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Into Karavakos' sanctuary...

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1 Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:48 pm

Current PC status:
Miri 58/58hp with 6/9 surges, 0AP
Thia 56/65hp with 5/7 surges, 1AP
Candelos 78/78hp with 7/14 surges, 0AP
Kaddim 55/79hp with 3/11 surges, 0AP
Sonya 59/66hp with 3/9 surges, 0AP


After slaying Karavakos the Black, the party rests for 15 minutes then travels back to the hallway where there are stairs up to the 4th level and stairs back down to the 2nd level.

Climbing the stairs to the 4th level, the PCs find themselves in a hallway with three great sets of stone double doors. Each set of doors has a keyhole.

The left most keyhole looks like a moon. Around the keyhole in elven you see, "Piety claims its proper place above all else" inscribed.

The middle keyhole looks like the blazing sun.

The right most keyhole looks like a star.




The inscriptions on the keys you have read:
Key #1 (found in the library off of Karavakos "the Wise")
Adamantine Key: It is inscribed (in Draconic) "First in hardness, not in place".

Key #2 (found on level 2 Karavakos "the Mad")
Mithril Key: It is inscribed (in Elven) "The night is mine")

Key #3 (found on Karavakos "the Black")
Gold Key: It is inscribed (in Dwarven) "Strength second")


What does the party wish to do?

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2 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:28 pm

Dwarmaj wrote:What does the party wish to do?

"First in hardness, not in place"

'First Place' is always gold.

"Strength second"

Adamantine is the strongest of the three.

"The night is mine"

As night comes after day, mithril comes after gold & adamantine.

I say we try the keys in the keyholes, top down, in that order. And by 'we', I mean whoever has the best theivery and not Miri... She'll stand in her customary place in the back of the group. Smile

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3 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Sun Oct 03, 2010 3:34 pm

Unlike what the first picture showed... the keyholes are arranged horizontally.




The moon is the left most, then the sun, then the star...

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4 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:29 pm

Ah. Same analysis though, so L to R instead of top to bottom...

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5 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:31 pm

bradly wrote:Ah. Same analysis though, so L to R instead of top to bottom...

Is this the sequence the party will try? Who will insert the keys? What will you do once a key is inserted?

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6 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:36 am

Hmm, no one wishes to try the keys?

While the party is deciding what to do Thia hears someone approaching from the stairs that go down to the 2nd level.

It looks like two eladrins from "Breezes" area.

They lower their weapons and the lead one speaks:
Although Breeze wishes to remain in this forsaken prision indefenitly we do not.

We are unable to help you directly, but my mistress thought you may be able to use these potions.

The lead eladrin reaches back to the second eladrin and get a small bag. He then holds the bag out (seems to be waiting for a PC to get it).

Will someone get the bag?

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7 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:49 am

Thia isn't too proud to take the bag. Miri may hate the witch but Thia wants out!

Once the keys are inserted per Miri's suggestions we will turn the keys.

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8 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:18 am

Thia accepts the bag and the eladrin's depart.

Handing the bag to Miri she examines the contents:
2 potions of Regeneration
2 potions of Vigor
1 potion of Kruthik (+15 temp HP)


After handing the bag off to Miri, Thia moves to the front and tries the keys.

Sequence attempted:
Gold, Adamantine, Mithril

Thia inserts the Gold key into the Moon keyhole.
Thia inserts the Adamantine key into the Sun keyhole.

Thia hears a "click" and is unable to insert the Mithril key. She is also unable to turn or remove the other keys.

After a minute has passed... Thia hears another "click".

What do you do?


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9 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:20 am

Remove the two keys if I can.

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10 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:24 am

Krystoff wrote:Remove the two keys if I can.

Yes, after the second "click" both keys can be removed.




18 minutes have expired since Karavakos the Black was slain...

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11 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:28 am

OK so the Gold one inserted without the click that happened after the Adamantine one? So try the gold one first again and try to turn it.

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12 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:35 am

Krystoff wrote:OK so the Gold one inserted without the click that happened after the Adamantine one? So try the gold one first again and try to turn it.

Thia tries the Gold key in the Moon keyhole and turns it.

Thia hears a "click". She is then unable to insert a key into the other keyholes or remove the Gold key.

After a minute Thia hears another "click". She is then able to remove the Gold key.


19 minutes have expired...

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13 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:05 am

Wonder why it worked the first time? Maybe because we didn't turn it?

OK, lets see if I can summarize.

Three keyholes left to right; Moon, Sun, Stars. Moon is inscribed "Piety claims its proper place above all else"

Three keys:
Adamantine Key: "First in hardness, not in place"
Mithril Key: "The night is mine"
Gold Key: "Strength second"

Adamantine's first in hardness not in place and Gold's strength second make me believe that Adamantine goes second. We have already established that gold isn't the moon and if I had to make a guess I would think that gold is the sun. The other two are a little harder since they are both silvery and the inscription the night is mine doesn't really help since both moon and stars are of the night.

So it is either Mithral Moon and Adamantine stars or Mithral Stars and Adamantine Moon. What does everyone else think?

