"Oh, and please, I am more than willing to ask for Oghma's blessing on any task that benefits this mission. All that is required is a bit of forwarning of your intent and a moment to pray for your success..."
Basically, any time somebody is about to do something outside of initiative Galahad will gladly cast guidance for them.
Fulgrim turns to Tyco at the comment about who's to keep the undead out.
"I do not think we will secure the farms this time. My plan is to scout the woods and clear them of dangers then escort some of the hunters to find game. The farms will come later perhaps after we find what is drawing them there. Remove the lure and the dead should disperse." He looks to Galahad. "We could then look for those supplies to equip the farmers and their guards. The mines are to the North and that is the direction the hordes flow from. We can gather supplies as we scout the source."
Fulgrim looks out at the hordes.
"We need to start somewhere. Fighting our way through the horde is not optimal." He nods at Tyco's suggestion. "Yes a diversion might work but has risks if it does not draw enough of the undead. I think the hidden route could work. This is Waterdeep after all there must be some smugglers way into and out of the city. Every major city has them."
Galahad gets an incling from his Deity, directing his thoughts to a history book he once read from before the fall of the world. It was about illegal activities that had been uncovered in the city.
Most smugglers went by sea, as it was easier. However, there are tails of an underground guild, the Xanathar Guild, who used underground tunnels and caverns. Little is known about the guild except they were thieves and slavers, and have been rumored to have been around for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.
"Ahh, yes! The Xanathar tunnels! You see, the Xanathar was smugglers 'guild' who specialized in... " Galahad relays the information in a long winded dissertation until somebody interrupts him for the short version at which point, he looks perplexed and rattles off the pertinent details.
"I'm sure if I can get another look at the book I could quickly find information on the location of one of the entrances. No telling what's down there now, though."
Fulgrim looks over at Galahad. Hidden tunnels under the city. This could be exactly what they needed. Finding a safe way in and out of the city would be invaluable.
"How long will it take you to research these tunnels?" Fulgrim turns to the others. "We should be prepared for trouble. Like the rest of this gods forsaken world it's probably filled with the dead or worse. Gather your things and anything else you think we'll need to explore hidden tunnels under the city."
[sblock=Galahad]While Galahad is doing his research, he is unable to find more than a passing reference to the guild of thieves. Rumors suggest that the leader is one of the long lived races, though others suggest it is a more nefarious being, such as a vampire or a Lich of some kind.
As Galahad is about to quit out of frustration, he finds a note on his table. Looking around, he sees no one there. Whoever dropped it off did so so smoothly, he did not even notice them walking by. He opens the letter cautiously, and only one word is written on it:
"So there are tunnels but know information on how to access them." Fulgrim turns to Tycho. "You mentioned contacts that might help us safely through the hordes. Did you speak with them? If not could you? I do not think we have time to unravel the secret of these Xanathar Guild tunnels."
Just a heads up I am leaving on vacation today and won't be back till next weekend. I will try to post but will have limited internet access for the entire week.
[sblock=Galahad]Galahad noticed a few people watching him from back alleys as he walked to the tavern, though it could have been his imagination. The moment he'd turn to make sure, they'd disappear, as if they weren't there. Unfortunately, he did not get a good look at any of them.[/sblock]
Checking with your contacts, you learn that the underground tunnels are dangerous to traverse, mostly because of the local thieves guild, which is very widespread and very well organized. No one will say much about them, except that if you wanted to contact them, one of your contacts will deliver a message.[/sblock]
"Isn't there a spell for this?" complains Bunny impatiently. "Or a protection scroll or something? It is very DIFFICULT to properly apply explosive FORCE in a TUNNEL. From one who knows!"
(OOC - Can anyone cast Hide from Undead, or is there a Protection from Undead scroll somewhere? To be fair; such a scroll would probably be very hard to find given the current situation, but Hide from Undead could be quite nice!)