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Tarrastra Adventure 63

Caelesti's notes




The giant worm had pale and scabby skin.
Caelesti cast Magic Missiles at the giant worm.
Mavis drew her bow and shot an arrow at it.
Yoshi moved out onto the old stairs and threw a shuriken at it.
The worm climbed 20' closer.
Carric cast Spider Climb and climbed up 15'.

Caelesti cast more Magic Missiles and then backed up into the cave.
Mavis shot two arrows into the worm, one shot was exceptional.
Roges and Beebie moved up to take a look and quickly retreated.
The worm climbed 20' closer.
Yoshi threw a shuriken.
Carric started casting.

Mavis shot three more arrows at it, hitting once.
Nessey moved out of the cave to line up with it. She swung her sword at it threateningly.
Yoshi launched a flurry of blows at it, missing.
The worm closed the distance and bit Nessey, holding on.
Caelesti cast more Magic Missiles.
Carric completed a Call Lightning spell, striking the worm with a bolt.
Carric started casting another spell.

Mavis shot three arrows at the worm, hitting once.
Nessey managed to strike the worm while held. She then activated her cloak of thorns.
Yoshi continued his flurry, striking it once.
The worm swallowed the thorny Nessey.
Caelesti cast more Magic Missiles.
Carric summoned an ape. The ape attacked the worm, but missed.
Carric called another lightning bolt.

Mavis missed with two arrows.
Nessey was squeezed by the worm's gizzard.
Nessey, raging, swung her shortsword at the unprotected inside.
The worm bit Yoshi, holding tight.
Caelesti cast more Magic Missiles; the worm went limp.

Yoshi activated his Anklet of Translocation and appeared back in the cave.
The worm plummeted.

The worm splash landed in the swamp, cushioning the landing for Nessey.

Nessey climbed to the mouth of the worm. The swamp was very foggy. Nessey cast Daylight. She could see steam rising from the swamp. It seemed very hot.

Yoshi hopped off the ledge to a root 30' below.
Mavis pulled out her Potion of Flying and quaffed it.
Carric dropped his Troll-gut Rope in the cave and started Spider Climbing down the cliff.
Caelesti cast Message one everyone before they were out of range.

Yoshi, Mavis, and Carric raced down the cliff face. Mavis reached Nessey first. Nessey grabbed onto Mavis, and Mavis headed toward the cliff wall. She found a safe place to land. A little while later, Yoshi and Carric arrived.

The four talked about the scabby worm. Carric wanted to take a close look at it. He declared it to be dead, then added that it appeared to have been poisoned. Mavis and Carric returned to land. Carric went on to examine the lower roots and pools, looking for sources of poison. Carric then used his Wand of CLW to cure Nessey.

Roges tied one end of Carric's rope to a root, and Beedie checked it. The remainder of the party climbed downward 350', remaining 150' above the others. Carric Spider-Climbed back up to help with the rope. The party was reunited a short time later.

Mavis was curious where the Lost Bridge's stairs led to. The party headed down-chasm to locate the stairs. They reached the stairs and a net that crossed the chasm at the same time. Examining the net, they found a dead-body kite. The kite still had the clothes of the rider strapped to it, like the body just vanished.

Thinking the net might be a web of some sort, Yoshi tried tossing a large rock onto the net to attract a denizen. Nessey followed suit and hit a root with a solid hit, but nothing showed up. Carric then looked under the net for tracks. He found large slither marks, possibly from a giant worm.

While looking for tracks, Carric found an area with lots of boulders. The boulders almost seemed to be laid out like a labyrinth.

The party decided to move up-chasm to look at the roots under the bridges. The roots there seemed to be healthy and uneaten. The pools also did not seem to be hot.

The party headed back toward the net. As they approached the boulders, Mavis spotted an old man with a staff and floppy hat.

