Here begins Part 2 of the Halloween D&D game...
The sun is setting and six little kids and their pets find a little gulch between hills that is out of the wind.
Katie: Its ok now, Mr Fox. We will rest here and you will feel better in the morning.
Billy: (yawning) I never thought I would say it, but its way past our bedtime...
Billy: I hear ya, Mr Fox, I dont like this place either.
Max: Its summer, it should be warm. But this wind has a unnatural chill to it.
Tommy: Its just a night wind, Max. (whispering) Keep your voice down, I dont want you scaring the lil kids, they are exhausted enough as it is... But yeah, there is something strange in the wind...
Max: Whatever Sister Beatrice didnt like about these hills, it better not show up or I will bash it in the face!
Agnes is saying something about "Magic Missile in the morning" and then begins to snore.
Katie looks over and sees Mr Fox go over to snuggle with Agnes and Mr Toonces. But no, he passes them by and wanders off towards a rock formation.
She wants to call out to Mr Fox, but instead she begins to drift off into sleep. At the last moment, she remembers a poem about the hills...
Out fled Barrow-wight through the window leaping,
through the yard, over wall like a shadow sweeping,
up hill wailing went back to leaning stone-rings,
back under lonely mound, rattling his bone-rings.
These arent hills, she thinks to herself! They are barrow mounds! She has to warn everyone. But suddenly, as the moon shines out from the clouds, a strange cold wind comes over her, and in that wind is a voice, "Rest little ones, rest in a deep and dreamless slumber. Enter my home and find rest..."
The rock door slams shut behind them.
The Wraith is resting here after his ignominous defeat at Sarn Ford.
In his weakened state, he is still a fearsome opponent!
While a wraith is normally HitDice 4, Boneclaw is HD 3.
And instead of Drain Life, he has Paralysis Touch, like a ghoul.
Liam: Guys! Snap out of it! Tommy? What do we do?
Agnes: Oh no... our rest was disturbed. I dont have Magic Missile ready yet!
Katie: Wait! Its a Barrow Wight!
Boneclaw: I... am... a... Wraith...
Katie: Ok, pardon me... Mr. Wraith. (looking back at Tommy) Barrow Wight or Wraiths... You cant hurt them unless with magic weapons or spells. And Agnes doesnt have hurting spells at the moment. Even if she did, I dont think its enough to beat a Wraith. Lets try talking to it first!
Tommy: This is a bad idea, Katie!
Agnes: I knew I should have paid attention to the Patronus Charms chapter in my spell book!
Boneclaw: I... am... Boneclaw... the... Wraith...
Katie: Is there anything we can do for you so we can become friends?
Boneclaw: you... can... die....
He reaches out and taps Katie on the shoulder and she is immediately knocked out and paralyzed.
Liam: I am the shield of Sigmar! Begone foul creature!
Liam's always "on" Protection from Evil makes him a tough target for Boneclaw.
The Wraith attacks... and misses!
It misses a 2nd time...
All it takes is one hit from the Wraith to knock him out.
Boneclaw: there... is... no... escape...
Agnes slips as the Wraith closes in on them.
Tommy: OK, everyone look around the chamber quick. What do we see?
Billy: There is a small hole in this wall here.
Billy: I knew I should have brought some rope!
Tommy: I knew one of us should have rolled up a Thief character!
Agnes: If only my broom was a Quidditch broom...
Billy: Wait, I can Turn Undead, why didnt I remember earlier? Oh yeah, total fear! I am ready now though, I will use it on him when he gets closer!
Tommy: OK, Max get up here with me at the top of the stairs. And Billy you blast it with your ability whenever you are ready...
Agnes: Why dont we all go in the hole now?
Tommy: Max and I wont fit, only you little kids can.
Max: Here he comes! Im ready to rumble!
Things are getting serious for the kids.
Part 3 coming soon...