The foolhardy band of peasants recruited as construction workers for a small keep has managed to thwart the DM’s funnel start. Extremely lucky not to have experienced a TPK, the party counterattacked the ambush of their caravan that was all part of the DM’s master plan for them to get captured by brigands as the beginning of the funnel adventure.
I love it.
I’ll be busy coming up with a new plan before the next session as the party now arrives in the village of Hommlett with some (small) measure of respect and wealth having defeated and in-turn robbed the robbers.
Above is a picture of the ambush. Who charges crossbowmen under cover up a hill with a dagger?!
Impressive but unlikely to work very often. (hint to players) However, only 3 of the 9 peasants were slain.
All told, each character gets 4 XP, so this funnel isn’t over yet.
(1) Longsword, Scabbard
(1) Suit of fine studded leather armor
(3) Bolt cases
1 iron skeleton key on leather lanyard (was on brigand leader)
1 silver armband
1 silver chain necklace
1 copper ring
Captain Fergus, the caravan master has told you that there is no charge for the caravan and since you essentially saved his bacon and his cargo from the brigands, that you can keep all of the loot from the brigands.
Total xp: 4