You are a sturdy dwarf, leader of dwarves and in search for a suitable place to lay the groundwork for a brand new mountainhome. Your name is Hekron, you are an experienced Engineer and Leader. Your company of dwarves includes 5 trained axe-dwarves as well as an experience mason (Morice), an experienced carpenter (Leon) and three experienced farmers (Lia, Ben and Groog). Being versatile, all non-specialists (experienced level) know each other's craft or profession at the trained level.
The land that lays before you is mostly inhabited by human and goblinoids. You have located a number of tall and soft chalk cliffs overlooking the stormy sea. The climate is temperate, the season is early spring. The coastline is speckled with tiny hamlets of fishermen, either humans and goblins, living in apathic ignorance of each other.
The cliffs nearby are likely to contain caves of various sizes. Your men are turning to you for guidance: they are weary of travelling and dry rations are running low.
Hmm. First off, I send three of our axedwarves out to get the lay of the land try and find a cave that we can use as shelter, temporary or otherwise. They succeed at this task, and find a shallow cave about 9m deep and 4m/5m wide to the west of our position.
- There are cliffs that you mentioned may contain caves
- Dwarves live underground, and as such have a better understanding of rock and where caves may be located.
- These Dwarves are tired of travelling, and are fairly desperate to find shelter or a place to settle.
Target: 12. Roll: 10. Success.
The dwarves have found a suitable cave about 10m deep by 5m wide.
Initiative 2Lia, Ben, and Groog, along with one of our axedwarves go out and look for any food that may be nearby (berries, etc) and come back with a sizeable amount - about one meal's worth for everyone.
- There is vegetation nearby, as it is a temperate climate.
- There are multiple dwarves working on the same task, increasing the yield and speed of the task.
- The remaining axedwarf will keep guard with the others.
Target: 13, Roll: 5. Success by 7.
The dwarves have found a large patch of berries and easy to catch wild games. There is enough food for about 4 months (2^7=128 days).
Initiative 3Alright then. The three axedwarves return to the caravan, inform everyone of their success, and begin to move our supplies into the cavern after pulling the wagon there. The farmers load the berries and other food on to the wagon as well.
After the supplies have been moved, Leon and three other axedwarf go out to try and find a tree or two to fell. We have wood with us as we could not be sure that we would settle in a forested area, but it is not a very significant supply and will not last us long.
- It is a temperate climate.
- There are several dwarves.
- We have the needed tools (axes).
Target: 11, roll: 10. Success. The dwarves now have two large trunks near the cave's entrance.