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The group advances forward, chopping aside the spiderwebs as they go. As Sureiya moves up to the edge of the drop-down with his sun-rod, he reveals the room for the rest of the group, and there is a lot to see here.

To the north, there is a set of heavy, thick, tall, stone double-doors. An arcane sigil of some sort is imprinted on them--likely a sort of arcane lock.

To the west, there are nine pedestals, each with a small orb sitting atop it. Five are colored green, and four are colored red. Each of the pedestals is also topped with claw-like metal clamps. These clamps could grasp the orb if they moved inward, but they appear to be retracted for now.

To the east, the worked stone gives way to a natural cavern wall, and there is a lot of debris covering the ground. There are candles set in each wall, though the southeast candle is apparently knocked off its hinges and lies on the ground, unlit. All of the other candles are burning. Also to the east is a set of stone stairs leading upward.

The center of the room is marked with a dull, faint magical circle. Unlike the ones you encountered before, however, this one is not glowing and is barely visible. On the outer edge of the magical circle, however, is a larger, shimmering green circle. Arranged in a pattern are more of the pedestals like the ones holding the orbs, but these are empty. Five are arranged around the circle, and two sit in the middle. They also contain the clamp-like devices.

The ledge in front of you is roughly a 25 foot drop. You'll need a secured rope to climb down into the room safely.
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"...an interesting arrangement. I wonder if the inner circle is older?"

Arcana check for suspicious magic room information: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2934985/
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Myn (Arcana): From what you can tell, the circle on the door is some sort of arcane lock. It will probably prevent all forms of physical interference to try and open the door, though the exact nature of how it might retaliate is unknown to you.

The faded circle on the ground is inactive. Whatever spell is contained by this ritual circle is not currently in effect, and you don't know how to activate it or what it will do. However, the runes suggest that it is somehow tied to the lock on the door.

The glowing green power circle seems to be sending and receiving power from the pedestals in the faded magic circle and the ones holding orbs to the west. It's likely all three circles are linked in some manner, and those are in turn linked to the pedestals.

>> No. 1227 edit
>>1224
"By Moradin's Beard! What in Faerun is this thing!" Michael exclaims at the sight. "Let's secure a rope, so our arcanists with better knowledge can get a good look."
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Impressed by the sight, Sureiya quickly stow his weapon and take some tools. Then he firmly secure a rope to the ground so everyone can get down.
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One by one, the group descends the ledge and moves into the room. Sariel moves up to one of the pedestals, and begins to examine the arcane devices before her ( http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2935420/ ). Once down here, you can see that the ceiling here is about 20-30 feet high, varying over the terrain, and your light reveals a bit more of the passage to the east.

It's good you can see more to the east, too, as in the eerie silence of the cavern, it's quite easy for you to hear the faint sound of footsteps approaching from that direction.
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Noticing the sound of the footsteps, Sureiya draw his farbond, while keeping the sunrod on the off-hand.
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>>1229
After reaching the bottom of the ledge, Torinn frowns at the sound of footsteps. There should not be any more footsteps down here.

Torinn calls out to the source of the footsteps,
"Who goes there?"

Rquip Vanguard Longsword
Equip Heavy Shield

>> No. 1233 edit
>>1229
"Halt, who goes there! Show yourself, carefully."
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The shaman prepares for the source of suspicious footsteps.

I try to determine how many people are making those footsteps. Also, draw totemic spear. Ready a Claws of the Eagle in case of hostile response.

Shaman to AC-28, Miko to W-33, detective to Y-33.

>> No. 1235 edit
>>1233

Equip Farbond Spellblade and Heavy shield, at the ready.

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Myn waltzes forward- noting his odd resilience as of late, he decides to stand in front of the valuable healer.

Move to AB-27.
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At Michael's words, the footsteps stop. The rest of the party position themselves, and a few seconds later, a half-orc slinks from just out of view, a throwing dagger in her hand. There's an awkward pause while the two groups regard each other, before recognizance takes place.

"Why, hey there! Haven't seen you folks since the caravan," Thelkra announces, relaxing and putting her dagger away. "Y'all tracking them raiding parties as well?"
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>>1237
Not at all expecting to find her so nonchalant, the charismatic dragonborn elegantly articulates, "The what? How'd you... Why are you... The campsite and the monsters and the tracks..."

"Where have you been?"
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"... Thelkra?! So you are alive! It's amazing to find you here, we had a rought time in our way.
So, have you found something interesting?"
Perception check to inspect the area: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2935457/ (20)
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Suspicious, so suspicious.

Perception http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2935466/
Insight http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2935461/

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Perception (Bernkastel and Sureiya): Nothing about Thelkra APPEARS out of the ordinary. Furthermore, there doesn't seem to be more to the room or surrounding area than is immediately apparent. The only special detail worth noting is that path to the east appears more naturally-formed than the one you came from.

Insight (Bernkastel): Thelkra seems rather relieved to see a friendly face, though while her stance appears relaxed, she also seems coiled, as though ready to dash forward or away at a moment's notice.

Thelkra strides forward at a brisk pace while replying, "Welp, I've been roamin' around these hills for a while, tryin' to gather information from the local troll populations. None of them are sayin' anything worth hearin', though."

She points her thumb back the way she came from, "An' yeah, these caves're quite the hassle to navigate. I wouldn't recommend going back that way, real dangerous place I just came from. Fire 'n' loose rocks everywhere, and weird underground storms or something. I think there were some beasties hidin' around there, but I managed to sneak past 'em. Then this big spider comes charging right at me, but I cut it down." She continues to casually approach the party.
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...How confusing. Beasts?

Allow her to pass, and keep the spirits where they are.
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Receiving the guest, Sureiya moves near to her and ask her
"Troll populations? Is posible they are related to the recent attacks using the elementals?"
Move to 29-X
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Thelkra stops a bit in front of the gathered party, and replies to Sureiya, "Nah, if the trolls're a part of this they ain't sayin' anything about it. None of them even seemed to know about it. What, you didn't think the Troll Hills name was just for show, did ya?"

Sariel, apparently disinterested in the goings on around her, rises from her inspection of the arcane circle. "These pedestals and orbs are clearly some sort of activation mechanism for this ritual circle. If we can get it working again, we should be able to manipulate the lock on the door." She then points to the door and says, "...The leyline is very strong here, as well. It's hard to see, but I can sense it. The caster could be in here... and with this elaborate locking mechanism, I'd say it's quite likely."
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>>1246
>>1241
"You had Thalwynn worried. We were actually sent to retrieve you."

Torinn glances at the magic circle arrangement and the stone door. "Though I can't say I'm comfortable with heading back just yet, what with that elemental chaos leyline tearing reality apart at the fringes here."

Torinn implores Thelkra, "Please, if you found anything, anything at all that you haven't already told us, tell us now."

Diplomacy roll to coax any information from Thelkra that might be relevant to the situation at hand :
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2935501/ (24)

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"Miss Cragmaul's worried? Ha! I bet she's tearin' her office apart in a fit of rage by now," the half-orc laughingly says. "Listen, yer eladrin friend over there has the right idea, I think. We're here to stop the attacks on the caravans, right? Well, I don't think they're gonna stop until we take out whoever's behind them doors. So, you up for it?"
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>>1248
Torinn looks between Thelkra and Sariel, nodding, "I know I am."
>> No. 1250 edit
"Alright, so how do we open this lock?"
>> No. 1251 edit
>>1248
>>1246
"I wonder if the caster in there is the cause for that whole camp of orcs to look like it was dragged into the caves we're currently in... Let's be careful with whatever this magical ritual is."
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>>1248

"Presumably, some pattern of orb placement should unlock the door. However, without some kind of clue as to what that pattern is, it may be dangerous to attempt a random placement."

Myn walks around the circle once, examining it closely.

"Given that the five outer pedestals are each on the boundary of the circle, and that the number is matched by the yellow orbs, it may be the case that their placement is colligated. Yet, that there are two red orbs left over may be significant as well."
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Sariel walks a bit in the direction opposite Myn as he examines the circle, nodding and appearing to be lost in thought. Similarly, Thelkra idly walks over to the doors to the north and fixes her gaze on the circle third circle that is imprinted directly on the door. Upon staring at this for a few moments, the half-orc puts her hand on her chin, and also appears to be thinking hard about something.

The eladrin breaks the silence after a few moments, "I agree with the half-elf. I believe the green circle around the five outer pedestals would indicate that the greenish-yellow orbs are meant to be placed there."

Skill Challenge: Exploring the Cavern
Progress
9/10 Success
0/3 Failure

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 34/35 HP
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): 40/40 HP, Sunrod
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
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Following the arcane masters' explanations, Torinn nods along with them. It made sense that the green ones would go there, but what about the red ones? There were still two left over. Was there some kind of order they had to be in? Could the pedestal support two orbs?

Or maybe... That door.


Examine door
If necessary, perception check on door:
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2936433/ (22)
Insight check:
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2936436/ (13)

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The only thing Torinn can make out on the door is an arcane circle, complete with a bunch of symbols he doesn't recognize.

The doors appear quite thick and sturdy, and trying to force them open via conventional methods would probably be a waste of effort. They are solid stone, and likely the work of a skilled craftsman. With that said, there's nothing especially identifiable about the doors that marks them as the work of a particular somebody. They're just really strong doors.
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Myn carefully thinks about the room, hoping for a sudden burst of insight.