Nessey's notes

Carric rolls Initiative (d20 + 2): [4 + 2] = 6
Carric rolls TK Initiative (d20 + 3): [16 + 3] = 19
Caelestii rolls Initiative (d20 + 4): [13 + 4] = 17
Yoshi rolls Initiative (d20 + 4 + 2): [1 + 4 + 2] = 7
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Initiative (d20 + 3): [11 + 3] = 14
Mavis rolls Mavis Initiative (d20 + 9): [6 + 9] = 15
LadyNessey: Worm is 15 ft across and 36 ft long
LadyNessey: We are in an old cave of roots and the huge worm is munching its way towards us
Mavis rolls d20: [20] = 20
Mavis rolls d20: [5] = 5
Mavis rolls d20: [16] = 16
Mavis rolls d20: [19] = 19
LadyNessey: Worm is moving 5ft per round
LadyNessey: He is 50ft away.
LadyNessey: Worm has a pale skin, covered with oozing scabs.
LadyNessey: Tan Kuran is up first.
LadyNessey: She shuffles to back of cave. She can't fly.
LadyNessey: Caelesti is next and wants to shoot magic missiles at it.
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
LadyNessey: She does so and attracts its attention, successfully.
LadyNessey: It stops munching and sways its head back and forth. Caelesti freezes.
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [8 + 10] = 18
LadyNessey: Mavis shoots bow and misses Worm.
LadyNessey: Nessey has drawn weapons. She now moves up behind Carric.
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Single (d20 + 7): [14 + 7] = 21
LadyNessey: Nessey puts away her short swords and gets out her lance.
LadyNessey: Worm moves towards us, is only 30ft away now.
LadyNessey: Carric casts Spider Climb on himself and flees.
LadyNessey: Brave Carric!
LadyNessey: It is dark. Yoshi turns on his watch lamp.
LadyNessey: As DM says, Carric "Spiders and Fleas"
LadyNessey: Mercald stays back.
LadyNessey: He drops to his knees and calls upon the Boundless.
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [1 + 1] = 2
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
LadyNessey: Caelesti, move Magic Missiles
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [6 + 10] = 16
LadyNessey: or magic missles and then move? as it were
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [17 + 10] = 27
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [2 + 3] = 5
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [20 + 10] = 30
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [19 + 10] = 29
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [6 + 3] = 9
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [5 + 3] = 8
LadyNessey: Mavis hits and does damage to Worm. Threat. Critical. It's not Undead. She does 22 points and Caelesti so far has done only 21, Mavis points out. Then Mavis steps back.
LadyNessey: Rogus advises Beedie to get back into the cave.
LadyNessey: Beedie can't resist stepping up and looking, but then flees to back of cave.
LadyNessey: Nessey puts away swords, takes out lance and makes a 5ft step towards the worm.
LadyNessey: Nessey's friends are concerned about her walking around with a 10ft lance. Carric wants to show us HIS extendable lance.
LadyNessey: Carric mumbles to himself and flees further away.
LadyNessey: Caelesti delays.
Yoshi rolls Shuriken Atk:Single (d20 + 7): [13 + 7] = 20
LadyNessey: Worms move up to -10
LadyNessey: Yoshi fires and misses with Shuriken
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [4 + 10] = 14
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #2 (d20 + 5): [11 + 5] = 16
LadyNessey: Mavis shoots and misses
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [15 + 10] = 25
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [5 + 3] = 8
LadyNessey: and hits for 8 damage. WE must really have its attention now!
LadyNessey: Rogues moves back next to Beedie to protect her.
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Lance (d20 + 7): [10 + 7] = 17
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Lance Damage (d8 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
Mavis rolls d20: [5] = 5
LadyNessey: Nessey moves and lunges with her lance.
LadyNessey: She misses.
LadyNessey: The Worm gears up.
LadyNessey: It is now 0ft from Nessey and 5ft from Yoshi, resumably
LadyNessey: Nessey looks more luscioius, though.
Mavis rolls d20 + 14: [5 + 14] = 19
