Wrath of Ashardalon: A Day in the Life of a Hero (5/18/2013)

WoA_9261We revisit Wrath of Ashardalon, Adventure 1: A Day in the life of a Hero. A solo-adventure, this time, we send Keyleth, the Elvin paladin into a troublesome quest.

While chasing monsters through the wilderness around Firestorm Peak, you fall through a hole into the caverns below.

Keyleth, Elf Paladin
Lay on Hands
1 Utility: Bravery
2 At-will: Holy Strike, Divine Challenge
1 Daily: Arcing Smite
1 treasure item: Potion of Speed

2 Healing Surge played

The Start Tile begins at the bottom of the board with passageways west, northwest, northeast, and east.

–1–
Keyleth,
Stands at the northwest edge of the Start Tile.
Explores a hallway tile leading only north.  (black)
Draws a Grell.
Encounter event: Thief in the Dark.  Keyleth loses her Potion of Speed.
Grell  moves adjacent to Keyleth, strikes her with its tentacles.   She suffers -1 hp (7 health) and is DAZED.

–2–
Keyleth,
Chooses to attack the Grell with Holy Strike and inflicts -2 hp DEFEATING the monster.  (+2 XP, 2 total)
Gains treasure item: Blessed shield earning +2 AC.
Encounter event: Spotted!  A new tile is placed northeast of the Start Tile with exits west (dead-ends because of the hallway to the northwest), north, and east.
Human Cultist is placed on the new tile.
Human Cultist moves one tile south and is to the east of Keyleth.

–3–
Keyleth,
Runs to the east, adjacent to the Human Cultist but stands on the far eastern unexplored edge.
Attacks but misses the Cultist, rolling a dreaded “1”.
Explores passageways east and south.  (black)
Draws Legion Devils!
Encounter event: Wandering Monster.  A Cave Bear appears at the northwest most tile.
Human Cultist strikes Keyleth for -1 hp (6 health) and is POISONED.
Two of three Legion Devils hit striking Keyleth for -2 hp (4 health).
The Cave Bear moves one tile south.

–4–
Keyleth,
Loses -1 hp to poison (3 health).
Attacks but misses the Cultist, rolling a “4”.
Keyleth sticks to her ground.
She overcomes her poison.
Encounter event: Lost.
Human Cultist misses.
Two of three Legion Devils hit strikign Keyleth for -2 hp (2 health).
The Cave Bear steps up, adjacent to Keyleth but misses with its claws.

–5–
Keyleth,
Uses Arcing Smite against the Cave Bear and a Legion Devil.
DEFEATS the Cave Bear, misses but DEFEATS first of three Legion Devils.  (+2 XP, 4 total)
Gains treasure item: Bracers of Defense.
Keyleth sticks to her ground.
Encounter event: Revel in Destruction.  No damaged monster benefits.
Human Cultist hits -1 hp (1 health) and Keyleth is POISONED.
A Legion Devil STRIKES DOWN Keyleth.

–6–
Keyleth,
Spends the first of two Healing Surges.  She gains +1 hp from Healing Hands and has  5 hp.
Poisoning costs her -1 hp (4 health)
DEFEATS the Human Cultist (+1 XP, 5 total)
Gains treasure item: Potion of Recovery.
Keyleth sticks to her ground.
Recovers from her poisoning.
Encounter hazard: Volcanic Vapors.
Legion Devils are one for two attacking Keyleth.  The paladin uses her bracers of defense to nullify any damage.

–7–
Keyleth,
Runs one tile east to the far unexplored edge.
With Divine Challenge, lures one Legion Devil adjacent to her.
DEFEATS the second of three Legion Devils.
Explores a hallway passage, exits east.  (white)
Draws a Gibbering Mouther.
Legion Devil misses Keyleth.
Gibbering Mouther strikes and DAZES her for -1 hp (3 health).

–8–
Keyleth,
Attacks and DEFEATS the third Legion Devil with Holy Strike.  (+3 XP, 8 total)
Gains treasure item: Scroll of Monster Control.
Dazed, she is unable to move.
Encounter trap: Rolling Boulder.  It is cancelled by spending XP (-5 XP, 3 total).
Gibbering Mouther strikes and DAZES her for -1 hp (2 health).
Keyleth spends her Potion of Recovery to cancel her condition.

