Western Alliance Runelords Campaign

Assault on Thistletop (part 1)

THE ANCIENT SITE KNOWN AS THISTLETOP HAS LONG SERVED AS A DEN FOR
GOBLINS. TODAY, IT SERVES AS SOMETHING MORE—THE LAIR OF A BAND OF
OUTLAWS LED BY NUALIA, KNAVES AND CRIMINALS WHO HAVE RECRUITED
THE GOBLINS AS THEIR INSTRUMENTS OF DESTRUCTION. IN ORDER TO
SAVE SANDPOINT FROM THESE GOBLINS, A JOURNEY TO THISTLETOP MUST
EVENTUALLY BE UNDERTAKEN—BUT THE LOST COAST’S NEW HEROES SHOULD
TAKE CARE TO ENSURE THEY ARE PREPARED FOR THIS STAGE OF THE
ADVENTURE. GOBLINS ARE THE LEAST OF THE DANGERS THAT LURK IN AND
BELOW THISTLETOP—

The party finds that Thistletop lives up to its namesake – it is completely surrounded by a thistle forest that has created a maze of prickly walls. Within these walls, the goblins have created the outer defenses of their home. In traversing this maze, the party encounters some goblin warriors, refugees, and goblin dogs. They also fight an advisor to Warchief Ripnugget, a goblin druid named Gogmurt, who fights with a cougar names Tangletooth. Although Gogmurt traverses the nettles without harm, he is not match for the heroes. During the battle, Gogmurt does speak to the party and tells them that Chief Ripnugget is no longer in control of Thistletop – he has become enthralled with a very angry woman with white hair and weird eyes and a torn up belly. “Worse than a harpy, that one!” Gogmurt spits. Then he quickly clarifies his accusation: “The woman. Not Chief Ripnugget. Don’t tell him I called her a harpy!”

After dealing with Gogmurt, the party creeps through the thistles to the cliff and a long rope bridge that spans the gulf over the water and to the island of Thistletop…

If you are keeping track of XP, the individual total for this night’s adventure was 1416 XP each.

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