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Adventurers

Character Class Description
Derennan Dwarf level 3 A dwarf hailing from Western Wastes.
Llyfed Elf level 3 Thin and balding elf whom also happens to be Rashomon's friend.
Tarkus the Promising Cleric level 2 Follower of Bachontoi, God of Red Wisdom.
Oberon Fighter level 3 A tall, supple hunter adorned with bones and horns of his prey.
Nolmbork Dwarf level 2 Portly, bald, red bearded, with an epic nose. On a mission to have a drink in every settlement in Wilderlands.

Thawmist 16th, Airday

“Would you like to play with us?” a dwarven child-like voice asked Derennan.

“Yes, yes of course.” he answered.

The party of five has spent days carving their way out of a stone tomb they've willingly teleported in. Tarkus was coming down with fever, so Oberon stayed in the background to help him move about.

Now it was on Llyfed, Nolmbork, and Derennan to lead them out to safety.

But first, playing with ghosts of long dead children.

Derennan took dwarven and dragon toy, sat in the center of the room, and played out few scenarios. Audible gasps and cheers could be heard from the child.

Nolmbork and Llyfed used the opportunity to scan the square room. It was. They found closed stone doors to the north and west.

“Wooow, how long beard you have!” two more child-like voices, this time in Common, approached Nolmbork “Can we play with it?”

And so Nolmbork got many little braids on his beard.

Through mix of play and tender questioning, Derennan found out very little from the dead children except they were brought here long time ago and that they came from “deep deep” down below. Oh, and that horrible scream could be heard from north doors.

“We are looking for a way out. Would you like to come with us?” Derennan asked.

“Yes! Yes! But we must take our toys with us!”

And so Oberon carried a sack of silver toys in one hand, and stumbling Tarkus in the other.

Forcing west doors revealed another square chamber. Floor was lined with near-invisible grooves. They were few millimetres wide and criss-crossed the full width of their vision. The chamber smelt of burnt oil.

Llyfed stepped in first, followed by Nolmbork. Nothing happened. Torch was passed to the elf, revealing an archway to the north.

Llyfed stepped north, followed by Nolmbork. The whole chamber was sprayed with oil from above, setting them both on fire. Derennan's quick reaction saved Nolmbork from certain death. Llyfed endured, but was badly, badly burnt.

The party quickly moved on, hoping that the trap hadn't had the time to reset. They were right.

Long corridor led them into a massive square chamber. They bolted to the doors as soon as they could see them. This led them to a junction. Moving straight ahead down the winding corridor led them to doors opening into a circular chamber.

The chamber was well lit with six torches in sconces alongside west side. Stone doors were flanked with two banners sporting yellowish hyena-like head. Portcullis blocked exit to southeast.

“Come, look at this...”

Thick blueish mist rolled behind the portcullis. Shooting a lit arrow into it resulted with a gone arrow.

“Erm, kids, would you mind to take a look into the mist and let us know what is inside?”

Dwarven voice went first. It was gone for solid ten minutes. Then it suddenly erupted “This is so much fun! Wooooo!” other two voices joined it, and soon all three could be heard coming from within the mist. They were having the time of their unlife.

“What if they are playing with skeletons or something? That wouldn't be fun for us.”

“I think they are just finding the mist fun.”

“Let's go...”

The demihuman trio lifted the portcullis in unison, and the party moved forward. Portcullis slammed shut behind them. They huddled, as not to lose touch with any of them.

Mist had sweet cinnamony smell. It was so thick one couldn't see their own hand right in front of the eyes. Llyfed took the lead, keeping his hand on the wall.

Eventually they found the way out.

“Kids, are you coming?”

“Noooo! Can we stay here?”

“Ahm, sure?”

“Yay! Just our toys!”

Party pressed on, entering a sizeable circular chamber. This one was not lit at all. Sconces were empty. Five skeletons dressed in rotted garments and decayed armour were clustered along the east wall. Although their weapons rusted long time ago, the great number of silver coins in their sacks and backpacks was still intact.

An audible grunt followed by metal hitting the stone floor came from south.

Adventurers jumped to the sides, bracing themselves for whatever it is that was making noise. More grunts could be heard, and then south portcullis lifted as well.

Two bulky, ten feet tall beastmen came in. Each carried a large club, as well as a coin sack with a symbol of yellowish hyena-head. The bigger of the looked at this funny assortment of characters, laughed, and then demanded to know who they are. His request came out in broken Gnoll.

“We are mercenaries looking for a way out.”

“You? Mercenaries? Hahahah!” the beastmen laughed. “You are trespassing.” the laughter stopped. “Six hundred gold coins or your life!”

“Oh, we have prepared all this coin just for you!” Derennan pointed to assortment of sacks next to the skeletons. Then the demihuman trio quickly ran to bring them all to the feet of the two ogres.

“And all the coin you are carrying!”

“We gave you everything we have!”

“Elf, if I shake your dwarf friend and a single coin falls out of his pockets then I'll turn you into a steak tartare!”

“Look, all my pockets are empty!” Derennan demonstrated.

Satisfied with the tribute, the monsters left, heading into the chamber with mist.

“Hey, can you tell us what way is out?!” Llyfed yelled after them.

“Sure, just follow us!” the smaller of the two replied.

The party decided not to follow them, but instead head south through double set of portcullises.

Working their way through another square chamber, and two sets of doors, led them into a pentagonal chamber. The floor was caked with splatters of dried blood. All walls were lined with a clearly visible groove running the whole circumference of the chamber.

Stone slab “doors” were to the west and an archway to the south. There was a narrow blood-less path going through the middle of the chamber.

“Let's go, one by one.”

