Celestial Winter – Session Eight, Mephits and Ant Haul

Edward and Bridgette ended their stay with the Giants by leaping off a 1,000 foot tall cliff. Before their fate was revealed, we converted their characters from Pathfinder First Edition to the new Pathfinder Second Edition playtest rules (update 1.2/1.3). One major impact of this change is that the falling damage they faced increased from…

Celestial Winter – Session Seven, Guests of Giants

At the end of last session, the group surprised me when most of them agreed to hop in a Giantess’ bag and get carried up the mountain. Two characters – Caldus and Kendra – refused this offer and instead started climbing up the mountain themselves. Caldus’ player missed the session so we left him at…

Celestial Winter – Session Six, Into the Tribelands

The group journeyed deeper into the western tribe lands searching for the missing Aegnus trading expedition.  Mounted on horseback/dogback or riding in the carriage, the group manages to travel about 35 miles a day through the valleys framed by steep mountains. Bridgette does a lot of hunting throughout and supplements their meager rations with plenty…

Celestial Winter – Session Five, Home Again

Finding themselves abruptly returned home, the group quickly split into Lonepine and Haven contingents. Spazzlethrop and Edward hurried back to report what had transpired to the Elders…while Bridgette, Caldus, and Kendra returned to Lonepine to check on their families. The Elders of Haven praised Edward and Spazzlethrop for successfully beseeching Ernhardur to warm the valley….

Celestial Winter – Session Four, A Tainted Land

We went “theater of the mind” for the fourth session with miniatures only bouncing around off the grid sporadically.  Leaving a half ruined hamlet behind them, the group set off for the mining town to the south in hopes of finding out more about where they were and why “Old” thought visiting here would prepare…

Celestial Winter – Session Three, “Old”

Passing through the portal the group finds themselves somewhere dark and cold. Only a few distant stars tinkle weakly overhead. A large sway of the sky is completely dark, empty of even faint celestial light. Spazzlethrop lights his lantern illuminating a rocky debris field. The air is cold and dry, there’s no sign of water,…

Celestial Winter – Session Two, Ernhardur’s Sanctum

The second sitting was a bit rough as we were down three of five players. This left Caldus, Bridgette, and Edward on autopilot. The sitting began with the citizens of Lonepine related to the party giving them items to help them on their journey – cookies of cure light wounds, magical fire arrows, potions, and so…

Celestial Winter – Session One, Journey to Lonepine

The harvest season ended only a few short weeks after it begun when a deadly shroud of pure white descended upon the rich fields of the valley. Many of the able bodied folk in the valley have struggled to salvage what can be saved of the now frozen crops and gather fuel to ward off…

Arthrand Nightblade, Elf Ranger

This is the miniature for one of the player characters in my Celestial Winter campaign. He’s a half elf slayer who lives a nomad’s life in the valley drifting from camp to camp following the game. The player requested earthy colors – so I went with a rich green and leathery brown. Not much else…

Ostarzha, Elf Cleric

This is the miniature for one of the player characters in my Celestial Winter campaign. She’s a human hunter who makes a living hunting around Springfed and helping at the family bakery in Lonepine. The player requested earthly greens as the primary color and strawberry blonde hair. Not sure that I quite delivered on the hair. I…