Classic Quest — Game Session — 069

Game summary for January 4, 2022, Classic Quest campaign, Dungeons & Dragons BECMI / RC Edition, for Phoenix Gaming Club. Session included: Arminious Ironkeep (Human Cleric played by Chris Harmon), Garadal Davster (Halfling played by Parker Harmon), Katarina Magdanov (Human Magic-User played by Casey Scruggs), Koehan Rumisar (Elf played by Peyton Harmon), and Valor Eagleclaw (Human Fighter played by Preston Harmon). Game Master for this session was Charles Plemons.

The group headed north from the village and found a decrepit bridge over the river.  They crossed carefully, and after they passed the middle section collapsed into the waters.  They continued along the road and found another shrine, but this one was not as damaged as the others.  Beyond, the road continued into the forest but was fairly overgrown.  A few miles into the forest, they started noticing wasps.  Lots of wasps.  The further they traveled, the more wasps buzzed around, and the insects seemed to be getting annoyed by their presence.  After discussing awhile, the left the forest and returned to the bridge.  Koehan cast a web spell to try and plug the gap in the bridge, and it held well enough for them to pass. 

Taking the southern route, they came upon a fountain.  It was no longer functional, but there was still stagnant water standing in the basin.  A few mosquitoes buzzed about while the team examined some fresh lizard footprints on the ground. 

The team traveled along the road for some time before coming across a damaged shrine right as dusk settled.  Koehan located a small but defensible bluff to make camp.  As night began to settle in, the team could hear a loud cry or howl off in the distance.  Soon after, an answering call rang from deeper in the valley.  Neither Koehan nor Arminious knew what kind of animal or creature could make such a sound but knew it had to be very loud to be heard so far away. 

After night blanketed the valley in darkness, only Koehan could really see.  In the distance, he could make out movement around the shrine, so he went scouting.  He discovered several undead Hutaakans performing some kind of ceremony.  He watched a while before returning to tell the team. 

The next day, they set out further down the road and could see a large lake in the distance to the northwest.  Off in the distance, they could hear the same howls as the night before.  The party turned and followed the southwestern road running alongside a river.  Before long, they came across a small village.  Inside they discovered a small church or temple.  Inside, it had been ransacked, but seven undead Hutaakans stood milling about in the back!  The creatures did not move to bother the party or react in any way, so the group closed the doors and left. 

After searching the village and finding nothing else of real interest, they went across the bridge over the nearby river.