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RodinToken.png.56386b76bbc0b62d9c4d7bada805098e.pngRodin Sethilaud

Wood Elf, Ranger

 


 

I have some torches. If someone else wants to hold it that would be great. Jessie and I can lead the way, trying to make sure we don't walk into any traps.

 

OOC

Will take 10 on Survival, Spot and Listen checks for a total of 15 each.

It gets a +3 bonus if any of those are applied to Drow or large spiders.

AppearanceRodin stands at 6 feet tall and appears a bit more muscular than the average elf. His skin has a light brownish tan look to it. His hair is brown with streaks of copper highlights through it and hangs down to just touch his shoulders. It normally has a bit of a wild windblown look to it. His eyes are a medium green which reminds most people of the color of leaves. He wears studded leather armor that has been dyed a camouflage pattern of browns and greens. His cloak is held closed by a brooch the shape of a silver arrow with green fletching. Aside from his dagger on his belt, the only weapon he carries is his longbow, which looks a bit thicker and sturdier than most bows.

 

 

 

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About the Roost 

Agreed on a course of actions, you gather and follow Rodin out and around the ruin towards the large sinkhole just to the south. Gathering around it as you prepare a torch, you find the hole in the landscape is wide, creating a fairly gentle slope about 20 feet down into darkness. You can see the bottom of the hole in the daylight, but nothing beyond it. The slope seems fairly easy to traverse if done carefully. One could fall if hurrying or heavily loaded. 

Examining it, Rodin is quite certain this is a naturally occurring sinkhole, likely the result of a collapse in some cavern below.

 

OOC

Note: Climb check to descent into the sinkhole along the slope.

MAP

[For sake of clarity, any reference to cardinal directions in posts will assume that North is Top of Map as posted, unless a Compass Rose is visible.]

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Kethra takes the torch if nobody else wants to carry it, and on her turn, makes her way down the sinkhole.

OOC

Spells: 

0 - Detect Magic

0 - Light

0 - Message

1 - Bless

1 - Command

1 - Detect Secret Doors (Knowledge Domain)

AppearanceTall, thin and blonde; the young 's woman's bone structure speaks to her proud Illuskan ancestry and the fierce warriors and sailors who founded her bloodline. The young scholar has eyes like the sea after a storm and a fair complexion made pale by hours and hours in ivory towers.

Scholar by nature and librarian by training; Kethra is a bibliophile, almost as passionate about books as she is about her goddess and the magic that Mystra brings to the world. Sometimes tending to be a know-it-all, the young Illuskan often has to moderate her superior-seeming attitude by being an affable person and an able negotiator.

 

 

 

 

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Climb
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1d20 14
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RodinToken.png.56386b76bbc0b62d9c4d7bada805098e.pngRodin Sethilaud

Wood Elf, Ranger

 


 

Rodin hands the torch to Kethra and then leads the way down into the hole. His bow is in hand and an arrow on the string but not pulled back yet. Once at the bottom he glances around and waits for the others to join him.

 

OOC

Will take 10 on Survival, Spot and Listen checks for a total of 15 each.

It gets a +3 bonus if any of those are applied to Drow or large spiders.

AppearanceRodin stands at 6 feet tall and appears a bit more muscular than the average elf. His skin has a light brownish tan look to it. His hair is brown with streaks of copper highlights through it and hangs down to just touch his shoulders. It normally has a bit of a wild windblown look to it. His eyes are a medium green which reminds most people of the color of leaves. He wears studded leather armor that has been dyed a camouflage pattern of browns and greens. His cloak is held closed by a brooch the shape of a silver arrow with green fletching. Aside from his dagger on his belt, the only weapon he carries is his longbow, which looks a bit thicker and sturdier than most bows.

 

 

 

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Aeruiel Moonshadow   Half-Moon Elf Barbarian from Ashabenford


Aeruiel follows her companions into the depths of the earth; what they will find down there is infinite in her imagination. All sorts of forgotten ruins and dungeons awaits them ... as she fantasizes about epic adventures her father use to tell her when she was a child. While excited she is also suppressing her innate fear of the unknown. 

OoC

Climbing down with the others.


AppearanceFemale half-elf, age 17, blonde, blue eyes, fair skin, 5'-7" tall weight about 125 lbs.

