After we go to Longspear we will return and see what lies beyond
that ancient doorway.
- 1/5/592 Kendal Keep - We accepted his
offer and set out with him for Longspear.
- 1/18/592 Longspear - At Longspear we replenished our supplies and
prepared for the adventure ahead. The next day we set out for Woodwell.
- 1/24/592 Woodwell - Woodwell is a small village of fishers and
foresters with no fence or other defenses. The people of Woodwell were
scared. They talked of disappearances in the night. One hunter insisted he
had seen tracks of a 5 legged wolf! Damoni said that he knew a druid who
lived in these woods who might be able to shed more light on the local forest
dwellers. We decided to go and visit this druid.
- 1/26/592 Dreadwood - About half-way to the druid's home we ran
across and killed a band of 4 ogres and 2 wolves. None of the wolves
had 5 legs.
- 1/27/592 Dreadwood - At about nightfall we arrived at the druid's
home. There was no sign of the druid and his home looked like it had been
ransacked a long time ago.
- 1/28/592 Dreadwood at the druid's home - We decided to head for
where the hunter said he had seen the 5 legged wolf tracks. That night we
were attacked by a dozen huge spiders. These things were as large as a
- 1/29/592 Dreadwood - That day we found the game trail that the
hunter said he was on when he found the 5 legged wolf tracks. That night
we were attacked by some unseen foe. It tried to charm Hanna. We never saw
it, but in the morning we found the fresh tracks of a 5 legged wolf near
- 1/30/592 Dreadwood - We followed the tracks of the 5 legged
wolf all day. They paralleled the game trail we had been on, but did not
lead us to a lair. That night we were again attacked by some unseen foe who
tried to charm or put to sleep various members of our party. Again we saw
nothing but found fresh tracks of the 5 legged wolf in the morning.
- 1/31/592 Dreadwood - We followed the tracks of the 5 legged
wolf all day. That night we were awakened by a loud snapping sound near our
camp. Shortly thereafter we were attacked by 4 ogres and 4 wolves. In the
midst of the battle, I was charmed by an unseen foe and began to walk,
uncaring, away from the battle. Damoni and Feanor followed me and left
Zensun, Hanna, and Virgil to finish off the remaining ogres. Before
Damoni and Feanor could catch up with me they ran into the 5 legged wolf.
This thing stood 5' tall at the shoulder. It had two heads and 3 front legs.
Both of its heads breathed fire. Damoni and Feanor were able to drive it
back but were not able to kill it. They then continued after me with Zensun
joining them now. When they spotted me I was standing behind a huge and
hideous ogre. It stood 10' tall and had two large curving horns jutting
out of its head. At its side was a greatsword. When Damoni, Feanor, and
Zensun rushed forward to attack it, it disappeared.
- 2/1/592 Dreadwood - We were not able to track the monstrous ogre
at all and we were only successful in tracking the 5 legged wolf for a short
distance. Out of options, we decided to climb a nearby hill and look for
caves that could serve as a lair. That night we heard the same snapping sound
we had heard the night before. Then a dead wolf was dropped into our midst
as if thrown from a tree above us. There was nothing in the tree or anywhere
near our camp.
- 2/2/592 Dreadwood - During the day we spotted a terrible monster
sitting on a bluff overlooking the path we were following. It had a
leonine body that
stood 6' tall at the shoulder, batlike wings that spanned over 20', a
man's head, and a tail tipped with iron spikes. I tried to speak to it and
was met by a volley of the terrible tail spikes. Five of the things hit me.
They almost knocked me into the next world. After that the party let loose a
hail of arrows, sling bullets, and axes. Then the thing closed for melee.
When the party had killed it, two more of its kind landed close by and
began approaching. The party was able to kill both of those also. We
took their iron tails, teeth, and claws.
- 2/3/592 Dreadwood - We were about half-way up a large hill
as the sun was setting. As we were making camp we spotted the smoke from
a large fire in the forest below. We knew that the ogres might live there
and the next day we started heading that direction.
- 2/5/592 Dreadwood - At about noon we arrived at the clearing were
the fire had been. Roaming around the clearing near the fire were three
wolves. There were also two sheds beside a nearby hill and between these
stood a single ogre guarding a cave mouth. We attacked quickly. I webbed
the cave to prevent reinforcements. Hanna, Virgil, and Feanor killed the
wolves and the ogre. When this was done we set up a line in front of the
cave mouth, then lit the webs on fire. Soon after 7 ogres poured out of the
cave mouth. As soon as they did I webbed the cave mouth again. Everyone else
started slaying ogres. After only a couple of seconds, someone from inside
the cave lit the webs on fire. From out of the cave came the 5 legged wolf.
As they finished off the ogres, the fighters moved to attack the 5 legged
wolf. Soon all the ogres were dead and the 5 legged wolf nearly so. We
could see looming in the cave beyond the hideous 10' tall ogre. Zensun was
blasting it with his wand of wonder, probably doing us more harm than good.
Grey rays shot forth, darkness erupted, butterflies swarmed all around us.
At least it did not rain on us. As soon as the 5 legged wolf fell, the hideous
ogre let loose a numbing blast of cold. Zensun, Hanna, and Virgil took the
brunt of it. Hanna was nearly killed.
After the blast of cold, the hideous ogre withdrew into his caves.
After some quick healing we followed. Inside we found the lair of
the ogres, a room full of human and animal bones, and finally a
strange and foreign room which may have been the lair of the hideous
ogre. Many of its decorations were from some far-away land none of us
had ever heard of before. There was writing in some strange language that
looked somewhat like suel. Beyond this room was a 60' long tunnel
that ended in an ancient
doorway. The doorway was round and of stone with magical glyphs all
around it. Some of these again looked somewhat like suel.
There was no sign of the hideous ogre anywhere and we decided
not to go through the ancient door at that time but return later.
Gathering together all of the ogres' treasure we set off for Woodwell
and Longspear with the heads of the 5 legged wolf. That night we were
attacked by the hideous ogre. He had attacked Zensun unseen and opened
a bloody wound with his greatsword before Zensun could even react.
Quickly, the whole party joined Zensun in the battle. When we gained the
upper hand, the ogre changed into gaseous form and began to drift away.
None of our weapons seemed to harm it, so we let loose the necklace of
fireballs upon it. After the third and final fireball, the gaseous form
again took the form of the hideous ogre and fell to the ground dead!