Exodus 13

[17:04] Shadowcaller: [01:42] Murska: It seems to be rather ruined from the inside, with nothing much but a few empty rooms.

[17:05] Shadowcaller: The rooms are filled with rubble and dust, nothing seems to have been here for ages…
[17:05] Murska: Aegnor enters with Seren after everyone else
[17:06] Shadowcaller: Michicora enters first then
[17:07] Shadowcaller: She looks aroound and shrugs "Trapped."
[17:08] Shadowcaller: As you close the door, a myriad of dust falls off it
[17:09] Shadowcaller: You can still hear the dust elements outside aswell as the storm sorrounding this place
[17:09] Hope: Simone looks around to see if there's anything of interest inside.
[17:09] Hope: Seren is watching the dust elementals.
[17:09] Shadowcaller: Its quite dark in here, so she can't really make out the details
[17:09] Shadowcaller: Most of the rooms are covered in rubble anyway
[17:10] Murska: Aegnor looks around for some other way out.
[17:10] Shadowcaller: The dust elementals have sourrounded the building
[17:10] Shadowcaller: There is a ladder leading upstairs
[17:10] Shadowcaller: Or rather stairs
[17:11] Shadowcaller: They look oddly well preserved for have been in the desert for so long
[17:11] Murska: Anything else?
[17:11] Shadowcaller: All color have faded from them
[17:11] Murska: going upwards is just farther into the dead end
[17:11] Shadowcaller: Not what he can see right now
[17:12] Shadowcaller: The stairs is the only visable exit
[17:12] Hope: Simone heads for the steps
[17:12] Shadowcaller: The others can see how she make clear footsteps in the dust as she walk up to the stairs
[17:13] Murska: Aegnor follows her to them.
[17:13] Shadowcaller: The stairs are quite ruined and don't look that stable
[17:14] Hope: (I thought you said they were well preserved?)
[17:14] Shadowcaller: Some sections of it have actually fallen off
[17:14] Shadowcaller: (yeah considering they have been here so long its a miracle they are here at all.)
[17:14] Hope: "I go up them first. I can climb best."
[17:14] Murska: 'Careful.'
[17:15] Shadowcaller: The first step feels stable enough
[17:16] Shadowcaller: But as Simone steps up she can feel the cracks in the steps
[17:17] Shadowcaller: Some of them are missing parts and others are completly gone, she have to take very long steps at times
[17:17] Murska: Aegnor is ready to catch her if she falls.
[17:17] Shadowcaller: One of these gaps are actually too large for her to step over
[17:18] Shadowcaller: At the same time, the dust elementals appears to have started moving towards the building they are hiding in
[17:21] Shadowcaller: They are slowly covering the distance between them and the building with no signs of stopping
[17:25] Shadowcaller: (brb, dinner time)
[17:25] Hope: Simone tries climbing up the frame of the steps rather than actually using the steps themselves. She's using her hands as well as her feet.
[17:26] Murska: Naib: "They're approaching, make it quick back there."
[17:26] Murska: He's standing near the entrance.
[17:28] Hope: (haha! I just built a city right where my neighbor had a settler standing. xD )
[17:28] Murska: (:))
[17:29] Hope: (He's also got an axeman and a warrior there, so I hope he doesn't declare war right away… >.> )
[17:34] Hope: (ugh.. and I'm pinning him in. If he goes to war, it'll be against me. Maybe I should convert to his religion to make sure he likes me)
[17:34] Murska: (Just kill him)
[17:35] Hope: (I don't have my army ready yet. When I do, I will)
[17:38] Shadowcaller: (BACK.)
[17:38] Hope: (there. now he's pleased with me. And it didn't piss anyone else off too bad, so I'm okay)
[17:39] Murska: (Who is he anyway? People like Togukawa will attack you from Friendly)
[17:40] Shadowcaller: She succeds climbing besides the stairs, she can see the light shining in further up, she is close to the end now
[17:40] Hope: (Brennus)
[17:41] Shadowcaller: One of the elements approaches the door itself
[17:42] Hope: She keeps going
[17:43] Shadowcaller: The others are also coming closer to the building, but not the door
[17:44] Shadowcaller: She have reached the next level of the building, this don't appear to be in good condition, a lot of the rubble downstairs looks to once to have been a part of this rooms floor
[17:45] Murska: 'How's it look?'
[17:46] Hope: "Unsteady. I not know if it safe."
[17:46] Shadowcaller: If she looks up she can see that the third level is in even worse condition, the stairs leading up to it are completely ruined and there are large holes
[17:47] Shadowcaller: In the ceeling
[17:47] Hope: Saren summons an earth elemental to block the door from the dust things.
