Thanks. It was a plot hook I was experimenting with. Like a tv show, I wanted to have a few episodes related to individual PCs. This one was going to be a murder mystery related to Jakk's past. The Hessian that appeared injured and being held up by his fellow officers was actually the victim of theirs.
The officers and the commander were smuggling some illegal goods and splitting up the profit. Klauss, the Hessian, was a stand up guy and left out of the deal. When the wagon overturned on the road, he saw what was going on and was killed. The Ork attack was a complete surprise and a blessing for the surviving conspirators. Klauss was listed as KIA and the issue dropped.
Years later, as Jakk returned to his hometown, a regional hero, recent landowner and wealthy, Company 12 was arranging a reunion.
It was going to be a fun little break from the dungeon crawl, but never came to be.
Klauss, the Hessian was going to rise from years of slumber in the limbo of death, and bring his murderers to justice...The dilemna for Jakk would have been...Does he destroy his former mentor to save corrupt killers? It could have went in a bunch of directions. Go to Comment
It was created by a follower of one of my players. He was the party first aid kit, while his master was the caster of clerical defensive spells. The bed came in handy, since I was a stickler for the rules concerning the recovery of hp. Go to Comment
Arkths or Ravagers: These are large landbound crablike creatures about the size of Grizzly Bears. They live partially in the astreal plane. Their food is magic. They can sense it at huge distances. Since spells and such are hard to eat (being in motion) and magical places are the equivalent of a sea of krill to them, they are looking for magic stashed in concrete places. Their primary food source is magic items, alchemical potions, and enchantments. They do a pretty good job of mangling/ eating the physical aspect of said items in the process of chowing down. These things will be the bane of dungeons everywhere, as they will slowly eat away much of the treasure (and the magical traps... so it can be advantagous to follow these things). Note: They will attack people with highly magical natures (i.e. high magic powers). They will probably kill the person in the process of sucking out the power.