While the PCs are enjoying an evening meal of fried potato cakes
and cabbage and carrot salad… The door bursts open and a
burly man covered with blood and grime stumbles in. He shouts for ale
refusing to talk about anything else until he gets something to drink.
After he has drunk deeply from his tankard he relates his tale.
“They came out of nowhere. Giants,
strong as 10 men. We didn’t even hear them coming in the storm. They
just tore down the tent and started grabbing men from their bunks.
Dragged them off into the night they did. I can still hear the screams,
the sound of bones cracking. I crawled out of my bunk and ran.
Something hit me hard in the head and I fell but I got up and kept
running. Someone’s gotta go help. They are dying,
screaming. Please, someone hasta help.”
A scenario for a band of 8th to 11th level explorers
11 (very dense) pages plus cover
Author: Steve Lawrence
Story/Technical Editor: Steve Johansson
In 2013 we held a mini adventure/encounter contest online. Entries were
to be designed for 6th to 10th level adventurers and situated somewhere
in the region around Kar Darkan, one of the waystations along the road
between Vew and Frandor’s Keep. This scenario was the winner and
originally published in KoDT
#200. Although this encounter is meant to expand the action of the
HackMaster immersive setting supplement Frandors
Keep, it can easily be dropped and dragged into any setting.
This product is colorized and has been re-edited to correct some
weaknesses in the published scenario.