LadyNessey: It bites Nessey.
LadyNessey: Let's say Nessey has swords not Lance - that she left back with horse in town beyond the chasm.
Mavis rolls 2d6 + 7: [2 + 1 + 7] = 10
LadyNessey: So Nessey two swords out. She takes 10pnts of damage
LadyNessey: 41 - 10 = 31
LadyNessey: hit points
LadyNessey: It now attempts to grapple lucious Nessey
Mavis rolls d20 + 27: [16 + 27] = 43
Mavis rolls d20 + 27: [2 + 27] = 29
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Grapple (d20 + 6): [7 + 6] = 13
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Grapple (d20 + 6): [7 + 6] = 13
LadyNessey: Nessey is in its mouth this round.
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
LadyNessey: Nessey still has a short sword in each hand ( light weapons) and can/will hit it next round.
LadyNessey: Caelesti punishes it with Magic Missiles and points out it was not her idea for Nessey to move up and attack it.
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [12 + 6] = 18
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [3 + 6] = 9
LadyNessey: Yoshi punnels the Worm with his fists, but does not damge nor deter it.
LadyNessey: Carric casts "Call Lightning." 3d6 electrical points of damage
LadyNessey: or 3d10 for being out in the rain
Carric rolls Call Lightning (3d6): [6 + 6 + 1] = 13
LadyNessey: Does 13, Reflex Save for 1/2
Mavis rolls d20 + 6: [11 + 6] = 17
LadyNessey: It saves for half.
LadyNessey: Carric flees further up the chasm and mumbles to himself again.
LadyNessey: attitional bolts take a standard action. Carric is also conjuring another spell.
LadyNessey: 69 points of damage on Worm so far.
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [6 + 10] = 16
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #2 (d20 + 5): [1 + 5] = 6
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [15 + 10] = 25
LadyNessey: Mavis is next and shoots arrows. Miss, miss, hit.
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Damage (d6 + 3): [3 + 3] = 6
LadyNessey: Mavis looks concerned that Worm has not died yet.
LadyNessey: can't attack with 2 while grapple.
LadyNessey rolls Nes - sword single tohit (d20 + 9): [18 + 9] = 27
LadyNessey: Nessey hits (even with -4)
LadyNessey rolls Nes - sword damage (d6 + 2): [4 + 2] = 6
LadyNessey: Worm now has 81 damage on it.
LadyNessey: Worm attempts to swallow whole.
Mavis rolls d20 + 27: [20 + 27] = 47
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Grapple (d20 + 6): [13 + 6] = 19
Mavis rolls 2d6 + 7: [6 + 3 + 7] = 16
LadyNessey: nessey chatters all the way down...
LadyNessey: 16 damage
LadyNessey: 31 - 16 = 15 left
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [1 + 1] = 2
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [1 + 1] = 2
LadyNessey: Caelesti goes next. Magic Missile
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [18 + 6] = 24
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Dmg (d6 + 2): [2 + 2] = 4
LadyNessey: Worm is 3/4 way down in points.
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [7 + 6] = 13
LadyNessey: Yoshi strikes Worm for 4 points.
LadyNessey: Yoshi is looking luscious now.
LadyNessey rolls d6: [6] = 6
LadyNessey: Worm has taken 100 points of damage so far. Nessey activated her Burnoose of 1001 Thorns on the way down.
Carric rolls SNA - Ape Claw (d20 + 7): [11 + 7] = 18
LadyNessey: Carric summoned an Ape.
Carric rolls SNA - Ape Claw (d20 + 7): [10 + 7] = 17
Carric rolls SNA - Ape Bite (d20 + 2): [11 + 2] = 13
LadyNessey: Claw, claw, bite.
Carric rolls Call Lightning (3d6): [6 + 3 + 6] = 15
Mavis rolls d20 + 6: [10 + 6] = 16
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #1 (d20 + 10): [11 + 10] = 21
Mavis rolls Mavis Rapier or Bow Attack #2 (d20 + 5): [16 + 5] = 21
LadyNessey: Worm is doing 5pnts acid damge each round that Nessey is immune to as Aasimar
LadyNessey: Nessey is being slowly crushed. She is about to RAGE at this.
You privately roll 2d6 + 7: [3 + 5 + 7] = 15
LadyNessey: Takes 14 points of crushing damage
LadyNessey: Nessey rages.
LadyNessey rolls Nes - swords2 (d20 + 7): [9 + 7] = 16
LadyNessey rolls Nes - swords2 (d20 + 7): [6 + 7] = 13
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Sword rage damage (d6 + 4): [5 + 4] = 9