The party crossed the chamber without triggering whatever was the source of all the bloodshed. Now they found themselves in a hexagonal chamber dominated by a large, dark pit in the center of it.

There were four exits from this chamber: the north archway they came through, the west portcullis, the east doors, and south doors.

Adventurers choose west. This led them to a T-shaped junction splitting west and east. The former terminated with an iron gate preventing further advance. The latter led them down a winding corridor which turned out to be trapped. Derennan and Llyfed were hit with a hail of darts.

Enduring this trap too, the party pressed on until they ran into another stone slab “doors” without any handle or obvious opening mechanism. The followed the corridor opposite of it.

“Huh...”

At the end of the sixty feet corridor they found a wide stone tablet with four square protrusions on it. Each square had a different set of symbols on it. From left to right square:

⃤ ⛛ ⃤

◯ ⛛ ⃤

◯ ⛛ ◯

⃞ ◯ ◯

Going back to the doors revealed a set of three symbols above it:

⃤ ⛛ ⃤

Nolmbork went back to the tablet and pressed the square with matching symbols.

The stone slab slid open!

“You stay back, I'll check it first.” Derennan moved in.

It was a rectangular chamber some thirty by fifty feet. It was as plain as all they been through so far—with one small distinction. There was a writing desk with a matching chair in northwest corner.

SLAM!

The stone slab fell down, cutting him off from the rest of the party. Quick scan of the room revealed two skeleton in rotted bedroll in southeast corner and stone doors to the north.

Party outside ran to the stone table, only to find a completely different assortment of symbols:

◯ ⛛ ⃤

⃞ ◯ ◯

⃤ ⛛ ⃤

⃞ ⛛ ◯

“Check above the doors!”

Indeed, a different set of symbols were now above the stone slab:

⃞ ◯ ◯

Hitting the matching square opened the doors. Rest of the party ran into the chamber to join up with Derennan.

Searching the skeletons produced a locked spellbook and a ream of parchments.

SLAM!

Stone slab fell behind the party.

“Can you read the parchments?”

“Yes, they are in elven.”

The writings could be best described as diary entries which get increasingly desperate. They mention “ghastly undead crawling from the pit” preventing the author from leaving the chamber. There also mentions of “effective, pressure activated trap” in front of the doors preventing the monsters from getting in.

“We have to get out. Let's move.”

With Llyfed and Nolmbork badly wounded, Derennan took the lead. He opened the doors and then jumped as far as he could. No trap was activated. Then he strolled into the hexagonal chamber and was promptly surprised by two ghastly undead.

They dropped him in a single round. Rest of the party focused their missile attack on one of the undead, killing it in the process. The other fled through east doors.

“Quick, let's get Tarkus over the trap! He needs help!”

“Check on Derennan! Quick!”

Indeed, the dwarf was not dead but merely paralysed.

Llyfed and Nolmbork picked up stiff Derennan while Oberon helped Tarkus move quickly.

“Where to?!”

“North or east?!”

“Let a die decide!”

“East!”

...

The party burst into a dank corridor filled with ghastly undead.

Wounded and heavily encumbered they barely made it through the doors before undead horde caught up. Llyfed stepped in to protect his allies. Nolmbork was caught by one and nearly killed in the process. It was solely his dwarven constitution that kept him alive.

“Let me go...”

Tarkus gripped his improvised holy symbol and called on the God of Red Wisdom.

Bright crimson light flashed the chamber, forcing the undead to flee in terror.

Illustration by kickmaniac

Tarkus collapsed to his knees, completely expired.

Derennan still laid stiff.

Nolmbork was half-dead.

Only Llyfed and Oberon stood tall.

How the hell will they get out of here?

Discuss at Dragonsfoot forum.

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Here are equipment packs specially made for dwarven Fighter/Thieves. Although Swords & Wizardry Complete doesn't mention any limitation on weapons for dwarves, I opted not to give them longbows. I gave them thieves' tools for free (same reasoning as for the human thieves).

30 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Club (1d4); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sling (2H, ROF 1, range 40’); 1 × Stones, sling (20) (1d4); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 9 sp, 8 cp Encumbrance: 74 lbs

40 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, hand (1d6; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Polearm (2H, 1d8+1); 1 × Sling (2H, ROF 1, range 40’); 1 × Stones, sling (20) (1d4); 2 × Javelin (1d6, ROF 1, range 20’) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Hammer; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 6 sp, 3 cp Encumbrance: 74 lbs

50 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Club (1d4); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (15 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 9 sp, 3 cp Encumbrance: 65 lbs

60 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, short (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Hammer; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (15 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 0 sp, 8 cp Encumbrance: 72 lbs

70 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Hammer, war (1d4+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Grappling hook; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 2 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 1 sp, 8 cp Encumbrance: 79 lbs

80 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Mace, heavy (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 6 × Candle; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 2 sp, 9 cp Encumbrance: 74 lbs

90 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, bastard (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 7 sp, 8 cp Encumbrance: 70 lbs

100 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Flask, leather; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 1 × Lantern, bullseye; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 0 sp, 2 cp Encumbrance: 84 lbs

110 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Polearm (2H, 1d8+1); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Block and tackle; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Grappling hook; 3 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 1 × Garlic, charmed; 6 × Wolfsbane; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 9 sp, 8 cp Encumbrance: 99 lbs

120 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Bell; 3 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Hammer; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Rope, silk (50 feet); 1 × Shovel; 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (15 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Case (map or scroll); 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 5 gp, 1 sp, 3 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

130 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Mace, heavy (1d6); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Bell; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Sack (15 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 6 × Candle; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Mirror, small steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 3 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 94 lbs