She is described as a willful and free spirited young woman, who likes playing pranks, and flies into fits of rage when bullied.

 

 

 

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Climb
14
1d20+3 11
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Even though the diminutive halfling is rarely opposed to a meal, snack or mere 'hold-me-over,' nonetheless Jessie is surprised when her colleagues break out food in the middle of the ruins when the perimeter is far from secure and 'beasties' seem to be about.

However, the tiny rogue is shocked when Kethra starts feeding some unknown creature lurking in the oak tree, but trusts the 'Tall-ies' to know what they are doing and returns her attention back to the make-shift watch.
 
Shaking her head in wonderment at the strange sight, the heister turns to face Rodin when he walkls over and motions for their colleagues to join and continues to listen behind her and occaisionally glance back over her shoulder as the Ranger explains what is going on.

Helping sounds fun, so Jessie smiles and nods enthusiasctically when Rodin suggests she lead the expedition to roust the 'honey-grabbers.'  Even though she had a burning desire to investigate the mystery of the tree, instead Jessie moves out with her companions.

Being an adept tumbler, the small halfling 'shimmies' down the slope of the sinkhole.  Joining her companions at the entrance, Jessie quickly and quietly checks for traps, even though she does not expect to find anything around the hole in the ground at the bottom of the sinkhole.  

OOC

 

Jessie Tosscobble III's AppearanceJessie is small standing at 2 foot 8 inches and weighing a mere 27 pounds. As such, the lass intentionally keeps her brown hair long to cover her halfling features, which allows the rogue to pass herself off as a small humanoid or even young human or half-elven child when convenient or necessary.

Dressed dark purple clothing, which is overlaid with attractive black leather accoutrements, Jessie keeps the paraphernalia of her 'profession' secreted upon her person, and especially the authorities, except when in use.

Her friendly blue eyes and warm, sincere smile are disarming and allow the lass to paint a picture of a young girl who is completely unintimidating by all appearances, an assumption often made by others which suits her well and which she actively cultivates.

To promote this look of youth or innocence, most of Jessie's weapons, alchemical doodads, pack, and other equipment are kept hidden under her clothing and also by her large heavy dark green cloak.

 

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Spot
9
1d20+4 5
Listen
26
1d20+6 20
Tumble
13
1d20+7 6
Move Silently
25
1d20+7 18
Search for Traps
5
1d20+4 1
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Bellow the Roost 

You manage to make it down the gentle slope into a cavern below with little fanfare, save Jesse who seems to treat the activity as more of a dance than a careful decent. The roughly twenty foot decent only takes you a few minutes before you find yourselves at the base of the funnel-shaped chimney to the surface.

The floor and ceilings of this cavern are mostly smooth stone, with a stalactite or stalagmite here and there.

 

OOC

Note: Yellow is range of bright torchlight, dashed Orange is for those with low-light vision.

MAP

[For sake of clarity, any reference to cardinal directions in posts will assume that North is Top of Map as posted, unless a Compass Rose is visible.]

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RodinToken.png.56386b76bbc0b62d9c4d7bada805098e.pngRodin Sethilaud

Wood Elf, Ranger

 


 

Rodin moves forward cautiously to get a better look down the side passage ahead.

 

OOC

Move down 3 squares and 1 to the right so he can see down that passage.

Elven Lowlight vision, so he can see 40' a if full lit rather than the normal 20 of the torch.

Will take 10 on Spot and Listen checks for a total of 15 each.

It gets a +3 bonus if any of those are applied to Drow or large spiders.

AppearanceRodin stands at 6 feet tall and appears a bit more muscular than the average elf. His skin has a light brownish tan look to it. His hair is brown with streaks of copper highlights through it and hangs down to just touch his shoulders. It normally has a bit of a wild windblown look to it. His eyes are a medium green which reminds most people of the color of leaves. He wears studded leather armor that has been dyed a camouflage pattern of browns and greens. His cloak is held closed by a brooch the shape of a silver arrow with green fletching. Aside from his dagger on his belt, the only weapon he carries is his longbow, which looks a bit thicker and sturdier than most bows.

