Dwayne from the Gamers Closet brought his amazing gaming prop, a Keep, Inn and Crypt beneath all molded from Hirst molds. He did it all by hand and it is just incredible. He did all the decorations, rugs, pictures, sconces, ect... and it really impressed me.
|Dwayne is setting up our initial encounter at the Wulfgar Keep.|
Our group consisted of:
*Athelstan: Cleric of Mytria, Healing - (You are already here)
*Athelbert: Guard - Josh (he too cool to have his own blog)
Belafor: Cleric of Thor: only viking in out party. He was blue. - Ken (Rusty Battle Axe)
Alia Rose: Scout, yeah let's go with that - Kelly Anne (Aliarose)
Sir Ellestan: A Foot Knight *snicker* - Rob (Bat in the Attic)
Cutie: Lego Knight - Gregory
* This became the running joke of the session. How the game was full of Athels, from Athelburg. It was funny at the time.
|A shot of the interior of the keep. You can see all the detail Dwayne put into his keep.|
While Sir Ellestan was on guard duty he got sucked into a dream conference and when he awoke from his meeting the captain he'd been measuring against was dead. Throat slit. Dead. The blue Belafor cast See Secrets and found a pair of boot prints next to the body that were hidden by magic.
So no one slept well when Sir Ellestan was on guard duty.
We sent the body back to town when we reached a village then continued onto the keep.
|Our group (bottom right) approaches the keep.|
Now Dwayne has this other prop...
|Out of game knowing is okay...really.|
It was a day's walk away from the keep. It was located in a dense thicket and we were told to only approach it from the front. No explanation why. With our group I was sure we would find out why.
BUT...something happen along the way to the Blood Oracle.
|The tree across the mountain pass ambush trick.|
Then we arrived at the Blood Oracle.
|The power of the Blood Temple caused my camera go out of focus.|
|This is where everyone got polite, "No, no after you."|
Sir Ellestan decided to go around the temple and got a lesson on when someone tells you to go through the front door of the Blood Oracle, you don't try to backdoor her....
|It's a BYOB party at the Blood Temple. Bring Your Own Blood.|
|The Blood Oracle forbids skinny dipping.|
We got inside the temple. We slipped past a fat little imp by answering his riddle. Then encountered this pool monster. All we needed to do was throw in a coin, but instead Athelbert cannonballed in and nearly drowned. But he didn't. He's such an Athel. (See how the joke works? Its funny really.)
We discovered the missing people were in the crypts below the Keep. Some shadow lord had them. Crap. Back we go.
After some debate at the keep, the Baron's brother really didn't want us going down into the crypts. Lots of arguing. Needed to be persuasive. We were. Went into the crypts below and got another reveal. The crypts beneath the keep and inn!
|It's just a fantastic prop. Just so cool.|
We get attacked by the Baron's men and his brother. They've been sacrificing their own people to the Shadow Lord to gain power to expel the evil influence of the kingdom.
What followed was an array of awesomely horrible rolls. Rob rolled a lot of critical misses. I have the proof.
|In GURPS you only want to see this when enemy is rolling.|
|That's Sir Ellestan on his back, Rob's guy. The awesome guy in red is my guy saving the day.|
It was a fantastic adventure, the best prop set I've got the play on and it was a great day. We played for 9 hours. First marathon session I've played in for a long time. We were out of the hotel by 10pm and got something to eat.
|Ken bowing down before Dwayne for running such a cool adventure. "I'm not worthy."|