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Castle Whiterock—Chapter 9: The Road to Galaron

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CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad. Setting Out The party decides to travel to Galaron by escorting a Shadowmantle family caravan. Luckily, a shipment of dwarven textiles is scheduled to leave the next morning. Before setting out, Melanie buys a pair of very fine fountain pens. She gives one to her father as an early birthday present, and the other she gives to Emmeline.
Lord Shadowmantle calls Imra into his office. He tells her that the family has begun negotiations with the gnomes of Far Cirque for their gems, but the town has existing contracts with three merchants in Galaron. He gives Imra a list of names and hints that it would be good for the family if someone convinced these people to break their ties with the gnomes. Imra isn&#…

Castle Whiterock—Chapter 8: The Pits

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CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad. with Gryffydd, human mercenary (hireling) Trapmaker, Trapmaker, Make Me a Trap The party explores the ruins of Shadowmantle Manor to get a better look at their possible new home. Frevia and Roberta begin a circuit of the perimeter to make sure nothing attacks the group from the woods.
Crossing the stream from the main guard tower to open area in the northeast, Melanie narrowly avoids falling into a concealed pit trap. That open area may have once been stables, but until recently, it was home to the goblin druid's wolf companion, who lived in a hollow in the stone filled with bones and rotting meat. Emmeline used a prestidigitation cantrip to clean the hovel out.
As they pass through a hole in the …

Castle Whiterock—Chapter 7: Journey to Shadowmantle Manor

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CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad. with Gryffydd, human mercenary (hireling) The Taxman Cometh The party returned to Cillamar late on August 2nd. When she got home, Melanie learned that her father wished to speak with her. In his office, Elric Shadowmantle told her that her party's adventures (and the accompanying wealth they've brought back from the ruins) has attracted the crown's attention, and a tax collector is coming to make a preliminary assessment for the tax rolls. 
Elric does not want an agent of the crown poking around the family's business dealings in Cillamar, so he suggests that Melanie and her companions travel south to the old Shadowmantle Manor, which was abandoned 200 years ago after a great fire. They…

Castle Whiterock—Chapter 6: Assault Under the Tower

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CharactersEmmeline Forthwrought, eccentric human wizard, with Jonathan, cat familiar.Frevia Arden, self-sufficient human druid, with Roberta, snake animal companion.Imra Shadowmantle, disciplined elven rogue.Melanie Shadowmantle, aristocratic human fighter, with Angelina, recovered toad. Ambush! Halfway through her watch patrol, Melanie heard the sound of several humanoids sneaking up on the tents in which her party slept. Calling out a loud greeting, she approached and saw a pair of orcs with crossbows loaded. The orcs fired on the fighter and then closed into melee with her. Meanwhile, two more orcs appeared from behind a tent and fired on her as well.

Frevia and Imra awoke to the sounds of battle, but Emmeline remained asleep for a bit longer. Together, Melanie, Imra, and Frevia dispatched three orcs. The fourth, gravely wounded, tried to run. At that moment, though, a bleary-eyed Emmeline stumbled out of her tent and cast daze on him. Melanie then calmly walked up and cut him dow…

My Own Two Hands: Part 23

I rescue a resident of Sanctuary Hills from the Federal Ration Stockpile. If you like this or any of my videos, you can help support them by becoming a patron on Patreon: http://ift.tt/2vLk4hg. If you just want to throw me a one-time donation, you can hit me up at http://ift.tt/2FQmjT4 or paypal.me/PaulStefko.
February 23, 2018 at 08:00PM

Core Mechanics #21 - Lady Blackbird

I cover basically the entire system of John Harper's Lady Blackbird. You can check the game out for yourself at http://ift.tt/1mAeQLz. If you like this or any of my videos, you can help support them by becoming a patron on Patreon: http://ift.tt/2vLk4hg. If you just want to throw me a one-time donation, you can hit me up at http://ift.tt/2FQmjT4 or paypal.me/PaulStefko.
February 22, 2018 at 08:00PM

Say Goodnight, Gracie | SR 7

I wrap up my Slime Rancher run by getting my slimes settled in their new habitats. ;If you like this or any of my videos, you can help support them by becoming a patron on Patreon: http://ift.tt/2vLk4hg. If you just want to throw me a one-time donation, you can hit me up at http://ift.tt/2FQmjT4 or paypal.me/PaulStefko
February 20, 2018 at 08:00PM