing that. I wasn't able to scry him either. I think it might be his ring, though."

Cast of Characters: 

+Arne Jamtgaard plays Seeker, a teenage Wolfen Warlord
+Stephen Kolmetz plays Valinya, an Elven Wildsong Mage
+Mike Biancone plays Arn, a surly Dwarven Warrior
+Amergin O'Kai plays Moonscar, the esoteric Kankoran Druid
+Daniel White plays Silver, a young and curious Dragon
and +Jason GURPS as the GM


Grand Duchy 106

Grand Duchy of Adventure

Session 106
November 30, 2016

The Mummy Lord Defeated!

Nytdain 8 Klarmont

Finish Him!

The combat between the Grey Company and the Mummy Lord continues! Ree loses her balance in the wind and falls to the floor, her skirt blows up a bit, but everyone notices she is wearing shorts underneath.Cute but practical.Griffin stumbles, but struggles to one knee again. Iris begins trying to stand. Draven continues chanting, ready to call forth a divine spell. Remar moves to a better vantage point on the outskirts of the wind.

The Mummy Lord shouts something in Hutaakan but no one understands it at all then swings at Griffin's torso with a staff and succeeds! Griffin manages to parry the strike. Griffin stumbles again, but struggles to one knee again. The Grey Company continues to struggle mightily against the Mummy's windstorm!

Remar hurls another magical bolt at the  Hutaakan Mummy's head. The Hutaakan Mummy attempts to dodge Remar's attack and fails! The Mummy Lord seems to be slowing down due to his wounds.

Iris stands from kneeling despite the storm, but misses her attack while Draven continues his chant. The Mummy Lord swings at Iris's torso with a staff and fails! Ree falls again but rises back to a knee.

Remar waits to intercept and interrupt the Hutaakan Mummy's next action with a Magebolt to its conk. Iris falls flat on her behind, then struggles to a knee. Draven’s chanting grows louder still...

The Hutaakan Mummy swings at Griffin's torso with a staff and succeeds! Remar hurls a magical bolt at Hutaakan Mummy's head. The Hutaakan Mummy attempts to dodge Remar's attack and fails! Ree moves up behind Griffin and Iris, hoping to help them stay on their feet! Griffin and the Mummy Lord exchange some ineffective blows and Griffin tries to strike his opponents staff but the Mummy Lord manages to hold on to his staff.

Remar waits once again to intercept and interrupt the Hutaakan Mummy's next action with a Magebolt to its gray matter repository.

The Hutaakan Mummy attempts to dodge Iris's attack and fails but Iris's slash does not seem to penetrate the supernatural toughness of the mummy lord! Draven finishes his casting and the windstorm in the immediate area of the mummy seems to subside. Draven screams out the final chant and suppresses all magic in the vicinity. The other spells in the area also go away! The Mummy Lord screams in anger!

Hoping to use the Mummy’s distraction to his advantage, Remar hurls a magical bolt at Hutaakan Mummy's gray matter repository. He raises his staff and is cut off by a magic bolt! The Hutaakan Mummy attempts to dodge Remar's attack and fails! The bolt snaps the Mummy's head back, causing it to hit the wall. The Mummy pitches forward and falls, nearly crushing Griffin in the process. The creature hits the ground and falls apart into a pile of rags and lumps of blackened flesh. Iris gasps and everyone takes a long breath and slowly the windstorm dissipates. Iris rushes over to Kasiex. Remar bolts the mummy a few more times just for good measure.

Afflictions, Rings and Missing Friends

The Mummy Lord's Staff

Remar asks, "Draven, are you well enough to see to Kasiex' wounds, or have you had to ask for too much already to ensure our safety to this point?"

Draven speaks, "I fear I have asked too much of them. I shouldn't presume further, not before I lead a service in their thanks..."

