Horde of the Dragon Queen

Welcome to your campaign!
A blog for your campaign

Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips:

1. Invite your players

Invite them with either their email address or their Obsidian Portal username.

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

If you want to set a specific mood for your campaign, we have several backgrounds to choose from. Accentuate it by creating a top banner image.

4. Create some NPCs

Characters form the core of every campaign, so take a few minutes to list out the major NPCs in your campaign.

A quick tip: The “+” icon in the top right of every section is how to add a new item, whether it’s a new character or adventure log post, or anything else.

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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Into The Woods
A Goblin Runs Through It

Our heroes meet for the first time in Berdusk. Having all been roped into guarding a cart of mining supplies for the dwarf entrepreneur Gundren Rockseeker, the party leaves Berdusk with Gundren’s cart. After a rather tense series of opening salvos, the party hits the road and is soon set upon by goblins. After defeating an ambush on the trail the party follows the filthy buggers back to their cave, dispatching the initial runners and entering the cave. Yazgash is terse, Ric is mysterious, Katriel is friendly.

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Wizards of Caverly Place
The Cavengers

Our intrepid heroes entered Cragmaw Cave, home of the Cragmaw clan of goblins. After avoiding some wolves, our heroes climbed a tunnel, finding a gathering of goblins. After luring some of the goblins away to their deaths, our heroes came into conflict with Yeemik and the rest of his goblin troops. Rictar passed out from her wounds and the party forged an uneasy detente with Yeemik, thanks to some timely magic from Katriel. The party left the caves with the captured Gundren and made their way back to town. Gundren offered them a job raiding the cave for the Cragmaw clan’s ill-gotten gains.

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The Cavengers 2
Rise of Ugly Gob

Our heroes returned to Cragmaw Cave with conquest in mind! Yazgash did her best Meadowlark Lemon impression with a dead goblin’s head to distract Yeemik while Rictar crept up behind for a lethal sneak attack. They then intimidated/befriended a couple of goblins keeping watch over two flood pools and sent them on their way. Our audacious heroes gave Klarg a classic McAllister greeting as they tricked the cave’s bugbear master into chasing into a trap of ball bearings, caltrops and oil. Classic McAllister stuff! Finally, they returned to Phandelver, loaded down with the goods they’d promised to return.

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The Grass Is Always Greenest Part One
Fort Knockers

Our intrepid heroes, lured by offers of help in their individual endeavors by Gundren, set off for the Green Fields. Though each pursued their own agenda, our heroes made the journey to the town of Greenest together.

While consuming some of the town’s finest victuals and beverages at The White Swan the group started to discuss their next steps when the inn exploded in lightning. Fleeing the inn before it caught fire and collapsed, our heroes found that a blue dragon and a small army was attacking the town.

Meeting up with a (doomed) halfling warlock who was rescuing a family in the street from an attack by kobolds, the party made their way through the town to the fort, but not before Rictar punched him a good one for talking back. Also, Katriel captured a cultist! After helping to repel an attack outside the gates the party were let in and the gates were closed.

The party met Governor Nighthill and Castellan (it’s like a sergeant) Escobert who thanked them for their bravery in defending the citizenry. They were asked to interrogate their prisoner and our heroes tried their best, but to no avail. After receiving a tight lipped response from the captive, Rictar stabbed the bound man in the shoulder, causing him to pass out. Castellan (it’s like a sergeant) Escobert stabilized the dying man.

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The Grass Is Always Greenest Part Two
Life's Too Fort

Our heroes take stock of the fort’s defenses, finding them to be pretty solid, except for the sally port Katriel opened to admit her cultist and kobold friends. After violently dealing with Batriel’s (bad Katriel) betrayal, the party met the Real Katriel. Turns out Batriel, who is actually called Elodie, betrayed Katriel a few months back, running Katriel through, stealing a book precious to her and her sword. While engrossed in the story, the party was attacked by another wave of cultists, kobolds and a drake. The drake killed the poor halfling warlock, who only wanted to help the party and had nothing but good intentions and probably wasn’t worshipping some kind of dark cthonic Other being from a realm beyond goodness and light that hungered for the destruction of all living things. Probably.

The party shored up the fort’s defenses and met Real Katriel’s other best friend, a cleric (probably) who healed the party up and introduced himself thoroughly, with no pause or hesitation or place-holding.