 

 

 

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Aeruiel Moonshadow   Half-Moon Elf Barbarian from Ashabenford


Aeruiel follows her companions into the depths of the earth and keeps her hearing sharp to whatever they may encounter. She suspects at any moment an ambush can occur so she grips her battle ax tight in her hands ready to swing at the first sign of trouble. She in no seasoned fighter, just some young girl who knows how to swing an ax to do the most damage possible. 

OoC

Listening for sounds to identify.


AppearanceFemale half-elf, age 17, blonde, blue eyes, fair skin, 5'-7" tall weight about 125 lbs.

She is described as a willful and free spirited young woman, who likes playing pranks, and flies into fits of rage when bullied.

 

 

 

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Listen
7
1d20+5 2
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Kethra follows the two elves, both much more the warrior types, letting them take the lead.  Meanwhile, the Seeker follows directly behind them, raising her torch high to give them light and has her crossbow prepared and loaded in the other hand.

 

OOC

Spells: 

0 - Detect Magic

0 - Light

0 - Message

1 - Bless

1 - Command

1 - Detect Secret Doors (Knowledge Domain)

AppearanceTall, thin and blonde; the young 's woman's bone structure speaks to her proud Illuskan ancestry and the fierce warriors and sailors who founded her bloodline. The young scholar has eyes like the sea after a storm and a fair complexion made pale by hours and hours in ivory towers.

Scholar by nature and librarian by training; Kethra is a bibliophile, almost as passionate about books as she is about her goddess and the magic that Mystra brings to the world. Sometimes tending to be a know-it-all, the young Illuskan often has to moderate her superior-seeming attitude by being an affable person and an able negotiator.

 

 

 

 

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After ensuring that there were no traps, Jessie arms herself with her bow as she begins to move with the rest of the party, the pickpocket having the idea of staying in the front of the group. 

However, after just taking a few steps, the diminutive halfling immediately halts her progress and holds up her tiny right hand to stop the rest of the group from moving forward.

Once again, the burglar strains her keen halfling hearing and then shakes her head in the affirmative before whispering, "I can definitely make out a low deep humming. A sort of consistent 'zzzzzz.' "

"The bees are close and I suggest we don't disturb them, if at all possible, after all a few small bees can defeat a powerful bear!"

"Can anyone put them to sleep, if necessary," the rogue asks innocently? 

"I've also heard that normal smoke can be used to subdue a bee colony as well, without harming them of course," she adds with a sincere smile. 

"I don't have a smoke stick or anything, but could make a homemade smoke torch I suppose," Jessie adds trying her best to be helpful as she thinks to herself, I pray to the gods they aren't the giant kind!

OOC

 

Jessie Tosscobble III's AppearanceJessie is small standing at 2 foot 8 inches and weighing a mere 27 pounds. As such, the lass intentionally keeps her brown hair long to cover her halfling features, which allows the rogue to pass herself off as a small humanoid or even young human or half-elven child when convenient or necessary.

Dressed dark purple clothing, which is overlaid with attractive black leather accoutrements, Jessie keeps the paraphernalia of her 'profession' secreted upon her person, and especially the authorities, except when in use.

Her friendly blue eyes and warm, sincere smile are disarming and allow the lass to paint a picture of a young girl who is completely unintimidating by all appearances, an assumption often made by others which suits her well and which she actively cultivates.

To promote this look of youth or innocence, most of Jessie's weapons, alchemical doodads, pack, and other equipment are kept hidden under her clothing and also by her large heavy dark green cloak.

 

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Kethra, knowing a bit about dungeon dwelling things is keeping an eye on the stalagtites, as though worried they might drop.  Then suddenly hearing Jessie talk about a few small bees, ponders a moment before asking...

"Did anyone inquire about the size of the bees?"

OOC

Spells: 

0 - Detect Magic

0 - Light

0 - Message

1 - Bless

1 - Command

1 - Detect Secret Doors (Knowledge Domain)

AppearanceTall, thin and blonde; the young 's woman's bone structure speaks to her proud Illuskan ancestry and the fierce warriors and sailors who founded her bloodline. The young scholar has eyes like the sea after a storm and a fair complexion made pale by hours and hours in ivory towers.

