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).
The party cleared out the cellars underneath Tresendar Manor, battling skeleton sentries and an aberrant one-eyed monster that invaded their thoughts. They also rescued the remaining members of the Dendrar family from makeshift cells being guarded by two ruffians who quickly surrendered.
During the battle with the one eyed monster, Skenaz the Goblin proved himself as a warrior. When the monster attempted to rush Skenaz over the edge of a chasm, Skenaz dug in his heels and pushed back, bouncing the monster right in to the swinging blade of Tristan’s axe.
At the bottom of the strangely cold crevasse, Ragnar found the half-eaten corpse of what was a man, later to be identified by Halia Thornton, the guildmaster of the Phandalin Miners’ Exchange, as the patron of the Dendrar family.
The party also discovered an elderly goblin slave, who turned out to be Skenaz’s “Uncle Droop”, and after leaving the ruins, the party bid farewell to the two goblins, granting them their freedom, and thanking them for their service.
As they were leaving the cellars, they also found the laboratory and quarters of the dead mage, who appeared to have been trying to brew potions of invisibility. Amongst his belongings they found an old dwarven journal that appeared to tell the tale of the old Phandelver’s Pact and the Lost Mine of Phandelver, as well as its long lost Forge of Spells. In his quarters they found a footlocker full of treasure, a magical glass Staff of Defence, and two strange letters. One was from the Black Spider, and the other was from a mysterious group that spoke of the capture of “The Storm King”, and proffered upon the dead mage, Iarno Albrek, the blessings of someone or something called “Slarkrethel”. Malfred felt particularly drawn to the letter, and took it for his own, being the only one who could read its coded message.
Upon returning to the village they discovered that Sildar was gone, having apparently left for the next settlement of Triboar to allegedly look for the mage Iarno Albrek, and the town master, Harbin Wester, had locked himself in his office, fearing Redbrand reprisals. After learning that Gundren had gone off to the mine on his own to find his brothers, the heroes were welcomed back to the Stonehill Inn as the “Protectors of Phandalin”. They were wined and dined, including a little dancing for Ragnar and Sister Garaele, before heading off for some much needed rest.
UNTIL NEXT TIME…