Remar intones, "Rest then brother. Though my skills are a bit inferior to yours, I will do my best to magically assist him. Then it is off to figuring out how to extract Kifein"

Draven investigates the staff, but drops it immediately as it begins to sap his strength and quickly puts it back down. He suggests, "Perhaps that's a tool better investigated by you, Remar, or Iris perhaps, but ‘ware, it may try to drain you if you handle it."

Kasiex shakes his head and pushes himself up by his elbows and Draven searches the area where Kifein was swallowed up but the stone floor looks like the floor everywhere else in this chamber.

Kasiex says "What happened?” in heavily accented Traldar.

Iris crouches over the staff, eagerly examining what she can see, but careful not to touch it

As he recovers from the fight, Griffin has a bit of a coughing fit. He sits down next to Ree and catches his breath. "You good?" Griffin coughs some more.

Ariadne nods and says "You ok? That cough is new."

Remar says, "We may need to manipulate the staff in order to access whatever magic was used to encase Kifein and undo it. Iris, if you are unable to do it, let me know and I will try. I am familiar with shaping earth...even worked stone, but hopefully it was not a spell such as that used, as she would be suffocating.""

Draven says a heartfelt prayer for the soul of Kifein, just in case she now sits in judgement.

Iris sees that the staff is old and ornate but in surprisingly good condition, except where several sword cuts are in it. Iris replies, "I'm not familiar with any spell that would cause what happened to Kifein; I agree we need to figure out a way to help her. I'm not seeing anything obvious yet other than that the staff is ornate"
Ariadne says "It seemed that the Mummy was using magic from the staff, didn't it?"

Remar says, "Yes. At least, that is what I saw with my Identifying Spell"

Ariadne walks back out of the room toward the steps, bends down and picks up a large tome. She says "We still have this, maybe there is something in here that can help."

Draven, suspecting he is not the only one for whom the weight of the loss from this fight is heavy, attempts to console Griffin and the others as seems suitable to them.

Iris signs in relief, "oh good! I didn't see that from where I was at before."

Griffin examines the Staff but it does not look like anything Griffin is familiar with. It does contain many images he has seen recently in dealing with the Hutaakan. Mostly religious images and such.

Kasiex, still weak from his recent brush with death, looks about. He sees Remar examining the staff.

Remar examines the staff...then after muttering to himself, picks it up mentally focused on making its magic serve the company's cause but as Remar pics it up, he immediately feels it leeching the energy from his body. The mage wonders aloud, “So, is it that you need fuel to bond with this?” He feels absolutely no arcane magic flowing through this item but continues to examine it despite its draining effect.

Griffin says "Hey, Remar, maybe it's a Hutaakan thing - let Kaisex try"

Iris exclaims, "Oh my goodness" t,hen adds nervously, "What if it turns you into a mummy?!"

Draven answers gravely, but with a wry smile on his face, "I fear Remar will see that as the 'next great adventure' Iris..." Iris looks absolutely horrified at Draven's words

Kasiex says "That looks like the Staff of Pflarr, an ancient holy symbol of my people. I would put that down."

Iris says, "Kasiex says you need to put that down, it's a holy symbol of his people!"

Remar says, “Oh, um...well Kasiex, can you take this thing and make it cough Kifein back out of the Stone and Earth that swallowed her earlier? The mummy was using this staff to do that.”

Kasiex takes the staff from Remar and holds it and turns it over in his paws. "This is definitely the Staff of Pflarr, but I sure don't know what to do with it."

Griffin takes off his shield and crossbow and start exploring the rest of the room. He sees that the two large statues have some ornamentation on them that appears to be both valuable and removable.  He stealthily removes the ornamentation and stows it away carefully, making sure that Kasiex does not notice him plundering the statues.

Remar rests and studies his grimoire while he does. Iris sits next to Ree to offer help on interpreting the tome.

Draven and Remar discuss necromancy spells. Iris walks over to Draven. Iris whispers, "he's losing it. he's losing it"

Kasiex says "But what about Kifein?" Iris looks through the ancient tome. Griffin draws a big X on the floor where Kifein was swallowed up.

