Pulling the Lever

Miklos turned to Nicolai. “Lanterns cast light a fair way. We would need to allow Seath and Feldard to saerch the tunnel without our presence if we are to rely on the advantage of their inhuman sight.” He rounded on the demi-humans, “Are you OK with this?”

“I’d be happier if we were all together.” Maruc said. Somehow he didn’t like the idea of the party spliting up.

Feldard ushered everyone out of the stall and worked the lever. The sounds of gears clanking filled the barn, and the floor of the stall began to lower. It gradually dropped down about 20 feet into a tunnel leading toward the tower.

He hefted his axe then looked to the Elf and mocked a bow. “Ladies first?”

Knowing that she couldn’t back down now, not in front of the Dwarf, Saeth looked into the tunnel. There was a twenty foot drop from the barn into the tunnel.


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9 responses to “Pulling the Lever

  1. Nicolai (T3)

    “Let’s do it”

  2. Saeth Tegau

    I assume she can’t make the jump (uninjured), or she would’ve…”

    “Yes, let’s. You mind grabbing some of that rope from back in the tack room?” Saeth gestured toward the back of the barn.

  3. Nicolai (T3)

    I’m assuming from the phrase “gradual drop”, that this is a ramp going down, rather than a sheer drop needing a rope?

  4. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    With the rope retrieved from the tack room, the dwarf winds it about a stall post several times and tucks in one end, the other end he drops down into the tunnel. He tests the strength of his ‘knot’ by tugging on the long end of it, hard. “Will that do?”

  5. Sorry, I meant the speed of the lowering of the floor was gradual. The drop is steep (90 degree angle)

  6. Saeth Tegau

    “It looks like it’ll hold.” Saeth took the rope and slid down.

  7. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    (so ideally the group could hop on the floor while it was being lowered? Like a slow elevator?)

  8. Saeth Tegau

    I believe so… though it may be more useful coming up. Any chance you could hook the rope to the lever–like, pull the rope, up you go?

  9. A Dwarf’s Eye For Engineering:
    Saeth: 10xp +5xp
    Maruc: 10xp +10xp
    Miklos: 10xp +10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp +5xp
    Feldard: 10xp +10xp +10xp

    Saeth: 4905/8000
    Maruc: 4890/6000
    Miklos: 4835/5000
    Nicolai: 4545/4800
    Feldard: 4795/8800

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