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Friday, November 9, 2018
Our next adventure started with the party entering the southern woods near Cloudkeep. Their mission was to find a coven of witches and gain information from them regarding an ancient evil from the mythic past. Jewell the cat folk warlock, Yucatrill the new artificer harpy, Stone the warforged war wizard, Kadence the centaur barbarian, Limbsmasher the goliath wizard, Kiva the harpy swashbuckler, Chance the cat folk ranger, Japachi the lizardfolk druid, and Awesome Dude the harpy rogue set forth. As the party made their way into the witch infested forest Japachi noticed they were being followed. They encountered a trio of hungry displacer beasts. The combat was swift and after a few rounds one beast was dead and the two fled into the woods.
The party argued about chasing them until they realized the artificer’s gun may have alerted most of the forest of their presence. They made to move deeper into the woods and noticed a hooded figure floating above the path in the direction they were headed. Awesome Dude attempted to diplomatically approach the figure but Kadence had already thrown a javelin at the figure. The figure collided with a nearby tree and dissipated into a cloud of bugs, leaving the javelin behind. Not liking the bug trick the party made their way to a small shack surrounded by a three-foot-tall iron wrought fence with green skulls on the corners. There was a small gate as well with a large iron lock on it. Not wanting to be impolite, half the party hid in the trees, while a few other members went up to see if they could get a better look.
Stone knocked on a plate of metal on the fence near the lock and after a few moments an eight-foot-tall woman in a fashionable dress came out of the shack. She greeted the party and asked why there were here and started sniffing the air, counting the travelers by smell. They mentioned the crypt and what they saw there, the dark tendrils of energy, the undead giant, and other important information. She told them to look under the mountain near the large lake within the giant lands, if anyone was hiding a giant pyramid from the old times it would be there, and that old undead creature loved his pyramids. She asked the party what they would give her, now that she had given them very good intel. The party joked about giving her Awesome Dude, but there was a popping noise and three more witches showed up on their side of the fence. Combat ensued and trouble was had. Kadence became grappled after charging one of them, Kiva was hit by a tree wielded by one of the others, and the spell casters had the misfortune of standing near the other one. the artificer harpy attempted to fly over the fence, he was successful but also took necrotic damage, having passed through a magical barrier that was unnoticed by the group.
The skulls lit up as well and seemed to be charging up for something. In the battle the artificer attempted to rise above the witch inside the fence and shot her a few times with his thunder gun, also he found the top of the dome, took some more necrotic damage and tried not to die, he knew if he passed out, he would fall back through the dome again and take damage from the fall too. The two green skulls came after the party, snapping at them with their terrible teeth but were mostly defective. Kiva tried to give the witches her bone and gold goblet of blood she had found in the last adventure as payment for the information. She dropped one of them on a witch and it just hit her with a tree again. The lead witch approached the fence and pulled the goblet through the barrier with a mage hand and cackled madly. Jewell blasted one of the three witches over the fence, forcing it to take damage. It got back up and came back around using the gate at the front. At this point two of the witches had fallen and the lead witch and her surviving sister thanked the party for the entertainment, defeating their two lesser sisters, and the goblet. They left and went back into their shack and the skulls pretty much just bit at their ankles until the group broke them.
Confused the party packed up and started their journey home. They camped out for a bit in a clearing near a stream and Jewell sent her familiar out to scout the area. He found a sickly-looking tree with a face and realized it was a sickly diseased tree giant. The party found out from Jewell what was out there a moment before a large boulder bounced behind the camp. The party, knowing trees hate fire launched fireball after fireball at the tree and its two allies, burning the surrounding forest as well as destroying the animate trees. It was a quick battle with five fireballs in two rounds. The party survived and now has a lead on where to find this undead threat and where their old ranger Striker might have been taken.
