Curse of the Crimson Throne

DM Comments 23: It's the Final Countdown

Chapter Five: Skeletons of Scarwall

Here I sit in my living room, reflecting on Curse of the Crimson Throne. All the adventurers. All the players. All the highlights. All the fantastic roleplaying. The great victories. And the possible victory or defeat in the end session. I think upon all these things and more.

And I am sad.

I am sad because the chapters seemed to fly by. I am sad that we may never hear the battle cry of Panian, the mountain hammer of Rudolph, the hit, hit, hit, hit, hit of Jansaadi, or the FIREBALL! of Duvafoodle.

I am sad because the plague doctors are gone. Sad that Arkona, whom I had not planned on being anything and ended up being the most notable NPC, will have his voice silenced. I am sad that we may never know about why Nadine betrayed Rudolph so many years ago, or why Jansaadi's father is adventuring elsewhere in the world. I am sad that I can't go back in time and relive every session again as each seemed to be better than the last.

Most of all, I am simply sad to see the end of MoK.

It is now the countdown to, what will likely be the last session of Curse of the Crimson Throne. Chapter 6, the Crown of Fangs, Session 24: ??? The title will be determined by the players. It's amazing to think that we missed so very few sessions throughout the campaign. With a near constant once every two weeks, that meant that the story stayed in our minds longer.

To get to the end of a campaign is something to be proud of, both as DM's and players. The latter, means that you have made the right decisions to get that far. The former, means that all the work you put into preparation and planned, has paid off. Thinking back, regardless of what side I was on, I've probably experienced more TPK’s or simple campaign abandons than actual completions. Thus I am very satisfied with reaching the point we are all at.

So now, even though there remains one session left, CotCT is in the past. That is not to say however that I believe it will be a dull session. Quite the opposite in fact. I am looking forward to the final encounters coming up as they risk being truly colossal fights. Victory is by far not a guarantee, considering the last challenge rating, but if it happens, then an important part of the story can come to pass.

And by that, I mean an Epilogue for all the MoK members.



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