Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 6
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)
Play time: 4 hrs
Game location: Home
Starting XP: 959 for Krivix, Raiann, and Daved; 709 for Varis and Canem, 189 for Orion, 0 for Rowan
Starting Gold: 210.14 gp plus starting gold, minus expenses, for everyone except Orion and Rowan. 106.54 plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion; starting gold minus expenses for Rowan
Starting Downtime: 20 days (10 for Orion and 0 for Rowan)
Starting Renown: 2 (1 for Orion and 0 for Rowan)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis)
3,900 XP for slaying Venomfang
400 XP for defeating the two giant spiders
150 XP for defeating the four dragon cultists
= 4450 XP total
6 PCs and 3 NPCs (Droop the goblin and two Redbrand Ruffians)
4450/9 = 494 XP per participant
XP +/-: 494 XP
Gold +/-: 78.33 gp
Downtime +/-: 0
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0 (1 for Canem)
Current XP for each character:
Daved: 1453 XP
Orion: 683 XP (lvl 2!)
Raiann: 959 XP
Krivix: 1453 XP
Rowan: 494 XP*
Varis: 1203 XP (lvl 3!)
Canem: 1203 XP (lvl 3!)
*Note: Mikhael (playing Rowan) redeemed Adventurer’s League rewards at the start of the session. I did not calculate these in XP gain above.
Last time we left our adventurers, they were rushedly planning to exit Thundertree with their Emerald Enclave contact, the druid Reidoth. But before they could act, the dreaded Venomfang, a young green dragon residing in the ruins of the tower upon the hill, commanded the vines and shrubs around the druid’s watch to grow, entangling the party’s hideout in impenetrable, thorny brush.
It appeared that all hope was lost for our young adventurers, when suddenly, four arrows were launched towards the dragon, from the other direction! Two mysterious figures, riding in a howdah upon a trained circus elephant, had decided that this was their moment to strike. The dragon attacked with its breath weapon, a chlorinic, toxic gas which felled the brave knight Gawain; but the archer Rowan Tallstag was able to survive the dragon’s attack, thanks to her mother’s Cloak of Protection, and she continued to fight, with an impeccable display of ranged combat techniques. This allowed time for the young paladin of Bahamut, Krivix, to slash a way out of the hideout, and, as Canem and Orion went straight towards the dragon, which loomed over its tower, Raiann, Ocean, and Vazen met with Rowan’s two mastiffs, Murray and Bill, and destroyed the twig blights and giant spiders that threatened the path out of Thundertree, though the teenagers from Phandalin and Rowan’s mastiffs ended up paralyzed by the spiders. And Daved, the bard, persuaded Reidoth to stay long enough to impart the necessary directions to their next target, a"Ring of Swords," somewhere in Neverwinter Wood. With the assistance of Canem‘s up-close-and-crushing maul blows, the archer Rowan slay the dragon while Krivix used his fire breath weapon to deal with the masked dragon cultists who had come to Venomfang’s aide when the fight erupted. They have left one alive, for questioning….
Who is the masked dragon cultist that the paladin of Bahamut captured? What will become of Rowan Tallstag and Gawain? Will the party reunite with the squirrely Reidoth, who has knowledge of the area around the Sword Coast and who may be able to guide them to their intended destinations of Cragmaw Castle and Wave Echo Cave? And will the party ever find their kidnapped friend and patron, the dwarf Gundren Rockseeker?