[17:47] Shadowcaller: *celling
[17:47] Murska: (Doesn't that also have some sort of a limit, btw. His previous elemental was eaten by the pyramid. :P)
[17:47] Shadowcaller: As he do so, the dust elemtnal is attempting to slip thought underneath the door
[17:48] Shadowcaller: (True, maybe he can summon them twice a day?)
[17:50] Shadowcaller: Its stopped by the elemental
[17:50] Shadowcaller: But the others seems to be attepting to go throught the walls themselves
[17:52] Shadowcaller: However that will work you are not sure, but they do seems to be "obsorbed" by the walls
[17:52] Shadowcaller: *absorbed
[17:53] Hope: (Cessie can summon twice a day, so I figure he can too.)
[17:53] Shadowcaller: (She can?)
[17:54] Hope: (can't she?)
[17:54] Shadowcaller: (Nope, she can summon the air once per day and the fire elemental too.)
[17:54] Hope: (I'm trying to remember what spells he cast in the fight with Cessie. Some kind of force blast, I remember.)
[17:56] Murska: Naib: 'We really need to get going somewhere.'
[17:56] Murska: Aegnor: 'If there's nothing interesting up there, you'd better get back quickly.'
[17:58] Shadowcaller: Simone can't really see anything beside rubble, a floor with large holes in it and a ruined stair on the second floor
[17:58] Shadowcaller: Pretty much like the first, except that the first one have much more rubble and no visible holes in it
[17:59] Shadowcaller: But its really hard to see anything without any light, especially on the second floor
[18:00] Hope: Simone scrambles back down then.
[18:01] Shadowcaller: She dose so, the dust elementals have now dissapeared completly into the walls
[18:03] Shadowcaller: The one at the door is still blocked by the earth elemental
[18:07] Murska: Aegnor heads deeper into the first floor, quickly checking for any routes onwards.
[18:08] Shadowcaller: Its hard to get anywhere in the room beacuse the rubble
[18:08] Shadowcaller: *beacuse of
[18:08] Hope: Simone searches as well. She can move over the rubble pretty easily.
[18:10] Shadowcaller: They can't really see any apperent obvious exit, its hard to search it cuase of the darkness of the room and the fact that the rubble covers pretty much everything of the room
[18:10] Murska: Well, Naib heads for the side of the building not being attacked by dust elementals.
[18:10] Shadowcaller: He dose so
[18:10] Murska: Intending to make an exit if necessary.
[18:11] Murska: Any holes in the wall or such? :P
[18:11] Shadowcaller: They can see the dust of the room swirl a bit
[18:11] Shadowcaller: (nope, no holes in the wall.)
[18:12] Murska: Naib: 'Anyone see a way out? If not, get here.'
[18:14] Shadowcaller: How are they searching the room anyway?
[18:14] Hope: by looking?
[18:15] Shadowcaller: They are just looking around then? Okay
[18:16] Hope: (How else?)
[18:16] Shadowcaller: (hey, I can't help you there:P)
[18:20] Hope: (:P)
[18:21] Hope: Simone has no special supernatural room searching skills, though as a rogue type, she's good at spotting things.
[18:21] Murska: Aegnor suspects there to possibly be something underground but it's most likely blocked by rubble if it even exists.
[18:21] Shadowcaller: (Well, its still very dark in the room and in the rubbel and dust that is pretty much everywhere, its hard to spot stuff.)
[18:23] Murska: (I'd assume they can also use their sense of touch along the walls and such if it looks like there'd be something.)
[18:23] Hope: Simone carries candles
[18:23] Hope: Oh right… Seren casts a Light spell. >.>
[18:23] Murska: (Dust asplode! Rocks fall, everyone dies. :P)
[18:24] Shadowcaller: He dose so, it now becomes much easier to see in the room
[18:24] Shadowcaller: I guess they do a re-search?
[18:24] Murska: Well they're searching. All the time.
[18:25] Shadowcaller: Simone spots what look like the outline of something on the floor
[18:25] Shadowcaller: The dust swirls again
[18:25] Hope: Simone examines it
[18:25] Shadowcaller: Dust can be seen coming throught the wall
[18:26] Murska: 'Did you find something?'
[18:26] Shadowcaller: Its mostly covered by rubbel
[18:26] Murska: Aegnor heads towards her.
[18:26] Shadowcaller: By it looks like the edge of some type of hatch
[18:26] Hope: "It looks like it might be a hatch."
