PREVIOUSLY, ON D&D…
TOBLIN: Excellent work in freeing our town from the Redbrand. Allow me to introduce my friend Krag. Krag is a builder.
KRAG: Krag can fix your bar, but Krag need gold in hand.
ELF (to Zex): I stole a dragon’s eggs.
BANG BANG BANG
Turin is climbing out the window to join Rat and Ro-Kan on the ledge
TURIN: It’s a dragon.
RAT: We noticed!
RO-KAN: BE GONE FROM THIS PLACE, DRAGON, OR YOU WILL BE DESTROYED!
DRAGON: I AM VENOMFANG, AND I WILL RETURN IN TWO HOURS TO COLLECT MY EGGS. IF YOU DO NOT DO THIS, YOU WILL ALL BE KILLED AND I WILL RAZE THIS TOWN TO DUST.
RO-KAN: Krag, can you build a catapult?
TURIN: Check. Check. This is what it sounds like when I talk to you through your brain.
Montage of fighting the Orcs
Soro kicks an Orc corpse off his sword, as Venomfang lands in the center of town
VENOMFANG: IF YOU SURRENDER NOW, I WILL PERMIT YOU TO BE MY SLAVES.
RAT: I’m not gonna surrender to you! Why don’t you just EAT ME?!
Venomfang snaps her jaws at Rat
A fire arrow streaks into the side of the pile of gold, which shimmers briefly, before the illusion falls away, revealing oil barrels.
Ro-Kan sits in the catapult basket, drinks a potion and disappears. Krag launches the catapult
Ro-Kan blinks back into sight, astride Venomfang’s neck, his Maul smashing into the back of the Dragon’s skull.
Venomfang takes off, flying high into the night sky.
Ro-Kan: Dragon, I made you a promise. I told you to leave this place or be destroyed. I keep my promises.
Ro-Kan puts his hand over the Dragon’s left ear, and a massive THUNDERWAVE bursts directly into Venomfang’s brain. The Dragon goes limp. They fall.
The Dragon hits the ground. Windows shatter. Ro-Kan’s body smashes into the cobblestones a short distance away.
A moment passes. Neither Venomfang nor Ro-Kan move. Then…
Ro-Kan: (rising) GLORY!
FACE TO BLACK
TITLE CARD: THE BRAZEN FOX PRESENTS: DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
(Theme music plays)
Ro-Kan is hard at work butchering the dragon’s corpse. He bursts a poison sac, but manages to remove the second safely.
Ten arranges for a salthouse to be built as an addition to the Frays & Balks, and hires experienced butchers to take over for Ro-Kan.
Turin and Garcon find a mysterious map written in a strange language in the unmarked crate and decide to counterfeit it. Ten and Rat work together to reconstruct the map, hoping to lead anyone who might find it in the wrong direction. They then split the map apart and give each piece to different people around the city.
Ro-Kan approaches Krag about working security at the Frays & Balks / salthouse while the party is out of town investigating the mysterious map. Krag agrees, but reluctantly, because they didn’t ask him to translate the Orcish language on the map.
They get him to translate.
Duracella, Brown, and Goldenrod arrive in Phandalin. Some party members purchase masterwork armor.
They receive invitations to meet Duracella. They are shown into her tent.
“Make yourselves at home. Eat, drink.”
Ro-Kan approaches the rear of the tent.
“GET OUT OF THIS PLACE! You have approached too closely to the forbidden tent flaps!”
The party is quickly ushered out of the tent. Thinking quickly, Roselyn Charms Duracella’s servant, who promises to stick up for the party to Duracella, even though they allowed a member of their group to walk towards the rear of the tent, even after being told to make themselves at home.
Several days later, they are issued another invitation.
“What can I do for you?” Duracella asks.
Ten opens the negotiation. “We have, as you no doubt know, slain a dragon. We have dragon meat, scales, bones, teeth, claws—”
“Pass,” says Duracella. “I have no interest in purchasing dragon bits from you. I do, however, have access to magic items. Wands, scrolls… The sorts of things dragonslayers like yourselves might need.”
Ro-Kan offers to give Duracella access to the Spellforge, once the party recovers it in exchange for—
“What about potions? Do you have any potions?” asked Roselyn.
“Yes, I do have potions.”
“Well, how much would it be for—”
Ro-Kan started again. “Excuse me. About the Spellforge? How about you supply us with a few magical items, and we—”
“Healing potions are good, right? How much for those?” asked Roselyn.
When Zex lets slip that he is related to Gundren Rockseeker, Duracella warms to the party instantly. She gifts everyone a masterwork weapon of their choice as a thanks for seeking his safe return.