Session B-1 took place on 12/4/2011 and included five central participants, playing PCs Jarl Scuttlebeard (Dwarf-1), Thorgald Thorgaldsson (Cleric-1), Korvash (Fighter-1), Mathias (Thief-1), and Yohan (Fighter-1). A sixth player rolled an elf, Evelyn Rootfoot, then left shortly after the session began. I allowed the remaining players to keep the elf onboard as an NPC follower.
The party began their adventures together lost in a vast desert, one day's worth of water rations away from a slow death by dehydration. They had been traveling across the sands by night after their caravan was dispersed in a sandstorm three days past. Then, on the morning of their fourth day of wandering, they saw this:
Out of desperation for food and water they sought a means of egress to the buried step-pyramid they had discovered. Lo, there was an open doorway on one side. Mathias explored it and found that the door was held open by the skeletal remains of a large humanoid, roughly hobgoblin-sized.