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Dexterity and Strength checks occur more often in the mountains.

## List of EncountersEdit

### Level 1Edit

#### Armor Class (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME was peacefully strolling along a path through the mountains, minding his/her own business. Just as he/she passed a large rock, a goblin warrior leaped out to stab him/her with a spear!

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1-3)

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

Fortunately, NAME's armor withstood the blow and he/she was able to dispatch the ugly goblin with his/her WEAPONTYPE.
• 74 XP
• 4-7 gold
Painfully, the attack struck true and NAME had to stifle a very unheroic yelp. Rallying his/her strength, he/she slew the goblin using his/her WEAPON.

Three bugbears chased NAME across a rope bridge, hurling javelins (and insults) as they ran!

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1,2,3)

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

NAME dodged the javelins (and ignored the name calling) and deftly cut the rope bridge behind him/her, sending the bugbears down into the rushing river below. He/She then noticed a partially concealed cave containing the treasures the bugbears had been guarding.
• 55 XP
• 9-14 gold
NAME eventually managed to slay the bugbear patrol, but not before suffering injuries to his/her body (and pride).
• 4-9 damage
• 16 XP
• 4-7 gold

#### Dexterity (3)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME came to an old suspension bridge made of rope and boards. Unfortunately it had snapped and was laying flat against the far side of the gorge. NAME took his/her grappling hook and fifty feet of rope out of his/her pack, and tried to hook the bridge and drag it up.

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #2,3)

NAME's aim was true, and he/she hauled the bridge back into place. After securing it properly, he/she was able to cross with ease.
• 55 XP
That didn't work, so s/he tried to snag a tree on the far side. That also failed, so s/he headed upstream to find a better place to cross.

• 16 XP

As NAME passed through a canyon, goblins up above started raining rocks down on him/her!

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1,2,3)

NAME deftly caught one of the rocks, chucked it back at a goblin, and beaned him squarely on the head. The goblin rolled down the slope to NAME's feet, and the rest scamped away. The barrage of stones sent NAME scrambling for cover, picking up a few cuts and bruises along the way. Once there, he/she began throwing rocks back at his ambushers. One of the rocks connected with a goblin's skull. The wounded goblin rolled down the slope to NAME's feet, and the rest scamped away.
• 4-10 damage
• 16 XP
• 2-3 gold

The path was blocked by a slumbering hill giant. Not wishing to wake the beast, NAME attempted to sneak by it instead.

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1,2,3)

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

Quiet as a mouse, NAME slipped past the giant, swiping some of his treasure as s/he went! NAME stopped to swipe some gold from the giant. He/She stumbled and dropped some coins, waking the giant, who gave him/her a mighty swat before he/she could escape.
• 4-10 damage
• 16 XP
• 2-3 gold

#### Intelligence (1)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME approached an old man guarding a rickety bridge spanning a deep ravine. The old man refused to let NAME pass until he/she answered a riddle.

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1,2,3)

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

NAME tricked the old man into answering his own riddle incorrectly -- which sent the old man flying into the gorge by the power of his own magic. NAME strolled easily across the bridge.
• 64 XP
NAME failed to answer the riddle correctly and was magically flung into the gorge. Luckily, he/she had grabbed hold of a vine and was able to climb out on the other side with only minor scrapes and bruises.
• 4-10 damage
• 21 XP

Wisdom (2)

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME encountered a sad looking shepherd in the mountain pass who told him/her that he had lost his magic sheep.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 12

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1-3)

Compassionate to the core, NAME helped the shepherd search. He/She found the sheep sipping water from a fountain in a long-forgotten shrine. Magic or no, the sheep led NAME right to some very lootable relics! Not wishing to bother with such an obviously preposterous story, NAME moved on.
• 16 XP

A wicked storm came through the mountain pass, and NAME needed to find shelter.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 12

(found in Curse of the Wolf Moon, encounter #3,4)

(found in Stronghold of the Drow, encounter #1,2,3)

NAME found a cave, started a fire, and waited out the storm in comfort. Even better, he/she came across a stash of supplies, evidently left behind by a less fortunate traveler. The cave that NAME took shelter in would have been great if not for one thing -- the angry bear already living in it. NAME managed to defeat the beast and take shelter. Even better, he/she came across a stash of supplies, evidently left behind by a less fortunate traveler.

### Level 2Edit

#### Armor Class (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME rushed forward as he/she heard a high-pitched scream from the path ahead. Mountain lions were circling around a halfling traveler, ready to pounce!

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

NAME sprang into action, smiting the huge cats and saving the traveler. The halfling pressed a reward into NAME's hands as thanks. The scene descended into chaos -- claws, fangs, and NAME's flashing WEAPON. When the dust cleared, both NAME and the halfling had suffered wounds, but the cats were no longer a threat. The halfling pressed a small reward into NAME's hands as thanks.
• 9 damage
• 27 XP
• 6 gold

NAME was peacefully strolling along a path through the mountains, minding his/her own business. Just as he/she passed a large rock, a goblin warrior leaped out to stab him/her with a spear!

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

Fortunately, NAME's armor withstood the blow and he was able to dispatch the ugly goblin with his WEAPONTYPE.
Painfully, the attack struck true and NAME had to stifle a very unheroic yelp. Rallying his/her strength, he/she slew the goblin using his/her sword.

Three bugbears chased NAME across a rope bridge, hurling javelins (and insults) as they ran!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME eventually managed to slay the bugbear patrol, but not before suffering injuries to his body (and pride).
• 4 damage
• 15 XP
• 5 gold

The young dire bear's roar could be heard for miles. Unfortunately, NAME wasn't miles away at the time. The bear charged!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME withstood the brunt of the bear's furious assault and managed to maneuver the beast off a ledge. NAME swiftly looted its lair and moved on before it could find a way back up the mountain.
FAIL TEXT

A horrible clacking sound caused NAME to swing around to see a giant beetle! He/She wasn't sure what an angry beetle looked like, but that was probably it.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

NAME's defenses held against the enormous vermin's pincers, and he/she managed to best it in the end. There was green goo everywhere, and NAME scooped it up in handfuls. It wasn't pretty, but beetle guts would sell at the apothecary back in town.
• 3 damage
• 52 XP
• 25 gold
NAME was held in the beetle's enormous pincers, and suffered a painful lesson in etymology -- or is it entomology? Well, once NAME can figure that one out, he/she'll have learned about both words and insects.
• ? damage
• 36 XP

NAME was confronted by a pack of about a dozen kobolds menacingly waving their spears.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #6)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME underestimated the ferocity of the little beasts, and took a couple good spear pokes before defeating them.
• 10 damage
• 24 XP
• 10 gold

#### Attack Bonus (4)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results
NAME was confronted by a wandering swordsman on a quest to prove his skill with the blade. NAME accepted his challenge.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

While the youngster's skill is undeniable, NAME's proficiency with his WEAPON was enough to teach the lad a few lessons. Thankful for the experience, the youth gave NAME a gift. The young warrior managed to block or dodge anything NAME could throw at him, and returned a swift riposte. NAME conceded the bout. The young warrior gave NAME a small gift for helping him on his quest and strode off in search of greater challenges.
NAME's rest was interrupted by the snarling of wolves!

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

NAME wasted no time in driving the beasts off with his/her WEAPON. He/she prepared some of the pelts for tanning before moving on.
• 72 XP
• 18-21 gold
NAME was slow to scramble to his WEAPON, and took a couple good bites before driving the wolves away.
• 6 damage
• 22 XP
An ogre bandit stood blocking NAME's progress. Time to rumble.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

NAME dodged the ogre's slow-but-deadly axe long enough to find an opening. NAME fatally WEAPON ATTACK the monster with his/her WEAPON. The way was safe once more, and the path open for future travellers. The ogre was quicker than it looked and struck NAME soundly with a wicked-looking axe. NAME fell back and searched for an alternate route.
• 9 damage
• 22 XP
As the wind blew ever harder, NAME sought shelter in a cave. A cave full of giant, carnivorous bats!

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

NAME quickly slew several of the largest bats and the rest dispersed. While waiting for the wind to die down outside, he/she found the remains of another less fortunate adventurer in the cave. FAIL TEXT

#### Charisma (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME's crossing through the mountains was slow and difficult, so the sight of a inviting cottage with smoke coming from the chimney was a welcome sight.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4,5)

NAME knocked on the door, and was taken in by a kind old woman who tended his/her wounds, and gave him/her a nice meal and place to rest.
Evidently, NAME looked pretty frightful by this point, because the old woman refused to open the door, barring it and shuttering the windows. Oh well . . .
• 22 XP

NAME and a veteran adventurer were passing through a mountain tunnel when they were set upon by a pack of skeletons, the animated remains of less fortunate travelers.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4) (found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

NAME prepared to face the undead creatures bravely, but his companion barred the way. "Go! And take this," the other adventurer said as he thrust his pack at NAME. "I'll stall them so you can escape. Now go!" The veteran adventurer leaped into the fray, smashing skeletons left and right. Not wanting to hurt the other man's feelings, NAME did as he was told.
FAIL TEXT

#### Dexterity (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME came to an old suspension bridge made of rope and boards. Unfortunately it had snapped and was laying flat against the far side of the gorge. NAME took his grappling hook and fifty feet of rope out of his pack, and tried to hook the bridge and drag it up.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

NAME's aim was true, and he hauled the bridge back into place. After securing it properly, he was able to cross with ease.
• 55 XP
FAIL TEXT

The path was blocked by a slumbering hill giant. Not wishing to wake the beast, NAME attempted to sneak by it instead.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

Quiet as a mouse, NAME slipped past the giant, swiping some of his treasure as he/she went!
'NAME stopped to swipe some gold from the giant. He/she stumbled and dropped some coins, waking the giant, who gave him/her a mighty swat before he/she could escape.
• 4 damage
• 16 XP
• 2 gold

Robbers had rigged traps in the mountain pass, sending giant logs rolling down toward NAME !

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT The logs struck NAME like a ton of bricks, and the bandits swarmed down upon him/her. A pitched battle followed. NAME defeated the bandits, and they surrendered what they had stolen to him/her.

NAME spotted a drow scout peering out from a cave entrance.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

Not taking any chances, NAME sneaked up on the scout and dispatched him with a well placed strike from his/her WEAPON. There were no clues to indicate what the drow was doing here . . . an ominous event indeed. FAIL TEXT

NAME came across a mountain pool, its waters crystal clear and glittering in the sunlight. NAME spied a glittering object at the bottom of the pool . . . and some nasty-looking piranhas!

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

Quick as a snake, NAME grabbed the loot from the bottom of the pool, retrieving it before the fish could take a chomp. NAME dove in and took handfuls of loot from the bottom of the pool, but not before the fish took a few mouthfuls of NAME.
• 10 damage
• 22 XP
• 4 gold

#### Intelligence (3)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

A rather crazed-looking gnome barred NAME's path. NAME supposed that crazed-looking gnome was a redundant description, but didn't have time to come up with a better one as the gnome immediately demanded NAME's most prized possession or else it would not allow him/her to pass.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME thought about it for a bit, and refused to pay the crazy little gnome. The gnome pondered for a moment, zapped NAME with a little blast of lightning, and vanished. Luckily, he left behind some of his least prized possessions.
• 9 damage
• 22 XP
• 6 gold

A huge troll patrolled clumsily on the path ahead, oblivious to NAME's presence.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME, perhaps wisely, decided to avoid confrontation with the massive beast.
• 22 XP

NAME approached an old man guarding a rickety bridge spanning a deep ravine. The old man refused to let NAME pass until he/she answered a riddle.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #5)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME failed to answer the riddle correctly and was magically flung into the gorge. Luckily, he/she had grabbed hold of a vine and was able to climb out on the other side with only minor scrapes and bruises.
• 6 damage
• 21 XP

#### Strength (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

Seeing a large gap ahead, NAME put on a big burst of speed.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

He/She made a spectacular leap across the gap and just barely made it to the other side, landing on his/her heels. After a precarious few seconds of teetering and windmilling arms, NAME was safely on the far side.
• 65 XP

She/He made a bold leap but came to realize as she/he sailed through the air that it wasn't going to be close. Spotting a large vine, NAME made a grab for it on the way down. After a brief swing, she/he slammed face first and spread eagle into the cliff wall. Luckily there was a small ledge to stand on, and NAME was able to shuffle along and up to the other side.

• 11 damage
• 19 XP.

The mountain pass was blocked by a recent rockslide.

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

SUCCESS TEXT In moving some of the rocks away, NAME triggered a secondary rockslide, pinning his/her leg painfully beneath heavy stone. NAME escaped, but with a wound and a limp.
• 9 damage
• -3 Dexterity for 3 encounters
• 22 XP

#### Wisdom (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

The trek through the mountains proved longer and more difficult than NAME had planned, and his/her rations were running dangerously low.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4x2,5)

NAME's foraging skills were sufficient to not only feed him/herself, but also to find some rare herbs that would be of value to the apothecary back in town.
• 60 XP
• 26 gold
NAME found some tasty-looking berries to sate his/her hunger. After gobbling a few down, NAME realized that they were mildly toxic. The good news was he/she could sell what was left of them to the apothecary in town. The bad news was that he/she was feeling really sick.
• 6-10 damage
• -3 Constitution for 3 encounters
• 19 XP
• 3-4 gold

An exceedingly large bird of prey, a roc, circled above NAME's head.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Book of the Four Gods, encounter #4)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME was going to proceed, but spied a nest along the path, probably belonging to the bird above. He/she decided to try to steal some of its valuable eggs before continuing on her quest. He/she only got one egg into his/her pack before the mother bird swooped down and gave NAME a few good claws and pecks, driving him/her away from the nest.
• 6 damage
• 22 XP
• 3 gold

### Level 3Edit

#### Armor Class (5 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results
NAME rushed forward as he/she heard a high-pitched scream from the path ahead. Mountain lions were circling around a halfling traveler, ready to pounce!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME sprang into action, smiting the huge cats and saving the traveler. The halfling pressed a reward into NAME's hands as thanks.
FAIL TEXT
A horrible clacking sound caused NAME to swing around to see a giant beetle! He/She wasn't sure what an angry beetle looked like, but that was probably it.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,3)

NAME's defenses held against the enormous vermin's pincers, and he/she managed to best it in the end. There was green goo everywhere, and NAME scooped it up in handfuls. It wasn't pretty, but beetle guts would sell at the apothecary back in town.
• 3-4 damage
• 52 XP
• 29-35 gold
NAME was held in the beetle's enormous pincers, and suffered a painful lesson in etymology -- or is it entomology? Well, once NAME can figure that one out, he/she'll have learned about both words and insects.
• 9 damage
• 36 XP
The young dire bear's roar could be heard for miles. Unfortunately, NAME wasn't miles away at the time. The bear charged!

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,2,3)

NAME withstood the brunt of the bear's furious assault and managed to maneuver the beast off a ledge. NAME swiftly looted its lair and moved on before it could find a way back up the mountain. Borghild IIb was tackled, clawed, bitten, and eventually played dead while the bear ate most of the rations in her pack. Ouch.

• 9 damage
• 24 XP
NAME was confronted by a pack of about a dozen kobolds menacingly waving their spears.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,3)

With a series of well-placed strikes from NAME's WEAPON, the kobolds were scattered and defeated, leaving some loot behind.
NAME underestimated the ferocity of the little beasts, and took a couple good spear pokes before defeating them.
• 10 damage
• 24 XP
• 10 gold
NAME heard some rustling behind him. An angry looking bear came into view and reared up to attack. Suddenly it was struck down, and the situation went from bad to worse. NAME had to face the most dreaded of monsters -- the gnome.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

Leaping onto NAME's face, the gnome tore at him/her with wild ferocity. Barely able to survive the onslaught, NAME pulled a strange amulet off of the gnome. The gnome blinked twice and ran off into the hills. Making sure not to touch the thing himself, NAME wrapped the amulet in a cloth and continued on, keeping a wary eye out for gnomes. They aren't called gnomes for nothing. NAME felt the gnome's dagger pierce him/her several times. He/She panicked and kicked wildly. Eventually the gnome left him/her bleeding and panting on the ground. Inexplicably, the gnome's dagger, still covered in NAME's blood, was lying next to him/her.
(Rare)
Avoiding the weather, NAME ducked into a cave. Inside he/she noticed he/she had stumbled upon a red dragon's roost. Sadly, the dragon was at home. It lifted its head high above NAME and eyed him/her greedily.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

"Nice armor, kid" the dragon said as she curled back up to go to sleep. "Haven't seen anything that nice in a while . . ." With a flick of her tail she smacked a bit of her horde at NAME, rather hard into his/her leg. "I'd still get out of the dragon den while you can if I were you," she said as her eyelids slowly drooped to near closing. NAME decided braving the rain might be easier.

