Under the stress of the acid, a couple of the stone statues begin to break down (#1 and #5). Malfunctioning, instead of spraying acid at you, they instead break apart and explode outward in a splash of acidic stone debris! Galad manages to get out of the danger zone just in time.
Tech: Nobody in the close burst 3 of those two statues. They will no longer get to attack you, but that area (noted on map) is now a hazardous, difficult terrain of acid-soaked rubble. Will cost two movement to pass through one of those squares (and may incur acid damage)!
The dwarf, Vondal, remembers his swimming training and swims with proficiency to the bottom of the acid pool. Quickly grabbing the key and bone scroll case, he begins his upward ascent.
Tech: 10 points acid damage, down to 14 hit points (bloodied). But, you have the key and scroll! You are still in the pool, will need another full round to get to the top (with good athletics rolls).
OOC: No other ill-wills befall you this round. I'll get updated map and vitals before end of day today. Then, I'm off on vacation! Due date for this post isn't until June 1, Noon CST.
10 Vondal (done)
== Start of Round 5
16 Acid-Spraying Statues (3)