[18:28] Shadowcaller: The dust starts to swirl, a dust elemental have entered the room
[18:28] Shadowcaller: Its taking up pretty much all the natural dust of the room into itself
[18:28] Shadowcaller: absorbing it
[18:28] Murska: Aegnor helps clear the top of it of rubble. and brb
[18:29] Shadowcaller: Michicora, seeing it useless to attack the dust elemental again, helps too
[18:30] Shadowcaller: Pretty soon they have manged to uncover what looks like a hatch into some type of cellar
[18:31] Shadowcaller: The dust elemental attacks the person that is closest to it, who happends to be Seren
[18:31] Shadowcaller: Its much larger now then when they saw it outside
[18:32] Shadowcaller: They can see two other elementals start entering thought the walls now, they are not as large as the first one however
[18:33] Hope: Seren gets hurt then, I guess. He tries to keep it busy.
[18:33] Shadowcaller: How exaclty?
[18:33] Shadowcaller: *exactly
[18:33] Shadowcaller: (The negative sides with playing civ at the same time >.>)
[18:34] Hope: Well, it's attacking him. So as long as it's attacking him, it can't attack the others.
[18:34] Shadowcaller: He is just running away from it then?
[18:34] Shadowcaller: Or do he use any magic? Attacking it?
[18:35] Shadowcaller: Is he moving his earth elemental?
[18:36] Hope: All the elementals are inside now, right?
[18:36] Shadowcaller: the one on the door is still blocked by the elemental, two of them are almost in the room now. Only one of them is actually fully inside the room thought
[18:38] Hope: How about a force blast at the one attacking him then?
[18:38] Shadowcaller: Okay, its blasted backwards. It apears stunned, weakened
[18:38] Shadowcaller: *appears
[18:39] Shadowcaller: Its not swirling as voilently
[18:39] Hope: (wait for Murska now, I guess)
[18:39] Murska: Aegnor, Naib, (Hope?) are attempting to open the hatch.
[18:39] Shadowcaller: The dust it consists of have setteled into a more slower pace
[18:39] Hope: (Hope isn't here. She had a concussion)
[18:39] Murska: (Right. :P)
[18:39] Shadowcaller: Its hard to get any grip of it
[18:39] Murska: (Darn, brb again)
[18:40] Shadowcaller: (Okay.)
[18:40] Murska: (feel free to control me into opening a hatch »)
[18:40] Hope: Then Aegnor uses one of his many daggers to try and pry it open. :P
[18:42] Shadowcaller: The hatch is quite heavy, it looks like the handle that was once used to open it have broken of by the fallen rubbel
[18:42] Shadowcaller: How long is the knife?
[18:43] Hope: 25 cm
[18:43] Hope: (yay metric!)
[18:43] Shadowcaller: (Indeed…)
[18:44] Shadowcaller: It gets throught on the other side, but he might need more force to open it up
[18:45] Shadowcaller: He can feel it life a bit from the floor
[18:45] Shadowcaller: The other elementals are almost inside now, the one fully inside is not moving at all after the force blast
[18:46] Hope: Well Simone isn't terribly strong, but I imagine Naib can provide the extra strength needed.
[18:46] Shadowcaller: (hehe, I bet he could crush the hatch if needed
[18:47] Shadowcaller: How exactly is naib helping?
[18:47] Hope: is it high enough yet to get his fingers under it?
[18:48] Shadowcaller: Nope
[18:49] Hope: Then I guess he's using his own knife (I assume he at least has one for eating and general utility, even though he doesn't fight with them) to help lever it up
[18:51] Shadowcaller: The hatch opens up even more with their combined strength, Michicora helps allong with her possibly over-sized bastard sword and finally the hatch opens up with a thud
[18:51] Shadowcaller: Dust swirls around the room and is directly obsorbed by the entering dust elementals
[18:51] Shadowcaller: The earth elemental is still at the door
[18:52] Hope: The elemental tries to get between the dust and the party
[18:52] Murska: (Hmm. I'd assume Naib could've just punched through the thing then used the hole to pull it up. :P)
[18:52] Shadowcaller: 8As I said^^)
[18:52] Hope: (Yeah, but we don't want to leave a hole for the elementals :P)
[18:53] Shadowcaller: The dust elementals attack the earth elemental, with no apperent effect on either parties
[18:53] Hope: Simone takes hold of the edge of the floor and drops down, so she's hanging from one hand and can look around.
[18:54] Shadowcaller: Serens light don't fully reach down here, but she can a floor not very far down
[18:55] Shadowcaller: (Ugh, I hate my own sentances…)
[18:55] Hope: Then she lightly drops down to the floor and lights a candle.
