Just wanted to share some nuggets of adventure in and around Vorhees
that are available for my players for tonight's session:
- Witches Shack:
Small stone house with thatched roof. Door is merely a curtain. House looks ancient; mortar between the stones is chipped and cracked. Clearing around house always shrouded with light mist and fog.
Old Esquimaux crone, appears feeble and frail. Walks slowly with a cane carved from a gnarled tree branch. Missing most of her teeth. Smells musky. Mutters to herself.
“Welcome travelers! I haven’t had visitors in… some time… Perhaps you all would care to join poor old Siku for supper?”
She keeps a beaten and submissive carnivorous ape in a hole in the ground of her shack (in a fairly weakened condition). Why? Who the f*** knows, lol. She will attempt to poison guests with a paralytic and then drain them of a couple quarts of blood before leaving for parts unknown.
- Vorhees itself is populated by roughly 350 souls of Turkish-like descent. Most are LE and worship Yis. Town is palisaded, structures are mostly tents with one large stone tower in the center of town. A Bey rules but is himself a puppet of the snake-men clergy at the top of the tower. Great treasure rumored to be held inside of tower...
-The locals trade salt and rare breeds of lotus which they mine and collect in the red desert. One such trader they may meet in a tavern will mention that his camels and several of his wives were stolen. The thieves must be pursued into the Red Desert. This will lead to the Lost City.
Rumors have it that a ghost haunts an old hunting camp on the edge of Kristal Lake. A cabin sits on the water’s edge used by hunters in the early winter. Many who stay there have been found mutilated, usually decapitated. The story is a popular one to scare children to bed in Vorhees. Recently a group of adolescents from town went to the camp to test the veracity of the tale. One returned, bloodied and shaken, raving about a masked man or man-like beast that hunted them one by one and killed them.
Potential treasure: Mask of insanity (cursed item), +1 machete (short sword), and various coin from victims.
Thanks again for the adventure seed ideas! I really hope they choose to investigate the Lake Kristal...
Last edited by Druvas (2/03/2017 7:11 am)