Roaric's Glen

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1. Invite your players

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2. Edit your home page

Make a few changes to the home page and give people an idea of what your campaign is about. That will let people know you’re serious and not just playing with the system.

3. Choose a theme

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4. Create some NPCs

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5. Write your first Adventure Log post

The adventure log is where you list the sessions and adventures your party has been on, but for now, we suggest doing a very light “story so far” post. Just give a brief overview of what the party has done up to this point. After each future session, create a new post detailing that night’s adventures.

One final tip: Don’t stress about making your Obsidian Portal campaign look perfect. Instead, just make it work for you and your group. If everyone is having fun, then you’re using Obsidian Portal exactly as it was designed, even if your adventure log isn’t always up to date or your characters don’t all have portrait pictures.

That’s it! The rest is up to your and your players.

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Clean-up duty in the Briarwood Part I
How many goblin ears does it take to buy a potion

The party stated their adventure in Borderton. After a relaxing morning and a nice lunch, they met with Ranger Lieutenant Jacobs for a briefing. Lieutenant Jacobs offered the party the opportunity to work for the Sharizarn Army hunting down straggling Goblin Army soldiers (mostly goblins, but possibly bugbears and Wolf Jaw Barbarians) before they could regroup and offer resistance to the army or raid the village during its rebuilding. He offered to pay for the ears of goblins, bugbears and the like, and to pay if they could bring back evidence of their finding and destroying Goblin Army campsites (the assumption being that the campsites would be rallying points for the straggling soldiers). Scout that had explored the northwest portion of the Briairwood reported seeing at least three camps in that area, and there was a possibility of more. Lieutenant Jacobs warned that there may also be dangerous wildlife in the Briarwood.
The group set out the following morning, leaving their mounts in a nearby copse of trees, they traveled first to the area of the Angorn Castle midden. The midden had not been tended during the war, and in addition to the usual refuse and offal on the giant dung heap, they saw the bodies of several humanoid creatures, including goblins and possibly an ogre. Seeing the that the midden was a massive pile of writhing rats, insects and carrion birds, the chose not to approach the midden.
The group then had to cross the former kill zone between the bottom of the hill supporting the castle and the edge of the forest. Like the midden, the kill zone had not been tended since before the war and was overgrown with underbrush and small trees. While crossing the kill zone, they were almost surprised by a leopard, that appeared to have set an ambush on one of the game trails the party was following. Despite striking from steal, the big cat was no match for the party, who quickly defeated the beast and left with its hide.
The party had been told that the camps were likely a half-mile into the Briarwood from the castle, so with Aidan leading the way the party worked its way into the forest. As they went, they encountered various small groups of goblins.

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Clean-up duty in the Briarwood Part I b

The group encountered several small bands of goblins. While most were common rabble, a few were led by more experienced soldiers. One group even contained a bugbear.
After dispatching the wandering soldiers, the party found its way to the general area of the forest where Lieutenant Jacobs had said they may find the goblin camps. Once there, Aiden spend time examining the ground for tracks and signs of passage and was able to point the group in the right direction. They soon found a small camp with a single tent occupied by several goblins. A battle ensued, and while the group was challenged, in the end they prevailed and were able to identify evidence of destroying the camp and their bounty. To recover from their injuries, the party camped in the forest for the night and through the following day and night before returning with their treasure to Borderton. The group has done some shopping, rested in their tents and is standing at the edge of the forest, ready to search for the remaining camps.

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