Aphra had continued to marvel at the valuable ring as Voltarus inspected it. She awaited his appraisal as he examined it, but it did not come before Jaem and Pryde had gone down the ladder into sheer darkness. Pryde can see in the dark? She knew tieflings could. Is Jaem leading us into a trap? He seems very eager to move down into the darkness. Aphra looked to Voltarus and Rexus, wondering if they'd had any similar thought - yet their attitude toward Jaem had been nothing but trusting since they'd all met. Jaem certainly seemed to be fighting for their cause - against House Thrune. Yet tieflings were a tricky bunch. Every time she looked at Jaem and saw those horns, those eyes, that skin, that swishing tail, the terrors of nights growing up in the slums of Kintargo - in the form of Thrune's tiefling assassins - came to the forefront of Aphra's mind. Jaem would not strike while outnumbered, however. He would at least wait until he'd led them into a trap - likely in total darkness. Though she'd contain her suspicions - still, some skittered in the back of her mind - like the skittering she now heard down in the darkness.
Aphra stood at the top of the ladder. She let her sunrod fall from her hands, leaving it to clang onto the floor below, illuminating the scene to her eyes. She scooted down the ladder next after Pryde, no weapon drawn, reaching the floor and taking a defensive stance against the surrounding skittering. It stank down here, but no worse than the slums.
free let sunrod drop down there.
move down the ladder
standard total defense (+4 dodge bonus to AC)
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The Red Condor shrieked at Sir Darvig in full wrath. Wings flapped storms of fire across the sky. "The Mage-God grows in power swifter than it appears to Paladine. This I know. A warning," Sargonnas told Darvigl, "for you to give to Paladine in your prayers."
“I will,” Darvig uttered.