[Runequest] [RQIII]Gorgon

Styopa styopa1 at gmail.com
Tue Jun 4 04:18:53 EST 2013

Personally, I'd rule no, dismiss magic doesn't work as the magic is
"over"...the transformation has taken place, and the character's not in
suspended animation or anything, they ARE a statue.

Sometimes characters just die.

On Mon, Jun 3, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Tony Den <postmaster at runequest.za.org>wrote:

> Hi all.
> This has no doubt been discussed before. Can a gorgons petrification
> effect be reversed via dismiss magic (sorcery)? The description of monster
> does say stuff like counter magic and shield spells are usless against its
> vile gaze, but it doesn't explain what thereafter. Up to the GM for sure I
> am thinking.
> Some background, I had the lads descend below a temple having been warned
> by the demigod whose temple it was there may be a grave price to pay. They
> nipped down and I had a gordgon awaiting, like Clash of the Titans. Alas
> they weren't forewarned about mirrors and aren't munchkin D&D types who
> carry that kind of gear around. Anyhow after some hard fighting and some
> decent POW x 5 roles eventually one of the characters critical to the plut
> succumbed. I played it a bit saying the affect was slow and he could sense
> what was happening etc.
> They sent for a sorcerer with a dismiss magic and I gave her one chance,
> she failed. The lads eventually reckoned moving the statue to the grove of
> trees outside the temple and making it into a wee shrine may be the best
> they could do....
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