Wednesday, April 20, 2016

[Dungeonteller Actual Play] Venture Hold

Our heroes: warrior, pixies, paladin, wizard.

Our snow-day D&D group realized that no more snow days would be forthcoming this year so we just picked a random day to continue our journey through the Venture Hold Dungeonteller module. The PCs left the cave troll they had befriended pining for company (and bacon and chocolate), and wended their way to a harpies' lair. The harpies were fended off by one of the pixie's briar patch spells long enough to arrive to the fight a scratched and bloody mess. The PCs dealt with them without too much trouble, just a few scratches and a lingering stench in the air. One of the harpies tried to snatch the warrior's flaming sword which was not the brightest idea.

Having cleared the dungeon level, they crawled down the interior of the huge centipede carapace that provides a link to the next level, and came out into a trading station run by revenants, managed by a high-level NPC who'd been reported missing -- oh, and he's now a revenant too. They saw that he was wearing two of the green-bejewelled rings that serve as MacGuffins in the adventure and was about to hand them off to the evil cult that needed the rings to incarnate their beastly spider god. Thinking fast, the pixies covered him in a swarm of mice, showered him with some baffling pixie dust, and managed to yoink both rings off his fingers before he knew what had happened. It didn't take long for him to notice, though. He sent his revenant guards after the PCs, who climbed back up the giant insect corpse and led them right to the cave troll, who blocked the revenants from further pursuing them. Victory!

Back at the surface, they presented the rings to their employer, Sir Whimsy Bonaventure, who let them keep his share of their plunder. The paladin in the party was made a full knight! Sir Whimsy has now tasked them with returning to Venture Hold to destroy the evil cult and smash the spider idol they venerate, to ensure it can never be brought to life again.

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