Agitatus, lets out his breath in a rush, seeming genuinely fatigued, and then makes a hiccup as he shakes Bjorn's hand. "Aye lad, ye're welcome, have at it. Whew! I'm almost beat. Let's see if Maxi can manage one more spell, then I'll leave this death trap to the young ones."
Maxximianus growls under his breath and walks towards the stairs with Rhodri right behind. The remaining group follows down, those magi with their labs are too caught up in examining their wondrous new accomodations. On the lowest level, Rhodri selects the lab chamber and directs Merry to set up the book stand and set down the chest. Maxximianus sends his light into the chamber to get the full view of it and wastes no time, he starts casting the spell right away. Rhodri didn't give his Pater any instructions, the lab as created would be more than enough, and you remember him saying he wouldn't dare to presume to tell his Pater how to cast the spell. Maxximianus pours his considerable will and determination into his efforts, willing the lab and its effects into creation. After more than two hours of his casting the spell is completed.
After his chanting falls quiet and he lets his tired hands fall, the lab begins to take shape with far less of a production than his first casting. Instead of violent shaking and alarum, phantasms of delicate scroll work weave through the air itself, seeming to spell the names of the apparati in various tongues before the item appears and lays gently to rest on the stony floor or a shelf. The script work stays faintly imbedded in each item, giving factual and helpful information about each one. After a Diameter of this, the room goes still, the light from Maxximianus's spell playing eerily on the magical perfection that he has called into being.
Rhodri looks on in awe, a tear rolling down his cheek before he steps forward and grasps Maxximianus's hand and kisses it reverently. "Thank you my Master." he whispers as Maxximianus sighs from the exertion and turns to Agitatus. Agitatus looks into the room, taps the wall with his knuckle and nods. He turns to the old Bonisagus and gives an impressed smile.
"Aye...well done. Well done indeed." he says simply. Maxximianus's frail chest swells a bit and returns the nod. "Alright ye old bastard, let's go up top and get something to eat and drink. We've done our work for now I'd say." Maxximianus nods wearily, and perhaps for the first time it seems the two old wizards share a genuine friendship as the older Tytalus offers his hand to the smaller and younger Bonisagus and start heading up the stairs.
Full disclosure, after Maxximianus's embarassment on his first casting, he was determined to make a better showing on his next casting, plus it's for his most recent filius. He spent two Confidence points on the Finesse roll once he succeeded on the spell casting roll (both wizards are powerful enough where they can only either succeed on the casting of the spell or botch). This doesn't actually change anything with Rhodri's lab, but here is his Finesse roll:
He would have needed a truly phenomenal roll to affect even something like the Aesthetics total of the lab, and he didn't get it. Like I said, just offering full disclosure. I'll be opening a new OOC thread to cover events of Spring.