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 Post subject: The Well - Disco Inferno
 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:09 am 
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After walking a short ways, the group begins to notice a roaring sound that grows louder and louder. Eventually, up ahead an obsidian door appears, which grinds down into the floor even as they approach. The moment it does, a blast of heat roars from the door, causing everyone to flinch back. Lighting the room ahead is what looks all for the world to be lava, constantly dancing, on the ceiling of the room. There seems to be some sort of force that holds it suspended from falling. Ahead is what seems to be a checkered path of alternating black obsidian and white marble tiles, with an occasional grey stone tile. By and below the path is the cause of the roaring sound - a roiling mass of magma that constantly shifts and moves, running beneath the path. Spiking up from the magma below are spines of obsidian stone, which gradually rise up and over-arch the checkered path. Here and there the magic, or force, or whatever is holding the lava up top seems to have faded - every so often lava drips down from above right into the middle of the path.

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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:28 am 
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"Wow," Ginger remarks. "Not exactly in a hurry to go across." She looks at the path. "Those grey tiles look like they appear every fourth square on the path. Maybe that's significant..." Without yet stepping into the room, she studies the closest grey tile directly in front of them, then pokes it tentatively with her staff.

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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:39 am 
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"Anyone who steps into that room is just asking for trouble." claims Enver, timidly, from the rear of the group. "I suggest we go back and select a different corridor."

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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 2:46 am 
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When Ginger pokes the grey tile with her staff, a Image sigil appears, glowing red on the tile. Ahead of them, the first of the breaks in the ceiling's force field seals up, leaving only a small pile of rapidly cooling lava on the path.

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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:37 am 
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“See what I mean,” the new guy says as the door at the far end of the hallway opens. “You guys show up and everything starts opening up.”

He watches intently as Ginger pokes the tile. “Hmph. That be settin’ the trap there. From what you said before, these ‘sigils’ turn off when they’re touched again, right? Or just when someone else touches ‘em?”

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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:10 am 
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The kid looks into the room and shudders.

"A mistake here will not be as easily dealt with as before. I would be careful."

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 Post Posted: Fri May 06, 2011 11:17 am 
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"Six grey stones, but only four lava spots," muses Ginger. "What do the other two do, and which ones are they?" She examines the first obsidian arch, still staying outside the room.

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"We could go back," the Lady muses. "But really, we're trapped here no matter what. This being some sort of amnesiatic purgatory and all. Eventually we will run into peril, and there will be no turning back. I say better now than later!"

The Lady steps into the room, careful to avoid the gray sigil stone, and prods the cooling lava to see if it's cool enough to pass over.

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 Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:28 pm 
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The lava cools rapidly - by the time that Lady gets there (carefully stepping around the grey stones), it's already hardened. In fact, even as she watches the lava sloughs away off of the path - it seems that there is some force inherent to the path that prevents the lava from accumulating on it, explaining why it's still crossable.

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 Post Posted: Sat May 07, 2011 7:33 pm 
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"So... which tile shall we press next?"

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 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 9:59 am 
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"Black would seem to be next, but I think we need to see what happens if someone else touches gray first.
If these tiles toggle each time someone steps on them, it could make for a very nasty game of musical chairs to get everyone through the room."
He kneels down on one knee, keeping most of his body out of the room, and holds his right hand over the gray tile that Ginger touched, careful not to make contact.
"Lady, would you please step back out for a moment? I'll press the tile, but I want to make sure you're clear before doing so."

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 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:12 am 
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"Very well," the Lady says, shrugging as she exits the room.

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 Post Posted: Mon May 09, 2011 8:44 pm 
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Once the Lady exits the room, he'll slap a large palm onto the grey tile where the sigil is displayed.

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 Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 2:13 am 
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The sigil fades away, and the breach up above opens up again, dripping lava down onto the middle of the pathway in the same place as before.

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 Post Posted: Tue May 10, 2011 3:08 am 
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"Perhaps it makes a difference whether you poke it with a staff or a hand?" suggests Enver, still keeping well to the back of the group.

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