Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures in AC 1002 – School Assignment – Night of the Red Moon
Murder on the Orient Tower
Source: The Principalities of Glantri (gaz3)
This adventure was originally part of the Basic Adventures section of Gazetteer 3 – Principalities of Glantri which I modified and one of the changes to be investigated as part of the Wrath of the Immortals storyline.
This features in the following sections:
- Gazetteer – Glantri
- AC 1002 – School Assignment – Night of the Red Moon. 15th Fyrmont (08) while on assignment from the Great School of Magic working security on the night of the red moon.
The Original Concept
“I was a novice back then. No one knew who I really was; I guess I always loved being among these humans. As I recall, it was midnight, the Night of the Red Moon. I was on guard duty at the Orient Tower.
“During my tour, I discovered five dead students, all horribly mangled. I followed a trail of blood upstairs, to my master’s quarters. There, four monsters were holding him while one of the students, my best friend then, was madly stabbing him with his dagger. He was totally crazed; I’d never seen him like this. I immediately dispelled the conjured monsters and tried to talk sense to my friend, but he savagely attacked me. During the fight, he accidentally fell on his own dagger and died.
“At this moment, the older students entered and they saw me holding the dagger, with blood all over my robes. Immediately, they accused me. I didn’t think I’d stand a chance on trial. I fled, flying out the window, and never returned.”
- Adventure Level: 1-3, Basic
- Topic: The Night of the Red Moon.
- Interesting Features: A rival wizard has the victim accused of murder, claiming the victim was trying to steal some secret from his master. The victim hires the PC to prove his innocence, which consists of stealing the dead bodies to have them questioned by a necromancer in presence of a magistrate.
- Campaign Hook: The PCs may gain a sponsor to enter the Great School of Magic, or make a foe of the rival wizard.
Was not run as part of the Glantrian mini campaign as year 3 at the great school of magic, was the alternate storyline available. Could be run anytime in the first three years in Glantri.
More to be written about the outcome.
(Tier 1 – Introduction 11/46)
(Tier 2 – Investigation 16/50)
AC 1005 (Year 6) – (12/19) – Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau, Cult (of the Scarlet Moon, of the Valley of Death), Mystery (in Aegos, in Sundsvall, in Thyatis City, of the Alphatian Duellers, of the Dead Elf, of the Great Gnome Caravan, of the Magic Mirror, of the Missing Pilgrims), Relic Hunter (Dinosaurs)
Phase 3 (Tier 3 – War 28), Year 11 – 10, Year 12 – 5, Year 13 – 4, Year 14 – 4, Year 15 – 4
Phase 4 (Tier 4 – Conclusion 7) Year 16 – 3, Year 17 – 2, Year 18 – 1, Year 19 – 1, Year 20 –
Phase 5 (Tier 5 – tba)
Phase 6 (Tier 6 – tba)
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