Sunday was a humid, rainy day in Chicagoland. So what better to do than stay inside and play some D&D!
We decided to finish up Castle Amber taking them straight through all the wilderness encounters. The boys meet Skylla, though true to her rumored appearance in the D&D cartoon she appears as an old woman. They also have no idea that she is evil.
She did help them a bit on where various towns were. She wanted out of the Averoigne to get back to Glantri. There is a small problem now, but I will get to that.
The boys decided that the name of their group is The Order of the Platinum Dragon. We celebrated with some homemade butterbeer.
It was quite good, but we could saved time and had the same amount of calories and fat with we had just drank some melted butter with a couple tablespoons of sugar.
The Order managed to dispatch the Beast of Averoigne and The Colossus of Ylourgne. They were able to con and bribe the Ring of Eibon from the Archbishop. All in all, a really good session.
The Order summoned the Tomb of Stephen Amber and the mists closed in on them. Normally that is where the adventure ends and they are back in their own world. Instead when the mists cleared they discovered they are in Barovia. Well, they don't know that yet, all they know is they are not home yet.
The Sword of Sylarie was not destroyed as per the module. It is half of what will become the Sun Sword.
So up next it is the Order vs. Castle Ravenloft.
Time to grab my copy of Ravenloft and start reading again. Should not be to bad, I have run this many, many times.
It's going to be a lot of fun!