Thordek looks around. He searches some of the rooms they haven’t checked. One room is piled high with old rotting furniture. Many old pews have been shoved in here, along with other broken furniture.
The other room (where the wizard died) is a makeshift workshop. There are many bits of cut wood lying around, along with a layer of sawdust. A crude workbench is built here, which holds some very basic tools: Hammer, nails, vice, and a few different saws. An incomplete chair is on the bench.
On the floor near the overturned table they find a chalice of purification. This strange cup will purify any water placed into it after 10 minutes. Thu’fir claims this prize.
Out in the main hall, they rest. As soon as he has the power, Enoch heals Skeeve.
Once rested, they take an inventory of the items recovered. Several Alidian rank insignia are on the table in the main hall, stripped of their silver and gold trim. The silver & gold are in a separate pile, along with bits removed from jewelery and teeth. Thordek takes these items to sell and divide the proceeds later.
Skeeve finds a mage’s guild certificate of membership made out to “Conjurer Vormoth”, good until 1505dy. Skeeve takes this. Being a self-taught wizard, he has never heard of the guild, but figures that being able to pass himslelf off as a member may come in handy.
Thu’fir finds the wizards staff and gives it to Skeeve. Amongst the other things until Skeeve can take a look at everything. Everyone regroups in the main room, bringing the kids in as well, except Thordek who has been checking all the rooms they had missed, gathering up all the things they find.
Thordek searches the workshop and finds a secret room that grants access to the second (northern) crossbow bolt device / trap.
Also in this room is a small wooden box with 800g worth of small gems, 500g, 2 potions of End Dreamless Sleep, and 1 cloak of absorb fire damage.
They decide when they leave they will burn the wizard in his lair. They fight about how to go about it. They eventually just leave him to rot in his workshop.
Everyone rests and wake up around 5 am. Enoch sets about healing everyone, and they decide to return to town.
Quakecon 2012 Annotated
An interesting but technically dense talk about gaming technology. I translate it for the non-coders.
Deus Ex and The Treachery of Labels
Deus Ex Mankind Divided was a clumsy, tone-deaf allegory that thought it was clever, and it managed to annoy people of all political stripes.
A video Let's Play series I collaborated on from 2009 to 2017.
The Gradient of Plot Holes
Most stories have plot holes. The failure isn't that they exist, it's when you notice them while immersed in the story.
Grand Theft Railroad
Grand Theft Auto is a lousy, cheating jerk of a game.