Classic Quest — Game Session — 036

Game summary for March 23, 2021, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Bathory Battleblade (Dwarf played by Preston Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Katarina Magdanov (Magic-User played by Casey Scruggs), Koehan Rumisar (Elf played by Peyton Harmon), and Lodi Shatterhelm (Dwarf-Cleric played by Chris Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons. This was a Roll20 session.

The group purchased passage on a barge heading back up the Volaga River toward the moorlands.  The debarked and found a campsite.  For three nights in a row, Katarina stood on one leg at midnight and whistled into the night.  On the third night, a half-horse half-man creature approached out of the darkness!  He spoke to the team and agreed to reveal the location of the Xitaqa ruins in exchange for two things.  One, the team must release their horses within the next 25 days.  Two, the team must bring him the heads of two werewolves in the region that keep killing his horses.  He marked the wolf den on the map, and the team set out to hunt them.

The team found the wolf lair right where the horse man directed them, and the climbed up over the cave entrance after watching the werewolves leave to hunt.  Up in the clearing above they were attacked by five angry wolves!  Several of the team were injured, but they defeated the wolves fairly quickly.  Overhead, they could see a canine-headed statue on a ridge. 

Classic Quest — Game Session — 035

Game summary for March 16, 2021, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Bathory Battleblade (Dwarf played by Preston Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Gordi Alebarrell (Dwarf played by Andrew Renfrow), Katarina Magdanov (Magic-User played by Casey Scruggs), Koehan Rumisar (Elf played by Peyton Harmon), and Lodi Shatterhelm (Dwarf-Cleric played by Chris Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons. This was a Roll20 session.

The Hounds of the Iron Ring surged into the rooms and attacked the party in their beds!  Several of the team were badly stabbed before rallying to the defense.  Unarmored, the team was desperate to put down the enemies quickly.  A few early lucky shots broke the frontline assault and sent one of the assailants fleeing into the hallway.  Axes, blades, and arrows flew about and the team overwhelmed the Iron Ring! 

Soon there was one man remaining, and Katarina sang him a very convincing song about dropping his weapons.  So, he did.  He then decided outnumbered 6-to-1 with his friends all dead around him, it was worth jumping out the second story window to safety.  Unfortunately, he landed on his head and died. 

The team started putting on their armor, and a scream arose from outside.  Someone found the body!  Within moments, the constables arrived, and Katarina began speaking with them.  Soon an investigator arrived and took the party to a room one at a time to interrogate them.  Their stories matched pretty closely, and they could not dispute it appeared the party acted in self-defense.  The investigator declared he would not charge the party but would escort them to the city gates and warned them not to let him catch them back in town. 

After some discussion, the team decided to go along peacefully.

Classic Quest — Game Session — 034

Game summary for March 2, 2021, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Bathory Battleblade (Dwarf played by Preston Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Gordi Alebarrell (Dwarf played by Andrew Renfrow), Koehan Rumisar (Elf played by Peyton Harmon), and Lodi Shatterhelm (Dwarf-Cleric played by Chris Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons. This was a Roll20 session.

The team ransacked the goblin lair and discovered a secret door hiding a locked chest.  Within was a fortune in gold and gems!  The team then left the lair and found a secure campsite out in the woods where they nursed their wounds for several days.  They asked the old woman they rescued, Babushka, about what she learned while captive by the goblins.  She told them about other prisons, including a man named Stephan!  They were taken days ago to the ruins of Xitaqa by the hobgoblin Vlack.  The goblins believed “Ole’ Skinny-Legs” would be able to better interrogate the prisons and find the location of the “great map” for which they are looking. 

The group returned to Sukiskyn, and the homesteaders agreed to take in Babushka.  The party asked the homesteaders if they knew the location of Xitaqa, and Kuzma told them they should ask the old “horse-man” of the moors.  The other homesteaders snickered at this, but she insisted he was old enough to know about the ruins.  She told them they could summon the horse-man by going to the moors and whistling at midnight for three nights in a row while standing on one foot.  The team decided to instead seek answers elsewhere and had the idea of going to see if there is a library or such in the city of Kelvin.  The team rested and saddled up to head there.  After a few days, the came to the great gates!

The team was allowed in after being warned that mage spells are strictly forbidden within the city at all times.  The went back to the Writhing Serpent tavern where their adventures all began.  They began asking all the locals about Xitaqa and the Iron Ring and got no answers.  However, they noticed a shady character (the waitress called him Rogo) slip out after eyeing the party for a while.  The group rented rooms, and in the middle of the night members of the Iron Ring burst in and attacked!