Wolfshead

Session 10: Toward Caetterick

The Wolfsheads explore the forested plain to the north-east of the Keira Hills but soon need to find cover from a troop of rangers apparently pursuing a group of Ogre-Kin who flee toward the south-west.

With this threat past, they come upon the Bogbridge – Caetterick road that cuts north-west to south-east through miles of dense forest here. A hundred-strong group of soldiers marches past, then our heroes hurry on through the woods toward the plantation near Caetterick, where, at dusk, they attempt to cross a river – and are attacked by a mysterious glowing light.

Meilyr, Nuallan and Faelan make it across unharmed, Tangwystl, Lagrozan and Brennain are stuck on the other side.

No XP, no loot.

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Session 9: Foraging

Having found the Red Hand’s cache in Willow Dale and gotten rid of the Ogrekin that were encamped there, the party decided to scout the Keira Hills for food and, possibly, shelter before eventually travelling east to seek out the Druid Edith in Caetterick.

XP: None
Loot: One day’s rations for all (from foraging)

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Session 8: Skirmish in Willow Dale

Closing in on the Willow Dale in Keira Hills, the Wolfsheads come upon a band of Ogrekin led by a wounded Ogre. A skirmish breaks out while they are crossing a river, and three medium and one small Ogrekin are killed, a further two small ones entangled. The heroes are wounded as well, but before the fight devolves into a bloodbath, one of the Ogrekin offers a truce – half of their dinner (a bear) for an end to the fighting. The heroes accept.

New Loot
Three sets of hide armor, three clubs and a sling.
Half a bear.

In the cache
A Healing Potion, Longbow, 40 arrows, 10 torches, 2 Blankets, winter, 1 Backpack, 2 Waterskins, 6 Iron Rations (1 day’s worth of food each), Red paint, A set of woman’s clothes, Flint & Steel

Also: A letter about Nuallan, from a druid called Edith in Caetterick, suggesting the sorceress Zenya recruit her for the Red Hand.

XP
3 x medium Ogre-Kin (170) = 510
1 x small Ogre-Kin (135) = 135
2 x small Ogre-Kin disabled (135/2) = 135
Total: 780 XP = 130 each

Grand Total: Faelan 380, others 1081

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Session 7: Keira Hills at last

Evading the mysterious bird-women, the heroes flee around the Alderley Heights toward Windermere where they spend the night in a Shepherd’s hut. Thus refreshed, they follow the forest’s edge toward Caetterick and manage to cross the road into the Keira Hills where at last Nuallan and their new companion Faelan can forage for supplies. The first meal in four days consists of mountain vegetables. After a second rest, they make for the Willow Dale in search of the Red Hand’s supply cache Grim Gerald had told them about.]

XP
250 XP per character for evading their pursuers, for a new total of 951 per character (and 250 for Faelan).

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Session 6: Escape to the Hills

Trapped in a deep ravine in the foothills of the Alderley Heights, the bold Meilyr climbs a cliff and uses his rope to bring his comrades to safety. Breannain slays several of the pursuers’ bloodhounds but the strong Kaven “Neversword” is cut down fighting off the King’s soldiers. In his place Faelan, a rogueish half-elf from Alderley and an able tracker forced by the King’s soldiers to join the hunt, has decided to join the Wolfheads. Can they flee to safety in the hills?

XP
3 dogs (135 XP) = 1005 XP → 201 each

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Session 5: In the forest

Leaving the river behind, the wolfsheads proceed on the road towards Caetterick. They are ambushed by a mounted patrol of rangers but beat back the attackers, leaving two of them dead. The other two flee to alert the nearby towns while our heroes flee south into Alderley forest. They find a place to rest but are found the next afternoon by hordes of pursuers combing the woods. Driven to the Alderley Heights, the heroes wind up at the bottom of a deep ravine – will they be able to climb to safety?

XP
Ranger troop leader, speared by Meilyr – 400 XP
Mounted ranger, slain by Kaven and Lagrozan – 200 XP

Total: 100 XP each, for a new total of 500 XP per character.

