Re: Key of Creation OOC Thread
No combat this time, but significant story progression. I'll award XP after we're done with the mansion, as you are all right at the edge of leveling up, and I'd have to recalculate CRs and rewards.
Went to the temple of Pelor and talked with the Archdeacon running the joint. He eventually accepted your version of events, and has promised to look into the matter. He also confirmed the use of poison in the recent murders, along with the interesting fact that despite the variable effects, apparently the same poison was used every time. And he revealed that the gods haven't informed their servants as to what's going on. With the possible exception of one, who merely gives cryptic riddles.
Went to the mansion twice. First time Rick and Midila met Gamon, Lord Russet's bodyguard (apparently he makes some of his servants sleep in the stable). He told you to leave, and you did. Second time you refused, and as a fight seemed imminent, the sound of shattering glass came from within the house. Gamon swiftly deemed you an unimportant distraction and went off to protect his employer.
While wandering through the house you met Abel, the gnomish alchemist. He was stealing food, and was fooled into thinking Rick was a guard. He unintentionally confirmed that he is the source of the poison Russet has been using to eliminate his foes without it being traceable. He also hinted darkly at something bad going on in the house, that some of the guards might be in on. We ended the game as you found his laboratory in the stable.
Terrible avatars throughout the ages! (All by me.)
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