Over the weekend the boys escaped the Dungeons of the Slave Lords and started a revolt in the city of Sudderham to defeat the Slave Lords. They managed to kill them all including the leader Stalman Klim.
I decided that Klim was not a cleric of the Earth Dragon cult, instead, I made a more tangible connection to the Elder Elemental Eye. Yeah I could go all convoluted with the connections and cover cults and fronts, but really the boys have enough details to juggle.
On the Water Dragon on their way back to the Duchy of Urnst I hit them with the big plot point. The Sun just went out.
In typical fashion, my youngest announces that someone is killing Sun Gods.
While they were unconscious in the Dungeons I told them they had a flash back to an adventure very early in their careers, and one they don't remember.
So for the next adventure, I am going make 0-level B/X Basic versions of their current 7th level D&D 5 characters and take them through T1 The Village of Hommlet.
I was going to do this using 4e, but a few things have happened recently that have made me really want to do this as Basic D&D. Plus this is a flashback to when the characters were "younger" so a simpler system is really what I want to give it that right feel.
Any XP they get in Hommlet I am going to give to their 7th level characters. Afterall, if they just now remembered the adventure that could not have had any advantages from the XP till now.
Also, the nice thing here is I am going to take advantage of D&D Basic's features as features (and not as I thought of them then as bugs). So the sorcerer and the warlock are going to be Magic-Users. The elven ranger will be an Elf. The Paladin will be a Fighter and so on. The only sticking point is the Dragonborn. I think he will be a Dragonborn. Just like a Dwarven fighter would be a Dwarf. So yes I am going to use Race-as-Class for this.
I also got all my B/X GM's Screen stuff in the mail yesterday from +Richard LeBlanc so Basic is on my mind. More on that though in another post.
The Sun is gone. The Order of the Platinum Dragon has a lost memory to recover. And now they hear of giants coming down from the hills to brazenly attack villages...