Classic Quest — Game Session — 008

Game summary for May 12, 2020, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Matius Lars (Human Fighter played by Chris Harmon), Riccon Guerrier (Human Fighter played by Peyton Harmon), and Timotei Kiraly (Human Fighter played by Preston Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons. This was a Roll20 session.

As dawn broke, the team could see the Wolfskull goblins leaving the battlefield, and the forest seemed serene and empty.  The team helped re-fortify the homestead and agreed to help Taras go after the lost horses.  The group took some provisions and headed out following the trail of the herd.  Before too long they noticed a trail of dire wolves following the horses.  After about half a day journey, they came to a clearing filled with slaughtered goblins, horses, and wolves.  Feasting on the corpses were six oil beetles!  The hungry vermin came charging across the field in search of fresh meat. 

A pitched battle soon ensued.  The beetles’ hard exoskeleton proved hard to penetrate, but the beetles had no problem biting the party.  When they bit, they spewed a blistering oil making it difficult to fight through the pain.  The team ran around the field firing arrows and trying to avoid the vermin.  However, Matius proved a bit too slow and died in the mandibles of a vicious insect.  As the last beetle was finally slain, a goblin dropped down out of a tree and tried to run away!