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Champions of the Coast
Episode 001: Keeper of Dragons
Campaign Date: Flamerule 27-29, 1489 DR
Adventure Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Episode Recap:
The adventurers traveled to the village of Oakhurst, a day’s ride northeast of Neverwinter. On their way, they were attacked by a pair of plant creatures called twig blights. Baltrex recalled some lore regarding these creatures (see Notes below) and shared it with his companions.

The heroes visited with a few of the locals and heard rumors of a ruined fortress deep within a large crevasse northwest of the village. They made the 2-hour journey to the chasm and descended into its depths. They found an old citadel within and began exploring the ruins. Once inside, they discovered a locked stone door with a rearing dragon carved into it. The door had a single keyhole situated in the dragon's open mouth, but they were unable to get past it.

Later, the adventurers met a kobold named Meepo, the “Keeper of Dragons”, who claimed Endret, his clan's dragon, had been stolen by goblins. When the companions hinted at finding Endret, Meepo insisted they meet his chieftain. The chieftain, a female kobold named Yusdrayl, and the adventurers negotiated a deal; the companions would retrieve the clan’s dragon and in return, the kobolds would give them a few of their “treasures” which sat upon a crumbling altar. Above the altar, the heroes noticed a carving of a rearing dragon; a metallic key held firmly in the dragon's jaws. Yusdrayl offered to have Meepo guide the party and the heroes accepted.

Episode Highlights:
  • Delg, Baltrex, Balamin and Nym advanced to 2nd level.

NPCs Introduced:
  • Garon (middle-aged human male): Owner of the Ol’ Boar Inn.
  • Vurnor Leng (60ish human male): Mayor of Oakhurst.
  • Felosial (30ish female half-elf): Oakhurst constable.
  • Meepo (male kobold warrior): The “Keeper of Dragons”.
  • Yusdrayl, (female kobold): Chieftain of the Gabarang clan.

PC Notes:
  • Awakened plants gifted with the powers of intelligence and mobility. A blight carries out the will of ancient evil and attempts to spread that evil wherever it can.
  • Legends tell of a vampire named Gulthias who worked terrible magic and raised up an abominable tower called Nightfang Spire. Gulthias was undone when a hero plunged a wooden stake through his heart, but as the vampire was destroyed, his blood infused the stake with a dreadful power. Tendrils of new growth sprouted from the wood, growing into a tree infused with the vampire's evil essence. From this Gulthias tree came the seeds from which the first blights were sown.
  • Blights act under a Gulthias tree's control.
Session: Episode 001 - Saturday, Apr 28 2018 from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM
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Tags: Recap