“Ok, something physical that doesn’t destroy things on touch. That’s useful to know. Then magic glowglobes may well be the answer. Lets get some.” With that Maruc led the way downstairs
Watching the cleric disappear down the stairs Miklos stalked around the magical darkness and wondered if an analyze incantation would reveal more. He half-expected that they would have to brave he darkness with no aid. He thought that anyone emerging from there would require restraining if they were affected by fear. He felt that the dwarf would be the worst candidate to venture in as he would be most dangerous if they needed to hold him. But he was the most resistant to magic. Nicolai would be his choice, he was alert, fast and quick thinking. But he wasn’t as robust. Maruc was too valuable, you cannot thrust your healer to the darkness however devout. That left Saeth and himself. Saeth was not known for her selflessness and would probably refuse unless it suited her. Miklos knew he wouldn’t last two breaths in combat, it just wasn’t his strength. Miklos brooded over this as he waited for Miklos to return.
Feldard was losing patience with this magical darkness bit. He was half-tempted to just head in there and feel about for what was within. But dealing with magics – any magic was foolhardy and asking for trouble. He scowled and followed Maruc downstairs. Wondering to himself how the cleric was gonna get something suspended from the ceiling. ‘I’m certainly not gonna climb up on his back to get it’.
Out of pique, Saeth just watched as the others tramped off to look for the glowsphere. Where was the boy’s interest when SHE’D showed him? As they left, she looked back at the darkness. “Feldard, you think we could put enough strength on that rope to drag whatever-it-is out?”
Miklos, oblivious to the fact that he’d annoyed Seath, watched as she followed Maruc down the stairs. At her passing comment he said, “The field of darkness and its aura may well be centered on the object within, but I like your thinking. Would the rope be strong enough?”
“Saeth, I’ve a nasty feeling it’s likely to be some form of sacrificial altar stuck to the floor, but I’ll help, if Feldard agrees,” offered Nicolai
As they made their way to grab the glowglobe, the dwarf shrugged at the Elf’s suggestion. “We could try that. Nicolai, I’ll go to the far side. Tie a knot in one end of the rope for weight and toss it through BEHIND the object”.
After arranging some tables and chairs, the group was able to reach the ceiling and dislodge one of the glowglobes. It was quite heavy, and nearly blinding when in close proximity. They blocked some of the light with some cloth and made their way back up the stairs to the mage’s workshop.