Catastrophic Fumble

An End to the Fun...

"...but all stories have an ending, you know." - Narrator to The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh

This Adventure Log has been rescinded. It is being retained for archival purposes only, as this encounter is being replayed due to a rules oversight on the part of the GM.

I hate to spend too much time on this log, but the events do deserve to be chronicled…

In-Game Date(s): Veshday, 21 Declarations through Fireday, 25 Replanting, 563 I.R. (2 months)
Location: Sobeteta to Ospolen (The Reanaarian Run)
Summary:

The party travels from Sobeteta in Kalamar to Ospolen. There they experience racism, and get hired as guards for a caravan heading to Napalido. Oh yeah…they all die, too.


“The rest of the story…”

When we last left our heroes, they were being held on their ship at the port of Sobeteta, but they quickly learned that a plot was afoot to run the blockade of Kalamaran ships, and the Damaged Maiden would be taking part.

The group survives the blockade run with only scratches, and within a matter of a few months, ports at Ospolen. In Ospolen, the group quickly learns the meaning of demi-human racism, as they are denied even social niceties, and told to leave the city. Kiromir resupplies as the group directs, and they head toward the gates of the city, where they are introduced to a merchant’s caravan seeking guards for travel to Napalido.

This is where things get ugly. After a chance rare sighting of a herd of 8 Pegasi, the group encounters a hunting party of 7 Troglodytes, which is sadly where our heroes’ story ends.

The first attack of the Trogs on Theros results in 27 points of damage and a failed Threshold of Pain check for Theros. Even while he drops, screaming in pain, another Trog moves to attack Daggar, dealing only 5 points of damage. Daggar defends so poorly that he leaves himself open to a second attack, but before this attack can even happen, Kiromir is dropped by another attack that does 19 points of damage. Kir, also, hits the ground, writhing in intense agony. From here, the party has no chance. 4 Troglodytes have yet to attack, and both the party’s fighters are out for at least a minute.

So sadly, this is the first TPK (Total Party Kill) in Catastrophic Fumble’s history.

Adieu, heroes.

Comments

The rules oversight was that I gave the Troglodytes battle axes, when they should have had something more like a crude hand axe. Doesn’t mean the group will survive this encounter, but it does significantly change the dynamics of the whole thing. Since the group does not have access to the rules I misread, I am giving them this encounter to do over again.

An End to the Fun...
DowGM

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