Cast of Characters
Kaolen Bearcharger, male human ranger (played by Jason Sproles)
Gorgoth Khrem, male dragonborn wizard (played by Ben Moy)
Kedrick Killmeister, male human paladin of Erathis (played by Derek Beam)
Perrin Tuatha’an, male halfling bard (played by Christopher Schwartz)
Hobgoblin marauders attack the town of Haven, intent on spreading death and destruction. One party of raiders meets unexpected resistance when they encounter the heroes in the Antler & Thistle public house. A pitched battle ensues, and the companions are victorious. Several civilians escape to safety, and the destruction of the tavern is prevented. The flames are barely extinguished, however, when a new threat appears: an ogre bombardier. It is only after stopping this menace that the heroes begin to realize just how serious the attack on the town was.
The heroes learn more about the recent kidnappings of local citizens by the hobgoblin raiders.
The element of the fire in the bar added great tension to the fight, but in hindsight I should have added a mechanism for the PC’s to be able to extinguish the fire as an added layer of complexity.
The guard character, Sergeant Reeves, was created on the spot to give the characters information about the attacks on Haven, but was apparently considered a highlight of the evening. I was not expecting that.