With a massive chuckle the dragon smacked NAME into the wall with her tail. "Need to take better care of your armor, kid." As NAME struggled to get up, the dragon sounded concerned, "Wow, didn't mean to hit you that hard. Here, take this and beat it," she said as she pushed a small goblet toward NAME with her tail. NAME decided that he/she should take the goblet and suck it up out in the rain.
• 8 damage
• 36 XP
• 21 gold

#### Attack Bonus (7)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME was confronted by a wandering swordsman on a quest to prove his skill with the blade. NAME accepted his challenge.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #2)

While the youngster's skill is undeniable, NAME's proficiency with his WEAPON was enough to teach the lad a few lessons. Thankful for the experience, the youth gave NAME a gift. The young warrior managed to block or dodge anything NAME could throw at him, and returned a swift riposte. NAME conceded the bout. The young warrior gave NAME a small gift for helping him on his quest and strode off in search of greater challenges.

NAME's rest was interrupted by the snarling of wolves!

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,2)

'NAME wasted no time in driving the beasts off with her/his WEAPONTYPE. She/he prepared some of the pelts for tanning before moving on.
• 72 XP
• 15-23 gold
'NAME was slow to scramble to his/her "WEAPONTYPE, and took a couple good bites before driving the wolves away.
• 10 damage
• 22 XP

An ogre bandit stood blocking NAME's progress. Time to rumble.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME dodged the ogre's slow-but-deadly axe long enough to find an opening. NAME fatally ATTACKED the monster with his/her WEAPON. The way was safe once more, and the path open for future travellers.
The ogre was quicker than it looked and struck NAME soundly with a wicked-looking axe. NAME fell back and searched for an alternate route.
• 8 damage
• 22 XP

As the wind blew ever harder, NAME sought shelter in a cave. A cave full of giant, carnivorous bats!

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,2,3)

NAME quickly slew several of the largest bats and the rest dispersed. While waiting for the wind to die down outside, s/he found the remains of another less fortunate adventurer in the cave. The screeching of the bats was maddening, and NAME fled back into the windy pass uninjured, but deeply shaken and unsteady.

NAME smelled the harpy before it swooped out of the sky with claws bared.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #2,3,4,4)

NAME stood his/her ground, and slew the beast with one mighty strike from his/her WEAPON. Such valor! Hideous though the beast was, its captivating song threw NAME off guard. The harpy's claws raked NAME badly, but he/she took it down in the end.
• 11 damage
• 26 XP
• 11 gold

NAME heard some rustling behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view. NAME sighed with relief -- at least it wasn't a dreaded gnome. NAME pulled his/her WEAPON and prepared to fight.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #6) (found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

NAME slew the bear. Shortly thereafter, several starving cubs came around the corner crying for their mother. Awkward . . .
• 93 XP
• 31-36 gold
'NAME'ATTACKED but missed and was overpowered by the bear. Without a further scratch, the bear took his/her remaining food and dragged it to a small clearing where it fed its hungry cubs. Awww . . .

"Melon!" NAME heard echoing between the high walls of the mountain pass. Warily, he/she drew his/her WEAPON.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

Out of the corner of his/her eye, NAME noticed the massive watermelon flying toward him/her. He/she ATTACKED it in half, and the two halves flew on either side of his/her head, falling to the ground. An old man ran up after it and saw the result of the attack on the ground. "Why, thank you sonny/sweetie! Been chasing that melon, long 'bout a fortnight. Take this, I insist!" Pressing a small gem into NAME's hand, he ran off with the slain . . . melon.
• 90 XP
• 37-49 gold
Out of the corner of his/her eye, NAME noticed the massive watermelon flying toward him/her. He/She ATTACKED, barely missed it, and was knocked flat on his/her back by the speeding melon. "Melon!" an old man cried as he trampled over NAME in hot pursuit, and both disappeared down around the corner of the pass. As NAME took inventory of the situation, he/she found some gold in his/her pocket he/she had forgotten about. Score!
• 8-9 damage
• 30 XP
• 11-14 gold

#### Charisma (3)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME and a veteran adventurer were passing through a mountain tunnel when they were set upon by a pack of skeletons, the animated remains of less fortunate travelers.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME prepared to face the undead creatures bravely, but his/her companion barred the way. "Go! And take this," the other adventurer said as he thrust his pack at NAME. "I'll stall them so you can escape. Now go!" The veteran adventurer leaped into the fray, smashing skeletons left and right. Not wanting to hurt the other man's feelings, NAME did as he/she was told.
Fear coursed through NAME's veins, and it showed. A pitched battle ensued! NAME and his/her companion defeated the undead creatures, but not before incurring a few cuts and slashes.
• 5-9 damage
• 22 XP
• 4-5 gold

NAME's crossing through the mountains was slow and difficult, so the sight of a inviting cottage with smoke coming from the chimney was a welcome sight.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 13

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME knocked on the door, and was taken in by a kind old woman who tended his/her wounds, and gave him/her a nice meal and place to rest.
• 76 XP
• +1 hp

Evidently, NAME looked pretty frightful by this point, because the old woman refused to open the door, barring it and shuttering the windows. Oh well . . .

• 22 XP

Nearing the summit, NAME came upon a giant who was sadly searching for something.

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #8)

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

Soon, NAME realized the giant was searching for the greatest treasure of all -- a friend. In return, the giant gave him another treasure -- a giant diamond.
• 86 XP
• 36 Gold

Sneaking around, NAME found a cache of gems and was about to sneak off with them when the giant's foot came down on him. The giant didn't notice Enas Yorl but that didn't make the crushing any less painful. The giant's loud sobbing echoed through the mountain range as NAME struggled his way free.

• 7-11 damage
• 27 XP

#### Constitution (3)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME found an abandoned mine shaft going into the mountainside. He/She decided to take a look inside.

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #7)

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #2,3,4)

The air was foul and the tunnel dark, but NAME managed to find some loose gemstones in the mine!
• 70 XP
• 30-44 gold
NAME choked on the foul air in the mineshaft, and triggered a cave-in. She/he dug her/himself out and even managed to find some gemstones in the rubble.
• 6 damage
• 31 XP
• 16 gold

NAME stepped on a flower pod and suddenly a noxious cloud enveloped him/her.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT Collapsing in the cloud, NAME passed out. After coming to his/her senses, he/she knew that he/she'll be under the weather for a while. He/She pocketed the crushed pod hoping it would have some worth.
* 11 damage* -3 Strength for 4 encounters* 26 XP
• 22 gold

NAME came upon a group of raucous dwarves having a drinking contest. NAME decided to get in on the action.

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #6,8)

No common dwarf is a match for "Iron Liver" NAME!
• +3 Strength for 2 encounters
• 102 XP
• 36-45 gold
As NAME slumped to the ground, the dwarves had pity on him/her. They left behind a small token of appreciation while NAME slept off his/her headache.

#### Dexterity (6)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

While navigating a particularly rocky patch of ground, NAME heard a strange sound as he/she put his/her weight onto a loose rock.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #3,4) Template:Undefined

Sensing danger, he/she sprang forward and somersaulted out of the way as large spikes shot up from between the stones. The person who laid this devious trap must have known he/she would be coming!

• 90 XP
FAIL TEXT

NAME saw a hill giant toying with a human captive on the floor of the valley below. Time for heroics.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #3)

NAME fastened a rope to the rocks above and swung down to snatch the poor girl before the giant could do any harm. The two of them scampered back up the rope to safety. As the girl fled, she pledged that her father would reward NAME handsomely when he/she returned to town.
*74 XP*8-11 gold*Amulet of Health +1/Gauntlets of Ogre Power/Mithral Dagger/Staff of the Iron Tower/Rod of Vulnerability
NAME charged the giant, heedless of danger. While the show of bluster was enough to give the girl a chance to escape, it also earned the giant's ire -- and a nice smack with its huge club. Nobody said heroing was going to be easy, but it did have its rewards. The girl's father gave NAME a small gift of thanks when he/she got back to town.
• 6-7 damage
• 21 XP
• 10-13 gold

NAME came across a mountain pool, its waters crystal clear and glittering in the sunlight. NAME spied a glittering object at the bottom of the pool . . . and some nasty-looking piranhas!

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #2)

Quick as a snake, NAME grabbed the loot from the bottom of the pool, retrieving it before the fish could take a chomp. NAME dove in and took handfuls of loot from the bottom of the pool, but not before the fish took a few mouthfuls of NAME.
• 6-11 damage
• 22 XP
• 4 gold

In a narrow pass, a stone giant decided to play a little game with NAME and some boulders. Dodge, NAME . . . dodge like the wind!

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #3)

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #8)

Dodge successful! For winning the game, NAME was awarded the grand prize. NAME took a boulder squarely in the ankle. Limping to the end of the pass, he/she was awarded a lovely parting gift just for playing.

NAME spotted a drow scout peering out from a cave entrance.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,3,4)

Not taking any chances, NAME sneaked up on the scout and dispatched him with a well placed strike from his/her WEAPON. There were no clues to indicate what the drow was doing here . . . an ominous event indeed. Unfortunately, the drow spotted NAME as well. When NAME moved in to investigate, he/she was struck by a small crossbow bolt dripping with poison. The scout had revealed his position and was no match for NAME in single combat.

Enjoying the fresh mountain air, NAME began to juggle a few objects he/she had with him/her. A few skeletons came upon NAME and were so transfixed by the juggling that they started tossing him bones to juggle.

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #6)

SUCCESS TEXT After three femurs, NAME couldn't keep up and the whole display tumbled to the ground. The skeletons attacked him/her for his/her failure.
• 7 damage
• 28 XP

#### Intelligence (4)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

A rather crazed-looking gnome barred NAME's path. NAME supposed that crazed-looking gnome was a redundant description, but didn't have time to come up with a better one as the gnome immediately demanded NAME's most prized possession or else it would not allow him/her to pass.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,2)

NAME cleverly told the gnome that his/her greatest possession was his/her vow of poverty, and offered to exchange it for whatever loot the gnome had on hand. For reasons that may never become clear, the gnome agreed. NAME thought about it for a bit, and refused to pay the crazy little gnome. The gnome pondered for a moment, zapped NAME with a little blast of lightning, and vanished. Luckily, he left behind some of his least prized possessions.
• 6-8 damage
• 22 XP
• 4 gold

After a week in the mountains, NAME started to lose touch with reality. In an effort to keep his/her sanity, he/she thought about creating some sort of game or puzzle to keep his/her mind occupied.

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #7)

While it was tough, NAME worked through the problem and barely realized that he/she had been traveling for a week. The best part was the fabulous prize he/she awarded him/herself for the solution.
• 90 XP
• 50 gold
After trying for what seemed like a week and stopping for hours at a time to scribble some kind of solution in the dirt, NAME gave up in frustration. Now he/she was bored and had made him/herself feel stupid.
• 28 XP

A huge troll patrolled clumsily on the path ahead, oblivious to NAME's presence.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1,2)

Feeling particularly clever, NAME climbed up on the rocks ahead and used a branch to dislodge a particularly large stone . . . which tumbled down and crushed the troll! Knowing he/she didn't have much time before it would regenerate, NAME quickly looted it and ran on ahead.

NAME, perhaps wisely, decided to avoid confrontation with the massive beast.
• 22 XP

NAME found himself/herself in a mountainside cave. He/She just got this feeling that there was something more to this cave -- the feeling that treasure can't be far. But where?

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #7)

NAME found a part of a stalagmite that seemed a bit more hollow than it should -- because it contained a cache of loot!
• 98 XP
• ? gold
• ?item?
NAME was sure that throwing a rock at one of the stalactites hanging overhead would open some sort of secret passage. After an hour of throwing stones, and a stalactite crashing down on his/her head he/she gave up.
• 13 damage
• 33 XP

#### Strength (4 + 2 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

Seeing a large gap ahead, NAME put on a big burst of speed.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1)

He/She made a spectacular leap across the gap and just barely made it to the other side, landing on his/her heels. After a precarious few seconds of teetering and windmilling arms, NAME was safely on the far side.
• 65 XP
FAIL TEXT

NAME's path was blocked by a small avalanche of rocks and debris. By the look of the tufts of grass growing on it, it had happened quite some time ago.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 13

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

NAME quickly climbed up and deftly clambered over the rocks with ease. On the other side, he/she found an object of some interest. Hopefully it wasn't dropped by someone who was crushed to death underneath all of those rocks. FAIL TEXT

As some pebbles fell onto NAME, he/she looked up just in time to see a boulder falling onto him/her.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

Mightily, NAME lifted the boulder off of him/her and found a small cache that had opened up underneath him from the impact.
• ? damage
• ? XP
• ? (item)
Unable to get out from under the rock, NAME had no choice but to wait. Soon, a hungry delver came by and ate the rock off of him/her. After that disgusting display, NAME will never eat a rock again. At least he/she found a small ruby in the leftovers.
• ? damage
• 28 XP
• ? gold

On a narrow ledge, NAME was grabbed by a massive roc that began to fly away.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #7)

Struggling against its talons, NAME broke free and took a few valuable roc feathers with him/her to the ground.
• 3-6(max) damage
• 90 XP
• 34-51(max) gold
NAME was taken back to the roc's giant nest. After fighting off its chicks, he/she made it out with his/her life -- and a valuable roc feather.
• 7? damage
• 28? XP
• 18? gold

(Rare)
NAME heard the rumble of an approaching avalanche and took cover under a ledge. Soon she/he was buried alive. Only brute strength could get NAME out of this.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

With a mighty push, NAME tossed the rubble aside and burst out. This scared the rare mountain bird that had alighted on top of the rubble, and it passed out. Rolling it up in a cloth, NAME knew he/she could sell it for a fair bit of coin.
• 4 damage
• 90 XP
• 53-65 gold
With a mighty push, NAME made some progress on the rocks. After several hours, she/he finally got out. As she/he was about to continue up the mountain she/he noticed something colorful underneath one of the rocks. Upon moving it she/he found a rare mountain bird crushed by the avalanche. Grabbing some of its colorful feathers, she/he planned to sell them back in town.
• 7-11 damage
• 40 XP
• 25-28 gold

(Rare)
NAME approached a caravan by the side of the road that included a wagon piled high with all manner of boxes and objects as well as two coaches. There were a plethora of odd persons around, apparently practicing the tricks of their trade. He/She stopped to talk to them.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 10

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

The members of this "Phantom Troupe" were a friendly bunch, and they really took a liking to NAME when he/she was able to help them practice some of their amazing feats of athleticism. He/She even won a few bets in games of physical skill. Before he/she departed, they gave him/her some good advice and information on where he/she should head to make progress on his/her quest.
• +3 Wisdom for 4 encounters
• 88 XP
• 59 gold
FAIL TEXT

#### Wisdom (3)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

An exceedingly large bird of prey, a roc, circled above NAME's head.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1x2,2)

NAME was going to proceed, but spied a nest along the path, probably belonging to the bird above. He/she wisely waited for the roc to head off in search of prey before stealing some of its valuable eggs.
• 80 XP
• 24-32 gold
NAME was going to proceed, but spied a nest along the path, probably belonging to the bird above. He/she decided to try to steal some of its valuable eggs before continuing on his/her quest. He/she only got one egg into his/her pack before the mother bird swooped down and gave NAME a few good claws and pecks, driving him/her away from the nest.
• 8 damage
• 22 XP
• 3 gold

The trek through the mountains proved longer and more difficult than NAME had planned, and his/her rations were running dangerously low.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #2)

NAME's foraging skills were sufficient to not only feed himself/herself, but also to find some rare herbs that would be of value to the apothecary back in town.
• 60 XP
• 30 gold
NAME found some tasty-looking berries to sate his/her hunger. After gobbling a few down, NAME realized that they were mildly toxic. The good news was he/she could sell what was left of them to the apothecary in town. The bad news was that he/she was feeling really sick.

NAME heard some rustling from behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view. Sighing with relief that it wasn't a dreaded gnome, NAME pulled his/her WEAPON and prepared for a fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME expected getting eaten by a bear to be much more . . . painful. As he/she fell unconscious, he/she saw the wizard who had been controlling the illusory bear laughing at him/her . . .
• 9 damage
• 31 XP

NAME heard some rustling from behind him/her. When he/she turned, he/she saw an angry looking gnome. Sighing with relief that it wasn't something dangerous like a hungry bear, NAME pulled out his/her WEAPON and prepared for a fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Devil's Blood, encounter #8)

The gnome's fingers danced through the air, and a strong urge to take a nap almost overtook NAME. He/she shook it off and ATTACKED the gnome repeatedly with his/her WEAPON until it was dead.
• 104 XP
• ? gold
• ?magic item?
The gnome's fingers danced through the air, and a strong urge to take a nap overtook NAME. There wasn't really any loot or experience to be gained from a nap, but it sure felt good.
• +3 Constitution for 3 encounters
• 35 XP

### Level 4Edit

#### Armor Class (7 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME rushed forward as he/she heard a high-pitched scream from the path ahead. Mountain lions were circling around a halfling traveler, ready to pounce!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME sprang into action, smiting the huge cats and saving the traveler. The halfling pressed a reward into NAME's hands as thanks.
FAIL TEXT

The young dire bear's roar could be heard for miles. Unfortunately, NAME wasn't miles away at the time. The bear charged!

