As I read the Heal skill. It sounds like one check is needed to provide long term care, for up to 6 people. So Darvan would make one heal check for everyone who needs long term care.
At least, it could be read that way. Seeing as how reading that way will make the story move on much quicker, I will choose to read it that way. Since Darvan already rolled, and instead of having him roll again, will just take one of the existing rolls, the last one.................oh wow, by a happy coincidence that roll is a success! Crazy.
Post by Ravna Reiersgaard on Sept 27, 2015 20:52:18 GMT -8
Feeling rejuvenated despite interrupted sleep the night before, Ravna rises in the early hours. After stretching and going about what modest ablutions the closeness of the campsite and wilderness allow, she inspects the nearestruin, the single remaining wall, with a callow eye. She idly takes notes, brief passing wisps of thought on the subject before her and the occasional drawing, as she studies. The Draconian forms beckon to her, somehow, and she inspects the ashen-faced humans depicted on the pillars closely. A frisson that has nothing to do with the chill of the morning air runs down her spine at the very thought of necromantic practices, yet the wall and pillar clearly show that the Draconians had some mastery of the forbidden art. Or else they clearly did not view the same color spectrum as humans, as no one alive ever looked that white.
She copies what little imagery she can detect, including the metamorphosed bulls, snakes, and frog creatures for later comparison against other references.
Ravna is almost certain the figures could be undead. They lack the grotesque features of the ghouls, or any depictions of rot that would be associated with zombies or other undead. Still, their are those among the walking undead who do not bear physical signs of their wretched state. As Ravna ponders possibilities, her eyes glance over to the fading embers of the fire used to dispose of the broken ghoul, the note it bore, and the writer. He mentioned research. Virtually all known magic comes from Draconian sources. These ruins clearly have not been excavated or studied by the Society.
The misshapen creatures seem a greater enigma. There are spells that can turn men into beasts, but these transformations are often total, making the subject physically indistinguishable from an animal. Some magics can give a subject animal features, the eyes of a hawk, the teeth of a wolf, claws of a tiger and the like. The mural, however, gives the impression of an army. Such extensive modification, if indeed that is what it is, seem especially odd. Most Magi would find it more practical to rain fire and destruction, rather than severely modify soldiers. Even if large scale transmutations were used, so many of the forms seem utterly alien. Various magical experiments have been conducted in the past, which could result in terrible gestalt beasts. Owlbears leap to mind, but no such experiments have ever lead to viable foot soldiers, as seem to be depicted in the mural.
Furthermore, to be such a prominent display the event depicted would likely have been important. Was it a war? A single battle? Or is Ravna over thinking the mural. Perhaps the mural simply depicts a draconian, or perhaps post-draconian, myth or legend. Pondering the mural, Ravna is wracked by the same question that has plagued so many historians: If the Draconians were as powerful as they appear to have been, what happened to them?
Post by Tessa Rothaldi on Oct 4, 2015 7:37:47 GMT -8
Would it be more useful for Surallel to have the amulet? I mean, he doesn't really have much protection out there. Just a thought. Also, do we want to backtrack into the dungeon and take the other door in the ghoul chamber first?