**Disclaimer – In my campaign, I often use published D&D adventures and tweak them. In this instance, I have used the adventure “Hammerfast” and customized it to fit into my campaign.**
It’s been a while since my last blog post and I have also decided to skip ahead from my last one. My campaign is much further along and it would take too long to catch up on the blog. So I will begin with where my PCs currently are. Now that school is wrapping up, we will be playing more which means I will be posting more. The other night’s game took place in the Dwarven town of Hammerfast. The PCs were awaiting an attack on the city by the dragon Calastryx. Let’s see what happened….
The PCs include: Baurus the dwarf fighter, Vengeance the dragonborn warden, Thalion the half-elf paladin, Argarwane the human rogue, and they now have met Gauthak the goliath barbarian. The PCs decide to set up defenses as best they can in the city, although the guard makes mention of only a few ballistas and catapults. Argarwane and Thalion take their place atop the city wall. Baurus and Gauthak hide atop a rooftop next to the open area where they intend to attract the dragon. Vengeance stands in the area and lights a group of tents on fire to attract Calastryx.
Suddenly, the very ground beneath begins to shake. The stone city walls begin to leak dust as the quake becomes violent. Just as you see the great, red beast appear over the wall, a burst of fire rockets through the air and the inn bursts into flames as it crumbles to the ground. The dragon flies up before coming down for a hard landing. When his feet hit the ground, the entire town shakes and it knocks you from your feet. Calastryx has arrived.
Vengeance quickly dropped a protective shield of vines next to the dragon. Argarwane assaulted it with his longbow from atop the city walls. The ballistas and catapults did what they could as well. Thalion made the first move to attract the attention of the dragon. With his rear exposed, Gauthak and Baurus made a leap for his back. They began attacking his wings. Calastryx spread fire across the town in a fit of rage. The fight ensued for about 2 hours (real time). The power of the dwarf and the goliath eventually brought about the end of the dragon. Thalion and Vengeance took most of the damage dealt by Calastryx.
And now, Hammerfast is safe from the likes of Calastryx and applauds their newfound heroes. What lies ahead for the new adventurers as the enter the Paragon tier? Only time will tell….