D&D 5E (IC) Fitz's Folly

FitzTheRuke

Legend
As the group cautiously checked about the room, the skeleton climbed to the ceiling and then scuttled along it, eventually reaching the eastern wall, where it moved into a dark spot, that turned out to be a hole in the east wall where it reached a support beam. It crawled through and was gone.

Qawasha answered Myrral's question, saying, "It is a crane. Or more correctly, based on the plumage, an Eblis - an intelligent, but malevolent crane-like creature. I believe that this is the tomb of the trickster god, Papazotl."

Chrysagon looked over the treasure piled atop the sarcophagus - a torc, three cups, five cloak pins, and an amulet on a chain. All of them were finely crafted of the purest gold which shone beautifully in the light of Chrysagon's flail.
 

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Prickly Pear

Adventurer
"Maybe they the keys and their heads need to be preserved?" Myrral distractedly comments trying to read the inscription
Yes, we should try to capture one... but not this one, said Chrysagon as he watched the one above scramble through a hole in the corner and disappear. Any idea what the inscription says?
 


FitzTheRuke

Legend
Qawasha read the inscription. It was in old Omuan, but Qawasha was picking up the differences between it and other old Chultan dialects.

"It says: Bow Before No One." he translated, before adding, "From what I gather, Papazotl was something of a tyrant. It must mean that he would bow before no one, because he would most certainly expect others to bow to him. And yet, it is written as if it is a command."
 

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
"Or the chariot or one of the statues is named 'No One'." Myrral pipes in
"I don't like the idea of the tyrant. We should just take everything."
 

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
"Be careful," says Miss Imogen. "Like everything else here, it will be a trap. Either approach the chariot with your head low, or some other nonsense."

She is having none of it. She is suspicious, and tired, and hungry of rations, and there are raw calluses on her fingers where she has been holding her bnowstring in the jungle heat. She wants to observe that only boys and undead think games like this are fun, but she keeps that to herself.

She stands by the door, ready for what might come. She does hate this place.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Qawasha caught Imogen's eye, and as if he could intuit what she was thinking he said, "If I did not already hate this Acererak as much as is humanly possible, I would hate him more now. These traps and puzzles are nothing but petty games."

Weed squeeked and thumped on its chest in agreement. The two of them would rather be anywhere else but here.

OOC: If anyone wants to do anything, please tell me what and we will move on.
 

MetaVoid

Adventurer
"I opened the lassst one and nothing terrible happened. The sssspirits remaining in thisss plassse are weak. We can revive them and maybe even get them to help usss. But sssome risssk isss included with the package. If you won't, paladin, one of the otherss might." Ussal keeps a bit back, both to watch the undead and to guard their backs.

"But let'sss try to learn sssomething from the lassst time."
He flings a coin or some metal debris at the shield, trying to see if this one will destroy metal as the first one did. He doesn't really expect the same trap again, but why risk it?
 


Prickly Pear

Adventurer
Chrysagon chuckles at Myrrals suggestion the No One is the chariot or a statue. Well, here goes nothing, he said and bowed before each of the statues, the bronze shield and lastly the chariot.
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Chrysagon was beginning to feel silly and self conscious as he took turns bowing before much of everything in the room. When he got to the faceless statue, he bowed, and as he began to stand, it appeared to him as if the statue nodded its head in response.

Everyone else stood waiting for him to finish, unsure of what to do.

OOC: Speaking of which, it's been awhile since @gnarlygninja Ghorrak & @Hades#2 Yassah chimed in. What are they up to? (No judgement - this type of stuff is apparently hard to play out by PBP. I'm not sure what the solution is yet, but I'm working on it.
 


gnarlygninja

Explorer
Ghorrak continued to look for similarities between the warrior on the shield and the statues, but after drawing no conclusions and seeing Chrysagon appear to solve the riddle, he moved away so the paladin could interact with the shield. He made a silent vow to have as little to do with evil wizards as possible after dealt with the tomb.
 

Hades#2

Explorer
Yassah

"Interesssting!" Yassah commented as he noted the statue respond to the bowing.
Yassah walked over to the statue and examined it. Then, taking a chance, he knelt before it as a show of respect.
 


Prickly Pear

Adventurer
Chrysagon watched the strange exchanged between Yassah and the faceless statue and wondered about the significance. It was possible that the statues would protect the treasure in the chamber but maybe, only maybe, they act of bowing to them would show sort of acknowledgement and the statue would not feel obliged to protect anything. Like acknowledging them as Masters?
Come on, he said to the others. Why don't you bow to the faceless statue too? It might help us when we investigate the room further.
I'm curious about the treasure.
 

Kobold Stew

Last Guy in the Airlock
Supporter
Miss Imogen watches her companions interact with the statue. She is uncomfortable here, and Weed is pulling at her skirts.
 

Neurotic

I plan on living forever. Or die trying.
"I'm not bowing for a spirit in this place." Myrral finally turns away from studying the inscriptions
"Besides, it tells you not to bow to anyone." He climbs up on the wall the study the hole where the skeleton went.
"Take what you think is worth it and let us go from this place."
 

MetaVoid

Adventurer
Ussal grows impatient with the group. He already counted the statues, cauldrons and the pillars. He had an urge to count to bones in the cauldrons which might take a while. Thus, he slithers further into the room coming in front of the nodding statue.

"I bow to no one, ssstone one. I lead thisss exsspedition. Bow before me!"
 

FitzTheRuke

Legend
Myrral scaled the wall to the dark hole where the skeleton had disappeared. There he found a long, cobweb-filled corridor with an alcove that appeared to have a large round oak table tucked into it. His cat's eyes spied a stoppered bottle sitting on the table covered in dust.

The skeleton must have escaped out a similar hole on the other end of the corridor, where there seemed to be another chamber.

While Myrral considered this, Ussal slithered over to the faceless stone statue and insisted that he would not bow, and that the statue should bow to him instead. The statue stood silent and still.

OOC: Anyone willing to disturb anything? The sarcophagus? The treasure on top of it? Should we leave? Let's try to get out of this unfortunate stall, shall we?
 

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