Iris thinks that she might be able to find something in the book. It actually looks like there are some arcane spells in this tome, among other things. Ree is interested in helping Iris figure this out though she cannot read Hutaakan.

Iris says, "Ok, so if i translate this correctly, the spell will disappear from the book. Or I can try to study this overnight and possibly learn the spell. Or I maybe mistaken and it can only be used as a scroll" She she seems just a bit confused on the actual application of the magic and smiles weakly

Draven sayd, "Worth a try to learn it long-term, if you think it can be done."

Iris says, “I would prefer that method, if only to preserve as much of the tome as possible for the Hutaakans but I did want to run it by you all first though.

Griffin also realizes that he is much more tired right now, his gear is really wearing him down and he feels like he has worked out all day; muscles are just tired out. He coughs and looks woozy. “Uh, Brother, could you take a look at me? I think this yellow junk is not good for me.”

Draven examines Griffin and then asks, "Can someone start a fire? I should make a hot poultice for Griffin's face."

Draven looks down then whispers to Griffin, “Brother, where did you come by that ring on your finger?”

Ariadne says "So, there's this door leading north here. With water coming from under it. And should we think about letting the others in? Or exploring the rest of this area?"

Remar starts a magical fire.

“I do? What ring?” Griffin looks at Draven with surprise. He did not realize he had the ring on his finger at all. He does not remember putting it on.
Such a pretty ring.
Draven works on a poultice for Griffin and answers,  “Indeed you do, look - ornate silver and ebony with a panther head. Here, help me remove it.” The ring, for some reason, will not come off of Griffin’s finger. Griffin and Draven look like they are looking at Griffin’s hand and shaking each others hands.

Griffin says jokingly, "Pleased to meet you!" A concerned look crosses his face when he realizes the ring will not come off. Griffin begins coughing.

Remar examines the door.

Watching Draven and Griffin fuss over this particular ring, Iris covers her mouth with both hands.

Griffin waves his hand. "Isn't it pretty?" He coughs some more.

Iris gasps and looks terribly guilty then exclaims quietly, 'Oh no!" She doesn't meet Draven's gaze.

Draven declares, with some disgust at his light-fingered friend, that the only solution that will save Griffin's life is to cut off the finger. Griffin thinks hard and believes he might remember putting the ring on. It is an ornate silver and ebony ring fashioned to look like a panthers head. It is encrusted with small clear crystals and 2 emeralds for eyes. He also remembers that it was an unknown magic item and it needed to be checked out before anyone did anything with it.

Ree says "That cough really sounds bad Griff." She then looks at Iris with a strange look. "That wound looks bad, Iris. It looks a little swollen and black. You need to sit down.”

Iris gently touches her face and pleads, "Um, Draven? Could you please look at my face?”

Draven agrees, "let's have a look at you..." The priest sees that Iris's wound is also infected with Mummy Rot and explains this to her.

Iris looks like she's going to cry but instead opens up the tome and starts reading, hoping to find a way to rescue their Hutaakan friend, Kifein.



This part of the Vault is also a Dyson Logos Map. Flear's Temple has been altered a bit and combined with another Dyson map to create the Vault. Thanks +Dyson Logos for all your wonderful maps!

Cast of Characters: 

Garrett "Griffin" Constantine, a Thyatian rogue of a gambler from Penhaligon rolled by +Arne Jamtgaard 

Draven Rickart, a Thyatian Acolyte of the Church of Karameikos ministered by +Jason Packer with help from +Patrick Burke 

Remar Umerusan Alphatian battle mage that escaped forced service in the Thyatian army currently marshalled by +Patrick Kelly 

Iris Vardaa Thyatian explorer and historian searching for answers and adventure, now guided by +Stephanie Kelly 

Kasiex, a Hutaakan Wildsteward used to ranging the mountains and valleys now led down a new path by +Patrick Burke 

and +Jason Woollard as The DM