Work has been killing me, I am not sure I am enjoying this new job. My old job actually came (twice now!) and offered me my old job back. Anyway, I finally got a chance to head back our little trio near Whorle...
I was tired tonight so I took my pack of gaming essentials to bed with me, determined to play. I have been trying to put together a sort of 'everything essential I need to play' in a convenient package thing and I settled on a journal/pencil holder thing. I am not 100% happy with it, but it will work for now.
Our group slept through the night, waking in the morning rested and ready to get going. Each attempted to open the door to the next chamber but none could. This is because it is a magically sealed portal (per the notes on Barrow 52). Frustrated and defeated, the group decided an hour wasted on the door is enough and decided to head out of the barrow with their 700gp(!).
I rolled to determine if any monster was waiting for them in the room they had cleared previously. No, but was my result. I began a series of oracle questions using MUNE (see below) and a great book called "The Perilous Wilds" that has some great tables in the back to help randomly generate encounters, locations, NPCs, towns, etc.
I should note here that I deviated from using my old oracle and switched to one called "MUNE" I found online ( https://homebrewery.naturalcrit.com/share/rkmo0t9k4Q ), while it is not perfect, it is very easy and lite. I used MUNE and The Perilous Wilds book found here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/156979/The-Perilous-Wilds
You can follow my oracle questions. My typical way of handling oracles is to ask a question then interpret, ask the first thing that comes to mind. This is sort of a conversation I have with the dice, a back and forth with me asking the dice questions and then using the results as well as random tables to determine the situations. It is kind of a hard thing to grasp until you do it a few times and get comfortable with just rolling with it. In this case it went like this:
Encounter in the first room (or the barrow)? No, but
I turned to TPW books to determine random events and rolled encounter, kinda opposite from the first result but using the TPW book I determined it to be 'a beast' instead of 'a monster'. Using further tables in TPW I determined this to be a centipede.
Is this the entity? Yes
Is it friendly? Yes, and Here the 'and' got me wondering along with this being distinguished from a monster with 'entity'
Anything strange going on? Yes Hmmm, what could this be?
Is it intelligent? Yes!
Can it talk? Yes Hey, this is a mythic setting, not the real medieval world, why cant we have an intelligent and speaking giant centipede? I started wondering why it was here, but I wanted to get a clue as to its character...
Trait? Afraid Perfect! Why would a giant centipede be afraid? Is something after it?
Is it being hunted? Yes