As part of this years, Challenge CORE series the GMD VIP Members requested a series of games from their favorite 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)
Trackers, 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 weilding warrior.
Cousin of Eanfled Amrodan
Taking the time to take a breather at the edge of the lake as evening began to draw in. Karell reminded them that only beneath the full moon would the entrance to Gul-Geldon Falls be revealed. So the party decided to reflect on what happened either relaxing and recovering or training.
As evening drew in the sky was cloud-covered and all fell to darkness. Everyone decided to look about and see if they could locate the entrance, but without the moon it was folly. Eventually, the clouds parted all but for a moment, and everyone burst into action searching.
Eventually, the company located the entrance submerged beneath the lake.
At first Ranger, Tinuviel and Corvus decided to go ahead and explore. Swimming beneath the lake they had to first get into the entrance where a slight turbulent undercurrent made swimming hazardous… passing the first obstacle, they had no idea how long their journey would take them! Tinuviel could not hold on and started to drown, Corvus saved her and the three scouts managed to emerge into an underground cavern, Where an old Dwarf ruin lay…
Tunieviel lay there catching her breath exhausted, while Ranger decided to return and go get the others.
Struggling to exit, Ronin dived in to try and help Ranger but found himself in trouble (After all his worst fear was water!). Ulf and Ailen managed to rescue both of them and it was decided after a quick rest that they would all make the long journey underwater to Gul-Geldon…
Here We tested the All-New Drowning/Asphyxiation Rules!Although it was agreed that they were exciting and incredibly perilous to the party who did not have the swimming specialisation and some had only a Level 1 STR value! It was agreed that there were too mnay rolls and it needed a little streamlining. So I have ammended the rules and will test them next session.
What player won MVP? Read on…