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SCAAR - Lost Mine of Phandelver - Session Eleven

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The group stood atop the roof of the green dragon’s tower looking down as it stared back up at them askance.

“What’s lighter than air, and is it your gas?” Bob yelled inexplicably down at the dragon.
“Get off my roof or I’ll get you down” the dragon replied.
“How will you get us down?” Bob quipped.
“It involves lots of entrails all over the place” the dragon said.

Rama ended the discussion with a javelin. It struck the dragon, hurting and angering it.
Kerri fired an arrow, Bob hurled a sacred flame, Elewin cast Flaming Sphere, Willow shot an arrow too and Rama flung another javelin. All of the attacks struck true, the final javelin clearly hurting the dragon most of the total barrage. The dragon took aim at Rama, unleashing a powerful gust of poison gas. Rama held on, but barely.

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The team was shaken. Kerri fired an arrow down as Bob reacted quickly to Rama’s plight, casting healing word on Rama as the dragon began to climb the side of the tower to escape Elewin’s flaming sphere. Bob then let off a sacred flame at the dragon. The damage from each individual party member seemed minimal, yet already the dragon appeared to be in rough shape.

Elewin released 3 magic missiles at the dragon while Willow fired off another sneak attack. Rama hurled his last javelin and gathered his strength for a second wind. He wasted no time, leaping from the wall onto the dragon’s back, biting back the pain from the landing, he swung his great axe into the dragon’s flesh, hurting it greatly. The dragon clawed furiously at Rama, causing him to fall, unconscious, to the floor 10 feet below. Weakened severely, the dragon took to the sky. Kerri fired, managing to hit it, Bob missed with his sacred flame, Elewin struck it with three more magic missiles, and Willow missed entirely. Rama rose from unconsciousness and stared up at the team as they lowered their weapons. The dragon soared onward, finally out of range of their attacks.

Though disappointed that the dragon had escaped, they had succeeded in their quest. Kerri was satisfied that the dragon had been run off from her hometown and Willow was more than happy to count the treasure which it had left behind.

In the dragon’s stash they found 800 silver, 150 gold, 4 silver goblets set with moonstones, a scroll of misty step, a scroll of lightening bolt, and a dwarven battle axe with dwarvish runes on it. Bob recognized the word “Hew” in the runes. They knew it to be magical and extra effective against creatures or objects made of wood.

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MOP - Session 10

-The party makes its way to the Thundretree, which is now in ruins. This is Kerri’s hometown
-The party hears a dragon’s roar
-The party retires in an abandoned taphouse, and during their rest a figure knocks on the door slowly and quietly
-The stranger introduces himself as Reidoth, and offers help in slaying the dragon. He mentions it needs to be tonight
-Reidoth has been here to study the young dragon, which is large and green and lives in the tower
-He recommends that the party not stay too long
-Party encounters the dragon

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SCAAR - Lost Mine of Phandelver - Session Ten

Heading north along the path, they discover another ruined cottage; roof falling in, overgrown with thicket. Upon entering, Kerri discovers it used to be a weavers hut. Six twig blights are alerted to their presence and jump out of the underbrush and building. A festival of failure ensued as neither the party, nor their enemies could seem to strike each other. Eventually, they manage to destroy the twig blights, fortunately with little damage to themselves.

The group searched out the inside of the old building but found nothing. On the East side of town, they entered a small square with a large barracks like structure to the north. Roads extend to the south east, south west and north. In the middle of the square leaned a weathered wooden statue of a warrior clutching a shield and spear. Bob recognized the statue as being of Palian who became a hero of Neverwinter after slaying several monsters when Thundertree was first founded.

Bob and Kerri approach a run down old shack for some reason and Willow cautiously approaches the Barracks, which is the only in-tact building in town. The team listens at the door but hears nothing. Bob stepped through the door awakening several ash zombies. During the battle, one of the ash zombies poofed in Bob’s face. The team had forgotten the effects of this since their last encounter with these type of ash zombies a few days ago. He managed to shake off the effects but it was extremely unpleasant. The second time a zombie poofed in Bob’s face, he was not so lucky. The ash heavily impacted his ability to fight (disadvantage for 10 turns until his succeeds constitution check).

Finally, with the zombies dead, they search the barracks. They find rations which would have fed them for a while had they not rotted long ago. Nothing of value. The rested overnight.

Kerri was adamant about fighting the dragon to avenge her hometown and prove herself a hero. The mention of potential treasure was enough to persuade Willow. Elewin knew green dragons tended to be evil, were amphibious and could spit poison clouds.

Top of the hill stands a round tower with a cottage. Several arrow slits visible in the tower, which is about 40 meters tall. Two giant spider corpses are left outside, clearly mauled by the dragon. Willow and Kerri climbed a tree but could not reach the height of the tower to see the top.