The party is now 8th level
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Our session started with secrets. The Raven ranger and I explored his fate and if the party ever finds him, we can sort things out then. We had a reasonable number of players tonight, we had Stone the war forged war wizard, Kadence the centaur barbarian, Jewel the cat folk warlock, Mai the satyr glamor bard, Kiva the harpy swashbuckler rogue, and Red the blood hunter cat folk. The party was hired by Keyhaw, a traveling satyr folk hero, to go deal with this upstart satyr king figure people had been talking about. It seems he had raised an army of displeased fey and monsters and was planning to attack Godmoot, the city under the party’s protection, and where they live. Keyhaw gave them a route up the mountain where the party could negate most of the army and either ask the satyr king to leave Godmoot alone, or exterminate him. They set off up the mountain, watching for ambushes along the way. They saw strange glowing fey flitting about on the periphery, strange out of season gourds and fruit on parts of the path, and strange drawings etched into the rocks that seemed to watch them as they traveled up the mountain.
Their first contact with the enemy was Red spotting three large dogs covered in flames. They were a decent distance from the group and only he could see them. So he shot them. Three oversized hell hounds noticed the party and attacked. The group made quick work of them and none were able to sound an alarm, only suffering from a few flame blasts along the way. They gathered their team and headed further up the mountain.
Jewel sent her familiar ahead and it noticed two floating skulls, dripping with putrid chunks of flesh and leaving a trail where they flew. The creatures had four eyes, each switching to a different color in sync with the other. Tiny, the familiar, heard the skulls talking about guard duty and laughing in Abyssal and reported back to the party. The monsters suffered a surprise attack, loosing a few rounds to careful planning of the party and Mai using hypnotic pattern to remove the skulls from the battle. The party ganged up on one skull and were planning to take them out one at a time. They attacked the closer one first, taking turns dealing massive damage but another skull rose from the ground and headbutted one of the stunned ones. The group was suddenly dealing with three angry skull monsters with eye beams. The first victim was Jewel, she was hit with a enervating ray taking over a quarter of her health in damage. The next was Kadence, she was paralyzed by one eye beam and hit with a disintegration beam by the other. The tables had turned. The group worked together, Kiva attacking from a hidden position and fleeing after striking, Red launching powerful elemental arrows into the enemies, Stone dropping a fireball on top of the skulls and hasting the centaur, Kadence using three attacks a turn to slice up each and every one of the skull bastards, Mai changed the battlefield to give more advantageous positions to the party, and Jewel pushed the skulls further and further away from the party, keeping them at bay. Eventually the skulls died and the party rested for a bit, Mai granting everyone temporary hit points before they took their breather.
The group made their way to the top of the mountain and saw a large satyr shaped figure with an iron helm sitting on a metal throne with a huge muscular serpent man bodyguard. Mai attempted to bard the Satyr King and found him unyielding in his position, Mai was offered blood looking wine, in keeping with tradition. Mai threw the first glass’s contents over his shoulder, hitting a frail satyr with runes across his body in the face with the blood, and noticed another frail satyr behind the throne. The Satyr King did not take kindly to this and nodded to his bodyguard. Combat was joined and the party got to see what the body guard could do, they focused all their firepower on him, Stone dropping a fireball on the duo and the minions, causing no damage to the Satyr King, frying one of his henchmen, and scorching the serpent. Kiva ran in and stabbed the serpent, which followed her and slammed in with three scimitar attacks, causing he to lose most of her hit points. Mai was attacked by the Satyr King, who lashed out with a tail attack and two stabs with an iron pitchfork summoned from the ether. The remaining henchmen ran up and poked Mai for one damage. The focus of the party became dropping everything into the snake, and it eventually fell to the onslaught of Kadence, hasted again and swinging with three attacks a round. The Satyr King looked at the party, said well done, and teleported away leaving the party nursing plenty of wounds and more questions. Keyhaw showed up to give the group some money for their troubles and the night ended.
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Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Recently strange figures have been seen digging plots across the countryside. Tonight was no different. The party traveled to a strange graveyard they had seen many weeks back and found a fire giant and his allies digging in the graveyard. The party consisted of the goliath wizard, half-orc barbarian, harpy swashbuckler, cat folk ranger, lizard folk druid, satyr bard, cat folk rogue/barbarian, centaur barbarian, raven folk ranger, cat folk blood hunter, and cat folk warlock. The stealth team of raven folk ranger, harpy swashbuckler, cat folk blood hunter, and cat folk barbarian broke off the main force and snuck their way into a position to see the giants better, noticing the fire giant leader, his two fire ogre minions, and a strange huge cloaked figure. The rest of the party grouped together in the shadow of the ruins and waited for a signal. Before they attacked they heard a voice telling the giants they were close to finding him, which did not make sense.
