A Fantasy Core and D&D 5th Edition Southland Adventure
© Jerry Harris 2015
(This link will take you to the Fantasy Core Playtest Rules.)
The Market Alley
In Stone Grave’s mining days, this area was next to the main gate and the stalls here sold goods from the mine to outsiders and goods were brought in to sell to the miners. Iron gates at either end of the alley locked up the area at night. The main gate was buried in during the war and this area was used for storage of various survival goods. The Humanoid raiders made a mess of this place searching valuables. Any food items have long since rotted, but likely any reasonable common item might be found with enough searching and might be intact.
Loitering around the alley and making noise will certainly draw attention from the Wandering Encounters described earlier. The iron gates are currently open, but could be closed and wedged or fused shut to temporarily delay someone from entering or to trap someone inside from leaving. (These tactics could be used by either the Players or the creatures.)
The Lost Squad
4) This is a group of Humanoids that survived the battle going on when the Characters entered the level and made it inside. While Hobgoblins are normally disciplined warriors, this squad has been ambushed in the tunnel, stripped of their leadership, and are lost. This group is holed up in an empty room trying to figure out what to do next. In contrast to their normal behavior, they will hysterically attack anyone they come into contact with and run off in a rout if they are being defeated.
They’re not going to be able to get past the Gargoyle sentries at either exit, so there’s a possibility a diminished group could be encountered more than once as they stumble around the level.
Hobgoblin Soldier (FC) (x 10)
HD 1+2, Hp 6, AC 15 (Rough Hide, Light Wooden Shield)
Fort +4, Ref +1, Will –1
Melee: Longsword +2 to hit 1d8+1
Ranged: Short Bow +2 to hit 1d6, M
Hobgoblin (5e) (x 7)
HD 2d8 + 2, Hp 11, AC 18 (Chain Mail, Shield)
Str +1, Dex +1, Con +1, Int +0, Wis +0, Cha −1
Passive Perception 10
Martial Advantage: Once per turn, the hobgoblin can deal an extra 7 (2d6) damage to a creature it hits with a weapon attack if that creature is within 5 feet of an ally of the hobgoblin that isn’t incapacitated.
Melee: Longsword +3 to hit 5 (1d8 + 1) slashingRanged: Longbow +3 to hit, range 150/600 ft., 5 (1d8 + 1) piercing