Intelligence check: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2936669/
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>>1267
Myn is pretty certain that because this device was constructed to be used over and over, it will not be particularly hazardous on a failure. There is likely to be a correct sequence, but inputting the incorrect sequence will probably not result in harsh punishment.
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"...it should be safe to assume that a failure in placement won't be too much of a danger to our health."

Less worried about the consequences of failure, Myn decides to try out an arrangement of orbs. He takes the two northmost green orbs along the wall, placing them clockwise along the circle, starting from the northmost circle pedestal. He then takes the next two green orbs and the final green orb, taking two trips, continuing the clockwise placement until the outer ring of pedestals on the circle is filled. Next, he takes the top and third-from-the top red orbs, placing them in the left and right center circle pedestals, respectively. Finally, he takes the southmost remaining red orb along the wall, and places it in the second-from-the-bottom pedestal along the wall, deciding to line the leftover orbs with the torches on the opposite wall.
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As soon as the warlock removes two of the green orbs, the clamps on all of the remaining pedestals that are still holding orbs to the west clamp down on the orbs they contain, making it impossible to move them. In addition, the green light fades from all of the formerly green orbs.
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"...that explains the clamps."

Myn returns the orbs in his hands to their original positions, hoping that it would result in a reset of the mechanism.
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When Myn returns the orbs to their pedestals, the clamps withdraw, and the green color returns to the darkened orbs.
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>>1273

"...the possibilities are that the order of the orbs themselves are important, or that the order of color use is important."

Myn attempts to pick up the two northmost red orbs.

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As soon as Myn removes the second red orb, the clamps again grasp all of the remaining orbs.

However, this time, none of the orbs lose their color.
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>>1275

"Interesting. The mechanics of color loss are also worth looking into."

Myn places the two orbs in his hands in the left and right center pedestals in the circle, in that order.
>> No. 1277 edit
>>1275
>>1274
>>1273
>>1272
>>1271
>>1269
"Quite a quandry we have 'ere." says the Warlord, remarking at the orbs.
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As soon as Myn places a red orb on the center-left pedestal, the clamps on all of the remaining orbs release.

Myn goes ahead and places the other red orb on the center-right pedestal.
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>>1278

"...they released?"

Myn returns to the western wall, attempting to take the top two green orbs again.

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The half-elf takes two green orbs from their pedestals, and again, the clamps grasp all of the western orbs--as well as the two in the center of the circle.

The green color remains this time, however.
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>>1280

"So, the order is important after all."

Myn tentatively places one of the green orbs in the topmost pedestal along the circle.
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When Myn places the green orb on the topmost pedestal, suddenly the clamps on all of the empty pedestals raise, leaving no room to place orbs on them. In addition, the clamps clamp down on all of the other orbs as well.

The green orbs again lose their greenish hue.
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>>1282

"Perhaps the placement of the red orbs should come first after all."

Myn removes the green orb from the pedestal, and going back to the western wall, he attempts to return the two green orbs in his hands to their original positions. He then attempts to pick up the two red orbs remaining on the wall pedestals, top first.
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Upon picking up the faded orb, all of the green orbs regain their color. Myn is able to return the green orbs to their original position easily enough.

When he removes the second red orb, the clamps again grasp all of the orbs, including the two in the circle.
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Myn places one of the red orbs he carries in the second pedestal from the top along the wall. He then attempts to replace the green orb from the second-from-the-bottom pedestal with the other red orb in his possession.
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When the warlock places the red orb on the pedestal along the western wall, second-from-the-top, the clamps release.

He is then easily able to exchange a red orb for a green orb. The clamps briefly grasp all the orbs when he removes the green orb, but retract again when he places the red orb on the pedestal.
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Myn again attempts to place the green orb at the topmost pedestal in the circle.
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When Myn places the green orb on the top pedestal in the circle, the clamps grasp all of the other orbs, and color fades from the green orbs.
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>>1288

"...so, that was incorrect as well. Perhaps the green orbs along the outside of the circle require red orbs adjacent to them to function."

Myn again takes the green orb from the top pedestal, trades it for the bottommost red orb along the wall, and attempts to place it at the upper-left pedestal along the edge of the circle.
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When Myn removes the faded orb, the green orbs regain their color. Upon removing the red orb along the wall, the clamps raise again, but release when the green orb is put back.

The warlock attempts to place the red orb on the pedestal to the north-west of the circle. After about a half-second, there is a whirring sound from the pedestal, and the red orb falls to the ground. It seems undamaged, but was 'rejected' by the pedestal.
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>>1290

"...that's a new response. An experiment may shed some light on this."

Myn replaces the red orb along the wall, and then replaces the two red in the center of the circle along the wall as well, returning the pedestals to their starting position. He then takes the topmost two green orbs, and places them in the center of the circle.
>> No. 1292 edit
While the warlock does something, the shaman moves to the door, intending to hear any sounds that may hint at what lies beyond.

Try to hear past the door. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2936796/
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Myn replaces the rejected red orb, then picks up two green orbs once more. When he picks up the second green orb, the same thing that happens at first happens again--the green orbs lose their color, and clamps seize all of the remaining orbs.

Placing the two faded orbs in the center yields no response. The clamps do not release, and color does not return to the orbs.
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>>1293

Myn replaces the left center green orb in the second-highest space available along the wall, and picks up the topmost red orb, attempting to place it in the topmost pedestal along the outside edge of the circle.
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Bernkastel moves up to the door, but can't seem to hear anything through it. Either there's nothing there, or the stone is simply too thick to hear through.

When Myn returns the faded orb to a western pedestal, the green orbs regain their color. Removing the red orb yields no further response, but when Myn tries to place it in a pedestal along the circle, it is 'rejected' again.
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>>1295

"Unsurprising. Next should be..."

Myn takes the rejected red orb and attempts to place it in the remaining center pedestal.
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Myn is able to place the red orb on the center pedestal without any resistance.
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>>1297

Nodding, Myn again attempts to take the topmost remaining green orb along the wall and place it at the topmost pedestal along the circle.
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Myn is able to do just that without any response from the pedestals at all.
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Myn smiles, attempting to repeat the action with the remaining three green orbs along the wall, intending to take two trips and place them clockwise from the top around the circle.
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As soon as Myn removes one of the green orbs, the clamps again activate, and the green orbs fade to black.
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>>1301

"So, it won't be that easy."

Myn replaces the green orb he picked up, and instead takes the green orb from the center-right spot, attempting to place it at the upper-right position along the circle.
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Once the faded orb is replaced, the green orbs regain their color and the clamps release. After that, it is a simple matter to move the green orb from the center to the circle.
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>>1303

Myn tentatively picks up another green orb from the top pedestal along the wall, placing it in the lower-right spot along the circle.
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When Myn removes the green orb, the clamps entrap the orbs, and the green orbs fade.
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>>1305

Myn decides to replace the green orb he picked up, instead taking the topmost red orb along the wall and placing it in the right center pedestal of the circle.
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Once the faded orb is returned, color comes back to the green orbs, and the clamps release. It is then easy to move a red orb from the west pedestals to the center.
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>>1307

Myn picks up first the topmost green orb, and then the topmost red orb from the pedestals along the wall. He then places the green orb at the lower-right position along the circle, keeping the red orb in his hand.
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Myn picks up first the green orb, then the red orb at which point the clamps activate on the orbs. The half-elf carries the green orb to one of the pedestals along the circle. Once placed there, the clamps release again.
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>>1310

"The mechanism is similar to the wight and priests' puzzle, it seems."

Myn returns to the western wall, takes the topmost green orb, and places it at the lower-left spot along the circle. He then takes the final green orb along the wall and places it at the remaining upper-left pedestal along the circle. Finally, he returns the red orb in his hands to the top available pedestal along the western wall.

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Once the proper sequence is realized, it becomes a simple matter to move the green spheres to the outer ring of pedestals.

When the last green orb is placed in the proper slot, the ritual circle begins to brightly glow, and the outer green circle disappears. Though the main circle is now active, it seems additional steps are necessary to unlock the door.

Sariel again kneels down and begins to inspect the circle once more... it appears new symbols are now visible.
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>>1312

Myn, smiling at the development, also inspects the new symbols.

Arcana check for symbol info: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2936865/
>> No. 1314 edit
Clap, clap, etc.
>> No. 1315 edit
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1315
Myn isn't sure, but perhaps the circle could be manipulated by raw arcane magic to undo the lock? That does seem to be what it's designed for...

http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2936942/ - Sariel's Arcana Check (23)

"The function is different, but by manipulating this arcane circle and focusing our magic as we have done before against this caster's circles, we should be able to undo the lock placed on the door," Sariel announces.

Thelkra suddenly speaks up, "I don't think that's necessary, guys." She walks up closer to the door. "There's an easier way."
>> No. 1317 edit
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1317
>>1315

"Is that the case, Miss Thelkra?"
>> No. 1318 edit
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1318
Since the orc was never very good solving puzzles, he stay silent while Myn skillfully solve it.
>> No. 1319 edit
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1319
Thelkra turns around away from the door to face you, then begins to explain, "Well, before, I thought these symbols were awful familiar. But I not quite right. When ya figured out that circle, though, suddenly the runes started to look 'right.'"

She points back at the circle on the door with her thumb and continues, "See, this? It's a magic the ritualists back at Many-Arrows use. Now that it's active, it we just need the proper reagent to 'unlock' it. And it just so happens I have that reagent right here."

After saying so, she swiftly pulls out her long knife, and readies her other hand.
>> No. 1320 edit
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1320
...Many-arrows. Were Ms. Cragmaul's worries unfounded?

