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Author Topic: LoO - New Prometheus - Eric Olsen (Mark)- Er01  (Read 5139 times)

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« Reply #15 on: February 14, 2018, 08:06:58 AM »
Eric eats the proferred meal and, if he can find some sort of traveling bag, packs what rations he can (of the non-perishable variety) as well as taking a jug or, better yet, a waterskin and filling it with water for his journey. He puts on the breastplate, takes the sword and shield, and leaves the hut to get a good look at this strange new world in the daylight before deciding on his course. What does he see?

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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2018, 09:48:52 PM »
The house is well stocked with supplies and Eric finds two days worth of food to carry.

Outside the lands are rolling hills covered in clumps of lightly wooded areas. The road is a cobblestone path that winds between the hills in both directions. No other houses or farms can be seen and the area is quiet except for birdsong. Unlike the night before the road doesn't glow or seem out of the ordinary.

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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2018, 03:44:34 PM »
Eric stands in the middle of the road and looks down it one way, then the other. If he had to guess or if he has some kind of intuitive insight, can he tell which way looks like it leads to whatever passes for “civilization” here?

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« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2018, 12:03:41 AM »
No definite hint of civilization in either direction but to the left he senses home on school. The other way, which leads toward the rising sun, seems to be the way towards adventure.

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« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2018, 08:48:31 AM »
Eric heads toward the rising sun.

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« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2018, 01:54:14 AM »
The path to the East continues it's gentle windings for the rest of the morning. During the times when shade from the trees falls across the stones Eric can see the faint white glow of the magic. In the afternoon the trail begins to climb up the side of a steep hill and switch-backs and hairpin turns become common. Nearing one of these turns he hears the sound of hooves stomping on the stone trail hidden behind the next turn...

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« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2018, 08:16:28 AM »
Is there any cover nearby?

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« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2018, 01:36:18 AM »
Climbing the side of the hill could allow you to see over the bend in the road and down on who ever is there. Where Eric is standing there is no cover.

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« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2018, 09:25:32 AM »
Let's do that, then (climb the hillside and look down on whoever's approaching).

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« Reply #24 on: February 26, 2018, 01:35:53 AM »
Climbing the rocks is easy but avoiding the knocking loose small stones and having them tumble noisily on to the road was not possible. Gaining about 15 feet in height Eric looks over the edge and sees a large minotaur stnding on guard. He holds a glaive in one hand and taps it's butt on the stones. It looks up, but not very far up as the creature is about 10 feet tall.

"Eric Olsen," it bellows. "It has been decided that you are not to pass. The way forward is blocked. Turn around and go home."

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« Reply #25 on: February 26, 2018, 08:09:19 PM »
Of the four abilities, which one covers "run away like a bitch"? (In case I decide to go that route. I haven't actually decided on a course of action yet).

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« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2018, 03:52:34 AM »
Might for speed and Fortitude for the duration. But you shouldn't be too worried as all your abilities are high enough that you can maybe, probably, possibly, be able to defeat the creature. Unless it has more friends in the neighbourhood...

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« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2018, 06:35:11 AM »
"Who decided this?" asks Eric.

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2018, 12:30:42 AM »
"My masters - who are not to be trifled with!" the creature bellows not unfriendly. It seems that yelling is its normal way of speaking.

"You can do as you wish but you are not to pass through this..err...pass!"

The minotaur waves his glaive about in a threatening manner.

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« Reply #29 on: March 04, 2018, 10:11:35 PM »
"Very well," says Eric, "I shall not pass through the...pass".

With that, Eric continues in the direction he was going...down the road, past the minotaur...but he does it by walking overland on the hills, very conspicuously NOT taking the road/pass. So he obeys the letter of the minotaur's command, but definitely not the spirit. And yes, he does this in full view of the minotaur, very obviously trying to provoke a reaction, and keeping an eye on the minotaur the whole time.