140 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’); 3 × Javelin (1d6, ROF 1, range 20’) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Block and tackle; 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 3 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Case (map or scroll); 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Manacles; 1 × Lock (minimum price); 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 5 gp, 1 sp, 3 cp Encumbrance: 107 lbs

150 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, hand (1d6; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Flail (2H, 1d8); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 3 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Hammer; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 6 × Candle; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Mirror, small steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 0 sp, 9 cp Encumbrance: 84 lbs

160 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Hammer, war (1d4+1); 1 × Sword, bastard (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Crossbow, heavy (2H, ROF ½, range 80’); 1 × Bolts, heavy (20) (1d6+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Bell; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Case (map or scroll); 6 × Candle; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 2 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

170 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Mace, heavy (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 1 × Block and tackle; 3 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 3 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Case (map or scroll); 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Mirror, small steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bottle of wine, glass; 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 4 sp, 3 cp Encumbrance: 104 lbs

180 GP PACK

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, hand (1d6; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Thieves’ tools; 3 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Rope, silk (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (15 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Flask, leather; 1 × Case (map or scroll); 6 × Candle; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Mirror, small steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bottle of wine, glass; 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 8 sp, 0 cp Encumbrance: 104 lbs

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Adventurers

Character Class Description
Derennan Dwarf level 3 A dwarf hailing from Western Wastes.
Llyfed Elf level 3 Thin and balding elf whom also happens to be Rashomon's friend.
Tarkus the Promising Cleric level 2 Follower of Bachontoi, God of Red Wisdom.
Oberon Fighter level 3 A tall, supple hunter adorned with bones and horns of his prey.
Nolmbork Dwarf level 2 Portly, bald, red bearded, with an epic nose. On a mission to have a drink in every settlement in Wilderlands.

Thawmist 3rd, Earthday

“Let's inspect that pillar more closely...”

The party was in a most curious room. It was thirty by thirty feet, with low ceiling. A raised platform with unfamiliar symbols dominated half of the room. A two feet tall pillar was in the center of the chamber.

Upon the closer look the party could see it had a circular depression that would fit a spherical object. Around the hole was a ring with arrow-like pointer pointing towards north-east. Four symbols were etched on each cardinal direction:

“Let's return here later and bring the silver orb with us.”

Indeed, the party abandoned these two secret chambers and backtracked. This time they took the right door in the large chamber with pillars. This led them to another doors that were difficult to open.

After the dwarves failed to force them open, Oberon the Ranger came forth and burst through the doors straight into the jaws of a giant lizard. Nolmbork stunned himself in excitement, Derennan impaled the lizard, Llyfed cut off a chunk, and Oberon finished it off.

Illustrated by snoop

An alcove in the southeast corner had several incomplete skeletons, gnawed bones, and three sacks of coins totalling 300 gold coins and 300 silver coins.

Following a brief discussion, adventurers decided to head out, find a safe spot to hide their treasure, rest for the night, and return next morning. And so it was! Llyfed found a toppled tree and buried the sacks into the roots.

Thawmist 4th, Fireday

Party returned into the dungeon beneath the ruined tower. They went back into the corridor where stench of death was strong.

“Careful...”

Adventurers huddled in tight formation and bravely proceeded forth, into darkness, into stench. A little over a hundred feet later they found two T-shaped junctions.

The first led into another dark corridor. One the entrance to it was a familiar primitive banner with hyena-like head on it. The banner was all tattered and torn.

The second T-shaped junction was flanked with two tall plaques.

Llyfed the Linguist gingerly approached them.

There were over twenty lines of text, all different from each other. Those in Common, and Elvish said:

“Suicide Corridor”

Derennan and Nolmbork could read the same in Dwarvish and Gnomish.

Smell of death was most intense down that corridor.

The Company of Wise Adventurers decided not to explore this corridor.

They decided to continue down the long, dark corridor instead.

Another hundred feet later the reached a turn and doors completely different from all they've encountered so far in this dungeon.

To call them doors would be perhaps and overstatement. This was more of a framed stone slab without anything resembling a handle or keyhole.

Dwarves stepped in to investigate. Lo and behold, on the each side of the doors was a single depression four inches wide, eight inches tall, and two inches deep.

Derennan and Nolmbork nodded to each other and pressed a hand into the depression—simultaneously.

It worked!

The doors slid ajar, revealing another curious chamber.

A chest on top of stone plinth rested in the middle of the room. Another slab like doors were in northwest corner, and lowered portcullis blocked the exit in northeast corner.

Closer inspection of the chest revealed that it was in fact made of stone, not wood! The thing seemed either fused or chiseled straight out of the pillar.

On the front of it was a large, keyholeless, padlock. A grid and vertical lines next to it were etched onto the padlock:

“I'm stupefied.”

“Is this a riddle? A trap?”

”...”

“I know what this is.” Derennan announced.

“Nolmbork, poke the middle field with your spear.”

One dwarf obliged the other.

A cross hatch appeared on the middle field.

“Aha! Now touch the field on the first row and first column.”

Another cross-hatch pattern appeared.

“Now second row, second column...”

And Derennan continued giving orders, forming an X shaped pattern on the grind.

Once completed the padlock popped open, revealing a chest filled to the brim with silver coins and three exquisite necklaces.

“Are these magical?”

Tarkus the Experimenter tried on all three. Despite being covered in bling, he did not discover any additional powers.

“I think we should get out and back to Hara!”

“Yes!”

Encumbered by all the treasure, the party took twice as long to return to their current base of operations.

Thawmist 12th, Waterday

As promised, the adventurers had returned to the dungeon. Freshly recruited porter, Deidamamina, was carrying a bowling-ball sized silver orb.