Move spirits closer.
>> No. 1321 edit
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After the puzzle was solved, Torinn looks skeptically at Thelkra's idea of a "reagent".

Brace for something happening
>> No. 1322 edit
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1322
>>1319

"...the blood of a half-orc, perhaps?

"It's best to avoid unnecessary workarounds if we can help it. If you would, Miss Thelkra."
>> No. 1323 edit
"Hmm? What kind of reagent?"
Move to 27-S, stow sunrod, and prepare both weapons.
>> No. 1324 edit
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1324
With a single, swift motion, Thelkra lightly slices her empty hand with the long knife, and then presses the slightly bleeding hand against the circle on the door. It instantly reacts, glowing steadily brighter and brighter.

"My blood may be weaker, so it's best to know for sure if it'll work," Thelkra comments. Almost immediately after she finishes her sentence, the doors swing open, revealing a short flight of stairs that head steeply downward to a cut-off platform, where a brazier sits, illuminating the area. Thelkra stares down the stairs for a few moments, then turns back to you and asks, "Well? Are you ready for this?"
>> No. 1326 edit
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1326
>>1324
"Absolutely."

Torinn steps up to the foot of the stairs, "This tearing of the fabric of reality can't be allowed to continue, nor can those who are preying on the caravans be given free reign to do as they please."

Move to O-26
>> No. 1327 edit
>>1324
"At this point I suppose I should be ready for anythin'." Michael says as he shrugs.
>> No. 1328 edit
"... Indeed. Let's go."
>> No. 1329 edit
"After you, Miss Thelkra."

Move to Q-25.
>> No. 1330 edit
Audio 42_-_Tough_Battle.mp3 - (2.75MB , 42 - Tough Battle.mp3 )
1330
Unlocking the Sealed Door: 135 XP each

Skill Challenge: Exploring the Cavern
Progress
10/10 Success
0/3 Failure

Completing the Skill Challenge: 315 XP

Expected Total XP: 3650/3750 XP

Time for Initiative.
>> No. 1332 edit
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1332
Thelkra immediately leaps to action, pulling out a dagger in her other hand and moving down the stairs as quickly as possible while maintaining her balance.

Initiative
Thelkra (Ally): 25
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
???: 13
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 12
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (Q-25) 38/38 HP, Sunrod
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (S-30) 34/35 HP
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (Q-27) 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (O-26) 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): (S-23) 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): (S-27) 40/40 HP, Sunrod
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (R-29)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (Q-30) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1333 edit
>>1332
Michael merely tries to keep up for now and be careful while going down the stairs in all the heavy gear.


Move to O-27
Move to M-25

>> No. 1334 edit
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1334
As Michael moves forward, Thelkra yells back, "Yeah... somethin's definitely in there. You guys had better be ready...!"

Initiative
Thelkra (Ally): 25
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
???: 13
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 12
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (Q-25) 38/38 HP, Sunrod
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (M-25) 34/35 HP
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (Q-27) 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (O-26) 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): (S-23) 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): (S-27) 40/40 HP, Sunrod
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (R-29)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (Q-30) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1340 edit
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1340
"Before we move ahead, my companion would like to give you more protection against what's ahead. It's necessary for everyone to be near that spot." Point to K-25, and delay until just after Michael's turn.
>> No. 1341 edit
>>1340
"A protective boon would be very helpful indeed," Torinn remarks as he takes up position near the front.

Double move all the way across to J-25
>> No. 1342 edit
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1342
As Torinn moves ahead, he can see what's just around the corner.

There are more of the steep steps, and at the bottom they open into a larger room that he can only see a sliver of. It appears illuminated, and there is a very large, glowing magical circle in the room. That's about all Torinn can see from this angle.

Initiative
Thelkra (Ally): 25
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
???: 13
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (Q-25) 38/38 HP, Sunrod
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (M-25) 34/35 HP
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (Q-27) 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (J-25) 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): (S-23) 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): (S-27) 40/40 HP, Sunrod
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (R-29)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (Q-30) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1344 edit
Double move to L-25
>> No. 1345 edit
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1345
Sureiya advances, and the group begins to gather around the spirit.

"Quickly, now... giving that caster more time could be troublesome," Thelkra urges.

Initiative
Thelkra (Ally): 25
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
???: 13
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (Q-25) 38/38 HP, Sunrod
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (M-25) 34/35 HP
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (Q-27) 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (J-25) 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): (S-23) 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): (L-25) 40/40 HP
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (R-29)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (Q-30) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1346 edit
Myn cautiously advances.

Double move to K-26.
>> No. 1347 edit
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Once Myn advances, Sariel follows, and Thelkra holds back briefly, waiting for the party to make their move.

Sariel double-moves to L-24.
Thelkra delays.


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Thelkra (Ally): 25-1
???: 13
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (M-25) 34/35 HP
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (Q-27) 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (J-25) 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): (L-24) 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): (L-25) 40/40 HP
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (R-29)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (Q-30) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1348 edit
>>1347
>>1345
"The stairs aren't makin' this any easier.." Michael murmurs as he makes his way down the stairs and in position for the Shaman's spell.


Move:Move to K-24
Minor:none
Standard:Total Defense

>> No. 1349 edit
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Michael moves into position and braces himself against potential attack.

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-2
???: 13
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (K-24) 34/35 HP, +2 to all defenses
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (Q-27) 38/38 HP
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (J-25) 44/44 HP, Light
Sariel (Liliane): (L-24) 30/30
Sureiya (Anonkun): (L-25) 40/40 HP
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (R-29)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (Q-30) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1350 edit
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...There, ready.

 -spoiler- 
>> No. 1351 edit
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As the shaman and her spirit move into position, the elemental spirit dissipates. Protective roots form armor around all of the gathered adventurers, granting them powerful resistance.

"All right, let's go, go, go!" yells Thelkra, running around the corner. As Torinn watches, as the half-orc rounds the corner, she actually leaps to the southern wall and runs along it horizontally... before an icy bolt flies towards her from just out of the dragonborn's view. Thelkra dodges out of the way just in time, leaping back to the stairs, and glaring in that direction.

"Bitch! You'll pay for that!" she yells at her attacker.



Bernkastel's protective roots grants everyone resist 3 all until the end of the current encounter.
Thelkra moves forward, using acrobat's trick to move on the wall.
????'s readied action triggers, and its frost arrow misses Thelkra.


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
???: 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (K-24) 34/35 HP, +2 to all defenses, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (J-25) 44/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (L-24) 30/30, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (L-25) 40/40 HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (K-25)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (???) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-18) Resist 3 All

Enemies
????

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
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The bolt of frost whizzes by and Torinn rushes towards the source.

"Stop hiding in the darkness and reveal yourself, you craven coward!"

Double move to G-20
>> No. 1353 edit
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As Torinn rounds the corner and begins to hastily move down the stairs, more of the room is revealed--chests, barrels, and what appear to be supplies similar to those found at the orc camp outside are in here. There are also pillars surrounding the magic circle, and a single, gray-skinned orc standing near the edge of the circle, smiling wickedly in your direction.

"Ha! Coward?" she crows in a raspy, grating voice, "Come, then, foolish spawn of Io! Come and meet your doom!"

Information on the fell orc is a nature check or arcana check (they will give different information). You must be able to see it to make a check.

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (K-24) 34/35 HP, +2 to all defenses, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-20) 44/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (L-24) 30/30, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (L-25) 40/40 HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (K-25)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (???) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-18) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (H-10)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
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1354
Don't worry, we will.
Move action: Double move to 16-H
Minor action: perception check http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2940207/
free action: nature and arcana check: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2940208/

>> No. 1357 edit
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1357
>>1353
Torinn snarls at the the fell orc, speaking in a low voice to Thelkra, "Do you know anything about them?" he inquires, pointing at the gray-skinned orc.
>> No. 1359 edit
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As the ranger moves forward, Thelkra replies between gritted teeth, "Thas what I'd like to find out!"

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (K-24) 34/35 HP, +2 to all defenses, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-20) 44/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (L-24) 30/30, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-21) 40/40 HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (K-25)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (???) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-18) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (H-10)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
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1360
Myn hurries down the stairs. As he attempt to recall information about the fell orc, noting that the room ahead is lit, he drops his sunrod, pulling out the potion he had held in reserve instead.

Double move action: Move to H-20.
Free action: Drop sunrod.
Minor action: Take out potion of clarity.
Arcana check for fell orc knowledge: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2941351/

>> No. 1362 edit
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Myn: This particular kind of caster probably uses a mix of various magics, including a potent fireball area-of-effect spell, a freezing bolt of ice, and a close-range blast of psychic charm energy that leads foes astray. In addition, she is tightly gripping a battle-staff in two hands, and the tips are practically smoldering with eldritch energy. It's quite likely she's trained in using the staff as an arcane weapon as well.

Myn strides forward confidently, relying on his shadowy armor to protect him. Sariel sees the caster upon rounding the corner, and elects to stand back, activating her magical armor to give her protection. "Be careful. This narrow stairwell is a deathtrap against a powerful spellcaster."

Myn moves. Sariel moves and activates her stoneskin robes, gaining 5 temporary hit points.

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (G-21) 38/38 HP, Sunrod, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (K-24) 34/35 HP, +2 to all defenses, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-20) 44/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (H-24) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-21) 40/40 HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (K-25)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (???) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-18) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (H-10)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1363 edit
>>1362
After making his way down the stairs a little more and putting away his sword so he can put down his banner when he reaches the bottom (and after taking it out), Michael sees this new orc foe and can't help but think,"Where's the other orcs?"


