Over the last two weeks myself and a group of friends have started a new Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Each week I’ll be posting a summary of what happens in each session.
The role of Dungeon Master is currently played by my friend Sean. For those who don’t know, the DM’s role is to write adventures that he then guides the players through.
T’kel Arbeyn (Kel)
My character in the Gatelands campaign. A Fey Tiefling born in the village of Forest’s Edge, near the Elven city of Vi’scarn. Dark green skin, eyes glow pale blue, hair is crimson styled as dreadlocks tied back in ponytail. Horns look like polished mahogany. Wears leather armour and carries a hammer that he forged himself. Close friends with Astrid. Is both an archaeologist and a blacksmith. Is a vegetarian. Aims to discover the fate of the Servitors, a race of god-like machines that turned the southern desert into a paradise, then disappeared with the explosion of the far gate, leaving the paradise to return to being a desert.
Played by my sister Mary. A Half-Drow who lived in Forest’s Edge and was attracted to the nearby river from a young age. Pale grey skin, silver eyes, dark hair tied in a ponytail. Wields two daggers, and able to turn into a wolf, cat, and horse. Lived in the forest for the last few years. Aims to find her mother, a Drow noble who disappeared a few years ago.
Kioko Kioshi (Kio)
Played by my friend Morgan. A former Catfolk pirate, who discovered the remains of a dragon and gained power from them. Hates her powers, but uses them anyway to gain power and wealth. Has a habit of taking trophies from enemies.
Played by my friend Anthony. A blue-skinned Goblin orphan, who discovered that he was capable of reading magical script (but not normal script). Is a capable wizard, except that most of his spells are not useful in very many situations. Is afraid of water.
Played by Josh. A Shardmind and former guard from upper Vi’scarn. Was stripped of rank on suspicion of substance abuse. Dusty and Lunk helped him to survive. Only speaks when necessary and sometimes seems more like a golem than a sentient being.
D’esti Tu’tione (Dusty)
Played by Chandler. A Half-Elf, who grew up as an urchin on the streets of lower Vi’scarn. Close friends with Lunk. Him and Lunk owe their lives to Kel.
Knowledge of characters is restricted by what the players have revealed so far
Due to personal issues, Chandler was unable to show up for the first session. This prompted Sean to improvise a quick adventure.
The players have been travelling together for a while and had made camp in a small forest east of Forest’s Edge, on their way to a human settlement north of the Elsinki desert. In his quest to discover the Servitors, Kel wants to visit the Elsinki of House Winter.
In the morning, Kio is the first to wake and she groggily starts to make a morning drink. Kio’s groans wake Lunk, who ends up stabbing his tent. Kel woke next, and began his morning routine of cataloguing his equipment and cleaning his hammer, Forgeshaper. Next to wake was Astrid, who was so groggy that she could be compared to a zombie. Finally, Nuraya ended his meditation and pulled himself away from the tree that his crystalline body had started to grow around. Lunk starts playing pranks on the others, while Astrid and Kel head to the nearby river. Kel gathers algae to make a stew, whilst Astrid goes for a swim.
While preparing to move on, the party find a note telling them that Dusty has been kidnapped by a group of bandits who want the party to pay them 500 gold for the return of their friend. The party choose to invade the bandits hideout in the mountains and rescue Dusty. While inside the completely terrify many of the bandits with their magic. Eventually it comes to a showdown with the bandit leader. He tells them to give him all of their gold in exchange for Dusty, however Kel responds by demonstrating his power as an Artificer by imbuing the leader’s armour with a fire spell, burning him but not killing him, however he keeps his grip on Dusty. While Kel and Kio (who aims to fill the leader’s lung with acid through a kiss) fight to free Dusty, the others finish off of the bandits. Kel shrouds the room with fog allowing them to separate the leader from Dusty and kill the leader and the bandits.