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Chapter 1: Two Tieflings and a Goliath walk into a boat... [PBF] D&D 5E


#2529

Whiro looks uncomfortable as he swallows the last of the strip of boar he cut off when Tamil starts speaking. “Purify? Oops… I’m sure it’ll be fine. Probably.”
Sitting down away from the meat, he continues “Well if we’re not staying the night here I guess I’m ready to continue when you all are.”


#2530

Ulthal nods at Whiro. “No sense chasing goblins around. Let’s get moving then.”


#2531

Go’in nods in agreement. He doesn’t want to spend more time here than necessary. He lets whatever he was looking at fall to the ground and stands up, ready to leave.


#2532

Resuming the bush whack through the forest, dusk begins to settle over the island. A blueish light glows ahead through the trees. It grows brighter as the party advances, until the trees fall away and before you is a shimmering dome!

It is mostly translucent and through the dome you can see the silhouette of a castle on a plateaued hill. Looking closely at the dome reveals cracks throughout its surface.

(Sorry I’ve been flaky lately, everyone! I’ve been doing home renovations, DMing D&D IRL, and then my son got sick. It’s been busy!)


#2533

Ulthal prods dome with his club.


#2534

The club makes contact with a solid thud. Although it looks like some form of glass, the sound is much heavier and more dull than tapping on glass.

When Ulthal’s club contacts the dome the symbol of earth on his hand briefly lights up.


#2535

Tamil spies the symbol glowing and says, “This is it guardians, I think you need to place your symbols onto the dome.”


#2536

Whiro nods in agreement and places his hand on the dome. “Hopefully it’s that simple!”

(Hope your son’s pulling through. Doesn’t sound like much fun.)


#2537

(Just strept throat, he’s much better today now that he’s got the proper drugs!)


#2538

When Whiro puts his hand on the dome his fire symbol lights up and his hand passes through the barrier. There’s a bit of resistance, but it’s like pushing through a cobweb.


#2539

“Neat! Quick Tamil, grab my hand. Let’s see if we can take guests.” Whiro holds out his other hand to Tamil.


#2540

Go’in inevstigates the spot on the dome as Whiro’s hand passes into it.

Investigation d20: 2+1

He also looks around to see if he can see any signs of Percival. He might have done useful information for them before they pass over the threshold.

Perception d20: 6+3


#2541

Go’in doesn’t learn anything more than what hisneyes can see. Whiro is able to push through the barrier and his hands marking is aglow.

Perceval is nowhere in sight.


#2542

Iris pushes through!
“Well this is something. More to add to the song.”


#2543

Tamil hesitates for a moment before taking Whiro’s hand and allowing himself to be pulled through.


#2544

Iris pushes through the barrier. When she makes contact with it her symbol glows and it feels like she’s walking through a bubble. After a moment she is on the other side.

Whiro has a similar sensation, but stops suddenly! Tamil’s hand collides with the barrier with a thud and the unexpected contact causes Whiro to let go of the Paladin. The barrier feels very solid to Tamil.


#2545

Whiro sighs as Tamil is stuck on the other side of the barrier. “Well this won’t do at all.”

Whiro tries manipulating the barrier to make a hole with his hands. First pushing them through as a circle, then tring to pull a small gap up from the base of the dome.

Summary

Think something like this, too see if the barrier forms in the gap inside the shape.

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#2546

When Whiro tries to get a hold of the barrier his hands just pass through. There’s a little resistance, but it’s not something he can physically grasp.


#2547

Tamil smiles sadly, “It looks like this is where our journey branches. It’s been an honor adventuring with you all. I will wait here until you come back. Good luck!”


#2548

“Oh… No, that’s unacceptable.” Iris is distraught. “We certainly haven’t come all this way to leave you behind now. What if all the bearers of the elements are across the barrier, perhaps then it will fade. Or we can all try pulling Tamil across?” She puts out her hand.