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,5)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

NAMEwithstood the brunt of the bear's furious assault and managed to maneuver the beast off a ledge. NAME swiftly looted its lair and moved on before it could find a way back up the mountain.

NAME was tackled, clawed, bitten, and eventually played dead while the bear ate most of the rations in her/his pack. Ouch.

• 8-12 Damage
• 24 XP

A horrible clacking sound caused NAME to swing around to see a giant beetle! He/she wasn't sure what an angry beetle looked like, but that was probably it.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #6)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #2)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2)

NAME's defenses held against the enormous vermin's pincers, and he/she managed to best it in the end. There was green goo everywhere, and NAME scooped it up in handfuls. It wasn't pretty, but beetle guts would sell at the apothecary back in town.
• 2-5 damage
• 52 XP
• 22-31 gold

NAME was held in the beetle's enormous pincers, and suffered a painful lesson in etymology -- or is it entomology? Well, once NAME can figure that one out, he'll/she'll have learned about both words and insects.

• 11 Damage
• 36 XP

NAME was confronted by a pack of about a dozen kobolds menacingly waving their spears.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4)

With a series of well-placed strikes from NAME's WEAPON, the kobolds were scattered and defeated, leaving some loot behind. NAME underestimated the ferocity of the little beasts, and took a couple good spear pokes before defeating them.
• 11-12 damage
• 24 XP
• 11 gold

While NAME was looking for his/her next adventure, the next adventure was also looking for him/her! Large boulders careened down the mountainside -- headed right for NAME! There was no time to escape!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME was hit by a large boulder square in the chest . . . and his/her armor wasn't sturdy enough! He/She was knocked off his feet and tumbled down the mountain!
• 15 damage
• 33 XP

NAME heard some rustling behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view and reared up to attack. Suddenly it was struck down, and the situation went from bad to worse. NAME had to face the most dreaded of monsters -- the gnome.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1,3)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2)

Leaping onto NAME's face, the gnome tore at him/her with wild ferocity. Barely able to survive the onslaught, NAME pulled a strange amulet off of the gnome. The gnome blinked twice and ran off into the hills. Making sure not to touch the thing him/herself, NAME wrapped the amulet in a cloth and continued on, keeping a wary eye out for gnomes. They aren't called gnomes for nothing. NAME felt the gnome's dagger pierce her several times. He/She panicked and kicked wildly. Eventually the gnome left him/her bleeding and panting on the ground. Inexplicably, the gnome's dagger, still covered in NAME's blood, was lying next to her.

NAME had stopped for a nap on a mountainside while on en route to far away adventure. He/She didn't notice the hobgoblins appear, but when one of them tried to steal some of his/her armor, NAME shot bolt upright with WEAPON at the ready and squared off with thieving scoundrel. NAME failed to notice the hobgoblin behind him/her, poised to unleash a sneak attack (at) him/her.

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #4)

Even half-awake, NAME brushed aside the hobgoblins' attacks with ease. The two of them were so scared by his/her impressive defense that they dropped everything and ran for their lives! NAME considered chasing after them, but valued sleeping over creeping. The good news was, in their haste, one of them dropped a bag of ill-gotten loot.
FAIL TEXT

(Rare)
Avoiding the weather, NAME ducked into a cave. Inside he/she noticed he/she had stumbled upon a red dragon's roost. Sadly, the dragon was at home. It lifted its head high above NAME and eyed him/her greedily.

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

"Nice armor, kid" the dragon said as she curled back up to go to sleep. "Haven't seen anything that nice in a while . . ." With a flick of her tail she smacked a bit of her horde at NAME, rather hard into his/her leg. "I'd still get out of the dragon den while you can if I were you," she said as her eyelids slowly drooped to near closing. NAME decided braving the rain might be easier.

With a massive chuckle the dragon smacked NAME into the wall with her tail. "Need to take better care of your armor, kid." As NAME struggled to get up, the dragon sounded concerned, "Wow, didn't mean to hit you that hard. Here, take this and beat it," she said as she pushed a small goblet toward NAME with her tail. NAME decided that he/she should take the goblet and suck it up out in the rain.
• ? damage
• ?? XP
• ?? gold

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#### Attack Bonus (8)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

Goblins attack anything. Hobgoblins attack anything twice. Surrounded by goblins and hobgoblins, NAME appeared to be in dire straits.

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1) Template:Undefined

Just as a hobgoblin was set to stab NAME, he/she dodged out of the way! The hobgoblin stabbed a goblin instead (twice)! Amid the chaos of the resulting infighting, NAME escaped with their treasure!

The first stab didn't hurt too much -- it was only a flesh wound. It was the eighth one that did the most damage.

• 7-9 damage
• 33 XP

NAME was confronted by a wandering swordsman on a quest to prove his skill with the blade. NAME accepted his challenge.

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

While the youngster's skill is undeniable, NAME's proficiency with his/her WEAPON was enough to teach the lad a few lessons. Thankful for the experience, the youth gave NAME a gift. FAIL TEXT

As the wind blew ever harder, NAME sought shelter in a cave. A cave full of giant, carnivorous bats!

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,5,6)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2)

NAME quickly slew several of the largest bats and the rest dispersed. While waiting for the wind to die down outside, she/he found the remains of another less fortunate adventurer in the cave. FAIL TEXT

An ogre bandit stood blocking NAME's progress. Time to rumble.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #2)

NAME dodged the ogre's slow-but-deadly axe long enough to find an opening. NAME fatally ATTACKED the monster with his/her WEAPON. The way was safe once more, and the path open for future travellers.
FAIL TEXT

NAME smelled the harpy before it swooped out of the sky with claws bared.

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1x3,3x2)

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

NAME stood her/his ground, and slew the beast with one mighty strike from her/his WEAPONTYPE. Such valor! Hideous though the beast was, its captivating song threw NAME off guard. The harpy's claws raked NAME badly, but he/she took it down in the end.
• 6-11 damage
• 26 XP
• 10-16 gold

"Melon!" NAME heard echoing between the high walls of the mountain pass. Warily, he/she drew his/her WEAPON.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,4x2)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2,4)

Out of the corner of his/her eye, NAME noticed the massive watermelon flying toward him/her. He/she ATTACKED it in half, and the two halves flew on either side of his/her head, falling to the ground. An old man ran up after it and saw the result of the attack on the ground. "Why, thank you sonny! Been chasing that melon, long 'bout a fortnight. Take this, I insist!" Pressing a small gem into NAME's hand, he ran off with the slain . . . melon. (Note, need to get other gender on "sonny")
• 90 XP
• 32-50 gold
Out of the corner of his/her eye, NAME noticed the massive watermelon flying toward him/her. He/She ATTACKED, barely missed it, and was knocked flat on his/her back by the speeding melon. "Melon!" an old man cried as he trampled over NAME in hot pursuit, and both disappeared down around the corner of the pass. As NAME took inventory of the situation, he/she found some gold in his/her pocket he/she had forgotten about. Score!
• 9-12 damage
• 30 XP
• 13-17 gold

NAME heard some rustling behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view. NAME sighed with relief -- at least it wasn't a dreaded gnome. NAME pulled his/her WEAPON and prepared to fight.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4,5)

NAME slew the bear. Shortly thereafter, several starving cubs came around the corner crying for their mother. Awkward . . .
• 93 XP
• 31-34 gold
NAME

ATTACKED but missed and was overpowered by the bear. Without a further scratch, the bear took his remaining food and dragged it to a small clearing where it fed its hungry cubs. Awww . . .

NAME's rest was interrupted by the snarling of wolves!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME wasted no time in driving the beasts off with his/her WEAPON. He/she prepared some of the pelts for tanning before moving on.
• 72 XP
• 16 gold
FAIL TEXT

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#### Charisma (4)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results
NAME heard shouting up ahead and, when he/she came around the corner, saw a human and a dwarf arguing in front of a wide gap in the trail. Both the human and dwarf were outfitted for adventure. Their argument was about how they would cross the gap. Apparently it was too wide for the dwarf to jump across, and the human had suggested he could throw the dwarf across it.
• Charisma check with a difficulty of 12

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #5,6)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #4)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2)

Through his/her diplomatic prowess, NAME was able to convince the dwarf that flight, no matter how it is achieved, is the most noble and respected of glories. "Even if someone were to witness this event," continued NAME, "they would tell the tale of a dwarf who flew across an impossibly large gap, and no mention of tossing would be made." The three of them all crossed the gap successfully, and the human passed NAME a reward for his/her help behind the dwarf's back.

NAME tried to convince the dwarf that tossing was the sport of kings, but the dwarf wasn?t buying it. The three of them ended up wasting a lot of time searching for a suitable tree to cut down and use as a bridge. Once they did, they all nearly fell off of it and died. In the end, the dwarf passed NAME a tiny reward for her help in avoiding the tossing of anyone.

Nearing the summit, NAME came upon a giant who was sadly searching for something.

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1x2)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2,4)

Soon, NAME realized the giant was searching for the greatest treasure of all -- a friend. In return, the giant gave him/her another treasure -- a giant diamond.
• 86 XP
• 33-56(max) gold
Sneaking around, NAME found a cache of gems and was about to sneak off with them when the giant's foot came down on him/her. The giant didn't notice NAME but that didn't make the crushing any less painful. The giant's loud sobbing echoed through the mountain range as NAME struggled his/her way free.
• 7-13 damage
• 27 XP
As night began to fall, NAME spied a small inn up ahead in the hills. Nearing the Inn of the Panting Puma, he/she knew that a fine rest is what he/she really needed. Innkeeper Thews sadly informed NAME that the inn was full.
• Charisma check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #6)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

Quickly turning, NAME began to tell the patrons tales of his/her previous adventures. Long into the night they hung on his/her every word, and they continued to buy drinks through the night as well as tossed him/her some coins. Innkeeper Thews allowed him/her to sleep in the common room next to the warm fire.
Turning, NAME began to tell the patrons tales of his/her previous adventures. The patrons turned briefly, then retired to their rooms in boredom. Innkeeper Thews roughly showed NAME the door. He/she spent the rest of the night trying to hunt some dinner.
NAME was trying to find his/her way back home and saw two people arguing. They were almost to the point of drawing their weapons. From what NAME could hear, it seemed as though they were two brothers who had defended themselves against a thief and were now arguing over who should get what. Can NAME get these two brothers to see reason?
• Charisma check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,5,6)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2)

NAME convinced the brothers that the best thing to do was to try to return the thief's goods to their rightful owners. The brothers agree. NAME also managed to explain that some of the treasure was originally his/hers. NAME tried to convince the two that violence wasn't the answer. They disagreed -- and chased NAME off with their swords swinging!
• 11-15 damage
• 33 XP

#### Constitution (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME found an abandoned mine shaft going into the mountainside. He/She decided to take a look inside.

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2)

The air was foul and the tunnel dark, but NAME managed to find some loose gemstones in the mine!
• 70 XP
• 29-38 gold
NAME choked on the foul air in the mineshaft, and triggered a cave-in. She/he dug her/himself out and even managed to find some gemstones in the rubble.
• 10 damage
• 31 XP
• 12 gold

NAME stepped on a flower pod and suddenly a noxious cloud enveloped her/him.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4,6x2)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1) (found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

NAME staggered through the cloud and, after a few minutes of coughing, was okay. He/she carefully gathered some of the flowers knowing the town apothecary could certainly use them.
• 3-6 damage
• 83 XP
• 37-56 gold
Collapsing in the cloud, NAME passed out. After coming to his/her senses, s/he knew that s/he'll be under the weather for a while. S/he pocketed the crushed pod hoping it would have some worth.
• 9 damage
• -3 Strength for 4 encounters
• 26 XP
• 19 gold

NAME came upon a group of raucous dwarves having a drinking contest. NAME decided to get in on the action.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3,4)

No common dwarf is a match for "Iron Liver" NAME!
• +3 Strength for 2 encounters
• 102 XP
• 50 gold
As NAME slumped to the ground, the dwarves had pity on her/him. They left behind a small token of appreciation while NAME slept off her/his headache.

Those hobgoblins just won't go away! And now they are resorting to poison-tipped arrows . . . one of which just pierced NAME's shoulder. Up on the mountainside, he/she is pretty far from help.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #6)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #4x2)

NAME shrugged off the poison, ripping the arrow out, and used it as a crude weapon against the hobgoblins! NAME couldn't ignore the poison. In fact, a nap seemed like a fantastic idea. When NAME woke up, he/she found that the hobgoblins had stolen some of his/her rations.
• 13 damage
• -3 Dexterity for 3 encounters
• 33 XP

Walking into an abandoned mine shaft seemed like such a great idea. Who knew what treasure could lie within? No one could be sure, but NAME was sure of the peril. Going in a bit too deep, he/she was finding it hard to breathe as noxious fumes invaded his/her lungs.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #6)

NAME found the inner resolve to plunge deeper into the mine -- and returned with more than enough reward to justify the risk. NAMEcould see more treasure for the taking, if only he/she could have held his/her breath long enough -- but there was no chance. Escape was better than death, thought NAME, so most of the loot stayed put for now.
• 8-15 damage
• 33 XP
• 8-21 gold

#### Dexterity (7)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

While navigating a particularly rocky patch of ground, NAME heard a strange sound as he/she put his/her weight onto a loose rock.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

Sensing danger, he/she sprang forward and somersaulted out of the way as large spikes shot up from between the stones. The person who laid this devious trap must have known he/she would be coming!

• 90 XP
FAIL TEXT

NAME saw a hill giant toying with a human captive on the floor of the valley below. Time for heroics.

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,4)

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #3)

NAME fastened a rope to the rocks above and swung down to snatch the poor girl before the giant could do any harm. The two of them scampered back up the rope to safety. As the girl fled, she pledged that her father would reward NAME handsomely when he/she returned to town. NAME charged the giant, heedless of danger. While the show of bluster was enough to give the girl a chance to escape, it also earned the giant's ire -- and a nice smack with its huge club. Nobody said heroing was going to be easy, but it did have its rewards. The girl's father gave NAME a small gift of thanks when he/she got back to town.
• 6-11 damage
• 21 XP
• 10-16 gold

NAME spotted a drow scout peering out from a cave entrance.

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1,2,3)

Not taking any chances, NAME sneaked up on the scout and dispatched him with a well placed strike from his/her WEAPON. There were no clues to indicate what the drow was doing here . . . an ominous event indeed. Unfortunately, the drow spotted NAME as well. When NAME moved in to investigate, he/she was struck by a small crossbow bolt dripping with poison. The scout had revealed his position and was no match for NAME in single combat.

Enjoying the fresh mountain air, NAME began to juggle a few objects he/she had with him/her. A few skeletons came upon NAME and were so transfixed by the juggling that they started tossing him bones to juggle.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #5)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

NAME was able to keep it up until the skeletons had dismantled themselves.
• 90 XP
• 35-48 gold
After three femurs, NAME couldn't keep up and the whole display tumbled to the ground. The skeletons attacked him/her for his/her failure.
• 9-11 damage
• 28 XP

Suddenly, NAME heard something careening down the side of the mountain straight for him/her.

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1,2,3)

Ducking, name narrowly avoided the warlock that careened past her/him, racing down the path. Shrugging, name picked up some of the warlock's dropped items and went along on her/his way, being sure to watch her/his footing. Suddenly, a warlock smashed into NAME and they tumbled off a cliff. Luckily, NAME had grabbed a small tree and saved himself/herself from falling further down. Dusting himself/herself off, s/he found a pouch that must have belong to the warlock caught on his/her WEAPONTYPE.
• 7-12 damage
• 28 XP
• 13-20 gold

In a narrow pass, a stone giant decided to play a little game with NAME and some boulders. Dodge, NAME . . . dodge like the wind!

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,4)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2)

Dodge successful! For winning the game, NAME was awarded the grand prize. NAME took a boulder squarely in the ankle. Limping to the end of the pass, he/she was awarded a lovely parting gift just for playing.

Goblins attack anything. Hobgoblins attack anything twice. Surrounded by goblins and hobgoblins, NAME appeared to be in dire straits.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3)

Just as a hobgoblin was set to stab NAME, he/she dodged out of the way. The hobgoblin stabbed a goblin instead (twice)! Amid the chaos of the resulting infighting, NAME escaped with their treasure.
FAIL TEXT

#### Intelligence (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

A rather crazed-looking gnome barred NAME's path. NAME supposed that crazed-looking gnome was a redundant description, but didn't have time to come up with a better one as the gnome immediately demanded NAME's most prized possession or else it would not allow him/her to pass.

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

NAME cleverly told the gnome that his/her greatest possession was his/her vow of poverty, and offered to exchange it for whatever loot the gnome had on hand. For reasons that may never become clear, the gnome agreed. NAME thought about it for a bit, and refused to pay the crazy little gnome. The gnome pondered for a moment, zapped NAME with a little blast of lightning, and vanished. Luckily, he left behind some of his least prized possessions.
• 10 damage
• 22 XP
• 4 gold

After a week in the mountains, NAME started to lose touch with reality. In an effort to keep his/her sanity, he/she thought about creating some sort of game or puzzle to keep his/her mind occupied.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3x2)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1,4)

While it was tough, NAME worked through the problem and barely realized that he/she had been traveling for a week. The best part was the fabulous prize he/she awarded him/herself for the solution.
• 90 XP
• 34-45 gold
After trying for what seemed like a week and stopping for hours at a time to scribble some kind of solution in the dirt, NAME gave up in frustration. Now he/she was bored and had made him/herself feel stupid.
• 28 XP

A huge troll patrolled clumsily on the path ahead, oblivious to NAME's presence.