LadyNessey: Nessey does 9 points of damage from inside the worm.
LadyNessey: She has not poked her way out yet, though.
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [5 + 6] = 11
Yoshi rolls Kama/Siagham Atk:Flurry 1/2 (d20 + 6): [14 + 6] = 20
LadyNessey: Nessey has 12 more hit points for Raging.
Mavis rolls d2: [2] = 2
LadyNessey: She is otherwise down to 1, then +12 = lucky 13 hit points left and still conscious.
LadyNessey: Worm next is going after ??
Mavis rolls d20 + 14: [17 + 14] = 31
Mavis rolls 2d6 + 7: [4 + 5 + 7] = 16
LadyNessey: Goes for Yoshi who looks more tastely than the sinewy Ape.
Mavis rolls d20 + 27: [18 + 27] = 45
LadyNessey: Yoshi is grappled and takes 16 hp damage
Yoshi rolls Atk:Grapple (d20 + 7): [7 + 7] = 14
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [2 + 1] = 3
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
Caelestii rolls Spell (Magic Missiles) (d4 + 1): [4 + 1] = 5
LadyNessey: Caelesti does (surprise!) MORE Magic Missiles
LadyNessey: The Worm goes slack.
LadyNessey: What is the fate of Yoshi and Nessey?
LadyNessey: The Worm falls?
LadyNessey: Yoshi does anklet of translocation and gets out the mouth just in time before the Worm falls.
LadyNessey: Mavis - looks like Nessey will get to the bottom before we do.
LadyNessey: The Worm is falling, falling, falling.
LadyNessey: Carric tries to entangle it against the roots as it slips along the chasm, unless it is too large.
LadyNessey: Gizzard is no longer contracting and doing damage to Nessey.
LadyNessey: Nessey is aware of falling and goes with it. Thinks relaxing thoughts so has less chance of being injured.
LadyNessey: After a while, 5 or 10 seconds, people up on cave ledge hear a splash.
LadyNessey: Or 20 seconds, 3 rounds later.
LadyNessey: There is debate. I don't know. But, okay.
LadyNessey: Worm sinks and then bobs to the surface. No damage for being cushioned by a FAT worm.
LadyNessey: The bad news is the water is really hot.
LadyNessey: Nessey attempts to crawl to the mouth so she can breathe.
LadyNessey: Nessey makes it to the mouth. The water is 180 degrees. Nessey can see that she is in a hot spring pool with steam rising up and fog as far as I can see. Nessey does her Aasimar Daylight.
LadyNessey: My friends on the edge of cave suddenly see difused area of light in the fog below.
LadyNessey: I float and wait.
LadyNessey: Carric begins Spider Climbing down at speed of 20.
LadyNessey: Yoshi would like to hop down from root to root at speed of 60 ft per round.
LadyNessey: Yoshi will be down in about 2 minutes. Carric is Spider Climbing down and conjuring a small air elemental.
LadyNessey: Mavis quaffs her potion of Fly.
LadyNessey: Carric stops moving for a round in order to conjure.
LadyNessey: Mavis flies off the edge and dives down.
LadyNessey: Mavis eventually sees Nessey sitting in the mouth of the Worm and floating/bobbing around.
LadyNessey: Nessey's hair is wilted and she looks all sweaty and her clothing is sticking to her. Her thorns are NOT out now.
LadyNessey: Carric, when Mavis flies, he casts...???
LadyNessey: He doesn't cast anything, after all, cause he saw Mavis fly.
LadyNessey: Mavis quaffs potion in first round and jumps in second round.
LadyNessey: Carric delays and then --??
LadyNessey: Other people in cave?? Caelesti looks over the edge, hears the splash and sees the diffused light at the bottom in the fog.
LadyNessey: Carric continues to Spider Climb down and does not pause to conjure.
LadyNessey: Fast forward 3 rounds.
LadyNessey: Carric left Caelesti the rope.
LadyNessey: Yoshi and Mavis have the Communication bracelets.
LadyNessey: Caelesti casts Message on Carric before he is out of sight, and Yoshi too.
LadyNessey: Nessey sees Mavis flying towards her through th fog.
LadyNessey: Mavis says - Need any help?
LadyNessey: Nessey - Oh, it's so hot here, I feel I am going to pass out.
LadyNessey: Mavis - take my hands.
LadyNessey: Nessey does so.
LadyNessey: It has been a while and Raging has ended and Nessey is at 1 hit point.
LadyNessey: Mavis flies up a bit and over towards the wall, away from hot steam and there is land to land on.
