A Yaundae D&D 5th Edition

WOY5E 5/23/2015
Do we own a castle?

What’s circle on the floor?

Zephyr – Grove half orc fighter
Jordan – Hun Wu human sorcerer
Thomas – Balmura human fighter
Paul – Woody human ranger

NPC – Droop goblin fighter

NPC – Jamma gnome rogue

Separate email that provided experience and treasure

The adventure thus far…

After the tumultuous battle end in the castle tower, the lizard fold help with moving things, cleaning things and explaining about the castle and its environs. Some more treasure was found and the illesk farseer showed a dragon’s lair with 2 adult dragons.

After a long rest the party moves into the teleport circle and then appears in front of a large hunting large on a mountain side with snow and cold winds. No one is present and the party heads around to the side of the lodge and sees two buildings that looks like a stables and a kennel.

The stables have huge paddocks but is otherwise empty. The kennels turns out to have a four armed troll. A battle ensued that had more trolls and guard drakes. After a close battle the party prevails and finds a bag of holding.

The party then heads inside and finds trapped suits of armor, gargoyles, and lots of rooms with tapestries and rugs. Finally the party confronts Talis, who is a major member of the Cult of the Dragon. She explains how Rezmir is part of it and how the floating castle is going to be used to transfer a major treasure hoard to the cult headquarters. The party has leveled up and is preparing to head off to the village of Parnast five miles away where the last preparations are being made before the castle takes off. Time is of the essence.

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WOY5E 3/28/2015
Shadows over Storm Sea

… they look harmless….

Zephyr – Grove half orc fighter
Will – Radulf human paladin
Jordan – Hun Wu human Sorcerer
Thomas – Balmura human fighter
Paul – Woody human ranger

NPC – Droop goblin fighter

The adventure thus far -

The party being in Stonegate has helped the Doom Guide in a previous encounter. Yovir once again puts out a request for adventurers to find out about rumors of a ghost ship that is plundering the eastern shore of the Storm Sea.

The group gathers information from the Black Fists and the madman Yip and then uses the horses provided by Yovir to head north along the coast where the madman was found.

Ran across a broken wagon being worked on by a merchant and his son and help them to repair the wagon. More information about what has happened further North and about a strange island that was a days journey ahead.

The party passes by a wolf and her cubs and spends the night waiting for dawn. A strange man brings in a ferry that runs out to an island 600 feet into the bay. He seems gruff but for coin he takes the party there.

The party tries to warn the fisher folk about the impending raid but they seemed unconcerned. After a bit of investigation there was a old growth wood that the folk seem to stay away from.

After a bit of searching a cave was found that had arcane artifacts and a scroll and a book. The scroll described how the folk had turned in pirates for being safe. A lemur attacked the party but was quickly dispatched. Going back to the fire pit and confronting the folk about their pact, the crones and village elder attack the party but are quickly dealt with.

Going back to the fire pit, the adventurers put a few defenses in place and waited. Soon after nightfall there was a ominous fog that rolled in along with the wailing of the dead. Two boats came ashore but the party quickly dispatched the occupants. It seems it was kobolds disguised as skeletions.

Taking one of the long boats out into the bay, they find the dragon cult ship and it is approached. Getting near there is the cracking of thunder and lames roar into the night. Boarding the ship finds there is already melee going on and the ship in flames. Searching quickly the party finds a man size evil statue and some other treasure. The fight rages on and the fire consumes the upper deck. The party retreats to the long boat and the ship burns into the night.

The morning the ferry is taken back along with the horses and treasure and the girl Elesanda that help the party on the island.

Yovir says that the location of the green dragon mask has already been searched and the mask taken away. Yip was restored to sanity and after a year in Stonegate, Elesanda slips away and goes to make her fortune.

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WOY5e 02/07/2015
Saviors of Greenest

… seems too easy.. .Grove, half orc fighter

Zephyr – Grove Half Orc fighter 4th level
Jordan – Hun Wu human sorcerer 3rd
Thomas – Balmura human fighter 4th
Paul – Woody human ranger 5th
Scott – elf druid 2nd

NPC – Droop goblin fighter 3rd

The adventure thus far:

The hearty band of adventurers is finishing up in Phandalin. The proceeds from Wave Echo are to be distributed to each individual and each individual has to return to Phandalin to claim his share. Sister Gareale has moved on as clerics of Luck god are want to do but the little temple of the fortune idol draws visitors to it every day. With the reopening of Wave Echo and this little temple, Phandalin is set to grow into a much larger town and perhaps even a true city.

