Keep on the Borderlands – Game Session – 018

Game summary for January 12, 2012, In Search of Adventure campaign, Keep on the Borderlands adventure; present characters included Dinendel Telemnar (elf swordmaster-conjurer), Nicholae Dragos (cleric vicar), and Theobald Goblinbane (dwarf swordmaster).

After 24 hours of preparatory madness, the Castellan mustered half his forces, 76 fighting men, and sent them to battle the orcs and undead.  The team worked hard to inspire the troops, discuss tactics, and get ready for the fight to come.  The troops marched to the Caves of Chaos and engaged the massed orcs, skeletons, and zombies!  The fighting was brutal and went on for three days before the army of men proved victorious!  As the sun went down, only the evil priests of Chaos remained and engaged the party in melee.

The high priest coiled his snake staff around Legend trapping him!  The adepts pounded maces against shield and plate but found the party’s defenses solid.  A few blows landed, but the team proved more deadly.  In moments, one adept lay dead but Legend and Nicholae were both badly injured.  Theobald impaled the high priest with a spear-led charge, changing the course of the battle!  Legend got loose of the snake and struck down another adept while Nicholae hammered down the third.

Cheers erupted from the army of men as the last agent of Chaos collapsed on the ground!  The forces of men collected their dead and wounded while the team moved through the now empty orc and cultist caves searching for treasure.  They emerged with thousands of coins worth of gold and magic.

After discussing their knowledge of the caves of Chaos, they deduced only the gnoll tribe remains.  They decided they would eliminate the gnolls before moving on so that the caves would be completely cleared and conquered!

The above summary is for a game session of Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC edition played by the Phoenix Gaming Club.

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