Flooded Mine Shaft

Image

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Encounter Conditions

scuffed mining helmet - see page for details

Initial Text

Hmmm. This section of tunnel is either filling with water very fast or you tunneled it out without noticing you were waist-deep in water.

Assuming there aren't crocodiles down here or something, it seems pretty peaceful. The water's even… well, not warm, but not absolutely freezing.

Summary of Choices

  1. Dive in -
  2. Watch the water -
  3. Go fishing -
  4. Ignore it -

Choice Text and Results

Dive in

You dive in and swim around some. It's less cold than you were expecting… pretty nice, actually, all told.

After a few laps you get out and dry yourself off.

You've earned 4 XP in Reflexes

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

Or, with 3 (?) Diving Ability

You dive in and swim around some. It's less cold than you were expecting… pretty nice, actually, all told.

Your gear is kind of overkill, you could probably swim in Lake Metroplex or even the ocean in it, but it leaves you unhindered enough to get a good workout and explore the various nooks and crannies you don't remember digging.

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

Watch the water

You kick back at the water's edge and wait patiently for something interesting to happen.

Eventually you wise up and write the whole thing off as a meditative experience.

You've earned 4 XP in Perception

You've earned 4 XP in Will

Go fishing

with no fishing pole or glass salamander

You wait patiently until the fish accept your hand as a feature of the landscape, then slam it shut around them. Ha!

Drat, still too slow!

You've earned 4 XP in Reflexes

You've earned 4 XP in Will

with no fishing pole and a glass salamander equipped (sometimes)

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You wait patiently until the fish accept your hand as a feature of the landscape, then slam it shut around them. Ha!

Hey! You got one! Admittedly, it seems more interested in the sculpture you're carrying. Yeah, the way it's crawling into the sculpture, all twitching limbs and thrashing tail, crashes your momentary elation.

You learned a new Technique: Pale Summons

With a fishing pole equipped

You cast your line into the standing water. It seems pretty unlikely there are fish down here, but it's not like it's a lake of fire or something.

You found: Two of fungal tendrils, eyeless fish, cave salamander

With a fishing pole and a Chance of Deep Fishing

You cast your line into the standing water. It seems pretty unlikely there are fish down here, but it's not like it's a lake of fire or something.

Wow, you snagged something heavy. It's quite a workout just hauling it up.

Whew. Calling what you hauled up a rock is a disservice. It's more of a boulder. But the way the tunnel is filling up with water faster definitely implies you should be going.

You've earned 5 XP in Strength
Or

You haul up a surprisingly new looking manhole cover. It's filthy, of course, but seems to be relatively intact.

You found: manhole cover

You've earned 4 XP in Strength

Ignore it

Something

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