My online group and I were able to play for the first time in a month (Gen Con and a busy schedule pushed back our gaming schedule).
After Liam’s death in the first session, the group decided to explore the barrowmounds instead of the dungeon proper. Let’s see how that worked out for them…
- John- Half-demon Paladin (follower of Sylvanus)- level 2
- Liam- Half-orc Cleric/Ranger (follower of Sylvanus)- level 1
- Chad- Halfling Thief- level 2
- Nate- Human Warlock- level 1
- Omar- Human Paladin (follower of Sylvanus)
- Gene- Dwarf Warrior
- Fletch- Gnome Druid
Liam, John, and Chad decided to all carouse. Nate wasn’t online yet. Chad got drunk and insulted the Sheriff of Helix and ended up spending the night in the drunk tank. John just got drunk, but had a damned good time! Liam got drunk and was mugged, losing several of this things and ended up 600 gp in debt to the local loan shark. Good times.
The group didn’t need to restock and decided to head to the mounds (and forgot to nab some hirelings- ouch).
I described the mounds in terms of their positions on a clock, then allowed the players to wander wherever they wanted.
Barrowmound 9- Mound sealed. Broke through with sledgehammers, did not attract trouble. Inside were four sarcophaguses. Fought six large centipedes. Chad knocked unconscious, survived. Found treasure in crypt.
Barrowmound 18- Mound previously plundered. Knee deep fetid water. Attacked by two large toads. Nate knocked unconscious, survived. Found a dead body and a little bit of loot.
Barrowmound 19- Mound sealed. Broke through with sledgehammers, attracted three zombies. Fought zombies. Inside mound was larger than any previous, with several rooms. Discovered a pit trap. Chad and Liam fell in. Chad was killed by Yellow Mold (critically failed Con save), Liam survived (but lost all his leather and wooden items). Next room there were statutes of an Elf fighting three lizard-men. Elf was holding a glowing sword. John took the sword and the lizard-men attacked. Nate was killed. Group escaped and fled back to Helix.
- Sword identified as Long Sword of Continual Light (made of silver).
After returning to Helix the treasure and XP was divied up by Liam and John. Chad made a Half-elf Druid and Nate made a human Thief/Warlock (he wanted to give Warlock another go).
Liam- Elf Wizard (1st level)
Stan Human Torch Boy (Hireling)
Jamie- Halfling Paladin (1st level)
Nate- Human Warlock (1st level)
Chad- Halfling Thief (2nd level)