The raven opened fire and hit the cloaked figure a few times, and combat began. Over the combat the cloaked fomorian giant became prone thanks to the bard’s quick use of command and the fire giant was sent elsewhere by the wizard. As the party tore into the remaining ogres and the prone giant they heard the voice call out again and the ground shook, releasing foul clouds of harmful vapors into the air. The party avoided most of the damage but the casters focusing on their spells lost them. The giant ran over to the wizard that had banished him and with two swift strikes knocked him unconscious. The tide started to turn towards the monsters again, but the gravity of the situation was complicated by the bard making the fire giant fall over laughing and a wave of water from the druid knocking foes prone. The barbarians grouped up on foes, trying to slay them as quickly as possible. The party was also surprised to find that fire ogres explode when killed, they had been seeing flames in their blood and were able to put two and two together right before the first one popped. The harpy dive bombed the fire giant when it got back up and afterwards fled into the sky, only to get attacked by an undead fire dragon. They killed the fire dragon and were able to bring down the fire giant while it ran towards the hole they had been digging.
As it died its sword fell into the hole and a crack was heard. Foul tendrils of dark magic pulled out of the hole and latched on to the dead giant. The party laid into him more damage hoping to stop whatever was happening as well as chugging magic healing potions, knowing whatever happened next might be rough. The centaur stole his sword, dragging it across the battle field. The giant stood up, flesh falling from its face and arms. It blasted the raven with lightning which arced into the cat folk barbarian/rogue as well. The giant reached for the sarcophagus and started lifting it out from the hole in the ground but was knocked back down with magic, falling prone and dropping the raven into the pit. The group piled up more hits on him and the warlock lobbed a fireball onto the giant, which was immune to fire damage, and burned the cat barbarian/rogue as well as the raven. When the giant was able to act he grabbed the sarcophagus again and teleported away, the raven had been holding on as well, and now is where ever the giant ended up. The rest of the party looked for loot, and found nothing but broken stone, the giants huge sized great sword, and questions.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Here is my list of favorite and recommended books over my decade in book selling. The books listed are the first books in the series, I always recommend reading the first book first in any series.
Young Reader Books: ages 9-14
Amulet, by Kibuishi *
Artemis Fowl, by Colfer
Aru Shah and the End of Time by Chokshi
Athena the Brain, by Holub
Athena the Brain, by Holub
Bad Unicorn, by Clark
Bone, by Smith*
Candy Shop War, by Mull
Charlie Bone, by Nimmo
Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder, by Nesbo
Dragons Tooth, Wilson
Emerald Atlas, by Stephens
Fablehaven , by Mull
Fairy Tale Detectives, by Buckley
Golden Compass, by Pullman
Goblin Secrets, by Alexander
Graveyard Book, by Gaiman
Gregor the Overlander, by Collins
Harry Potter, by Rowling
Hollow Earth, by Barrowman
House of Secrets, by Columbus
How to Train Your Dragons, by Cowell
Land of Stories, by Colfer
Lightning Thief, by Riordan
Lockwood & Co, by Stroud
Loki’s Wolves, by Armstrong
Magyk, by Sage
Maze of Bones, by Riordan
Middle School by Patterson
Narnia, by Lewis
Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy, by Foxlee
Peculiar, by Bachmann
Pendragon, by MacHale
Red Pyramid, by Riordan
Redwall, by Jacques
Ruins of Gorlan, by Flanagan
Scepter of the Ancients, by Landy
School for Good and Evil, by Chainani
Search for WondLa, by DiTerlizzi
Serpents Secret by DasGupta
Sherlock Cottages by Brinnington
Sherlock Cottages by Brinnington
Sidekicks, by Santat *
Spiderwick Chronicles, By DiTerlizzi and Black
Sword of Summer, by Riordan
Theodore Boone, Kid Lawyer, by Grisham
Three Times Lucky, by Turnage
