"Hasili and I took a couple mean hits back there. I don't think it's worth using up our resources when the exit is so close." Rafe pulled out his tome and started detailing the path to the Snorlax and the encounter. "If we think the resources are worth using, I would suggest we further investigate the door we skipped earlier," Rafe said as he looked at the only unfilled part of his map.
Isabella looked over everyone, they want to head back...before finishing a single floor? "We should at least scout out the next floor darlings, I for one don't wish to report to our patrons that we didn't even accomplish a single floor" At this she pointed at what appeared to be the way down. "It is just right there, we could just lower ourselves down a single floor, then make our escape. I'd rather not disappoint our gods entirely"
She snapped out her fan and began fanning herself, her opinion was stated, and her point was made. She was even wearing a smug grin as she was sure everyone would see the merit in her logic, after all, they could just abscond back after they looked at the next floor.
The party moved back to the mysterious door they had been unable to unlock before. With the red flags still being raised by Felix they spent some resources and time figuring out the door.
With a loud click the mechanisms finally unbolted and Drallore stepped back to admire his handy work. Only instead of a treasure chest being behind the door, a strange glyph was encoded into the floor. The same strange glyph that had appeared on Snorlax's body. A wave of fear crashed on to the party. The literal fear of death sweeping over them but as soon as it came, it was gone. All that was left was the blank room and the strange glyph. The distinct smell of urine was definitely in the air, but no one wanted to own up to it.
Isabella has sighed, not even entering the room when everyone else had. Intentionally lagging behind as a sign of defiance without actually defying anything. Being the very last to enter the room aside, she only felts the fear briefly before it passed. Despite the insanity of the pressure, she eventually gathered herself before moving ahead to the front, examining the symbol on the floor.
Raimundo proceeded to patch up everyone that was injured, using quite a bit of his stocked-up patches to be able to do so given the extent of injuries with quite a few people. He was looking a tad irritated at the insistence of the group to scout out further floors given how their shit was wrecked the first time around, but supposed the Mrs. Deveraux had a point so he followed along with a curt nod after putting back his assistant into her container.
"Just remember though, I'm already running kind of low on supplies from constantly healing peoples' wounds." Raimundo warned as he followed after, finally speaking up after the sensation of death washed upon them. "And by the way, the heals aren't free. I need money to replenish them for future trips. Unless you'd prefer dropping like flies the next time we fight anything akin to that Snorlax." He added dryly.
"And with that said... what did you lot find out about that symbol?"
The aches leftover from their combat faded from Darius at Raimundo's ministrations. The elf seemed the most useful of the group thus far, with the possible exception of Rafe, his former errand boy. At his comment on cost however, Darius was considerably displeased. "One would think," the former general began, "that keeping us alive would be in your best interest as well, Mr. Zauviir. I think it unlikely that you will be able to progress through the dungeon without us." He spoke as the group walked back to the strange door, his arm around Isabella, who seemed less than pleased with the group's decision. "I do not charge for my services," he said. "We may serve opposite roles, but nonetheless, in requesting compensation, you liken yourself to a mercenary, a most distasteful profession." He had been looking forward throughout his monologue, but for the next statement, turned his head to meet the elf's eyes. "We will of course designate a portion of the party's earnings to buying medical supplies. This serves the group interest. But make no mistake: you are not being paid. You make whatever share you earn as an equal member of this group." That distinction was important.
Darius left Isabella at the back of the group when they arrived at the door once more. She did not have the patience required for intelligence gathering. It was her only flaw, and one he could more than make up for. As the esoteric entryway was opened at last, Darius felt what he recognised as the beginnings of panic. It was what all men felt upon entering the battlefield. The feeling of looking ahead, and finding your own death staring back at you. He crushed the feeling, compressing it with his mind, honing it into a more useful emotion. Darius smiled fiercely as he gazed upon this new challenge, the thrill of the contest beginning to course through his veins. "Dearest," he called to Isabella upon seeing the symbol on the floor of the room, "I believe our new friend could perhaps be of some use in here."
