As the PCs move through the forest, they hear heavy, exhausted breathing nearby. If they follow the sound, they find a lone survivor. Their pole-arm is cracked in two and they are heavily injured. Their name is Merro (though their nickname is Porridge, which they’ll mention later, if they live long enough) and the rest of their band has been killed by goblins. They’ve been running for six hours.

If the PCs roll 2d6 under Wisdom, they’ll hear 3d4 goblins in the distance. Anyone that speaks Goblin will hear them talking about the brutish warrior that killed their chief. It seems they’re still on Merro’s trail…


Merro (They, Them)Level 3 Fighter

AC 4 [15] (chainmail + shield), HP 3/17, Att 1 × broken polearm (1d6),THAC0 19 [0], MV 60’ (20’), SV D12 W13 P14 B15 S16, AL Neutral, STR 14 INT 10 WIS 15 DEX 11 CON 11 CHA 12