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Chapter Two: The Hippocampus on the Cracked Lintel
I don't suppose a religion roll might give a clue as to what the hell the monster is?
"Oh gods, the blood, yes," Saad says, and he makes a gesture to ward against evil over his chest. "It turned to thick jelly, and so dark it was almost black. Horrible." He glances down to make sure Aylie can't hear him as he whispers, "The thing had a catchpole, razor-sharp, and when it cut people down, we saw this black jelly ooze from their wounds after they died." He rolls his eyes skyward and gestures a second time. "Isis protect me from what I have seen!"
OOC:Trying to piece together what it is they're chasing, I'll have Vad make a Arcana roll...
Arcana Roll - (1d20+3)
( 4 ) + 3 = 7
Religion - (1d20+3)
( 15 ) + 3 = 18
So it killed all of them.
Perhaps this metal man is a similar sort of being.
Vad, meanwhile, draws a blank.
Religion/History - (1d20)
( 6 ) = 6
Zangua cannot recall any relevant wenchlore.
MIND BLOWNrocksteady says:This whole campaign is just buzz marketing for Taylor Swift's 1989. "Bad Blood," "Out of the Woods," "How You Get the Girl," "I Know Places." I see what you are up to, Octo. Now I'm just waiting to get some kind of psychic message in my "Wildest Dreams" and be bit by something that won't let go so I have to "Shake It Off."
Felor tries to think what could cause a person's blood to become a black jelly. Poison? Some sort of magical sickness?
Medicine skill check - (1d20+4)
( 15 ) + 4 = 19
OOC:Shall we see if we can stay/camp at the goat farm? Maybe they have a spare barn. Could offer them protection in case bronze death-bot reappears.
OOC:Does it make sense to go back to Aylie's ranch to sleep, or is that in the other direction from King's Cradle? Maybe a rough map, Octo?