The water is too dark in the pool to see anything that lies beneath from the surface. The pool looks fairly deep in the middle, but lowers to just a few feet in the stream that leads northeast. The ceiling lowers to 2 to 3 feet above the stream, which forms a passage just big enough to wade through.
"Standing here will not help us whatsoever, and the water is clearly not transparent enough to see anything in, so, unless you want to wade through and check what may be within it, I suggest we move to the stairs. As a wise Aarakocra once said, If there is nothing for you over here, you should be over there". Says Tochi, and walks towards the stairs.
The dark waters simply swirl beneath Nemean's scimitar.
The stairs lead to an intersection of tunnels. Ahead of you lies a closed stone door, fitted with iron handles and hinges. The passage to the right is partially excavated, and the tunnel continues to another set of stairs that ascends to the north.
Nemean stares at the inky depths for a few long moments before he slowly walks away. He keeps his scimitars ready as they move into the narrow stairwell. He looks at the door leading east and then turns to his companions and nods his head
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Nemean Goldenmane: Tabaxi Fighter - Lost Mine of Phandelver
Titus Vorenus: Dragonborn Paladin - Waterdeep: Dragon Heist
The stairway descends to a large cavern. A wide rift fills the eastern half of the cavern. A stream pours out of the west wall, then tumbles down into the rift. Several ropes are secured to iron stakes along the western edge of the rift, leading down to the chasm floor. A passage to the north leads out of this cavern.
A bugbear and a male drow are at the top of the rift, peering down to the chasm floor below. Tochi's lantern throws shadows throughout the room, alerting their attention. "We have company!" the drow shouts, charging at the aarakocra while the bugbear reaches for his morningstar.
Nemean: 15 Roland: 17 Tochi: 18 Average: 16.67
Bugbear: 5 Drow: 16 Average: 10.5
Round 1 Order: Players <===== Sildar Enemies
Placement: The drow is 25 feet away. The bugbear is 35 feet away.
"We have been discovered, so let us make them regret this discovery!" Shouts Tochi and rushes to attack the nearest enemy, the drow, using the flurry of blows and attempting to deal as much damage as possible.
OOC: Assuming that Roland is attacking the drow since he didn't specify.
Nemean had his bow out last, but for the sake of not holding us up (since this post is already delayed) I'll allow that he switched his weapons after the fight with the ochre jelly.
Morningstar vs. Nemean: 18 Slam vs. Tochi: 17 Slam vs. Tochi: 12
Longsword vs. Drow: 12 Longsword vs. Drow: 12
Tochi charges down the drow before it can take any further action. He rakes talons across the drow's chest and takes 7 bludgeoning damage as the dark elf responds with his own fists, planting a heavy hit into the aarakocra's solar plexus. Roland approaches behind Tochi's run, striking to throw the drow off balance, but Sildar, not expecting the move, is forced to pull his own strikes back.
Nemean is a blur of motion, blitzing past this combat. His feet splashing across the stream, he slices twice into the bugbear's side and leg before the brute bats him away with his morningstar, dealing 13 piercing damage, reduced by 5 as Nemean softens some of the blow with a scimitar.
One after the other, shapes appear from the darkness below. Two bugbears crest the ledge from the ropes below, ready to assist their companions.
Round 2 Order: Players <===== Sildar Enemies
Placement: Roland, Tochi, and Sildar are engaged in melee combat with the drow. Nemean is engaged in melee combat with the first bugbear, 10 feet away. Two more bugbears are 20 feet away from Nemean and 10 feet away from the others.
Tracking: Nemean, Roland, Tochi and Sildar have all taken light damage.