Balmura and Woody decided to take time and go visit Winter Haven to see if they can find answers to questions about themselves and things they seek. They returned and the adventurers then found out that the Harpers had a mission. Further south, dragon cultists were gathering and plotting nefarious schemes. They have started to raid isolated villages and towns. The Harpers want to find out why.

The adventurers determine the route and set out for the village of Greenest. During the trip the group is assailed by a pack of displacer beasts and what looks like it may have meant a tough battle was interrupted by large reptilian form flying through the sky at which point the displacer beasts left the battle.

After two weeks of travel they arrive early in the evening just after sunset. As they come over a rise they see Greenest in flames with the central keep being circled by a blue dragon. The party carefully seeks cover, hides the mule and cart and heads to the keep. The situation is dire but not hopeless and the party pitches in with rescuing civilians and fighting kobolds and cultists.

The cart and mule was brought back to keep. A group of civilians were rescued from a temple that was under attack. A prisoner was brought back to the keep. The governor and keeper of keys advise the characters about the town and what is happening. The dragon, tired of just flying around decides to try and break into the keep and though it inflicts losses on the militia and adventurers, it was beaten back.

There is a momentary lull and then all the cultist force shows up in front of the keep. A dragon borne steps forward, identifies himself as Cyanwrath and challenges anyone to single duel to release prisoners. Woody steps forward and the battle is on.

Breath weapons, weapon blows exchanged and then Cyanwrath summons a mighty blow and drops Woody to the ground. The kobolds cheer and the prisoner is released and then the cultist army leaves the town.

The adventurers retrieve Woody and revive him and then do a long rest. In the morning the governor has a request for the adventurers….

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WOY5E 1/24/2015
That was tough work...

…. are you a wizard or a miner?

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WOY5E 1/10/2015
Thunder tree and Wave echo in one night...

Zephyr – Grove Half Orc Fighter 3
Jordan – human sorcerer 3
Thomas – human Fighter 3
Paul – Woody human Ranger 4
James – Eldwyn elf cleric 3
Brandon – Rufus halfling bard 3

The adventure thus far -

After the last encounter with the bugbears and drow in Wave Echo, the party decided to travel more in the country side to gain further experience. With more experienced party members the final cleansing of Wave Echo should be easier.

The trip from Phandalin to Thundertree had a few minor encounters. First an ogre which was made quick work of and then orcs and a displacer beast that was more of a challenge. However the battles were done and the party continued on.

When Thundertree was reached it was obvious that it was still abandoned with ruined buildings and one lone hill with a crumbled ruin at its top. After searching a few empty buildings, the druid Andore was found and he immediately advised the party to leave as there were spiders and zombies and cloaked humaniods lurking about.

The party promptly ignored his advice and continued into the ruins. There was the feeling of being watched but nothing happened until the path to the tower was reached. A foul smell of bleach permeated the area and then the path was blocked by webs with a few husks hanging from it.

The party tried to start some of the webs on fire and cutting the web and also was looking into the interior of a nearby building. They were surprised by 2 large spiders that came out looking for food. A challenge but again the party killed the monstrous spiders and pressed on.

An old Alchemy shop was discovered and a piece of jewelry was found there. Across the way some noises were heard and the party went to investigate. The building had barred doors and shuttered windows and when challenged was indeed occupied. The occupants made no secret that they were there to talk to the dragon but the party felt it wasn’t the best use of resources and left them to their own plans.

The party headed back to Phandalin and without much ado, reached there and rested. The next day the party went to Wave Echo. Some problems with climbing down the rope and a few falls later the party headed deeper into the mine. A bugbear sentry saw the party first and fired a few shots and then left to alert the drow. The party cast spells and then pressed into the room. A long battle with darkness and bugbears and spiders ensued and even a doppleganger appeared. The party prevailed and found in a locked room nearby that the other Rockseeker brother was there.

The party stabilized him and after searching left the mine to return again soon to finish cleaning it out.

Each party member receives 10 down days.

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WOY5E12/272014
Clean out wave echo cave

this is easy… we have cleaned out most of the cave – Grove

Zephyr – Grove Half Orc Fighter
Jordan – Hun Wu Human Sorcerer
Paul – Woody Human Ranger
James – Eldwyn Elf Cleric
Brandon – Rufus Halfling Bard

The adventure thus far -

The plan is simple… return to Wave Echo cave and finish cleaning it out. Woody is contacted by Sister Gareale about more creatures… evil looking large cat like creatures that are showing up around the town of Thundertree. The party decides to return to the cave.