Minor:Put away Farbond Spellblade
Move:Double move to I-21

>> No. 1364 edit
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Michael moves forward, and the orc is now clearly visible to him.

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (G-21) 38/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-21) 34/35 HP, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (K-26) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-20) 44/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (H-24) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-21) 40/40 HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (K-25)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (???) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-18) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (H-10)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1365 edit
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1365
...This warlock is playing dumb again.

Move action: to I-25.
Minor action: Call the elemental spirit to H-20.
Minor action: Dismiss spirit companion.
>> No. 1366 edit
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Bernkastel also advances, and grants her allies a minor bit of protection from the elemental spirit she summons while dismissing her other companion.

The thaumaturge gestures with her staff, and cries out, "Be bathed in flame!" A fiery blast hurtles from the tip of her staff and directly lands on the elemental spirit, which is unaffected, but all of the adventurers gathered around it are scorched and continue to burn.

Thelkra lets loose an unintelligible battle cry and leaps to the wall again, bypassing the stairs, then to the ground before charging the fell caster, her long knife just barely slicing into the thaumaturge as it dodges away.

Torinn is on fire, again.

Bernkastel moves and summons her elemental spirit, while dismissing her spirit companion.
Fell orc thaumaturge's fire blast hits Torinn, Michael, Myn and Sureiya for 7 fire damage (reduced from 10) and ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends). Thaumaturge moves back a little.
Thelkra uses acrobat's trick to run on the wall. +2 bonus to damage rolls. Thelkra charges, and uses her long knife, which hits fell orc thaumaturge for 13 damage. She uses furious assault to deal an additional 6 damage.
Torinn takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (G-21) 31/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-21) 27/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-25) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-20) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Sariel (Liliane): (H-24) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-21) 32/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (???)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-9) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (I-8), -19 HP

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
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"Oh hell, I'm on fire again," Torinn mutters, racing towards the one who cast the conflagration on him. As soon as he reaches the foot of the stairs, the flames go out.

Double move to G-15

Save against ongoing damage: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2941982/ 16

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The paladin moves as quickly down the stairs as he can, putting out the fire as he goes. Sureiya still burns, however. When Torinn reaches the base of the stairs, he can see the full extent of the room--mostly empty, aside from stone pillars that extend about 25 feet up to the ceiling, small braziers lighting the chamber, the huge ritual circle, and what appears to be a small living area arranged for the thaumaturge.

Torinn moves, and saves against ongoing fire damage.
Sureiya takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (G-21) 31/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-21) 27/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-25) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-15) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (H-24) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-21) 31/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (???)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-9) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (I-8), -19 HP

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1375 edit
"You shall pay for this!"
Minor action: Set Hunter Quarry on the fell orc.
Movement action: Double move to I-15

>> No. 1377 edit
Saving throw: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2942757/
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Sureiya dashes forward and makes the fell orc his quarry, but cannot manage to shake the flames engulfing him.

Sureiya moves, quarries the thaumaturge, but fails his save against ongoing damage.

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (G-21) 31/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-21) 27/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-25) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-15) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (H-24) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-15)) 31/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (???)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-9) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (I-8), -19 HP

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
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Myn efficiently shakes off the flames on his body as he curses the fell orc. Moving forward, he smiles, initiating a psychic assault against the foe.

Minor action: Place Warlock's Curse on Fell Orc Thaumaturge (I-8).
Move action: Move to I-18.
Standard action: Cast Your Delicious Weakness against Fell Orc Thaumaturge (I-8).

Attack roll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2942762/
Damage roll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2942765/

Saving throw:http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2942766/

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The half-elf warlock casually shakes off the fire damage sustained, and curses the thaumaturge before attempting to weaken it with psychic energy. Though the fell orc has no weaknesses to expose, it still suffers from the effect. Sariel moves forward at a brisk pace, then illuminates Torinn's armor once more with a light spell.

Michael burns with fire.

Myn takes 5 ongoing fire damage (reduced to 2). Myn moves and curses the fell orc thaumaturge.
Myn's your delicious weakness hits fell orc thaumaturge for 14 psychic damage.
Sariel double-moves, and recasts Light on Torinn.
Michael takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-18) 29/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-21) 26/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-25) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-15) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (G-18) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-15)) 31/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (???)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-9) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (I-8), -33 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
>> No. 1383 edit
>>1382
Michael looks back and gives a thumbs up to the Shaman for how useful the protective roots are, before drawing his Standard and making his way down the stairs again.


Minor Action:Draw Battle Standard of Healing
Move Action:Double Move to I-16
Saving Throw
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2942793/ (5 Fail)

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Michael strides easily down the stairs, before drawing his battle standard and holding it ready. However, he continues to burn.

Michael moves and retrieves his battle standard of healing. He fails to save against ongoing damage.

Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-18) 29/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-16) 26/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-25) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-15) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (G-18) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-15)) 31/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (???)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (I-9) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (I-8), -33 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
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Skipping the diplomacy... Why are we attacking her, again?

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>> No. 1386 edit
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Nature: (Bernkastel) A fell orc is a natural orc that has lived in the Shadowfell for some time, and has been subtly corrupted by the energies of that plane. They retain all of the cunning and savagery of normal orcs, but are more inclined to the arcane arts, unlike natural orcs that tend to slide towards primal magic.

These orcs surge with fell resilience when bloodied, and have no particular strengths or weaknesses. This one appears to be an elite, and wields potent controlling magic. Those more learned in the matters of the arcane would be better equipped to determine the exact nature of those attacks.
"Bernkastel" calls her spirit companion back adjacent to the fell orc, and it quickly uses its hoe to guide Thelkra's long knife as it slices down on the caster, causing grievous wounds.

The fell orc curses and whips its staff forward, sending out a wave of psychic tendrils that pull the thief away from her. The thaumaturge then nimbly hops away (earning it a bit of punishment from the spirit companion's weapon, which rejuvenates the nearby half-orc with a swing), before raising its staff high and standing directly on the arcane circle.

"Enough! Fell dragon born of flame, heed my call! Destroy all who dare to interfere with our plans!" she yells, looking upward. As she does so, her staff glows, and the ritual circle reacts, glowing in unison. For a moment, the fabric of reality in the center of the circle seems to tear, and then it is gone, having deposited a massive, lizard-like winged creature with dark gray skin and smoke billowing from its nostrils right there. You don't need any kind of training to realize that this is some sort of dragon.

The dragon appears disorientated, but manages to shake the chamber with a guttural roar, which reveals a raging fire down its throat. The skin around the dragon's midsection glows slightly, as if an untamed flaming sphere of something was lurking just inside.

"Wench! Calling up some lil' dragon ain't gonna save you!" Thelkra spits out, before sliding to the north and then charging directly at the caster, taking advantage of the spirit's guidance to strike vital areas and knock the thaumaturge off its feet.

Bernkastel summons her spirit companion, and uses claws of the eagle. Thelkra's long knife hits the thaumaturge for 13 damage. The thaumaturge grants combat advantage until the end of its next turn.
Bernkastel and her spirit companion move.
The thaumaturge uses beguiling strands, which hits Thelkra for 2 psychic damage (reduced from 5), and slides Thelkra 3 squares.
The thaumaturge moves back (which triggers spirit's shield, which hits for 4 damage and allows Thelkra to regain 4 hit points), then uses her standard action to summon a young fellflame dragon in the center of the circle. The young fellflame dragon is surprised. The relevant knowledge check for the fellflame dragon is Arcana.
Thelkra uses unbalancing trick to shift 2 squares. Thelkra then charges, and hits the thaumaturge with her long knife, dealing 21 points of damage (sneak attack!) and knocking the thaumaturge prone.


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-18) 29/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-16) 26/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-22) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (G-15) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All
Sariel (Liliane): (G-18) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-15)) 31/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-7)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (G-3), -71 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), Granting Combat Advantage, prone
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), surprised (grants combat advantage, can't take actions or flank)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
The Young Fellflame Dragon will cease to be surprised and roll for initiative at the end of this round (after Sariel's turn).
>> No. 1388 edit
>>1387
"Oh great. A dragon. I knew things were goin' too smoothly. I suppose if I die slayin' it I'll end up with a heroes death anyway."
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'...There's the positive confidence every commander needs.'
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Added Visual representation of the dragon's fiery aura, which you can all see.

Fire seeps from what appear to be 'cracks' in the dragon's hide, filling the area around it.
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>>1391
A real, live dragon! Torinn's blood boils just at the sight of such a beast. But if a fight can be avoided...

"Dragon, why do you heed the summons of this caster? Have you no pride, no independence? You need not fight just because a corrupt soul bids you to do so."
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The dragon doesn't seem interested in conversation. (Draconic)"Amusing. What would a slave to Bahamut know of pride and independence?" it replies with a snarl.
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>>1395
Torinn grits his teeth, "I follow my ideals, empowered by my belief in myself! I am no slave to anyone! "
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The only response Torinn receives to that is a mocking laugh.
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>>1397
Torinn quickly decides that diplomacy and reasoning will not work against a creature so foul as an evil dragon, and quickly jumps into the fray.

"So be it! Have at you, monster!"

Torinn rushes the creature with a powerful slash that bites deep into the creature's hide, drawing its ire and compelling it to stay where it is. The dragonborn follows up quickly with a burst of radiant energy from his weapon, a divine halo of light encircling him.

