Defender of Oerth
Tam Tam said:Understanding that the Elven arrows are more special than he originally thought, Tam-Tam shoots at the gaseous Ogre Magi.
The first arrow: 14+4+1, for 19 [AC: 9 = Hit]
The second arrow: 6+4+1, for 11. [AC: 9 = Hit]
Sylvar said:Sylvar approaches the remains of the dead Orcs / Ogres casting Detect Magic along the way. [...] As he detects magical items he puts them to one side.
Sylvar said:"...If the Ogres have more of these disks and deploy them en-masse, we may be in more trouble than we know."
* = Base: is the minimal value, intrinsic or perceived, of a particular gemstone, whether precious or semi-precious. Two examples:
#1: the Turquoise --- in some regions of Earth, it is a precious stone, in others, it is merely semi-precious, though of higher status than say, quartz. Because of this diverse cultural valuation, turquoise will never have as high of a minimal base than my second example...
#2: the Diamond --- actually Emeralds should be more valuable (and maybe are, now; for diamonds are proving to be "common as dirt", to use the vernacular) since emeralds are now found to be rarer to find than diamonds ever were. That being said, "perceived value" has kept diamonds at the forefront of monetary valuation bases of all the gemstone types.