Eleventh Century Remnant wrote:
Woah. Simon, you may wish to reconsider- you got that post in while I was still typing this up.
That can actually count as Verone's turn at wielding the Sceptre of Mess-up; getting the person who is holding all of this in check to stop concentrating on that and doing something else would be an effective guarantee of marsupial- hood. Follow that plan and you're dead.
Larric is rather busy trying not to answer "ook," but assuming he hasn't yet been turned into a paramecium, and that it's actually possible for him to make the effort without severely compromising his defenses, he'll give it a go.
In that case, the odds are pretty good Larric will be too busy to try anything distracting. I.e., "it's not actually possible for him to make the effort without severely compromising his defenses."
Ever been carrying something heavy when someone asked you to do something else? Sure, maybe, you could
open that door for them by kicking it while both hands are full- that doesn't mean you're actually going to do it. Heck, I sometimes even have to postpone a conversation while handling a large weight, even if there's nothing wrong with my vocal chords, because my concentration is limited and I don't want to drop three cases of soda on my feet.
My problem is that on my end I don't have a clear picture of the mechanics, so I have to guess and make conditional statements based on "if possibles." How full are
Writing that, I found myself going:
"I would think
Larric's hands are full (so to speak), but I literally can not be sure, either in terms of the mechanics or in terms of what the man is really experiencing. So I will describe his actions if he can
do what Verone wants, with the qualifier that he might not be able to do it without getting himself killed."
So consider the act reconsidered, deconsidered, unconsidered, considered and thrown into the monkey-pen, whatever. Bad idea all around; Larric is not a powerful enough wizard to stand off this effect and blow holes in the walls at the same time.
Two further problems; you're in the keep. Thick walls, small windows, stone floors. Not going to be easy, and another floor above you- there's another layer of flagstones and a roof to get through.
Small windows- but are
there windows? We're looking at a piece of paper here, not a book- can he not simply fling that
through the window and up to a great height?