[IC] Return of the Runelords

Deuce Traveler

Adventurer
"Thank you, Shendra. If it wasn't for you and that wand I wouldn't be able to go on," Michael says with all honesty as he fails to count how many times over he would have been dead right now.
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
"Last one," Shendra mutters as she moves to open the final door on the upstairs floor. "At least until we pry open the door downstairs."
 

Tailspinner

Explorer
The group lines up for the last door on this floor. Then Shendra opens the door. A moldering mattress lies amid a bowed wooden frame, flanked on either side by ruined tables. A dresser in the northwest corner of the room has seen most of its drawers pulled out and discarded on the floor. Remnants of moldy and animal-gnawed clothes spill from them. A hole has been hacked into the floor, near a long, slender wooden case that is open and tipped over on the floor.

OOC: Map
 

Deuce Traveler

Adventurer
"If we were looking for ruffians instead of clues, I'd agree with you. But unfortunately we might need things in here intact." Michael tells his niece before walking into the room and peering through the hole in the floor.

Map: ditzie
 

Tailspinner

Explorer
Teodor follows Michael into the room. The hole looks like it might have held a case about the size of the one on the floor. As the two men examine the hole Roderic drains up from the floorboards once more. He looks different this time. Note bloated nor drenched like before. He turns to the two men and speaks. “My map. They took my map. It holds the key. To the vault. Baraket will control them. It will control you! I should have taken the gauntlets, but I fled. I was a coward. You must be brave. You must endure where I did not. The vault. It lies still in the vault. You must save my Cove. Save... My... Cove....”

OOC: Map
 

Neurotic

Adventurer
Teea shudders. "Too many ghosts."
"Lets just get to the room with the throwing ghost and do a hit and run."
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
"Perhaps we should still keep that for after our investigation of downstairs," notes the oracle. "Sir Roderic has appeared to us in at least two identifiably different states. Perhaps the unseen ghost is merely another manifestation of his spirit."
 

Deuce Traveler

Adventurer
Michael searches the room while saying, "You're just guessing, right Shendra? Or do you have something to back up that hunch? So far Sir Roderic hasn't been violent, but that manifestation looks like it might be. I would hate to double back, but I don't know if we could properly search that room without neutralizing the manifestation. Since we have no way of doing that right now, I'm for searching downstairs."
 

Neurotic

Adventurer
"That doll-like thing was hostile. As were the bugs. Seems like anything hostile here is not Sir Roderick.
We could run inside and throw the chair out. I believe its stuffing moved first. Or burn it. Or otherwise destroy it. Maybe with that big sword of yours, uncle?"
 

Tailspinner

Explorer
After a pause Roderic continues to speaks. “Heroes of the Cove! You must find my map. It holds the key. Find the vault. Save my cove!"

OOC: Map
 

Kaodi

Adventurer
The seer looks at Michael and shrugs a little with a nod. "Yes, Sir Roderic, we are working on it," Shendra then responds to the ghost. "I know that death has a way of making telling people simple things, well..." she trails off for a moment. "...difficult. But is there anything more precise you can tell us? We have been combing your house to find things that anything that will make our search easier. And we have been encountering some... resistance."
 

Scotley

Adventurer
Teodor masters his fear and stands watching and listening to Sir Roderic. "We seek you map. Is is still in this house? We want to save the cove."
 

Tailspinner

Explorer
Roderic continues to speaks with some confusion at first. “Resistance? I know of no resistance. Heroes of the Cove! My map. They took my map. It holds the key. It is not here. They took it. I know not where. It holds the key. To the vault. Baraket will control them. It will control you! I should have taken the gauntlets, but I fled. I was a coward. You must be brave. You must endure where I did not. The vault. It lies still in the vault."
 

Tailspinner

Explorer
Answers come but not from Roderic but from Mei Ying. "I know where the map is. It is in Cove Hall. Roderic was a skilled cartographer and charted the region on several maps that now reside there. Shortly after the report of Roderic’s and his family’s death, the port-governor, at the time, came out to this home to retrieve what everyone knew were the best maps of the cove and its surrounding environs. As for 'Baraket' I remember that that was the name of the legendary 'Sword of Pride.'"
 

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