Malcolmsfort #12 – Don’t Touch Corpses

After a healthy rest and time of training, Novak’s friends made ready to return to the ancient monastery to kill any remaining hobgoblins. The big elf hired two swordsells to protect him and to replace the thief they’d rescued and the fighter with the broken arms, Irving. They marched half a day, stopping to talk … “Malcolmsfort #12 – Don’t Touch Corpses”

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Malcolmsfort #11 – Money, Mongrels & Matrons

Novak led the ragtag crew away from the locked cell to where the elves told him about a torture chamber. He instructed the small elf to stay with his man, Bolcox, but noticed a moment later that the elf had followed along, leaving Bolcox alone. Before he could protest, the forest elf barged through a … “Malcolmsfort #11 – Money, Mongrels & Matrons”

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Malcolmsfort #10 – Roast Bugbear

Huddling in cool, rancid crypt, they were woken by shouts approaching the cemetery. Novak dismissed the cowardly hobgoblins suddenly screwing up the courage to assault the former ghoul homes. He cracked the door and spotted three familiar forms jogging between the stones, calling “Novak! Domestaet!” It was the three companions they left as they fled … “Malcolmsfort #10 – Roast Bugbear”

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Malcolmsfort #9 – Half-killed by Hobgoblins Again

The foolish people of Malcolmsfort let go the sheep-stealing half-men. Novak shrugged at the town people’s reverence for the savages who’d come from the west to hunt domesticated animals. Anyway, he knew there were hobgoblins that needed to be exterminated. He had little time for the river community that refused to take his warning of … “Malcolmsfort #9 – Half-killed by Hobgoblins Again”

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Malcolmsfort #8 – Half-killed by Hobgoblins

They crawled through the hole in the wall to find a beautiful fountain. Its pristine condition compelled them to drink. Novak felt a surge of confidence (+1 CHA). Bolcox felt his muscles bulge (+1 STR). Hacksaw, too, gained strength. The half-elf and the cleric were struck with paralysis. The other elf felt the blessing hands … “Malcolmsfort #8 – Half-killed by Hobgoblins”

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Malcolmsfort #7 – Skewered by Skeletons

After tying up the hobgoblins, Novak led the team out to explore the grounds. They observed the pool and tested its steaming water, finding it to be uncomfortably hot. Beside the pool was a ruined bathhouse. The elf thief stumbled on giant centipedes which they destroyed with no casualties. Picking through the ruins, they found … “Malcolmsfort #7 – Skewered by Skeletons”

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Malcolmsfort #6 – Hobgoblins on Holy Ground

Well-rested, and newly trained, Novak set out on the ferry to lead his merry band of treasure-seekers back into the forest. He chose a different path this time, climbing a tall hill that offered a view of lower country beyond. From that vantage, they spotted a glade and perhaps a building of remarkable size. They … “Malcolmsfort #6 – Hobgoblins on Holy Ground”

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Malcolmsfort #5 – Ants, Ghouls and Goblins

“First watch,” announced Novak as he squatted next to the campfire. The others bedded down for the night in the meadow near the road, but before they closed their eyes, giant ants emerged from trees, attracted by the smell of honey. One ant grabbed the cleric’s backpack. Another snatched a bag from the elf. A … “Malcolmsfort #5 – Ants, Ghouls and Goblins”

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Malcolmsfort #4 – Hacked Up Hobgoblins

“Uh,” grunted Novak as he pointed at a trail leading out of the meadow. The ranger announced his acceptance of Novak as the party leader, which an outsider might have regarded as foolish, given the fighter’s profound lack of intellect. Yet, his supreme combat ability, as is often the case, made him a natural leader … “Malcolmsfort #4 – Hacked Up Hobgoblins”

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Malcolmsfort #3 – Bad Bees

Novak and his companions took the bound wildmen across the river where a crowd quickly gathered. Villagers gawked that the once-mythical men of the woods. Soon, guardsmen arrived and the wildmen were handed over. A wizard of an eastern race approached and inquired about the jeweled blowgun Novak took from the chief. He offered to … “Malcolmsfort #3 – Bad Bees”

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