D&D Sessions – Lost Mine of Phandelver Episode 6 Storming the Castle

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).

18 Flamerule – 1490 – Year of the Star Walker’s Return

The heroes scouted around the castle, deciding to push in through an opening in the north wall. Jortran took the shape of a rat to see what lay ahead, and spied a strange tentacle creature hiding in the dark of one chamber before returning to the crumbling wall where he entered and he was joined by his friends before he reverted to his normal form.

Making their way through darkened hallways of the crumbling ruins they opened a door into a mess hall filled with goblins. A fierce battle began. One of the goblins ran for reinforcements. The goblins in the room fell before the onslaught of the party, including some of the reinforcing goblins, but two of the goblins fled through yet another door into the darkness of the castle.

The party gave chase, rushing from one dark room or hall into the next. Doors were flung open, and more goblins were discovered. Behind yet another door they found a squad of Hobgoblins, alerted by their goblin comrades, and the fighting was difficult as the narrow doorways gave little room to manoeuvre.

Finally the heroes pushed through the hobgoblin room, but not in time to stop some of the goblins from escaping out another door. Giving chase the party stumbled into a chamber that the goblins seemed to be using for evil religious rituals. There they found a goblin in dirty, tattered purple robes who attacked them with a short bow. The goblin missed and Tristan fell upon him with his axe, leaving little behind that resembled anything goblin-like.

Through a pair of curtains they moved into another darkened chamber where Tec was attacked by a hideous monster of scales and tentacles with an obscene beak. It dropped down on to Tec from the ceiling, but Tristan was there to save him. Malfred used his arcane knowledge to deduce that the creature was a Grick.

From this room they pushed on, searching for the goblins. They discovered a door in the ruined tower through which they had originally entered, and throwing it open they discovered more goblins. After a brief skirmish they slaughtered the goblins, and decided to pull back and rest before investigating the last few rooms of the castle.

UNTIL NEXT TIME…

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