Move to F-8
Minor action: Vanguard Longsword daily power. If it connects, all allies within ten squares receive a +1 untyped bonus to attack rolls and a bonus to damage rolls equal to my charisma modifier until the start of my next turn
Standard Action: Charge Fell Dragon with Hold Fast
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943492/(20}
Critical dice: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943495/ (1)
Action point: Majestic Halo versus Fell Dragon
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943497/ (23, 14)

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As Torinn gathers divine power in his blade, he surges forward, hitting with a savage attack that roots the dragon in place. Following this, a divine halo forms around the dragonborn's head as his heroic surge fuels a radiant attack.

The dragon roars as it reels from the blows, but it reasserts itself quickly--this fight is far from over.

Torinn uses vanguard weapon's power. Torinn moves and then charges, and his hold fast crits for 30 damage, the dragon is immobilized until the end of Torinn's next turn. Allies within 10 squares of Torinn gain a +1 bonus to attack rolls and a +4 bonus to damage rolls until the end of Torinn's next turn.
Torinn spends an action point and uses majestic halo, which hits the dragon for 14 radiant damage, and Torinn gains the majestic halo effect until the end of the encounter.
Sureiya takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-18) 29/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-16) 26/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-22) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 35/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, [color=white]Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-18) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-15)) 29/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-7)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -2 HP, Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (G-3), -71 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), Granting Combat Advantage, prone
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -44 HP, immobilized, surprised (grants combat advantage, can't take actions or flank)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
The Young Fellflame Dragon will cease to be surprised and roll for initiative at the end of this round (after Sariel's turn).
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"...A d-dragon?"
Feeling powerless for an instant, the half-orc gets his courage back when he see the dragonborn confronting it alone. Then he prepares all of his might, quickly move to in front of it and start unsleahing his techniques.

Move action: Move to I-9
Minor action: Hand-off strike against the dragon. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943907/ (17).
Standard action: Twin strike against the dragon. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943916/
Action point: Jaws of the wolf against the dragon http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943920/
Saving throw: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2943924/ (13)

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....able to summon a dragon... this is worth looking into.

Arcana check for dragon knowledge: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944238/
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Sureiya is a whirlwind of blades, striking and striking again, tearing into the draconic foe with great ferocity.

The dragon seems to be taking it in stride...

Torinn regains 4 hit points for spending an action point from Michael's inspiring presence.
Sureiya's off-hand strike hits the fellflame dragon for 17 damage.
Sureiya's twin strike hits the fellflame dragon twice for 16 damage total.
Sureiya regains 4 hit points for spending an action point due to Michael's inspiring presence.
Sureiya's jaws of the wolf hits the fellflame dragon once and misses it once for 31 damage total.
Sureiya saves against ongoing damage.


Initiative
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-18) 29/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-16) 26/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-22) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 39/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, [color=white]Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-18) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-9)) 33/40 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-7)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -2 HP, Resist 3 All

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (G-3), -71 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), Granting Combat Advantage, prone
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -109 HP, immobilized, surprised (grants combat advantage, can't take actions or flank)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
The Young Fellflame Dragon will cease to be surprised and roll for initiative at the end of this round (after Sariel's turn).
>> No. 1412 edit
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"This appears to be a fell dragon from the Shadowfell, comments Sariel. "Though, there's something weird about it. It appears to be emanating heat from a fiery core of sorts... it'll probably burn things that get too close. It is resistant to necrotic energy, and probably fire as well. It also has a vicious bite that drips with necrotic energy, which could make its victims less accurate, and its claws are not to be trifled with either. It spews a necrotic breath that leaves its targets weakened, and easily shakes off most conditions very quickly. Now... the rest is speculation on my part, but I'm guessing it becomes even more vicious when wounded, as most dragons do, and its powers may be enhanced by that fiery core of its. Be ready for anything at that point."
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Myn descends into the room's entrance, firing off a pair of magical blasts as he curses the large dragon.

Move action: Move to I-15.
Minor action: Place Warlock's Curse on Young Fellflame Dragon (G/H-7/8).
Standard action: Cast Eldritch Blast against Young Fellflame Dragon (G/H-7/8).

Attack roll:http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944396/

(AP) Standard action: Cast Eldritch Blast against Young Fellflame Dragon (G/H-7/8).

Attack roll:http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944400/

Damage roll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944413/

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Myn's first eldritch strike misses, but by reaching within himself for strength he is able to critically hit with the second, and the dragon's flesh begins to rip apart, revealing a raw fire within.

The dragon's eyes flash, and it breathes necrotic flame over the half-orc female and the dragonborn. Both are engulfed in necrotic energy, and a weakening fire overtakes them.

Sariel, seeing the situation well in hand, decides to take advantage of the power granted by the paladin's sword to unleash grasping shadows on the beast. However, she can't seem to affect the dragon's stalwart mind.

At this point, the dragon moves to action, and reaches out with its claws to strike at both Torrin and the ranger. Though the paladin is quick to blow the dragon's claw, Sureiya is ripped accross the midsection, and the dragon, sensing weakness, ignores the paladin's sanction and savagely bites Sureiya, leaving the half-orc in critical condition. It faces punishment, but hardly notices it. The adventurers also note that the dragon's flames wash over most of the battlefield now.

Though the adventurers have begun the battle strong, it's not over yet.

Myn moves forward and places his curse on the young fellflame dragon.
Myn's eldritch blast misses the fellflame dragon.
Myn's uses an action point! Myn's eldritch blast crits the fellflame dragon for 28 damage.
Sariel's grasping shadows misses the fellflame dragon. It creates a zone. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944428/
Fellflame dragon's bloodied breath kicks in. Fellflame dragon's breath weapon hits Torinn and Thelkra for 11 necrotic damage (reduced to 8), and they are weakened (save ends). Whenever they fail a save against this effect, they take 5 fire damage.
Fellflame dragon is no longer surprised. Fellflame dragon is sanctioned until the end of its turn.
Fellflame dragon's fiery core expands to aura 3. If you end your turn in the aura, you take 5 fire damage.
Fellflame dragon's claw misses Torinn and hits Sureiya for 9 damage (reduced from 12).
Sureiya's disruptive strike misses the fellflame dragon. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944613/
Fellflame dragon spends an action point! Fellflame dragon's bite hits Sureiya for 17 necrotic damage (reduced to 14) and ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends). In addition, Sureiya takes a -2 penalty to attack rolls until the end of the dragon's next turn. The fellflame dragon takes 7 radiant damage from Torinn's divine sanction.
Sureiya gains 5 temporary hit points.


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-15) 29/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-16) 26/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-22) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 31/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo, weakened (save ends)
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-9)) 10/40 HP + 5 Temporary HP(Bloodied), Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-7)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -10 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends)

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (G-3), -71 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), Granting Combat Advantage, prone
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -144 HP (Bloodied), immobilized

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 4 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1415 edit
Michael, finally making it down the stairs, plants his banner as close to the battle as possible before pointing at the dragon and shouting in Dwarven,"You will not win this day, beast of the beyond! Look upon your foes and despair, for we come for you! Face the might of Moradin!"


Move Action:Move to H-12
Standard Action:Plant Battle Standard of Healing
Minor Action:Inspiring Word on Sureiya
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944454/
Saving Throw http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944446/

>> No. 1416 edit
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With some bolstering words, the warlord strives forward and plants his standard in the midst of the battle.

Michael takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).
Michael moves and plants his battle standard of healing. Michael's inspiring word allows Sureiya to spend a surge and regain 17 hit points. Everyone in the battle standard of healing's aura regain 1 hit point.
Michael fails his saving throw against ongoing damage.


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-15) 34/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (G-12) 25/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-22) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 32/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo, weakened (save ends)
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-9)) 28/40 HP + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-7)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -10 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends)

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (G-3), -71 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), Granting Combat Advantage, prone
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -144 HP (Bloodied), immobilized

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 4 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1417 edit
Shaman delays one turn.
>> No. 1418 edit
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The shaman holds back, at which point the thaumaturge suddenly vanishes from sight. It partially reappears, in the process of standing up, a short distance away, firing off strands of beguiling energy that slide the ranger into the zone of grasping shadows. The thaumaturge then quickly turns on the thief and immobilizes her with a bolt of cold energy.

The thaumaturge uses a power to teleport 3 squares and becomes insubstantial until the start of its next turn.
The thaumaturge stands, and uses beguiling strands, which deals 2 psychic damage to Sureiya (reduced from 5) and slides him 3 squares into the zone of grasping shadows (Sureiya takes 2 psychic damage (reduced from 5).
The thaumaturge spends an action point!
The thaumaturge's frost arrow hits Thelkra for 5 cold damage (reduced from 8) and immobilizes her until the end of the thaumaturge's next turn.


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-15) 34/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (G-12) 25/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-22) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 32/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo, weakened (save ends)
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-6) 28/40 HP + 1 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), slowed
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-7)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -15 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends), immobilized

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (J-6), -71 HP, Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), insubstantial
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -144 HP (Bloodied), immobilized

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1419 edit
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Recognizing that the dragon is currently the greatest threat to the group's health, the spirit swings down the weapon and tends to the ranger.

