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((Sorry, I just rechecked the rules and found out I was mistaken. While I can leave some spell slots blank after resting an preparing spells for the day, I can't lose previously prepared spells in order to prepare a new one in that slot. My mistake.))
You open the door slightly and see the guards at the bottom the blast takes out the guards in front of an iron door with a bar across it. After the explosion you hear a high pitch voice yell out ,"Who's there?"
You peer at the downed guards and through the window of the door they were guarding. There is a number of soldiers lying on the ground in the hall of the dungeon. There are cells on both sides of that room and just under the window comes the voice although you can't see who it belongs to, "Yes, open the door I need my herbs to help the guards. I think they were poisoned before being dragged in here. And hurry up there is no telling what they want with Sarah."
"Okay, you may want to stand back from the door though..." Omara searches the downed guards and looks for any keys they might have.
if she fails that, she tries again
If that fails she approaches the doors window, looks down at the prisoner and asks them to move to the farthest corner of the cell they can and carefully starts blasting at the door with her fiery burst until she breaks it down. (after clearing any guards, corpses or other flammable items away from the blast radius)
If she does find the keys she opens the door the safe way.
Khemalee looks around at the downed guards. Well, I didn't expect that. If they aren't moving much, or looking in any way threatening, she crouches by one of them and quickly checks what's the problem.
Heal: (1d20+5) - diagnostic (check if alive, if alive why are they like that, if dead what killed them)
Omara gets the key, unlocks the door, and opens it to see who was kept prisoner. "There you are, we found a shape shifter upstairs disguised as the Ladys servant William. Its some kind of sand creature from the plane of earth, it said that Lady Sara has been taken to a drop off point in a clearing in the forest north of here. Can you tell us how to get there?"
If asked, Omara is willing to help the prisoner (who she assumes is the alchemist) get the herbs to heal the guards.
Khemalee stands up, and while she appears calm, there are traces of confusion and mistrust in her voice.Sorry, but first could you tell us what happened here? I doubt the guards just decided to simultaneously take a very deep nap. she says, nodding towards the nearest guard.
Omara looks at the goblin for a second and breathes a sigh of relief. "Oh thank goodness, for a second I though you were a gnome."
Hearing the goblin talk about the food, she gets a little worried. "Hmmm... the only ingested poison that causes unconsciousness I can think of would be Taggit oil... and that lasts about an hour or two. I guess if they had poisoned our food with it we would have been knocked out within a minute of eating it."
The half-elf doesn't look any more relaxed. In this case, shouldn't they have left someone to guard them? This only makes sense if they wanted to keep the guards away only for a short time and disappear without... Wait a minute. Who stayed behind to watch them?
The goblin looks at the two Guards infront of the door that were knocked down. From one of the cells in the room you hear a voice, you turn to see a man in his own cell chained hands and feet to the floor, "Ah more guests how wonderful."
Omara you spot the real Williams as you turn on the floor but the man who spoke you see as well. He is in his own cell chained hands and feet to the walls and the floors. It is hard to see where he and begins and the shadows end. But his eyes glow a deep crimson red as he looks out at you, "Welcome little one.", he says with a grin.
Spotting the real William, she immediately heads towards him and works to release him. Obviously the fellow smiling at her was locked down here before the invaders came, and she couldn't see how a shadowy criminal with glowing red eyes could help them.
"Are you okay, William?" she asks. "We defeated your impostor, do you know how we can quickly get to the clearing in the northern forest where the fiends are taking the Lady Sara?"
Allow me - this is applied orally, right? the half-elf says, holding her hand for the potion before she squats near William. She opens his mouth slightly and, if she gets the potion and the goblin doesn't give any particular instructions, pours it down after taking a good look and a whiff. After that, she waits - taking a few looks at the chained figure as she does. And who might you be?
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The Goblin nods at your question, William seems to start to stir, The chain one answers.
"I am Darren the fallen. Lady Sarah had me hunted and captured because I know that she intends to tear down the magical structure of Arcanum."
The Goblin is quick to interrupt, "You are here because you kill innocent people you fiend. You know that, and Arcanum is hurt most of the races of this world, and Lady Sarah is just trying to help everyone with her plan for a new School."
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Omara takes another look at the prisoner and sneers. "Hah, I guess it shows how much you are worth when enemies of Lady Sarah just came in here and practically took the place over... and still left you to rot down in here."
Turning back to William and the alchemist, Omara waits for William to come to so they can get information on the clearing that the Lady was taken to. She frowns slightly, its important that they know what to expect when they head to rescue her but if they wait any longer they might be too late to do anything.
Omara is almost ready to just head out the door and try to find this place herself.
"Great, you can help us find the way." Turning to the alchemist she says, "I guess you'll have to hold down the fort until we get the Lady Sarah back."
Unless William gives her other directions, she heads back into the dining area where the impostor is to check on it and let William see it. She helps William out if his weakness makes it difficult to walk.
Turning to the servants who were watching the impostor she asks, "Did anything happen while we were gone?"
The Alchemist nods as you help William. Your fake William is still there. At Khemalee question The real William shakes his head, "No. Darren is a monster of a man. When Lady Sarah first discovered the Ancient map he came to take it and kill a number of both guards and common people try to get it."