The ghost of Waldo the Carpathian
|The ghost of Waldo the Carpathian|
|Locations||The Haunted Gallery|
There's a portrait hanging in the Gallery that you don't remember seeing before. It depicts a stern and glowering hawk-nosed man wearing a steel breastplate. His armor is expensive and regal-looking, with florid engravings and inlays, but covered with dents and scars, and blackened from fire.
Looking past the nobleman, you note that the background of the painting appears to be a blasted and twisted hellscape. Burning skulls are piled high on the rocky ground among staked and crucified bodies, and the sky is black with clouds of smoke, underlit red from the fires.
You hear a noise like someone clearing their throat. Your gaze snaps back to the soldier's face; something is different. His eyes are narrowed, and his lip curls into a snarl.
"It is impolite to stare," he growls, and reaches out an arm to grab you by the throat.
He grabs your neck with a burning-hot gauntlet, and punches you in the face with another burning-hot gauntlet. Eek! Ugh! Ooh! Argh! Argh! (hot damage)
He reaches out of his painting/window/portal/whatever and punches you with a red-hot steel gauntlet. Ouch! Ooh! Oof! Ooh! Oof! (hot damage)
He draws a flaming sword from below the frame, and slashes you with it before you can leap back. Eek! Argh! Eek! Ooh! Ouch! (hot damage)
"I will escape this hell and rule once more!" he shouts, and blasts you with a gout of fire from his hands. (CRITICAL HIT!) Oof! (hot damage)
He tries to grab you, but is hampered by the edge of his weird framed window.
He tries to punch you, but you step to one side and he can't get at you around the corner of his portrait.
He tries to stab you with a flaming sword, but you leap backwards out of his reach.
He rants something or other about escaping from whereever he is. You aren't really listening. (FUMBLE!)
|You acquire 3-5 psychokinetic energy blobs (100% chance)*|
Only if killed with Trap Ghost:
|You acquire an item: Carpathian longsword (100% chance)*|
|You gain ? <substat>.|
Occurs at The Haunted Gallery, after being informed about paranormal activity.