Recent hiring spree by the Invincible Overlord has driven the wages of hired help into the stratosphere. Worse than that, Hara's general of forces has also been recruited, as well as two thirds of the fighting-fit population.

“Hara is understaffed. Forces of Chaos are mounting. Gnoll warbands, Altanian barbarians, internal strife. Ahyf will be sacked any day now. We should consider leaving Hara.” Derennan theorised.

“Should we move further north?” Oberon pondered.

“Nope, running is too easy.” Llyfed muttered.

“I think we should stick it out for a while but having an exit plan can't hurt.” Derennan concluded this train of rational thought.

The party returned to the secret chamber with low ceiling and hexagonal pillar.

They placed the orb inside the depression.

It fit like a glove.

Nothing happened.

“Try turning the ring.”

That worked.

They set the arrow pointing towards the X.

It lit up with dim light.

And so did all Xs on the rim of the platform.

One of them threw a portion of rations on the platform.

It disappeared.

“This is a teleporter.”

“Should we tie a rope around one of us and test it out?”

“What if it is a one way teleporter?”

“True.”

“All or nothing friends.”

Adventurers stepped next to the platform, forming a line.

Then they stepped on the platform, holding each other's hands.

And then they vanished.

Screams and shouts reverberated of the stone tomb walls as five adventurers fought for their lives.

An endless mass of giant rats was all over them.

They crawled; they gnawed; they sought orifices; they brought disease.

They bit and they scratched and they squirmed and they hissed and they squeaked.

The adventurers swung and stomped; cut and crushed; heaved and hulked.

There was nowhere to move.

There was nothing to do.

Nothing but to fight for their lives.

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Adventurers stood victorious, sixty-four dead giant rats beneath their feet. None of them went unscathed.

Solid walls surrounded them. No doors, no embellishments that would indicate secret doors.

With all the time in the world, the party closely inspected all the walls.

Their tomb was L-shaped, with twenty feet extending to the left and right from the central ten-foot square.

Ceiling was twenty feet high, slightly arched and embellished. Each “square” had an extruded X pattern, with a different scene in each quadrant.

Derennan closely studied them. After some time he found that one pattern is repeated in all Xs, albeit in different place.

“It might be leading us towards something?”

Indeed, following the repeating scene led them to a wall portion that sounded hollow, compared to others.

Hours of inspection revealed no secret mechanisms.

“Anyone has a pickaxe? No? How about iron spikes and something blunt?”

With all the time in the world, the party took to breaking down the wall.

Nolmbork and Llyfed worked on it for eight hours straight.

Derennan worked for the next eight hours.

Tarkus and Oberon took the next shift.

Rations and light sources were rapidly depleted.

“From now on, only humans work in light.”

Nolmbork and Llyfed did another eight-hour shift.

Derennan followed.

Tarkus and Oberon did their best.

Cleric got progressively worse. At then end of this shift he went down with fever and tremors.

Nolmbork and Llyfed worked their third shift. With ill equipment the best they could hope if making a tight crawlspace.

Derennan achieved a major breakthrough, opening a hole into another dark chamber.

“Look!”

The cruelty of their desperate situation became apparent in few moments.

They chamber they've broken into was thirty by thirty feet, with same barren walls as the tomb they've just broken out.

No doors, nothing.

The ceiling was adorned with same X divisions, with the scene of dancing dead making a circular pattern round the chamber.

“Let's dance!”

And indeed, four desperate adventurers covered in sweat, gore, and festering wounds, danced their hearts out in a dark chamber deep, deep underground.

Tarkus sat in the corner, saving his strength for walking.

Nothing happened.

Adventurers' disappointment was palpable.

“Let's search all the doors...”

It's been several days since they teleported into the tomb.

Their rations were almost gone, and light sources were very few.

“Wall here is hollow!”

Pushing it revealed a secret corridor.

It led into a small chamber with stone desk on which an assortment of silver figurines of various animals and denizens of Wilderlands laid.

Child-like giggles could be heard coming from around the corner.

“This is not creepy at all...”

Without much other options, the party formed a tight formation and stepped out the the secret passageway and into the chamber whence the sound cometh from.

As soon as they entered the voices stopped and three figurines that were floating mid-air dropped to the ground.

“Hello good ghosts” Derennan spoke in Dwarvish “we are just seeking a way out and mean you no harm. Can you tell us the way out?”

“Oh, we gave up on finding the way out long time ago.” a child-like voice replied in Dwarvish.

“Would you like to play with us?” it asked.

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As promised at the end of 2024 Character Creation Challenge, I will continue creating characters and equipment packs for Swords & Wizardry Complete. So, let's get to Dwarf Fighters!

First, lets roll some attributes.

SET STR DEX CON INT WIS CHA GOLD
1 10 11 13 13 13 11 12
2 16 12 8 7 9 9 12
3 9 15 8 9 11 9 10
4 7 10 6 11 16 9 13
5 6 7 10 12 11 12 11
6 7 10 5 3 14 12 12
7 9 11 12 12 11 17 8
8 12 14 10 9 7 10 11
9 15 7 9 9 12 10 11
10 7 11 14 8 9 16 10
11 18 5 8 16 12 13 6
12 15 6 12 12 10 10 12
13 12 7 15 14 9 11 12
14 6 7 13 15 9 12 10
15 15 13 13 11 10 9 7
16 8 12 9 4 6 14 14
17 11 11 12 10 11 6 9
18 4 5 13 11 9 14 15
19 8 8 10 10 15 14 13
20 5 6 13 13 10 9 13

First ten are male, remaining are female. Six are Lawful, eight are Neutral, and remaining six are Chaotic. They use the same equipment packs as Fighters. Swords & Wizardry Complete Revised uses term ancestry, hence I used it for these characters as well. RAW, dwarven abilities as described on page 28 don't have any rolls assigned to them, but they are suggested on page 75. I decide to include the abilities without rolls.

