Lair of the Mountain King

Turns 1-5

Chapter One.
Main objective: Find the Entrance to the Mountain Halls.

Turns 1-5 (summary)
The goblins arrive at the Mountain on the outskirts of an ancient forest. Chief Burned carries the Clan talisman which has been handed down for generations, and Eaten by Rabbits has his own rabbit-repelling amulet.

They begin to explore the surrounding regions and discover a group of sick trolls in the icy foothills who ask for their help. However, Splits and Questions are attacked while investigating a rotten old log and the group charge off to help them instead, leaving the trolls hanging. The centipede is quickly bested though.

Discoveries: Sick trolls; Mysterious cairn.
Monsters fought: Giant Centipede

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Turns 6-10

Chapter One
Turns 6-10

Chief Burned goes back to the trolls and agrees to help make them a cold cure, while come of the others butcher the centipede and Eaten starts accidentally murdering rabbits using his amulet. While everyone continues exploring, Questions tames and keeps a terrapin and Turtles finds a shiny new ring in a bird’s nest on the edge of the forest.

By turn 10, the shit has hit the fan however, with Burned being attacked by a snow beast and Eaten, Questions and Splits forced to deal with a berry-bush snake hiding in the berry bush.

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Turns 11-15

Chapter One
Turns 11-15

Turtles meditates for 3 turns and, with the help of his magic ring, begins to learn how to focus his magical energies becoming a Novice Magician. As the battle against the snake rages, he attempts to calm the creature, but although he is successful, the attempt drives him into a rage and he attacks the snake with the others. Fortunately, Splits has arrived by then with rocks for everyone and they are able to kill the snake and they set to work desecrating its corpse.

Silver investigates the cairn and works out where the missing stone is, but doesn’t know exactly which one it is. Fortunately, the Clan Amulet guides Chief to a likely pile of around 10 rocks and they are able to whittle down the number of choices.

Discoveries: Berry-Bush; Small Cave
Monsters defeated: Berry-Bush Snake

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Turns 16-20

Chapter One
Turns 16-20

Finds crafts himself a snakeskull bracer from the dead snake and Turtles turns the skin into a belt to keep as a memento and they strip half the berries off the bush.

Eaten finds a new berry bush on the edge of the western cliffs, then attacks the rabbit warren to the north, but the rabbits have been watching him and are ready for the attack. he is incapacitated and told by the chief rabbit that he must help them destroy his amulet by collecting tokens from the hunters of land, sky, sea and the spirit. So, he forges a truce with the rabbits and agrees to help.

Turtles, Finds and Travels try to move the dead log, but it’s still too heavy. Turn out to be full of tasty tasty bugs though! Turtles meditates and finally works out which is the missing cairn stone.

Discoveries: Rabbit Warren, Cliff-edge berry bush

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Turns 21-25

During turns 21-25, Chief Burned acquired a LOT of mushrooms from a small cave and Travels spent the entire time trying to single-handedly craft a troll-flu cure which no-one else seems to have much interest in. He currently has a flask of water.

Meanwhile, Eaten replaced the missing cairn stone and awoke the spirit of Princess Sparkles, a somewhat obnoxious youngling goblin who claims to have been charged with the duty of guiding goblins back to their ancestral home in the mountains. She appears to have some magic skill too and has agreed to help teach the goblins in the arts of magic as taught to her by the Weavers (magicians) in her time.

Discoveries: Princess Sparkles!

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Turns 26-30

Finds Truth and Eaten By Rabbits both learn magic from Princess Sparkles and become novice magicians. Burned By Flames explored along the northern cliffs and found a cave with some kind of sleeping creature inside, and Envies Turtles and Silver Tongue started a fight with the snowbeast that Burned woke up some time ago, but are forced to flee. Splits His Focus crafts himself a sharpened stone which he can use as a crude knife.

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Turn 31-35

The snowbeast is finally bested, and Silver Tongue strips the carcass of its cozy warm pelt. Burned By Flames, Envies Turtles and Eaten By Rabbits begin an epic effort to climb up and pick some berries from a bush they find on the cliffside, but it still takes 3 attempts to get up to the little ledge. Nonetheless, they are finally victorious.

Splits His Focus manages to put aside his irritation with Princess Sparkles and becomes a Novice Magician. Travels to the Mountain also starts to learn, but gets off to a false start by falling asleep.

Meanwhile, Burned By Flames and Eaten By Rabbits explore the tiny little cave to the south of the cliff berry bush and discover yet ANOTHER snowbeast which attacks!

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Turns 36-40

Travels to the Mountain finally learns to become a Novice Magician himself, while Burned By Flames, Envies Turtles, Eaten by Rabbits, Finds Truth and Questions the Nature of the Multiverse all attack and kill the snowbeast.

Splits His Focus and Silver Tongue work on their crafting skills, cutting up a snowbeast pelt into more goblin-sized pieces and skinning rabbits.

Finds Truth and Eaten By Rabbits then explore the little cave and find the corpse of some humanoid guy and his travelling bag.

In an act of great self-sacrifice, Silver Tongue saves the rest of the clan from a mysteriously unlikely monstrous bird thing by using his voice which somehow destroys only him and the bird. Fortunately, Loves Danger has followed the clan to the mountain and takes Silver’s place in the crew. Very shortly afterwards, Questions the Nature of the Multiverse has a bit of a personality crisis, but resolves it thanks to the guiding influence of a new player.

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Turns 41-45

While Chief Burned By Flames becomes a Novice Magician as well, Questions the Nature of the Multiverse finds a set of shiny chainmail on the dead adventurer. Unfortunately for him, as soon as he puts it on it shrinks to the exact size of his body and his mind is taken over by an angry spirit and he attacks Eaten By Rabbits. Fortunately, his clanmates are able to overpower him and prevent him from doing any serious damage.

Splits is largely more interested in skinning rabbits by the cairn than dealing with the armour, but decides eventually that he is needed in the cave. Princess Sparkles freaks out at being left, but Splits is able to pacify her by leaving her the bones of a rabbit to turn into some sort of ghost pet…

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Turns 46-50

Princess Sparkles throws a hissy fit at being left alone, but Splits manages to calm her down by offering her a bunch of rabbit bones to make some kind of ghost pet with. The rest of the clan knock out Questions the Nature of the Universe and stuff him into the traveller’s sack which is handily goblin-sized. Loves Danger and Eaten by Rabbits carry him back to Princess Sparkles for advice where they meet the semi-resurrected Mr Fluffikins… Eaten by Rabbits understandably freaks out, runs away and hides in a log for a while until he feels better. Loves Danger flirts with Princess Sparkles and starts learning magic.

Meanwhile, the rest of the clan begin a ceremonial cremation of the traveller’s bones and discover that they are the spirit’s physical link to the world. The spirit rushes back to protect its bones, but the goblins are able to magically keep it burning long enough to destroy it completely.

The troll-flu potion is almost complete too, but the clan need more firewood to heat it up.

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