Classic Quest — Game Session — 059

Game summary for October 19, 2021, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Arminious Ironkeep (Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), 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 closed ranks around their injured and prepared to resist the ghouls.  Arminious stepped forward and presented his holy symbol and channeled the might of his deities.  The power flowed through, and the ghouls were turned by his spiritual might!  The beasts fled off into the fog, and the team rushed off into the mist to try and put distance behind them.  Within moments, they could hear footsteps dogging their tail and gnolls barking back and forth with one another.  The gnolls spread out and started flanking the team.  The group realized the danger and decided they needed to get their backs to the river, so they darted back the way they came which confused the gnolls for a moment. 

The party lined up along the river and prepared to defend.  The gnolls closed in hurling spears and a shaman came in casting spells!  She cast hold person and paralyzed lots of party members!  Not to be outdone, Arminious cast his own hold person and paralyzed the bulk of the gnolls.  The shaman then cast darkness centered on the party and used it as cover to flee.  The team shoved the paralyzed gnolls into the river and threw their own helpless allies over their shoulders and sped along the riverbank. 

As the fog lifted, the team could see a war party of gnolls gathering behind them a couple miles away and in steady pursuit.  There was also another much larger creature with them carrying a small tree as a club.  They surmised it to be either an ogre or giant.  After debating they decided there must be a worse threat up ahead or the gnolls would go ahead and close in.  They decided to change course and head into the mountains and try to lose the gnolls.  They broke to the side and climbed into the wooded mountain range. 

As darkness fell, a pair of glowing-eyed dogs emerged from the darkness.  As they charged, flames rolled from their mouths and the beasts began to smoke and flame as they closed in.  The team’s melee fighters moved forward to intercept, and the monsters breathed flames on them and then ran around them into the back flanks!  The group then spent several moments chasing the canines back and forth as they breathed fire over and over.  The party was severely injured but was able to bring down the hellhounds!