Taking a quick break from our adventures in San Jammar, to do some side-quests. We like to do our one-shots in a realm where real humans get thrust into a D&D setting just to add to some of the fun in building one-off characters. The intention is to take a real-life profession and tie it into a D&D class or subclass (e.g. A beekeeper would be a “swarmkeeper” ranger, a life coach could be a cleric etc…)
That being said, let me introduce Dean and Chuck. Dean and Chuck are Lightkeepers over at the lighthouse. They work for the city and their union break is coming up. However in order to take their break they need to make it off the lighthouse island and a storm is rolling in unusually fast. We fought for these breaks, so there is no way we are missing them. Gotta get off the island ASAP…
Dean is a metal band ace who can play any and all instruments; usually rocking the local union hangout with his bandmates. Dean is a College of Lore Bard who uses the power of rock; He can play a rocking guitar solo that can summon a swarm of bats and also fling his guitar picks with deadly accuracy.
Chuck is what you could term as the muscle. Chuck knew what his life passion was at the ripe age of 14 when he landed his first issue of black-belt magazine. Ever since then he absorbed all of the martial arts knowledge you could find by checking books out of the library and by scouring YouTube, absorbing all of the death-touch seminars you could watch. He could show you how, but it would seriously injure you if he went full-ki with it. Chuck is a Way of the Drunken Master Monk, who spends all day drinking spiked Boba tea (just like sensei) and practicing with his bo-staff. He can don a headband and sweatpants that would make you think twice about getting a roundhouse kicked in the face.
Upon gathering their things to prepare for their exit from the lighthouse Dean and Chuck hear a knock coming from the front entrance. Chuck assumes this must be Varr, the gang’s companion who also procures all of their illicit goods. He was just packing up the boat to get everyone out fast. As Chuck opens the front door there is instead a group of tall scaled bi-pedal green things with tails. Long claws, pointed teeth and equipped with Spike shields and heavy clubs, Dean quickly deduces that these must be metal-head cosplayers (he’s seen them before while on tour, they’re crazy man!) Unfortunately, these cosplayers are demanding to be let into the lighthouse; but not with Chuck standing in their way.
Combat kicks off as the union brothers must combat these Metal-head cosplayers, some weird moving rocks and eventually metal-head cosplayers wearing crowns and with exposed genitalia. Chucks puts his drunken kung-fu to use, becoming nearly untouchable as cosplayer after cosplayer swings and misses, up until enough are gathered up so that Dean can blast them with a mighty Death-Metal scream. Just as Dean and Chuck make their way to the boat the last thing in their path that just lands is a Blu-tooth Dragon (man that thing would look sweet on the side of the van).
Varr shows up with his trusty dog (named STD) and is able to supply some powdered haste for Chuck to use, just you …you know…get his head straight. He needs to focus.
A few lightning strikes, lightning breath, some fireballs, and bo-staff strikes later the dragon is felled and the union’s boys make it to the boat (not to mention a quick phone call with Don the Supervisor) who is recommending them for drug testing as soon as they get back.