Keep on the Borderlands: Session 15 — “Hostage!”

SESSION 15 “Hostage!” After a long rest and medical attention, the fellowship gathered to discuss their plans as the Witching Hour approached. It was decided that Brukhart, Magnar, Sebastian, and Kik-Dos, along with Steffan and Cinda Kilraven, would infiltrate the camp of Sir Kelvin Glover and take him hostage, thus ending the conflict before it…

Spine of the Dragon: Episode 15 — “Double Threat”

SESSION 15 “Double Threat” 4 Ostara Recovering from their injuries in the Seven Scepters Inn, Arthur, Edmund, and Byron examined several parchments they had procured in their recent misadventures. Chief among them was a map of the White Wyrm’s Lair in distant Crescentar, and a contract between the Thornskull Collective and Inigo Highmoor, the wine…

Keep on the Borderlands: Session 14 — “Blood Will Have Blood”

SESSION 14 “BLOOD WILL HAVE BLOOD” The sounds of battle echoed across the spring-kissed hill country as Wolfe, Hawkmoor, and Pox Macchia forces aligned against those of Whitemane in defense of Skalgrimgard, the infamous Keep on the Borderlands that loomed above the long shadow of the Caves of Chaos. Houses Glover and Lord assaulted the…

Spine of the Dragon: Session 14 — “Foul Sorceries”

SESSION 14 “FOUL SORCERIES” 2-3 Ostara The Bordermen, standing over the corpses of Thornskull assassins, faced off against their prey: a mysterious archer, a beautiful woman (in a noblewoman’s attire), and an unknown merchant (with delusions of grandeur) holding Duke Uthric Hawkmoor hostage. As the Bordermen pressed their intent, the merchant sent the woman scurrying…

Keep on the Borderlands: Session 13 — “Under Siege”

SESSION 13 “UNDER SIEGE” The trebuchets, catapults, and ballistas of Lord and Glover hammered Skalgrimgard throughout the long night and morning, breaching the walls of the curtain, just south of the barbican, and bailey. A strike into Skalhalla itself, left Ulster Black, the Wolfe Commander, severely wounded. As the Whitemane forces moved their Siege Tower…

Spine of the Dragon: Session 13 — “War is Bad for Business”

SESSION 13 “WAR IS BAD FOR BUSINESS” With the Saddler’s Wallow Great Hall in flames, Edmund found himself trapped between conflagrations on the south stair, Byron was in the main hall, and Arthur was engaged with what they assumed was the last of the assassins. Edmund craftily freed himself from his fiery entrapment and he…

Keep on the Borderlands: Session 12 — “Flip the (Con)script”

SESSION 12 “FLIP THE (CON)SCRIPT” Riding hard through heavy snowfall, Brukhart and Magnar Ljunberg, Sebastian Pike, Sir Jon Foster, and Dann Riegal, met another rider on the road, traveling south from the Keep. As the rider came closer, Pike recognized the man as one of his crew, Kik-Dos Drake. Having expected both Pike and Horde…

Spine of the Dragon: Session 12 — “Saddler’s Wallow”

SESSION 12 “SADDLER’S WALLOW” 2 Ostara, 2020au The Bordermen, along with their Crescentian companion, Hakmet ibn Damar, and Sir Garrett Mark and the survivors of his Outrider unit, traveled for two days across the plains of Gravemarker Field. On the third day, Sir Garrett sent his men overland, on a hard march for Tombstone Keep,…

Keep on the Borderlands: Session 10 — “Missing”

SESSION 10 “Missing” “Kobolds are craven reptilian humanoids that commonly infest dungeons. They make up for their physical ineptitude with a cleverness for trap making.” The party, spread out across the canyon floor, were harried. Their adversary, a brutal and vicious owlbear, whom they had waked from its hibernation, was magically held by the mage…

Spine of the Dragon: Session 10 — “Knights of the Morning Star”

SESSION TEN “Knights of the Morning Star” 31 Imbolc, 2020au Valorblôt Darkness fell hard on the Bordermen as they took cover on the north bank of the Red Rogue River, across from Traitor’s Rock, where six Knights of the Morning Star, House Somerfort’s premier military order of cavalrymen, dismounted and prepared camp. With but the…