#RPGaDAY2023 – Day 8: Favourite character
Rarder Brete, a level 5 fighter I've been playing for several years now, remains my favourite character. I've written about him during #RPGaDAY2022:
A lot has happened since then! Rarder died whilst fighting a horde of hobgoblins and cultists. The party charged into the throne room, expecting to face little resistance (since we've killed a hundred or so goblinoids in the dungeon by then). That assumption was of course, wrong.
Rarder pressed on, toppled the throne, and belowed out the challenge to the Speck, a nickname he has assigned to the King Under the Mountain. He was greeted by a dozen or so large hobgoblins, cultists, and what not. The fighter stood there for rounds, keeping attention on him while the others fought numerous other adversaries in the room.
Rarder, meanwhile, continues to face off against his multiple assailants. Striking here, there and everywhere, he drives them off time and again, but eventually the numbers take their toll, and he's struck by the cultist leader bellowing her warcry to Erkrou, the hairless one clasping a hand around his wrist, and finally the King Under The Mountain, roaring his outrage at being labelled alongside pitiful 'men', strikes out with his spear into the doughty warrior's side...
Speck drives his spear through Rarder's torso. The warrior, unaware of his fate, drops the shield, grabs the shaft with his left hand and pulls himself forward. His sight dims and figures start dancing around. But it is not sweat nor blood that cloud his sight. One last swing. One last act of defiance against the world. He leaves the world just like he came into it. Yelling and thrashing about.
The party recovered Rarder's corpse, fell into a pit trap leading through labyrinthine caverns, found their way out, killed a dragon (with Alf dying in the process), galloped to the nearest metropolis, and got bot raised for a hefty feet and debt to Gods.
Lawful characters have to vanquish an undead foe of equal or greater HD than their level. For Rarder that meant hunting down a 5HD undead; for Alf a 4HD undead. Luckily, Barrowmaze just happened to be real close. And that's where we've been delving for months (of real time) now.
IdleDoodler has been keeping up with the session reports, and the above begins with Session 56 report.
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