Wow, just finished up session 4 and starting the final session. The encounter almost decimated the PCs which told me the encounter was too powerful, and need some adjusting. Got great feedback and a big thanks to all that participated.
Rod of Dovache: Act 1
Our heroes passed their first test. As they traveled on, they followed some stairs down and were faced with a long cavernous pit with almost no way across. In the middle of the pit high above was a stone beam. It was itself almost fifty feet away and 20 feet high, would they be able to reach it with a rope and swing across the cavern. They realized that there was more to this puzzle. Using a staff they checked the edge of the cavern for anything useful and found a possible path, but the path could not be seen and there was no way to know where it went. A bag of grain was retrieved from the orcs stash and handfuls were thrown over the void revealing a hidden path.
Once again, our heroes successfully passed the test. At the end of this pit was solid ground of tiled stone. They could go south along another hallway or in addition, the west was great double doors. Our heroes first ventured to the doors and found them locked, after ten minutes of trying they realized the complicated lock would take a long time to crack and so they continued their journey south.
There they found a door that opened in to a room. In the room were a set of double doors to the south and north and a set of stairs across from where they came in. Our heroes slowly and quietly entered the room. They could hear movement up the stairs. Theirastra and Cindy stealthily moved towards the stairs and easily dispatched two orcs guarding the landing. They can see light filtering in from the late afternoon sun. They slowly make their way up the stairs and surprise four orcs. An orc witch doctor, a bolt thrower and two orc drudges. They press their advantage and attack. The four orcs fell easily to their onslaught. Tired and weary from the day’s adventure they rest and make camp.
What will the next day bring, will they survive? What was behind the door they did not open. They rest satisfied with their accomplishments and prepare for what tomorrow might bring.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 8:32 AM
Granted it has only been a few days since I started looking for gamers in my area, I thought there would be at least one other person, but I guess I was wrong. Where have all the gamers gone. Had one friend post that I should join WOW, been there done that, not gonna happen. I enjoy the get togethers and human interaction.
Still going to keep looking, hopefully there are some gamers in my area.