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

Feeling particularly clever, NAME climbed up on the rocks ahead and used a branch to dislodge a particularly large stone . . . which tumbled down and crushed the troll! Knowing he/she didn't have much time before it would regenerate, NAME quickly looted it and ran on ahead.

NAME, perhaps wisely, decided to avoid confrontation with the massive beast.
• 22 XP

NAME encountered a family of farmers with a broken-down wagon. The horses were willing but the wagon was not. The mother explained that they were bringing their wheat and cured meats up the mountainside for sale in a few villages. With their cart broken they can only carry precious little to sell. Luckily, NAME was willing to lend a hand.

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,5,6)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

NAME quickly found the problem -- a missing bolt that had rattled free a few hundred feet back. They would have never been able to get their wagon back together without it! The farmers gave NAME a small token of their appreciation.
Sadly, NAME only managed to provide moral support. S/He did carry two bags of rice to the nearest village for the family, but they had to abandon everything they couldn't carry.
• 37 XP

NAME found himself/herself in a mountainside cave. He/She just got this feeling that there was something more to this cave -- the feeling that treasure can't be far. But where?

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

NAME found a part of a stalagmite that seemed a bit more hollow than it should -- because it contained a cache of loot!
NAME was sure that throwing a rock at one of the stalactites hanging overhead would open some sort of secret passage. After an hour of throwing stones, and a stalactite crashing down on his/her head he/she gave up.
• ? damage
• 33 XP

#### Strength (10 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

Seeing a large gap ahead, NAME put on a big burst of speed.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

He/She made a spectacular leap across the gap and just barely made it to the other side, landing on his/her heels. After a precarious few seconds of teetering and windmilling arms, NAME was safely on the far side.
• 65 XP
FAIL TEXT

The mountain pass was blocked by a recent rockslide.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 13

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME hefted a couple of the largest rocks off of the pile, and carefully made his/her way through.
• 77 XP
In moving some of the rocks away, NAME triggered a secondary rockslide, pinning his/her leg painfully beneath heavy stone. NAME escaped, but with a wound and a limp.
• 11 damage
• -3 Dexterity for 3 encounters
• 22 XP

NAME's path was blocked by a small avalanche of rocks and debris. By the look of the tufts of grass growing on it, it had happened quite some time ago.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4,5)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2)

NAME quickly climbed up and deftly clambered over the rocks with ease. On the other side, he/she found an object of some interest. Hopefully it wasn't dropped by someone who was crushed to death underneath all of those rocks. NAME couldn't climb over it and was forced to find another way around. At least he/she found an interesting object halfway up the rubble pile.

NAME stumbled upon a band of dragonborn who were arm wrestling. NAME put his/her arm -- and money -- on the line.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #4)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2,4)

NAME went over the top on the dragonborn, made some new friends, and even won a fabulous prize. NAME was exhausted by the end of the competition, but came in a close second and made some friends in the process. He also left with a nice gift.

As some pebbles fell onto NAME, he/she looked up just in time to see a boulder falling onto him/her.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,6)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

Mightily, NAME lifted the boulder off of him/her and found a small cache that had opened up underneath him/her from the impact. Unable to get out from under the rock, NAME had no choice but to wait. Soon, a hungry delver came by and ate the rock off of him/her. After that disgusting display, NAME will never eat a rock again. At least he/she found a small ruby in the leftovers.
• 10-11 damage
• 28 XP
• 14-17 gold

On a narrow ledge, NAME was grabbed by a massive roc that began to fly away.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,5)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

Struggling against its talons, NAME broke free and took a few valuable roc feathers with him/her to the ground.
• 3-6 damage
• 90 XP
• 34-48 gold
NAME was taken back to the roc's giant nest. After fighting off its chicks, he/she made it out with his/her life -- and a valuable roc feather.
• 7 damage
• 28 XP
• 18 gold

A recent landslide was blocking NAME's path. He/she would have to move some of the large boulders to go any further on the mountain pass.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

The boulders were no match for NAME's strength. There was another adventurer's pack underneath one of them, but no sign of the adventurer.
• 95 XP
• 51-62 gold
NAME tried pushing, pulling, shifting and pleading with the boulders. Nothing worked.
• 30 XP

Coming around a bend, NAME heard a cry for help. Running toward it, he/she saw a young man hanging off the side of the mountain. How did he get there? No time to figure that out -- time to be heroic!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #4)

It was a struggle, but NAME managed to pull the young man up. An aspiring adventurer himself, the young man rewarded NAME with some of the spoils from his last quest.
• 98 XP
• 50 gold
NAME almost managed to pull the young man up, but instead both went tumbling down the mountainside! Eventually, they came to a stop with a crunch and a yelp of pain. The young man broke his leg and NAME carried him out of the ravine. An aspiring adventurer himself, the young man rewarded NAME with some of the spoils from his last quest.
• 15 damage
• 33 XP
• 22 gold

While making his/her way through the mountain pass, NAME stumbled upon a wrestling tournament. While the prospect of grappling seemed daunting, the prize seemed worth it.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #5)

NAME appeared to be a natural born thriller! Not only did she/he discover hidden grappling talents, she/he did it with such flair that the crowd started chanting, "NAME! NAME!" She/he took the prize for first place and the title belt.
A wrestling ring is no place to be flat on your back. NAME learned this the hard way.
• 7-14 damage
• 33 XP

NAME discovered an opening appeared to be thirty or forty feet above him/her. Such a climb meant that it would be unlikely that anyone would have attempted to go looking inside . . .

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

NAME scaled the heights to find what appeared to be some kind of man-made perch. For what, he/she couldn't tell. But he/she could tell that there was a nifty amount of treasure to be had.
• 120 XP
• ? gold
When NAME had climbed halfway up, he/she lost his/her footing. The fall gave NAME just enough time to have second thoughts.
• 9 damage
• 38 XP

(Rare)
NAME approached a caravan by the side of the road that included a wagon piled high with all manner of boxes and objects as well as two coaches. There were a plethora of odd persons around, apparently practicing the tricks of their trade. He/she stopped to talk to them.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 10

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #5)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #2,3)

The members of this "Phantom Troupe" were a friendly bunch, and they really took a liking to NAME when he was able to help them practice some of their amazing feats of athleticism. He/she even won a few bets in games of physical skill. Before he/she departed, they gave him/her some good advice and information on where he/she should head to make progress on his/her quest.
• +3 Wisdom for 4 encounters
• 88 XP
• 54-74 gold
FAIL TEXT

#### Wisdom (4)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

The trek through the mountains proved longer and more difficult than NAME had planned, and his/her rations were running dangerously low.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1)

NAME's foraging skills were sufficient to not only feed him/herself, but also to find some rare herbs that would be of value to the apothecary back in town.
• 60 XP
• 29 gold
NAME found some tasty-looking berries to sate his/her hunger. After gobbling a few down, NAME realized that they were mildly toxic. The good news was he/she could sell what was left of them to the apothecary in town. The bad news was that he/she was feeling really sick.

NAME heard some rustling from behind him/her. When he/she turned, he/she saw an angry looking gnome. Sighing with relief that it wasn't something dangerous like a hungry bear, NAME pulled out his/her WEAPON and prepared for a fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,4,5)

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Paladin's Curse, encounter #4)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

The gnome's fingers danced through the air, and a strong urge to take a nap almost overtook NAME. He/she shook it off and ATTACKED the gnome repeatedly with his/her WEAPON until it was dead. The gnome's fingers danced through the air, and a strong urge to take a nap overtook NAME. There wasn't really any loot or experience to be gained from a nap, but it sure felt good.
• +3 Constitution for 3 encounters
• 35 XP

NAME heard some rustling behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view. NAME sighed with relief -- at least it wasn't a dreaded gnome. NAME pulled his/her WEAPONTYPE and prepared to fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Mystery of the Moaning Mine, encounter #1)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #1,4)

Just beyond the bear, NAME noticed a wizard hiding behind a tangle of brush. NAME was pretty sure that the bear was an illusion, and charged past it. Knowing the jig was up, the wizard hightailed it out of there. In his haste he dropped his wand, and it shattered into many valuable pieces.
• 97 XP
• 34-62(max) gold
NAME expected getting eaten by a bear to be much more . . . painful. As he/she fell unconscious, he/she saw the wizard who had been controlling the illusory bear laughing at him/her . . .
• 9 damage
• 31 XP

NAME encountered a young human child, wandering by herself on the mountainside. She said she was lost and couldn't find her way home. She couldn't remember the way back, but described what her town looked like.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Keep on Coilspine Ridge, encounter #3,5)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #3)

NAME knew exactly which town the child meant. They headed straight there -- and her family was so pleased they gave NAME a reward! NAME thought he/she knew where to go, but when they got there no one knew who the child was. One of the clerics of Pelor offered to take the child in, with hopes of casting a spell tomorrow to determine her point of origin. He rewarded NAME for bringing the child to safety.
• 33 XP
• 25 gold

### Level 5Edit

#### Armor Class (6 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

The young dire bear's roar could be heard for miles. Unfortunately, NAME wasn't miles away at the time. The bear charged!

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

NAME staggered through the cloud and, after a few minutes of coughing, was okay. He/she carefully gathered some of the flowers knowing the town apothecary could certainly use them. FAIL TEXT

NAME had stopped for a nap on a mountainside while on en route to far away adventure. He/she didn't notice the hobgoblins appear, but when one of them tried to steal some of his/her armor, NAME shot bolt upright with WEAPON TYPE at the ready and squared off with thieving scoundrel. NAME failed to notice the hobgoblin behind him/her, poised to unleash a sneak attack him/her.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

Even half-awake, NAME brushed aside the hobgoblins' attacks with ease. The two of them were so scared by his/her impressive defense that they dropped everything and ran for their lives! NAME considered chasing after them, but valued sleeping over creeping. The good news was, in their haste, one of them dropped a bag of ill-gotten loot.

NAME was stunned by the hobgoblins' attacks! Not only was he/she wounded, they also stole a piece of his/her armor! He/she'll need to replace that as soon as possible.

While NAME was looking for his next adventure, the next adventure was also looking for him/her! Large boulders careened down the mountainside -- headed right for NAME! There was no time to escape!

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

One large boulder hit NAME right in the shoulder, but he/she shrugged it off. Then he/she noticed a pair of hobgoblins who were sending more his/her way! NAME took off after them! A few minutes later NAME strolled off counting the hobgoblins' loot.

• 6 damage
• 120 XP
• 59 gold
FAIL TEXT

NAME heard some rustling behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view and reared up to attack. Suddenly it was struck down, and the situation went from bad to worse. NAME had to face the most dreaded of monsters -- the gnome.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

Leaping onto NAME's face, the gnome tore at him/her with wild ferocity. Barely able to survive the onslaught, NAME pulled a strange amulet off of the gnome. The gnome blinked twice and ran off into the hills. Making sure not to touch the thing himself/herself, NAME wrapped the amulet in a cloth and continued on, keeping a wary eye out for gnomes. They aren't called gnomes for nothing. NAME felt the gnome's dagger pierce him/her several times. He/She panicked and kicked wildly. Eventually the gnome left him/her bleeding and panting on the ground. Inexplicably, the gnome's dagger, still covered in NAME's blood, was lying next to him/her.
• ? damage
• ? XP
• ?

NAME found her/his way into a serious amount of trouble -- a "checkpoint" set up by "protectors" of the mountain. When s/he didn't feel like paying the toll, they didn't feel like talking.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6,8)

NAME was attacked at once by all four brigands, but had little trouble defeating them. Once one of them felt the wrath of NAME's WEAPON, the others fled for their lives. They weren't too particular about what they were leaving behind, either. NAME suffered at the hands of the four brigands. She/he was expecting to be punched in the face, but getting stabbed in the back came as a quite surprise -- a painful one at that. NAME sliced one of the highwaymen with his/her WEAPON, and they all fled for their lives.
• ? damage
• 29 XP
• ? gold

NAME found a hidden entrance to an abandoned mine. Unable to overcome his/her desire to acquire, NAME entered the mine. He/She walked through the opening, admiring the decent condition the place was in (ignoring the spider webs, of course) -- when all of a sudden he/she heard a *crack!* And a rumble. And a collapse.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7,10)

NAME suffered only minor scrapes from the entrance collapse -- mostly a blow to his/her ego. It took several hours for NAME to find a way out, but along the way he/she found some treasure! Not a bad day, after all.

NAME ran back toward the mine opening, only to be struck by a collapsing support beam. It took several hours for him/her to find a way out, but along the way he/she found a few gold nuggets. Although he/she escaped, he's/she's going to need to have that arm looked at when he/she gets back.
• 15 damage
• 40 XP
• 28 gold

(Rare)
Avoiding the weather, NAME ducked into a cave. Inside he/she noticed he/she had stumbled upon a red dragon's roost. Sadly, the dragon was at home. It lifted its head high above NAME and eyed him/her greedily.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

"Nice armor, kid" the dragon said as she curled back up to go to sleep. "Haven't seen anything that nice in a while . . ." With a flick of her tail she smacked a bit of her hoard at NAME, rather hard into his/her leg. "I'd still get out of the dragon den while you can if I were you," she said as her eyelids slowly drooped to near closing. NAME decided braving the rain might be easier. With a massive chuckle the dragon smacked NAME into the wall with her tail. "Need to take better care of your armor, kid." As NAME struggled to get up, the dragon sounded concerned, "Wow, didn't mean to hit you that hard. Here, take this and beat it," she said as she pushed a small goblet toward NAME with her tail. NAME decided that he should take the goblet and suck it up out in the rain.
• 7 damage
• 36 XP
• 21 gold

#### Attack Bonus (6)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

As the wind blew ever harder, NAME sought shelter in a cave. A cave full of giant, carnivorous bats!

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

NAME quickly slew several of the largest bats and the rest dispersed. While waiting for the wind to die down outside, s/he found the remains of another less fortunate adventurer in the cave. The screeching of the bats was maddening, and NAME fled back into the windy pass uninjured, but deeply shaken and unsteady.

NAME heard some rustling behind him/her. An angry looking bear came into view. NAME sighed with relief -- at least it wasn't a dreaded gnome. NAME pulled his/her WEAPON and prepared to fight.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

NAME slew the bear. Shortly thereafter, several starving cubs came around the corner crying for their mother. Awkward . . . NAME ATTACKED but missed and was overpowered by the bear. Without a further scratch, the bear took his remaining food and dragged it to a small clearing where it fed its hungry cubs. Awww . . .

A local farmer needed an escort through the mountain valley to ensure her harvest made it to market. NAME expected trouble, and he wasn't disappointed. A young man appeared from out of nowhere -- an ambush! The young man moved to attack the farmer.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

NAME and the young man fought, and it was clear that NAME was the better of the two. The young man said, "Don't kill me! I'm starving and I don't know what else to do!" The farmer took a long look at the kid and said, "If you had just asked, I would have given you some. Get lost!" The farmer sold her harvest in town and gave NAME a portion of her profits..
• 6-7 damage
• 85 XP
• 56 gold
NAME was unable to prevent the attack! The farmer survived, but the young man ran off with some of her harvest! The farmer sold what was left and gave NAME a portion of the profits for getting her safely to town.
• 8 damage
• 29 XP
• 24 gold

NAME was attacked by hobgoblins yesterday, and they ran off before he/she could retaliate. Tracking them back to the mountains, NAME had the hobgoblins cornered.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

(found in The Vampire of Fallcrest, encounter #4)

NAME ATTACKED one of the hobgoblins with his/her WEAPON, killing it! The other fled in terror.
• 93 XP
• 50-63 gold
FAIL TEXT

An owlbear attacked! NAME couldn't seem to get any rest at all! Perhaps the owlbear was defending its mountainside home?

