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 morning after their assault on the Redbrands’ hideout, and having saved the remaining members of the Dendrar family, the PCs took care of some business around the town while waiting for Thel Dendrar’s funeral to begin. Malfred questioned the Redbrand prisoners to learn what he could about the Black Spider and Iarno “Glasstaff” Albrek. Ragnar bought a nice suit for the funeral, and also possibly to impress Sister Garaele, while Jortran went hunting mushrooms, Tristan purchased a horse and cart, and Eamon did Eamon things. Tec, meanwhile, continued to guard the Town Master’s hall.
The funeral was a sombre affair, led by Sister Garaele. Many townsfolk spoke fondly of Thel, and Ragnar spoke briefly for the party. Jortran ingested psychedelic mushrooms and began tripping balls.
After the funeral the party returned to the Stonehill Inn for the reception with the Dendrar family and some of the townsfolk. Mirna Dendrar told Ragnar he seemed familiar somehow, and through discussion they learned that both of them had lived in Thundertree before the eruption of Mt. Hotenow, and the coming of the ash zombies. Mirna told Ragnar that if he were to go to Thundertree, and could find the old apothecary shop, beneath a secret section of a bookcase he would find a valuable family heirloom that had belonged to her mother. She wished Ragnar and the party to have it as thanks for saving her and her children.
As the reception began to wind down, the door was suddenly thrown open, and Gundren stumbled in, wounded, and clutching a pair of boots. He informed the party he’d gone to the mine, looking for his brothers, and found Tharden dead, and Nundro no where to be seen. He had ventured in to the mines, but heard strange sounds and voices, and was attacked by some kind of slime monster that melted part of his face before he fled, bringing his brother’s magic boots with him. He bestowed the boots upon the party, and begged them to go to the mine to find Nundro. The party was just about to do so when Jortran was finally overcome by the mushrooms and passed out mid-sentence into a bowl of soup.
It was decided they would need to wait for Jortran to wake, and carted him off to bed while Malfred went to meet Halia Thronton, who’d invited him to come for a chat at the funeral. After Malfred returned, and Jortran had woken, the party set off with Tristan’s horse and cart for the entrance to the Lost Mine of Phandelver.
They eventually discovered the small opening that led to cavern with a deep crevasse that opened into two passages. At the top of the crevasse, amongst what remained of a camp site, was the body of Tharden Rockseeker, who seemed to have been killed by slashing weapons of some sort. The party climbed down to the bottom of the crevasse using a rope already moored to a stalagmite, and began investigating the old mine tunnels. Soon after they stumbled upon the very slime creature that had attacked Gundren. The poor slime by itself was no match for five able-bodied adventurers, and it was soon dispatched. The only question is… was it alone? Were they?
UNTIL NEXT TIME…