A Creation of Characters
An evening of trying to figure out what to be and how to go about being it.
The end result:
The Gratch – Half-Orc Barbarian
Swifti Windu – Wood Elf Monk
Erwetz “Squirrel” Bergel – Gnome Warlock
Mara Seaborn – Human Cleric (Pirate)
Vladamir “Sorrow” Putin – Tiefling Paladin
Flint Firestone – Dwarven Wizard
Good use was made of the backgrounds and personalities. Everyone except for Squirrel took an additional background element that tied in somehow to the campaign.
It took about 2 hours to create characters. Three people came with characters already created, one more was complete in concept but not details, and the other two were created on the spot. No one took advantage of the pre-gens that I laid out from the Beginner Box Set.
Welcome to Greenest
With approximately an hour and a half left in the evening, the PCs made their way slowly to Greenest. It was early evening. The caravan they were guarding/traveling with slowly crested a small rise and the PCs got their first glimpse of the city. A brief glimpse of the fire and carnage was literally overshadowed by the flyover of a large blue dragon. The dragon dove at the Keep in the center of the city, attacking it with lightning before flying out of sight in the darkness.
Heroically (hooray for heroes), the PCs rushed into town to save the residents from the kobolds and other attackers that were burning buildings, looting, and attacking the townsfolk. Initially they were mistaken for more looters by kobolds, but soon set the record straight by saving a small family. Unfortunately, during their flight to the Keep, they have started to attract attention with the use of some noisy spells.