Without any further ado, meet twenty dwarven fighters!

1. Oldor Kazransson

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Lawful Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'6'' / 1.37 m, 150 lbs / 68 kg; auburn hair; grey eyes; pale gold skin tone; 1' scar Traits: sly, wise, scheming

Hit points: 7 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 10 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +5 lbs) DEX: 11 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 13 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 13 (max additional languages: 3) WIS: 13 (experience bonus: +5%) CHA: 11 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Shovel; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll; 1 × Tent Coins: 6 gp, 1 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

2. Haakon Redeye

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Lawful Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'8'' / 1.42 m, 160 lbs / 73 kg; red hair; black eyes; dark brown skin tone Traits: restless, persuasive

Hit points: 7 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 16 (to-hit modifier: +1; damage modifier: +1; open doors: 1–3; carry modifier: +15 lbs) DEX: 12 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 8 (hp per hit die modifier: -1; raise dead survival: 50%) INT: 7 (max additional languages: 0) WIS: 9 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 9 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Shovel; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll; 1 × Tent Coins: 6 gp, 1 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

3. Snorri Glumstout

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Lawful Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'6'' / 1.37 m, 150 lbs / 68 kg; orange hair; amber eyes; pale gold skin tone; 1'' scar Traits: petty, compliant, erratic, fussy

Hit points: 1 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 9 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +5 lbs) DEX: 15 (missile to-hit modifier: +1; AC modifier: better by 1 point) CON: 8 (hp per hit die modifier: -1; raise dead survival: 50%) INT: 9 (max additional languages: 1) WIS: 11 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 9 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Mace, heavy (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Flask, leather; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 1 × Lantern, bullseye; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 5 sp, 2 cp Encumbrance: 79 lbs

4. Kargun Vragnisnev

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'4'' / 1.32 m, 145 lbs / 66 kg; yellow hair; black eyes; amber skin tone; 6'' scar Traits: inconsiderate, rejects change

Hit points: 5 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 7 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: 0 lbs) DEX: 10 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 6 (hp per hit die modifier: -1; raise dead survival: 50%) INT: 11 (max additional languages: 2) WIS: 16 (experience bonus: +5%) CHA: 9 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, bastard (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sling (2H, ROF 1, range 40’); 1 × Stones, sling (20) (1d4) Gear: 1 × Bell; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 2 sp, 0 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

5. Gomrund Grumdinsnev

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'4'' / 1.32 m, 150 lbs / 68 kg; silver hair; copper eyes; grey-green skin tone Traits: dogmatic, hotheaded

Hit points: 7 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 6 (to-hit modifier: -1; open doors: 1; carry modifier: -5 lbs) DEX: 7 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 10 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 12 (max additional languages: 3) WIS: 11 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 12 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Block and tackle; 1 × Crowbar; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 6 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 98 lbs

6. Alrik Thingrimsson

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 145 lbs / 66 kg; grey / dark blonde hair; aqua eyes; light tan skin tone Traits: determined, lowly, disloyal

Hit points: 1 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 7 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: 0 lbs) DEX: 10 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 5 (hp per hit die modifier: -1; raise dead survival: 50%) INT: 3 (max additional languages: 0) WIS: 14 (experience bonus: +5%) CHA: 12 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Shovel; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll; 1 × Tent Coins: 6 gp, 1 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

7. Krudd Starkhelm

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 165 lbs / 75 kg; transparent hair; tan eyes; caucasian skin tone; 10'' scar Traits: fussy, humble, jovial

Hit points: 4 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 9 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +5 lbs) DEX: 11 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 12 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 12 (max additional languages: 3) WIS: 11 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 17 (max # of special hirelings: 6; retainer morale adjustment: +2; experience bonus: +5%)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Hammer, war (1d4+1); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sling (2H, ROF 1, range 40’); 1 × Stones, sling (20) (1d4) Gear: 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 2 sp, 5 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

8. Bardin Brogarsson

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Chaotic Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'6'' / 1.37 m, 155 lbs / 70 kg; red hair; black eyes; milky white skin tone Traits: miserly, quiet, mean

Hit points: 1 Armor class: 4[15] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 12 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +5 lbs) DEX: 14 (missile to-hit modifier: +1; AC modifier: better by 1 point) CON: 10 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 9 (max additional languages: 1) WIS: 7 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 10 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Block and tackle; 1 × Crowbar; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 6 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 98 lbs

9. Grunni Ketilsnev

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Chaotic Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'7'' / 1.4 m, 150 lbs / 68 kg; yellow hair; grey eyes; ochre skin tone Traits: modest, risk-taking

Hit points: 7 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 15 (to-hit modifier: +1; open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +10 lbs) DEX: 7 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 9 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 9 (max additional languages: 1) WIS: 12 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 10 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Block and tackle; 1 × Crowbar; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 6 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 98 lbs

10. Furgil Strongdrake

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Chaotic Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 135 lbs / 61 kg; saffron hair; amber eyes; pale grey skin tone Traits: miserable, lying

Hit points: 6 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 7 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: 0 lbs) DEX: 11 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 14 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 8 (max additional languages: 1) WIS: 9 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 16 (max # of special hirelings: 6; retainer morale adjustment: +2; experience bonus: +5%)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Mace, heavy (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Flask, leather; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 1 × Lantern, bullseye; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 5 sp, 2 cp Encumbrance: 79 lbs

