Random Encounters: Norhall Academy for Adventurers and Heroes - Episode 17

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Norhall Academy for Adventurers and Heroes: Episode 17

When a hulking monstrosity wants to test his mettle against our brave adventurers you grin and accept a brand new test. For, any excuse to test our heroes is a good excuse indeed. Listen as they use all they strength to fight against Valoshey the Master at arms of Norhall in his zany room of madness and terror.

Cast and Player Characters

Non-Player Characters



The Daring Dragoons are awoken to the sound of a knock on the door. It's Norn Goodshield, and Amber Reeve, the Warforged. Together, they announce that the Dragoons are to compete in the fourth trial, to achieve Rank 4. This trial is going to be a brawl between them and the Master at Arms, at it is his birthday, and this is what he wants. Weird. Amber gives them all bracelets that track their "vitality", in order to ensure that they won't die, and with that, they head down, deep into the mountain. The tiled hallways give way to rough hewn steps, and soon, the halls open up to a large clearing with a sunken middle. And in the center of this room is Valoshay, the Master of Arms at Norhall. He dons a set of black, plate-mail armor, and is huge. Scary stuff. An audience gathers to watch, and the fight begins.

Bek is the first to strike, shooting at him with an arrow. During the fight, Valoshay pulls on a chain hanging from the ceiling, which causes the room to begin to fill with water. Isaac heals Val's wounds, and soon, another chain is pulled. This time, the lights go out. But that doesn't stop the party from eventually wearing him down. The battle ends with Smash, well, smashing, and the man is defeated. Norn congratulates them, and hands them all little stones in the shape of gauntlets to mark their victory!


  • Smash makes a ton of survival checks, because of the secret thing from last episode
  • There's some discussion about who is sleeping in what rooms. The only thing I wrote down from Episode 3 is that Val got her own room, the largest one. But now things have changed:
    • Isaac and Smash share a room
    • Val and Bek share a room
    • Xin has his own room. He was probably staying with Prime, until... Well, you know...
  • The party leveled up! they are now level 4
  • Valoshay is the Black Knight from Monty Python
    • He can't be critted against

Quest Log Updates


  • Recap
    • No rolls, Matt does it