Monday, March 19, 2012

Dungeon Crawl Classics - Assault on the Bloody Grove

Yeah I know it has been a while since I've posted. Life... that's all I'm going to say about that. 

I'm looking forward to the Dungeon Crawl Classics RPG (pre-ordering my copy next week).  I'm getting ready to run a game using the beta playtest and the Free RPG Day adventures released last year.

After "The Portal Under the Stars" I'm running my players through my homebrew continuation of the adventure "Assault on the Bloody Grove." Following the rumors of a dryad, the characters will head northeast to the Kenning Woods. There they will fight  the wood's infamous ice wraiths (actually canabilistic snow elves) and face the mistress of the forest, Artesia the Stained. 

Below are my write-ups for Artesia and the "Snow Wraiths." This is my first attempt at this game so I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

Artesia the Stained, Dryad of the North

Init +2; Atk Claw +5 melee (dmg 1d8) or Vine Whip +3 melee (1d6 plus DC 14 Ref save or be entangled); AC 15; HP 25; MV 40’; Act 1d20; SV Fort +4, Ref +2, Will +3; AL Chaotic

Artesia the Stained is the bloody mistress of the Kenning Woods. Though she has contempt for all “breathers,” she views the Querralvis as her personal guard. Her grove is a macabre sight filled with the remains of the Querralvis kills.

In combat Artesia typically  tries to entangle foes while her servants bring the pain. It should also be noted that Artesia takes an extra 1d6 damage from attacks with fire.

Ice Wraiths (Querralvis, “People of the Long Shadow”)
Init +2; Atk sword +2 melee (dmg 1d8+2) or longbow +2 range (1d6, range 70/140/210); AC 12 (leather); HD 1d8+2; MV 30’; Act 1d20; SP infravision 60’, immune to magical sleep and paralysis; SV Fort - 1, Ref +1, Will +1; AL Chaotic

“Ice Wraiths” are spoken of in hushed tones among the northern folk. Contrary to legends the malevolent creatures are not ghosts, but cannibalistic elves. Long ago they were a peaceful race but desperation and hard times has led them to the path of flesh eating.

Nothing is more frightening than being stalked by a patrol of Ice Wraiths. Normally silent, they keen and wail when closing in on their prey.

Not true cannibals, Ice Wraiths (or Querralvis as they call themselves) refuse to dine on the flesh of other elves. Elves captured in their forest are given a choice, join the tribe or die a quick death.

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