Wednesday, October 19, 2005


This is a place to store info on our DnD 3.5 campaign. Session Notes, NPCs ect. All participants are welcome to add to this and I hope they do.

I'll start with the first session notes, followed by a little intro of my character.

Wood, Steel and Shadow
The Dargossian adventures of the the mercenary trio

SESSION ONE. "You win some, you lose some."
Anglend, Alexi and Virlana entered the mining town of Khaan, in the foothills of Khordyn after a week or more in the wilds. Virlana parted company with Avendi, her leopard, fearing the beast would cause panic and bring more attention to their group than they wanted. It took only a few moments for them to all realize that they had come at a good time. The town was making preparations for the three day festival of midsummer which would begin that very night.

Making their way to "The Untapped Keg," a bustling tavern and inn, the companions shared ale and food with a group of free-dwarf miners and guildsmen. The obvious leader of this group was a graybeard dwarf named Beorn. When asked about who was hiring mercenaries, Beorn revealed himself to be the owner of the local Adamantine mine and offered them a lucrative mission patrolling the mine and guarding against Redcap goblins, should they first prove their mettle to him. A sum of five hundred gold would be paid bimonthly to each, starting after the first week of service. Although Virlana scowled at the thought of mine patrolling, each agreed the money might make it worth it.

They also learned of a multitude of games and competitions being held. Seeing the possibility of quick profit, they were all keen to get involved. Virlana signed up for the archery tournament, while Anglend entered armored and unarmored brawling competitions as well as axe throwing and the hunkerhausen competition. Alexi took what little remained of his funds and bet twenty gold on Anglend making it through the first rounds of the brawling competition.

They learned that Beorn himself was the champion of the armored fighting and Alexi tried to learn what he could of the man, finding that he had a mixed reputation in town. It seemed the old dwarf had 'won' the adamantine mine from its former owner and tended to do things his own way. Though not everyone liked him, it seemed that most respected him.

After visiting the gambling house the three adventurers made their way to the competition grounds. Anglend took second place in the axe throwing, winning fifty gold, twenty five of which was immediately placed on himself in the unarmored fighting at five to one odds. Virlana took first place and a magical shortbow of endless arrows in the archery contest. Anglend made short work of his opponent and made a tidy sum for both himself and Alexi in the first round. All the money they won was re-bet on his second match at 10-1 against the current champion, a Half Orc miner named Gurney.

As Anglend flirted with the 'pretty' dwarven cleric on the edge of the competition fields in the minutes before his next fight, he heard the faint sound of horses in the distance. Getting up on something tall, he was slightly alarmed to see a large cloud of dust approaching the town over the nearby hills. He hollered to Beorn, directing the graybeard's attention to the approaching trouble. A rider was dispatched to check it out as Anglend got into his armor - just in case.

As the scout returned, ordered chaos came with him. It was indeed a large group of armed riders and the gathering of celebrating townsfolk rushed to the walled compound at the center of the village while Beorn organized the town militia.

Anglend and Alexi had just rejoined with Virlana and were following Beorn and the others. Anglend called out to Gurney that "You'd better not die before I have a chance to beat you in the ring!"
What force threatens the happy village of Khaan? Will our morally ambiguous heroes prove themselves to Beorn, their possibly rich-making, soon-to-be employer? More importantly, will Anglend get lucky with the dwarven cleric later in the evening? All this and more will be answered next time.


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