–9–
Keyleth,
Steps to the unexplored edge south.
With Divine Challenge, lures Gibbering Mouther adjacent.  She strikes it for -1 hp (1 remaining).
Explores a hallway tile, passage leads south.
Draws an Orc Archer.  (A second Gibbering Mouther initially drawn fist but discarded)
Gibbering Mouther misses.
Orc Archer misses but inflicts -1 hp (1 health).

–10–
Keyleth,
Steps adjacent to the Orc Archer in trying to handcuff it from using its bow.
With Divine Challenge, lures Gibbering Mouther adjacent.  She strikes and DEFEATS it!  (+3 XP, 6 total)
Gains treasure item: Potion of Healing and takes it immediately.  +2 hp (3 health).
Encounter event-attack: Waking Dream.  Keyleth is struck -1 hp (2 health) and DAZED.
Orc Archer misses with its punch.

–11–
Keyleth,
Dazed, Keyleth cannot move.
Attacks and DEFEATS Orc Archer (+1 XP, 7 total)
Gains treasure item: Vorpal Sword.
Encounter event-attack: Fungal Bloom.  Keyleth is both POISONED and DAZED.

–12–
Keyleth,
Poison costs her -1 hp (1 health).
Dazed, she manages to make it to the far south of the hallway.
Explores a Long Hallway.  A second hallway continues southward.   (black)
Draws a Legion Devil and an Orc Smasher.
Keyleth could not overcome her poison.
Event curse: Bad Luck.
Devil Legions move in and STRIKE DOWN Keyleth.

–13–
Keyleth,
Spends the second and last Healing Surge, she has 5 hp.
Poison costs her -1 hp (4 health).
She attacks and defeats one of three Legion Devils.
Keyleth rushes north then east 1 tile.   She will not explore.
She overcomes her poison.
Encounter event-attack: Blinding Bomb.  Keyleth is unhurt.
(Curse) Encounter hazard: Cave in.  Cancelled by XP (-5 XP, 2 total)
One Legion Devil, within 1 tile attacks Keyleth and misses.
Second Legion Devil moves within 1 tile.
Orc Smasher moves one tile north.
Keyleth fails to overcome her curse, rolling a “4”.

–14–
Keyleth,
Attacks and defeats the second Legion Devil.
Moves to the east unexplored edge.
Explores a tile with passages east and south.  (black)
Draws a Human Cultist.
Encounter curse: Wrath of the Enemy.
(Curse) Encounter event: Hall of the Orcs.
Legion Devil strikes Keyleth for -1 hp (3 health)
Keyleth uses Scroll of Monster Control on the Human Cultist.   The Legion Devil is DEFEATED.  (+3 XP, 5 total)
Gains treasure item: Staff of the Elements.
Orc Smasher moves one tile north.
Keyleth shakes off her Bad Luck.

–15–
Keyleth,
Attacks and defeats the Human Cultist (+1 XP, 6 total)
Gains treasure item: Magic Sword.
Moves to the east unexplored edge.
Explores the tunnel exit and Meerak!  (black)
(Curse) Meerak moves onto Keyleth’s tile.
Keyleth shakes off the curse, Wrath of the Enemy.
Encounter attack: Pharlagar’s Lair.  It is cancelled (-5XP, 1 total)
Meerak misses Keyleth.
Orc Smasher moves one tile east.

–16–
Keyleth,
Holy Strike inflicts Meerak -2 hp (4 remaining)
Keyleth does not move.
Encounter event-attack: Steam Vent.  Keyleth suffers -1 hp (2 health)
Meerak misses Keyleth moves one tile to the other side of Keyleth and still adjacent.
Encounter attack: Pharlagar’s Lair.  It is cancelled (-5XP, 1 total)
Meerak misses Keyleth.
Orc Smasher moves one tile east adjacent to Keyleth and strikes her for -1 hp (1 health).

–17–
Keyleth,
Holy Strike inflicts Meerak -1 hp (3 remaining)
Keyleth does not move.
Encounter event: Scream of the Sentry.  A new tile is placed south of Meerak with an Orc Archer.
Meerak STRIKES DOWN Keyleth.
The hero loses.

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