(OOC: Successful Action Morcant, please add 0:05 min to Diplomacy Skill and to your Charisma Ability Focus Times.)
Ptolmek Skarab shakes off visions of a memory he's become lost in and moves swiftly toward the noise in the next room. Taking notice of a nearby dire rat, Ptolmek swings his enchanted Steel Mace wide and smashes the tiny creature against the granite wall.
(OOC: Successful Attack Ptolmek Skarab! You've dealt 11 Damage to the dire rat at your feet. 11 = STR(10) + 0 Skill + Steel Mace(1) Please add 0:05 min to your Strength Ability Focus Time. You may visit a Tradesman in a town to improve your weapon in the future. But Focus Time is not attributed directly to weapons.)
After a few minutes of stupor, Piker hears the sound of combat from one of the adjourning chambers. He realizes that his comrades in adventure may need assistance. He grips his knife and dashes down the hall as quickly as he can, hoping he can get into the fray before anyone is seriously wounded.
Piker is followed closely by Sir Jaidev Kaul. Both enter the room a bit winded, but quickly gather around Blackbird, and the remaining dire rats.
Growing more wary upon seeing what lies beyond the door, Beltin readies his bow and fires off a series of shots towards the remaining rats in quick succession.
(OOC: Two Successful Attacks Beltin, both as follows: 8 = DEX(6)+0 Skill+Bow(1) and Arrow(1). Please add 0:10 min to your Dexterity Ability Focus Time. You have also killed two Dire Rats who's bodies remain behind on the cold stone floor.)
As the party assembles nearby and combines their efforts to clear the room of these dire rats, Blackbird McAllister quickly peers the other corners of the room for any more rats. Seeing none, he smoothly wraps his bow back onto his shoulder, and kneels down to inspect the nearby dire rat corpses.
(OOC: Successful Actions Blackbird. No specific skill or ability would have helped you in this simple search. But your inspection of the corpses did yield 40 gold coins total! Each of those dire rats had swallowed about 20 gold coins in it's lifetime.)
Deep in the vaults, down the darkened corridors, the echo of a dropped object carries through the stone archway south of the adventurers.