Standard action: Spring Renewal Strike vs. dragon.
- http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944590/
- apparently it might not miss, so healing for Sureiya's healing surge +6.
Move action: to I-20, spirit companion to I-6.
Minor action: nothing
>> No. 1420 edit
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The one called 'Bernkastel' unleashes a renewing strike through her spirit companion, which fully invigorates the nearby ranger, even as her spirit slices into the dragon with its weapon. They then change positions.

The dragon instinctively lunges for Sureiya again, biting him savagely. Thelkra grunts and hurls her throwing dagger at the dragon, and it nicks away at its hide, though doesn't cause much damage since the half-orc remains weakened.

Bernkatel's spring renewal strike hits the fellflame dragon for 16 damage, and Sureiya spends a surge to regain full hit points. Battle standard doesn't trigger since he's outside the aura.
Bernkastel and her spirit advance.
The fellflame dragon's instinctive attack kicks in, at which point it bites Sureiya for 8 necrotic damage (reduced from 11).
Thelkra uses her throwing dagger on the fellflame dragon, dealing 6 points of damage (reduced from 12).
Thelkra fails her saving throw against being weakened.


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-15) 34/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (G-12) 25/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-20) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 32/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo, weakened (save ends)
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-6) 33/40 HP, Resist 3 All, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), slowed
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-6)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -15 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends), immobilized, +1 to attack rolls and +4 to damage rolls

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (J-6), -71 HP , Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), insubstantial
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -166 HP (Bloodied), immobilized

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1421 edit
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Torinn glares at the fellflame dragon, pressing his hand against his false holy symbol and granting Sureiya some respite against the flames. Speaking of which, Torinn was once again stuck in the middle of an inferno. Fire seems to be following him everywhere today.

The dragonborn's strike is feeble, but his roar of challenge burns his sanction into both of his enemies, while he singles out the fellflame as the object of his righteous indignation.


Minor: Divine Mettle on Sureiya
Standard: Valorous Smite on Young Fellflame Dragon:
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944610/ (22, 8)
Minor: Divine Challenge Young Fellflame Dragon

Save against weakening:
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944612/ (18)

>> No. 1422 edit
Sureiya's saving throw from Divine Mettle: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944618/ (6)
>> No. 1423 edit
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Torinn attempts to help Sureiya shake off his affliction, but it doesn't quite take. The dragonborn's weakened smite smashes into the dragon, issuing his divine sanction all around, but Torinn replaces that with his own challenge immediately thereafter.

Torinn uses divine mettle to grant Sureiya a saving throw against ongoing damage, which fails.
Torinn's valorous smite hits the fellflame dragon for 4 damage (reduced from 8), and sanctions the dragon and thaumaturge.
Torinn issues his divine challenge on the dragon.
Torinn takes 5 fire damage from the fiery core aura (reduced to 2).
Sureiya takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-15) 34/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (G-12) 25/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-20) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 30/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (H-6) 31/40 HP, Resist 3 All, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), slowed
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-6)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -15 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends), immobilized

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (J-6), -71 HP , Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), insubstantial, sanctioned (Torinn
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -170 HP (Bloodied), challenged (Torinn)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1425 edit
>>1423
Movement action: Swift to I-7
Minor action: set hunter quarry
Standard action: double strik http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944646/
Free action: Furious assault http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944647/
Saving throw: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944648/

>> No. 1426 edit
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Sureiya shifts to flank the dragon, then unleashes another pair of attacks. The first bounces off the dragon's thick hide, but the second is a solid hit. The half-orc burns, and then suddenly, the dragon's tail lashes out, knocking the half-orc back.

Sureiya shifts to flank the fellflame dragon, and makes the dragon his quarry. Sureiya's twin strike misses once and hits once for 19 total damage.
Sureiya takes 5 fire damage (reduced to 2) from the fiery core.
The fellflame dragon's flail spike hits Sureiya for 6 damage (reduced from 9) and pushes him 2 squares. The dragon takes 7 radiant damage from Torinn's divine challenge.


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (I-15) 34/38 HP, Concealment, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (G-12) 25/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-20) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 30/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-7) 23/40 HP, Resist 3 All, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), slowed
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-6)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -17 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends), immobilized

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (J-6), -71 HP , Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), insubstantial, sanctioned (Torinn
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -196 HP (Bloodied), challenged (Torinn)

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1427 edit
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Moving behind the cover of the convenient warlord ahead, Myn swiftly quaffs his potion before ripping out a bit of his ally's life force to fuel his strongest spell, unleashing it at the dragon.

Move action: Move to H-13.
Minor action: Drink potion of clarity.
Standard action: Cast Your Glorious Sacrifice against Young Fellflame Dragon(G/H-7/8).

Attack roll:http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944654/
Reroll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944655/

Damage roll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2944656/

>> No. 1428 edit
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Myn borrows a sliver of the warlord's vitality to fuel his attack, and the potion he consumes grants him the accuracy he needs to place a damning hex on the dragon, poisoning it badly.

For the dragon's part, it's looking quite battered. It roars and tears into the dragonborn with all the fury it can muster, but Torinn deftly beats back every claw strike save one with his shield. The fiery emanation is still expanding, however...

Myn moves, then uses your glorious sacrifice hits the dragon for 29 damage and ongoing 7 poison damage (save ends).
Sariel's maze of mirrors hits the thaumaturge and the dragon, so they are immobilized and taking a -4 penalty to attack rolls until the end of Sariel's next turn.
The dragon takes 7 ongoing poison damage. Fiery core expands to aura 5.
The dragon uses claw on Torinn, misses once and hits once for 9 damage (reduced from 12).
The dragon spends an action point! The dragon uses claw on Torinn and misses twice.
The dragon saves against ongoing damage.
Michael takes ongoing 5 fire damage (reduced to 2).


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (H-13) 34/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (G-12) 22/35 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), Concealment
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-20) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 21/44 HP (Bloodied), Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-7) 23/40 HP, Resist 3 All, -2 to attack rolls, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends), slowed
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-6)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -17 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends), immobilized

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (J-6), -71 HP , Sureiya's Quarry, Cursed (Myn), insubstantial, sanctioned (Torinn, immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -232 HP (Bloodied), challenged (Torinn), immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1443 edit
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>>1428
Michael draws his sword, and without even looking back at Myn, calmly says,"I'll pretend I didn't feel nuthin' this time, next time you may not be so lucky.", before rushing in to attack the dragon and shouting,"Now, dragon, we send you back to whatever hell you are from!" He makes it a point to gesture to the fell orc that she's next if she doesn't surrender soon.




Minor Action:Equip Farbond Spellblade
Minor: Heal Torinn with Inspiring Word
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2945647/
Move Action:Move to I-8
Action Point
Standard Action:http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2945653/

Saving Throw
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2945651/

>> No. 1444 edit
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Michael draws his weapon and heals Torinn with a bit of inspiration, then approaches the dragon before issuing a highly damaging strike, which bolsters the attacks of his allies against the dragon. The dragon shambles and pivots, as if it is only barely still holding itself together.

The thaumaturge sees the writing on the wall. "V-very well, you have won this day! But this fight is far from over, mark my words!" With that, the fell orc reaches into her robes and pulls out a talisman, similar to the one you recovered from the other fell orc that attacked the caravan. Raising it high over her head, the ritual circle glows, and the thaumaturge vanishes from sight.

Thelkra growls at this. "Oh, you are NOT getting away!"

Michael equips his farbond spellblade, and his inspiring word allows Torinn to spend a surge and regain 18 hit points. In addition, all of you in the standard's aura regain 1 hit point. Michael moves.
Michael spends an action point! Michael's warlord's strike hits the dragon for 16 damage.
Michael takes 2 fire damage from fiery core (reduced from 5).
The thaumaturge activates the ritual circle, and teleports somewhere.


Initiative
Young Fellflame Dragon: 23
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): 14
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): 13+1
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): 14-1
Young Fellflame Dragon (Instinctive Attack): 13
Thelkra (Ally): 14-1
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): 9
Sureiya (anon-kun): 7
Myn Nthelsyr (George): 7
Sariel (Liliane): 7

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (H-13) 35/38 HP, Resist 3 All, Concealment
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-8) 21/35 HP, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-20) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 40/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-7) 24/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (I-6)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (F-4) -17 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends)

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (???), -71 HP , Cursed (Myn), sanctioned (Torinn, immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -248 HP (Bloodied), challenged (Torinn), Sureiya's Quarry, immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls, you gain a +4 to damage rolls when attacking this target

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1460 edit
"Thelkra, where do you think she went? Back towards the room at the top of the stairs?"
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The end to both threats... we won't have to kill the orc.

Move action: to I-18, spirit to J-8.
Standard action: Claws of the Eagle, Sureiya vs. Dragon
Action point - standard action: Claws of the Eagle, Sureiya slaying dragon
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"You know, I would have liked we didn't meet like this way."
Receiving the order from the shaman, the Sureiya throws his mighty sword against the dragon, but it was some degrees off.
Then the spirit gives Sureiya another attempt to finish the dragon.

First ranged attack: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946059/ (So near, bro)
Second ranged attack: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946064/ (Good night, bro)

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The spirit swiftly moves forward, and guides the ranger to launch a pair of attacks at the flailing dragon. The first misses, but the second tears a large gash across the creature's back.

The dragon stumbles a bit, roars weakly, and then collapses in a smoldering heap. The massive fiery aura dissipates within a half-second, and the dragon does not move. For a brief moment, arcane whispers can be heard emanating from its body as its life-energy feeds the warlock's aura, but it is then silent.

