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Castle Whiterock—Chapter 8: The Pits

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 …