[18:56] Murska: 'What do you see?'
[18:57] Shadowcaller: The room is filled with dust, much like the one above it, four walls sorround Simone, three that are in the same colors as the rest of this place and one in obsidan black with a door in the same color
[18:59] Hope: "There's a door."
[18:59] Shadowcaller: This black wall and door look oddly foreboding
[19:00] Shadowcaller: Up at the first floor the elementals are still attacking the earth elemental as its attacking them. It dosen't look like they do any damage to each other at all thought
[19:02] Hope: Well if it's keeping them busy, then it's doing it's job.
[19:02] Hope: Simone goes and examines the door and tries to open it.
[19:02] Murska: 'Door? Hmm…'
[19:02] Murska: Aegnor also drops down.
[19:04] Shadowcaller: As Simone touches the door she feels energy go throught her whole body. It only last a moment and she is forced to let go of the door, she feel drained
[19:04] Hope: She staggers backwards, and leans against one of the normal walls.
[19:06] Murska: Aegnor rushes to her. 'What's wrong?'
[19:06] Shadowcaller: A few moments after she have let go of the door she can hear whispers in her head in a langauge she can't understand, then they are gone
[19:07] Shadowcaller: She slowly feels like energy returns to her
[19:07] Shadowcaller: *the energy
[19:07] Hope: "That door… it feel strange when I touch it. It drain all my energy."
[19:09] Murska: 'Well, that's bad.' Aegnor quickly checks around the room. 'No other way out, either…'
[19:11] Shadowcaller: What are the others doing? Michicora is dropping them with them, silently as usual
[19:12] Murska: Naib is staying up. No point in going down if there's no way onwards there.
[19:14] Murska: Aegnor shouts up. 'Some sort of a protected door down here.'
[19:14] Murska: Does he feel anything from it?
[19:14] Shadowcaller: How close is he to the door?
[19:14] Hope: brb
[19:15] Murska: Not very. He's with Simone near another wall.
[19:15] Shadowcaller: He dosen't feel anything from it
[19:15] Murska: 'kay, then I brb aswell
[19:20] Hope: "Protected how?" Seren calls down.
[19:21] Hope: "Magic or something like it," Simone calls back up. So Seren comes down as well. Probably getting help from someone, as he's not as agile as the others.
[19:22] Shadowcaller: Michicora looks around "Magic is not a problem, lets break it open."
[19:23] Shadowcaller: She steps closer to the door, looking like she is trying to see some sort of weakness on it
[19:24] Shadowcaller: She pulls her bastard sword out and touches the door, nothing happends
[19:24] Shadowcaller: *the door with it
[19:25] Shadowcaller: Then she tries to lodge the sword in the gasp between the door and the wall, which dosen't work
[19:25] Shadowcaller: "Ideas?"
[19:26] Hope: "It not affect you?"
[19:26] Hope: Saren tries to see if there is any magic on the door.
[19:26] Shadowcaller: "Not the sword…"
[19:27] Murska: Aegnor heads to it aswell. 'Hmm.'
[19:27] Murska: Does Naib see any change in the fight above?
[19:27] Shadowcaller: The door feels strange, like a void of some sort. There is no magic at all in it, in fact it lacks the natural magic levels of the air and the rest of this building

[19:30] Murska: …
[19:30] Murska: Shadowcaller sanoo:
Well, the dust is now convering a larger are now, the elementals are all at the same spot apperently, but neither them or the earth elementals are still able to damage each other

[19:31] Shadowcaller: At least from the look of it
[19:31] Shadowcaller: How close is Aegnor to the door now?
[19:31] Hope: "There's no magic. It's almost… null magic somehow."
[19:33] Murska: (about time to go to sleep soon. Or, well, I'm not going to actually sleep for hours but people whine about being on computer at night so they'll cut it off soon.)
[19:33] Murska: Aegnor is with the other crowd in front of it
[19:34] Shadowcaller: He can hear something… and he suddenly realizes that he have heard this, these whispers ever since he entered the room, but they were just too silent to hear at first
[19:34] Shadowcaller: There is something spirtual in this room… but its weak, very weak
[19:35] Murska: /Who are you?/
[19:35] Shadowcaller: He hears the whispers again, they do seems to respond to his spirit voice, but they are really too vague to really make out
[19:36] Hope: (but… it's early. O.o)
[19:36] Shadowcaller: There seems to be more then one entity whispering

[19:52] Hope: [19:51] Murska: He steps a bit closer, careful to not touch the wall. /Hello?/
[19:52] Murska: let's just continue here
[19:52] Hope: sure
[19:52] Shadowcaller: He can make out some of the words now /Survive… revenge… dragons…/
[19:52] Shadowcaller: /Restore…/
[19:52] Murska: /Could you open the door? Please?/
[19:54] Shadowcaller: While the voices seems to hear his voice, they don't listen to it
[19:54] Shadowcaller: /Preserve…/
[19:54] Shadowcaller: Aegnor realizes they are in a language he never knew he even understood
[19:55] Murska: (/Hey! Listen! Hey! Listen!)
