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Crash on Volturnus - Turn 2.3 - Onward Through the Caverns; Crash on Volturnus - Turn 2.0.1 - Chronocoms - S'lch
GM: My apologies for the general slowness for the past few weeks and especially the last week. A few weeks ago I took an intense class to prepare for a PMP certification exam and have been studying for hours every day in preparation for it. I finally took the exam on Friday and passed so things should move along a bit better now.
|Alyson||Military Skeinsuit (50/50)|
|Carter||Black Skeinsuit (50/50)|
|George||Military Skeinsuit (50/50)|
|Gorman||Black Skeinsuit (50/50)|
|Jim Jitsu||Civilian Skeinsuit (50/50)|
|Mykel||Military Skeinsuit (50/50)|
With the Lake of Fire behind them, the group presses on until they are tired and then they rest for the night. Your water supplies are starting to run low again but food is not as much of a problem as before. Many of the caverns and tunnels host various types of molds, fungi and mushrooms and Ciara has found some that are edible. Some of the mushrooms are huge with stalks as thick as small trees.
The following day, the group continues their trek through these endless passages. Towards the end of the day, the group hears the distant sound of water lapping against a rocky shore. Soon thereafter, you round a bend in the corridor and see an underground sea. You move forward to where a wide ledge runs along the shore of the sea for a couple hundred meters. The sea is dimly illuminated by large deposits of phosphorescent minerals running through the walls and ceiling of the massage cavern that holds the sea. The far shore is some one and a half kilometers away. To the right, the sea ends in the vertical walls of the cavern about a kilometer away but stretches quite a distance to the left. About half a kilometer away and slightly to the right can be seen a rocky island covered with thick vegetation. A kilometer or so directly across the lake, a ledge emanates from the otherwise vertical walls and a passage can be seen at the back of the ledge. There could also be more exits from the underground lake off to the left.
Ciara determines that the water is fresh and drinkable. The depth just off the ledge is some 10 meters, as measured by a weighted rope.
GM: Your three obvious options all including going out into the lake, either swimming or building some sort of raft. You could visit the vegetation-covered island, you could strike directly across the lake for the opposite ledge and the exit on its far side, or you could head to the left exploring more of the lake.
GM: Let me know what you want to do.
ALYSON: Alyson says,"Let's take a look around before crossing."
JIM JITSU: Jim nods in the affirmative at Alyson's suggestion.
CIARA: Ciara congratulations the group on their teamwork and perseverance through the Lake of Fire. "I'm going to remember that experience for the rest of my life!"
CIARA: After surveying the lake, Ciara offers a few thoughts. "I think it's worth looking around before we decide anything. I'd like to see if there are any signs of passage or other man-made markings out there. I'm not keen on trying to cross the lake as our first option."
CIARA (GM): I'd like to search out any sort of trail or other obvious sign that the pirate passed a certain way. I'm curious if the vertical walls to the right have a trail along them or if they're a dead end. I don't want to go too far to the left for now. Say no more than 30 minutes unless we see something promising.
CARTER: Any signs of what the pirates did or did not do upon reaching this area?
S'LCH: As the other discuss paths and the plan to move forward the vrusk gets to work refilling the groups water supplies, once it was deemed safe to do so.
ALZARIX: I can use my if goggles to see if I can find anything out, like maybe if there are any creatures in the water he can see or such. I was also thinking get maybe S'Lichs small friend could do a reconissence fly around quickč than we could walk.
ENSIGN FURY: "Yes, I had forgotten about your scouting robot, S'ch. Does it have the range to scout the lake for us?"
S'LCH: The vrusk looks up from collecting water when they talk about Vod. "He is autonomous... so his range is limited by his power consumption. Things like headwinds and tailwinds and active scans all require different levels of power. So there are too many variables to give a solid answer..." He takes a moment to look at a panel on the drone... "He is pretty much fully charged, but this area is huge... so were would you like him to start first?"
ENSIGN FURY: George looks somewhat dubiously at some of the giant mushrooms and then asks Ciara, "Do you think we can make some sort of raft out of these mushroom stalks?"
The group spends some time looking around the ledge for as far as it extends to the right and left but, other than the omnipresent molds and fungi, the only things of interest they find are some discarded trash that likely came from the pirates. That would indicate that they too passed this way. They might of even had a boat of some sort.
ALZARIX: "Well I guess it is time for a mushroom boat. Who has the sword? It time to go fell some mushrooms...."