Thrones and Bones, by Anders
Tunnels, by Gordon
WildWood, by Meloy
World Without Heroes, by Mull
Teen Books: ages 12 and up
5th Wave, by Yancey
Alchemyst, by Scott
City of Bones, by Clare
Enders Game, by Card
Eon, by Goodman
Eragon, by Paolini
Fault in Our Stars, by Green
Fellowship Of The Ring , by Tolkien
Graceling, by Cashore
Hobbit, by Tolkien
Hunger Games, by Collins
Last Apprentice, by Delaney
Leviathan, by Westerfield
Looking Glass Wars, by Beddor
Sea of Trolls, by Farmer
Steelheart, by Sanderson
The Naming, by Croggan
Vladimir Tod, by Brewer
Beast Keeper by Coats
Beast Quest by Blade
Boris by Joyner
Dragon Masters by West
Goosebumps, by Stine
Ivy and Bean by Barrows
Magic Tree House by Osborne
Never Girls by Thorpe
Ricky Ricotta’s Mighty Robot by Pilkey
13 ½ Lives of Captain Blue Bear, by Moers
Age of Myth, by Sullivan
American Gods, by Gaiman
Call of Cthulhu, by Lovecraft
Dangerous Women, by Martin and Dozois
Darkness Forged in Fire, by Evans
Dragonflight, by McCaffrey
Dragons of Autumn Twilight, by Weis
Eliminster: Making of a Mage, by Greenwood
Game of Thrones, by Martin
Heir to the Empire, by Zahn
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, by Adams
Homeland, by Salvatore (Drizzt series)
Hounded, by Hearne
Lies of Locke Lamora, by Lynch
Magicians, by Grossman
Name of the Wind, by Rothfuss
Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Gaiman
Practical Demon Keeping, by Moore
Princess Bride, by Goldman
Ready Player One, By Cline
Red Shirts, by Scalzi
Storm Dancer, by Kristoff
Swords and Deviltry, by Lieber
The Fifth Civilization, by Bingham-Pankratz
The R.X. Problem, by Magnusson
Theft of Swords, by Sullivan
The Thousand Names, by Wexler
Vector Prime, by Salvatore (Star Wars)
Way of Kings, by Sanderson
Wizard of Earthsea, by Le Guin
Animalia by Base
Caps for sale by Slobodkina
City Dog Country Frog by Willems
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Willems
Dragons Love Tacos by Rubin
Edda by Auerbach
Extra Yarn by Barnett
Flora and the Flamingo by Idle
Grandpa Green by Smith
Heart and the Bottle by Jeffers
I Want My Hat Back by Klassen
Instructions by Gaiman
Journey by Becker
Julia’s House for Lost Creatures by Hatke
Kid Sheriff and the Terrible Toads by Shea
Knuffle Bunny by Willems
Meet the Parents by Bently
Monster’s Monster by McDonnell
Penguin and Pinecone by Yoon
Pirate, Viking, & Scientist by Chapman
Puff the Magic Dragon by Yarrow
Stinky Cheese Man by Scieszka
Stuck by Jeffers
Tea Rex by Idle
The Adventures of Beekle by Santat
The Book With No Pictures by Novak
The Circus Ship by Van Dusen
The Dark by Snicket
The Day the Crayons Quit by Daywalt and Jeffers
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by Joyce
This Book Just Ate My Dog, by Byrne
We Are In a Book by Willems
Where the Wild Things are by Sendak
Wilfred by Higgins
Untamed Wilds History:
Many years ago, the giants saved bits of life from a great cataclysm. The giants made three islands within a relatively safe area of the world and helped nurture the creatures they saved. The first island had humans, elves, dwarves, gnomes, halflings, and half orcs living in relative peace until one of the giants betrayed his siblings by destroying one of their cities with an army of monsters he had snuck into the sanctuary. The giants bound their wayward brother to the bottom of the ocean and scattered his forces and life has seemingly returned to normal.
The second island became home to the wilder peoples. Fey, satyrs, cat folk, lizardmen, minotaur, centaur, and goliaths lived in harmony under the protection of a nature goddess, Ellendriana. Ellendriana’s continent was contested at first by a tribe of evil giants that staked claim to its riches. Their champion was composed of the rock itself and was of great size. The giant came at Ellendriana when she had just finished creating her place of power, a stone platform between three mountains. The giant, whose name was lost, was turned into the western mountains and his torso is still visible. The island inhabitants pay homage to Ellendriana and what once was a festival style worshiping grounds has turned into a city called Godmoot.
