Classic Quest — Game Session — 014

Game summary for June 23, 2020, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Darados (Elf played by Casey Scruggs), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Goorin Bibs (Halfling played by Chris Harmon), Joseph Joestar (Human Thief played by Andrew Renfrow), 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.

The team set out down an unexplored hallway and could hear rats in the distance.  They found a large room with multiple doors.  Exploring through one, they came across a gibbet with a human skeleton within.  As they approached, it animated and reached for them!  The group slowly backed away.

Up another hallway, the found a dead human hanging from a chain and covered in maggots.  They took the man down and laid him to rest in the cave.  They then found a door barricaded by a table anchored by iron spikes.  They decided it must be holding something in, so they left it for now.  In another room, they found an iron chisel and a corridor bricked up with nice bricks but crude bricklaying work. 

The team circled around down another hallway and found themselves back in a large room and discovered the rest of the rats they had driven off.  They engaged the rodents and finished them off.  Garadal found an odd clay tablet with undecipherable writing and a picture.  The group figured it out it was a map pointing to something in a fairly nearby lake. 

They then backtracked to a large iron-bound oaken door they had passed earlier.  Jojo was able to pick the lock.  On the other side was a pack of starving giant shrews!  The vicious creatures charged forth and tore into the party.  The team suffered severe injuries, and Darados led the retreat toward the exit!  The group managed to slay four of the six giant shrews as they fell back, but Goorin went down under their gnashing teeth and died a quick and horrific death.  The last two shrews let the party flee as they feasted on Goorin’s remains.  The rest of the party regrouped at the entrance to the lair.