Isabella studies the rune carefully and thinks back to all her lessons at the family house. The memory is faint but she remembers watching the horses in the field while her teacher explained the runes of death and necromancy It was a cautionary tale about the dangers of dark magic. This symbol appeared throughout and appeared to mean revival.
Isabella gave her husband a dark look. Sure he didn't know what he meant, but the mere thought of reviving the beast sent shivers down her spine. She had no clue how that would go over, but probably not well. Not well at all. "The symbols are necrotic in nature, something about revival, if I were to guess. As much as I would like to have more power in my newly captured beast. I do not think it wise to revive it's power here"
She put away her fan, the seriousness of the situation making the urgency of looking presentable no longer an issue. This place could cause problems, Revival could mean anything, even making a ghost perhaps? She wasn't exactly prepared for risks such as that. Best have someone else take the lead into the glyph. Morrigan would do. "Morrigan, dear." This was a bad idea, but what's the worst that could happen? "Please touch the mark, if something happens, I'm sure everyone here will do their best to protect you"
Morrigan looked a bit worried, but slowly started approaching the mark. She would certainly make it if nothing stopped the her...
"Very well," Darius said, disappointed by the lack of anything within the strange room. "It would seem we have explored the extent of this floor. Let us return to our respective Familia." Darius sheathed his sword, considering the day's events. They had had some difficulty with the Snorlax, but other than that, the group had functioned well together. They would likely fair decently on the next floor as well. Though it might increase in difficulty, Darius would hopefully be able to use Bayeux to more effect. The monster's impotence had been quite disappointing.
"Well done everyone," Darius praised the group. He had discovered in his time as a battlefield commander that giving accolades was important in ensuring continued service. "I believe we have once again proven that our deities were correct in choosing us for this endeavour."
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People are out there, yes, but if you're looking for a game, sorry to say that things seem to be winding down overall. There's basically been... 3 games in the last 2 years, none of which got off the ground.
Jun 8, 2021 4:55:15 GMT
Hello anyone out there!
Jul 31, 2020 17:55:59 GMT
Does anyone know where the latest Roll20 JSON Exporter for the Fancy Sheet is?
May 22, 2020 23:59:17 GMT
UwUs into the void...
May 14, 2020 2:56:43 GMT
It's very slow, yes. You'll probably finish working on your game before one pops up here, and if you create a recruitment for it you can expect to be swarmed with applicants.
May 7, 2020 4:47:37 GMT
New games seem to open up slowly here, but if new people are still welcome, I don't mind waiting around (or working on my own). It looks like there's some useful stuff to browse in the meantime.
Feb 24, 2020 7:31:23 GMT
Dec 25, 2019 11:21:14 GMT
Happy Holidays Poke-EEE-MAN enthusiasts!
Dec 25, 2019 7:30:23 GMT
Merry Christmas, Pokemon Play by Post community!
Dec 18, 2019 17:33:11 GMT
Dec 18, 2019 14:53:25 GMT
Hi folks! New here and excited to try this place out!
Dec 11, 2019 21:47:02 GMT
Dec 11, 2019 19:20:07 GMT
Anyone else here a Hunter x Hunter fan?
Dec 3, 2019 1:40:48 GMT
Keep an eye on the recruitment area of this website. They're rare nowadays, but any new games that crop up will show up there. If it's a live game you want though, you're outta luck.
Dec 2, 2019 19:05:30 GMT
but how else do i find games then?
Nov 28, 2019 6:17:00 GMT
Sounds to me like they weren't a group you'd want to be part of anyway.
Nov 27, 2019 22:17:34 GMT
i wanted to join a living server on roll20 to learn the system but they ignored my application for 2 weeks then blocked me
Nov 24, 2019 19:37:47 GMT
Basically, GMs post recruitments in the appropriate section, and then players apply to the open games. Unfortunately, there has been a rather... small amount of games posted lately, but there's one currently recruiting right now.
Nov 24, 2019 13:08:10 GMT
How does this site work?
Oct 1, 2019 13:10:32 GMT
Post on the Game Masters Seeking Players page. There are plenty examples there to go off of.