Last Barrel Night

About a year ago, my players retired their 20th level characters. We’d been playing three and a half years, give or take, with them. In that time they fought a Dragon War, tussled with demons, dealt with a time traveling halfling, teleported all over the multiverse, and threw down with Orcus himself.

It was a great campaign and each and every character was memorable: Sephus Brananburh, the charismatic but impetuous nobleman’s son; Niblung Ankleshanker, a sneaky little gnome who rose to the heights of the thieves’ guild; Thaddeus Sexton, the bold and brash bard with an eye for the ladies; Sir Kwyx the King’s assassin and Captain of the Skyship Rogue; Sardonis Gentari, an elven monster hunter with a troubled soul; Salazar Redmon, an occult detective with an addiction for magical artifacts and demonic pacts; Delarius Arbeaess, the mage who sacrificed himself to save the party then returned as a ghost to serve from the hereafter; and Sir Burleigh Valeborn of the King’s Guard, noble and true, but untrusting and wise.

And there were others along the way: Dragor, Taurnil, Sir Torin, Hallon, and Artis. And Aglokra the Half-Orc and Lady Tanith. Konn, Hellebat, and the dwarf Thoradin…

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This past Saturday, on St. Patrick’s Day no less, three of those characters gathered to share drinks on Last Barrel Night at the Onions & Flagons Inn. They battled a small army of goblins to shake the rust off first, of course, and then, after running into an old “friend”, the three compatriots did what retired heroes so often do — they battled an ancient white dragon and a nasty frost giant.

Needless to say, we had a blast… It was nice to see Kwyx, Sardonis, and Salazar back in action. Maybe we won’t wait so long to revisit them next time.

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