Perception: 1d100 = 66: 66
/80% (increases when on a ley line -- LIKE RIGHT NOW)
JIC: 1d20 = 2: 2
/ 1d100 = 97: 97
- Ring of Invisibility (⅔ charges; (Inactive), -1 shot NG-45LP, -2 shot Empress Pistol
Consumer wrote:Around midnight, Sal and Rufus make their way to the ley line a relatively short distance away. Both spell casters can feel not only the normal tingle of being on a ley line, but there is an extra surge of electricity in the air with the Solstice happening. All in all the whole scene while beautiful is rather boring, with Sal repeatedly casting spells and Rufus helping as best he can.
Around the fourth hour the winds pick up and a storm rolls in extremely fast, within seconds the duo realize that this is no ordinary storm, but a Ley line storm. Arcs of blue lighting begin peppering the area as a Rift basically forms on top of Sal, who while aware there was a danger, didn’t quite see it coming, and with a pop, the Amaki Stone Man High Magus is gone from Rufus’s sight. Rufus not exactly keen on being killed wisely makes tracks away from the Ley Line, once about a mile away, the Kankoran can only stare as rain and lightning lash around and all manner of strangeness happens on the Ley Line.
Once a safe distance away, Rufus creates a magical shelter to keep off the rain and curses himself for being so focused on assisting Sal that he failed to sense the Ley Line Storm building. If only I had seen it coming, I might could have stopped this from happening...
he pokes his head out to get another look at the rift that opened. Well, maybe not have stopped ALL of this from happening. I'm not attuned enough to be able to close those things when they open. At least, not yet anyway -- Uncle Cato always liked to say 'have patience in all things, but first of all with yourself.' "V redu, prijatelj, če je potrpljenje ime igre, potem bom sedel tukaj in jo igral..."
he says as he finds himself chuckling in spite of everything. "if patience is the name of the game, then I'll sit here and play it."
He retires to the relative dry safety of his impromptu camp and waits for the storm to subside in the hopes that his Amaki companion pops back into reality.
When the morning rolls around and there is still no sign of Sal, however, Rufus gives up his soggy vigil. He finds a nice large tree close to the rift, pulls out his knife, and starts carving.
Sal -- heading [whatever direction]. Catch up if you can.
If not, hope to see you in MT soon.
He dispells his shelter, lowers his goggles, and heads off at the best safe speed possible for the Behemoth.
Well that's a spot of good news,
Jason, assuming his radio message is the same as his intercom message wrote:"Dhaltuun's alive"
Rufus nods. Guess his god wasn't too upset with him after all. "Roger that,"
he grunts back. "Inbound now. Will debrief after docking and a towel-off."
Once he's arrived back at the Behemoth, secured his hovercycle and set it along with his eclips to recharge, Rufus casts a quick Cleanse spell to get rid of all the 'lingering souvenirs' from the past night's adventure and seeks out a cup of coffee to warm his innards.
First thing he does is seek out Dhaltuun. "I'm glad to see you're still with us, moj prijatelj..."
he claps the dwarf on the shoulder. "You had us all worried -- well, all except for Jessie. She told us what was going on. So what happened? Or are you allowed to discuss it?"
He also seeks out Jason. "Bad news, boss. We got surprised by a random rift popping up out of nowhere last night and Sal disappeared into it. I kept a lookout for him until this morning, then left him directions to catch up with us. I have a feeling though if he does pop back up it'll either be far away from here or it'll be a long time from now."
He takes a sip of his coffee. "Call it 'the voice of experience' if you want... though I think Leo could also tell us a thing or two about random rift deposits. Anyway, what all did I miss aside from Dhal waking up?"