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    Henrietta

    "Of course, the real kicker will be when we see nothing but these things until the very last second when something extra spooky and angry jumps out at us."


    Rushing forward, Henrietta joined Bellas on the front lines and swung her glaive downward, intent on dispatching the second ostovite.

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    Unfortunately, the ostovite proved to be more agile than its compatriot, and her blade came down where it had been half a second earlier, completely missing the creature.
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    Roslar's Tomb

    The remaining ostovite leaps into Henrietta's square, deftly avoiding her glaive, and futilely attempts to bite her.

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    Coty stared at the prayer bead, clutched daintily in her vine-fingers.
    "This bead contains a simple blessing. A modest boon, but one I can utilize. It ought to give us all a small boost in morale."

    The ghoran shifted her oddly disconcerting stare to Percival and Kali.
    "I am sorry I asked your eidolon to take the brunt of the risk. It was not my place to dictate the deployment of a shard of your own soul with callous disregard. But it seems our situation is far from safe, and your eidolon is... more expendable than the rest of us. I possess healing magic myself, but my current seed is young and lacking in strength."
    Coty pauses, trying to think of a better turn of phrase.
    "That is... I do not have... a great deal of restorative magic. Not yet. My selfish impulse is to save it lest our situation grow more dire. I understand eidolons cannot be truly slain whilst their summoner lives. I do not wish to seem... cold."
    "Think nothing of it!" Percival responded on his own, and Kali nodded, smiling brightly. "Being a shield for others is kind of the point. Like I said, we're servants of the Inheritor. We knew the risks."

    When the time came to fight the Ostovites once again, she and the knight both charged in, fists at the ready.

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    Gilbert similarly moved in to help with the bug, brandishing his hammer with little apparent concern for Henrietta's safety.

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    The second ostovite is quickly dispatched by Gilbert's hammer. To the southwest, Kali catches sight of a reddish glow lighting the room beyond. Peering around the corner, she can see a trio of housecat-sized beetles scuttling around. The creatures are dull brown in color with a pair of glowing green-yellow spots upon their carapaces.
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    Bellas frowned at the increasing amount of evil bug guts clinging to her long blade and peered around the corner after Kali.

    "Those aren't ostovites. Do you know what they are? I don't suppose they're harmless." She whispered pessimistically to the other red-head as she eyed the beetles warily.
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    "It is fortunate I fell in with a group of dangerous individuals," said Coty. It seemed more than one member of the party was capable in a fight.

    "...Does anybody else find it odd that there is an infestation of ostovites here? I am not certain they are native to the material plane."

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    Henrietta

    Henrietta had a smile (however small) at being called dangerious, but shook her head at Coty's question.

    "Pretty sure these aren't local. Couldn't tell you much more than that, though. Most of what I know about animals relates to whether they're good for eating."
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    Vesper waved everyone into position, then started assaulting the beetles with magic (the gathering) cards.

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    Roslar's Tomb

    This wide room has a hallway leading out of the north wall and a set of stairs leading up to the east. An elaborately lifelike image carved into the south wall depicts a mustachioed knight kneeling before a slender woman with feathery wings. The woman holds a rapier above her head with one hand while the other is extended to the knight, who is kissing it. Lettering above the image reads, “Faithfulness Always to the Red Crusader.” In the room were a trio of cat-sized beetles.

    The beetles, which had hitherto been minding their own business, were taken completely by surprise as Vesper quickly threw two cards and sent a matching number to their little beetle afterlives.

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    "Was that really necessary or were you just trying to prove a point?" Bellas cast a pointed glance at the man's cards again before slicing the last beetle through.

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    "I was trying to get to that passageway without having my shins set on fire by tiny monsters." Vesper lit a card and pitched it down the way to illuminate the next area.

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    Bellas dispatched the final beetle, noticing as she entered the room that there was a second passage leading out...and up. As Vesper stepped in and lit the way up the stairs with another card, he could see what appeared to be a few busts standing in a row.
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    Vesper goes to examine the busts and hurls his considerably intellect at them until they spill out their busty secrets.

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    Pleasantly surprised that the beetles had not turned out to breath fire (or something along those lines), Henrietta joined Vesper in examining the busts, looking over them for anything unusual.

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    Roslar's Tomb

    This room contains a row of four marble busts with a strong family resemblance. Each bust rests atop a narrow stone pillar. The bust farthest to the north—of a proud man with a wide mustache—wears an elegant wig of actual hair. Small plaques beneath them read, from south to north, “Fallist Roslar, Father,” “Emmillisa Roslar, Mother,” “Annilisa Roslar, Sister,” and “Ervin Roslar, Hero.” An archway opens into another room to the north, while a set of stairs descends to the west (the way you came).

    With Vesper and Henrietta in the lead, Gilbert follows behind, his lantern casting eerie shadows behind the busts. The other three bring up the rear and they can all see that the path leads north out of this room. Bellas, her eyes seemingly quicker than the rest, catches a slight movement behind one of the pillars, almost like a flash of blue.
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    "I wouldn't get too close..." She warned as Vesper seemed determined to study the statuary's very molecules.

    "I saw a flash of blue behind there."
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    Henrietta

    Dropping into a combat stance, Henrietta called out.

    "Show yourself."
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    A quite curse was quickly shushed by two or three other voices, and then a quartet of small, squat humanoids that seemed to be nearly all head jumped out from behind the pillars. Each held a dagger in one hand and a dart in the other. These they waved menacingly as they hissed at the intruders. "You! Give golds!" one urged in broken common. "Give golds or die!" The others nodded their agreement.

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    "Oi! Listen you, I just woke up on a bloody sarcophagus surrounded by half a dozen misfits and I'm not about to be bullied by some gimpy blue fetus with a dagger into giving up the last of my coin. I don't even have gold; it's all silver you diminutive azure cretin! Now go away before I taunt you some more!"

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    The smurf-like creatures are caught off guard, but not so much that their leader does not dodge Vesper's attacks. "To arms!" he cries, and the four blue figures clutch their weapons tighter.

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    "We could get you a sword..." Bellas smirked as Vesper aggressively but ineffectually littered the ground around the diminutive blue men even as she sliced at the one wearing the magical hat with her blade.

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    "Are you offering yours?"

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    "...no."

    Hoisting her glaive, Henrietta moved up and swung it into the middle of the pack.

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    With a shrill cry of vengeance, the remaining three mites ineffectually threw themselves at their attackers, managing to miss with every attack.

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    Dodging the attack sent her way, Henrietta thrust her glaive toward her would-be attacker before whirling around and swinging at another.

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    Not to let the elf get the better of him, Vesper lodged some cards into the last mite's brain.

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    The fourth and final mite was dispatched, ending forever their dreams of a barbershop quartet (and sending the makeshift hat to the floor at Bellas' feet). All that remained were the four busts, one of which had a well-preserved wig of fine hair perched atop.

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    You find one half of a Pauldrons of the Serpent, save that instead of a device in the shape of a coiled snake, it is a heart.

    You also have a well-preserved wig, should you choose to take it. It does not detect as magical.
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    Henrietta

    Stopping to huff and puff for a moment after yet another quick burst of violence, Henrietta shook her blade clean.

    "So, it's not that I particularly want to stay in this place longer, but... does anyone else feel like we should maybe check the other two archways back downstairs before we press on? Just in case it turns out there's something we need later?"
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    Cotyledon, who had been hanging back during the brief explosion of violence, gazed curiously at the felled mites before perking up at Henrietta's question.

    "...I'd like to see if they entombed the horse," she said sheepishly.

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