Adventure Name: Lost Mine of Phandelver
Session #: 1
DM Name and DCI#: Andrew Osborne (#9113099355)
Play time: 5.5 hrs
Game location: Card Kingdom
Starting XP: 0
Starting Gold: 0 (not including starting background equipment gp)
Starting Downtime: 0
Starting Renown: 0
Starting # of Magic Items: 0
XP Earned: 350
Gold +/-: 57 gp divided by number of players (5) = 11gp, 4 sp
Downtime +/-: 0
Renown Earned: 0
Magic Items +/-: 0
Notes: Discovered the Cragmaw hideout (75 xp story milestone) and defeated Klarg and his allies (275 xp story milestone).
Strange disappearances have been occurring on the Sword Coast of Faerûn recently, in this 1485th year of Dalereckoning. The Nasher Times, Neverwinter’s town paper, contains the following quote in its issue from 3 Alturiak, in an article regarding the need for law enforcement during the Deadwinter holiday season.
On Deadwinter’s Eve alone, there were four reported missing persons in Neverwinter, all who were last seen at the Beached Leviathan: Drusilla, a gnome illusionist whose disappearance, we speculate, had something to do with her wicked winning streak that night at the gambling tables of the tavern; a black dragonborn, Ju’an, known merc and cutthroat; an old man, named Alabaster the sewer mapper—a cantankerous fellow under Lord Dagult’s protection, proud member of Neverwinter’s sewer mapper union, and suspected to be the elderly bastard descended from the lineage of Lord Nasher ’imself—oh, and an unknown gold dwarf bard, wearing a suspiciously procured mask of alabaster.
The next day, while leaving that very town, a dwarf named Gundren Rockseeker and his warrior escort, Sildar Hallwinter of Waterdeep‘s griffon cavalry, were captured by a tribe of goblin mauraders and taken to Cragmaw Castle, in the southern reaches of Neverwinter Wood. The five caravan guards that followed behind the dwarf and his Waterdhavian ally soon caught up with the ambushers, dispatching all goblins save one. They put this sole surviving creature through a variety of means of torture, including trying to fit the goblin into a one-gallon pot, putting a one-gallon pot on its head and hitting the pot loudly, and so on, before they obtained from it the location of the goblin hideout. The party then proceeded to infiltrate the lair of the bugbear tyrant, Klarg, who was forcing these goblins to stage ambushes. Canem, aspiring paladin of Torm, swung viciously with her maul at Klarg, while Daved the bard made a show of mocking him, disorienting him with loud and piercing wails, and ultimately, decapitating what remained of Klarg’s corpse after the fighting subsided.
Raiann investigated a treasure chest in the corner of Klarg’s room and found a jade statuette of a frog with tiny golden orbs for eyes. The party was then surprised by another group of three goblins keeping watch in the next room. After they dispatched these goblins, they inspected the traps which the goblins had set to waylay any adventurers entering their hideout, with a mild curiosity.