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14 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:12 am

Let's go with Mithril stars, since they can only be seen at night.

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15 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:17 am

bradly wrote:Let's go with Mithril stars, since they can only be seen at night.

Vyrellis to Candelos:
Hmm, She wants to put the Adamantine key first even though the inscription reads "First in hardness, not in place".

I thought she was the smart one...

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16 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:24 am

Dwarmaj wrote:
Vyrellis to Candelos:
Hmm, She wants to put the Adamantine key first even though the inscription reads "First in hardness, not in place".

I thought she was the smart one...

Maybe modesty is considered pious, and it's "proper place is above all else".

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17 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:28 pm

What will be the next sequence Thia will try?

Will it be Adamantine, Gold, Mithril as Miri suggests (I believe that is the sequence she wanted)?

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18 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:58 pm

After the comment from Vyrellis I'm not too sure.

I'm of the mind that mithral is moon, gold is sun, and adamantine is stars now but the order isn't clear.

So my order would go mithral(moon) first, then adamantine(stars), then gold(sun).

What does everyone else think?

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19 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:48 pm

Krystoff wrote:After the comment from Vyrellis I'm not too sure.

I'm of the mind that mithral is moon, gold is sun, and adamantine is stars now but the order isn't clear.

So my order would go mithral(moon) first, then adamantine(stars), then gold(sun).

What does everyone else think?

I guess no one else has an opinion...

Thia puts the Mithril key into the Moon keyhole and turns it.
Thia puts the Adamantine key into the Star keyhole and turns it.

When Thia turns the key she hears a "click" and is unable to insert the Gold key or remove the keys already in place.

After a minute you hear another "click" and are able to remove the keys.

21 minutes have expired...

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20 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:31 pm

Dwarmaj wrote:21 minutes have expired...

Each keyhole has a 1:3 chance of being first, times a 1:3 chance of getting the right key. That's 9 combos to get the first key right.

After that, it's a 1:2 chance of being 2nd, times 1:2 chance of getting the right key. That's 4 more combos.

The last key is 1:1, so I say we "take 20", or actually 13 minutes, and systematically try all the combos.

That'll put us at 34 minutes in and plenty of time to kill us a Tiefling...

Miri to Sonya: "Take these <hands the potions from the Eladrin> if you trust that witch!"

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21 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:31 pm

Will the door open? We did check for traps, right?

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22 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:23 pm

bradly wrote:
Dwarmaj wrote:21 minutes have expired...

Each keyhole has a 1:3 chance of being first, times a 1:3 chance of getting the right key. That's 9 combos to get the first key right.

After that, it's a 1:2 chance of being 2nd, times 1:2 chance of getting the right key. That's 4 more combos.

The last key is 1:1, so I say we "take 20", or actually 13 minutes, and systematically try all the combos.

That'll put us at 34 minutes in and plenty of time to kill us a Tiefling...

Miri to Sonya: "Take these <hands the potions from the Eladrin> if you trust that witch!"

Since the Mithril key was inserted and turned in the Moon keyhole and the locks didn't freeze, Thia is pretty sure that Mithril goes with Moon.

Since the Adamantine key was inserted into the Star and the lock didn't freeze up until after it was turned, it's probably in the right keyhole, just not the right order.

Thia switches the order and does the following.

Insert the Mithril key into the Moon keyhole.
Turn the Mithril key.
Insert the Gold key into the Sun keyhole.
Turn the Gold key.
Insert the Adamantine key into the Star keyhole.
Turn the Adamantine key.

Once the Adamantine key is turned all three doors open.

As soon as the doors are opened, the PCs here chanting in what sounds like a wierd echo. It sounds like a dozen or so individuals chanting, but all with the same voice.





The party can go north, east, or west. The chanting sounds the same from the east/west, not much can be heard to the north.



Kaddim can see one tiefling in robes to the west chanting. The tiefling looks like the image of Karavakos that the PCs have seen on several occassions.

In the room to the east, Thia can hear two voices to the south and two more to the north.

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23 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:27 pm

PC initiative order is:
Sonya
Kaddim
Thia
Candelos
Miri

Sonya's turn...

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24 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:42 pm

Sonya:
Oh well, here we go.
Move Action: Move 5 W
Stand Action: Charge to the square NE of what looks like Karavakos and make an attack with my Axe.
Minor: Well, if I get injured or something, I might have to heal myself.

done for now...

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25 Re: Into Karavakos' sanctuary... on Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:57 pm

Teramotos wrote:Sonya:
Oh well, here we go.
Move Action: Move 5 W
Stand Action: Charge to the square NE of what looks like Karavakos and make an attack with my Axe.
Minor: Well, if I get injured or something, I might have to heal myself.

done for now...

Sonya's turn:
Move: move into the room

When Sonya moves into the room she sees three other robed tieflings. They all look identical to each other.



Standard: charge the tiefling to the SW
Charge 18+1 vs Ac miss

As one, all of the tieflings say, "Who dares enter my Sactuary". The voices can be heard to the east and south.

Sonya also sees a door to the north and to the south.


Kaddim's turn...

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