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    Aliam passes it over... "No problem whatsoever, translate and read it aloud if you could, it might give us clues as to these bodies, or the silvery stuff... and so one."
    Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
    - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Roughly translated, Jamian can read short notes in archaic handwriting. The author, presumably Zhengyi, seems to have been trying to breed a specific type of creature which they reference only as "SM". Phrases such as, " Still can't find the gene for the wings," and "went back to using humans," jump out at you. You also see "Must get another specimen next time I visit Grimnebulin. Towards the back, the author seems to have had some success. "Wings are more potent but still can't seem to separate from the SM's other traits. It shows no change in appetitie or diet. If can breed out nightmares, May be able to locate wing gene." Here the text ends.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    After Jamian reads some of the text aloud (if only because I say so XD) the dragonborn strokes the scales under his jaw for a moment as though he had a beard or stately goatee, "What is this... Grimnebulin? The breeding of strange things with humans is horrid enough, but if the goal was finding a single trait that could lead to foul places. Building a creature of ultimate power..."
    Never can find my towel...

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    Aliam frowns, "I wonder if..." He looks at the dead humans, "Could he have bred something that lives inside humans... gestates and comes out the mouth?" He looks at the quicksilver box with the dark item inside and shudders, "I don't think we should take that thing with us."

    He moves back over to the door, "Let's check the last door at the end of this corridor."
    Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
    - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    From reading out of the book and the suggestions that have been made thus far Jamian looks at the corpses again.

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    Jamian's second inspection yields little more. The mouths show no signs of something clawing its way out, nor are there signs of struggle or restraint. almost as if the creatures starved to death in awe.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    Sebastian

    With his draconic gifts of mystical sight still active the dragonborn leaves the room to head to the next.
    Never can find my towel...

    So it goes.

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    The savage takes one last look around the room, shuddering slightly as his eyes pass the corpses before half-walking half-prowling after Sebastian into the next room.
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    "Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds...may then with the fair white wings of Imagination hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live."
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    Aliam steps out of the room and goes down the corridor to check on the doorway at the end.

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    Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
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    Aliam finds nothing on the door although Sebastian senses a presence via his voidsense. The emenations come from the other side of the door, about ten feet up.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    The dragonborn pauses, leaning forward as the scales across his entire skull seems to twitch. He sniffs slightly and leans over to Aliam to whisper, "Other side, ten feet up. Don't know what it is, but something is waiting." He does the same for the Savage.
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    Never can find my towel...

    So it goes.

    Healing is like accounting, but with life and death.
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    Aliam nods, "Get everyone ready... I'll open it when we're all ready."

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    Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.
    - F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    He begins gathering up strength, drawing in breath to greatly alter the power within him as he prepares to release a furious blast of elemental power in case there are hostilities.

    ((Not technically a readied action. >.>))
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    Never can find my towel...

    So it goes.

    Healing is like accounting, but with life and death.
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    Jamian stands at the ready while the group prepares to open the door.

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    Aliam opens the door and steps through, only to immediately pull back as he sees the floor does not continue. Looking up, he sees nothing but ceiling.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    Aliam looks puzzled, "Nothing visible... anyone see anything?"
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    The Savage scans the ceiling, one paw on the ground and kukri in both, balancing halfway between human and animal. He seems slightly twitching, with a massive toothed grin on his face at the prospect of another foe.
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    "Those who have learned to walk on the threshold of the unknown worlds...may then with the fair white wings of Imagination hope to soar further into the unexplored amidst which we live."
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    Sebastian

    With the power of flight afforded to him and his senses brimming with a mystical sight and a sixth sense he moves forward and into the empty space. From his enchanted bag he slips a wand as he moves, ready to illuminate any invisible foes.
    Never can find my towel...

    So it goes.

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    Sebastian sees no immediate threats, although the entire shaft radiates a faint aura of transmutation. The presence seems to be above the ceiling.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    Perplexed, the man rises higher into the air to examine the ceiling and expend his mystical sight to determine if the shaft might be some form of wondrous architecture. If he cannot see the botton of the shaft and the above fails he will remove a marble from a bag within his enchanted pack and drop it, listening for sounds.

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    If the effect is not an ongoing spell and is something akin to Wondrous Architecture from the Stronghold Builder's Guide then my Identify should work.
    I forgot to pick up Shriekers... dammit. >.< Alchemical item that has a -10 DC listen check to hear it. Meh. I guess Aliam will have to make a listen check on my marble, if I even get that far.
    Never can find my towel...

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    Sebastian sees that this section of the ceiling probably retracts although it shows no signs of moving. He doesn't recognize the eminations though.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    With a low growl he replaced the wand in his pack and pulls forth a slender rod with a crystal at one end. With a swift motion he smacks it against his thigh and it begins giving off bright light. Thereafter he drops it down the shaft and watches it fall as he returns to the others. He growls to the others, "Looks like the roof moves. Some sort of transmutation is altering the shaft, but I'm not sure what it is."
    Never can find my towel...

    So it goes.

    Healing is like accounting, but with life and death.
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    Aliam looks up, then follows the rod as it falls, "How does the roof move? Up and down? To the side?"
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    He gives an elaborate shrug, "It retracts somehow, but I'm no expert on architecture or engineering. And don't expect me to carry you up there to look at it either."
    Never can find my towel...

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    Before the sunrod falls more than twenty feet, it slows and thereafter drifts downward until you can no longer see it.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    Aliam frowns, "There seems to be a feather fall effect going on down there."
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    After a few seconds, the ceiling of the shaft slides open although you see nothing. Then Aliam catches a glimpse out of the corner of his eye of something invisible moving downwards.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by averagejoe View Post
    Chivalry (n): A willingness to find excuses to beat people up.

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    Aliam looks back up, "Something coming... invisible I think..."
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    The dragonborn floats back out over the apparent endless blackness, the same wand retrieved from his pack. With his Voidsense he should easily be able to pinpoint the creature and his wand will easily allow him to illuminate it. He calls out, "Show yourself!"

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    Never can find my towel...

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    The shaft is about fifteen feet to a side, Sebastian sends a stream of purple lights downward which align along the perimeter of the shaft, continuing downward at a slow pace.
    To know that just one life has breathed easier because you have lived, that is to have succeeded.

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