Saturday, August 3, 2013

LFG: The Bells of Saint Elwyn

Game Date: 8/3/2013
Campaign: Looking For A Group, Session 7
System: D&D Next / 5e Playtest
DM: Rusty

Barad (Jeremy) - Dwarf Paladin
Flip (Trevor) - Halfling Rogue
Halfbeard (Cliff) - Dwarf Fighter
Keyleth Siannodel (Matt) - Elf Druid
Nameless Pregen (Mike) - Elf Wizard
Tamel (Devin, subbing for Andrew) - Elf Ranger
Zuul (Graham) - Half-Orc Paladin

The Session:
When we left off last week, we had just killed a young black dragon while searching for a stolen bell.  A couple of our party members attempted to skin the dragon for its hide, but were unsuccessful.  However, they did manage to rescue a wizard who was trapped in the dragon's belly, and the wizard joined our party.  The next room had several curtained niches, each with a painting depicting a robed woman in various scenes.  The woman was Elwyn, who had stolen the bell we were tasked with rescuing.

At the far end of the room was a pedestal, upon which sat the bell.  After some discussion, Tamel ran up and grabbed the bell.  Immediately the party was attacked by two gargoyles and two shadows.  The gargoyles swooped in first, attacking Tamel from both sides and dropping him quickly.  Several other party members were up and down over the course of the fight, but Tamel spent the most time waiting for aid.  Later in the fight, Flip stepped out into the hallway to get a better vantage point.  There he ran into Elwyn, who joined the battle. 

It was a tough fight, but luckily the DM had a few bad die rolls.  Eventually we killed the gargoyles and shadows, and got all our party members back on their feet.  Then it was the seven of us against Elwyn, which was pretty good odds despite her high AC.  We finished her off, leaving her alive so we could collect a larger reward.  Then we rested and headed back to town.

We collected 1642 gold each.  We are not playing this campaign the next two weeks, so our next game should be on 8/24.  A controversial new playtest packet update was released last night, but it was short notice so we didn't use it today.  That should give us time to rebuild our characters using the updated rules.

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