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

NAME ATTACKED the owlbear with his/her WEAPON and it fled. NAME chased the ill-tempered beast back to its lair, finished it off, and looted the remains of the monster's last meal.
• 3-7 damage
• 120 XP
• 65-93 gold
NAME took several hits from the owlbear, and almost became its snack, before he/she turned the tide of battle. NAME chased the ill-tempered beast back to its lair, finished it off, and looted the remains of the monster's last meal.
• 8-16 damage
• 40 XP
• 24-37 gold

"Melon!" NAME heard echoing between the high walls of the mountain pass. Warily, s/he drew her/his WEAPON.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

Out of the corner of her/his eye, NAME noticed the massive watermelon flying toward her/him. S/He VERBED it in half, and the two halves flew on either side of her/his head, falling to the ground. An old man ran up after it and saw the result of the attack on the ground. "Why, thank you sonny! Been chasing that melon, long 'bout a fortnight. Take this, I insist!" Pressing a small gem into NAME's hand, he ran off with the slain . . . melon.
• 90 XP
• 45-48 gold
FAILURE TEXT

#### Charisma (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

Nearing the summit, NAME came upon a giant who was sadly searching for something.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1,2)

Soon, NAME realized the giant was searching for the greatest treasure of all -- a friend. In return, the giant gave him/her another treasure -- a giant diamond.
• 86 XP
• 41-50 gold
Sneaking around, NAME found a cache of gems and was about to sneak off with them when the giant's foot came down on him/her. The giant didn't notice NAME but that didn't make the crushing any less painful. The giant's loud sobbing echoed through the mountain range as NAME struggled his/her way free.
• 10-12 damage
• 27 XP

NAME was trying to find his/her way back home and saw two people arguing. They were almost to the point of drawing their weapons. From what NAME could hear, it seemed as though they were two brothers who had defended themselves against a thief and were now arguing over who should get what. Can NAME get these two brothers to see reason?

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

NAME convinced the brothers that the best thing to do was to try to return the thief's goods to their rightful owners. The brothers agree. NAME also managed to explain that some of the treasure was originally his/hers. NAME tried to convince the two that violence wasn't the answer. They disagreed -- and chased NAME off with their swords swinging!
• 7 damage
• 33 XP

NAME found a small village up on the top of a mountain. He/She thought it was only a legend, but it is true -- the Village of Infinite Vision! After stopping in and having a small bite to eat at the village's tavern, NAME was settling his bill. The barkeep, an attractive young dwarven man/woman, caught NAME's eye -- maybe he/she could tell NAME why the village has such a strange name.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

"Why is this place called the Village of Infinite Vision," the barkeep responded with a cheerful laugh. "Because you can see everything from up here." NAME laughed along with the joke. "Wait, that's it? You can see everything?" "Yes, including your inner beauty." NAME paused for a moment and considered continuing on his/her journey -- after some additional time in the tavern.
• +3 Charisma for 3 encounters
• 120 XP
"Why is this place called the Village of Infinite Vision," repeated the barkeep, letting out a heavy sigh. "I had such hope for you, too," he/she said. NAME was confused. "If you need to ask the question, you can't handle the answer," continued the barkeep and showed NAME the door.
• 40 XP

NAME heard shouting up ahead and, when she came around the corner, saw a human and a dwarf arguing in front of a wide gap in the trail. Both the human and dwarf were outfitted for adventure. Their argument was about how they would cross the gap. Apparently it was too wide for the dwarf to jump across, and the human had suggested he could throw the dwarf across it.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 12

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

Through his/her diplomatic prowess, NAME was able to convince the dwarf that flight, no matter how it is achieved, is the most noble and respected of glories. "Even if someone were to witness this event," continued NAME, "they would tell the tale of a dwarf who flew across an impossibly large gap, and no mention of tossing would be made." The three of them all crossed the gap successfully, and the human passed NAME a reward for his/her help behind the dwarf's back.
NAME tried to convince the dwarf that tossing was the sport of kings, but the dwarf wasn't buying it. The three of them ended up wasting a lot of time searching for a suitable tree to cut down and use as a bridge. Once they did, they all nearly fell off of it and died. In the end, the dwarf passed NAME a tiny reward for her/his help in avoiding the tossing of anyone.

In a small mountaintop village, NAME was in need of some armor repair. The armorer wanted too much -- more than NAME had. He/She decided to try haggling.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

"This one is on the house. You have an honest face." The armorer did such a good job, NAME's armor was better than new.
"Everyone that comes in here wants a discount. Why don't you go to the other armory on the mountain? Oh, that's right, I'm the only one!"

• 40 XP

#### Constitution (6)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

Walking into an abandoned mine shaft seemed like such a great idea. Who knew what treasure could lie within? No one could be sure, but NAME was sure of the peril. Going in a bit too deep, she was finding it hard to breathe as noxious fumes invaded her lungs.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

NAME found the inner resolve to plunge deeper into the mine -- and returned with more than enough reward to justify the risk.
FAIL TEXT

NAME stepped on a flower pod and suddenly a noxious cloud enveloped him/her.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

NAME staggered through the cloud and, after a few minutes of coughing, was okay. He/she carefully gathered some of the flowers knowing the town apothecary could certainly use them.
• 3-4 damage
• 83 XP
• 39-62 gold
FAIL TEXT

NAME came upon a group of raucous dwarves having a drinking contest. NAME decided to get in on the action.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6,7)

No common dwarf is a match for "Iron Liver" NAME!
• +3 Strength for 2 encounters
• 102 XP
• 33-48 gold
As NAME slumped to the ground, the dwarves had pity on him/her. They left behind a small token of appreciation while NAME slept off his/her headache.

Those hobgoblins just won't go away! And now they are resorting to poison-tipped arrows . . . one of which just pierced NAME's shoulder. Up on the mountainside, he/she is pretty far from help.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1,2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6,8)

NAME shrugged off the poison, ripping the arrow out, and used it as a crude weapon against the hobgoblins! NAME couldn't ignore the poison. In fact, a nap seemed like a fantastic idea. When NAME woke up, he/she found that the hobgoblins had stolen some of his/her rations.
• 9-13 damage
• -3 Dexterity for 3 encounters
• 33 XP

An apothecary had once described a rare flower found only on the highest mountaintops. This flower was extremely poisonous to the touch but, when distilled, could become a powerful weapon. NAME found some and decided to go for it.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1,2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

NAME grabbed a handful with his/her glove and stuck it into an empty pouch. The flower's thorns scratched his/her wrist but their poison seemed to have little ill effect. NAME was able to trade them for some nice treasure. NAME was stung by the poisonous flowers while he/she was putting the last of them in his/her pouch. Hopefully, the apothecary would cure NAME's poison as well as buy his/her flowers.
• 11-14 damage
• -3 Strength for 4 encounters
• 29 XP
• 18-23 gold

In a mountaintop village, NAME was having a good night in a local tavern. The largest person in the town entered, and challenged anyone who dared to a drinking contest. "I can drink any one of you under the table," she bellowed, "and look good doing it!" NAME stepped up to the challenge.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1)

It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of fortitude. Wagers were made, drinks were poured, and dreams were crushed. No one in the town could outdrink the town's champion . . . until now! NAME was victorious!
It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of fortitude. Wagers were made, drinks were poured, and dreams were crushed. No one in the town could outdrink the town's champion . . . certainly not NAME! Drunk and defeated NAME quickly found her/himself in a barroom brawl which ended with NAME being literally tossed out of the window... the second story window.

#### Dexterity (9)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME met a caravan of traders crossing the mountains. They had stopped to rest and were playing games of dexterity and skill.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #10)

NAME joined in the games. He/she defeated them all handily, winning some gold and whatever else the traders had put on the table.

• 40 XP
• 27 gold

NAME saw a hill giant toying with a human captive on the floor of the valley below. Time for heroics.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME fastened a rope to the rocks above and swung down to snatch the poor girl before the giant could do any harm. The two of them scampered back up the rope to safety. As the girl fled, she pledged that her father would reward NAME handsomely when he/she returned to town.
FAIL TEXT

Enjoying the fresh mountain air, NAME began to juggle a few objects he/she had with him/her. A few skeletons came upon NAME and were so transfixed by the juggling that they started tossing him/her bones to juggle.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7x2)

SUCCESS TEXT After three femurs, NAME couldn't keep up and the whole display tumbled to the ground. The skeletons attacked him/her for his/her failure.
• 7-11 damage
• 28 XP

Suddenly, NAME heard something careening down the side of the mountain straight for him/her.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

Ducking, name narrowly avoided the warlock that careened past her/him, racing down the path. Shrugging, name picked up some of the warlock's dropped items and went along on her/his way, being sure to watch her/his footing. Suddenly, a warlock smashed into NAME and they tumbled off a cliff. Luckily, NAME had grabbed a small tree and saved himself/herself from falling further down. Dusting himself/herself off, s/he found a pouch that must have belong to the warlock caught on his/her WEAPONTYPE.
• ? damage
• 28 XP
• ? gold

NAME spotted a drow scout peering out from a cave entrance.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

Not taking any chances, NAME sneaked up on the scout and dispatched him with a well placed strike from his/her WEAPON. There were no clues to indicate what the drow was doing here . . . an ominous event indeed. FAIL TEXT

In a narrow pass, a stone giant decided to play a little game with NAME and some boulders. Dodge, NAME . . . dodge like the wind!

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME took a boulder squarely in the ankle. Limping to the end of the pass, he/she was awarded a lovely parting gift just for playing.

While exploring an abandoned mine, NAME realized why it had been abandoned -- an extremely narrow stone bridge was the only way to cross the yawning chasm separating the exit from all that gold embedded in the cavern walls.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6,8)

Displaying a high amount of dexterity, NAME crossed the extremely narrow bridge not once but twice -- once to get to the unmined area, and once with a big chunk of gold on the way out.
• 95 XP
• 60-61 gold
NAME took a great deal of care to not slip off of the bridge -- so much so that she didn't see a bat flying at her from above until the last moment. It knocked her off the bridge. NAME tumbled through the air and crashed down on a small ledge. She found some small chunks of gold that had also fallen to the ledge and scrambled her way up and back out of the cave.
• 10-15 damage
• 33 XP
• 18-25 gold

Sometimes, it is great to be a hero. Other times, it is great to be a fast hero. Especially when trying to outrun a goblin horde. NAME was managing to keep a fair amount of distance between her/himself and the horde -- until she/he found the end of the road. Turning back not being an option, it was time for NAME to jump off a cliff . . . hopefully into the river below.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

*splash* -- NAME gracefully dove into the water below.
• 116 XP
FAIL TEXT

NAME approached a rope bridge that led to the other side of a ravine. There was a much longer path, but that looked like it would take her/him hours out of the way.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7,8)

Moving carefully, NAME navigated the bridge and continued her/his quest.
• 114 XP
Moving carefully (though not carefully enough) NAME made it halfway across the bridge before slipping and falling. He/She barely grabbed hold of the bridge with one arm! It snapped under the sudden strain and swung to the far side of the ravine slamming NAME into the wall. Despite the injury he/she managed to hold on and climb up.
• 8-12 damage
• 34 XP

Winding his/her way through a mountain pass, NAME found his/her way blocked by a giant. The good news was that the giant was sleeping . . .

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1,2) (found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

. . . and the better news was that NAME carefully and quietly avoided waking the sleeping giant. The best news was that s/he made off with some of the snoring brute's treasure too.
• 124 XP
• 76-93 Gold
. . . and the bad news? Well, the only thing worse than an angry giant is an angry giant that's just been woken up. It battered NAME around for what seemed like forever, but he/she bested the groggy brute in the end.
• 12 damage
• 34-40 XP
• 26-32 gold

Goblins attack anything. Hobgoblins attack anything twice. Surrounded by goblins and hobgoblins, NAME appeared to be in dire straits.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

Just as a hobgoblin was set to stab NAME, he/she dodged out of the way! The hobgoblin stabbed a goblin instead (twice)! Amid the chaos of the resulting infighting, NAME escaped with their treasure!
FAIL TEXT

#### Intelligence (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

After a week in the mountains, NAME started to lose touch with reality. In an effort to keep his/her sanity, he/she thought about creating some sort of game or puzzle to keep his/her mind occupied.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

While it was tough, NAME worked through the problem and barely realized that he/she had been traveling for a week. The best part was the fabulous prize he/she awarded himself/herself for the solution.
• 90 XP
• 38 gold
After trying for what seemed like a week and stopping for hours at a time to scribble some kind of solution in the dirt, NAME gave up in frustration. Now he/she was bored and had made him/herself feel stupid.
• 28 XP

NAME encountered a family of farmers with a broken-down wagon. The horses were willing but the wagon was not. The mother explained that they were bringing their wheat and cured meats up the mountainside for sale in a few villages. With their cart broken they can only carry precious little to sell. Luckily, NAME was willing to lend a hand.

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

NAME quickly found the problem -- a missing bolt that had rattled free a few hundred feet back. They would have never been able to get their wagon back together without it! The farmers gave NAME a small token of their appreciation.
Sadly, NAME only managed to provide moral support. He/she did carry two bags of rice to the nearest village for the family, but they had to abandon everything they couldn't carry.
• 37 XP

NAME found himself/herself in a mountainside cave. He/She just got this feeling that there was something more to this cave -- the feeling that treasure can't be far. But where?

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6,8)

NAME found a part of a stalagmite that seemed a bit more hollow than it should -- because it contained a cache of loot! NAME was sure that throwing a rock at one of the stalactites hanging overhead would open some sort of secret passage. After an hour of throwing stones, and a stalactite crashing down on his/her head he/she gave up.
• 8 damage
• 33 XP

While exploring an abandoned mine, NAME couldn't seem to find anything of worth. But s/he was sure there must have been something there to find, so s/he started performing a detailed search.

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

NAME's patience was rewarded. Taking ten minutes to go over the area again, NAME found a hidden cache of treasure!
Patience is a virtue, but so is knowing where to look. NAME didn't find anything except the bottom of a pit trap.
• 14 damage
• 40 XP

As NAME was winding his/her way though [sic] the mountainside, he/she encountered a hidden building carved into the cliff face. Climbing up its many stone stairs, NAME saw that the door looked to be partially open. It couldn't be that easy, could it?

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1,2)

It was, in fact, not that easy. NAME searched for and found a trap. In fact, the entire structure was one huge trap, covered with walking statue guards that would end the hopes of anyone looking for an artifact within. NAME evaded the guards and traps, and escaped the death trap treasure in hand.
• 110 XP
• 92-97 gold
It was, in fact, that easy -- for NAME to walk right into a trap. A walking statue guard attacked as soon as NAME put his/her hands on the treasure -- NAME is lucky to escape with his/her life . . . and a handful of valuables.
• 14-15 damage
• 34 XP
• 20-25 gold

#### Strength (11 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME's path was blocked by a small avalanche of rocks and debris. By the look of the tufts of grass growing on it, it had happened quite some time ago.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

NAME quickly climbed up and deftly clambered over the rocks with ease. On the other side, he/she found an object of some interest. Hopefully it wasn't dropped by someone who was crushed to death underneath all of those rocks. NAME couldn't climb over it and was forced to find another way around. At least he/she found an interesting object halfway up the rubble pile.

As some pebbles fell onto NAME, he/she looked up just in time to see a boulder falling onto him/her.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

Mightily, NAME lifted the boulder off of him/her and found a small cache that had opened up underneath him from the impact.
Unable to get out from under the rock, NAME had no choice but to wait. Soon, a hungry delver came by and ate the rock off of him/her. After that disgusting display, NAME will never eat a rock again. At least he/she found a small ruby in the leftovers.
• ? damage
• 28 XP
• ? gold

On a narrow ledge, NAME was grabbed by a massive roc that began to fly away.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

SUCCESS TEXT NAME was taken back to the roc's giant nest. After fighting off its chicks, he/she made it out with his/her life -- and a valuable roc feather.
• 8-13 damage
• 28 XP
• 17-20 gold

NAME stumbled upon a band of dragonborn who were arm wrestling. NAME put his/her arm -- and money -- on the line.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 14

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

NAME went over the top on the dragonborn, made some new friends, and even won a fabulous prize. NAME was exhausted by the end of the competition, but came in a close second and made some friends in the process. He also left with a nice gift.
• -3 Strength for 5 encounters
• 28 XP
• ?loot item?]

A recent landslide was blocking NAME's path. He/she would have to move some of the large boulders to go any further on the mountain pass.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

The boulders were no match for NAME's strength. There was another adventurer's pack underneath one of them, but no sign of the adventurer.
• 95 XP
• 44-62 gold
NAME tried pushing, pulling, shifting and pleading with the boulders. Nothing worked.
• 30 XP

Coming around a bend, NAME heard a cry for help. Running toward it, he/she saw a young man hanging off the side of the mountain. How did he get there? No time to figure that out -- time to be heroic!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2)

It was a struggle, but NAME managed to pull the young man up. An aspiring adventurer himself, the young man rewarded NAME with some of the spoils from his last quest.
• 98 XP
• 64 gold
NAME almost managed to pull the young man up, but instead both went tumbling down the mountainside! Eventually, they came to a stop with a crunch and a yelp of pain. The young man broke his leg and NAME carried him out of the ravine. An aspiring adventurer himself, the young man rewarded NAME with some of the spoils from his last quest.
• 11-15(max) damage
• 33 XP
• 24-26(max) gold

While making his/her way through the mountain pass, NAME stumbled upon a wrestling tournament. While the prospect of grappling seemed daunting, the prize seemed worth it.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

NAME appeared to be a natural born thriller! Not only did s/he discover hidden grappling talents, s/he did it with such flair that the crowd started chanting, "NAME! NAME!" S/he took the prize for first place and the title belt.
A wrestling ring is no place to be flat on your back. NAME learned this the hard way.
• 9 damage
• 33 XP

NAME discovered an opening appeared [sic] to be thirty or forty feet above her/him. Such a climb meant that it would be unlikely that anyone would have attempted to go looking inside . . .

