These are the journal entries for our D&D 5th Edition campaign being played on Roll20. There are 6 PCs: Ragnar (Paladin), Eamon (Cleric), Jortran (Druid), Tec (Rogue), Malfred (Warlock), and Tristan (Barbarian).
11 Flamerule to 14 Flamerule, 1490 DR “Year of the Star Walker’s Return”
The PCs each received an invitation from their friend and some time patron Gundren Rockseeker, a dwarven miner from the Triboar region, to meet at the Driftwood Tavern in Neverwinter to discuss an opportunity to make some easy gold. Gundren arrived with a burly, but older, human warrior in tow. He introduced the human as Sildar Hallwinter, whom he explained would be accompanying him to the rough & tumble frontier town of Phandalin. Gundren asked the PCs to escort an ox cart of mining supplies to Phandalin, and deliver them to a shop called Barthen’s Provisions, whereupon they would be paid 10 gp each. The supplies wouldn’t be ready until the morning, and Gundren and Sildar needed to leave right away to attend to other matters.
The next morning the party picked up the cart of supplies and set off for Phandalin. Not long after turning off the High Road on to the Triboar Trail, they came upon two dead horses in the road, peppered with arrows. As they approached, a squad of goblins lying in wait attacked them with arrows and swords. The battle did not last long, as the party overpowered the goblin raiders, killing all but one, a craft goblin named Wumpish, whom they tied up and questioned. They found an empty scroll or map case with Gundren’s name on it, and the goblin told them that the dwarf and human had been taken to the Cragmaw Hideout where more of his tribe were stationed. He offered to lead them there in exchange for his eventual freedom, and the party deliberated what next to do.
UNTIL NEXT TIME…
- Gundren Rockseeker – Dwarven commoner
- Sildar Hallwinter – Human warrior
- Wumpish – Cragmaw goblin