We’re a bit behind with our D&D Tales. Our monthly sessions with our friends have continued to happen, and it’s been great. Our story continues with our little group of characters trying to investigate — or flat-out chase away — a group of bandits that had holed themselves up in an abandoned mansion a bit away from the village our group is staying at.
This abandoned mansion was like a maze. There were many stairs and doors, including hidden doors. My character found all the hidden doors, which I was proud of. I believe there were two or three of them total.
Right, most of us were just kind of derping around, trying to investigate everything we good, but Rachel’s sorcerer apparently has fantastic perception (or just really lucky die rolls). I feel like we explored mostly the basement of the mansion as opposed to the mansion itself. The main floor of the mansion seemed unused, though, as it was some dusty footprints that we ended up following to the basement. Our friend’s Dragonborn is all about busting down doors and diving into danger, so we had a couple of surprises behind some of those hidden doors.
I do have good perception, but I think I got a nat-20 on one of those perception checks so that certainly worked in my favor. Yeah, we were in the basement for most of the time as we were trying to find out where the bandits were hiding out. My character was safe most of the time since she tends to stay back and let the Dragonborn and a few of the others dive into the fray first.
My character tends to be in the middle of the group, now with her wolf just chilling with her as well. Case in point was behind one of those hidden doors a trio of bandits surprised us along with a chasm. We took care of the bandits, one of them falling into said chasm, and had to roll enough to get across the chasm to another door. We were all successful in our rolls, with the most graceful of the characters probably being Ripper in all honesty, haha! He tended to have much higher rolls than my main character during the session, and the DM described him as beautifully flying over the chasm due to his roll.
Which was good for Ripper, in all honesty, because was that the battle he hurt his leg? That’s one of the great things about this game. The dice decide everything so things often turn into far-fetched, hilarious happenings.
I believe he hurt his leg a little later. Sometime after the chasm, we found another room that had a monster whose voice in our head just spoke creepily about eating and food. The monster was on the other side of the room, and there were two bridges to cross. My ranger, with Ripper, crossed the bridge that decided to collapse under us. We just barely made the rolls to avoid falling with the bridge, but Ripper did get a little hurt. He seemed to console himself with a bone he had stolen from a skeleton monster in the room right after the previous chasm.
Ah, that’s right. I forgot about the bridge. Everyone took one bridge and you decided to take the other just to see if there would be anything over there. That was certainly a creepy part, especially the bottom of the chasm had bones. You know, because the monster talking about food was eating people and tossing their bones down there… yeah.
Yeah, that was weird, but we came away fairly unscathed, for the most part. Our cleric took point during that encounter, and with his patron god being the God of Doctors, he did his best to cleanse the mansion of dark forces, including this creature. He also attempted to lecture a group of drunk bandits that we found gambling later, who were then promptly intimidated due to our Dragonborn setting their table (and money) aflame. We got a little information about how the head of the bandit group was trying to perfect an invisibility potion, which he used to escape the mansion. We tried to chase him, but failed.
For our next step, we went back to the inn to get some information out of the goblin that our Dragonborn kept as a pet. However, when we went back to the room, he was gone. So, we’ll have to see what happens from there. We have an interesting crew, to say the least. I probably say that every time we talk about our latest adventure. Either way, we’re looking forward to seeing what our group gets up to next.