Sure, that could be the warlock in the rumor. It's just not one of those details that I think needs explained, since the purpose of it is just to provide the motivation for Spugnoir to explore the moat house. The warlock could be a false rumor, or the warlock could be Senshock, or the warlock could be some unnamed fellow who died during the siege or by some mishap... I actually like your idea of making it be Senshock, the more I think about it. I used to think of Senshock, Hedrack, Barkinar, etc. as new leadership of the Temple of Elemental Evil who weren't involved in the defeat ten years ago... but there is no reason some of them couldn't have been survivors from that time who have crept back, and want revenge for their ignoble defeat!
Post by davegibsongreyhawkdm on Jan 18, 2018 15:10:35 GMT -5
For the current campaign, I had Spugnoir quietly spending time to himself in non-descript clothing when he visited the Inn of the Welcome Wench's common room in the evening.
When he then overheard the adventuring party asking questions and seeking out party compatriots, I had him quietly approach the party in an effort to join in exploring the moat house, and share with the party the rumour about a warlock formerly housed there.
However, I might approach this differently for any future campaigns, since it states in the text, "he plans to quietly search the ruined moat house" and "if approached and offered all scrolls found, he will go with a party. Otherwise, he will attempt to shadow a party and glean what he can.
Have any of you either had Spugnoir quietly adventuring alone in the moat house in search of scrolls and there stumbling upon the party, or else shadowing a party, then casting his sleep spell on the party to loot them at an opportune moment? If so, how did this play out?