Friday, January 14, 2022

Greyhawk campaign update

Campaign continues with the addition of a new player character, Meriven Davers. She is a Patriarch of St. Cuthbert and also a veteran from the Temple of Elemental Evil in another campaign. Meriven is from Verbobonc and was assessing the situation on the Wild Coast when the party arrived to Narwell, travelling from Safeton on their way to their possessions in Hommlet, Nulb, Twilight Falls and Sobanwych.

I am running "Lord of the Scarlet Tide" from Dungeon Magazine #85 by James Jacobs. Even though it's an adventure for 3e, I'm using it anyway with a few alterations for 1e. I wanted to introduce the Underdark and its inhabitants (kuo-toa, drow, mind flayers and deep gnomes to name a few) to the players as a foreshadow of what's coming next. 

The party have managed to reach an abandoned kuo-toa city and must now retrieve a powerful item from a temple dedicated to Bilbdoolpoolp to put an end to the deadly red tide that's affecting the town of Narwell. 



Saturday, December 11, 2021

Rionna


This character was created for another of Aron Clark's D&D Holmes games. This time he ran the adventure "The Black Tower" (1981) by Midkemia Press. Rionna is a thief and the rest of the party members are:

Ademor the Minotaur (Justin)
Bel-Shaar, cleric of Set (Nick)
Chet the Wizard (Brian)
Balthos (Peter)
Melisar (Aaron)
S 10, I 15, W 9, D 17, C 17, Ch 8
 

 



 

Friday, December 10, 2021

Ekhard the Faceless

This character was created for one of Aron Clark's D&D Holmes games. He has been exploring the mega dungeon of  "Morthimion" by Gabor Lux. Ekhart is a  human cleric of Phieran the Broken (god of suffering) and henchmen of Shawn. The rest of the party members are:

Shawn, male human magic-user 
Rakol, male human fighter
Crystal, female human magic-user (Rakol's henchmen)
Kolbrand, male human thief (Rakol's henchmen)
Tark, dwarf fighter
Chunn, male fighter/thief (Tark's henchmen)
Modicum, male elf
Boraks, male human fighter (Modicum's henchmen)

He has been disfigured by fire and was saved by Shawn.

S 10, I 7, W 15, D 9, C 15, Ch 3 

Thursday, December 09, 2021

Shawn Guardian of the Black Flame

 

This character was created for one of Aron Clark's D&D Holmes games. He has been exploring the mega dungeon of  "Morthimion" by Gabor Lux. Shawn is a young human magic-user and the rest of the party members are:

Ekhart the Faceless, male human cleric of Phieran (Shawn's henchmen) 
Rakol, male human fighter (Peter)
Crystal, female human magic-user (Rakol's henchmen)
Kolbrand, male human thief (Rakol's henchmen)
Tark, dwarf fighter (Stu)
Chunn, male fighter/thief (Tark's henchmen)
Modicum, male elf (Randall)
Boraks, male human fighter (Modicum's henchmen)

He carries a staff with a magical black candle found in Morthimion's dungeons. Its flame never extinguishes and within its light he can se the aura of magical objects.

S 8, I 15, W 6, D 8, C 9, Ch 8

We also went through "Fane of the Poisoned Prophesies" by Guy Fullerton and "The Hyqueous Vaults" also by Fullerton and others like Allan T. Grohe, Jr.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Greyhawk campaign update

After surviving A1-4 Scourge of the Slavelords and a miraculously escape  from the Pomarj, the party is now in the lands of Safeton on its way back across the Gnarley Forest to their lands; the Moathouse, which its rebuilding by a dwarven/gnomish workforce from the Kron Hills should be finished by now, and their fiefdoms in Nulb, Twilight Falls and Sobanwych, all of them granted by the Viscount of Verbobonc for their role in defeating the T1-4 Temple of Elemental Evil and rescue of Prince Thrommel of Furyondy. 

Sadly, some Slavelords, both major (Stalman Klim, Nerelas and Ajaktsu) and minor (Markessa, Sturm Bucholtz), have survived the fall of Suderham and will surely seek revenge upon our heroes for disrupting their lucrative business. So far, the party magic-user has used a Crystal Ball to pry the whereabouts of Stalman Klim and Markessa but couldn't ascertain their actual locations.

My plans are to have the party go through Carlos A. Lising's A5 - Kill Marquessa and A6 - Die, Marquessa Die! before dwelling into the DQ series, with the addition of Joe Bloch's D4 - City of Spiders and Q2 - Web of Souls. I'm specially ignoring the G series since most of the party have already played it. I hope Q2 will be already published by that time.

The group has a special vendetta with Markessa (which I made a drow) since they were horrified by her experiments and also because she stole from them some valuable magic items. I plan to use all this to link them to the Underdark and into the classic drow series.

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