Sunday, September 11, 2011

[September of Short Adventures] Day 10: A Not-So-Wild Goose Chase

A Not-So-Wild Goose Chase

Synopsis: The party comes upon a father and daughter and their pet bird. However, the bird is no ordinary canary. It is a large ostrich that the young daughter rides as if it was a pony. The family is very cordial as the father leads the ostrich around with his little girl on the bird's back. In the midst of the conversation a small animal darts by and spooks the bird. It charges off with the little girl still on top of it. The father gives chase and begs the party to help him. Unfortunately, the bird is very swift and the father injures himself in the chase. He asks the party to follow the animal and to bring his daughter back safely, preferably with the bird alive.

Should the party choose to follow the bird, they will find themselves traversing treacherous terrain. The bird is capable of leaping over most obstacles (creeks with sharp rocks, brambles of thorns, tree roots that can trip a person). Eventually, the party will catch up with the bird and the girl, only to find them surrounded by a small group of hungry gnolls. The party must save the girl and the bird and get them back to safety.

Gnolls (4); AC: 5; HD: 2 (10 hp each); Dmg: 1d6+1 (spear); Save: F2; Morale: 8; Alignment: C(E); Exp: 20; Treasure: 15 cp each

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