11. Karelia Boldhand

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Lawful Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'9'' / 1.45 m, 165 lbs / 75 kg; bald; amber eyes; medium brown skin tone Traits: disciplined, upset, decisive, involved

Hit points: 5 Armor class: 7[12] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 18 (to-hit modifier: +3; damage modifier: +3; open doors: 1–5; carry modifier: +50 lbs) DEX: 5 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 8 (hp per hit die modifier: -1; raise dead survival: 50%) INT: 16 (max additional languages: 5) WIS: 12 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 13 (max # of special hirelings: 5; retainer morale adjustment: +1; experience bonus: +5%)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Leather (-2[+2] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, short (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 3 × Javelin (1d6, ROF 1, range 20’) Gear: 1 × Hammer; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 12 × Spike, iron; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (15 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 4 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 78 lbs

12. Solveig Skorinasdottir

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Lawful Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 155 lbs / 70 kg; light blonde hair; amber eyes; pale green skin tone; circle-shaped birthmark Traits: plotting, intimidating, boastful

Hit points: 4 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 15 (to-hit modifier: +1; open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +10 lbs) DEX: 6 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 12 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 12 (max additional languages: 3) WIS: 10 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 10 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Shovel; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll; 1 × Tent Coins: 6 gp, 1 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

13. Grondi Kareliasdottir

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Lawful Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'6'' / 1.37 m, 145 lbs / 66 kg; maroon hair; amber eyes; emerald green skin tone Traits: hedonistic, obedient, weird, nosy

Hit points: 5 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 12 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +5 lbs) DEX: 7 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 15 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 14 (max additional languages: 4) WIS: 9 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 11 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Shovel; 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Signal whistle; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll; 1 × Tent Coins: 6 gp, 1 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

14. Breda Hunnisdottir

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 140 lbs / 64 kg; yellow hair; light blue eyes; grey-green skin tone; flower-shaped birthmark Traits: joyful, scarred, unreliable, tacky, irritable

Hit points: 6 Armor class: 7[12] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 6 (to-hit modifier: -1; open doors: 1; carry modifier: -5 lbs) DEX: 7 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 13 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 15 (max additional languages: 4) WIS: 9 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 12 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Mace, heavy (1d6); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Grappling hook; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Flask, leather; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 1 × Lantern, bullseye; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 5 sp, 2 cp Encumbrance: 79 lbs

15. Modra Fatdrake

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'7'' / 1.4 m, 155 lbs / 70 kg; silver hair; copper eyes; light tan skin tone Traits: scheming, miserly

Hit points: 9 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 15 (to-hit modifier: +1; open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +10 lbs) DEX: 13 (missile to-hit modifier: +1; AC modifier: better by 1 point) CON: 13 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 11 (max additional languages: 2) WIS: 10 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 9 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’) Gear: 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1); 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 2 gp, 8 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 74 lbs

16. Karga Morgasdottir

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 145 lbs / 66 kg; dark blonde hair; amber eyes; pale silver skin tone Traits: hotheaded, impressionable

Hit points: 6 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 8 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: 0 lbs) DEX: 12 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 9 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 4 (max additional languages: 0) WIS: 6 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 14 (max # of special hirelings: 5; retainer morale adjustment: +1; experience bonus: +5%)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Axe, battle (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Polearm (2H, 1d8+1); 1 × Bow, short (2H, ROF 2, range 50’); 1 × Arrows (20) (1d6) Gear: 1 × Block and tackle; 1 × Chalk, 1 piece; 1 × Crowbar; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 4 gp, 7 sp, 9 cp Encumbrance: 100 lbs

17. Morga Boriasdottir

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Neutral Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'6'' / 1.37 m, 150 lbs / 68 kg; black hair; light blue eyes; medium brown skin tone Traits: cheerful, trustworthy, accepting, inefficient

Hit points: 5 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 11 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: +5 lbs) DEX: 11 (missile to-hit modifier: 0; AC modifier: none) CON: 12 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 10 (max additional languages: 2) WIS: 11 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 6 (max # of special hirelings: 2; retainer morale adjustment: -2; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Ring (-3[+3] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, bastard (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Crossbow, light (2H, ROF 1, range 60’); 1 × Bolts, light (20) (1d4+1) Gear: 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 8 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 70 lbs

18. Modra Karstinsniz

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Chaotic Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'6'' / 1.37 m, 160 lbs / 73 kg; golden hair; metallic gold eyes; medium tan skin tone; 6'' scar Traits: religious, perverse, fanatical, persevering

Hit points: 9 Armor class: 5[14] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 4 (to-hit modifier: -2; damage modifier: -1; open doors: 1; carry modifier: -10 lbs) DEX: 5 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 13 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 11 (max additional languages: 2) WIS: 9 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 14 (max # of special hirelings: 5; retainer morale adjustment: +1; experience bonus: +5%)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Shield (-1[+1] AC); 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC); 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, long (1d8); 9 × Dart (1d3, ROF 3, range 15’) Gear: 1 × Grappling hook; 2 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 2 × Sack (30 pounds capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 6 × Torch; 2 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Signal whistle; 1 × Garlic, charmed; 6 × Wolfsbane; 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 7 gp, 1 sp, 4 cp Encumbrance: 102 lbs

19. Lenka Forkfist

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Chaotic Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'5'' / 1.35 m, 155 lbs / 70 kg; red hair; bronze eyes; black skin tone; 3'' scar Traits: accident prone, smiling, creative

