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DM's Log 9/25/16 (Session #13: Wave Echo Cave)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 13
Date: 9/25/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 4 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom

Starting XP: 3557 for Daved, 3032 for Varis, 2778 for Raiann, 2777 for Orion, 820 (+ DM rewards) for Glanshen
Starting Gold: 344.27gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses (240.67 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion; 43.3 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Glanshen)
Starting Downtime: 30 downtime days, minus expenses (20 for Orion, 0 for Glanshen)
Starting Renown: 3 (2 for Orion, 0 for Glanshen)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

XP +/-: 342
Gold +/-: 0 gp (6.65 gp in Raiann’s pocket)
Downtime +/-: 0 days
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0 (1 for Orion and Raiann)

Notes: Raiann received a potion of vitality

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DM's Log 9/18/16 (Session #12: Fortune Favors the Bold)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 12
Date: 9/18/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 4 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom

Starting XP: 3277 for Daved, 2752 for Varis, 2508 for Raiann, 2507 for Orion, 540 (+ DM rewards) for Glanshen
Starting Gold: 324.27gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses (220.67 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion; 23.3 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Glanshen)
Starting Downtime: 30 downtime days, minus expenses (20 for Orion, 0 for Glanshen)
Starting Renown: 3 (2 for Orion, 0 for Glanshen)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

XP +/-: 280
Gold +/-: 20 gp
Downtime +/-: 0 days
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0

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DM's Log 9/11/16 (Session #11: The Enemy of Our Enemy...)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 11
Date: 9/11/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 4.5 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom

Starting XP: 2707 for Daved, 2182 for Varis and Canem, 1938 for Raiann, 1937 for Orion
Starting Gold: 300.97gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses (197.37 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion)
Starting Downtime: 30 downtime days, minus expenses (20 for Orion)
Starting Renown: 3 (2 for Orion)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

XP +/-: 570
Gold +/-: 23.3 gp
Downtime +/-: 0 days
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0

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DM's Log 8/28/16 (Session #10: Go Ask Agatha)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 10
Date: 8/28/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 5 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom

Starting XP: 2167 for Daved, 1642 for Varis, 1398 for Raiann, 1397 for Orion
Starting Gold: 300.97gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses (197.37 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion; starting gold only for Glanshen)
Starting Downtime: 30 downtime days, minus expenses (20 for Orion)
Starting Renown: 3 (2 for Orion)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

Introduction of new character Glanshen Frostfound; DM rewards redeemed this session by player Blair_the_Cerbearus

XP +/-: 540
Gold +/-: 0 gp
Downtime +/-: 0 days
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0

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DM's Log 08/21/16 (Session #9: Cragmaw Castle)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 9
Date: 8/14/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 3.5 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom

Starting XP: 1748 for Daved, 1473 for Krivix, 1223 for Varis and Canem, 979 for Raiann, 978 for Orion
Starting Gold: 288.47 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for everyone except Orion. 184.87 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion
Starting Downtime: 20 days (10 for Orion)
Starting Renown: 2 (1 for Orion)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

XP +/-: 419
Gold +/-: 12.5 gp
Downtime +/-: 10 days
Renown Earned: 1
Magic Items +/-: 0

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DM's Log 08/14/16 (Session #8: Dawnstrike)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 8
Date: 8/14/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 8.5 hrs
Game location: Home

Starting XP: 1748 for Daved, 1473 for Krivix, 1223 for Varis and Canem, 979 for Raiann
Starting Gold: 288.47 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for everyone except Orion. 184.87 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion
Starting Downtime: 20 days (less if you spent downtime last session)
Starting Renown: 2
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

XP +/-: 180 xp
Gold +/-: 60 gp
Downtime +/-: 0
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0

Notes: discovered a small potion of flying. Returned necklace to Mirna Dendrar. Discovered location of Cragmaw Castle.

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DM's Log 8/7/16 (Session #7: Homecoming)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 7
Date: 8/7/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 4 hrs
Game location: Home

Starting XP: 1453 for Daved and Krivix, 1203 for Varis and Canem, 959 for Raiann, 683 for Orion
Starting Gold: 288.47 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for everyone except Orion. 184.87 gp, plus starting gold, minus expenses, for Orion
Starting Downtime: 20 days (10 for Orion)
Starting Renown: 2 (1 for Orion)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis and Canem)

XP Earned:

20 for twig blights
700 for owlbear (just Daved and Orion)
400 for goblin tribe

XP +/-: 20 (295 for Daved and Orion)
Gold +/-: 0 gp
Downtime +/-: 0
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0

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DM's Log 7/31/16 (Session #6: Venomfang's Ruin)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 6
Date: 7/17/16
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)

XP Earned:

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?

