Using his gnomish low-level eyesight in the dark, Piker Silentall notices something interesting beneath the tapestry Blackbird was just searching. He strides over to the tapestry and uses his low-level vision to examine the area again, vowing to offer Blackbird some of whatever he may or may not find there.
(OOC: Successful Action Piker, please add 0:05 min to Perception and to your Wisdom Ability Focus Times.)
"Say what you will my friend, I've searched that area and it's barren..." Blackbird calls to Piker as he begins to search the fallen tapestry. In moments, the small man has uncovered a large find! Below the tapestry sits a large Iron Chest. Lacking a proper lock, Piker assumed there was little value to the contents. However, he was quite surprised upon opening the chest to find 40 gold pieces and a Dwarven Waraxe +2.
Meanwhile, Blackbird was grasping the crossbeams of the wooden portcullis tightly. He bent his knees used all the strength available to him to lift the door. The door budged slightly, then clicked. Before Blackbird was able to react a small burst of air sent a sharp dart into his shoulder.
Dropping the crossbeams he cursed loudly and removed the dart. It's tip was coated with a mixture of his own blood and a thick black tar. The ancient remnants of some poison substance he imagined. Only time would tell how potent and effective the poison might still be, but Blackbird set to work rubbing his wound immediately.
(OOC: Failed Action Blackbird McAllister, Strength alone was not suitable to open the Wooden Portcullis. The door was trapped as well with poisoned darts and may still contain ammunition for anyone else attempting to tamper with the passageway. It is usually recommended that someone disable such devices if they are present. Also, as a result of the door not being open, you are not able to proceed with your move of 6 spaces.)
Meanwhile, having been startled by Blackbird's wounding, Morcant shifts his weight and his energy into the simple wooden door. Enough of his mass acts on the resting door to force it open. With such ease infact that Morcant almost stumbles and falls to the ground in the threshold.