They group decided to climb the outside of the tower and attempt to surround the dragon from above. They all reached the top successfully but Bob’s armor rattled loud enough to alert the dragon to their presence. They reached the top and peered down into the tower to see a green dragon looking back up at them.

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MOP - Session 9

-Brom lifts the bar for a barred door, and the party hears a loud roar from within. Brom recognizes this is probably an Owlbear roar
-The party isntead moves to another room, and finds Gundren with a wolf, female drow, and a bugbear
-The drow says the dwarf is hers, and the bugbear knew we were there for Gundren. Bugbear sends Snarl (wolf) to attack party
-After defeating the bugbear (King Grol), the party awakens Gundren with a potion. He has the map of Wave Echo Cave. King Grol was going to sell this to Vyarith, who seemed to be working for the Black Spider
-Party moves back out and exit without issue, and travel back to Phandelin with Gundren

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SCAAR - Lost Mine of Phandelver - Session Nine

The group had just checked out an old tavern in Thundertree and fiound nothing. They walk over to a pair of collapsed cottages and are immediately attacked by a group of twig blights. Willow and Kerri take a little damage but they all quickly dispatch with the twig blights. The team continued up the road and came across a little cottage which appeared to be in use. Kerri and Rama peered through the window and the resident, while he couldn’t see them, shouted “Well, are you going to stand out there all day or are you going to come in?” They entered the house and the druid, Reidoth, whom they’d been seeking, stood before them. He is very hospitable and they ask about Cragmaw castle. He tells them there a dragon, evil nasty things, cultists in the south-eastern area (cultists of the dragon). Things which, in his opinion, they don’t want to be dealing with. He’d be glad to be rid of them but they’d be crazy to go.

Kerri immediately wanted to take on the dragon but some of the others were less certain. They opted to rest for now, and try to find the blacksmith where they knew there was a reward to be found. They enter the next destroyed building and took out a few more twig blights. Upon leaving the building, they were quickly set upon by the spiders in the neighbouring lair. With some effort and much web tangling, the team managed to take care of the spiders.

They checked out the shack and find what appears to be a corpse in the back corner. They found some more coins, a potion and a new set of studded leather armor for Willow.

The group checked out the next building, its walls were a little more in tact than the others and appeared to be an old run down smithy. They enter and are attacked by two ash zombies. With those taken care of, they search the place but find nothing of note.

They leave and move on to the next building; the urbalists shop, the one the woman they saved had told them of. The shop was cluttered with sagging shelves and broken furntiture, rubble, rotted books and casks. Everything has been ruined, the books are unreadable. They do find a small wooden case in a hidden compartment exactly where Mirna told them it would be. They find a gold necklace inside with a fire emerald pendant.

They then headed down towards the building they knew to be occupied by cultists. The first building they crossed through was run down but the next one, while appearing at first to be another empty home, was completely shuttered. Bob knocks on the door. A voice from inside yells “GO AWAY”. Reidoth had said they were a group called “Dragon Cultists” but that was all the group knew about them. Kerri and Bob knocked incessantly until they yelled again “We just want to be left alone!”. Kerri told them she was intrigued by their cult and wanted to know more about the dragon. They can hear the door being unbarred and as it opens, only a crack, a man peeks out. “What do you mean you’re intrigued?” Upon further questioning, the man tells them they know it is a young green dragon and are hoping to serve it, form an alliance with it.

At that moment Bob kicked the door in, shoving the first cultist back and revealing two more. He swung his hammer ferociously but tripped on the door frame and missed his mark. While Bob blocked the doorway, Kerri and Willow fired arrows in through the door and Rama attempted to force open the nearest window. One they had taken down two of the men in the doorway, the other four said “stop, wait, we don’t want any trouble”. Willow tells them to “get out of here and not come back”. They take a few bedrolls and necessities and leave. The dead man had a potion in a vial tied around his neck, other than that there was nothing of interest left behind. They barred the door back up from the inside and stayed for the night to rest up.

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MOP - Session 8

-Sildar requests party to look for his equipment at the castle (armor + sword)
-At the forest line, the party sneaks up to 4 hobgoblins and dispatch of them. A letter is found with a seal of a staff, supposedly signed by Glassstaff. Money is found inside
-The party finds a hidden trail on the north side of the castle, as pointed out by one of the hobgoblins
-Party reaches a room with a brazier that may have been used as a church. Mordan notices a wurm-like creature hiding near the ceiling, battle ensues
-Party kills Grick swiftly, which causes some commotion. Party investigates behind some curtains and find 3 goblins behind the altar. Goblins are recognized to be wearing robes of Oghma, Mystra, Lathander, Tymora

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SCAAR - Lost Mine of Phandelver - Session Eight

They entered Thundertree, search a couple of old mostly collapsed buildings, the little twig blights let them pass into one house. Then they entered what used to be a tavern and fought some ash zombies which poofed ash in their faces when hit the first time. They searched the tavern but found nothing of interest.

