Stuff Wot Happened
Visit the Village of Winterhaven, get dosh from Mayor for killing Kobolds (200gp), and get guidance to the Dragon Burial Ground.
Valthrun also gives a bit of history of the keep, saying it was protecting the world from Orcus(Evil Horned God of the Undead) and has fallen into disrepair since the paladin Sir Keegan went mad 100 years before and slaughtered everyone
A4: Burial Site
Initially greeted with enthusiasm by a rather cheerful Gnome called Agrid, he was really only interested in luring you into range of the Grabby ‘Shadow Claws’ of the spectral Apparition of Kalerel, and range of Nineran, a half Elf Ranger who if she had escaped would have caused further trouble down the line. Thankfully she didn’t because i have an unreasoning hatred of Elves and their poncy condescending variants.
Anyway, the majority of the damage to the team was a case of friendly fire by Aleira (Hilarious! Automatic bonus xp to Olivia!) when she was blasting some human rabble into dust.
Douven Staul was rescued, along with his assistant/body-guard Kroscek who then joined the team
An Amulet of Health(+1) PHB249 (sans wife’s piccie) from Douven.
Non-Magic Mirror worth 550gp that the bad guys were planning to use as a spell component later on.
67gp from Agrid,
39gp and a note from Ninaran. The note read ‘Blah blah blah, you are a spy from the village, blah blah blah. When you get to the second level of the keep, the pass phrase is ’From the ground, some magic was found’
Shadowfell Keep:Level 1
A1: Goblin Guard Room
As you get to the bottom of the stairs, you see a Female Goblin Warrior running away to warn her mates. Andrew spoils my fun by refusing to chase her, but sticks to the walls instead. So the rats at the bottom of the pit trap are still sitting there, feeling really disgruntled that they missed out on being slaughtered. They have also since eaten any treasure that was hidden down there…
A4: Chieftains Lair
While checking down a corridor, you find a secret door leading to the bed chambers of a Fat goblin in leather pants called Balgron (sometimes Bogroll). With amazing levels of stealth, you capture and disarm him (from his Vicious Flail(+2) – that would have caused some messiness!) but then you immediately release him so that he can run back around to the non-secret entrance and gets everyone to attack you while you are killing the HobGoblin torturer.
600gp in BogRolls Treasure chest,
2keys (one for chest, 1 for door)
a Magic Wand (2) AV152.
The HobGoblin Torturer was wearing Bloodcut Hide Armour (+1) PHB224.
BogRoll was wearing leather pants of +6 stinkyness, which Kerg is taking as a peace offering to Valthrun the Prescient.
A5: Crypt of Shadows pt1
Lots of Zombie rotters were in a room, but they got vapourised by Aleira
A7: Skeletal Legion
Entering this room has some walls lines with sarcophagi, which on inspection were empty. However, as soon as the Alter to Bahamut part of the room was entered, Skeleton Warriors appear. They don’t attack (in spite of provocation!) but wait for you to bow to the Lawful Good Platinum Dragon.
4 ‘Platinum Dragon’ Statues (worth 60gp each)
a small chest with 5 gems(50 gp each) and 62gp
a shield of protection (2) PHB230
A8: Sir Keegans Tomb
Sir (Kevin) Keegan immediately starts wailing about how bad he was for killin folk, but he has stuff to give… after a challenge. Everyone had to convince him that they were on the side of good, but everyone utterly blew him away with some right fancy dice rolling.
I could have got everyone to role-play the conversation a bit more to decide on the difficultly level of the roll; I’ll do that next time…
So he gave the group a sword called Aecris, which is a Flaming Longsword (+2) PHB234, and the skeleton warriors from the skeletal legion
A5: Crypt of Shadows pt2
Before going down to Level 2 of the Keep, there were some Zombies to clean up around some corridors with Runes of Terror on the floor
Everyone gets 1500xp for covering a lot of ground; Olivia gets an additional 350xp for FlameHands-ing the group and Andrew gets an additional 250 for the ‘Double Entendre’ joke. Andrews 250xp bonus will have to be split evenly across his PCs.