PER: 1d100:  = 58 vs. 94% (+15% with hearing, +25% to ID friend or foe, strategic assessment, ID strengths and weaknesses of enemy; +10% to ID enemy in disguise, metamorphed, or shape-changed)
Military Fortification- 1d100:  = 91 , 1d100:  = 95 vs. 76%
To assess the bridges’ condition.
While the surroundings are no doubt very different than most of what Ronith knows, when he spots the road sign he realizes that they are getting close to home. With a surprising pang of homesickness, he also realizes that MercTown is beginning to feel like home. The feeling does little to improve Ronith’s mood during the journey, however. The devastation, the death- he sees it all on his scouting runs. Each sight breaks his heart just a little bit more- he knows that the Great Cataclysm is too big for him, and that he can’t save everyone. He knows that his primary responsibility is to his team, and to those that he can credibly save, but a voice in the back of his mind keeps growling at him. Reminding him that this is likely the Norse Ragnarok, that his sword and his strength could find no higher purpose than to serve the cause of life during this, its bleakest hour on this planet.
Ronith nods. ”Agreed. There are too many unknowns in this situation as it is. Everyone, keep your magic as a last resort.” What will we do if this does not work? The thought occurs to Ronith for the first time, and he sighs. Too many unknowns indeed.Grant Latham wrote: ↑Tue May 18, 2021 9:38 am"Like at St. Louis, we need to be careful with activating any magical items or casting any spells. I suspect as we get closer to Croftonland, I will not be able to safely cast magic at all. We will have to counter anything we find with brute force. I think we need to ask Ryver to leave the bowls somewhere in Paducah so that they don't interfere with our bowl and the bowl that is in the future."
Ronith removes his helmet, shakes his head, and offers the girl a comforting smile before replying. No- it will not make you sick. The energy itself will either not affect you, or it will benefit you a little. The problem is, it benefits many other things. Some of those things are not very nice, and they can at times be drawn to places like this. Best to give them a wide berth wherever possible, and to be ready for anything wherever not. Fortunately, we are ready for anything.” Ronith is dead serious as he says this last.
Ronith eyes the fallen bridge and quickly decides it is not worth risking a crossing. ”Everyone, take a quick break here. Keep your eyes out. I shall lead the scouts to the neighboring bridges to see if either will serve our needs.” And if not, what then? Abandon the vehicles and go the rest of the way on foot? Let us hope it does not come to that.” When the other scouts are ready, Ronith will divide them into two groups, and lead one towards whichever bridge is closer to the ley lines/magic zone. There, he will try to assess the bridge’s condition and weight limit, and if necessary fly to the other bridge close by to do the same there.