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Gryphon Lessons by Thaugrim by Valkorunn Category: Mission Board
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Gryphon Lessons

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Event Type:

Combat and Free RP

Basic Theme: 

Fun atmosphere, streak of distress later


Hinterlands, begin at Aerie Peak

Minimum Player size:


DM Difficulty Level:

Medium - Hard

IC Mission Statement:

The newly recruited warriors of the Wildhammer Clan are familiar with gryphons, but have much to learn from their elders. Being able to take to the air is not enough; one must be deft upon the winds to continue the fearsome reputation of the Clan’s gryphon riders. As relations mend between the Vanguard and the Wildhammers, Baruzad troops are invited to get top of the line training along with these young recruits. Join your kin and learn how to fly a gryphon like the best!

OOC Event Map:

The pacing of this event will be tricky. You begin at the rookery and choose an Elder Wildhammer NPC to guide your group (name them). You also pick 2-3 recruit NPCs (name them too - give bonuses to characters who say they already know how to fly well). Take to the sky and do some fun skill checks ( out of /50 so the people know it’s not combat, lighthearted outcomes no matter what). Slowly cross the forest as you do this.

As you near Jintha’alor disaster will, of course, strike. One of your recruit NPCs loses control of their beast and barrels into a Horde air patrol - bat riders. Combat begins here, in the air.

As you are out of place and WILL LOSE if you stay it is imperative you use the guide NPC to get your group back to the Aerie. Do not force your players on choice; if they want to stay let them. Just have them take increased amounts of damage. Incentivize, don’t push.

Choose one person in your group (not you) to write an IC report of the incident to Thaugrim in the ic-letters-doc channel. The Elder can tell them to do this.


2.5 hour event. Hour 1 should be all free rp. At the 1 hour mark begin the combat/survival. Don’t wait too long or you won’t have time to play out an engaging story here.

You can have your character be along for the ride, but do not accidentally start bossing other Dwarves around. The Elder is your IC guide (even if your Dwarf is an experienced Wildhammer). This is important so that the players don’t think you’re making a powerplay with your specific toon.

Let your players enjoy the free rp. Encourage them to go deep with their emotes by going deep with yours - strong imagery and strong detail. Let them know OOCly that free rp means they can write without waiting on replies from you. They’re flying - let them feel the freedom.

Have fun with the combat. The Horde obviously have Forest Trolls, but maybe throw in a boss that’s an Orc. Or a Highmountain Tauren on a Sky Eagle. Whatever. Be sure the IC report you file has all of the info on what happened, this is a matter that the Thane will need to hear.

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