On this adventure, our heroes, currently three strong, will encounter dozens of trials that will test their strength, cunning, and friendship as they face an army of goblins.
If you'd like to join, there's still room for more in the party. Don't be shy to ask.
Our story begins in Elsir Vale, with our three heroes on the road to the town of Drellin’s Ferry. The three are seasoned adventurers, and exated heroes to boot. Having fought many battles together before, they are confident in their strength. Legend has it of a vast treasure in the Vault of Vraath Keep, hidden deep in the Witchwood; our heroes, have journeyed all this way to seize the vault for their own. Despite that, they all have their own motivations to travel to Drellin's Ferry: Sir Whiskers, a cunning and charismatic Tibbet Jester, is travelling to meet up with an old friend of his: Princess Princess Bagel Jennifurr Fluffykinz the fourth. He hasn't met his old friend since he was a kitten, and he's eager to meet with her again. She has arranged to meet up with him in Drellin's Ferry, and to accompany him on his adventure. Sir Brozal, a mighty Orc Crusader of Pelor, has received a mission from a high-ranking Cleric of his order has received a powerful vision of war descending on Elsir Vale under the banner of a clawed red hand, and has sent Brolaz to the far reaches of Elsir Vale to avert impending disaster... Brozal isn't exactly sure if the vision was real, or if his master just wanted to get rid of him for the year, but he never turns down a good crusade. Brother Chad, a wise and powerful Druid, has chosen to accompany his companions on their hunt for the lost treasure in the Witchwood. Sir Whiskers requested his aid because Chad is the most experienced woodsman he knows. Chad is wary of this region, for he's heard that it is ruled by a fierce and territorial Druid, but he embarks upon this jouney nonetheless, the secrets of the Witchwood too tempting to ignore. ...So tempting that he seems to have drifted off somewhere with his horse; probably fucking it again or something. Stupid hippie.
And so, let's begin: >The afternoon sun beats down on you; the air is hot and still. The sparsely settled lands of Elsir Vale are starting to grow monotonous, with a seemingly endless line of dusty flyspecks of towns. The town of Drellin’s Ferry lies a few miles ahead of you. It’s a settlement hard on the borders of the Witchwood, and the best place from which to begin exploring the nearby forest. This is the part where the players ask obvious questions that I thoughtlessly ignored in the first post, as well as implore about their surroundings.
Okay, after some confusion, you redirect your attack towards the guy who wasn't behind the wall. He takes the damage, and coughs blood. He responds by drawing his katana and slashing you, but it misses. It then takes a 5 foot step back and moves 20 feet east. The other two goblinoids have by-now clambered over the crumbling wall to avoid Chad's wall of smoke. From their elevated position, they fire black rays towards you. Only one hits. The other Goblin who took the potion earlier has travelled back across the hallway to shoot you in the back with his own ray.
As the rays hit you, you take 9 strength damage, the spells sapping your strength.
The remaining worg attacks Jorr's dog again, tearing into the prone canine. Jorr's dog yelps out in pain before going silent. Jorr REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEs a mighty REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE As he stabs into the beast with his dagger, and follows up with a punch to the monster's head. The worg collapses.
The last worg is able to stand, but in that moment succumbs to the flames.
>>135522 Two hobgoblin warriors a wall 40 feet away, zapping Brozal. One on the worthwest corner who just took a potion. The voice of a hobgoblin out of sight yelling something at Brozal. A wall of smoke blocking off half the room. Chad some 20 feet in front of you conjuring lightning. Bagel Beside you. Jorr near kneeling over his dying dog. Two dead goblins and two dead worgs behind you.
Behind you, to the south, is the gatehouse. In front of you leads further into the courtyard. There are rooms around the courtyard, and stairs to your left (being blocked off by a hobgoblin).
And darn it, I have to step out again for 30 mins... Sorry.
>>135523 Whiskers moves the necessary amount of steps to cast Glitterdust on the two veterans to stop their incessant zapping. Bagel, meanwhile, takes the tiny kitty's healing belt, going towards the dying dog in the hopes of either Jorr using it himself or applying it on the dog.
Brozal attacks the goblin at the bottom of the staircase with his trident, jabbing it through with seemingly renewed vigor. Translation: I’m using Mountain Hammer on the goblin at the bottom of the staircase to get him out of the way.
>>135539 Sweat and blood dribble out of the cracks and freshly made openings in Brolaz's banded mail as his legs tremble and the grip on his trident begins to slip. He slumps over- using his trident's polearm for support. "Fire is coming! It will swallow us all! Gaze into the incandescent inferno! Give yourself to it!"
>>135554 Jorr fires at the last archer, wounding it.
Leathery flapping resounds from the sky, and pic related
Rain of projectiles rain down from the tower and pierce into impaling her and dealing 36 piercing damage. She shrieks and writhes so hard that Chad with his 7 Dex slips off of her back. >>135554 That would have missed anyway.
I came to a realization that completely broke me last night, i was still reading the thread but i was really not in the mood to continue playing and i was going to post that i was going to give up this session but i felt like it was pointless to post anything so i didn't because i knew it would have disrupted our game, a lot of frustration was tormenting me yesterday. I'll see how i am feeling by the next weekend.
>>135588 >Gee, m8. Are you alright? Not sure at the moment. >I'm not one to judge. If you have something you want to talk about, or another concern, feel free to share it. It was a reevaluation of my experiences that caused my views to be shaken, i have not found what i wanted and was let down on dumb expectations, i won't go into detail. Thanks for asking.