Hit points: 6 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 8 (open doors: 1–2; carry modifier: 0 lbs) DEX: 8 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 10 (hp per hit die modifier: 0; raise dead survival: 75%) INT: 10 (max additional languages: 2) WIS: 15 (experience bonus: +5%) CHA: 14 (max # of special hirelings: 5; retainer morale adjustment: +1; experience bonus: +5%)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, bastard (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sling (2H, ROF 1, range 40’); 1 × Stones, sling (20) (1d4) Gear: 1 × Bell; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 2 sp, 0 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

20. Gerta Brownmail

Class: Fighter Ancestry: Dwarf Alignment: Chaotic Languages: Common, Dwarven, Alignment

Appearance: 4'4'' / 1.32 m, 145 lbs / 66 kg; golden hair; black eyes; amber skin tone Traits: sensual, concerned, affable

Hit points: 6 Armor class: 6[13] Saving throw: 15 Saving throw modifier(s): +1 bonus on all saving throws except against spells (including those from wands and staffs), +4 bonus on saving throw against any magic

Attributes

STR: 5 (to-hit modifier: -1; open doors: 1; carry modifier: -5 lbs) DEX: 6 (missile to-hit modifier: -1; AC modifier: worse by 1 point) CON: 13 (hp per hit die modifier: +1; raise dead survival: 100%) INT: 13 (max additional languages: 3) WIS: 10 (experience bonus: none) CHA: 9 (max # of special hirelings: 4; retainer morale adjustment: 0; experience bonus: none)

Class abilities

Multiple attacks; parry (only if DEX ≥ 14).

Ancestry abilities

Notice stonework features (sloping corridors, moving walls, and traps made of stone); can identify whether stonework is recent or not; 60' darkvision.

Equipment

Armour: 1 × Chain (-4[+4] AC) Weapons: 1 × Dagger (1d4; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sword, bastard (1H 1d8; 2H 1d8+1); 1 × Spear (1H 1d6; 2H 1d6+1; missile ROF 1, range 10’); 1 × Sling (2H, ROF 1, range 40’); 1 × Stones, sling (20) (1d4) Gear: 1 × Bell; 1 × Crowbar; 1 × Rope, hemp (50 feet); 1 × Backpack (30-pound capacity); 1 × Waterskin; 1 × Lamp, bronze; 1 × Lantern, hooded; 6 × Oil, lamp (1 pint); 1 × Flint & steel; 1 × Fishing net (25 square feet); 5 × Rations, trail (per day); 5 × Rations, dried (per day); 1 × Bedroll Coins: 3 gp, 2 sp, 0 cp Encumbrance: 89 lbs

Twenty dwarven fighter/thieves coming next. Or their equipment packs. Roll for surprise!

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Running a freewheeling city adventure can be hard work, but this book gives you a powerful resource for handling interactions with non-player characters — their names, objectives, abilities, and quirky activities! City Encounters provides 200 daytime encounters and 200 night-time encounters for your characters to run into while exploring the city. Plus, each of the encounters has several alternative possibilities involved, so you can adapt the encounter to your players or use the same encounter more than once with a different alternative. Encounters that can lead to adventures are cross-referenced to let you find the other NPCs who might be involved in an ongoing situation, and there are several possible “recurring” villains, heroes, and weirdos to battle, assist, and befriend.

Enter a city filled with anarchists, arsonists, sorcery, skullduggery, factional conflict, and necromancy!

This is the OSR version of City Encounters, written for Swords & Wizardry but easily usable with systems including OD&D, AD&D (1E), B/X, OSE and others!

It's great to see City Encounters once again available. It's a great utility for running urban adventures on the fly. You can get it in PDF and print at DTRPG.

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A zine chronicling the Conquering the Barbarian Altanis D&D campaign.

This issue details a long play-by-post session, as many head of the Hydra Company engage in downtime activities all over Antil.

You can download the issue here.

Overlord's Annals zine is available in print as part of the legendary Alarums & Excursions APA, issue 579:

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Adventurers

Character Class Description
Derennan Dwarf level 3 A dwarf hailing from Western Wastes.
Nolmbork Dwarf level 2 Portly, bald, red bearded, with an epic nose. On a mission to have a drink in every settlement in Wilderlands.
Orist Elf level 1 A dangerous looking elf.
Llyfed Elf level 3 Thin and balding elf whom also happens to be Rashomon's friend.
Hagar the Hewer Dwarf level 1 Imagine Conan as dwarf.
Tarkus the Promising Cleric level 2 Follower of Bachontoi, God of Red Wisdom.
Beorg the Gravedigger Fighter level 1 Inspired to adventure after burying several adventurers.
Oberon Fighter level 3 A tall, supple hunter adorned with bones and horns of his prey.
Hedwig Hogwarts Elf level 2 An always alert owl masquerading as an elf.

Gloomfrost 17th–20th

With just a few days left before end of the year, adventurers decided to recuperate, plan, and make contacts with influential people in Hara.

There was great commotion in the streets—hawkers and emissaries of the Invincible Overlord himself were aggressively recruiting anyone whom can hold a sword or spear.

“Liberate Zothay!”

“Save Dearthwood!”

“Travel the Wilderlands!”

“Invincible Overlord wants YOU!”

They'd yell again and again and again. Every lowly commoner was offered a gold piece sign-up bonus, while experienced adventurers were offered up to a hundred gold pieces.

Local jeweller finally finished the gold necklace Derennan had commissioned. It was fine but nowhere near as fine as the jeweller said it would be. Either way, the party had another commission for him—a crown fit for a dim witted giant.

Derennan's plan of approaching the Imrael merchant family—oldest and most affluent in Hara—finally worked. He was joined by Nolmbork, Llyfed, Tarkus, and Oberon. Everybody tidied up, and strode up to Imrael's mansion overlooking the river.

