Chapter 17: Remodelling

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Session Number: 217
Date: Sunday 28 September 2014
Venue: Tammi's (Densial drove)
PCs & Players:

Breg Rog3/Clr10 (Fergus) (kills: none)
Calico Drd13 (Yeran) (kills: none)
Lionel Rgr6/Wiz1/ArcA6 (Ash) (kills: none)
Rowaine Pal13 (Craig) (kills: none)
Troll Wiz13 (Densial) (kills: 1 animated statue of fiery doom)
Violet Drd13 (Tammi) (kills: none)

XP Awarded: TBA

Bang!! Bang!! reverberates from the other side of the metal wall. Boom!! Troll thinks it'll hold. Wrrrang! That one was bigger; a stone in the wall shifts and dust settles to the floor. Troll figures he needs a peephole to finish this thing off and starts Aciding the near side at about waist height. The acid runs down the metal surface and hisses but is not making any headway. Lionel nocks an arrow and considers a Phase Shot through the iron wall. He holds it. Bang!! Violet casts Barkskin on herself. Boooom! Another big one. A chunk of wall comes away. Violet goes dire bear. Bang!! Boom!

The banging continues for the better part of another minute. "That's the Acid Fog done," Troll says. More banging. The party converse about what to do, then realise that the banging has stopped. They hear footfalls retreat then stop.

Discuss ways to get through the metal barrier. Troll Acids away some of the stone at the left edge of the metal wall, just enough to see. The statue has returned to its position on the plinth at the end of the corridor. Troll wants to go through alone; Rowaine is not happy with that idea. Calico turns into a Blink Dog and accompanies the wizard, who Dimension Jaunts past the barrier. The area is blackened and smells smoky. More oil has begun seeping in through the ceiling and walls; spots are dripping back onto the floor and the statue. It is pocked and eaten away; one of its legs looks like it might give way under its own weight. Troll thinks the damage is wholly from his Acid; it doesn't look like the fire harmed it.

They move closer. The statue's eyes begin glowing yellow and it stands up. Its arms and the shard it carries spark against the walls again, igniting the oil with pops and flashes. Troll and Calico teleport back behind the Wall of Iron. Troll Acids the statue once, twice, and it disintegrates.

Lionel and Breg perform a thorough search of the T-intersection but find nothing further.

Troll and Calico return to where the statue lies; Breg takes the remainder through with a Teleport spell. Troll ensures the statue will never rise again with more Acid, then looks at the end of the corridor. The edges of the plinth are angled and adorned with ornate pentagrams. Rather than sitting on the floor as he first thought, the plinth seems to be sitting in a hole. It looks like it might move down, like a very large button. He jumps on it. Nothing happens.

Violet bear prepares to get on the plinth while everyone else retreats to the other end of the corridor. She places one, then two huge paws onto the plinth and transfers some of her weight onto the circular stone surface. She feels it get a little unstable beneath her weight. She completely gets on and it settles under her weight about an inch. Nothing seems to happen as a result. Calico Blinks onto Violet's shoulder. Violet sees the blink dog out of the corner of her eye, reaches around with a massive paw and claws him off, throwing him into the adjacent wall. Calico yelps, gets up and walks back to the others, his tail between his legs.

Troll retrieves the shard of metal the statue was holding. Calico reverts to human form and confirms that it bears magic of the transmutation and evocation schools. It looks to be part of a sword blade. Rowaine retrieves the pommel from her backpack and places it near the shard. They look to be parts of the same weapon.

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