When we last left off with Oriana’s team, they’d manage to figure out the giant doom hill monster was actually…just a hill. With a hobbit hole. Maybe we should go in before all the treants try and kill us.
And so the party got inside. Oriana and Philia were able to work on cleaning their armor (they got SCRUBBY clean). Everyone in general felt very comfortable. Toooooo comfortable. Asuka ate the food out of the oven. Shinji read. Other kicked back and relaxed.
The group did find a door. At one point, Asuka checked it out. It went down a staircase. And down. And dooooown. But it was super fast to go back. Asuka deemed it weird and went to get Shinji. There were rabbit negotiations.
Shinji saw that the wood had leaves and vines and such. The wood was magical and old- all the carving and the wood’s ways were filled with runes. The whole place has a psychic effect of calm, peace. Shinji and Asuka disagreed on the type of wood, since this all seemed to be made of the same kind of wood. Oak? Not oak? A very old oak?
Lil Miss makes a psionic check? To check the scrollwork and identifying the wood of the door and etc.
No metal in any of this house, basically. Lil Miss recognizes the ‘enchantment’/ psychic effect as something the druid in town used in order for better resting. Basically this has been turned against its natural use and instead into a hinderance.
Shinji managed to get a sliver off for Lil Miss, who sampled it. She recognizes it from eating a little at Zak’s. Living wood. We think this is all made from a single tree, an ancient tree folk/ent.
Asuka Tree story: Heard it from Squirrel. An enemy
The cauldron of its birth. There were several enemies there. A giant tree moved in, pulling up the energy of the area. It became a leader of all the other trees in the area. Time passed. Touched by the Great One and turned to stone. The trees split into two factions. It is your duty, young squire is to fight the enemies of the Great One so that the great one may become the _______________________
We check out the door and go inside. Realize it has a bag of holding-like effect. Asuka decided to check the fireplace instead because this is dumb.We check the fireplace. It’s not a fireplace! Follow the tunnels that this came out into- basically coming out of a cylinder that is the ‘bag’ effect.
Uh. The hallways are on fire. That’s fine. Let’s continue.
EVERYTHING IS NOT FINE.
Barrelling down at full speed, everything is on fire! It keeps getting hotter, and harder to see!
Larger bright coil down below us as we come out into large chamber. Lil Miss is glowing and now falling like a comet. Uhm.
(Little Miss gained Aspect of Fire when she basically crit her saving throw in here, and started glowing)
Oriana crits when bloodied.
Her eyes are embers, her skin is a jeweled red color, she gains elemental/primordial (‘you are considered a primordial’ )
Do not fumble with dawn war sword.
Has her make a saving throw.
3 natural crits, and 1 lil miss crit. WE ARE FIRE TEAM. WE ARE TEAM VALOR.
Basically we’re all glowing now.
Can have lay on hands can replace heal amount with fire resistance.
Chant has a flash of this bullshit. He thinks he can twist this to make it go more like how the pattern wanted. Shinji is the only one about to fail in this glow cloud of people healing from fire. Chant does it.
We all look like deathwing from warcraft.
CHANT ROLLS 42 and also starts to glow.
Chant is now more firetree for a bit.
Down below, as Lil Miss falls like a stone, there is a Tyranid-like presence that thinks at people and makes them go boom.
Aaron says this is the hammer of the fire elemental?
Lil Miss xenothrope check: three rounds will work. She bounces off of nothing and flies through the air like a rocket back up to us, we all GTFO.
We end up in a fireplace. Smelting/blacksmith like chamber.
The entire corridor we’ve been flying down was compressed space. Multiple miles and miles down underneath. Arcane pushing it like that.
Dammit why is this Doom.
(The DM says you can learn to run Shadyvale with Argent Energy(Primal Argent) )
We all yell NOOO in response.