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Chapter Five: Bapdis Orjo's Gift of Reconciliation
Domarc watches Mordred head down the stairs with some apprehension.
There are more brass and glass bowls, bottles, and other vessels and containers in the cabinet, some empty, some stoppered and full of liquids. There is also a small wooden box full of ashes, six scroll cases, two bound books, a stack of clay tablets, a brass ring, an iron rod about 18" long, a pair of oilskin gloves, a curved knife with a gem-studded handle, and a large red egg on a metal trivet.
cases, the books, the clay tablets, the ring, the rod, the knife, the gloves and the metal trivet with the egg on it and place them on one of the tables in the room for closer inspection.
"Lots here for curious folks," he says, "but I do wish there were warning labels..."
How small are we talking? Does it appear to be alive/animated, or is it clearly dead/inert?
Perception - (1d20)
( 17 ) = 17
(fake Latin for "handling that which is forbidden")
The charred figure twitches and scrabbles a few feet away when Mordred pokes it. It swivels its head towards him and makes a crackling, hissing sound with its mouth.
"Easy, friend. We mean you no harm." Mordred repeats himself in Common and Infernal, sheathing his rapier and holding up his empty hands in a gesture of peace.
Persuasion - (1d20+5)
( 18 ) + 5 = 23
"Erm. There's a little creature down here. Doesn't appear to be dangerous. Yet. Wait up there for now so we don't spook it."
I'm tempted to show it some fire magic, because if it is a fire creature, it might help to make a connection. Alternatively, maybe it has been hurt by fire magic, and such a display would make it hostile. Thoughts?
Nature/Arcana/History/Investigation - (1d20+1)
( 15 ) + 1 = 16
"Would a translator help? Perhaps you should dance for it, or Zangua can draw?"