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1,2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

NAME scaled the heights to find what appeared to be some kind of man-made perch. For what, she/he couldn't tell. But she/he could tell that there was a nifty amount of treasure to be had.
• 120 XP
• 94-96 gold
When NAME had climbed halfway up, he/she lost her footing. The fall gave NAME just enough time to have second thoughts.
• 11-16 damage
• 38 XP

A flash flood threatened to sweep NAME away! He/She should have avoided Rainy Mountain!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6,7)

With a fair amount of determination and strength, NAME managed to swim to higher ground. It took a while for him/her to dry off, though.
• 120 XP
NAME clearly needed more practice swimming -- while wearing armor and carrying a WEAPON... In a flash flood. It really wasn't the lack of swimming that did the damage so much as being swept off the side of the mountain.
• 8-12 damage
• 40 XP

NAME found a large treasure chest hastily buried on the side of the mountain path. NAME had quite the load to haul back down the mountainside. If he/she wasn't in such a hurry, he/she could take all day. But, alas, several raiders wanted their goods back, and the chase was on!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

NAME hauled his/her loot as fast as he could, and managed to take himself/herself and his/her goods to safety.
• 120 XP
• 72-84 gold
NAME struggled to keep ahead of the raiders. When the arrows landed in his/her back NAME knew it was time to face facts -- he/she wasn't going to outrun them carrying this much weight. He/She poured out some of the gold which sped him/her up and slowed the raiders down. This allowed him/her to get his/her newly acquired goods safely to town.
• ? damage
• 40 XP
• ? gold

NAME found her/himself in a fierce battle! A lone strongman had attacked and disarmed NAME! Without her/his WEAPON, it was a brawl!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

NAME summoned an unknown reserve of strength to defeat her/his enemy!

The beating Bolgor received hurt. A lot. For several hours. But you should have seen the other guy.

• 16 damage
• 40 XP
• 28 gold

(Rare)
NAME approached a caravan by the side of the road that included a wagon piled high with all manner of boxes and objects as well as two coaches. There were a plethora of odd persons around, apparently practicing the tricks of their trade. He/She stopped to talk to them.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 10

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

The members of this "Phantom Troupe" were a friendly bunch, and they really took a liking to NAME when she/he was able to help them practice some of their amazing feats of athleticism. She/He even won a few bets in games of physical skill. Before she/he departed, they gave her/him some good advice and information on where he/she should head to make progress on his/her quest.
• +3 Wisdom for 4 encounters
• 88 XP
• 66 gold
FAIL TEXT

#### Wisdom (4 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME heard some rustling from behind her/him. An angry looking bear came into view. Sighing with relief that it wasn't a dreaded gnome, NAME pulled his/her WEAPONTYPE and prepared for a fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #7)

Leaping onto NAME's face, the gnome tore at him with wild ferocity. Barely able to survive the onslaught, NAME pulled a strange amulet off of the gnome. The gnome blinked twice and ran off into the hills. Making sure not to touch the thing himself, NAME wrapped the amulet in a cloth and continued on, keeping a wary eye out for gnomes. NAME expected getting eaten by a bear to be much more . . . painful. As s/he fell unconscious, he/she saw the wizard who had been controlling the illusory bear laughing at him/her . . .
• 11-12 damage
• 31 XP

NAME encountered a young human child, wandering by herself on the mountainside. She said she was lost and couldn't find her way home. She couldn't remember the way back, but described what her town looked like.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #1)

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #6)

NAME knew exactly which town the child meant. They headed straight there -- and her family was so pleased they gave NAME a reward! NAME thought he knew where to go, but when they got there no one knew who the child was. One of the clerics of Pelor offered to take the child in, with hopes of casting a spell tomorrow to determine her point of origin. He rewarded NAME for bringing the child to safety.
• 33 XP
• 20 gold

NAME heard some rustling from behind her. When she turned, she saw an angry looking gnome. Sighing with relief that it wasn't something dangerous like a hungry bear, NAME pulled out her WEAPON and prepared for a fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Arcane Tower of Senraven, encounter #2)

SUCCESS TEXT The gnome's fingers danced through the air, and a strong urge to take a nap overtook NAME. There wasn't really any loot or experience to be gained from a nap, but it sure felt good.
• 35 XP
• +3 CON for 3 Enc

NAME was extremely hungry. Luckily, he/she was in a wooded part of a mountainside, providing many opportunities for a survivalist to, well, survive.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 16

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

NAME had little trouble finding safe things to eat.
• 85 XP
• 65 gold
FAIL TEXT

(Rare)
NAME came across a wise old man. "I knew you would be here," he said. "I have something to share."

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Fortress of the Fire Lord, encounter #8)

NAME was wise enough to smell a trap. He/She drew her WEAPON TYPE a split-second before being ambushed. "Very good," the old man laughed. The brigands disappeared as suddenly as they had appeared. "Next time, you won't be so lucky," said the old man -- and then he too vanished into the shadows, leaving a small chest behind.
• 125 XP
• ? gold
• ?magic item?.
NAME listened to the wise man. "Respect should be shown to those who have earned it." Just then, NAME felt the end of a sword pressed lightly into her back. The old man continued, "But, you should trust no one." NAME raised her arms, and the rogue stepped from behind her. "This lesson won't cost you . . . this time." With that NAME was struck hard in the back of the head. He/She woke up with a headache surprised to still be in the possession of all his/her belongings.
• 6 damage
• 45 XP

### Level 6Edit

#### Armor Class (4 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

While NAME was looking for his/her next adventure, the next adventure was also looking for him/her! Large boulders careened down the mountainside -- headed right for NAME! There was no time to escape!

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,3,4)

One large boulder hit NAME right in the shoulder, but he/she shrugged it off. Then he/she noticed a pair of hobgoblins who were sending more his/her way! NAME took off after them! A few minutes later NAME strolled off counting the hobgoblins' loot.

• 3-6 damage
• 120 XP
• 40-62 gold

NAME was hit by a large boulder square in the chest . . . and his/her armor wasn't sturdy enough! He/She was knocked off his/her feet and tumbled down the mountain!

• 13 damage
• 33 XP

NAME had stopped for a nap on a mountainside while on en route to far away adventure. He/She didn't notice the hobgoblins appear, but when one of them tried to steal some of his/her armor, NAME shot bolt upright with WEAPON TYPE at the ready and squared off with thieving scoundrel. NAME failed to notice the hobgoblin behind him/her, poised to unleash a sneak attack him/her.

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #3)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #4)

Even half-awake, NAME brushed aside the hobgoblins' attacks with ease. The two of them were so scared by his/her impressive defense that they dropped everything and ran for their lives! NAME considered chasing after them, but valued sleeping over creeping. The good news was, in their haste, one of them dropped a bag of ill-gotten loot.

NAME was stunned by the hobgoblins' attacks! Not only was he wounded, they also stole a piece of his armor! He'll need to replace that as soon as possible.

NAME found his/her way into a serious amount of trouble -- a "checkpoint" set up by "protectors" of the mountain. When he/she didn't feel like paying the toll, they didn't feel like talking.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #9)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,3,6)

NAME was attacked at once by all four brigands, but had little trouble defeating them. Once one of them felt the wrath of NAME's WEAPON, the others fled for their lives. They weren't too particular about what they were leaving behind, either. NAME suffered at the hands of the four brigands. He/She was expecting to be punched in the face, but getting stabbed in the back came as a quite surprise -- a painful one at that. NAME stabbed one of the highwaymen with her/his WEAPON, and they all fled for their lives.
• 11-14 damage
• 29 XP
• 17-24 gold

NAME found a hidden entrance to an abandoned mine. Unable to overcome his/her desire to acquire, NAME entered the mine. He/She walked through the opening, admiring the decent condition the place was in (ignoring the spider webs, of course) -- when all of a sudden he/she heard a *crack!* And a rumble. And a collapse.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10,12)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,2,3,8)

(found in Scourge of the Seas, encounter #2)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #10)

NAME suffered only minor scrapes from the entrance collapse -- mostly a blow to his/her ego. It took several hours for NAME to find a way out, but along the way he/she found some treasure! Not a bad day, after all.

NAME ran back toward the mine opening, only to be struck by a collapsing support beam. It took several hours for him/her to find a way out, but along the way s/he found a few gold nuggets. Although s/he escaped, s/he's going to need to have that arm looked at when s/he gets back.
• 9-12 damage
• 40 XP
• 24-32 gold

(Rare)
Avoiding the weather, NAME ducked into a cave. Inside he/she noticed he/she had stumbled upon a red dragon's roost. Sadly, the dragon was at home. It lifted its head high above NAME and eyed him/her greedily.

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

"Nice armor, kid" the dragon said as she curled back up to go to sleep. "Haven't seen anything that nice in a while . . ." With a flick of her tail she smacked a bit of her hoard at NAME, rather hard into his/her leg. "I'd still get out of the dragon den while you can if I were you," she said as her eyelids slowly drooped to near closing. NAME decided braving the rain might be easier.
FAIL TEXT

#### Attack Bonus (4 + 2 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

"Melon!" NAME heard echoing between the high walls of the mountain pass. Warily, he/she drew his/her WEAPON.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7)

Out of the corner of his/her eye, NAME noticed the massive watermelon flying toward him/her. He/She VERBED it in half, and the two halves flew on either side of his/her head, falling to the ground. An old man ran up after it and saw the result of the attack on the ground. "Why, thank you sonny! Been chasing that melon, long 'bout a fortnight. Take this, I insist!" Pressing a small gem into NAME's hand, he ran off with the slain . . . melon.
• 90 XP
• 45 gold
FAILURE TEXT

A local farmer needed an escort through the mountain valley to ensure her harvest made it to market. NAME expected trouble, and he wasn't disappointed. A young man appeared from out of nowhere -- an ambush! The young man moved to attack the farmer.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,2,7,8)

(found in Scourge of the Seas, encounter #3)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,3,4,5)

NAME and the young man fought, and it was clear that NAME was the better of the two. The young man said, "Don't kill me! I'm starving and I don't know what else to do!" The farmer took a long look at the kid and said, "If you had just asked, I would have given you some. Get lost!" The farmer sold her harvest in town and gave NAME a portion of her profits..
• 3-7(max) damage
• 85 XP
• 51-75(max) gold
NAME was unable to prevent the attack! The farmer survived, but the young man ran off with some of her harvest! The farmer sold what was left and gave NAME a portion of the profits for getting her safely to town.
• 10-16 damage
• 29 XP
• 15-25 gold

NAME was attacked by hobgoblins yesterday, and they ran off before he/she could retaliate. Tracking them back to the mountains, NAME had the hobgoblins cornered.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6,8)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,3,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,3,5)

ATTACKED one of the hobgoblins with her/his WEAPON, killing it! The other fled in terror.
• 93 XP
• 55-68 gold
NAME attempted to defeat one of the hobgoblins with his/her WEAPON, but failed! The hobgoblins got a few cheap shots in and then escaped again!
• 7-15 damage
• 33 XP

An owlbear attacked! NAME couldn't seem to get any rest at all! Perhaps the owlbear was defending its mountainside home?

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7,9,10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,8,9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,3,6)

NAME ATTACKED the owlbear with his/her WEAPON and it fled. NAME chased the ill-tempered beast back to its lair, finished it off, and looted the remains of the monster's last meal.
• 3-7 damage
• 120 XP
• 57-93 gold
NAME took several hits from the owlbear, and almost became its snack, before he/she turned the tide of battle. NAME chased the ill-tempered beast back to its lair, finished it off, and looted the remains of the monster's last meal.
• 8-16 damage
• 40 XP
• 24-37 gold

(Rare)
While escaping from a run-in with a mountain yeti, NAME stumbled into a spider web. A very, very large web. Down from overhanging branches came a swarm of bloodweb spiders looking for their next meal. They were on NAME before he/she could react.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #11)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #8) Template:Undefined

NAME broke free from the web and slashed at the swarm with his WEAPON. As if thinking with one mind, the swarm dispersed at once and disappeared. The husk of their last meal lay on the ground below the torn web. NAME looted it and continued on his/her quest. NAME failed to damage the swarm and appeared destined to become their next meal. Suddenly, a freak thunderstorm broke out, confusing the swarm for a moment. NAME wasted no time escaping -- leaving the swarm with nothing to feast on.
• 6-9 damage
• 65 XP
• 44-52 gold

(Rare)
A curious outcropping of rock caught NAME's attention. Its moss had been entirely scraped and singed off. When he/she left the trail to take a closer look, he/she could see a dark recess hidden behind the rocks. Moving carefully, NAME took a step toward the cave . . . then froze as a sudden cacophony erupted from within. He/She had no time to respond before a swarm of dragon whelps, upset at being disturbed, rushed straight at him/her!

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #11) (found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #9)

NAME wasted no time springing to action. Flames and claws tore through the air as he dodged the swarm, striking back at anything that got too close. After a hard battle, half of the whelps lay dead on the mountain floor and the other half had fled back into the cave. NAME took a few moments to skin some of the salvageable whelp hides, then headed back to the trail.

NAME readied his/her WEAPON just as the swarm of dragon whelps descended upon him/her. He/She desperately tried to defend himself/herself amidst the madness of wings and claws, but there were just too many of them. Bleeding and burnt, NAME finally managed to break free from the whelps by rolling down into a steep ravine. The threat to their home averted, the dragon whelps returned to their cave. NAME wisely decided not to follow suit.

• 10-15 damage
• 75 XP
• 57-67 gold

#### Charisma (6)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME heard shouting up ahead and, when he/she came around the corner, saw a human and a dwarf arguing in front of a wide gap in the trail. Both the human and dwarf were outfitted for adventure. Their argument was about how they would cross the gap. Apparently it was too wide for the dwarf to jump across, and the human had suggested he could throw the dwarf across it.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 12

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #3,5)

Through his/her diplomatic prowess, NAME was able to convince the dwarf that flight, no matter how it is achieved, is the most noble and respected of glories. "Even if someone were to witness this event," continued NAME, "they would tell the tale of a dwarf who flew across an impossibly large gap, and no mention of tossing would be made." The three of them all crossed the gap successfully, and the human passed NAME a reward for his/her help behind the dwarf?s [sic] back. FAIL TEXT

Nearing the summit, NAME came upon a giant who was sadly searching for something.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

Soon, NAME realized the giant was searching for the greatest treasure of all -- a friend. In return, the giant gave him/her another treasure -- a giant diamond.
• 86 XP
• 44 gold
FAIL TEXT

A wild mountain lion appeared ready to attack NAME! If he/she tried to solve this with his/her WEAPON TYPE, he/she could end up getting killed him/herself. Instead, NAME thought he/she'd try soothing the lion instead.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10,11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #5,6)

NAME's uncanny ability to soothe the lion allowed him/her to escape. He/She hoped he/she would never need to do that again.
• 122 XP
The mountain lion didn't kill NAME, but it certainly tried.
• 10-12 damage
• 42 XP

NAME was trying to find her/his way back home and saw two people arguing. They were almost to the point of drawing their weapons. From what NAME could hear, it seemed as though they were two brothers who had defended themselves against a thief and were now arguing over who should get what. Can NAME get these two brothers to see reason?

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,3,7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #3)

NAME convinced the brothers that the best thing to do was to try to return the thief's goods to their rightful owners. The brothers agree. NAME also managed to explain that some of the treasure was originally his/hers. NAME tried to convince the two that violence wasn't the answer. They disagreed -- and chased NAME off with their swords swinging!
• 8-13 damage
• 33 XP

In a small mountaintop village, NAME was in need of some armor repair. The armorer wanted too much -- more than NAME had. He/She decided to try haggling.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #9)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,8)

"This one is on the house. You have an honest face." The armorer did such a good job, NAME's armor was better than new.
"Everyone that comes in here wants a discount. Why don't you go to the other armory on the mountain? Oh, that's right, I'm the only one!"

