Pinnacles of Power
Gamblers Guide to Toril session 30
After recovering from the paralyzing effect of the ghast, I noticed that my new group was busy drinking old wine and hacking shelfs, looks like the room was occupied by mimics. A chaotic fight ensued, with me throwing some flames that accidentally also hit Kaithlin. Oops. Also of note was Janeausdal playing with fire as well, he clearly recognizes the ancient motto “Fire is life”, as all life came from the burning elemental chaos aeons ago.
After the fight over the smoking shelfs and chests was over, the group dispersed to search the basement. I helped by locating one half of a pair of gauntlets, hidden in an oven of all places. Looks like ogre power gauntlets if I remember my studies.
But the most interesting thing in the basement was a magically trapped door with a puzzle. I could see one less magical aura on it than buttons, so one button was clearly the opener. My first guess proved to be the wrong one, but obviously I had covered my ass by asking Viima to detrap the button first so no harm done. After a brief moment of consultation with Jane and my inner self, the correct answer showed itself to me and I directed Viima to open the door, with great success.
A short hallway with two doors and a fireplace, and the door farthest from the entrance had the symbol of Tempus with a scroll, clearly like a library. It probably won’t have anything on efreetis, but will still make for decent looting.
The only thing that stopped me from raiding the library right away though was that inert helmed horror in the hallway. Must be a guardian, but guarding which door? Or something else entirely?