The Seven Dwarves (D&D 4e)
Adventure #1 WOTC DCC54 Forges of the Mountain King (Level 1)
Encounter #4 Goblin Quarters (Area 1-12)
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Goblin Boltspitter (Minion Artillery 2) x4
Goblin Sharpshooter (Artillery 2) x5
Worg Lesser (Skirmisher 2) x4
Goblin War Chief (Elite Controller 4)
Encounter Level 7- 1599 XP
The Goblin Quarters are through the secret door and in to area 1-12 on the map (see below).
And so two encounters become one.
Unseen by the guys, moving up behind the Worgs is the Goblin War Chief; apparently you don’t get to its exalted status by heedlessly charging into fights.
Oh dear, this just turned into a Level 7 Encounter.
The four Lesser Worgs charge in to the chamber, the adventurers lash out as the creatures are forced to squeeze through the fracas, Koda is bitten twice as is Tordek- the pair are the closest to the exit, or else the Worg’s entrance. Both are wounded although neither is, as of yet, badly hurt- Tordek even manages to catch one of the creatures a glancing blow with his battleaxe.
The three remaining Goblin Sharpshooters scream and shout- all three of them draw short swords, spilling their hand crossbows- it’s an all-out melee now. The three focus their attacks on Koda, the Dwarf Monk is drawing heat- although only one of the humanoids lands a hit, nevertheless the Monk is bloodied.
Grimm growls, the Dwarf Avenger swears his Oath on the nearest Worg and lets fly with his Thunder & Echo (Daily power), the reverberating roar of the attack leaves two of the Worgs wounded and one of the Sharpshooters bloodied.
The Goblin Chief stays out of sight, hidden back down the corridor watching the action- ready to pounce.
Tordek gets his Second Wind and then lashes out with his Weapon Master’s Strike, at the last moment the Worg before him dodges… ah no, Grimm uses his Divine Guidance- Tordek’s attack runs true- the Worg is sliced, left shaking and bleeding, bloodied and all but deceased.
Koda too sucks up the hurt, gets his Second Wind, although this still leaves him bloodied, the Dwarf Monk is right in the thick of the action, time for a repeat of his Five Storms. Koda lashes out at the enemies surrounding him- all seven of them; a Sharpshooter is punched and hurt badly, a Worg kicked, another stamped on, the last which Tordek left barely able to stand is smashed to the ground. Koda grins, and then does it all again (Action Point)- only five targets this time, a Sharpshooter is elbowed in the face and killed, another receives a forearm check and is left staggering, while one of the Worgs is kicked and chopped, it too is bloodied; and with that Koda uses her Five Storms Move and tumbles behind Tordek.
The Monk sticks out his tongue to mock the battered survivors of his onslaught.
Lesser Worg- A little Grrr-Ruff!
Fenchurch’s Majestic Words revive Koda, the Dwarf Bard then attempts a Sprightly Rhythm- the affect is too much, the less than sonorous Dwarf inflicts psionic damage with his mawkish cacophony. A Sharpshooter clutches at its head- bleeds a while and then after a soft ‘pop’ sound collapses dead, a second follows suit, that’s the last of the Goblins- save the hidden chief. Two of the three remaining Worgs chase and snap and bite at their own tails, or else yowl and butt their heads into the walls of the chamber.
Ragnarr fails to impress with his Clever Strike- still the chamber is clearing nicely.
And the Level 7 encounter is decimated.
The three Worgs still in the action bite and snarl, Fenchurch is nipped on the hand, none of the other Dwarves however suffer.
Tordek’s Tide of Iron slams one of the creatures into the wall- it’s left woozy; staggering to stay upright- Fenchurch’s Staggering Note finishes it off.
Ragnarr’s Clever Strike is on target this time, and another Worg is left bloodied and yowling.
The last pair of Worgs are not about to give up however, the maddened mongrels are in a fury- and this time Ragnarr is their target, the Dwarven Rogue is bitten twice in quick succession, and left bloodied and bleeding.
Ragnarr backpedals, away from the slavering beasts- his back to the corridor, the exit of the chamber… the Goblin Chief strikes- slips his short sword into the Dwarf Rogue’s back- Ragnarr falls but the Goblin Chief grabs him and holds him up.
Ragnarr’s down to -1 hit points, he’s dying.
Goblin War Chief- Nasty little bastard!
“Come any clo…” The Chief starts, propping the unconscious Ragnarr up before him; his speech is cut off by Tordek who dodges through the Worgs- who snap and bite, and straight to the Goblin Chief. Alas Tordek’s (Daily) Villian’s Menace is off target, the Fighter follows up with a Weapon Master’s Strike (Action Point), slicing in to the Chief.
The Goblin Chief is still very healthy- it started with 110 hit points after all.
Koda smashes the closest Worg down- dead, Fenchurch sings a Staggering Note and the last Worg yaps turns tail and cowers before Tordek, the Fighter’s battleaxe comes again and the creature is almost broken.
Fenchurch finishes by intoning more Majestic Words- Ragnarr’s eyes flicker open, the Rogue spins and stabs the Goblin Chief in the thigh- a Deft Strike. Ragnarr’s free of the Chief’s clutches, the Goblin Chief backs away a little, brandishing its blade.
The last remaining Worg worries Koda but the Monk has other more pressing concerns.
Tordek and Grimm step forward- the Avenger sounds his Oath and then hits the Goblin Chief with his Radiant Vengeance. The Chief cuts back and slashes Tordek, who struggles to stay on his feet. Koda ignores the last Worg and punches the Chief.
Fenchurch hits the last Worg with another of his Staggering Notes, serves the beast up for Tordek once again- the Fighter cuts the creature dead.
Just the Goblin Chief to go.
Ragnarr gets his Second Wind and then spins a dagger out at the Goblin- another hit, the creature is nearly bloodied.
Moments later it is bloodied- Grimm’s Radiant Vengeance strikes again, and yet it’s Tordek that is made to pay- the Goblin stabs the Dwarven Fighter in the chest, and then repeats the attack (Action Point). Tordek flops face first on to the filthy chamber floor.
Tordek is down to -2 hit points, he’s dying.
Koda’s Dancing Cobra is way off target, meanwhile Fenchurch kneels and gets to work on Tordek, alas the Fighter is bleeding too much for the Bard to staunch the flow.
Ragnarr manoeuvres and with a Clever Strike slashes the Goblin Chief again.
Grimm moves to help Fenchurch, and yet even with the Avenger’s ministrations the Dwarven Fighter continues to bleed, in fact the Dwarf is choking- coughing up great gouts of blood.
Tordek fails his first Death Save.
The Goblin Chief cuts again and Ragnarr staggers back, the Rogue is now close to collapse.
Koda fights back with his Five Storms followed by a Flurry of Blows- the Chief, this time, is left staggering.
Ragnarr steps in and delivers a Torturous Strike, the Goblin is almost gutted, the foul miscreant spills his sword to clutch at his wounds- it flops to the floor and in its foul tongue pleads for mercy.
The fight is over.