Prologue: The Lost Dragon Hide Thursday, Jan 22 2009 

It was a cold winter day along the Olde Kings Road, west of Fallcrest, when Elmara Ironhews, daughter of the famous fallcrest blacksmith Teldorthan Ironhews, was guiding her wagon eastward, back to fallcrest.  She had Just spent the night in Winterhaven to the west, after acquiring a rare piece of dragon’s hide from her Dwarven relitives, and she was bringing it back to Fallcrest for her father to fashion into fine armour.

Her wagon rounded the final bend, descending from the Hilly Gardburry Downs, and entering the grassy flat lands just north of the dangerous Cloakwood.  Just then, she heard a rustling sound in the trees to the south of the road.  Before she could get her head around to look, a sling bullet struck her in the side of the helm, knocking her out cold.  She awoke in darkness, a burlap sack pulled over her face.

She was groggy, and had a throbbing pain in the right side of her thick dwarven skull, just above her right ear.  Not only was there a bag over her head, but when she tried to move, she found her hands and feet were bound, and she could feel a stone slab beneath her back, as well as the iron bars of a cage against her side.  She calmed herself for a moment, and forced herself to listen carefully to the sounds around her, trying to pick up any clues to her surroundings, and how she might escape.

She could here high pitched raspy voices whispering and chattering around her.  She began to make out bits and pieces of there language, intermixed with comon, and after a while, recognition set in.  Kobolds!  Those scaley little bastards!  And they were talking about sacrificing her to Tiamat!  “I must find a way to escape!” she thought to herself.

Meanwhile, back in Fallcrest, Telorthan Ironhews, Elmara’s father, anxiously awaited her return.  When she did not arive at the appointed time, he imediatly suspected foul play, and the kobalds of Kobald Hall where the prime suspects on his list.  These Kobolds had been growing increasingly bold in there atacks as of late,  to the point that the town council had been concidering comisioning an adventuring party to adress the situation.  They had put together a list of canidates from around town to form this party.  It was from this list that Teldorthan drew names to send his letters to.   As a small test of compitance, Teldorthan decided not to sign the letters, and instead make the adventurers figure out it’s source.

The first person to recieve the letter was the mad wizard, an exentric spellcaster of nobal birth.  Letters where also dispatched to his enterage, wich includes the lady Zarek Kyrian D’Valarius, a dragonborn warlord, and a Half-Elf palidine by the name of Oakenheart.  Letters where also dispatched to an Elf ranger from Harkenwold named D’orthonian, and a Tiefling fighter named Morthius.

All of the adventures met at the Nentir Inn, on the west bank of the Nentir River at sunrise on the appointed date.  At first, everyone had assumed that the Mad Wizard had sent the unsigned letters, because that seemed like his usual exentric behavour, but affter it became evident that this wasn’t the case, the party discussed how to track down the source of these letters.  It ended up being a simple matter of finding the town crier who had delivered them, and asking him of the source.  This chain of events led them to Teldorthans doorstep.

Teldorthan told the the adventures the story of the lost dragon hide, and how he suspect the Kobalds of Kobald Hall, an abandon manor west of town now overrun with the greedy little lizards.  He oferd up a reward of 200 gold falcons to the party if the recover the hide, but for some unkonwn reason, he never mentioned his daughter.  Perhaps he was to stricken with grief to face the fact the she may have parished.  So the party, after some discusion, the rag-tag band of sell-swords and spell slingers accepted the task, and set off towards Kobald Hall.


Game Night Moved to Thursday Saturday, Jan 3 2009 

Here Ye loyal and brave Knights of Fallcrest!

By official decree, as issued by the Fallcrest town council, our game night is hereby moved to Thursdays.  The games will still commence weekly, at nineteen hundred hours, in the kingdome of olde Columbia Pennsylvania.

I look forward to resuming our adventures this week!

Happy Holidays! Sunday, Dec 28 2008 

I hope everybody had a merry Christmas, and I hope you all have a happy New Year as well.  We will not be meeting again until after the new year.  In the mean time, everybody should be working on there character and story ideas.

To get you started, here is a little primer of how I want things to go.  One of you has decided to start an adventuring party, for reasons known only to yourself at this time.  You send out letters to a select group of talented, but inexperienced individuals you have selected from among your friends and acquaintances.  This letter instructs them to meet you at the Nentir Inn, a new inn on the west side of Fallcrest.  The letter contains few detials.

This is were you will all be starting the game unless anyone has any better ideas they would like to propose between now and then.  I am also going to ask for a volenteer to help devise a  calender system for our game world.  This will serve both a practical and dramatic function.  It will help us keep track of the passage of time in game, as well as helping the game world to come to life.  I will be accepting proposals from any member of the Knights of Fallcrest.  I would like to see a callander that brings a unique bit of flavor to the world without being to dificult to learn and use.  I would suggest using either the Gregorian callender or the Jullian calander as a starting point.

Campaign Files Added Monday, Dec 22 2008 

I just added a new page to this site.  This page is called “Campaign Files”, and it contains links to files that I have uploaded that you may want to refer to.  Thus far, I have included 2 maps, and a barbarian class pdf.

As you all know, we will not be meeting this coming Wednesday, because many of you will be out of town for the holidays.  When we do meet again the following Wednesday, will will begin our campaign by developing an origin story for our group, and exploring the town of Fallcrest.  If you are reading this before we meet, you might want to take some time between now and then to think about your character’s back story, and where you fit into the group, as well as how your group is formed and why you are adventuring together.

I would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Mike, our newest player.  He will be playing an elven ranger, adding a bit of striking power to our group.  I look forward to getting our campaign underway!

Knights of Fallcrest Site Up and Runnig Thursday, Dec 18 2008 

I am pleased to announce the official launch of the Knights of Fallcrest website.  We will be doing alot of work over the coming weeks to add more functionality and content to this site, and make it a valuable resource for all the members of our D&D group.  I, Devin J. Garman, the Dungeon Master of our group will be the administrator of this site, and all the other members of our D&D Group will have editor access.

Thus far, I have added Rachel Neff, my fiancée, and fellow group member, as an editor.  anyone else who wants to contribute to this site will need to sign up for a wordpress account so I can add you as editors.  I highly encourage everyone to get signed up soon, because it is my goal for everyone in our group to contribute to this project.

There are two things you will be able to do on this site as of now.  Editors will be able to make blog posts, which will appear here on the front page, and editors will be able to create and edit pages, which will appear as links on the navigation bar on the left-hand side of this page.  I have added a link to our groups Amazon D&D Store on the bottom of that navigation bar.  All commissions from this store will be used to fund purchases for the entire as voted on by all of us.

A Few Ideas For Future Site Content

These are a few things that I might think we could consider including on this site.  If you are trying to think of ways you can contribute, feel free to use this list as a guide, or propose any ideas of your own.

Character Profiles
Player Profiles
Setting Info
NPC Info
Game events retold in dramatic form
Game fiction depicting events outside the scope of our game sessions

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