Seeing What Happens

Feldard nodded in satisfaction towards the rogue. “Good shot.” The dwarf, shouldered his axe and turned back towards the rest of the group at the junction of the red lit hallway. Arriving back amongst the others he peered towards the southern wall. “So what figure you, mage? Is it a trap? Do we enter the hall and investigate or turn about and check the other doors in the main hall? “

“It’s an unnatural light to be sure, Feldard.” Miklos replied, “If I were skilled enough I might be able to counter it. It would be easy to say that it was another illusion but I doubt it would be that simple. Maruc can you determine if there is an evil aura emanating from the light source?”

Maruc closed his eyes and clasped his holy symbol. He offered Halav a prayer of guidance tried reached out, but felt no indication of evil or good emanating from the hall.

Hasan slowed moved back to his companions studying the glowing wall. The red on his usually pale cheeks reflected more than just the glow from the opposite wall. His fear of the beholder still rankled.

“You think we should toss something in, just to see what happens?” Saeth queried. It wasn’t nearly as heroic as charging in blindly, but it was probably a far better idea. “Shall I throw a dagger, see what it bounces off of?” She loosened a dagger in its sheath, preparing for their assent.

Maruc nodded to the elfmaid, then stood back. Saeth tossed one of her knives and then listening carefully. There was a dull ripping sound as the dagger stuck in the wall, which rippled on the impact. It was hard to tell for sure due to the brightness of the light, but it appeared as though the wall of light might actually be a curtain of light.

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  1. Saeth Tegau

    “Well, that is interesting.” Saeth mused. “I certainly didn’t expect it to STICK in the wall. We could probably pull this whole thing down without trouble… and if we’re lucky, carry it with us. Can you imagine a shirt made out of that stuff?”

  2. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    “But what’s its purpose? Damn magic.. never makes any sense whatsoever…” He continued his typical dwarven grumbling as he pushed past the group and moved into the hallway striding towards the curtain.
    (if nothing untowards happens to him before reaching the curtain..)
    He shielded his eyes with axe arm, the heavy blade still in hand ready to descend in an arc if something were to suddenly pop out from behind the bright curtain of light. He stopped a foot away and ignoring the typical outbursts of shock and dismay from the others he reached first for the knife, pulling it free from the wall behind, tucking it into his belt, then (again if there is no sign of anything dangerous..) he reached out once more and tried grasping the ‘fabric’ the curtain of light was made of.

  3. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    (He shielded his eyes against the bright light with his axe arm, ….)

  4. Hasan

    Hasan looked at Saeth and said wryly, “Never mind the shirt. You’ll be lucky to have enough fabric to make an eye patch once the dwarf’s work is done.”

  5. Nicolai (T4)

    “Nah, I think it’s Dwarfish high fashion. Pre-battle stressed shirts and trousers. Must go a bomb in Highforge.”

  6. Maruc (Clr 4)

    The cleric non-plussed glanced across to the mage, “Well? What do you make of it?”

  7. Miklos (Mu 3)

    “Think.” said Miklos, “Why place this here? Magic as a rule of thumb is never used lightly. It must perform some function. Notice its ‘fabric’ like qualities? Gauging but other magics in the area it is most likely to perform a defensive function. It could be another illusion designed to lure us into a trap. It looks inoffensive enough, but again this might be a bluff. Oh for a wand that dispelled illusions! But I am forgetting, there might be a mage nearby. This may be something to confuse and delay us. My gut feeling, as Saeths blade has not disappeared, would be to open it or destroy it with enchanted weapons. I wouldn’t suggest touching it with flesh.”

  8. Nicolai (T4)

    Nicolai turns to Miklos and says, “Doesn’t magic counter magic? What about using only enchanted weapons?”

  9. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    ‘Sure’ the dwarf thought,as his hand touched the curtain ,’the mage says that NOW.’ Grimly, Feldard grasped the ‘fabric’ and gave a huge tug trying to rip it down from the wall.

  10. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos realised that Nicolai handn’t quite caught his concluding comment replied, “Exactly my thoughts, but is still only an educated guess, anything could happen.” Miklos squinted into the light to observe the dwarf doing what he did best.

  11. Saeth: 10xp+10xp
    Maruc: 10xp
    Miklos: 10xp
    Nicolai: 10xp+10xp
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Saeth: 8685/16000
    Maruc: 9055/12000
    Miklos: 9125/10000
    Nicolai: 8290/9600
    Feldard: 9160/17000
    Hasan: 8475/16000

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