The Blue Glowing Elevator

Nicolai shock his head. If there was anyone down there they’d be alerted now. He hoped it wasn’t a magical portal into some nether world at least there was away of closing it. He fished about for a stone. “Miklos, summon the magic again.”

“What? I was too busy deciphering elvish what magic?” said the confused mage.

“The first spell not the second one.” said Nicolai patiently. “I want it see if it destroys this stone.”

“Ahh. I see now! Command words of course. Summoning a dimensional gate perhaps you say? I suspect your stone will vanish and we’ll be none the wiser. Destroyed or teleported. No time to waste! Let us experiment.” Miklos paused then called out “Paah!”

Once again the blue glow illuminated the stone walls of the well.

Maruc backed toward the entrance. All this elementalism was beginning to unnerve him. He kept a careful watch on the statues surrounding them expecting at any minute to be overwhelmed with stoney foes. “Careful Miklos, we don’t know what other effects your words are having.”

Nicolai paused a few moments. Magic Mirrors, animated statues, they all had a purpose and not necesarily to trap the would-be thief. He wondered if this was some artful trap somewhat more subtle than the blade trap in the vault. Still he wasn’t going to jump into the portal to find out.

He tossed the stone into the glow as it slowly encroached upwards toward the wellchamber.

Meanwhile, Hasan and Saeth watched the inventive humans admiringly, while Feldard was doing a circuit of the room looking for a more mundane way to continue their search. He was looking for a secret passageway.. because there was no way they were going to be lowering him down into some magic well.

The glow sped up as it reached the halfway point toward the top of the well. It quickly approached the top, and then slowed down as it gently floated toward the top of the well. Nicolai saw his stone—it was sitting unharmed atop a glowing blue disc whose circumference filled the wellhole.

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  1. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    With his tour about the room complete with nothing out of the ordinary found, the dwarf reluctantly joined the others in looking over the odd magical contraption. “So what’s it for? Floating well discs are beyond my experience.”
    The dwarf looked to Miklos expectantly. The mage always seemed to have thoughts and opinions on everything else odd that they’d encountered so far.

  2. Nicolai (T4)

    Nicolia jumped back in surprise half expecting the magic to pour our of the well and drown them all. When it didn’t he regained his composure. He sword still drawn he tapped the disk with it.

    Hmm solid. Never a too incautious person Nicolai called Felard over. “Hold my arm I want to see if it will bear my weight.”

    (assuming Feldard does this!)

    Gripping the strong dwarf’s arm he gingerly placed the foot on the disk and transfered his weight on the disk…

  3. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Miklos gazed with facination as Nicolai tapped the surface of the disk. “Aha! My admiration for Elyas grows! Ingenious, but not very defensive. I suppose it might frighten a few off though. A mage-locked door to a stairwell would be just as good eh? A mode of transport is what we have here. Wonderful! I have read about temporary varieties ahhh… Discus Telekenisis I think. I believe they are reformed air elementals. Practically harmless. I wonder if it can be removed? That would be something.” he chorled excitedly.

  4. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “There’s got to be another way on.” grumbled the priest. “This is like placing yourself into the hands of a sorcerer willingly and we all know what Denetiata was like!”

  5. Miklos (Mu 3)

    “Lost your Faith Maruc?” said Miklos marching passed Nicolai onto the blue glowing disk and picking up his coin. He tossed it to the startled rogue.

    I rather assume he can do this as you have called this an “elevator”!

  6. Nicolai (T4)

    ….also assuming the the ‘elevator’ label wasn’t a mistake!…

    Nicolai deftly caught the coin then realised he had let go of the dwarf. Thankfully he was not falling to his death. He turned to the mage. “How much weight do you think it can take?”

  7. Miklos (Mu 3)

    “Good point Nicolai.” replied Miklos. “We must not underestimate Elyas. I will take each of you down one at a time and since you are here… ahh…Neewargh?” he suggested.

  8. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “You are a rude man Miklos, I have not lost my faith but your wits seem to have departed from you!” Maruc called after the decending pair. “Have you considered what you will meet at the bottom?”

  9. Miklos (Mu 3)

    Bearing Maruc’s last comment in mind and assuming nothing is at the bottom Miklos will take the others down in the following order if they are willing to proceed this way.

    Feldard
    Saeth
    Maruc
    Hasan

  10. Maruc (Clr 4)

    If everybody else goes naturally Maruc will follow but it is definately against his liking!

  11. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    “I ain’t going on no magical flying disc” Feldard was adamant of that as he watched Miklos and Nicolai descend, peering over the edge of the well trying to judge the distance.

    (sorry but Feldard will either have to be conned or realise that his friends below are in immediate danger without him to risk going on the elevator.. and even then it’s iffy.)

  12. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “Aha! I see the tunnels do not breed fools!” grinned Maruc. “Overlooking manically attacking an impregnable Bone Guardian…”

  13. Maruc (Clr 4)

    “Perhaps there is a secret tunnel we have overlooked? You are wise in these structures what do you see Feldard?” added the priest hopefully.

  14. Feldard (Dwf 3)

    Having already checked the dwarf sourly shook his head. “No tunnels to be found. How deep would you reckon this shaft is? With enough rope I could likely climb my way down.” Sure, Feldard was being optimistic, but the dwarf warrior would rather take his chances with his own dwarven strength than rely on some questionable elven magic.

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