lights & caves

A small thing about Lance and the Blue Lion:

Blue encountered the team first and thus could have had her pick of any of them had she wanted. While three of the five Lions place glyphs to lead their paladin to them, Green takes a ‘trail of breadcrumbs’ approach while Yellow has only a few marks, but with precise instructions. Blue, however, fills the entire cave, lights them up, and then personally breaks the floor in easily the largest show of activity, and as soon as Lance is in her cavern he starts talking about how he feels like she’s staring at him.

Blue not only chose Lance, he was her first choice, and she was very excited about him. Given Keith had been there before to photograph the markings and probably spent a lot of time in that cave, Blue repeatedly passed up Keith- who is the person that Iverson told Lance he was the subpar replacement of. 

This is reinforced in Blue’s cavern, when Keith specifically replies negative to Lance’s “Does anyone else feel like this thing is staring at them” and Keith touches Blue’s barrier to no effect.

A sentient being has been stuck in a cave for a very long time, and rather than take the first opportunity to get out of there, she chose to wait for Lance. It’s unclear if she specifically knew Lance was out there, or if she was just immediately charmed by him as soon as he showed up.

So basically if Blue was human and the kind of person to carry a wallet there would probably be a picture of Lance in it and everyone she talked to for more than five seconds would see it.

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An Ice Cave inside Iceland’s Vatnajokull Glacier

Like Trying to Use Light to Incapacitate Cave Fish
  • Griffin: Just as the sky begins to darken and the sun and the moon, the real moon. Not the moon that you are on. The actual main real moon for this planet. Just as these two heavenly bodies align in the sky you are blasted by this deafening shriek that immediately incapacitates everyone around you. Everyone around you just sort of falls to the ground, limp. And the sky has turned pitch black.
  • Travis: Did the sun and the moon run into each other?
  • Griffin: No, you see just the faintest outline of the sun and a great black circle in the sky where the eclipse has taken place but you're blasted by the supersonic noise. And I'm gonna need all of you guys to make a constitution saving throw to see if you can sort of withstand this sonic blast.
  • Travis: I rolled an 18. Well I rolled a 13 and my constitution modifier is 5.
  • Griffin: WHAT?!
  • Justin: 17 for me.
  • Travis: Yeah, as a fighter you get +2 to strength saving throws and constitution saving throws.
  • Griffin: OH ok ok. And sorry what was it juice?
  • Justin: 17.
  • Griffin: 17. And you Merle?
  • Clint: I rolled a 20 +2 for constitution.
  • Griffin: DAMN y'all save the SHIT out of that roll.
  • Travis: Well we don't listen very well.
  • Griffin: That is a good point.