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Lost Mines of Phandelver - Cragmaw Castle

So after we finished our chat with the friendly druid and stopped off to loot some of the buildings and have a fairly nerve racking conversation with a Green Dragon we made our way out into the wilderness in search of Cragmaw Castle.

On the way to the Castle we made a brief stop off to have words with a Troll and a goblin who the Troll was intending on eating. Then made all haste to the castle with only one small diversion that came in the shape of a large Owlbear.

Once again our DM has excelled himself in the set piece work he built for the castle, so posted below are some pictures.


Cragmaw Castle.
This was made by our DM, Phil, who constructed the castle and base from polystyrene. He then overlaid the top with paper so when we entered new rooms he could simply tear off the paper and reveal what the new area/room looked like.

If you zoom into the top of the picture you can just see the party "stealthily" approaching the castle.

Part of the paper "roof" has been removed to show the door, from this picture you can see the party.
Roll call is as follows.
Blonde haired rogue on the left is Randall
Red robed chap on the right is Gilson Heath the mage.
Blonde haired female dwarf in the blue dress carrying the axe is Amber.
Just in front of Gilson on the right is the Green Dragonborn Cleric called Jade Dragon.
At the front of the party in the white/red tabard and fancy head dress is the human warrior Haskell
And just out of sight hiding behind a gold and blue shield is Argentum the White Dragonborn Paladin.

From this picture you can made out the first area into Cragmaw and some rooms leading out, the detail of the model was excellent. 

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