Dwimmermount Session 2: In Which They Meet Dwarves, Skeletons, And a Magic Beetle

May 2nd, 914
Verrick of Tyche wakes to the sound of disembodied female voice saying “When you find the books, burn them.” Is it a prophecy sent by the goddess? The dervish keeps this revelation to himself, for now.

The party wakes early and heads to Dwimmermount. As they march along the trade road, a green dragon swoops by overhead. The beast seems uninterested in the party, but Jasper boldly fires an arrow at it anyway. Fortunately, his missile comes nowhere near the dragon, which flies off into the mountains to the east.

The party passes the stairs which lead up to the Red Doors, but decides to press on in search of the rumored secret back entrance to the dungeon. They spend the day hiking and searching around the north face of the mountain, but find nothing but a herd of deer. Verrick thanks Tyche for the luck, and tries to fell one of the deer, but his arrow misses the mark and they flee into the forest. As night falls, the despondent adventurers force march back to Muntburg Village.

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Dwimmermount Session 1: In Which a Wizard Is Mugged

My lovely wife asked me to run a game for some of her friends from work, so I decided to run ACKS Dwimmermount. Most of this first session was taken up by character creation. The campaign background I sent the players is repeated below, followed by the first session actual play report.

Background:

All your life, you have lived in the shadow of Dwimmermount. Carved into this great peak which towers over your homeland is a vast, ancient, magical, subterranean fortress, which is also called Dwimmermount. For hundreds—perhaps thousands—of years, Dwimmermount served as a center for magical research, and as a stronghold for the succession of empires which rose and fell in this region. Dwimmermount fell two centuries ago, when a rebel uprising culminated in a mysterious cataclysm that sealed the dungeon off from the outside world.

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