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@Tarith: You put on the monocle and study the statue, top to bottom, including the water. This is what you gather:
The statue has a blessing of sorts. The source is not identifiable by the monocle. The water that flows from the decanter is indeed endless and it has several properties to it. Mostly the ability to heal bodily harm and restore effects caused by necromancy, as well as healing poisons of all kinds. The basin where the water lies looks untouched. Its properties are finite, losing its miraculous powers after three full draughts have been emptied from the basin.
@The Party: You walk through the entrance flanked by the willows. This area is, like the two before an enclosed grove, but much, much larger, extending itself at least a mile, most of it being a lake. More willows rest their leaves on the shores of the lake and you see a stone pier with a small boat, enough for two people to fit in. several hundred feet to the left, an animal lies dead at the shore.
I'm assuming you walk towards the animal on the shore
The creature is a deer, or what remains of it. It looks as if it has been dead for some time. It has shriveled and maggots eat at its belly. You do notice something peculiar on the animal.
Two circular indentations on its neck.
@Tarith: The boat looks old, but sturdy as soon as you place your foot in it. There are two oars to navigate the boat. There are traces of magic here, faint, very faint. As if someone was here a long time ago.
Ok back everyone for the night at least. 9 hour work day tomorrow so I will be on early morning then late at night, though not this late. Again feel free to play Dantie while I am gone, though all RP purposes when it comes to diplomacy I would like to wait for me. I do enjoy my talks with people. Thank you everyone, this should be the last time this week hopefully.
As Dantie with the help of Xander gets out of the maze he deactivates his armor, to save the rest for a latter time. Once done he looks at Xander and says Good quick thinking. Then to glimermug he adds, Next time a warning would be nice of what we may face, and what our best course of action would be. Unlike you, we are guest of these woods and do not know their dangers like you do. Dantie says hoping the small fey understands.
Ok so I am assuming he is at the very least neutral so need a 20 to make him friendly, or 30 something to make him helpful (1d20+21) diplomacy roll. Come on over a 9.
As they get to the lake Dantie looks around and once seeing the statue tries to remember if it is the same woman from his passage into the underworld. But is distracted when Xander says something about what may be bite marks on the deer and he quickly goes over to him looking down at the animal. As he studies the wounds he calls back to glimermug, Anything you would like to tell us my friend before we go any further? Then to Tarith he asks how the boat looks.
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@Xander: You examine the deer. The way it has been placed on the shore. It doesn't look like it was dragged. The earth around it doesn't look stirred. This creature must've purposefully walked towards the shore of the lake and attacked. You race through your mind trying to find out what could've done this in a place like this. The fey are not carnivores- not for the most part. There is, however, a very rare forest denizen that feeds this way. If only you could recall the name...
@Tarith: Gigglemug responds from the safety of the entrance, by the statue. "Well, I know Old Balion used to come here. It was said he'd row the boat towards the misty areas of the lake. Wherever the mists would form, Anzaril would await for him."
@Dantie: You walk over to where Xander is, and take a look at the deer. The creature was sucked dry. There is no blood left on it. You do know of one creature that does that.
Gigglemug is weary to approach the shore, staying at the entrance to the lake grove.
"That would be Anzaril's latest meal, Dantie." Gigglemug cries out from a distance. "She is... different from the other fey. Always was. reason why the Coven banished her."
The wind around the lake picks up and the weeping willows stir the water for a few seconds. A voice carries through the air. A woman's voice. Vivacious and sensual.
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Dantie looks at Tarith and says, Sadly I used my only way of flight to save you. Then to everyone he says Be weary everyone, this fey is also a demon from the deepest abyss. Though it is the lowest demon in known existence it is still no less frightening. This woman is a vampire. Dantie says staring at the lake. That is when he hears it, a voice calling to him from deep within. She devil your magic shall not work on us. Dantie screams across the lake before casting a spell, making sure not to face anyone as he does so that way she does not know what he is doing. Once done he speaks once more to the vampire of the lake. Have you made your peace creature, because after today you shall be no more. And with that Dantie pulls out his holy symbol getting ready to attack.
Dantie has cast protection from evil on Bishop. Him failing that save will be bad. The others can be dealt with. Sorry Tarith but in the end your sneak attack can be stopped his damage can not be. I suggest you cast it though on yourself on this round though.
"This world is so violent. It is also something sinister that manages to seek us out, just once why can't it be something nice like a bunch of peaceful cute girls who don't want to kill us, but rather rewards us for our heroics." Bishop then begins daydreaming about it as he continues drinking.
Bishop, I will take you up on that offer, a birds eye view of the lake should help when the creature makes itself know, also I still have a connection to Dantie, so if he is in the boat, I can instantly warn him if there is signs of danger, I have a trick planned that may aid in weakening the creature, and may give us the upper hand.
After seeing Tarith cast his spells.
Tarith, might i be able to get protection for evil from you as well, if you can spare it, the less of us able to be effected by the creature the better.
"Because, Bishop, if those girls want anything to do with you here, then they are probably vampires or something. Also, isn't this where someone would point out that heroics are their own reward? Load of BS, as even if you are world famous for destroying the vicious teen girl assault, without money, you will starve, and no one will help you."
@Xander "All right. I will use up the last o the borrowed energies to cast a mind shielding spell on you."
Tarith casts pro evil on Xander
"Now, I think it is time to get going. You two have fun rowing. We will follow you in the air."
Dantie climbs in the boat, and prepares to row the boat along, Tarith and Bishop are flying nearby.
The difference between a party of adventurers and a ravenous horde of murderhobos: The hobos need that description. For adventurers, it is assumed.
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Bishop, I can use my pearl to recall one spell of that level at the moment, and seeing as there is plenty of water, and vampires are known to be able to fly, grease seems less important than mage armor. Tarith, how much energy would you need in order to allow Dantie and myself to fly, and did the boat emanate any magical energy when you looked at it?
Xander pulls out a pearl from his pack, and after focusing on it a moment, casts Mage Armor on Bishop.