(BEWARE: There will be spoilers)
The group consists of:
- Raven Lawhonor, Human 2nd lvl Cleric (Life) - my wife
- Wolf, Half-Drow 2nd lvl Rogue - my 10yr old daughter
- Laora, Wood Elf 2nd lvl Ranger - my 12yr old daughter
- Aragorn, Human 1st lvl Paladin - my friends 14yr old son
First encounter was pretty easy, as soon as they came upon the dead horses the Rogue slipped into the woods while the Paladin walked forward.
The Rogue was able to sneak attack 1 of the Goblins, the Paladin took out the other two.
(I had lowered the number of Goblins due to number of players and player lack of experience, I will not make that mistake again, LOL)
Seems like the main encounter people talk about online is the 2 Goblin guards outside the cave entrance. Lots of death and TPK stories in regards to this encounter.
Except for this group.
The Rogue snuck up on them, killed one, and cut off the other one's hand (called shot, nat20, total of 26; Damage of 15). The party then bandaged up the Goblin to staunch the bleeding, tied his elbows behind his back, and are making him guide them through the caves to find Gundren and Sildar.
The Ranger was able to calm the wolves (big surprise there, lol), and both the Ranger and Rogue spotted the Goblin on the bridge - who was promptly killed by the Rangers arrow as he tried to run in order to sound the alarm and start the flooding.
Had to cut it there due to time constraints, and next week, if everything goes well, they will encounter Klarg and the Goblins in the twin pool cave, as they are making the Goblin take them to the boss...