[19:55] Shadowcaller: (:P)
[19:55] Murska: /Who are you?/
[19:57] Shadowcaller: While the other voices continue on as before there is one singel voice that actually appears to listen to his words, it sounds a bit like a snake hissing but also got a female tone in it
[19:57] Shadowcaller: /Remains… who… you?/
[19:58] Murska: /Aegnor. We'd need to get through the door here. Can you help?/
[19:59] Shadowcaller: /I can't… see… your voice sounds… differet…/
[19:59] Shadowcaller: *different
[20:00] Shadowcaller: /Let… me see you child/
[20:01] Murska: /How?/
[20:01] Shadowcaller: /Come closer…/
[20:01] Shadowcaller: /Must… sense…/
[20:01] Murska: He leans just slightly closer, still not touching the door.
[20:02] Shadowcaller: /male… you sense… odd../
[20:03] Shadowcaller: /Closer… what is wrong with you child?/
[20:04] Murska: Aegnor is slightly suspicious. /The last one who touched this door was drained./
[20:06] Shadowcaller: The voice hisses threatfully and yells in your head /Mother spawn! Mother spawn! They must not enter! Must… not…/ After its sudden outburst the voice seems weakened somehow, even more silent.
[20:07] Murska: 'There are spirits here…'
[20:08] Shadowcaller: /Who… are… you…child?/
[20:08] Shadowcaller: /Who…is…your…matriarch?/
[20:09] Murska: /Um. What?/
[20:10] Shadowcaller: /Your..matriarch./
[20:11] Murska: /No… I don't have one./
[20:12] Shadowcaller: /…what?…then…whoever.. is your leader?/
[20:12] Shadowcaller: /Bring her… she must… learn…/
[20:16] Murska: /I fear it's been a long time since someone talked to you here… Things have changed./
[20:16] Shadowcaller: /…then you will do child, someone must learn… even a male…/
[20:17] Shadowcaller: /Open it, open the door…/
[20:17] Shadowcaller: /We are too… weak… to.. open it…ourself./
[20:18] Murska: He thinks for a moment. 'They're telling me to open the door.'
[20:20] Hope: "They?"
[20:22] Murska: 'The spirits in it…'
[20:23] Murska: He reaches out his hand. 'Well, I guess.' And attempts to open it.
[20:23] Shadowcaller: (Link: http://xkcd.com/)http://xkcd.com/
[20:25] Murska: and that's about time to allow me to leave?
[20:26] Shadowcaller: Sure, cue Aegnor collapsing at the floor at the same time the door opens:P
[20:26] Murska: Naib also drops down. The elementals are still not managing anything?
[20:27] Shadowcaller: They seems to have finally realized that the elemental is a useless target and starts to move against the hatch, the earth elemental is still unharmed thought
[20:28] Hope: Saren orders the earth elemental to close the hatch and sit on it.
[20:28] Shadowcaller: It dose so
[20:28] Hope: Simone rushes to Aegnor as he collapses.
[20:29] Shadowcaller: Thought the elementals were a bit faster then it, one of them manged to move into the room with you
[20:29] Shadowcaller: Aegnor appears to be unconsious
[20:30] Hope: (stop there? Or is he going to be unconscious for a while?)
[20:30] Shadowcaller: Simone can feel ancient air, that most likely been trapped in there forever coming out of the room
[20:30] Shadowcaller: (He will be unconscious for a while yes.)
[20:30] Shadowcaller: (Here we add the dragon-dream thingy.)
[20:31] Shadowcaller: (For Aegnor that is.)
[20:31] Shadowcaller: Where is Seren standing?
[20:31] Shadowcaller: There is one dust elemental inside the room
[20:32] Hope: Closer to the hatch. He's been managing the elemental
[20:32] Hope: He force blasts the dust elemental.
[20:32] Shadowcaller: The dust falls down on the floor in a big pile, they can see it still swirl a bit however
[20:34] Murska: (bye *hugpoof*)

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