Thelkra takes the opportunity to respond to Michael's query. "I gotta idea," she says as she cuts her hand with her long knife once more, "But I wanna make sure of it!" With that, she slams her bleeding hand onto the ritual circle. Again, it glows brightly, and the thief disappears.

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (H-13) 35/38 HP, Resist 3 All, Concealment, Darkspiral aura 1
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-8) 21/35 HP, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (I-18) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 40/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (G-15) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-7) 24/40 HP, Resist 3 All, ongoing 5 fire damage (save ends)
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (J-8)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (???) -17 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends)

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (???), -71 HP , Cursed (Myn), sanctioned (Torinn, immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -260 HP DEAD

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1466 edit
>>1464
Sighing at relief at the battle being over, Michael asks,"Where do ya think she went?"He asks the group."Do you know, Miss Sariel?"
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...Our objective disappeared.

Walk closer with the elemental spirit.

Healing spirit Michael and Sureiya, once each. The 1d6+3 bonuses go to them, too.
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946104/
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Sariel walks forward and begins to examine the ritual circle.

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (H-13) 37/38 HP, Resist 3 All, Concealment, Darkspiral aura 1
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (I-8) 35/35 HP + 4 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (J-12) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 42/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (E-11) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (I-7) 40/40 HP + 4 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (F-12)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (???) -17 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends)

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (???), -71 HP , Cursed (Myn), sanctioned (Torinn, immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -260 HP DEAD

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1471 edit
Shaman takes a short rest.
>> No. 1472 edit
Thanking Sariel for examining it, Michael goes over and picks up and packs up his Banner again. He then decides after taking a short rest to try to check out the stuff near the wall. (Chest, etc.)

Sheath sword, put away banner after picking up, equip sword, check out chest and stuff.
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Thanks to the Shaman skill, Sureiya feels once good to go, but it wonders about that magic circle. Could this arcana spell send him to the same place where Thelkra and the wizard are?
Move to F-4, perception check again http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946105/
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Sariel frowns a bit. It appears this circle is different than the others...

Arcana check: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946117/
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Sureiya notices nothing out of the ordinary around the circle.

Players
Myn Nthelsyr (George): (H-13) 37/38 HP, Resist 3 All, Concealment, Darkspiral aura 1
Michael Silversteel (Hideyoshi): (H-12) 35/35 HP + 4 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
"Bernkastel" (Bernkastel): (J-12) 38/38 HP, Resist 3 All
Torinn Tormine (Astaroth): (F-8) 42/44 HP, Light, Resist 3 All, Majestic Halo
Sariel (Liliane): (E-11) 30/30 + 5 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Sureiya (Anonkun): (F-4) 40/40 HP + 4 Temporary HP, Resist 3 All
Spirit Companion (Bernkastel): (F-12)
Elemental Spirit (Bernkastel): (H-20) Grants adjacent allies +1 to all defenses
Roth (Sariel): (Passive Mode)
Sunrod (Myn): (G-21) Sunrod
Battle Standard of Healing (Michael): (G-12) Aura 5: You all regain 1 hit point whenever someone in the aura spends a healing surge.

Allies
Thelkra (Ally): (???) -17 HP, Resist 3 All, weakened (save ends)

Enemies
Fell Orc Thaumaturge (Enemy): (???), -71 HP , Cursed (Myn), sanctioned (Torinn, immobilized and takes a -4 penalty to attack rolls
Young Fellflame Dragon (Enemy): (G/H-7/8), -260 HP DEAD

Notes
It costs double move to move on the stairs. Trying to jump or run down them could result in additional checks and/or falling damage.
Enemies that end their turn in the fellflame dragon's aura take 5 fire damage.
Creatures that enter the zone of grasping shadows take 5 psychic damage and are slowed until the end of its next turn.
>> No. 1476 edit
Myn smiles briefly at the dragon's corpse before walking over to inspect the circle alongside Sariel.

"...Thelkra could still be useful. We should pursue as soon as we've recovered.


Arcana check for circle:http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946120/

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Looking at the confused wizard, Sureiya have no time to lose. So he imitate what Thelkra did.
Use my farbond to get some blood from my off hand, then I slam it on the magical circle.
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Myn doesn't recognize anything particularly familiar about the circle.

Sureiya cuts his hand, and places his palm around where Thelkra did, and...
nothing happens
>> No. 1479 edit
I wonder what that round thing on the floor is.

Retcon before short rest: speak with spirits, arcane knowledge check about circle. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946124/

First aid Sureiya's hand, stop bleed etc.
>> No. 1480 edit
"This is not good, I wonder what went wrong ..."
>> No. 1481 edit
>>1480
"Well, whatever it is, I hope Thelkra's alright an' caught that caster."
>> No. 1482 edit
"Even if we don't catch the wizard we need to bring back Thelkra, that's what worries me"
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Bernkastel examines the ritual circle, but the spirits can tell her little other than this magic circle requires some sort of arcane ritual to activate. Its purpose is unknown.

As the group takes a breather and Michael begins to examine the thaumaturge's possessions, Thelkra and the thaumaturge reappear in the center of the circle. Thelkra is standing over the thaumaturge, looking a bit singed but otherwise healthy, and the thaumaturge is quite thoroughly thrashed and bloodied.

The thaumaturge's clearly magical staff rolls out of her hands and to the side, and it grasps the talisman tightly in the other. Thelkra places her boot on the center of the caster's chest, pinning her to the ground, and calls out to the rest of you, "Got her. Whatya think? I think we have a few questions for the lass, don't you?"
>> No. 1489 edit
"What the ... why was my blood was no good for this? Damn it, I will never understand this arcana trash."
>> No. 1490 edit
>>1484

"A spellcaster that can summon a dragon, but still flees at the first sight of trouble probably won't be very useful."

Myn walks over to the slowly-rolling staff, picking it up.

"Although, I wonder if I can make use of this, somehow...?"


Pick up and examine staff.
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As Myn retrieves the staff, he is soon able to identify it is a +1 accurate Staff of Ruin (Adventurer's Vault, pg 106).

Thelkra grabs the caster by the collar of its robes and lifts it a bit off the ground, before replying to Sureiya, "Sorry, brother. That circle won't be of much use to you unless you're a member of the Dragonsworn clan." She then turns back to the caster. "Scum, you said 'our plans' back there. What did you mean by our? And what's with that thing?" she points to the dragon's corpse, "I don't have much trainin' in that kinda thing, but even I can see it's a shadow beast from the Shadowfell... yet, altered, and weird. What gives?!"

The thaumaturge laughs and spits in Thelkra's face, provoking the thief to slam her into the ground, hard.
>> No. 1496 edit
"So, what are we going to do her? If she accepts to peacefully get out of here we could let her live."
>> No. 1500 edit
>>1496
"After the stunt she pulled and the things she already said, I have half a mind to put her out of our misery," Torinn snarls, pointing his blade between the fell orc's eyes and glaring at her with righteous fury burning in his gaze. "But if you want to continue fighting like this, the very least I can do is grant you the warrior's death you seek with such tenacity, and you can die in battle, fighting to your last breath as you choke on your own blood. So do you choose to fight, or will you talk?"
intimidate: 28
check for latest roll, can't make selections from phone

>> No. 1503 edit
>>1500
[i]While digging through the chest and other items near the wall for any sort of clues, Michael uses the Dragonborn's intimidation to try and convince the orc to talk, remarking,[i]"Ye already saw how we dealed with your little dragon from the Shadowfell or whatever that blasted place was called. You should think things over carefully and tell us what ye know, or my friend 'ere might really do what he says. The same might go for the rest of our group at some point too, and I dunno if I could stop them ALL from doin' unspeakable things to ya."


Diplomacy Roll
http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2946791/

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While the good/bad cop is in work, the orc makes an interesting face. Then he walks near of the dragon and using his sword he cuts some dragon scales, with the intention of doing a charm later.
>> No. 1506 edit
"Speaking of that fell creature," Torinn growls, turning his sword from the fell orc to the felled fellflame dragon, "I'll need this," and points to the dragon's head. He raises his blade, bringing it down in a powerful strike that slices through it's scaly neck and severs it's head from the body.

"We'll be needing proof of what happened here, so I'll be taking this with me," Torinn explains, putting away his shield to grasp the head by it's crest. He hefts it up and carries it with him, once again holding the fell orc at swordpoint, "Have you made up your mind?"
>> No. 1509 edit
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When Torinn hacks at the dragon's head, he finds the skin of the fell beast has turned very brittle, much like thin, refined obsidian. If this dragon was ever a 'living' thing, it clearly was no longer while you were fighting it. The neck crumbles away as Torinn hacks at it, and while Torinn has successfully removed the head, it's unlikely it will retain its shape for very long.

While this is going on, Sariel is staring intently at the ceiling. Anyone who glances up can guess as to why--here, it seems that the veins of the elemental leyline you witnessed earlier have converged, and there is a bulging mass of the 'skin' covering the raging elemental energy above the magic circle. Ripples of lightning and plumes of fire spit from its surface, as if it is barely even contained here.

The fell orc snarls and spits to the side, but does appear to be shaken by the dragonborn's display. She seems to consider the charismatic duo's words for a moment, then says, "It does not matter. Kill me if you will, but the Fell King's vengeance has already been put into motion."

Thelkra pulls the thaumaturge back up and threatens the fell orc's throat with her long knife. "Who in the hell is this 'Fell King?' Some figurehead in the Shadowfell?"

