Session 10 of Stonehell was played on 4/15
Wilhelm, drunk Dwarf 1 (Julia)
-Hammond, war dog
Shelly, a vegetarian recovering alcoholic halfling Thief 2 (Nadia)
Narford, fighter 1 (Usually Emily, but played by me)
Stayed in town
Tink, a pretentious Elf (but I repeat myself) and former barkeep (Hanna)
Tobias, Cleric 1 of Persephone (Molly)
Taking on as many hirelings as they can find, the troop heads out, determined to explore the upper trail that leads out of the canyon, making a quick stop at the (thankfully) empty wolf den. Once they hit the upper trail, they see and are seen by a trio of ruffians, who immediately turn tail and run back the way they came.
Following the fleeing bandits, they come to a large cave mouth. At the entrance the ceiling is as tall as two men, but quickly slopes down to a height of maybe 16". Even Shelly would have to crawl to get in. Narford drops down to look, and crawling through a little he can see and hear horses and a few men. The men begin to stomp and kick at him, but Wilhelm yanks him out before he takes too many blows to the head. The men in the cave tell the party to bugger off. With something of a shrug they do...
But just a little further down the trail they find the real entrance to the caves hidden (not well) by some bushes! With abandon, they head in, warriors at the front. There is a brief, and tense standoff with the 3 bandits in the cave, which ends when more start arriving. The fighting is close and brutal, with hirelings and bandits dropping quickly. Unfortunately for the party, the bandits keep getting reinforcements!
Deciding that discretion is the better part of valor, the party runs for it, lighting the bushes on fire as they flee, hoping to forestall any pursuit.
Heading further down the path, the trail opens up into a valley. Down below they can see what looks like an abandoned tower. Feeling low on health and backup they decide to head back to town. As they get close to the caves they see the brigands tossing bodies off the cliff. When spotted they retreat back into the cave. The party gathers more brush and shoves it into the cave mouth lighting it on fire again, and run for it.
Gains: Shelly and Wilhelm level up
Kills: 7 Brigands, 1 Highwayman
Losses: Maxx, Guy, and several other hirelings