The pirate ship bringing the iron ore, and maybe mithril, comes in to the cove. We see the pirates on the ship, as well as their captain, who 'has a mean-looking parrot'. 'So do I', says Pasha, about his re-summoned minion for the occasion. 'Well, he's small and cute.' 'In a fight with this one, […]
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We get a surprise round on some bugbears we've sneaked up on. One gets stabbed in the back, the other two are engulfed by quite a damaging fireball. All in all, it's an effective surprise. 'You don't see any more bugbears, but we're going to stay in initiative.' 'Why's that?' 'No reason.' Our spider-sense tingles, […]
'The ship transports iron ore.' '...what?' 'Iron ore.' 'Or what?' 'What?' 'Mithril?' 'No, iron ore.' 'Iron or... mithril? 'Just iron ore.' '...what?'
The ore from the Iron Island looks like it is brought to the mainland through an abandoned castle overlooking the coast. On the assumption that the operation will be guarded, we try to sneak around to scout the location, rather than stomping in blindly. The walls of the castle are not entirely intact, which allows […]
Our adventuring guides us towards the Iron Island, where our new dwarven ally, Herbie, escaped and where lots of other slaves remain, working to extract minerals from the quarries there. The main problem is how to cross the water between us and the island. We find out from Herbie that a ship regularly transports the […]
On our way to the valley of the Invisible Stalkers, maybe not its official name, we are ambushed, by monks hiding in trees! 'They'll do their fancy slow-falling down to us in a second', says Thrak, somehow experienced with the monk style of fighting. Salvador casts Scorching Ray, and gets hits with both rays. The […]
During the previous battle, we saw some villagers being dragged away by Invisible Stalkers. We saw them because we had a See Invisibilty spell active, obviously. Now we think that perhaps we should do something about the Stalkers, to prevent more villagers from falling prey to them. Rather than rush in, it's probably best to […]
'My dog will attack the general! Is 19 a hit?' 'Miss.' 'Ah, +2 for flanking. 21?' 'Miss.' '+1 for Bless. 22?' 'Miss.' '...blatant cheating. 40?' 'Hit!'
In the ongoing protection of a village against a fair-sized orc force, Thrak smacks down one elite orc soldier but remains almost surrounded. He ponders his next target of attack. 'Which of the orcs are wounded?' 'That one has been wounded.' 'Seriously?' 'Yeah, I'm not kidding.'
The second wave of orcs takes the form of wyvern riders. On wyverns! Their swooping and fly-by attacks will no doubt cause us problems, so I do something to try to make us less of a target. I cast a spell, and a dome of ice protects us, with an opening at ground level to […]