Friday, May 6, 2011

The Aldelle Group – Session 25 – Dragons and Goblins and Drow - oh my!

This session happened Tuesday, May 3, 2011. This campaign used the Dyson’s Delve dungeon pages on A Character for Every Game as a starting point, but has now moved on to new material from the DM-in-training. I heartily recommend Dyson's Delve as a beginning adventure and his blog as good reading.

Adventuring Group:
Harkaitz of the Red Soul (male human cleric of Ra)
Wednesday (female elf rogue)
Tre-ba Bel a sheer (female elf alchemist)
Luna (female elf sorcerer)
Frankie Hu, Master of the Distracting Fist (male dwarf monk)

Evening, April 13, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, His light brings mercy.

Our questioning of the drow captive was less than stellar. He is a low level minion who does what he’s told and doesn’t know much otherwise. We have decided to march him to Ttaeladra (finally got a straight answer out of the elves as to the name of the city – getting them to spell it was another thing) and let the elves deal with him.

Time to get some sleep. We pack out for Ttaeladra in the morning.

Noon, April 14, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, may He watch after friends on different paths.

This morning was busy, starting with a pre-dawn attack by three shambling mounds. These mindless beasts were difficult to combat as they are resistant to fire-based attacks, attacks Luna and I specialize in. Frankie and Aziz took a great deal of constricting damage from the mounds before we defeated them, enogh so that Aziz and I expended most of our healing capabilities bringing the two of them back to full health. [Several rolls well below average necessitated a greater number of uses of lay on hands and channel positive energy than normal.]

As we finished packing up our camp, Sahar announced she had to leave to take care of personal business back in Terranor (or its remains). We wish her the best.

On the trip so far, we have avoided a large pack of wolves and hid from a dragon flying overhead.

Breaks over, time to get back to hiking.

Evening, April 14, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, His light blinds Evil.

As we were making camp, we discovered a nearby camp of an old enemy – goblins. It was time for the re-appearance of Super Rat! Half our group quietly moved up on the left while I held position on the right. Once we were in position, I initiated the combat by dropping a fireball on the entire goblin camp. The rest of my companions then moved in and cleaned up. A small handful of goblins fled and we let them go. After investigating the remains of their camp, we marked the bodies with the logo of Super Rat.

Time for watch.

Noon, April 15, Year of the Earth Rabbit
Praise Ra, He watches over us, even at night.

During second watch, another dragon (or possibly the same one) flew past the camp, but, as we took pains to conceal our camp, it apparently took no notice of us. This forest is lousy with dragons – the elves really ought to do something about that.

We are now within sight of the elven city of Ttaeladra (assuming you climb a tree and get above the forest canopy). Another hour or so of marching should get us to the city gates. I’m looking forward to sleeping in a bed again and Short John would like to restock some of the more perishable foodstuffs we have used up. I am not certain what to expect from an elven city – I have never been in one before.

Breaks over. Time to verify the prisoner is still secure and to ask Ferahal if there are any customs we will need to observe or not break. Should give us something to talk about over the next hour.

*End of Session*

[Sahar's player has left the group for personal reasons.  We don't know exactly for how long or if it is permanent, but we still wish her the best all the same.

Saturday, May 21, we have decided to do an all day gaming session.  This was suggested by one of the newer players who thought it would be an interesting thing to do.  I'm looking forward to it for two reasons - we can advance what we are doing equal to two or three regular sessions, plus 9th level is a long way away XP wise and this will let us achieve that faster.  I have plans for Aziz that require Harkaitz make 9th level.  I plan on Aziz taking Leadership, so Harkaitz's cohort will have a cohort.  I'm contemplating an Oracle to follow in theme, plus I'm interested in seeing an oracle in play. 

Harkaitz will be picking up the followers he is entitled to in the elven city, either human refugees from Terranor or some elves/half-elves, perhaps both.  These will be mostly guards for the camp so Short John is safe while the rest of us go explore whatever site we are at.  Depending upon how the campaign goes, Harkaitz might establish a temple in the future, possibly in the ruins of Terranor if we stop the infernal invasion.]

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