Curse of Strahd Part One: The Order of Rorik
Just a brief post for the first session. We were down Lydia, but the others wanted to start. This session saw a lot of interaction in the town of Goldenleaf, some world building (extended epilogue post Tyranny of Dragons) and some good ol' fashioned random drink table fun.
DM NotesThe party begins in Goldenleaf, with Driessa recruiting Caecillius and Anghar to work with her in the Order of Rorik, a group focused on doing good and helping rebuild after the destruction of the Cult of the Dragon.
Driessa, Caecillius, and Anghar are then issued orders by the Order to investigate Lord Albrecht’s missing son at Blackmoor keep. The party travels to the keep, and begins their investigation. The keep personnel found 2 slain guards by the creek where they were protecting the boy as he played. As it is late, the group decides to hold off the bodies of some slain guards, and begins the investigation. They find Lord Albrecht to be a grotesquely obese lush, and his sister to be quite stern.
Because we decided to start at level 1, I chose to start with the module Ruins Beneath Firestone Keep, which I essentially ran straight up. It's a great starter module that I can highly recommend.