LadyNessey: Eventually Carric comes down. Daylight was cast on Nessey herself - in her wet hair.
LadyNessey: On the land, Mavis and Nessey and Carric see mist and damp ground and no free standing vegetation, but some large rocks and side of charm wall, roots go all the way down and imbed into land at the bottom.
LadyNessey: Carric gives Cure Light to Nessey.
Carric rolls CLW (d8 + 5): [3 + 5] = 8
LadyNessey: Nessey is at 9 and speachless, gaping at the boiling worm.
LadyNessey: Carric - I wonder if there are more of those?
LadyNessey: Mavis - what's with all the scabs? It doesn't look well.
LadyNessey: Carric - you think that is not natural? You think it is unwell?
LadyNessey: Mavis - yes, does anyone have healing skill? You want me to drop you off over at the worm?
LadyNessey: Carric -I do want a closer look.
LadyNessey: Mavis - I can drop you off and come back for you, as long as my potion lasts.
LadyNessey: Carric - yeah, I want to go over there and examine the Worm.
LadyNessey: Mavis carries Carric more slowly than she did Nessey.
LadyNessey: She puts Carric down on top of the bobbing worm.
Carric rolls Heal (d20 + 6): [17 + 6] = 23
LadyNessey: The Worm looks sick.
LadyNessey: In fact, it looks dead.
Carric rolls Heal (d20 + 6): [20 + 6] = 26
LadyNessey: Carric tries to determine the nature of the disease on the Worm. He gets max skill. Worm seems to have been poisoned.
LadyNessey: It was eating fresh roots. Were the roots poisonous? Yoshi relays questions via message and doesn
LadyNessey: doesn't make it to Beedie.
LadyNessey: Yoshi - says either root is poisonous or it is sick and thinks it can cure itself by eating roots
LadyNessey: Carric examines the roots at the base of the Chasm.
LadyNessey: Carric examines the roots at the base of the Chasm.
LadyNessey: These roots at base of Chasm appear healthly but knawed and missing in action.
LadyNessey: Carric looks at ground near Worms, tracks for Worms that have been there.
LadyNessey: Carric thinks the Worms live in caves. Carric thinks the bad smell has to do with the sickness of the Worms.
LadyNessey: They smell worse than Banders.
LadyNessey: Nessey - but I don't know that curing the worms will keep them from eating us??
LadyNessey: Yoshi - just another piece of the puzzle.
LadyNessey: We wait a couple hours for others to come down and join us. Nessey asks for another Cure Light.
LadyNessey: Carric whips out his wand of curing.
LadyNessey: want of lady curing
LadyNessey: d8 + 1
LadyNessey: Caelesti asks Rogus to tie the gut rope so they can climb down.
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [8 + 1] = 9
LadyNessey: Nessey up to 18 points.
LadyNessey: Caelesti, Mercald, Beedie and Roges climb down 300 feet and are still above us.
LadyNessey: Rope is hanging. Tied above.
LadyNessey: We see no signs here, yet, of a Lost Bridge.
LadyNessey: they can walk decrepid stairs down the rest of the way
LadyNessey: In an hour and 1/2
LadyNessey: Carric, we may have attacked a peace loving, poor sick Worm...
LadyNessey: No one else feels guilty.
LadyNessey: Carric climbs back up and recovers rope and lets them down and recovers rope again so they can get down even faster.
LadyNessey: All together in 30 mintues, actually, then.
LadyNessey: Yoshi asks the natives to look at the roots for an opinion.
LadyNessey: Yoshi - are raw roots poisonous?
LadyNessey: Natives - we don't eat these roots, but some creatures do and don't seem to be harmed by it. So I don't think they are necessarily poisonous to animals, but the roots probably would be to us.
LadyNessey: Carric asks if this is a gigatic relative of Wire Worms?
LadyNessey: Beedie - says, no.
LadyNessey: We see no other flora nor fauna.
LadyNessey: Carric looks at the hot springs more carefully.
LadyNessey: Where the Worm landed is one of many large pools up and down the Chasm bottom, with land between.
LadyNessey: All we can see from here seem to be steaming.
LadyNessey: Up chasm would be under Nextdown, as Midwall. Bottommost is more so too.
LadyNessey: All the bridges are downchasm from where we are now.
LadyNessey: We head down chasm to look at valley under bridges.
LadyNessey: Carric expects to find refuse down here.
