The Steading of the Hill Giant Chief – Game Session – 001

Game summary for June 21, 2012, Priscus Venatus campaign, G1: The Steading of the Hill Giant Chief adventure; present PCs included Ardel Blueback (dwarf fighter), Crularin Gellantara (druid), Drake Spellking (half-elf cleric/magic-user), and Emeran Galathar (elf fighter/magic-user) and present henchmen included Rowena Starblaze (magic-user).

The Swords of Greyhawk continued their travel over sea and river to the March of Sterich and the city of Istivin.  Within, they discovered giants were marauding and taking caravans and towns.  Several adventurers had already set out to kill the giants and failed.  Scouts had discovered the giants, led by Chief Nosnra, were holed up in the Jotun mountains.  The team agreed to seek the giants and return with the head of Nosnra and disperse the giants.

The group headed overland toward the mountains on horseback followed by Crularin in dog form.  Soon they discovered some ruins and went to investigate some burning blazers.  From beneath camouflaged pits, nearly half a dozen hill giants leapt up and attacked!  Ardel dove into action—face first into the ground tripping over his pony’s stirrups.  Crularin surrounded himself with a ringed wall of fire while Emeran unleashed a lightning bolt.  Drake, goaded by his giant-hating warhammer Whelm, launched headlong into the fray.  Rowena attempted to weaken a giant with ray of enfeeblement to no avail, and the party flesh golem, Frank, attacked.

Following the initial assault by the party, the giants responded, pounding the team with trunk-sized clubs.  The fighting was fierce, with Emeran forced into invisible retreat.  However, the team overcame and slaughtered the giants after several tense moments.

The team nursed their wounds and set out again toward the Jotun peaks.