Upon presenting their gift—a gold necklace with large amethyst—and request to Kennunn the Quiet, they were granted audience with Amulias Imrael himself.

The meeting was cordial, with the party offering their services. Amulias was professional and distant, for reasons Derennan discovered later. Cadmias the Wise, vizier of the Imrael family, was advocating against getting involved with the adventurers, for he had seen firsthand how incompetent they are.

“One of them wilfully took a blade named Doomed! And now he is dead!”

Llyfed rebuked him. Upon sharing they've been clearing up an old dungeon where a drug called Red Dragon was produced, Amulias said that Myrna Blaxter, the woman who sent them there, is a bit crazy. She's been talking about this for years, but no one ever found anything. He was surprised to learn there were beastmen there, though.

The party also learned that Invincible Overlord was not recruiting just commoners and freelancers. All affluent families must send their first-born as well. In addition, the rumour has it that Haermond II, Hara's castellan and general of forces, will take the offer as well.

If that is true, then one could reasonably expect a power vacuum that might lead to internal strife and unrest. Queen Earani Cor is primarily backed by Haermond II and Imrael family.

Upon leaving the mansion, Melell Imrael confided in Derennan that his father is distraught because his only living son—himself—is being sent to the City State of the Invincible Overlord.

“Please forgive my father. He is a good man, and would stand to benefit from your services. His bad mood is due to me leaving soon. Damell, my younger brother, died very young. Tibon, my older brother, went missing several years ago. He is only worried that I too will perish.”

“Tell me more about your missing brother. Maybe we could help.”

Derennan prodded.

“Truth to be told, I don't know that much. All I know is that he was supposed to be married to the daughter of another wealthy merchant. He went to their estate and never returned. My father sent several messengers, but none ever returned. Kennunn is the only one who came back alive and whatever he told my father was sufficient for him to stop looking.”

“Do you know where did your brother go missing? Maybe we could look into it?”

Melell promised that he'd investigate and let him know before he leaves Hara.

Party then spent two days tracking and snooping on the scribe's son which demonstrated symptoms of Red Dragon abuse: fiery belching. Besides being a loser and alcoholic who hung out with other do-no-gooders, the boy seemed innocent. Having run of patience, the party abducted the boy from his drinking place—an abandoned warehouse at the docks—and took him to their townhouse for gentle interrogation.

What they learned next shocked them.

Derennan let out a nervous laugh.

“Amazing.”

Boy has been belching like this ever since he was a little kid. He doesn't know why. And the best part? Myrna is his mother.

Adventurers discussed what the meaning of all of this could be. Is Myrna dealing Red Dragon herself? Is she just delusional? Was she taking drug whilst pregnant and now went mad with grief? Is the boy a polymorphed Red Dragon that is pulling their leg? Could the game be rigged so? Many, many ideas were discussed.

Ultimately, a decision has been made to return to the Den to get out Brent Goose. But for that they have to wait for the crown to be finished first. Hence they paid the jeweller for the rush order. The artisan promised them to be done by the end of Thawmist—the first month of the year.

Melell paid them a visit on the last day of the year.

“My father said that Kennunn will share all the details of Tibon's last known whereabouts if you prove yourself. We have reliable information about Klekless Racoba's hiding place. If you bring his head you will demonstrate your capabilities. Be warned though for he is not alone. Apparently he has a small, but loyal, force. Godspeed!”

And so did end the year of 4433.

Year's End

Everyone in Hara celebrated for five days straight, cleansing the last year whilst welcoming the next year. It is a well known fact that your annual fortunes are determined by this ritual. Everyone in Wilderlands recognises the cosmic importance of these five days.

Thawmist 3rd, Earthday

“Right there, that ruined stone tower.”

Whilst waiting for the crown to be finished, the party of Derennan, Nolmbork, Llyfed, Tarkus, and Oberon decided to return to the dungeon underneath the ruined tower south-west from Hara. The same one where they had found silver balls that made them rich.

In an hour and a half of delving they managed to trigger a dart trap that hit two of them, flee from a large snake, ignore secret doors, and find a corridor that reeks of death.

In the latter one they found a portion of the wall that had nine circles in a circle. One of them turned out to be a button which opens a passage nearby. It led into a thirty by thirty feet completely empty chamber with low ceiling.

After checking for traps the party crossed the room to the east, where another doors were. They opened into another similarly sized chamber. But this one was not barren.

A two feet tall pillar of hexagonal cross-section was in the middle of the room. On top of it was a round depression, matching the size of silver spheres they had found elsewhere in this dungeon.

In the south-east corner of the room was an elevated platform made from unknown material. Weird symbols were carved along the edges.

What will the party do next?

Discuss at Dragonsfoot forum.

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31 DAY CHARACTER CREATION CHALLENGE

You can read more about the challenge here and here.

Dedicated to Niko whom once lamented “man you have SW in the scene for like 10 or more years and you cannot get a supplement with pregens.”

For this year's challenge I decided to create characters for Swords & Wizardry Complete. In doing so, I also tried to create a number of tables that can be used for quick character generation and equipment. You can find indexed links below.

EQUIPMENT PACKS

CHARACTERS

Suitable for players or as fleshed out retainers.

COMING

This was an intense month. I'll take a few weeks of rest and then I'll come back to create equipment packs and 20 characters for demihumans: Dwarf Fighter, Dwarf Fighter/Thief, Dwarf Fighter/Cleric, Elf Fighter/Magic-User, Elf Fighter/Magic-User/Thief, Elf Thief, Half-Elf Fighter/Magic-User, Half-Elf Fighter/Magic-User/Cleric, Half-Elf Thief, Halfling Fighter, and Halfling Thief.

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