LadyNessey: Carric says roots are equally eaten in both directions.
LadyNessey: Bridge people are concerned about ones below their bridges.
LadyNessey: Yoshi - wonders if there is a colony of eaters, together.
LadyNessey: We go down chasm seeking the end of the stairs.
LadyNessey: We find something strange on the way = a net stretching across the entire width of the charm, about 40 ft up. As if made out of roots pulled from each wall.
LadyNessey: Nessey - did this hold the old bottom city?
LadyNessey: Carric - we are way below that.
LadyNessey: Caelesti - the stairs lead beyond this - maybe this is where they steam their vegetables.
LadyNessey: The net is over a steaming pool.
LadyNessey: Beedie says this reminds me more of the nets we have on the sides of briges to catch falling things. I see a kite with clothes and a hat with a feather, but no body.
LadyNessey: Nessey - Maybe someone collects them for an army of undead.
LadyNessey: Caelesti - but they think it would be corny to have hats on undead.
LadyNessey: Carric - are these kites used for the dead?
LadyNessey: Beedie - yes, this might be the same kite we saw fluttering down while we were walking down the stairs some days ago.
LadyNessey: Caelesti - and the body is already gone!
LadyNessey: Nessey - munching Worms would have done more damage than this.
LadyNessey: Carric - were the clothes taken off or torn off?
LadyNessey: the cothes are in exactly the position they would be if they were worn - as if the body vanished, leaving everything behind?
LadyNessey: Yoshi - Wow!
Yoshi rolls Sk:Search (d20 + 0): [12] = 12
Yoshi rolls Sk:Spot (d20 + 13): [9 + 13] = 22
Carric: Talon are you there?
Yoshi rolls Sk:Spot (d20 + 13): [12 + 13] = 25
Mavis rolls Mavis Spot (d20 + 16): [1 + 16] = 17
Carric rolls Spot (d20 + 13): [7 + 13] = 20
Carric rolls TK Spot (d20 + 16): [20 + 16] = 36
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [1 + 1] = 2
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [6 + 1] = 7
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [1 + 1] = 2
LadyNessey: Various spots. Yoshi seems something glinting in the net.
LadyNessey: Mavis flew and saw polished stone stuck to net as by glue and acrid smell.
LadyNessey: Acrid smell of clothes.
LadyNessey: Carric - this net makes me think of a spider.
LadyNessey: Mavis - but the net is made of roots.
LadyNessey: Acrid smell along some of the roots that make the net.
LadyNessey: Carric examines the goo on the stone.
LadyNessey: Yoshi wants to throw a small boulder onto the net.
Yoshi rolls Ability:Dexterity (d20 + 2): [10 + 2] = 12
LadyNessey: Or a really big rock. Wants it to bounce, not go throw a hole.
LadyNessey: It goes right through a hole.
LadyNessey: It splashes into the hot water.
LadyNessey: Yoshi - is Nessey willing to help?
LadyNessey: Nessey - you aren't throwing me onto the net.
LadyNessey: Yoshi - can you throw rocks better than I can?
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Dex Check (d20 + 3): [17 + 3] = 20
LadyNessey: After Carric and Yoshi compliment Nessey on her agility and grace, she agrees to throw a rock. It hits center bit, bounces and splushes into the water.
LadyNessey: Carric looks at baubble and glue. Semi-precious stone, hard, turquoise colored.
LadyNessey: Beedie says they use stones like that in their root saws. We are running low up on the Bridges. Perhaps stock came from the bottom.
LadyNessey: Goo does not look familiar to Beedie nor Carric.
LadyNessey: Except Carric thinks it could be sap from roots.
LadyNessey: We can see Bottom Most above, up chasm just a bit from here.
LadyNessey: Anything dropping from bridges could land here after wafting on wind.
LadyNessey: Otherwise, if dropping straight down, would not.
LadyNessey: Below net and sides, Carric does tracking.
LadyNessey: Hot spring below net, so more on sides.
Carric rolls Track (d20 + 16): [3 + 16] = 19
LadyNessey: Carric sees what might be scrapped mud on floor.
Carric rolls Track (d20 + 16): [6 + 16] = 22
LadyNessey: Carric tracks again and sees more of the same. Something might have slithered along, like a giant Worm.
LadyNessey: Carric seeks caves in the vicinity.
