Actual Play – Dungeons & Dragons 3.5: Night Below (War Story)
The Hallowed Hunters: Chapter Two
**Dungeons & Dragons 3.5: Night Below** is a classic adventure module set in the world of Greyhawk. In this war story, we follow the journey of **The Hallowed Hunters** as they navigate the treacherous dungeons and caverns of the Underdark. Chapter Two of their adventure brings new challenges and unexpected twists.
The Party Gathers
As the party gathers at the inn in the bustling city of Arden, they each carry with them their own reasons for joining the quest. **Darius**, the stoic paladin, seeks to purify the darkness that plagues the land. **Elara**, the enigmatic sorceress, is on a personal quest for knowledge and power. **Thorn**, the grizzled ranger, seeks vengeance for the destruction of his village. Together, they form a diverse group with a shared goal: to bring light to the dark depths of the Underdark.
The Journey Begins
**The Hallowed Hunters** set out from Arden, their footsteps echoing in the cobblestone streets as they make their way towards the entrance to the Underdark. The air grows colder and the sky darkens as they descend into the depths, the feeling of unease growing with each step. They know that the true test of their mettle lies ahead.
Exploring the Underdark
As the party delves deeper into the Underdark, they encounter a myriad of challenges and obstacles. From cunning drow assassins to hulking ogres, every step forward brings them closer to danger. The labyrinthine tunnels twist and turn, leading them into the unknown. It is a test of courage and wits as they navigate the treacherous terrain.
- Combat encounters with drow raiding parties
- Navigating through treacherous caverns and chasms
- Rescuing captured villagers from the clutches of evil creatures
- Uncovering ancient relics and artifacts that hold great power
- Negotiating with cunning underdark denizens for information and safe passage
**As the party delves deeper into the Underdark, they encounter a powerful sorcerer who offers to aid them in their quest. However, as they reach the heart of the darkness, the sorcerer reveals his true intentions: to harness the power of the Underdark for his own dark purposes. Betrayed and outnumbered, the party must fight for their lives and their mission.**
The Face of Evil
**In the depths of the Underdark, the party comes face to face with the true source of the darkness: a powerful demon lord who seeks to spread chaos and destruction across the land. It is a battle that will test their faith, their strength, and their determination. They must dig deep and find the courage to stand against this overwhelming evil.**
The Light at the End of the Tunnel
**After a grueling battle, the demon lord is vanquished, and the darkness begins to recede. The party emerges from the depths of the Underdark, battered but victorious. The land is bathed in light once more, and the people rejoice at their deliverance. The Hallowed Hunters have fulfilled their quest, bringing hope and peace to the land.**
**The Hallowed Hunters: Chapter Two** is a tale of bravery, sacrifice, and triumph. It is a testament to the enduring spirit of adventure and the power of fellowship. With their bond forged in the crucible of the Underdark, **The Hallowed Hunters** emerge as heroes, their names etched in the annals of history. As they look to the horizon, they know that new adventures await, their hearts filled with the light of hope and the promise of glory.