Session 1: A Great Upheaval Part 1

Storm King's Thunder 
**Spoiler Warning for the Storm King's Thunder hardcover adventure** (you have been warned or some such)




Recap for Session 1: A Great Upheaval
Long-Term Goal: Figure out what the Giants are up to and stop them.


Short-Term Goal: Find and free the townsfolk of Nightstone.


High Points: The members of Force Grey made it to Nightstone and quickly found it not filled with townsfolk but instead filled with Goblins and Worgs. The Goblins were vanquished (or captured, poor Gum-Gum) but a party of Zhentarim showed up wanting to claim the town and make it a Zhent Outpost. After a deal was reached a small horde of Orcs tore into town from the Ardeep Forest. A battle ensued and the Orcs and Zhents were either killed or driven off. The night passed uneventfully and Force Grey awoke to sunny Tarsakh morning.


Complications/Unresolved Questions: Cloud giants attacked the town and took the Nightstone, what for? What will you find when you look for the villagers? Who will look after Nightstone now that Lady Nandar is dead? Where did Kella Darkhope go?

Level Update: Force Grey gained 2nd and 3rd level during this session. Feel free to update your characters and assume a restful evening. You are able to find enough food and drink to feed yourself for the evening, so don’t worry about marking off any rations yet.


SKT So Far: The first chapter of Storm King's Thunder is interesting. It gets the party into a fort and investigating some shenanigans. My only beef was that the story can progress really quickly. As you can see from above the party received not only 2nd level but also 3rd level during that session. Each class is a little different but we did spend some game time leveling characters (I don't personally mind this every so often but it can get old).

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