LadyNessey: It is interesting. There are no caves right along the wall here. What we see sort of in the center of the chasm is what looks like a labyrinth of stones.
LadyNessey: We pass it on our way downchasm.
LadyNessey: The labyrinth stretches from one wall to the other.
LadyNessey: Carric - intelligently built or not, hard to say. Might be large boulders scattered strangely.
LadyNessey: Does not really look built necessarily.
LadyNessey: We can see spaces through it.
LadyNessey: Would have to make our way through if we want to get to other wall of chasm directly from here.
LadyNessey: Carric - Nessey how are you feeling.
LadyNessey: Nessey still feeling poorly.
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [3 + 1] = 4
LadyNessey: Only concensual poking with wand.
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [8 + 1] = 9
LadyNessey: Carric tingles Nessey for 4 points.
LadyNessey: Then 9.
LadyNessey: Nessey more satisfied than the rest of the party.
LadyNessey: 18 + 4 = 22 + 9 = 31 out of 41.
Carric rolls Wand - CLW (d8 + 1): [7 + 1] = 8
LadyNessey: Carric tingles Nessey again for 8 and it was good for Carric too.
LadyNessey: Nessey is at 39 now out of 41.
LadyNessey: Then Carric immediately wants to put Nessey to work. Sigh!
LadyNessey: Acrid = intense vinegar.
LadyNessey: Acidic stuff, not burning smell.
LadyNessey: Speculation about geiser under the net, but clothes not wet and not disturbed enough.
LadyNessey: Nessey - maybe some of these floating glow fish are paranas?
LadyNessey: There are floating and glowing fish around us now and air is very wet and thick.
LadyNessey: The floating fish avoid us.
LadyNessey: We continue down chasm.
LadyNessey: Further down chasm under the Bridges, the roots do not appear to be eaten.
LadyNessey: We are looking under Midwall now, which is up-chasm most.
LadyNessey: Status of roots here = they appear okay.
LadyNessey: Spongy chasm bottom here and fewer pools and no strange boulders.
LadyNessey: Debris?
LadyNessey: There is debris, but not hundreds of years of such.
Yoshi rolls Sk:Spot (d20 + 13): [20 + 13] = 33
LadyNessey: Garbage, only of inorganic nature.
LadyNessey: No sign of decay anywhere. Might be scavenger somewhere.
LadyNessey: But leaves clothes and kites undisturbed.
LadyNessey: And leaves too.
LadyNessey: Carric wants to look at other side of the net area, back upchasm.
LadyNessey: Yoshi - let's follow Nessey's suggestion first and look under Topmost Bridge at the roots.
LadyNessey: We do so.
LadyNessey: After half a day see noonglow and Topbridge.
LadyNessey: Roots look healthy.
LadyNessey: At noontime, any evidence of downdrafts and updrafts. No, happens at night.
LadyNessey: Carric to pray for spells?
LadyNessey: We have lunch now.
LadyNessey: The pools here are not hot.
LadyNessey: Nessey - check the water, Carric, fresh or salt.
LadyNessey: Where the roots were having problems there were hot pools. Roots got cooler as we went down chasm.
LadyNessey: Inorganic debris under TopMost and organic debris too. Accumulation of centuries of garbage.
LadyNessey: Carric finds the pools here are Fresh water. Hot Springs wer minerally.
LadyNessey: We go back up chasm.
LadyNessey: We go back along other side of Chasm.
Carric rolls Track (d20 + 16): [11 + 16] = 27
LadyNessey: As we go up chasm see slithering scrapping mud signs, not as big as giant worm. And the pools get hotter.
Carric rolls Spot (d20 + 13): [7 + 13] = 20
Yoshi rolls Sk:Spot (d20 + 13): [5 + 13] = 18
Carric rolls TK Spot (d20 + 16): [13 + 16] = 29
LadyNessey: As we approach boulder field... spot checks
Caelestii rolls Skill (Spot) (d20 - 1 + 2): [20 - 1 + 2] = 21
Mavis rolls Mavis Spot (d20 + 16): [16 + 16] = 32
LadyNessey rolls Nes - Spot (d20 + : [11 + 8] = 19
LadyNessey: Tan Kuran looks for rodents among them.
LadyNessey: Mavis freezes. She says, Guys, we have company.
LadyNessey: We look where she points and we see old guy with floppy hat.
LadyNessey: He says, "What are you doing here?"
LadyNessey: There is a feather in his hat.
LadyNessey: He was noticed just stading there by the rocks. Not noticed moving from one place to another.
LadyNessey: We are immediately suspicious.
LadyNessey: time to break

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