Winterhaven - Beginning the Journey to Thunderspire.   Posted by Narrator.Group: 0
 GM, 29 posts
Fri 28 Oct 2011
at 02:27
Winterhaven - Beginning the Journey to Thunderspire
The adventure started in Fallcrest (which is traditionally Callie's hometown) when talk of heavy kobold activity sent the adventurers to the Lord Warden of Fallcrest, who has had enough of kobold raids along the old King’s Road. He readily offered them a bounty for clearing out Kobold Hall, asking them to bring proof that the ruins have been cleared out, such as the bone mask worn by the kobold leader. There were other adventure hooks in Fallcrest, but once the characters cleared out Kobold Hall, they discovered and defeated a white dragon named Szartharrax.

The characters found a letter in the dragon Szartharrax’s treasure chest. Written in Draconic, it is an offer of alliance from a goblin warlord named Irontooth who wishes to unite the monsters in the area against the people of Fallcrest.

Did our characters meet? I vote for no. We're skipping the DMG adventure, which leads to Winterhaven. But nothing says our characters did that adventure. Nothing says we didn't either. But I would rather say our characters are just now meeting each other since otherwise, we'll be making comments about events that didn't happen, such as "That was awesome, Amy, how you shot a beam of holy energy down and healed us all!" Amy: "But... I never did that. I can't. I'm not even of a faith..." and so on. So to avoid confusion, I'm ruling we just met as this adventure begins. SO! Please intro your character(s) entering Winterhaven.

Winterhaven (Village, Population 977)
The rutted King’s Road leads to the foot of a broad hill that holds the walled village of Winterhaven. The village is nestled in the southern foothills of the Cairngorm Peaks. The walls are weathered stone topped by defensive palisades.

Small thatched homes stand around Winterhaven, each fronting a small piece of farmland or pasture. Beyond the farms to the west and south lie dark woods, and to the north, tall mountain peaks.

BUT! We have not arrived in Winterhaven yet. We are on "King's Road", en route to Winterhaven. How we meet is up to each of us, but we meet now, on King's Road.

This message was last edited by the GM at 19:58, Fri 11 Nov 2011.

 Player, 1 post
Fri 11 Nov 2011
at 20:16
Re: Winterhaven - Beginning the Journey to Thunderspire
Amy is on King's Road and takes a break. She's been walking for a while and the armor she wears is still a little heavy on a girl of her small frame, especially for long distances of walking. She takes a load off, taking off her boots to rub her feet. She is in human form right now, cautious to be so since she is traveling a well-traveled road.

Amy takes off a boot and begins rubbing her foot. "Just a little further, Amy.." she says quietly. "Then you can relax all you like."

This message was last edited by the player at 20:17, Fri 11 Nov 2011.

 Player, 1 post
Fri 11 Nov 2011
at 20:33
Re: Winterhaven - Beginning the Journey to Thunderspire
Meanwhile, a fairy wanders a bit from the woods and spots the clearing up ahead. It's a road, probably traveled by non-fairy types. She puffs her cheeks, thinks about it, then sees Amy and bites her lower lip, shrugging her shoulders. Opal ponders pulling a prank, but then hears another down the road and decides to hold off until more people can be there to appreciate the prank!

(Hint: She hears one of you all, Chris or David! :p)