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Author Topic: Fireless: 5/5  (Read 4330 times)

Dread

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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #120 on: April 07, 2019, 06:20:37 pm »

Dustan: 1

With dagger in hand, Dustan crawls onto the log and begins making his way across. All seems to be going well as he stab and scrapes handholds into the slick, mossy bark.

Until, perhaps a third of the way across and already well over the river, he misses. The point of the knife stabs painfully into the back of his hand, which spasms and leaves him precariously off-balance. Only his knees locked around the tree trunk are insufficient to keep him upright, and Dustan topples off the side of the bridge. His foot catches in the crook of a branch and leaves him hanging upside-down.

His head, shoulders, and chest plunge into the freezing water, triggering an involuntary gasp that inhales water into his throat. The current rips at his hair and shirt, his hand throbs with pain, and his foot remains firmly wedged above his head. Blinded, deafened, and stuck, the hilt of the dagger miraculously remains in his undamaged hand.



 
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #121 on: April 07, 2019, 06:27:26 pm »

Aegis rushes over to the side of the water closest to Dustan.

"Let go!"

She then uses her pull cant on Dustan, regardless of whether he lets go of the trunk or not.
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Dustan Hache

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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #122 on: April 08, 2019, 01:51:00 pm »

attempt to pull myself up out of the water with my injured off-hand(since my main hand is keeping a firm grip on the dagger) and catch my breath before anything else happens to me!
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I figure at some point, you're just gonna run outta fucks to give and just off yourself whenever you get hurt at all. It's not like there's any downsides to it. Hangover? Suicide will fix that. Stubbed your toe? Suicide. Headache? Suicide. Papercut? Suicide.

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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #123 on: April 08, 2019, 10:36:35 pm »

Fifteen crawls across the trunk, using the indents that Dustan made. Once he reaches Dustan, he attempts to pull him up.
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #124 on: April 09, 2019, 11:05:17 am »

The Skald attempts to balance the trunk through an application of Finger, then continues across it.
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #125 on: April 09, 2019, 05:42:30 pm »

Aegis: 4

Aegis casts Pull on Dustan, but her location off to his side renders the effort only minimally helpful.

Dustan: 5 + 3
Fifteen: 2 + 4

Utilizing the handholds Dustan has carved into the wood, Fifteen makes his way over to his entrapped comrade. Dustan, head and upper body still hanging in the water, flails his hand around in an attempt to catch the branch. Fifteen grabs the hand, and together they haul Dustan back up to the branch. Though soaked and freezing cold, his wound is not serious and his dagger remains in hand.

The Skald: 8 + 2

The Skald steadies the log by pressing an ethereal Finger against it, then nimbly scrambles across it. With some deft movements he bypasses the roadblock created by Dustan and Fifteen, who remain seated in the middle of the trunk. He then shimmies quickly across the remaining distance of slippery moss and plants his feet firmly on the opposite bank.



 
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #126 on: April 09, 2019, 09:41:30 pm »

Aegis attempts to mimic whatever the hell The Skald just did to cross the log, but stops by Dustan and Fifteen to make sure they're okay.
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #127 on: April 11, 2019, 02:56:01 am »

Fifteen goes across the rest of the log before taking the scrolls out of his bag.

"You guys can distribute these three scrolls among yourselves. One person will have to learn two."
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #128 on: April 11, 2019, 03:16:50 am »

Aegis calls across to Fifteen as she makes her way over to Dustan,

"'Hard' scroll please."
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #129 on: April 11, 2019, 11:13:21 am »

CHECK MIRTHFUL’s SATCHEL! We will be in SERIOUS trouble if the contents are damaged!
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #130 on: April 14, 2019, 10:21:48 am »

Hold the log  still the rest of the group to cross.


"I'll take the Lash, if you don't mind."
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #131 on: April 15, 2019, 03:50:48 am »

Fifteen hands the Lash scroll to The Skald and the Hard scroll to Aegis.
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #132 on: April 15, 2019, 04:38:40 am »

Aegis: 5 + 1

Though not quite as gracefully as the Skald, Aegis crosses the log without further incident. He holds the log as she dismounts the bridge, followed closely by Fifteen.

Dustan hastily opens Mirthful's satchel and peers inside. Though the bag's exterior is wet, the leather is waterproof and fairly bouyant. Thankfully only a small amount of water has leaked in around the top of the bag, and most of the documents inside are unharmed.

Save one - a small piece of folded paper near the bottom is half-soaked with riverwater. Dustan unfolds the paper, which seems to have been a letter. Some of the lettering has been washed away, but the first few sentences remain, hastily scrawled with charcoal.
 
"Hemlock

The Foe is here. Sending accomplices and documents recovered from library. Other half of the key is interned in crypt. Forge is nearby. Marked on accompanying map. Send accomplices to Umber. Missing element is-"
No more can be read.


Fifteen passes out the Lash and Hard scrolls to The Skald and Aegis, respectively. They read through the parchments, which disintegrate into ash just as they finish.



 
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #133 on: April 15, 2019, 07:38:29 am »

fold it back up, reseal the bag, and finish crossing. we need to finish this journey and attempt to determine what the missing element was.
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Re: Fireless: 5/5
« Reply #134 on: April 19, 2019, 12:09:53 am »

Fifteen looks around at his surroundings to figure out what the best course to take is.
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