I've really enjoyed all the session reports on here. Seeing how other groups go through the official adventures has helped me with ideas for my game. So here's how my group is doing it.
Character Creation and Episode 1- The hunting party gets a job
Mak'keg- Dwarf Performer
Dwalim Silverbeard- Dwarf Student
Reyna- Wood Elf Mystic
Eva- Wood Elf Wardancer
Galstaf- Human Apprentice of the Light order
You were all hanging out at your favorite drinking place, the Red Moon Inn in Ubersrich. It was another evening of drinking and listening to the dwarves complain about everything in general. The bar maid walks up and show you a poster from the town job boards saying that since you hunt up in that direction you might be interested in making some coin while up there.
Looking For Work?
Resourcefull and intrepid fellows required to assist
in house move. Job involves discretion, danger, and
some heavy lifting. Only honest applicants will be
considered. No layabouts.
Hired canadates will earn 6 silver shillings a day
For their labor, plus and expenses incurred.
Ask for Herr Hendrick at The Red Moon Inn in
Ubersreik. Don’t delay- seek Herr Hendrick today!
The bar maid points over to an older man sitting in the corner as the man who posted the notice. Reyna looks over to look at him and sees he is checking her out. She flashes him a smile and walks over. She introduces herself and inquires about the job. He introduces himself as Vern Hendrick and yes he is the one who is doing the hiring. He also is obviously a little enamored with Reyna. Reyna talks him up a bit and convinces him that the group should be paid 10 silver a day plus expenses instead of the offered 6.
She invites Vern over to the groups table to get some more details. After the group agrees to take the job, Vern gives some more details. His master (Lord Aschaffenberg) has recently acquired a hunting lodge and wants to move there along with his wife for the summer but there’s a problem. The staff that work at the lodge are doing a very poor job of cleaning the place up. They are either lazy or sick or something else is wrong with them. On top of that the place has been attacked by beastmen. Many of the guards were killed or injured. Lord Aschaffenberg’s wife refuses to leave Ubersrich until the lodge has been cleaned and is safe.
Your job will be two fold. One, the one everyone will know about, is to protect Vern and his lords belongings on the trip to the lodge, help unload them, and help in defending the lodge from beastmen. Your second and secret task will be to ask and snoop around to find out about the staff living there.
Vern tells you that you all will be leaving in the morning and that he will pay for rooms here at the Inn as part of the expenses.