Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

As the political scene in Taldor explodes into chaos, heroes take on the mantle of agents, advocates, and saboteurs working for Princess Eutropia to help secure her claim to the Imperial throne and prevent the Empire from collapsing in on itself in civil war. Will they grow from relative nobodies to powerful politicians and spymasters in the deadliest political arena in the Inner Sea?

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by ManWithDoor » Mon Jul 27, 2020 4:11 pm

Through the doors and around a corner, you come to wide stairs descending into a tiered, circular chamber. The ceiling ascends to a dome forty feet high, and in the center of the room are the remains of what once might have been a lectern. Perhaps a lecture hall of sorts. The center platform is scorched black, but appears somewhat faded. Whatever caused the scorching must have happened ages ago.

Chairs stand in odd positions throughout the room, no longer neatly arranged around the room but now collected into circular patterns, even outside of the greater circular patterns of the hall itself. Circular gouges mar the surface of the wooden walls and floor here, some left to stand alone, while others are multiple circular scratches overlaying one another, joined by lines and scrawlings. The greatest concentration of circles gathers on the ceiling, some forty feet above, where multicolored circles inscribed with artistic fanaticism surround a five-foot-wide hole in the ceiling.
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Each of the circular tiers are 5 foot different from each other (obviously going down 5' as you approach the center of the room).
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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Vardaen » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:44 pm

"More of the damn circle patterns. I don't like the looks of it, I've heard of enough cults in my day, there is something sinister to them I promise you."

Theodrix moves to the first set of scratched circles and gazes at it a moment, then to the chairs in their pattern. "Gods damn it this is creeping me out!" He kicks one of the chairs with a great force hoping to send it skittering across the chamber.
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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Othniel » Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:10 am

"Perhaps this chamber was used for summoning," the wapriestess suggests, though her tone is far from sure.

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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by ManWithDoor » Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:02 am

As the chair gets kicked across the room, disrupting several circular arrangements, you hear a squeak of anger coming from somewhere in the room. A voice sounds off, sounding like it's trying to be deep and threatening, but the squeaking voice isn't actually physically capable of getting to that register.

"You dare provoke the Hierophant of the Arc, Archduke of Tangencies, the Beginning and the End!" It pronounced the titles with clear self-importance. "You intrude into my important research into the will of the circles?!?"
Nobody succeeded on a Perception check to tell where the voice is coming from directionally.
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Re: Book 1: Crownfall, Act 2: Lost in History

Post by Zorbeltuss » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:10 pm

"Where's the Duchy of Tangencies?" Mercutio quips back, the title sounds too silly not to have fun over it. "Never heard of that place".

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