“Flintheart’s Heroes” is a 4e Dungeons & Dragons campaign.

The adventure began when a shadar-kai woman approached best pals Flint and Driscoll with a job and a stack of dossiers. The two formed a team to fight the forces of evil threatening the town of Winterhaven. The situation turned from bad to worse and the heroes were stranded in the city of Gloomwrought.

Tragedy struck the party shortly after their arrival in the Shadowfell. Driscoll perished and Flint left the group. Nightfox disappeared when the party was infiltrated by doppelgangers. Kalarel captured several characters on the party’s home turf and forced the others to recover a tome of eldritch lore.

However in so doing, Kalarel exposed himself to the machinations of a chess master within the party’s ranks. Inside a few short weeks, the party struck back decisively to not only undermine Kalarel’s power base, but to ally with key figures in the city’s power structure and capture the throne of Gloomwrought itself.

Player Characters

Arly Stark, female elf ranger; played by Leigh-Ann.
Chet, male human assassin; played by Conrad.
Drowski, male drow warlock; played by Nick.
Harbrek, male dwarf runepriest; played by Garrett.
The Kurgan, male dragonborn paladin; played by Ian.
Quinn, male human wizard; played by James.
Sean Randy, male human fighter; played by Henry.

Non-Player Characters

Bob, male goliath; prison guard at Coldstone Gaol.
Douven Staul, male dwarf; contact in Winterhaven.
– The Jay family; Jacob, Jasmine, Jeremiah, and Jillian; orphaned by kobolds.
Keegan; male human ghost; former lord of the Keep.
Sister Lenora, female human; priestess of The Raven Queen (Winterhaven).
Lord Padraig, male human; community leader of Winterhaven.
Salvana Wrafton, female human; owner and operator of Wrafton’s Inn.
Lady Tabitha, female human; priestess of The Raven Queen (Greenwich?).
Valthrun, male human; seduced and robbed by Jayne & Co.
– Unnamed farmer’s daughter; seduced by Chet as “Jayne.”

Former Player Characters

Ana (retired), female human artificer.
Driscoll (deceased), male satyr warlock.
Flintheart Glomgold (retired), male dwarf cleric.
Graves (retired), warforged swordmage.
Helja (retired), female dwarf sorcerer.
Nightfox (missing), male human thief.
Tiig (deceased), male human fighter.
Utua (retired), shardmind shaman/warlord.

Campaign History

The campaign ran from November 2013 to March 2014.
Entries are in reverse chronological order.


Mar. 25
Episode 16: Showdown At Shadowgate
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Cliff, Conrad, Ian, James, Leigh-Ann, Nick, and Zach played.
Jared was the DM.

Session 16 Summary
– Utua joined the party
– Kalarel defeated in combat
– Keep on the Shadowfell completed
– Party stranded in the Shadowfell


Mar. 18
Episode 15:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Cliff, Conrad, Ian, James, Leigh-Ann, and Nick played.
Jared was the DM.

Session 15 Summary
– “Graves” joined the party
– Guardian Statues Trap defeated
– Ghouls/Clay Scout encounter cleared


Mar. 11
Episode 14:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Cliff, Conrad, Garrett, Ian, James, Leigh-Ann, and Nick played.
Jared was the DM.

Session 14 Summary
Tiig perished
– Multiple Gelatinous Cubes defeated


Feb. 25
Episode 13:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).

Session 13 Summary
– Hobgoblin commander captured


Feb. 18
Episode 12:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).

Session 12 Summary
– TBA


Feb. 11
Episode 11:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).

Session 11 Summary
– TBA


Jan. 28
Episode 10:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).

Session 10 Summary
– TBA


Jan. 21
Episode 9: Catch and Release
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).

Session 9 Summary
– Turned Nila over to Lord Padraig.
– Arranged for release of Ninaran.
– Secretly freed Ninaran and Nila.
– Cleared out undead portion of Keep.
– Parleyed with the undead Keegan.


Jan. 14
Episode 8: No Good Deed
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).

Session 8 Summary
– Returned to Winterhaven.
– Defeated and captured Nila.


Jan. 7
Episode 7: The Bear Necessities
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Cliff, Conrad, Ian, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, Nick, and Rebecca played.
Jared was the DM.
James was absent.

Session 7 Summary
– Cleared out torture chamber.
– Captured and tamed “Brunhilde.”


Dec. 30
Episode 6:
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 9:30ish PM (MST).
DS, Ian, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, Nick, and Rebecca played.
Jared was the DM.
Cliff, Conrad, and James were absent.

Session 6 Summary
– Cleared out goblin portion of Keep.


Dec. 17
Episode 5: Storming the Keep
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Conrad, Garrett, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, Nick, and Rebecca played.
Jared was the DM.
Cliff, Ian, and James were absent.

Session 5 Summary
– Stormed entrance of the Keep.
– “Assassinated” goblin leader.


Dec. 10
Episode 4: Finding Douven Staul
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Conrad, Ian, James, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, Nick, and Rebecca played.
Jared was the DM.
Cliff was absent.

Session 4 Summary
– Returned to Lord Padraig for reward.
– Spoke with Valthrun about the Keep.
– Completed “Dig Site” encounter.
– Rescued Douven Staul from baddies.


Dec. 3
Episode 3: Behind the Waterfall
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Cliff, Conrad, Ian, James, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, and Nick played.
Jared was the DM.
Rebecca was absent.

Session 3 Summary
– Completed the kobold lair quest.


Nov. 26
Episode 2: The Scorched Earth
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 10 PM (MST).
Conrad, Ian, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, Nick, and Rebecca played.
Jared was the DM.
Cliff and James were absent.

Session 2 Summary
Nightfox joined


Nov. 18
Episode 1: Assemble Your Team
Ran from about 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (MST).
Cliff, Conrad, James, Leigh-Ann, Lisa, Nick, and Rebecca played.
Jared was the DM.
Ian was absent.

Session 1 Summary
Flintheard Glomgold joined
Driscoll joined
Quinn joined
Ana joined
Helja joined
Tiig joined
Chet joined