The party sets out the next morning and heads to Wave Echo Cave. Entering the cave the rythmic pounding still fills the cave with noise and vibration.

Rufus again has some problems with the rope and falls down the 20 feet to the rift floor. He is quickly patched up. After the last few battles in the cave from the before, the cave seems eerily quiet and empty. The party heads along the western caves and cavern and doesn’t find anything much until they come across a room with a pool.

After searching the room, a skeleton is found in the pool that was one of the wizards defending the cave. Nothing but scraps and two rings and a wand along with a few arrows still stuck in his rib cage.

The party continues to explore and enters a room with another large rift.. A few bug bears appear to be digging in the stones. The party moves into melee and a dark elf seems to be there with the bug bears. The party kills the three in the room but 5 more join from the west entrance. A tough battle but the bugbears are driven off.

A few coins were found on on the bug bears and the dark elf was no where to be seen. The question unanswered was what were the bug bears digging for?

The party returns to exploring the caves and finds a 10 foot door. There is talking heard behind the door. The party opens and sees a dark elf standing at a table along with 2 bug bears and a captive dwarf in the corner. Perhaps the missing Rockseeker brother?

First round the dark elf levels his staff and 3 of the party collapses to the floor. The door is shut and after a few moments of confusion, the 3 were brought back to consciousness. A sleep spell did its worse.

The bugbears seem to try to open the door but Woody and Eldwyn thought fast and tied the door off. The party retreated. Perhaps the easiest things had been found first and now what is left are the nastiest. And a dark elf that seems to be in the cave looking for something. The party returns to Phandalin to rest and ponder and perhaps decide how to get more experience before finishing off Wave echo cave.

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WOY5E12132014
Wave Echo Cave

How tough can it be?

Zephyr – Grove Half Orc Fighter
Jordan – Radulf Human Paladin
Thomas – Balmura Human Fighter
Paul – Woody Human Ranger
James – Tarsonis Elf Wizard
Brandon – Rufus Hallfling Bard

NPC – Droop Goblin Fighter

The adventure thus far -

The party returns from cleaning out Wyvern Tor with a few more encounters but reach Phandalin bloody but with all party members.

After resting and training a bit, the party gathers the next morning and after getting their reward from the Town Master for cleaning out Wyvern Tor. Then to the Stone Hill Inn and talk with Sildar and Grundern Rockseeker.

The party feels with its numbers that it can descend into the depths of the wave echo cave. After last minutes adjustments the adventurers head up into the Storm hills. After a few hands breadth movement of the sun, the party arrives at the entrance of Wave Echo Cave by mid morning.

Into the cave and in the first chamber the party finds one of the Rockseeker brothers. Dead a few weeks probably around the same time that Grunden was ambushed on the trail to Phandalin. Basic supplies were there along with pitons and rope. There were 2 lanterns and a few other sundry goods.

Droop the goblin sees that the boots that the brother is wearing are of exceptional quality and asks Balmura about them. No one seems to bother and Droop puts them on and tells Balmura that he feels springy.

The party descends down the ropes to the bottom of the rift and Rufus can’t quite manage the art of rope climbing and falls headlong to the floor. Badly hurt, he is quickly healed and the party proceeds.

The mine shows caves and corridors and caverns that were carved from the living rock some 500+ years ago. A few rooms contain nothing but dust and broken tools and furniture. Then the several next rooms contain skeletons. Though bothersome the party handles them well.

Then the party runs in ghouls. Which turns into a large fight as the ghouls were hungry and tough. Radulf uses a thunder strike to take one of the ghouls down. the party retreats back to the old entrance and decides to long rest in one of the dwarven antechamber.

And orchre jelly that was stalking the party and during the long rest it drops on the watchers and almost takes them out. The alarm is raised and the ochre jelly is killed. Returning to rest… some time later the barricaded door is being pounded on. This wakes the party but the long rest is not finished.. the battle is on.

Bugbears break open the door and the battle ensues. Radulf is killed and the it looks like the bugbears are using oil to smoke the party out. Finally the party prevails and leaves the cave. The echo still ringing in the ears and feeling in their feet.

The party makes it back to Phandalin and Radulf is sent to Victory where he is raised and perhaps will return to Phandalin. The party returns to the manor house to rest.

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WOY5 11292014
Where there is smoke...

