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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:47 am 
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Graela, closely followed by Manred, slip through the vines and slide between the two craggy walls through a brief, V-shaped crevice. Feeling ahead, the dwarf feels the back of a tapestry. The edge of the tapestry just barely overlaps to cover the crevice but allows easy
egress. Pushing past that, she and the elf find themselves in a stone hallway that is lit by torches in braces on the walls. The hallway to your right ends in a closed door about 15 feet away. Your current position is at the same elevation as the hallway leading to the door. But to your left the hallway goes downward along crudely carved stone steps. The stairs go down about 25 feet and level out to a hallway that immediately turns right. No sound are heard other than the guttering flames of the torches.

Looking behind you, there is a poorly-crafted tapestry hanging on the wall- the only one you can see throughout the visible hall. It seems likely to have been placed here solely to block the secret exit and to (mostly) block light from escaping to the outside.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:58 pm 
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Graela nods at the door and walks over to it and listens.
She waves Manred over and whispers, "Take a listen before I open it."

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Assuming Manred does as requested...

The elf listens carefully through the thick wooden door and reports sounds of chopping and occasional wet slopping sounds.


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Travix gets nervous standing outside alone, so he barges through the tapestry. Once the whispers about the door to the butcher shop is translated, he tries hard to orientate himself with the map of this place that they already have.

"We don't need to go in there if it is the same room we were in last time. I say we try the steps."


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"Sounds like they are in there chopping up meat...of some kind. But, you're right; we don't have to go in there. What say you, Manred? Salty?"

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Manred makes an uncomfortable face at the sound of the chopping and slopping, and nods at Graela's suggestion.

He heads down the stairs and stops at the corner, listening before taking a peek.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:04 am 
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The elf listens carefully at the corner.

Manred
You hear orc conversation that sounds like it is further away (not close by around the corner). You think you can pick out two different voices but it is hard to tell.
Madame is furious. If they don't take care of this by the morning, she picks another for haruspicy.
I don't want to be around for that. But you can't run from her. And these woods...
*spits* Still never found Borxx. Did he bite it or did he find a way out?
*noncommittal grunt*

haruspicy= divination from the entrails of a sacrificed animal (what a fantastically useful word!)


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:35 am 
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Manred grimaces. This Madame must be a real charmer, he thinks. He carefully sneaks back to the stairs, waits to hear if the pair of orcs are coming his way, and once the coast is clear he heads back up to the others and quietly informs them of what he has overheard.

"Two guards down around the corner. It sounds like this 'Madame' is home now, and the orcs aren't very excited to see her."


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