After running 9 sessions of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons 2nd Edition we decided to take D&D 5th Edition out for a test drive. We are playing through Lost Mine of Phandelver from the Starter Box.
We have in our group four players. The cast so far:
Baelgor: Human Fighter
Nestor: Wood Elf Cleric
Neurion: Wood Elf Monk
Shank: Forest Gnome Rogue
Last session report by Chris who plays our Cleric.
On a brisk morning an eager group of adventurers set out from Neverwinter traveling along the well traveled High Road towards the town of Phandalin. Bealgor, a human fighter, was able to get the group work from a Dwarves trader by the name of Gundren Rockseeker. For 10 gold pieces the group would protect a small caravan of supplies as they traveled to Phandalin while Gundren and his warrior escort, Sildar Hallwinter, rode ahead. Upon arrival in Phandalin the adventures were instructed to bring the supplies to Barchan's Provisions. The group made up the fighter Bealgor, a Gnome Rogue, Shank Raftink, and Wood Elf kin Neurion, a monk and Nestor, a cleric, had met through various means and were still developing their knowledge of each others skills and past.
The fearless group left Neverwinter with a wagon full of supplies pulled by 2 oxen having an uneventful trip until mid-day when they came upon 2 dead horses in the middle of their trail. After quick inspection they come to realize that these are the same horses ridden by Gundren and Sildar. Although, they quickly tried searching the area they were ambushed by 4 nasty goblins with shortbows and scimitars. The adventurers were quick to dispatch these foul creatures and pick up the trail to where Gundren and Sildar had apparently been drug off to.
After tying up the oxen, the group ventured north along a brush laden trail. Using their keen senses, the group avoided some crudely placed traps while still maintaining the trail of their fallen employers. They quickly came upon a small stream and followed it north to an entrance to a cave. After trying to get a vantage point to check for any guards they were noticed by two filthy goblins whom quickly attacked the group. Once again, they were quickly dispatched with the Elven Monk daftly removing one of the creatures heads with his hand to hand prowess.
The group slowly moved inside the cave entrance noticing a room off to the right with three chained wolves. The Eleven Monk holding true to his oath not to harm animals that weren't harming him, set off to explore the cave further while the rest of the adventures were quickly attacked by the wolves once they broke free from their bonds. After suffering heavy damage and almost losing Nestor and Shank, the group recouped and headed down what appeared to be a chimney when, once again, they were surprised by a group of Goblins, a Wolf and a large Bugbear by the name of Klarg.
After quickly retreating, Nestor being flushed out of the cabe by floods of water being released by Goblins deeper in the cave, the group ventured forth and dispatched of a goblin high above on a bridge. They quickly entered another area of the cave where the 5 Goblins, the Wolf and Klarg emerged quickly from the store room, the group had escaped from earlier, to attack the adventurers. After a long fight with arrows thudding in to skulls, goblin heads flying of from furious punches and swords slashing through evil flesh the group triumphed in winning the hard fought battle.
They quickly scoured the store room for any other evil waiting to attack them and upon evaluating their surroundings and noticing no further danger they set down for a well earned rest to recover from their long day, heal their wounds and prepare for the oncoming hardships they knew they would be facing as they ventured forth to figure out the mysterious disappearance of Gundren Rockseeker and Sildar Hallwinter.