There are orcs at Wyvern Tor

Zephyr – Grove Half Orc Fighter 3rd
Charlie – Orsik Dwarf Cleric 3rd
Jordan – Radulf Human Paladin 3rd
Tom – Balmura Human Fighter 3rd
Paul – Woody Human Ranger 4th
James – Tarsonis Elf Wizard 2nd – 3rd

The adventure thus far -

The group of adventurers headed out from Phandalin to the north east down the Tri-boar trail.

For the 4 days of travel the party ran into stirges, an ogre and some hobgoblins. But all the battles were short and the party prevailed.

The party then reached the Wyvern Tor and climbed the flanks the of 3000 ft high hill. At the top orc tracks were found which led to a cave near the top. The party investigated and determined that there were indeed orcs and ogres in the cave.

A great battle took place but the party took down all of the orcs and ogres and reclaimed the treasure that that the beast had plundered.

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WOY5 1182014
Cragmaw castle will be cleared

Let’s do this…

Zephyr – Grove Half Orc Fighter
Jordan – Redulf Human Paladin
Will – Jorn Dwarf Wizard
Tom – Balmura Human Fighter
Paul – Woody Human Ranger
Michael – Gnome Rogue

NPC – Droop Goblin

The adventure thus far -

New adventurers have been contacted by the Adventuring Company of Tyre and are arriving in Phandalin. Sildar welcomes them all and explains what is going on in the surrounding country. Repeats his offer for the return of Gundren and his map for Wave Echo Cave.

Getting information from the locals and Jorn letting know that Greta he would be parting ways with Greta and that he would be off adventuring. The party gathers in the morning and with well wishes from Sildar the party sets forth to head back to Cragmaw. Some having been chased there by an owl bear and bugbears, it was time to make the inhabitants pay.

After traveling and not running into much of anything, the party arrives at Cragmaw in the morning. After Woody scouts around the ruins, the party decides to enter from the west side. Being careful and clambering through the rubble and opening doors found goblins which were promptly dispatched though two fled the dining room.

The party followed and found some more goblins holed up in one of the towers. The party trapped them and after a brief fight, the shout of Bree – yark was heard. Balmura rounded them up and put Droop in charge of them.

The party went through the remnants of the castle, killing some more goblins, hobgoblins, strange ceiling dwelling creatures until there was only one set of towers left. One room contained the owl bear and the other the bugbear running the ruins. He had been busy trying to negotiate with a dark skinned elf and was oblivious to the sounds of fighting and shouts in other parts of the castle.

The party breaks in and finds an unconscious dwarf being held by the bug bear and a hobgoblin and the dark skinned elf. Melee ensued with those trying to get into the room and save the dwarf. The owl bear broke out but was put down by the goblin corp and a couple of the other adventurers.

In the main tower, the fight continued and finally the dwarf was saved and the fight was over. Grunden was revived and the party headed back to Phandelin.

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WOY5 10182014
Do you know Cragmaw?

… well. thats a mighty big pile of rocks…

Zephyr – Grave Half Orc Fighter
Charlie – Cyris Dwarf Cleric
Jordan – Malcer Half Orc Warlock
Paul – Woody Human Ranger
Tom – Balmura Human Fighter

NPC – Droop Goblin

The adventure thus far -

After taking a bit of time to make arrangements for Tresendor Manor, the party moved in and set up shop. A few more days confirmed that the Glaseile elf cleric would give them more information if they would negotiate with a hag for information about a book. Potions of Healing always come in handy. And Mosk, the bugbear, is facing death penalty for which he gladly gave up the whereabouts of the castle inhabited by the Cragmaw goblins.

Wandering in the wilderness the party was beset by stirges and an owlbear. The stirges where hard to pin down and kill and the owl bear dealt a lot of damage but no one was felled by either and the party continued on.

The party took to the rood and found the green hag, negotiated with her and got the information that the elf needed. Then it it was time to find the castle. Once there, walking up the front steps seemed unwise but it wasn’t until a goblin happened to glance out the arrow slit and saw the party trying to enter the castle that the alarm was raised.

The fight was on between goblins and hobgoblins. The fight raged on but the hobgoblins went down one by one and the goblins that tried to help were dispatched. It was only after that the party realized it had taken a beating and tried to retreat outside to find somewhere to rest. The inhabitants had other ideas and soon came after the party with a hunting owl bear. Being a tracker of scent and sight, it soon found the party and the chase was on again.

The party couldn’t seem to shake the owl bear and finally decided to head back to Phandalin for safety with number and a good fair distance from the castle.

The party rests and makes plans for the next adventure…

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