As part of this year, Challenge CORE series the GMD VIP Members requested a series of games from their favourite settings.
The latest of these is Lord of the Rings. So following on from a Middle Earth adventure I ran for them a few years back the party returned as members of the Company of Culthain a band of rangers who hunt the enemy across the North Western Middle Earth.
This is a Campaign Playtest series with the following cast:
Ranged (Actor: Silvereagle)
Who longs to be reunited with her lover Nina another member of the company who set off with Culthain ahead of the group.
Ranged (Actor: Dave)
Tracker, archer, and skilled warrior
Related to Culthain the head of the company.
Agitator (Actor: Rich)
Wilderness Survivalist and Falconer
foul-tempered loner, the lost bastard son of Lord Mirendel.
Scrapper (Actor: Eusi)
Dual axe-wielding warrior.
Who lost his family to Morg the Dwarf Killer.
Scrapper (Actor: Waracolyte)
Skilled Herbalist, and warrior.
Good friends of Lofar who also is a tracker for the company, but has travelled ahead of the party with Culthaines band.
Defender (Actor: Woadan)
A mighty great axe-wielding warrior.
Cousin of Eanfled Amrodan
Swimming/pulling themselves along the wall as fast as they could. The party only just made a side passage in time before the Fell Beast rose from the dark depths of a submerged chasm hungry for their flesh!
Searching the nearby area they had no choice, they were trapped. Cornered in the waterlogged dungeon. Those that could swim decided that they would try to draw off the beast, but the company as a whole decided they would all do their part.
Ulf and Tinuviel decided to draw the beast towards them while the rest of the group attempted to make a swim for it to safety to another nearby cavern.
Ulf taunted the beast to attack, with Tinuviel at his side, while being Covered by the archers Ailen and Corvus.
As the Beast attacked Ranger-led, Ronin to safety into a side passage to look for a possible escape route, and Karell and Olaf stayed to offer support where needed.
Tinuviel attacked with an almighty Battlecry, finally slaying the beast!
Meanwhile, Ranger and Ronin found themselves attacking a Skeleton risen from the depths of a tomb, battling it from atop a sarcophagus. It too was soon defeated.
What player won MVP? Read on…