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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #105 on: June 25, 2013, 12:54:22 am »
Heurg, let's not go back to the beginning. Sounds VERY tedious.

Take the other choice.
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« Reply #106 on: June 25, 2013, 12:56:32 am »
You reach the far end of the bridge and pass through into the tiled hall beyond. The architecture here is the same oppressive design as on the surface the heavy harshly-chiselled lintels and monumental bulbous columns, the gigantic vaults and grotesque carvings. You have a choice of routes on from here, either of two wide passages directly ahead, or a doorway to your left.

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  • take the left-hand passage
  • take the right-hand passage

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #107 on: June 25, 2013, 01:14:59 am »
Well that's just mean, isn't it?

Take the door.

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« Reply #108 on: June 25, 2013, 01:28:16 am »
You are in a dimly-lit room with a number of smaller rooms leading off of it. You guess that this was where the acolytes of the Volentine cult lived. Even after two hundred years, there are still signs of the rioting that led to the city's downfall. You clamber through a wreckage of broken furniture and toppled cupboards. Crumpled sheets of writing-plastic litter the floor.

Boche picks up a book, ruffles the charred pages, and drops it to the floor. "There's nothing here to interest us," he says. "Let's press on."

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  • insist on searching the wreckage
  • go back to the antechamber & take the left passage
  • go back to the antechamber & take the right passage

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #109 on: June 25, 2013, 04:12:30 am »
Search. No reason* not to be thorough.

*Except possible horrible, painful death

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #110 on: June 25, 2013, 05:04:46 am »
I would have voted for a restart. Pretty sure we've painted ourselves into a corner.
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #111 on: June 25, 2013, 05:48:28 am »
Then we'll frustratedly snort at the choices until we've run out of all of them.

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« Reply #112 on: June 25, 2013, 08:24:29 am »
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  • otherwise

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« Reply #113 on: June 25, 2013, 08:25:28 am »
You sift carefully through the debris, but find nothing more than torn clothes and broken ornaments. Boche points out a rusty brown stain on a broken tabletop. "The rioters went in for human sacrifice."

The Baron hovers over the spot, peering back through the curtain of time. Finally he gives a curt nod. "Yes. The populace broke here and slaughtered the acolytes. But this is not where the High Priest and his adepts dwelled. That lies deeper in the catacombs, and there we shall find the Shrine of the Heart." He swivels in the air and glides rapidly back to the antechamber, calling over his shoulder. "Come!"

You and Boche exchange a glance, then follow. The Baron is inspecting the two passages, but his psychic senses cannot tell which is better. "You choose," he says.

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #114 on: June 25, 2013, 09:09:18 am »
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Right.

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« Reply #115 on: June 25, 2013, 08:18:13 pm »
The passage brings you to a series of galleries, each consisting of a cloister running either side of a central concourse softly illuminated by chandeliers. Many of the heavy buttresses have been defaced, leaving chunks of broken masonry scattered across the marble floor. "No doubt this devastation was wreaked in the city's collapse," says Boche in a hushed voice. "It's said that the populace of Du-En went mad and turned against their leaders."

Baron Siriasis drifts to a halt and peers off into the gloom of the cloistered walkway at the side of then room. "I sense a presence," he says after a moment's concentration. "Something is stalking us."

Quickening your pace, you hurry on through the galleries until you see a heavy iron-bound doorway ahead. A rasping sound echoes out of the cloisters to one side. It sounds like chitin slithering across stone. You are about to break into a run when the lights go out and you are plunged into darkness.

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  • ESP w/ psionic focus
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« Reply #116 on: June 25, 2013, 08:19:17 pm »
There is the rattle of hard insectoid legs on the smooth floor, then something huge slams into you. It feels like a coiled monster with a body as hard as ebony. Striking out blindly, you feel a segmented eye squash under your fist, spurting out ichor. Something seizes you in its mandibles and two scything blades are driven into your sides. You give a scream of agony. It feels as though the monster is trying to saw you in half. If you have CLOSE COMBAT, lose 4 life points; if not, lose 6 life points. Lose 1 less life point if you possess cyborg body-parts. Assuming you survive, you manage to break free with a sob of terror and stumble on to the doorway. Boche and the Baron slam and bolt the door behind you, and you see it almost buckle off its hinges as the monster throws itself furiously against it. "I hope that holds," you say to the others, "or else we're insect food."

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  • 'respawn' with full health and continue on from this passage
  • restart the entire adventure with another character

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #117 on: June 26, 2013, 05:11:24 am »
restart!
Sam is basically right, he's just cranky.

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #118 on: June 26, 2013, 06:33:39 am »
Urgh.

Restart.

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Re: Heart of Ice
« Reply #119 on: June 27, 2013, 12:47:34 am »
Back to the first post to pick a character then! You also have the option of making a custom character by choosing 4 of the 12 skills.