Reign of Winter — Game Session — 004

Game summary for September 27, 2016, Reign of Winter campaign, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Kenwrec Battleglaive (Dwarf Slayer played by Peyton Harmon), Magnus Erlingsson (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), and Tiswichtt (Orc Witch played by Casey Scruggs). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team got up and packed their pavilion.  Heading out into the woods, they came across a frozen body lying partially buried in the snow.  They found it appeared to have been flash frozen.  The team recovered several items and some coins.  On the hilt of the dagger they found the name “Dansby.”

The group continued through the forest and discovered a line of hoof prints which they tracked through the snow.  Eventually they heard arguing and found three men standing by a trio of horses.  The men argued over a pouch and who would get the larger shares.  The team listened and heard them talking about someone named Rokhar and raiding a caravan.  Eventually the argument broke up, and one man went to the horses and another to relieve himself by a tree.  The group ambushed the team at that moment!  Kenwrec ran from the cover of the trees and hurled a dagger into the back of the occupied man.  Tiswichtt hurried out behind the dwarf and cast chill touch on the surprised man, freezing him to death.

Magnus charged out of hiding, and in a booming voice demanded the remaining two men surrender.  The one by the horses leapt upon his steed, but Magnus’ sword met him in the air and sliced across his throat.  The man fell to the ground and died from the grievous wound.  The remaining man lost his nerve and tried to flee through the snow.  Kenwrec and Tiswichtt, wearing snowshoes, pursued quickly!  The orc witch was able to bash the fleeing man across the back of the head with the flat of her axe, knocking him unconscious.

The team spent time interrogating the man and learned he is a bandit working for a man named Rokhar who is holed up in a lodge in the woods.  Rokhar had kidnapped a woman and was holding her hostage.  The man said about a dozen men were with Rokhar, and he even gave them the gang’s safe passphrase, “We’ve come to join the party.”  The team ended up letting the man go free as they got on the horses and rode off to the lodge.

The group spied on the lodge for a while and eventually decided to approach under the guise of looking for work as bandits.  One of their horses tripped a wire that caused a crossbow to fire into Kenwrec’s arm and sound a crude alarm.  Bandits poured out of the lodge and aimed bows at the team.  Parley ensued, and Magnus uttered the passphrase.  The man barking orders sneered and yelled, “Hear that, boys?  They’ve come to join the party.  Kill them!”