"I wonder how many of the dwarves and humans they'll wipe out before Many-Arrows falls... ah ha ha, what a pleasant thought," the fell orc sneers, and you can tell Thelkra is about to lose her patience.

Meanwhile, Michael rummages through the chest and discovers several items of obvious value. The identity of the magical items can be discerned by holding them for a few moments:

Treasure Found
+1 Luckblade Bastard Sword (Adventurer's Vault, Page 71)
Heroic Belt of Vigor (Player's Handbook, Page 253)
A Ritual Book containing several rituals
A gold-plated clockwork toy in the shape of a cockatrice (250 gp)
A magnificent dragon marionette puppet made from Shou silk (50 gp)
A glass vial containing a large amount of residuum (200 gp worth)
>> No. 1513 edit
>>1509
After finally rummaging through the chest and seeing what's in it, he shows it's contents to the party, to try and help the mood a little bit more, and to hopefully see if Sariel could gather anything to help them in this situation from the ritual book. He seems interested in the little dragon marionette especially.
>> No. 1518 edit
"It seems than this orc will not cooperate, but returning to Baldur's Gate with him could be useful, I wonder if she could handle the interrogators.
Anyways, you just said something interesting, Why are you in the Dragonsworn clan along that fell orc?"
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"Don't get the wrong idea, brother," Thelkra replies, her angry gaze remaining fixed on the prone fell orc before it. "The Dragonsworn clan is a dead clan, for the most part. I do come from that bloodline, but it's not as if I hold some allegiance to the clan." Again, the thief leans inward, pressing her blade closer to the thaumaturge. "I WOULD like to know what this scum is doin' usin' the clan's rituals, but I have a feelin' I'm not gonna like the answer, whatever it is."
>> No. 1525 edit
>>1522
"So what do ya suggest we do now, Thelkra?"
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>>1525
"I tell ya what I think we should do! I should kill this bitch, and we'll take whatever she's got on 'er back to Baldur's Gate!" Thelkra spits, drawing back her long knife. "I've heard enough to report back to Cragmaul now, so let's finish this!"
>> No. 1530 edit
>>1529
"She can't tell us anything if she's dead. Take her in alive and give her to your superiors. Have them coax more information about this plot from her."

He lowers his gaze to the pitiful orc, letting go of the husk of the dragon's head, "I don't believe you deserve the comfort of death for the danger you've brought upon us all. You're coming back as proof of what happened here, since your pet can't pull itself together, and somebody in Baldur's Gate is bound to know how to make you spill your guts."
>> No. 1531 edit
Diplomacy roll: http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2948985/ (27)
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>>1530
>>1529

Having decided the staff would be worth keeping more than the fell orc, Myn shakes his head.

"It may be dangerous to let her remain alive. Even if dead, she may be made to speak with the right magic."
>> No. 1534 edit
>>1530
>>1533
"I disagree. It's as the Paladin says."
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Thelkra wavers for a moment, then slams the thaumaturge back against the ground, hard. The fell orc's head hits the ground with an unpleasant sound, but it seems to be without any major external injuries. Hopefully it's just unconscious.

"Fine. I'll let the stiffs in Baldur's deal with her then," Thelkra says, sounding unsatisfied. "We'd better bind her hands, then, and gag'er. I don't reckon taking away the staff'll be enough to stop her from castin' completely." The half-orc takes out part of what appears to be a spare bandana, and begins tying it off to use as a gag.
>> No. 1540 edit
Sureiya waits until Thelkra finish the job and then suggest.
"Just to be extra careful, could you check if she still have any kind of weapon or magical artifact with her?"
Sureiya takes a short rest.
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Sariel finishes looking up at the converging leylines and explains, "This is definitely where the leyline to the Elemental Chaos is strongest. That's what all that up there is about," she points up at the ceiling. "So then, if it would be much easier to call forth denizens of the Elemental Chaos here, I wonder why the caster went through all the trouble of summoning a dragon from the Shadowfell? It doesn't make much sense. Unless..."

The wizard thinks for a few moments, then says, "Well, the dragon seemed more like an elemental creature than a shadow creature. There may be some books in the Arcanimus that have the answers we need to this riddle, or maybe interrogating the fell orc will help." In any case, she takes the ritual book Michael found and begins flipping through it.
>> No. 1543 edit
Torinn sits down, watching the ceiling and looking uneasy.

"Is it really safe to leave it like this?"

Take a short rest
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>>1543
"I don't think there's anything we can do about it. Sealing a leyline is... well beyond our capabilities," Sariel replies.
>> No. 1546 edit
"Then let's go back already, it's a long way"
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"...a soft axe can't fell trees. It would be prudent to devise a way to make these tools more effective."

Sighing slightly, Myn nods at the half-orc.


"I agree. It would be unwise to dally here more than necessary."
>> No. 1552 edit
Shrugging at the apparant lack of anything to do about the leyline issue, Michael takes out a rope and starts helping Thelkra tie up the fell orc.
>> No. 1554 edit
After finishing his rest, Torinn gets up and claims the belt from the spoils.

"If we can't do anything about it, I'd like to find somebody who can, and soon."
>> No. 1557 edit
One last look at the room later, the shaman is also ready to leave.

Perception check, around the room. http://invisiblecastle.com/roller/view/2950130/
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Encounter Ended

XP Earned: 250 XP per person

Expected XP Total: 3900/3750 XP
Advance to level 4 next Extended Rest

The Loot (From the Entire Dungeon)

Reagents: 960gp in alchemical reagents (Arcana), 360gp in herbs and plants (Nature), 200gp in residuum (Any)

Magical Items:
+1 Luckblade bastard sword (Level 3, 680gp)
+1 accurate Staff of Ruin (Level 3, 680gp)
Heroic Belt of Vigor (Level 2, 530gp)

Treasure: Golden clockwork cockatrice (250gp), silk dragon puppet (50gp)
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Once the fell orc is secured, Torinn tosses her over his shoulder, and the group starts to make their way out of the cavern.

Between Thelkra's scouting and the group's earlier passage, the adventurers are able to easily find a safer way back. They retrace their steps through the spider chamber, collecting all ropes and climbing tools used along the way, and Thelkra works together with Bernkastel and Sureiya to create a quick antidote for the mushroom poison, allowing easy passage through the poisonous cavern. Thelkra and Sureiya's climbing tools make ascending the slick tunnel easier than descending would be, and the dwarf stone face gives you well-wishes on your way out.

Once you reach the area where you first encountered the leyline, Thelkra points you along the narrower, northern passage, which eventually leads to an egress from the cavern. You all emerge in a different location than where you entered from, and the climb appears hazardous at first, but Sureiya, Thelkra, and Bernkastel manage to find a safer mountain path, which leads you out of the Troll Hills and back on the trade route within a few hours.

And so the group travels down the main road, once again heading south to Baldur's Gate, this time with Thelkra and a fell orc prisoner in tow. The fell orc woke up sometime while traveling down the mountain path, but struggling against her restraints and Torinn's grip proved futile, and so she has given to simply glaring at whoever attempts eye contact with her.
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>>1560

Myn glances at the fell orc, maintaining eye contact as he smiles.

"You seem to be rather incompetent for someone who can make use of such impressive magic. I certainly hope that your Fell King wasn't relying on you for anything important."
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>>1564
The thaumaturge glares at the warlock, and mumbles something, but it can't be heard because of the gag.
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The orc considers Myn comment is somewhat cruel, even for a fallen enemy, and wonder what is Myn doing with them. But Sureiya doesn't like to judge the others before of time.
"Excuse my rudeness Myn, but I was wondering, What reason brings you to the battlefield? I'm here because I needed to become stronger to protect the people I love. But could you tell me why are you here, if I'm not being too pesky?
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>>1568

"We share a common goal, companion. I intend to increase my own strength in order to aid my people, who are under the subjugation of an undying lich."
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"We really do, Myn?.
Anyways, we had a long journey, and I think we did well. There's no reason to don't trust each other right now"
>> No. 1581 edit
>>1569
"Subjugation?" Torinn inquires, giving no consideration to the fell orc's irritation, "What sort of subjugation?"
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>>1580
>>1581

"Indeed. Let's continue to support one another from now on."

Myn smiles pleasantly, then turning to view the dragonborn with a more serious expression.

"I come from the land of Thay. The lich Szass Tam has long since overthrown the former ruling members, and now engulfs the countryside with his legions of undead."
>> No. 1586 edit
>>1584
"Sounds like a real tyrant," Torinn comments, grimacing at the thought of a lich controlling a city. The mental image of fear and sadness in the eyes of every citizen who was more than a rotting husk made perverse puppet made him grind his teeth in anger. He snarled, "I never liked tyrants in storybooks. They always ran their kingdoms into ruin and made the people suffer for their own selfish whims. Greedy and rotten to the core, every last one of them." He pauses to indulge in another half-remembered piece of a story, smiling bitterly, "Their inevitable downfall due to their own callousness and carelessness was always the most cathartic part of the story..."

Realizing he went off on a tangent, Torinn coughs politely, "But I digress. Your people still suffer under his oppression, yes? If nothing else can stop such a... Thing... From holding a kingdom in its bony clutches, then I woul send him to his overdue grave by my own hand and establish a benevolent ruler in his stead."
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"Your sentiment is highly appreciated, paladin. I shall be relying on your assistance as well."
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Sureiya consider Myn comment was honest, as he slowly realize than maybe not all the arcana users are the same.
"Alright, let's haste the way, I wanna get some rest."
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