Loot
Studded leather (now Meilyr’s, his leather goes to Brennain), a longsword (Meilyr), 47 pieces of silver, a waterskin and a packet of bandages (all to Tangwystl).

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Session 4: Down the River

The Wolfsheads row their river barge down the Conwy, pursued by a cavalry detachment from Kingsbay. They stop at a snake-infested island where Nuallan, Lagrozan and Brennain get some rest while the others stand guard. At night, they continue their journey and, after trading for some eels, beach their craft and flee into a stretch of forest between Caetterick and Alderley. Two huge bonfires further down the river at Alderley Ferry remind them that the hunt is still on …

No XP or loot (except for the fish, traded for the dwarven amulet).

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Session 3: Escape by Boat

Story
Riding on their hijacked carriage, our heroes cruise through Kingsbay and finally make it to the fisherman’s harbour. They stack beer-barrels to climb the city walls and escape under fire from two crossbowmen to a fisherman’s barge. Grim Gerald stays behind to cover their escape, his spirit broken after the arrest of Red Hand sorceress Zenra. Sudek is left behind as there are only six seats on the boat. Their next destination are the Keira Hills, where they are looking for a Red Hand equipment cache in the trunk of a dead willow tree.

XP
Escaping to the Barge: 100 XP for each survivor

New total XP per PC: 400 (next level at 2000)

Loot
On the boat, the heroes find two sacks, a blanket, a rope, a small keg of water, a pole (quarterstaff) for punting.

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Session 2: Leaving Kingsbay

Story
Our heroes flee south through the Craftsmen’s District, evading or overwhelming town guards, mounted paladins and squads of legionaries.

They hijack a carriage of ale from a group of drunken dwarves and cart to the southern gate … where the troops of the empire are searching all who come and go. Standing in line, they ponder how to get out …

Kills / XP
Halberdier (town guard), color sprayed by Tangwystl and stabbed by Nuallan – 200 XP
Halberdier (senior town guard), speared and cut down by Breannain and Meilyr – 400 XP

Total: 600 XP, by 6 combatants > 100 XP per PC

Loot
Breannain: A hooded leather cape and a belt pouch with 12 sp and a flint and steel, lantern
Tangwystl: Shortspear from the guard, a handaxe and a silver amulet from a sleeping dwarf

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Session 1: Jailbreak

Story
Yesterday, our heroes found themselves in Kingsbay jail, waiting for their trial. Inside, they met the half-elven rogue Sudek and the grievously injured wild elf warrior Grim Gerald. Together with them, they overwhelmed the guards and fought their way out and are now on the run in nightly Kingsbay. Their goal is to make it south to the river-harbour, about a kilometer from where they are.

Kills / XP
Spearman37 and 71 (light guards), knocked out by Tangwystl’s Color spray and killed by Sudek and Meilyr – 2 × 100 XP
Spearman93, (light guard) stabbed twice by Kaven – 100 XP
Human drunkard, stabbed by Breannain – 0 XP
Spearman 60 (light guard) ,stabbed by Breannain and burnt dead by Lagrozan – 100 XP
Spearman 12 (light guard) , cut down by Meilyr – 100 XP
Spearman 96(light guard) , stabbed twice by Brannain – 100 XP
Halberdier84 (senior town guard), speared heftily by Kaven and downed by Meilyr’s sword – 400 XP
Halberdier 35 (town guard), slashed dead by Kaven – 200 XP
Escaping the Jail: 200 XP bonus

Total: 1400 XP, by 7 combatants > 200 XP per PC

Treasure and Equipment
Breannain: Shortsword, dagger, lantern
Kaven: Chain mail (carried), dagger, shortspear
Lagrozan: Shortsword, dagger
Meilyr: Shortsword, shortspear, leather armor (worn), woolen blanket
Nuallan: shortspear
Sudek: Shortsword, leather armor (worn), woolen blanket, leather bag
Tangwystl: nothing

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