Pinnacles of Power
Gamblers Guide to Toril session 26
So off we went to the roof, me flying gracefully and the rest levitated upwards by Viima. The hatch was easy enough to open, just put something heavy on it and wait for the trap to collapse the big hatch down to the fifth floor. Viima chose himself for this duty, practically jumping up and down on the hatch to get it to finally trigger with him smugly levitating downwards slowly instead of falling down to the pikes as was meant to happen. Not bad, I can definitely see some uses for that ability.
Looking down to the room, it had four identical doors and a stairway leading down, a construct in the middle and some random crates all around. Viima, Kaithlin and Janeausdal all jumped down while avoiding the pikes and spread out to search the room. Me and Amalasraee stayed on the roof, keeping watch. That proved to be a wise choice, since the room turned out to be pretty much completely trapped. They were triggering traps left and right and getting wounded by them, but luckily they did not revive that big construct.
The room didn’t have anything of obvious value so they came back up, not even bothering with the staircase since that was covered in Hold Person and Alarm spells.
Meanwhile, up on the roof, I had spotted some people on the roof of the local magical institute. A magic user of some kind plus a shifty looking fellow that was clearly a thief or something similar. I could not make out what they were talking about since I could see them clearly only with my new, shiny spyglass, but they obviously came to some sort of agreement as evidenced by the shaking of hands.
The tower was almost cleared now, so we descended down to the fourth level to see if we couldn’t finish that level from outside the library. As luck would have it, someone was patrolling the corridors, a half-orc which started running towards me and yelling for her friends. Me and Janeausdal shot a couple of bolts into her after which I made a tactical retreat since she was getting a bit too close for comfort. I could hear her dying from my perch on the upper floor so I winged it back to fourth.