Scholar by nature and librarian by training; Kethra is a bibliophile, almost as passionate about books as she is about her goddess and the magic that Mystra brings to the world. Sometimes tending to be a know-it-all, the young Illuskan often has to moderate her superior-seeming attitude by being an affable person and an able negotiator.

 

 

 

 

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Bellow the Roost 

Rodin moves forward, followed closely by Aeruiel and Kethra. Before Kethra can bring the light fully forward however, two small stones fly wide past Rodin to clack loudly against the cavern's stone wall. Glancing over in the light now shed by the torch in Kethra's hand, Rodin notices the tunnel he was moving to examine folds back around and away, but of greater concern is the small humanoid, about the size of Jesse, standing across the larger cavern, which Rodin now notes is scattered with the corpses of similar humanoids and rather large looking bees... The small humanoid has a scaly hide, a naked tail like that of a rat, and a doglike head with two small horns. He's wearing leathers that seem assembled from scraps, piecemeal remains of clothing and crudely made jewelry of natural materials, including a blue dyed armband. In its hand is sling. Upon seeing you, its eyes open, clearly a bit bothered by the torchlight.

You believe you've all heard of these types of creatures in tales of adventure told in alehouses, it seem to be a kobold. 

 

OOC

Note: Yellow is range of bright torchlight, dashed Orange is for those with low-light vision.

Round 1


Initiative:

Rodin [][]

Max [][]

Kethra [][]

Aeruiel [][]

Kobolds [][][][]

Jesse [][]

 

MAP

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RodinToken.png.56386b76bbc0b62d9c4d7bada805098e.pngRodin Sethilaud

Wood Elf, Ranger

 


 

Rodin never really did like it when people threw things at him, so when the rocks wiz by his head and he turns and sees the kobold, he returns the favor and fires his bow at the creature. Just as he thinks his arrow is going to go right through the things heart the little bugger moves and ends up with only a scratch.

 

OOC

Attack: Fire bow at kobold.

Elven Lowlight vision, so he can see 40' a if full lit rather than the normal 20 of the torch.

Will take 10 on Spot and Listen checks for a total of 15 each.

It gets a +3 bonus if any of those are applied to Drow or large spiders.

AppearanceRodin stands at 6 feet tall and appears a bit more muscular than the average elf. His skin has a light brownish tan look to it. His hair is brown with streaks of copper highlights through it and hangs down to just touch his shoulders. It normally has a bit of a wild windblown look to it. His eyes are a medium green which reminds most people of the color of leaves. He wears studded leather armor that has been dyed a camouflage pattern of browns and greens. His cloak is held closed by a brooch the shape of a silver arrow with green fletching. Aside from his dagger on his belt, the only weapon he carries is his longbow, which looks a bit thicker and sturdier than most bows.

 

 

 

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Fire bow at kobold
17
1d20+4 13
damage
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Maximilian Cornelius Spurbright   Human Wizard from Cormyr


Maximilian had been lost in his own thoughts about Galath's Roost and the battle that had taken place there, having followed along with his new adventuring companions while they explored. Descending into the cavern and hearing Jessie confirm the presence of bees put him a bit on edge, as he had no desire to be stung, but the sight of the kobold at the edge of the torchlight caught his attention completely. Ignoring the squawking of his overly-cautious crow familiar, Maximilian knew that there was no need to flee. Not yet, anyway.

He drew his wand from the pocket of his coat, but knowing the shape of the flames that it would release, waited for the time being rather than unleashing a spell that would burn his companions. In his other hand, he drew a small vial of orange liquid from another pocket, ready to lob it at the kobold if the opportunity presented itself.

"Careful friends! It has a sling!"

OOC

Double Move Action -> Draw wand in one hand, draw vial of alchemist's fire in the other


AppearanceMaximilian is a tall, slender, bookish young man with slightly tan skin and the brown hair and eyes common among Chondathans. His clothing is simple and understated, but very well-tailored and well-made, as would befit a noble who isn't attempting to advertise wealth to others. He wears a high-collared, brown woolen overcoat over white collared shirts (often frilled collared shirts). The rest of his clothing is simple, functional, and well-tailored, and he keeps them immaculately clean with prestidigitation. He wears a gold ring with a small ruby set in it on his right middle finger.

 

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