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MOP - Session 7

-Along the Tryboar trail, no significant encounters occurred
-At the fork to Neverwinter/Phandelin, a limping figure is seen 120 feet away. Leet calls out to it, and notices the figure waves back – turns out to be Sildar
-Sildar tells party he awoke in a goblin cave. He was ambushed along with Gundren, and hasn’t seen him since
-Sildar requests that the party escort him back to Phandelin for 50g
-Harbin, the townmaster, greets the party and rewards 100g for Brughor’s head
-Party wakes up next day with commotion as town is celebrating the evacuation of the Redbrands and the fall of Brughor, and congratulate the party and shower it with praise
-Redbrands apparently vanished a few days after the party left Phandelin
-Halia congratulates the party, and offers 100g for proof of Glasstaff’s death
-She also borrows the Tome of Phandelver, and returns it shortly
-Leet discloses info about the letter they found from the Black Spider addressed to Lord Albrec. Halia is intrigued by the letter
-Daran warns the party of Halia, and claims to be a retired adventurer from the Order of the Gauntlet. When asked about the Redbrands, he instead asks the party what they found at the Manor
-Daran admits Glasstaff may be an alias for Albrec
-Mentions party might find lead for Albrec at Old Owl Well, though undead may be there
-Iston creates an illusion of an apple for Daran, but Leet slaps it away
-By this time, the festival dies down and closes down. Toblen motions party towards the tavern
-Party sets off for Cragmaw Castle

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MOP - Session 6

-Leet leads party into cavern. Iston casts Light to provide party some visibility on his glowing finger.
-Leet and Kerri move forward and see a pale tootheless orc doing a ritual
-Brom shouts ‘Leeeeeroy Jenkins!’ and alerts 2 orcs and another (with dried blood)
-Kerri blows up an oil barrel, and Brughor is awoken
-Party fells Brughor the ogre, which renders the other orcs to be unsettled
-As party goes back on Tryboar trail, Iston and Mordan see a crumbly tower in the distance, and Mordan recognizes it’s a wizard’s tower

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SCAAR - Lost Mine of Phandelver - Session Seven

Owlbear +140XP

After fighting off the Owlbear, the party headed to where the Banshee lives. As the group traveled through the forest, it got colder and colder and the trees thicker. They come up to some trees that are twitsted into a dome-like structure. Kerri proceeded to inspect the structure but only discovered the obvious – that it was not natural and was made by someone. Bob volunteered to enter first. As he proceeded into the dome, the air grew colder, and the banshee materialized out of thin air. She looked like an elf, whose beautiful features were twisted with hate. She threatened the party with death for intruding on her abode. The group offered a thousand pardons, convincing her that they didn’t mean to intrude but were only looking for a spellbook. They also showed the banshee the comb as a peace offering. The banshee smiled, pleased with their politeness, and told the party about what she knew about the spellbook, then disappears with the comb. Apparently, she used to have the spellbook hundreds of years ago but someone else as it now. Everyone looked around the dome but found nothing of interest, only old furniture.
+40XP

The party decided to go deal with orcs but was unsure where the camp was. After searching for clues, Kerri managed to find footprints that look orcish. The party followed the tracks for a day, until they spotted a lone orc guard at the entrance of a cave at the top of a hill. Bob decided to move nearer to the guard but his lumbering and clanking armor accidentally alerted guard to the group’s presence. Kerri hid behind a boulder and shot her bow and Willow follows suit. They both hit with their arrows and managed to kill the orc guard before he is able to send out an alarm. Bob proceeded to collect the orc’s tusks as a trophy.

Willow sneaked into the orcs hideout with the rest of the party following a little ways behind. Unfortunately, a few orcs noticed her at the entrance and started to attack. The orc leader, an ogre, and other orcs join the fight after they heard the commotion. Elewin summoned a fireball, which was extremely helpful in whittling down the orc’s defenses. The archers were not having a good day and kept missing their targets. Rama scored a few great hits but not before taking a lot of damage himself. Fortunately, Bob was able to use his spells twice to save him from the brink of death. The group managed to fight them off but not before one orc escaped after seeing the big ogre fall to the party’s attacks.

While Bob gleefully collected the orcs tucks and ogre teeth to add to his ever growing collection, the rest of the party searched around the orc’s den and finds a chest. Rama and Kerri examined the chest to make sure it’s not boobytrapped then proceeded to open it. In it, there were:

750 copper
180 silver
62 electrom
30 gold
3 viles of perfume
+250XP

The group rested and decided to head toward Old Owl Well in the morn.

To be continued…

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