The Points of Light Campaign (D&D 4e)
Adventure #2 WOTC H2 Thunderspire Labyrinth (Level 4)
Earthday, 27th of Fireseek, 2000.
The guys don’t get far, or at least not far into the Labyrinth- Winstanley leads them to a cave a little way in and then out of the shadows steps Charrak, their Kobold guide. Charrak tells his sad tale- the exact same tale he told to Winstanley earlier, it goes a little like this.
Charrak returned with the guys from Grimmerzhul to find his wife missing, his home had been ransacked- and a note had been left, he shows the guys the note; as he did to Winstanley earlier.
“Bring those you guide to Boulder Cave, or else she dies.”
Short and simple, and terrifying.
Charrak didn’t know what to do at first, it took him a while to finally convince himself he had to tell the guys- Charrak loves Mrs. Charrak, he wants her back- safe and well,
The decision is made, and in less than five seconds flat, the guys head off, at pace, to Boulder Cave- it seems they have a Kobold to rescue. It’s funny how things sometimes get turned around.
Just a note to say that several of the players were mightily relieved to be given something ‘good’ to do- when I say ‘good’, I mean the right thing- to rescue an innocent, to right a wrong- that kind of thing. The confrontation with Orontor threw them a bit- shook them up. The same ‘several of the players’ are glad to be busy- and not dwelling on their mistakes.