Lamashtu's ADD OSR Campaign

Session 3: 7/29/15
Ambush in the Woods! (part 1)

Earthday, Richfest, CY585

Again the party sortied into the Gnarley Forest toward the Fens, their doughty cleric Bombur having arrived in Etterboek while the party was returning loaded down with Boobrie flesh and offal.

Somewhat further south than their encounter with the Boobrie, the party wandered into an ambuscade. Elias was snared while Jiggari watched helplessly; and the main body was attacked from four corners by black haired man shaped spider people – the Ettercaps at last!

A furious battle for survival began with Jiggari leaping up and away from the trunk of the tree in which Elias was ensnared, cutting him down with a swipe of his sword. Khalia, Dreyda, and Bimm battled two opponents; while Bombur and Balin each took one.

Quickly Bombur took a bite through a gap in his armor, and fell senseless to the ground. Balin grappled with his opponent and struck it such mighty blows with his axe that it fled the field. Meanwhile Khalia and Bimm, backed by the sharp notes of Dreyda the Bard fought off first one and then another of the creatures.

In the process however Khalia took a terrible bite that felled her, and although both Jiggari and Elias rapidly overcame the massive spiders that had attacked them during the general melee and joined the main body of the party, none were able to prevent Khalia’s terrifying and painful death!

While efforts were underway to revive Bombur, additional Ettercaps arrived – perhaps having heard the call of their friends as they were slain or forced to flee. Although for one slight moment it appeared the sides might avoid additional conflict, Dwalin roared his defiance (and told everyone to defend the fallen), and charged. Seeing this, the party and Ettercaps both moved into action and another general melee began.

Although the party slew and drove away 3 of their attackers, all were injured and Dreyda too fell senseless having received a poisonous bite. As the evening began, the party was down 3, and faced the largest Ettercap yet seen – clearly still willing to fight despite now being alone….

Will last ditch efforts to revive Bombur and turn his clerical strength on their enemies work out? Does Dreyda, fighting desperately to live despite the poison, have any chance? We’ll find out next game day, on 8/12!!

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Session 2
Attack of the Giant Bird

Moonday, Richfest, CY585

Having met Elias, the party proceeds to argue about which approach to take in order to find out more about the Ettercap threat. Eventually Elias offers to join the party for consideration and a share, then offers his own advice on which approach would be best.

Although Jiggari remained somewhat fixated on searching the abandoned gaol called the Rusty Gate north of Etterboak, ultimately it was decided to trek deeper into the Gnarley Forest, in the direction of the Fens of Tor.

On the very outskirts of the Fens, Elias was chased back toward the part by what he later called a “Giant Boobrie”, a 12 foot tall cross between an Emu and a Flamingo, with all-over brown colored feathering. The ensuing battle nearly cost Elias his life, but ultimately the party defeated the bird.

With many in the party injured, it was decided to return to Etterboek to heal, dry and otherwise avail of the what meat could be carried back, and store some of the bird’s bones, sinews, organs, and feathers in case they are worth selling back at the city.

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15-05-27: Session 1
Verbobonc's Introduction: The start of a great adventure!

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The party made its way to Verbobonc and there met a factor of the Viscount named Whosthle Rennig who charged you with eradicating an incursion of Ettercaps near the town of Etterboek on behalf of the Viscount himself upon the plea for assistance of Lady Jugalis of Etterboek.

Almost immediately after, before even obtaining quarters for the evening, a great fire erupted near the Civic Center and the party ran to assist. While party members each assisted as they were able, a massive Fire Elemental exited the burning home at speed, rounded the corner, and exited the city.

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Attempts to rescue the family in the burning building were only partially successful, a woman was pulled safely out, but one child died and another was gravely injured. In the process the party made a bit of a name for themselves with the city guard and some of the local city dwellers.

After making use of the library to learn something of the foe you face, the party headed south to Etterboek, passing the now closed goal The Rusty Gate. At Etterboek the party was received by Lady Jugalis briefly and with lodging arranged, went in search of Elias the Trapper. Obsequious children were the rule of the day when the party asked after Elias, and we finished the evening with the part waiting outside his home wondering what to do next.

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