Adventure No. 1 – freyan Assistance
– Is a measure of linear time – It means that this
is the 1st day since Nymara, Keothi and myself
began adventuring as a party
Today I gathered at the local watering hole in Newgrome with my good
friends Nymara and Keothi. After a few hours of drink and
merriment, we were approached by one of those awkward Freyan chaps.
He asked us if would could do a favor for the Council of Freya,
We met with Eric and Dave at the Church of Freya. Dave (a council
elder) informed us of a caravan that had failed to return from
Stonegate (The realm’s capital). Nymara, (being a cleric of Freya)
Keothi (a valiant Goliath barbarian) and I willingly took up the
The Hopkins’ Empire:
The Empire is led by the son of Sam Hopkins. He reigns from a
floating castle atop a floating landmass. Sam Hopkins was
reputed to have often been in the company of Purple Dragon.
For reasons unknown, Sam disappeared around the time of his
100th birthday. The dragon is still seen
occasionally to this day. The Empire has fallen into a level
of chaos that has seen much noble infighting. Many noble
families have lost their luster, including my own family, the
Aandersons. The realm seems devoid of true leadership.
Loyal Orcs: Many Orcs in the Orcish realm have
sworn loyalty to the
Hopkins. They consider Sam Hopkins to be a deity
Elmira: She is the leader of the Drow Empire
The Travel to Stonegate
We discovered the remains of a caravan along the road to Stonegate.
It was an eerie sight. There was a fire lit, 2 empty bedrolls
stained with blood and some small footprints in the vicinity. We
also discovered a claw marked corpse by the encampment periphery.
Here we encountered and defeated two Monitor Lizards. The
skills of my traveling companions permitted a hasty dispatching of
these beasts. We noticed that they had been branded or marked.
We uncovered a cave and inside we encountered another pair of
monitor lizards. The vitality of Nymara and Keothi quickly saw the
demise of these monsters. Keothi discovered some more evildoers
behind a secret door. I recognized these creatures as a Goblin and
a Hobgoblin. Smash, whack, thud … they were dead. Here we
uncovered three crates that belonged to the Freyan temple. We must
return these for our reward. Before leaving the cave we chanced
upon another pack of beasties. We swiftly laid- waste one orc, three
hobgoblins and six goblins, while capturing another hobgoblin. The
hobgoblin was unable to fully enlighten us about the raid, but we
did garner some information. The raiders were assailing all
caravans in search of a specific item. He was oblivious to the
item’s identity but was convinced that the item belonged to the orc
tribe. He also told us about a treasure alcove hidden in the room.
Return to Newgrome
We quickly returned to Newgrome. The Council of Freya was pleased
that we returned their articles. We spent some time training and
honing our skills.
I have noticed that my allies have become much more evocative. It is
now apparent that our friendship and my survival have become
entwined. I only hope I can benefit them in our future endeavors.
I recognize a budding uncertainty about my morality in this world of
corruption and chaos. Is this burning hatred for the Empire’s
anarchy rooted in my family history, or do I feel a devotion to
bring lawfulness and good back to the Empire … I am not certain ….
Adventure No. 2 – Gimbli’s Escorts and the Western Raids
Once again, my acquaintances and I have gathered in the Newgrome.
Gimbli, a Dwarf from the Hammerclaw tribe has hired us to escort him
to the Dwarven Mine, located in the Dwarven region southwest of
Newgrome. Gimbli stated that he is concerned about waylaid
merchants along the route to the Dwarven Trading Post.
Traveling to the Dwarven Trading Post
The journey to the trading post took about nineteen days. On
the way we had a few encounters
Every three or four days we met with groups of
Hopkins’’s Knights. They continually reported no problems on
the route. I just don’t trust these fellows.
On the fifteenth day of the journey we were besieged by ten Dretches
– These vile demons were no match for us
On the nineteenth day we met our match ... A Basilisk. Locals
were doing their best to fight off the basilisk, but the beast had
the upper-hand. We fought valiantly. Keothi and I were
turned to stone, but Nymara was able to slay the beast. Nymara
and the dwarves brought us to the Dwarven Trading Post.
The Trading Post
We were returned to flesh after a few weeks in refuge at the trading
post. Here we trained for a number of days, while Gimbli
fashioned us some fine weaponry. After a few weeks we were
ready to return to Newgrome. We decided that we might find the
cause of these raids on the way, so we asked Gimbli if he needed any
supplies brought to Newgrome. He fitted us with another cart
and some horses. Our official quest was to bring some Dwarven
ale to the Sleepy Willow Pub in Newgrome … Dwarven ale … Yuck!!!
We left on the fortieth day since my friends and became a traveling
The Travels to Newgrome
The return trip took twenty days. We had a few encounters on
On Day 15 (PD55) of the journey, we did battle with nine Orcs in a
cave. We deceived Gilgamesh, the orc band leader. He
told us about his leader and that he was told to raid. He has
a strong distaste for the Orcs that have become followers of Sam
We had managed to capture a number of Orcs in the cave.
During the 1st night in our captivity, three
Hopkins’s Knights came and took our
prisoners. They informed us that we were due a reward at their
base many days travel along the route to the west. Nymara
noticed that the knights could and did speak orc to our former
On Day 16, (PD56) we discovered a desecrated shrine to Obad-Hai.
That night we ran into a group of hunters that had discovered and
desecrated the shrine
On Day 17 (PD57) we killed four scorpions that had recently killed a
Dire-Bear. We recognized that these Scorpions were branded in
a manner similar to the monitor lizards we encountered on our
travels to Stonegate.
On day 19, (PD59) we arrived in Newgrome. Each of us spent
some time refining our skills.
I now feel, and my acquaintances look like seasoned and skilled
adventurers … We must look like a mighty trio.
I continue to feel a ‘calling’ or desire to restore order and law to
the Empire … The urge is growing stronger day by day. Maybe I
should meet with some Priests at the Temple of Pelor … No time for
this now, I must practice my fluting …
PS Maybe I should consider giving my group a name … Something that
inspires fear … brings joy … brings out good in the hearts of men …
Another issue to contemplate later …