• 40 XP

NAME found a small village up on the top of a mountain. He/She thought it was only a legend, but it is true -- the Village of Infinite Vision! After stopping in and having a small bite to eat at the village's tavern, NAME was settling his bill. The barkeep, an attractive young dwarven man/woman, caught NAME's eye -- maybe she could tell NAME why the village has such a strange name.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #9)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,3,7,8,9,10)

(found in Scourge of the Seas, encounter #1,2)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,4)

"Why is this place called the Village of Infinite Vision," the barkeep responded with a cheerful laugh. "Because you can see everything from up here." NAME laughed along with the joke. "Wait, that's it? You can see everything?" "Yes, including your inner beauty." NAME paused for a moment and considered continuing on his/her journey -- after some additional time in the tavern.
"Why is this place called the Village of Infinite Vision," repeated the barkeep, letting out a heavy sigh. "I had such hope for you, too," she said. NAME was confused. "If you need to ask the question, you can't handle the answer," continued the barkeep and showed NAME the door.
• 40 XP

#### Constitution (6)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME stepped on a flower pod and suddenly a noxious cloud enveloped him/her.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7x2)

NAME staggered through the cloud and, after a few minutes of coughing, was okay. He/she carefully gathered some of the flowers knowing the town apothecary could certainly use them.
• 3-6 damage
• 83 XP
• 46-61 gold
Collapsing in the cloud, NAME passed out. After coming to her/his senses, she/he knew that she/he'll be under the weather for a while. She/he pocketed the crushed pod hoping it would have some worth.
• 10 damage
• -3 Strength for 4 encounters
• 26 XP
• 22 gold

Walking into an abandoned mine shaft seemed like such a great idea. Who knew what treasure could lie within? No one could be sure, but NAME was sure of the peril. Going in a bit too deep, he/she was finding it hard to breathe as noxious fumes invaded his/her lungs.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #8)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #7,10)

NAME found the inner resolve to plunge deeper into the mine -- and returned with more than enough reward to justify the risk. NAME could see more treasure for the taking, if only he/she could have held his/her breath long enough -- but there was no chance. Escape was better than death, thought NAME, so most of the loot stayed put for now.
• 8 damage
• 33 XP
• 24 gold

Those hobgoblins just won't go away! And now they are resorting to poison-tipped arrows . . . one of which just pierced NAME's shoulder. Up on the mountainside, he/she is pretty far from help.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #4)

NAME shrugged off the poison, ripping the arrow out, and used it as a crude weapon against the hobgoblins!
NAME couldn't ignore the poison. In fact, a nap seemed like a fantastic idea. When NAME woke up, he found that the hobgoblins had stolen some of his/her rations.
• 8-15 damage
• -3 Dexterity for 3 encounters
• 33 XP

Walking into an abandoned mine shaft seemed like such a great idea. Who knew what treasure could lie within? No one could be sure, but NAME was sure of the peril. Going in a bit too deep, he/she was finding it hard to breathe as noxious fumes invaded his/her lungs.

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1)

NAME found the inner resolve to plunge deeper into the mine -- and returned with more than enough reward to justify the risk.
NAME could see more treasure for the taking, if only he/she could have held his/her breath long enough -- but there was no chance. Escape was better than death, thought NAME, so most of the loot stayed put for now.
• 10 damage
• 33 XP
• 23 gold

In a mountaintop village, NAME was having a good night in a local tavern. The largest person in the town entered, and challenged anyone who dared to a drinking contest. "I can drink any one of you under the table," she bellowed, "and look good doing it!" NAME stepped up to the challenge.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,3,4)

It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of fortitude. Wagers were made, drinks were poured, and dreams were crushed. No one in the town could outdrink the town's champion . . . until now! NAME was victorious!
It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of fortitude. Wagers were made, drinks were poured, and dreams were crushed. No one in the town could outdrink the town's champion . . . certainly not NAME! Drunk and defeated NAME quickly found her/himself in a barroom brawl which ended with NAME being literally tossed out of the window... the second story window.
• 6-10 damage
• -5 Intelligence for 4 encounters
• 29 XP
• 16-23 gold

An apothecary had once described a rare flower found only on the highest mountaintops. This flower was extremely poisonous to the touch but, when distilled, could become a powerful weapon. NAME found some and decided to go for it.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #8)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,7,9,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #3)

NAME grabbed a handful with her/his glove and stuck it into an empty pouch. The flower's thorns scratched her/his wrist but their poison seemed to have little ill effect. NAME was able to trade them for some nice treasure. NAME was stung by the poisonous flowers while he/she was putting the last of them in his pouch. Hopefully, the apothecary would cure NAME's poison as well as buy his/her flowers.
• 10-14 damage
• -3 Strength for 4 encounters
• 29 XP
• 15-21 gold

#### Dexterity (8)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME met a caravan of traders crossing the mountains. They had stopped to rest and were playing games of dexterity and skill.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #5,6)

NAME joined in the games. He/She defeated them all handily, winning some gold and whatever else the traders had put on the table.

NAME joined in the games and won a few rounds.
• 40 XP
• 27-37 gold

Suddenly, NAME heard something careening down the side of the mountain straight for him/her.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7)

Ducking, name narrowly avoided the warlock that careened past him/her, racing down the path. Shrugging, name picked up some of the warlock's dropped items and went along on his/her way, being sure to watch his/her footing.
Suddenly, a warlock smashed into NAME and they tumbled off a cliff. Luckily, NAME had grabbed a small tree and saved himself/herself from falling further down. Dusting himself/herself off, he/she found a pouch that must have belong to the warlock caught on his/her WEAPON TYPE.
• ? damage
• 28 XP
• ? gold

While exploring an abandoned mine, NAME realized why it had been abandoned -- an extremely narrow stone bridge was the only way to cross the yawning chasm separating the exit from all that gold embedded in the cavern walls.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6,10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #4,7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,4,6)

Displaying a high amount of dexterity, NAME crossed the extremely narrow bridge not once but twice -- once to get to the unmined area, and once with a big chunk of gold on the way out.
• 95 XP
• 41-67 gold
NAME took a great deal of care to not slip off of the bridge -- so much so that he/she didn't see a bat flying at him/her from above until the last moment. It knocked him/her off the bridge. NAME tumbled through the air and crashed down on a small ledge. He/She found some small chunks of gold that had also fallen to the ledge and scrambled his/her way up and back out of the cave.
• 10-14 damage
• 33 XP
• 18-24 gold

As NAME traveled through the mountains, he/she noticed that he/she was moving through an area that was almost unnaturally quiet. As NAME pondered what could possibly have caused all other living things to be so quiet, an earth giant attacked! Stepping from behind a hill, a massive arm swung an even more massive club at NAME! It missed, and NAME knew he/she couldn't match strength with the giant. It was time to run!

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #11)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #8)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #5)

A burst of speed carried NAME out of harm's way. Back home, no one will believe his/her story.
• 118 XP
NAME turned and ran, the giant hurled a stone roughly the size of NAME at NAME . It was a perfect -- and painful -- match.
• 10-12 damage
• 42 XP

Goblins attack anything. Hobgoblins attack anything twice. Surrounded by goblins and hobgoblins, NAME appeared to be in dire straits.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7, 10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,7,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #4)

Just as a hobgoblin was set to stab NAME, he/she dodged out of the way! The hobgoblin stabbed a goblin instead (twice)! Amid the chaos of the resulting infighting, NAME escaped with their treasure!

The first stab didn't hurt too much -- it was only a flesh wound. It was the eighth one that did the most damage.

• 8-10 damage
• 33 XP

NAME approached a rope bridge that led to the other side of a ravine. There was a much longer path, but that looked like it would take him/her hours out of the way.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #8,10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #7,8)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,3,6)

Moving carefully, NAME navigated the bridge and continued his/her quest.
• 114 XP
Moving carefully (though not carefully enough) NAME made it halfway across the bridge before slipping and falling. He/She barely grabbed hold of the bridge with one arm! It snapped under the sudden strain and swung to the far side of the ravine slamming NAME into the wall. Despite the injury he/she managed to hold on and climb up.
• 8-13 damage
• 34 XP

Winding his/her way through a mountain pass, NAME found his/her way blocked by a giant. The good news was that the giant was sleeping . . .

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #8)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,3,8,9,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1)

. . . and the better news was that NAME carefully and quietly avoided waking the sleeping giant. The best news was that he/she made off with some of the snoring brute's treasure too.
• 124 XP
• 76-97 gold
. . . and the bad news? Well, the only thing worse than an angry giant is an angry giant that's just been woken up. It battered NAME around for what seemed like forever, but he/she bested the groggy brute in the end.
• 10-16 damage
• 40 XP
• 19-36 gold

Sometimes, it is great to be a hero. Other times, it is great to be a fast hero. Especially when trying to outrun a goblin horde. NAME was managing to keep a fair amount of distance between himself/herself and the horde -- until he/she found the end of the road. Turning back not being an option, it was time for NAME to jump off a cliff . . . hopefully into the river below.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #11)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,9)

(found in Scourge of the Seas, encounter #1)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,6)

*splash* -- NAME gracefully dove into the water below.
• 116 XP
*ker-THUNK* -- NAME reached the water, but only barely. Luckily, the rocks below the water's surface broke his/her fall (and possibly his/her leg).
• 10-13 damage
• 36 XP

#### Intelligence (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

After a week in the mountains, NAME started to lose touch with reality. In an effort to keep his/her sanity, he/she thought about creating some sort of game or puzzle to keep his/her mind occupied.

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7)

While it was tough, NAME worked through the problem and barely realized that he/she had been traveling for a week. The best part was the fabulous prize he/she awarded him/herself for the solution.
• 90 XP
• 48 gold
FAIL TEXT

NAME found her/himself in a mountainside cave. He/She just got this feeling that there was something more to this cave -- the feeling that treasure can't be far. But where?

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #3)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #5)

NAME found a part of a stalagmite that seemed a bit more hollow than it should -- because it contained a cache of loot! NAME was sure that throwing a rock at one of the stalactites hanging overhead would open some sort of secret passage. After an hour of throwing stones, and a stalactite crashing down on his/her head he/she gave up.
• 7-10 damage
• 33 XP

NAME encountered a family of farmers with a broken-down wagon. The horses were willing but the wagon was not. The mother explained that they were bringing their wheat and cured meats up the mountainside for sale in a few villages. With their cart broken they can only carry precious little to sell. Luckily, NAME was willing to lend a hand.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2)

NAME quickly found the problem -- a missing bolt that had rattled free a few hundred feet back. They would have never been able to get their wagon back together without it! The farmers gave NAME a small token of their appreciation. Sadly, NAME only managed to provide moral support. He/She did carry two bags of rice to the nearest village for the family, but they had to abandon everything they couldn't carry.
• 37 XP

As NAME was winding his/her way though [sic] the mountainside, he/she encountered a hidden building carved into the cliff face. Climbing up its many stone stairs, NAME saw that the door looked to be partially open. It couldn't be that easy, could it?

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,11)

(found in {{{adventure}}}, encounter #3,9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,3,4,5)

It was, in fact, not that easy. NAME searched for and found a trap. In fact, the entire structure was one huge trap, covered with walking statue guards that would end the hopes of anyone looking for an artifact within. NAME evaded the guards and traps, and escaped the death trap, treasure in hand.
• 110 XP
• 60-83 gold
It was, in fact, that easy -- for NAME to walk right into a trap. A walking statue guard attacked as soon as NAME put his/her hands on the treasure -- NAME is lucky to escape with his/her life . . . and a handful of valuables.
• 8-16 damage
• 34 XP
• 19-29 gold

While exploring an abandoned mine, NAME couldn't seem to find anything of worth. But he/she was sure there must have been something there to find, so he/she started performing a detailed search.

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10,11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #8,10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,3,8,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,2)

NAME's patience was rewarded. Taking ten minutes to go over the area again, NAME found a hidden cache of treasure! Patience is a virtue, but so is knowing where to look. NAME didn't find anything except the bottom of a pit trap.
• 8-16 damage
• 40 XP

#### Strength (10)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME's path was blocked by a small avalanche of rocks and debris. By the look of the tufts of grass growing on it, it had happened quite some time ago.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

NAME quickly climbed up and deftly clambered over the rocks with ease. On the other side, he/she found an object of some interest. Hopefully it wasn't dropped by someone who was crushed to death underneath all of those rocks. FAIL TEXT

A recent landslide was blocking NAME's path. He/She would have to move some of the large boulders to go any further on the mountain pass.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #8)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,3,7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #2,6)

The boulders were no match for NAME's strength. There was another adventurer's pack underneath one of them, but no sign of the adventurer.
• 95 XP
• 42-67 gold
NAME tried pushing, pulling, shifting and pleading with the boulders. Nothing worked.
• 30 XP

Coming around a bend, NAME heard a cry for help. Running toward it, he/she saw a young man hanging off the side of the mountain. How did he get there? No time to figure that out -- time to be heroic!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,10)

It was a struggle, but NAME managed to pull the young man up. An aspiring adventurer himself, the young man rewarded NAME with some of the spoils from his last quest.
• 98 XP
• 46-51 gold
NAME almost managed to pull the young man up, but instead both went tumbling down the mountainside! Eventually, they came to a stop with a crunch and a yelp of pain. The young man broke his leg and NAME carried him out of the ravine. An aspiring adventurer himself, the young man rewarded NAME with some of the spoils from his last quest.
• 7-11 damage
• 33 XP
• 20-24 gold

While making his/her way through the mountain pass, NAME stumbled upon a wrestling tournament. While the prospect of grappling seemed daunting, the prize seemed worth it.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 15

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,3)

NAME appeared to be a natural born thriller! Not only did he/she discover hidden grappling talents, he/she did it with such flair that the crowd started chanting, "NAME! NAME!" He/she took the prize for first place and the title belt.
A wrestling ring is no place to be flat on your back. NAME learned this the hard way.
• 9-15 damage
• 33 XP

NAME found a large treasure chest hastily buried on the side of the mountain path. NAME had quite the load to haul back down the mountainside. If he/she wasn't in such a hurry, he/she could take all day. But, alas, several raiders wanted their goods back, and the chase was on!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,11)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,2,9,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #5)

NAME hauled his/her loot as fast as he could, and managed to take himself/herself and his/her goods to safety.
• 120 XP
• 67-96 gold
NAME struggled to keep ahead of the raiders. When the arrows landed in his/her back NAME knew it was time to face facts -- he/she wasn't going to outrun them carrying this much weight. He/She poured out some of the gold which sped him/her up and slowed the raiders down. This allowed him/her to get his/her newly acquired goods safely to town.
• 9-14 damage
• 40 XP
• 23-33 gold

NAME found himself/herself in a fierce battle! A lone strongman had attacked and disarmed NAME! Without his/her WEAPON TYPE, it was a brawl!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9,11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #10)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,3,9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,5)

NAME summoned an unknown reserve of strength to defeat his/her enemy! The beating NAME received hurt. A lot. For several hours. But you should have seen the other guy.
• 8-16(max) damage
• 40 XP
• 23-37(max) gold

NAME discovered an opening appeared to be thirty or forty feet above him/her. Such a climb meant that it would be unlikely that anyone would have attempted to go looking inside . . .

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6,9)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #3,9)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,3,6)

NAME scaled the heights to find what appeared to be some kind of man-made perch. For what, he/she couldn't tell. But he/she could tell that there was a nifty amount of treasure to be had.
• 120 XP
• 67-87 gold
When NAME had climbed halfway up, he/she lost his footing. The fall gave NAME just enough time to have second thoughts.
• 9-16 damage
• 38 XP

A flash flood threatened to sweep NAME away! S/he should have avoided Rainy Mountain!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #9)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #1,2,7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1)

With a fair amount of determination and strength, NAME managed to swim to higher ground. It took a while for him/her to dry off, though.
• 120 XP
NAME clearly needed more practice swimming -- while wearing armor and carrying a WEAPON... In a flash flood. It really wasn't the lack of swimming that did the damage so much as being swept off the side of the mountain.
• 13-16 damage
• 40 XP

In a mountaintop village, NAME was having a good night in a local tavern. The strongest person in town challenged all takers to an arm-wrestling contest. "I'm the strongest person in this town," he bellowed, "and I can beat any of you in arm-wrestling!" NAME stepped up to the challenge.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 17

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10,11)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #8)

It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of strength. After a few tense moments of back-and-forth action, NAME slammed his/her opponent's fist down to the table. Victory -- and a small amount of gold -- was his/hers!
• 130 XP
• 66-103 gold
It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of strength. In the blink of an eye, NAME was defeated.
• 1 damage
• 31 XP
 Arianne stumbled upon a band of dragonborn who were arm wrestling. NAME put her arm -- and money -- on the line. Strength check with a difficulty of 14 (found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #7) SUCCESS TEXT* NAME was exhausted by the end of the competition, but came in a close second and made some friends in the process. She also left with a nice gift. -3 Strength for 5 encounters. 28 XP. Dwarven Chain

#### Wisdom (4 + 1 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME encountered a young human child, wandering by herself on the mountainside. She said she was lost and couldn't find her way home. She couldn't remember the way back, but described what her town looked like.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2,7)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,2,4,6)

NAME knew exactly which town the child meant. They headed straight there -- and her family was so pleased they gave NAME a reward! NAME thought he/she knew where to go, but when they got there no one knew who the child was. One of the clerics of Pelor offered to take the child in, with hopes of casting a spell tomorrow to determine her point of origin. He rewarded NAME for bringing the child to safety.
• 33 XP
• 15-24 gold

NAME heard some rustling from behind him/her. When he/she turned, he/she saw an angry looking gnome. Sighing with relief that it wasn't something dangerous like a hungry bear, NAME pulled out his/her WEAPON and prepared for a fight.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #6)

The gnome's fingers danced through the air, and a strong urge to take a nap almost overtook NAME. He/She shook it off and ATTACKED the gnome repeatedly with his/her WEAPON TYPE until it was dead. FAIL TEXT

NAME was extremely hungry. Luckily, he/she was in a wooded part of a mountainside, providing many opportunities for a survivalist to, well, survive.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10,11)

(found in Glacier of the Frost Giant, encounter #9)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #3,7,10)

(found in The Vale of Shadows, encounter #1,2)

NAME had little trouble finding safe things to eat.
• 85 XP
• 51-65 gold
NAME thought the berries on the bush were quite safe to eat. They were -- for hobgoblins. Not for anyone else.
• 8-16 damage
• -3 Constitution for 3 encounters
• 29 XP
• 15-24 gold

Exploring an abandoned mine, NAME heard footsteps coming from behind. "Who goes?!" he/she demanded. An elvish man/woman approached. "Finally, a friendly voice," he replied. "I can use your help, if you are willing."

