Classic Quest — Game Session — 057

Game summary for October 5, 2021, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Katarina Magdanov (Magic-User played by Casey Scruggs), Koehan Rumisar (Elf played by Peyton Harmon), Levi Ackerman (Thief played by Andrew Renfrow), and Valor Eagleclaw (Fighter played by Preston Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The team ran after the rat-faced man and chased him into a dead-end alley, but he was not there!  Levi used his larcenous eye to realize there was an easy way to use the various debris as a stairway up and over the wall, so he led the team across.  On the other, they could see the man fleeing into a warehouse, and they took up chase.  He fled through the warehouse and into another street.  He ran down a riverside street in full flight toward Northbridge.  The team finally caught up and Katarina tripped him up on the bridge.  They then hog-tied him and carried him across back to the main city.  Unfortunately, they very carefully tied him but did not gag him.  When a patrol came around the corner, he screamed bloody murder.

After being taken to the nearest guard station under suspicion of assault and kidnapping, the team was separated and put in holding.  A few hours later, Sgt. Arthol arrived and had them quietly released.  He tipped them off that the man was going to be released soon too, so the group went back to the tavern while Levi hung back and tailed the man to a house on Fogor Isle.  He crouched outside an open window and watched him talk to a woman removing some make-up and revealing herself to be much younger than she appeared.  The man called her Mafka.  He told her the party had been arrested for kidnapping him and was likely to be prosecuted.  With them in custody, she called off a planned ambush.  She told the man Golthar already had the map because the team fell for their ruse and handed the map directly to the Iron Ring by giving it to Fitel Cocos. 

Levi went back to the Hook and Hatchet to deliver the terrible news.  Realizing they had been duped but not able to set out without their guide for several more hours, they rushed over to the Crossed Swords to see if Golthar happened to be there.  Levi could hear something in the basement.  The team moved into the building, the floor creaking with every step.  They heard creaking coming from the kitchen.  Katarina planned to cast wizard lock on the door if it was an ambush.  Levi peaked through the keyhole and saw an eye peaking back at him!

A reeking troll burst through the door and attacked!  Katarina was mauled while Levi fled up the stairs and the team scattered.  The team made it out the front door where Kalani cast cure light wounds on Katarina.  Meanwhile, Levi nimbly climbed out a second-floor window down to the street.  The team then ran at full speed toward the bridge with the troll in hot pursuit.  It stopped to eat an inebriated man in an alley allowing the team to outpace it and retreat back to the Hook and Hatchet!