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The Grass Is Always Greenest Part Three
Chauntea In 60 Seconds

Yazgash mounts and Rictar shows a yellow streak. After a bracing conversation with the completely teen Yazgash, Rictar agrees to help the besieged town.

Our adventurers venture outside of the fort, using an old tunnel shown them by Escobert. They captured a gullible cultist, who followed Katriel to his doom. New Katriel, it seems, knows some of the ways of the Cult of the Dragon. While Rictar took the doomed cultist back into the fort, the rest of the party stalked through the town, after a brief fight with some mercenaries and cultists.

Katriel, Ezra and Yazgash found the temple of Chauntea being assaulted. They successfully defeated the group trying to burn the back door down and approached the temple, trying to help.

Meanwhile, Rictar pumps the captured cultist bro for information. Cultist bro informs Rictar that they’re raiding the town for loot “for the horde of the Queen of Dragons, bro” and that the cult’s base of operations is AN AS YET UNDETERMINED DISTANCE to the south and west. Escobert thanks Rictar for his help and allows him back out into the night to find his friends and help them thwart the Cult of the Dragon.

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The Grass Is Always Greenest Part Four
Chauntea With The Wind

Yazgash, Ezra and Katriel dispatch some assorted cultists and kobolds besieging the town’s temple to Chauntea. The other group they send running off on a wild goose chase. After getting inside they find dozens of the villagers panicking inside. After befriending Father Falconmoon, the local cleric, the party climbs to the roof to dispatch the third group of cultists, cleverly using the slanted roof as cover.

Rictar trades recipes with the captured cultist.

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The Grass Is Always Greenest Part Five
Lightning Crashes, An Old Town Guard Dies

As Yazgash, Ezra and Katriel take villagers to safety, Rictar winds up his interrogation of the captured cultist. Arriving with the last of the villagers, coincidently at the same time Rictar finishes his talk with the cultist, the party sees that the dragon that has been circling the town is now attacking the keep. As Yazgash and Katriel cower in fear, Ric and Ezra hatch a daring plan and run for the ramparts. They jury-rig a de-commissioned ballista. Ezra smites the dragon and stands ready as bait for its terrible retribution. At the last second Ric fires the ballista, knocking the great winged beast off-course. Annoyed and fed up, the dragon soars away.

After patching themselves up and helping to defend against an attach from the gate, our intrepid heroes spot a bonfire being made near the mill. As they get to the scene they realize that the cultists are just pretending to burn the mill to set a trap. After Katriel dispatches the sham arsonist, Rictar springs the trap by peeking in the mill’s doorway. Several mercenaries and a dangerous cult leader attack. After dispatching the armed thugs, the group turns its attention to the culty cleric. The evil caster falls, but not before knocking Yazgash out. Having secured the mill with replacements from the town guard, our heroes make their way back to the keep to lick their wounds.

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The Grass Is Always Greenest Part Six
Ric and Fort-y

Our heroes return to the fort from the mill after being spelled by the town guard, who set promptly to refortifying it. Once back in safety, Katriel confronts Ric concerning his priorities. The two part ways, agreeing that neither wants to work with the other. Until…

A massive half-dragon, Langdedrosa Cyanwrath, steps forward and challenges the defenders of the fort to send out their strongest warrior for single combat. The stakes turn out to be the beloved Castellan Escobert’s family. Katriel shrugs off Ezra’s concerns, but not his helpful magic, and steps out to confront the half-dragon cult leader. Glorious battle ensues, which Katriel wins by the skin of her teeth. Bleeding and limping, she stares down the rest of the gathered forces, who make a tactical retreat, but surprisingly leave their hostages unharmed. Katriel collapses back inside the walls of the fort.

Ezra helps to search the town and begins performing last rites. Yazgash feels her connection to nature intensifying and is almost overwhelmed with the desire to go hunting. Katriel offers Yaz the fallen half-dragon’s sword. Ric expresses his admiration at Katriel’s impressive violence and the two form a strong and lasting “we’ll see” pact to work together.

The governor asks our heroes for more help, in the form of scouting out the cult’s main camp in the area and rescuing their prisoners. Our sleepy heroes take a nap after a brief bout of wolf hunting.

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