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 17

(found in Dragonjaw Dungeon, encounter #10,11)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #8)

(found in Scourge of the Seas, encounter #4)

NAME judged the elvish man/woman to be worthy of a bit of trust and offered to help. Together, the two of them explored the mine and uncovered a huge stash of treasure, probably horded by hobgoblins. They split the treasure and forged a new friendship. "I'm doing well enough alone, thank you very much!" said NAME defiantly. He/she didn't need anyone else. NAME was so busy doing well enough alone, he/she didn't notice he/she was stepping right into a pit. "Um, help?" NAME's plea was only met with laughter.
• 2-5(max) damage
• 42 XP

(Rare)
NAME came across a wise old man. "I knew you would be here," he said. "I have something to share."

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 13

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #6,10)

NAME was wise enough to smell a trap. He/She drew her WEAPON TYPE a split-second before being ambushed. "Very good," the old man laughed. The brigands disappeared as suddenly as they had appeared. "Next time, you won't be so lucky," said the old man -- and then he too vanished into the shadows, leaving a small chest behind. NAME listened to the wise man. "Respect should be shown to those who have earned it." Just then, NAME felt the end of a sword pressed lightly into her back. The old man continued, "But, you should trust no one." NAME raised her arms, and the rogue stepped from behind her. "This lesson won't cost you . . . this time." With that NAME was struck hard in the back of the head. She woke up with a headache surprised to still be in the possession of all her belongings.
• 5-6 damage
• 45 XP

### Level 7Edit

#### Armor Class (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME found her/his way into a serious amount of trouble -- a "checkpoint" set up by "protectors" of the mountain. When s/he didn't feel like paying the toll, they didn't feel like talking.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,8,11)

NAME was attacked at once by all four brigands, but had little trouble defeating them. Once one of them felt the wrath of NAME's WEAPON, the others fled for their lives. They weren't too particular about what they were leaving behind, either. NAME suffered at the hands of the four brigands. She/he was expecting to be punched in the face, but getting stabbed in the back came as a quite surprise -- a painful one at that. NAME sliced one of the highwaymen with his/her WEAPON, and they all fled for their lives.
• 16 damage
• 29 XP
• 23 gold

NAME found a hidden entrance to an abandoned mine. Unable to overcome his/her desire to acquire, NAME entered the mine. S/he walked through the opening, admiring the decent condition the place was in (ignoring the spider webs, of course) -- when all of a sudden s/he heard a *crack!* And a rumble. And a collapse.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #11)

NAME suffered only minor scrapes from the entrance collapse -- mostly a blow to his/her ego. It took several hours for NAME to find a way out, but along the way he/she found some treasure! Not a bad day, after all. NAME ran back toward the mine opening, only to be struck by a collapsing support beam. It took several hours for him/her to find a way out, but along the way s/he found a few gold nuggets. Although s/he escaped, s/he's going to need to have that arm looked at when s/he gets back.
• 8 damage
• 40 XP
• 35 gold

#### Attack Bonus (2 + 2 rare)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

A local farmer needed an escort through the mountain valley to ensure her harvest made it to market. NAME expected trouble, and she/he wasn't disappointed. A young man appeared from out of nowhere -- an ambush! The young man moved to attack the farmer.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7)

(found in Red Plume Mountain, encounter #2)

NAME and the young man fought, and it was clear that NAME was the better of the two. The young man said, "Don't kill me! I'm starving and I don't know what else to do!" The farmer took a long look at the kid and said, "If you had just asked, I would have given you some. Get lost!" The farmer sold her harvest in town and gave NAME a portion of her profits.
• 3-7(max) damage
• 85 XP
• 56-75(max) gold
FAIL TEXT

An owlbear attacked! NAME couldn't seem to get any rest at all! Perhaps the owlbear was defending its mountainside home?

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,8x2,11)

NAME ATTACKED the owlbear with his/her WEAPON and it fled. NAME chased the ill-tempered beast back to its lair, finished it off, and looted the remains of the monster's last meal.
• 3-7 damage
• 120 XP
• 64-90 gold
NAME took several hits from the owlbear, and almost became its snack, before he/she turned the tide of battle. NAME chased the ill-tempered beast back to its lair, finished it off, and looted the remains of the monster's last meal.
• 8-12 damage
• 40 XP
• 24-34 gold

(Rare)
A curious outcropping of rock caught NAME's attention. Its moss had been entirely scraped and singed off. When he/she left the trail to take a closer look, he/she could see a dark recess hidden behind the rocks. Moving carefully, NAME took a step toward the cave . . . then froze as a sudden cacophony erupted from within. He/she had no time to respond before a swarm of dragon whelps, upset at being disturbed, rushed straight at him/her!

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #12)

NAME wasted no time springing to action. Flames and claws tore through the air as he dodged the swarm, striking back at anything that got too close. After a hard battle, half of the whelps lay dead on the mountain floor and the other half had fled back into the cave. NAME took a few moments to skin some of the salvageable whelp hides, then headed back to the trail.

NAME readied his/her WEAPON just as the swarm of dragon whelps descended upon him/her. He/she desperately tried to defend him/herself amidst the madness of wings and claws, but there were just too many of them. Bleeding and burnt, NAME finally managed to break free from the whelps by rolling down into a steep ravine. The threat to their home averted, the dragon whelps returned to their cave. NAME wisely decided not to follow suit.

• 10-13 damage
• 75 XP
• 57-67 gold

(Rare)
While escaping from a run-in with a mountain yeti, NAME stumbled into a spider web. A very, very large web. Down from overhanging branches came a swarm of bloodweb spiders looking for their next meal. They were on NAME before she/he could react.

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #6)

NAME broke free from the web and stabbed at the swarm with her/his WEAPON. As if thinking with one mind, the swarm dispersed at once and disappeared. The husk of their last meal lay on the ground below the torn web. NAME looted it and continued on her/his quest.
FAIL TEXT

#### Charisma (3)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

A wild mountain lion appeared ready to attack NAME! If he/she tried to solve this with his/her WEAPON, he/she could end up getting killed himself/herself. Instead, NAME thought he/she'd try soothing the lion instead.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 15

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #11)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #9,10,12)

NAME's uncanny ability to soothe the lion allowed her/him to escape. He/She hoped he/she would never need to do that again.
• 122 XP
The mountain lion didn't kill NAME, but it certainly tried.
• 8-16 damage
• 42 XP

In a small mountaintop village, NAME was in need of some armor repair. The armorer wanted too much -- more than NAME had. He/She decided to try haggling.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6)

"This one is on the house. You have an honest face." The armorer did such a good job, NAME's armor was better than new.
"Everyone that comes in here wants a discount. Why don't you go to the other armory on the mountain? Oh, that's right, I'm the only one!"

• 40 XP

NAME found a small village up on the top of a mountain. He/she thought it was only a legend, but it is true -- the Village of Infinite Vision! After stopping in and having a small bite to eat at the village's tavern, NAME was settling his bill. The barkeep, an attractive young dwarven woman/man, caught NAME's eye -- maybe she/he could tell NAME why the village has such a strange name.

• Charisma check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,8,11x2)

"Why is this place called the Village of Infinite Vision," the barkeep responded with a cheerful laugh. "Because you can see everything from up here." NAME laughed along with the joke. "Wait, that's it? You can see everything?" "Yes, including your inner beauty." NAME paused for a moment and considered continuing on his/her journey -- after some additional time in the tavern.
• +3 Charisma for 3 encounters
• 120 XP
"Why is this place called the Village of Infinite Vision," repeated the barkeep, letting out a heavy sigh. "I had such hope for you, too," he/she said. NAME was confused. "If you need to ask the question, you can't handle the answer," continued the barkeep and showed NAME the door.
• 40 XP

#### Constitution (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

An apothecary had once described a rare flower found only on the highest mountaintops. This flower was extremely poisonous to the touch but, when distilled, could become a powerful weapon. NAME found some and decided to go for it.

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,8x3)

NAME grabbed a handful with his/her glove and stuck it into an empty pouch. The flower's thorns scratched his/her wrist but their poison seemed to have little ill effect. NAME was able to trade them for some nice treasure. FAIL TEXT

In a mountaintop village, NAME was having a good night in a local tavern. The largest person in the town entered, and challenged anyone who dared to a drinking contest. "I can drink any one of you under the table," she bellowed, "and look good doing it!" NAME stepped up to the challenge.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #11)

It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of fortitude. Wagers were made, drinks were poured, and dreams were crushed. No one in the town could outdrink the town's champion . . . until now! NAME was victorious!

• -3 Intelligence for 4 encounters
• 90 XP
• 52 gold

It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of fortitude. Wagers were made, drinks were poured, and dreams were crushed. No one in the town could outdrink the town's champion . . . certainly not NAME! Drunk and defeated NAME quickly found himself/herself in a barroom brawl which ended with NAME being literally tossed out of the window... the second story window.

• 10 damage
• -5 Intelligence for 4 encounters
• 29 XP
• 15 gold

#### Dexterity (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME met a caravan of traders crossing the mountains. They had stopped to rest and were playing games of dexterity and skill.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #11,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7)

NAME joined in the games. He/she defeated them all handily, winning some gold and whatever else the traders had put on the table. NAME joined in the games and won a few rounds.
• 40 XP
• 27-34 gold

As NAME traveled through the mountains, he/she noticed that he/she was moving through an area that was almost unnaturally quiet. As NAME pondered what could possibly have caused all other living things to be so quiet, an earth giant attacked! Stepping from behind a hill, a massive arm swung an even more massive club at NAME! It missed, and NAME knew she/he couldn't match strength with the giant. It was time to run!

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #11,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #9,10,12)

A burst of speed carried NAME out of harm's way. Back home, no one will believe his/her story.
• 118 XP
NAME turned and ran, the giant hurled a stone roughly the size of NAME at NAME. It was a perfect -- and painful -- match.
• 11-15(max) damage
• 42 XP

Sometimes, it is great to be a hero. Other times, it is great to be a fast hero. Especially when trying to outrun a goblin horde. NAME was managing to keep a fair amount of distance between himself/herself and the horde -- until he/she found the end of the road. Turning back not being an option, it was time for NAME to jump off a cliff... hopefully into the river below.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #11,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #8)

*splash* -- NAME gracefully dove into the water below.
• 116 XP
*ker-THUNK* -- NAME reached the water, but only barely. Luckily, the rocks below the water's surface broke his/her fall (and possibly his leg).
• 10-15 damage
• 36 XP

NAME approached a rope bridge that led to the other side of a ravine. There was a much longer path, but that looked like it would take her/him hours out of the way.

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10,12)

Moving carefully, NAME navigated the bridge and continued her/his quest.
• 114 XP
Moving carefully (though not carefully enough) NAME made it halfway across the bridge before slipping and falling. He/She barely grabbed hold of the bridge with one arm! It snapped under the sudden strain and swung to the far side of the ravine slamming NAME into the wall. Despite the injury he/she managed to hold on and climb up.
• 9-12 damage
• 34 XP

Winding her/his way through a mountain pass, NAME found her/his way blocked by a giant. The good news was that the giant was sleeping . . .

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #11)

. . . and the better news was that NAME carefully and quietly avoided waking the sleeping giant. The best news was that he/she made off with some of the snoring brute's treasure too.
• 124 XP
• 64-89 gold
. . . and the bad news? Well, the only thing worse than an angry giant is an angry giant that's just been woken up. It battered NAME around for what seemed like forever, but he/she bested the groggy brute in the end.
• 10 damage
• 40 XP
• 31 gold

#### Intelligence (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

While exploring an abandoned mine, NAME couldn't seem to find anything of worth. But she/he was sure there must have been something there to find, so she/he started performing a detailed search.

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #8)

SUCCESS TEXT Patience is a virtue, but so is knowing where to look. NAME didn't find anything except the bottom of a pit trap.
• 8-12 damage
• 40 XP

As NAME was winding his/her way though the mountainside, he/she encountered a hidden building carved into the cliff face. Climbing up its many stone stairs, NAME saw that the door looked to be partially open. It couldn't be that easy, could it?

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,10)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,11)

It was, in fact, not that easy. NAME searched for and found a trap. In fact, the entire structure was one huge trap, covered with walking statue guards that would end the hopes of anyone looking for an artifact within. NAME evaded the guards and traps, and escaped the death trap treasure in hand.
• 110 XP
• 78 gold
It was, in fact, that easy -- for NAME to walk right into a trap. A walking statue guard attacked as soon as NAME put his/her hands on the treasure -- NAME is lucky to escape with his/her life . . . and a handful of valuables.
• 16 damage
• 34 XP
• 22-30 gold

#### Strength (5)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME found a large treasure chest hastily buried on the side of the mountain path. NAME had quite the load to haul back down the mountainside. If he/she wasn't in such a hurry, he/she could take all day. But, alas, several raiders wanted their goods back, and the chase was on!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,10,12)

NAME hauled his/her loot as fast as he/she could, and managed to take him/herself and his/her goods to safety.
• 120 XP
• 75-83 gold
FAIL TEXT

NAME discovered an opening [that] appeared to be thirty or forty feet above him/her. Such a climb meant that it would be unlikely that anyone would have attempted to go looking inside . . .

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #8)

NAME scaled the heights to find what appeared to be some kind of man-made perch. For what, he/she couldn't tell. But he/she could tell that there was a nifty amount of treasure to be had.
• 120 XP
• 77-99 gold
When NAME had climbed halfway up, he/she lost his/her footing. The fall gave NAME just enough time to have second thoughts.
• 9-16 damage
• 38 XP

A flash flood threatened to sweep NAME away! He/She should have avoided Rainy Mountain!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,10,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7)

With a fair amount of determination and strength, NAME managed to swim to higher ground. It took a while for him/her to dry off, though.
• 120 XP
NAME clearly needed more practice swimming -- while wearing armor and carrying a WEAPON... In a flash flood. It really wasn't the lack of swimming that did the damage so much as being swept off the side of the mountain.
• 8-13 damage
• 40 XP

NAME found himself/herself in a fierce battle! A lone strongman had attacked and disarmed NAME! Without his/her WEAPON TYPE, it was a brawl!

• Strength check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,10)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,8,11)

NAME summoned an unknown reserve of strength to defeat his/her enemy! The beating NAME received hurt. A lot. For several hours. But you should have seen the other guy.
• 9-16 damage
• 40 XP
• 28-36 gold

In a mountaintop village, NAME was having a good night in a local tavern. The strongest person in town challenged all takers to an arm-wrestling contest. "I'm the strongest person in this town," he bellowed, "and I can beat any of you in arm-wrestling!" NAME stepped up to the challenge.

• Strength check with a difficulty of 17

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,11)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,9,10,12)

It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of strength. After a few tense moments of back-and-forth action, NAME slammed his opponent's fist down to the table. Victory -- and a small amount of gold -- was his/hers!
• 130 XP
• 64-103 gold
It seemed like the entire town had gathered around the table for this epic test of strength. In the blink of an eye, NAME was defeated.
• 1 damage
• 31 XP

#### Wisdom (2)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

NAME was extremely hungry. Luckily, he/she was in a wooded part of a mountainside, providing many opportunities for a survivalist to, well, survive.

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 16

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #10,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,11)

NAME had little trouble finding safe things to eat.
• 85 XP
• 54-67 gold
NAME thought the berries on the bush were quite safe to eat. They were -- for hobgoblins. Not for anyone else.
• 10-16 damage
• -3 Constitution for 3 encounters
• 29 XP
• 16-20 gold

Exploring an abandoned mine, NAME heard footsteps coming from behind. He/She asked, "who goes?" An elvish man/woman approached. "Finally, a friendly voice," he/she replied. "I can use your help, if you are willing."

• Wisdom check with a difficulty of 17

(found in Gates of Blizzard Peak, encounter #6,11,12)

(found in Into the Ogre's Den, encounter #7,8,9,10,12)

NAME judged the elvish man/woman to be worthy of a bit of trust and offered to help. Together, the two of them explored the mine and uncovered a huge stash of treasure, probably horded by hobgoblins. They split the treasure and forged a new friendship. "I'm doing well enough alone, thank you very much!" said NAME defiantly. He/She didn't need anyone else. NAME was so busy doing well enough alone, he/she didn't notice he/she was stepping right into a pit. "Um, help?" NAME's plea was only met with laughter.
• 2-5 damage
• 42 XP

### Level 11Edit

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#### Ability (X)Edit

Encounter Text
Success Results Failure Results

WRITE TEXT HERE

(found in ADVENTURE, encounter #XX)

SUCCESS TEXT FAIL TEXT