The third island is populated by Hobgoblins and Orcs. The hobgoblins have a harsh and cruel god that leads them to slaughter most in their path and make more hobgoblins. The orcs on the other hand worship a giant blue panther beast that was cast out of hell for killing other devils. They had a society based on solar alignment and giant stone ziggurats that reached towards the heavens. The ziggurats were made of polished obsidian. After many years of “peace” between the two tribes the hobgoblins wiped out over half the population of the orcs and made the rest into slaves. The dead orcs rose again as undead and are seeking ways to over throw the hobgoblins and reclaim their home.
The three islands for the most part have ignored each other, not wanting to draw attention to their own politics and problems with outsiders. The hobgoblins from the third island have started invading the second islands and have set up a small base camp on the southern shore. Some first islanders have made their way into the second island but tend to return home with tales of wonder or horror depending on their experiences.
Our story will start on the second island. The great tribes have gathered under the giant stone structure that Ellendriana calls home. The giantess has summoned the tribal elders and leaders, outsiders have been invading their coasts and must be secured. There are hobgoblins in the south, a fierce foe that has attempted to conquer the lands over the years, and to the north strange sails have been seen on the ocean. Ellendriana fears these might be signs of a more dangerous threat, fearing if the fire giants to the west gain allies they might try to overthrow her rule and the peace.
Barbarians, bards, druids, fighters, rangers, rogue, sorcerer, and warlock would be the most common classes with Satyr, Minotaur, Centaur, Catfolk, Lizard folk, Harpy, Raven folk, and Goliath being the best races for the campaign. For character statistics use the standard array (15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8) from the players handbook. For satyrs we used the eladrin elf stats and for harpy we use the bird people the aarakocra. As the game has progressed I have been less strict about what classes and races are used. Magic is fickle so anyone can show up on these islands.
Catfolk: the catfolk make up the ruling nobility on the island. Their ancestral heroes helped forge this land in the fire of battle, defeating an undead scourge and his army. Ever since the other peoples defer to the wisdom of the cat folk. Thunder’s Point is a magical research tower where aspiring mages from all peoples can go to learn spells and history.
Centaur: centaur patrol the wilds of the island, protecting the simple folk and relaying messages between the cities. Family groups migrate all the way from Northpoint to Sothen to the Scale Ways and up to Stone Den and Ethens, being struck by wanderlust. Many become merchants and traders and few become sailors.
Goliath: almost large sized stone men, goliaths are the builders on the island. Almost every impressive structure was built or planned by a goliath craftsman. Goliaths protect the border from their fortresses with the help from warriors and mages from all the peoples of the island. The goliaths also built the Northpoint Watchtower, where the goliath mage Feklin keeps an eye on the sea. The goliaths attribute their building skills to the living giant goddess Ellendriana.
Harpy: from their sanctuary of Cloudkeep the harpy have domain over the sky. They watch over the southern horizon looking for any sign of the hobgoblin airships that have attempted to make landfall in the past. Many of the harpy are entitled and stuck up, they lord their flight over the raven folk. The raven folk long for flight and believe if they serve the harpy the secrets of the sky will be shared with them.
Lizard folk: most live in the Scale Way, a swamp on the eastern side of the island. Their strange customs confuse travelers within the swamps and most of the wildlife proves deadly to the unprepared. The lizard folk once warred with the rest of the island but now work along side the other races to keep the lands safe from worse threats.
Minotaur: strong and hardworking, many minotaur find they are suited for mining, fishing, crafting, as well as battle. Many minotaur rent out their services as mercenaries. The minotaur live within Stone Den, a mountain city that descends into the caves and Northpoint, a fishing village of seafaring minotaur.
Raven folk: the raven folk live in the forests below Cloudkeep, they seek the secrets of flight and act as servants to the Harpy. Many raven folk make their way to Godmoot or Thunder’s Point seeking a better life.
Satyr: The satyrs are closely tied with the fey on the island and often work as intermediaries between the common folk and the ancient fey. Satyrs are also the second most common creature to encounter on the island, they outnumber the other races through sheer stubbornness on their part. Their ties with the rest of the fey helps supplement their forces with intense magics. Feyglen is where most of the satyrs congregate, many have taken to cultivating the lands of the Godmoot.