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DM's Log 7/17/16 (Session #5: Road to Thundertree)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 5
Date: 7/17/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 4.5 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom

Starting XP: 870 for Daved, Krivix, and Raiann, 620 for Varis and Canem, 100 for Orion
Starting Gold: 191.31 plus starting gold for everyone except Orion: 85.71 plus starting gold for Orion
Starting Downtime: 20 days (10 for Orion)
Starting Renown: 2 (1 for Orion)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Varis)

XP Earned:

Ogre slain (450xp) divided by 6
8 Twig Blights (100xp) divided by 7 (Droop also participated so he gets 14 xp)

This means everyone gets 89 xp.

By the DM’s calculations, Krivix, Raiann, and Daved are currently sitting at 959 XP; Varis and Canem are at 709 XP; and Orion is at 189 XP.

Gold +/-: 18.83gp
Downtime +/-: 0
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0

Synopsis:

Secured sled and two mastiffs from Qelline
Noticed mob assembling as they left town
Calmed Vazen and Ocean and made them understand Bahamut’s teachings
Killed an ogre on the way to Thundertree (Droop peed himself)
Got to Thundertree, killed twig blights, met Reidoth who warned about dragon

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DM's Log 7/10/16 (Session #4: Nothing Will Save You)

Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 4
Date: 7/10/16
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)

Play time: 7 hrs (2.5 for new player Pseudosimian)
Game location: Home

Starting XP: 440 (490 if you participated in the crypt battle with the skeletons)
Starting Gold: 105 gp, 6 sp (not counting the gp you start with)
Starting Downtime: 10 days (0 for Orion)
Starting Renown: 1 (0 for Orion)
Starting # of Magic Items: 0 (1 for Joe Farkas)

XP Earned:

300 if you rescued the Dendrars (Aaron, Brigitte, Richard)
+80 if you cleared the Redbrands from the hideout and took prisoners (everyone except Giuseppe)
+100 if you fought the bugbears and rescued Droop the goblin

Current XP as of this session: Krivix, Raiann, and Daved are currently sitting at 870 XP, Canem and Varis are at 620 XP, and Orion is at 100 XP.

Gold +/-: 84.21 gp and 3 electrum pieces each (or 85.71 gp)
Downtime +/-: 10 days
Renown Earned: 1
Magic Items +/-: 0

The party hid the body of the dead Redbrand and investigated the hideout under Tresendar Manor and discovered the remaining missing Dendrars, Mirna, Nars, and Nilsa. They were approached by reinforcement Redbrands, but Daved (wearing the cloak of the fallen Redbrand) was able to convince them that the murderers headed down into the caverns, then cast a minor illusion to have them hear footsteps running out of the hideout. This distraction would have worked, but the enraged Raiann lashed out with incinerating bolts of fire at the Redbrands, who had their backs turned to the party. After killing the witnesses, the party then brought the Dendrars out of the hideout, through the cave entrance, to Qelline Alderleaf’s property. When the party mentioned a portal which took their allies away, Qelline asked them whether the portal had a guardian, at which the party mentioned the nothic. Qelline told the party to think hard about what the nothic said, and also told the party that she was once an adventurer and a member of the Emerald Enclave.

The party snuck back that night to investigate the portal further. Daved cast Comprehend Languages to help decipher the message written on the portal: “What separates humans from dwarves from gnomes?” And, after some trial and error, they were able to travel through the portal, after speaking the key (“Nothing,” three times). Canem and Varis had been teleported to the Moonsea region, to a carnival. The party, still unsure of how they got through the portal, talked with Doctor Jubal about recent events in Hillsfar. They figured out how to come back to slay some Redbrands. They took two as prisoners and discovered Glasstaff’s lab and personal quarters, but did not find Glasstaff. Raiann searched diligently and found a letter addressed to Glasstaff from a mysterious persona. The writer of the letter was identified only by a sigil resembling a spider.

Talked with Sildar—called slave trade contact a ‘necessary evil’

Their prisoners told them about bugbears in the Hideout, so they left and brought these prisoners to Qelline

Talked with Qelline—warned that Redbrands would be under attack if slave trade was interrupted and they were supposed to have facilitated it

Orion introduced as character to bring Redbrands to safety—Emerald Enclave contact

Went back to Redbrand hideout to kill bugbears

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