Giants: various giants live on the western part of the continent. The fire giants are the most dangerous of the giants, there are plenty of ettins and ogres that work for the fire giants as well.
Gnolls: terrible hyena men raid and pillage many of the small villages. Most work for the giants and many have come to work for some strange satyr known as Blackfur.
Hobgoblins: militaristic goblinoids that attack settlements for sacrifice to their cruel god. They come from the southern island and have been a problem for far too long.
Undead: the ancient foe of the cat folk used undead minions. As of late many creatures have been rising from the grave marking the beginning of a dark time.
Pirates: the open waters between the islands has led to dangerous bands of pirates rising up and not only warring with each other but wrecking potential shipping lines between the cities and islands.
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
The party received a new mission from the cat folk nobility. The son of one of the nobles was apprehended while drunk in the giant lands and the giants are going to ransom him back to the family. The party have been hired to take the payment to the giants and bring the wayward noble home. Our group consisted of the centaur barbarian, half orc barbarian, cat folk rogue/barbarian, blood hunter cat folk, crow ranger, goliath wizard, satyr bard, harpy rogue, cat folk ranger, and lizard folk druid. A few had skill sets that would help with the mission at hand, others had quite the opposite. The meeting place was a little way into the giant territory in an old fortress that had been burned down during a past struggle. The party saw the giants arriving at the same time they were. The stealth team moved into position, the harpy’s hindered the group in sneaking so they could hear but not see what was transpiring inside. The giants, two hill giants and a fire giant with a cat folk over his shoulder, were waiting inside while the rest of the party piled into the ruined structure. Goods were traded, the gems were of good quality and the first hill giant kept calling out “one, one, one” not having the greatest skill when it came to numbers. The fire giant took over and tossed the cat noble to the centaur while assessing the amount given. The noble was excited to be going home.
The parties of characters and giants both made to leave when a loud roaring and bleating filled the air. Two Chimera descended from the sky and attacked. One of the beasts hit a large swath of the party with flames and the other hit the giants. Battle was had! The chimera stood up to the party’s barrage off attacks well, only causing a bit of strife. The bard sent the noble away with his misty step ability as well as granting him movement with his inspired effect, the noble was fine till he fell down that hole. The giants were going to tactically remove themselves from the battle field but the barbarian squad called out that the giants were cowards. Both the harpy and the half orc barbarian antagonized the fire giant, the thieves wanted to steal the gems back and the barbarian wanted to fight it. the wizard attempted to calm the fire giant and was successful, the giant telling him to “discipline the whelp” referring to the half orc after he tossed a javelin at the giant. The party realized they dodged a very dangerous encounter went to gather their charge and found the noble in a hole in the ground. The centaur and harpy investigated, finding the floor of the cavern covered in bones, which started shifting either as if something was living under them or the bones themselves were animate. They quickly exited the hole. The bard sent his unseen servant with some bacon down into the hole and watched as the bones over took it trying to take the bacon. The party decided to leave well enough alone and rest, eventually starting their journey back to town, the wizard chastising the half orc barbarian the whole way.
On the road they saw a strange clucking old woman carving symbols into the ground with a stick. The party held back their bashers while trying to see what she was up to from a distance. They realized the green hag was carving arcane runes in the dirt and before the party got all the way two her she finished her odd incantations and two Annis Hags appeared, one grappling the centaur, the other appearing close to the rear guard. The rear guard scattered and the hag used its nose to find the practically invisible crow ranger, she used her crushing hug to great effect on him. the centaur also took massive damage from a hug. The group made quick work of the hags, the catfolk ranger almost fell in the battle, suffering two critical hits in the same round from an annis hag. The centaur killed the hag grappling her, shocking it to death and causing the energy to burst out from within. The barbarians teamed up on the green hag, the half orc splitting her skull in two pieces and the hag burst into flying bugs. The wizard dropped a fireball on the last one, incinerating the remains instantly. The party was left winded from the hags, found their again hiding charge, and returned him to his family. The party received one hundred gold worth of gems for their troubles. They also gained a new level, reaching 7th level.