Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures in AC 1004 – School Assignment – The Gondola Games
Datsa’ My Boat
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 1004 – School Assignment – The Gondola Games. (17th Felmont – 7th Month) While on assignment from the Great School of Magic your take on a role competing in the games.
The Original Concept
“When I quit working for the Movers’ Guild, I found a temporary job at the shipyards. My employer built gondolas, but his business was on the decline. The annual Gondola Games were getting close and he wanted me and a few other fellows to win the Grand Prize. He could then advertise his fine workmanship and bring more business.
“It is then we discovered that some of the gondolas were sabotaged and that illicit gambling was going on. A certain Luigi was behind this; we secretly followed him to a tavern. There, he met with a corrupt magistrate, the true organizer. He would bet high on an underdog, while Luigi sabotaged the expected winner’s gondola for a fee.
“Despite their numerous sabotage attempts, our team finally made it to the finals – against Luigi himself! We were the underdogs. We knew they gambled a fortune on us and Luigi would probably lose the finals on purpose. We bet all our money on Luigi, then lost the game on purpose before Luigi had a chance to do the same. Of course, we sabotaged his gondola; it sank quickly afterward, covering him with ridicule.
“Though my employer was chagrined at losing the contest, he still got new business with his new slogan, ‘Win or Lose, a Vinrood Gondola Never Sinks!’ We made a fortune, at the magistrate’s expense, and he thought that Luigi double-crossed him!”
- Adventure Level: 4-6, Expert
- Topic: The Gondola Games (see Calendar) and corrupt magistrates.
- Interesting Features: Gondola fighting for fun; following suspect into a sordid ruffians’ nest and dealing with shady people to set up a sting.
- Campaign Hook: The magistrate is an intermediary for some unscrupulous nobleman. The nobleman goes broke; both he and Luigi later seek revenge on the PCs.
It is set after the Glantrian Mini campaign as year 5 at the great school of magic, was the alternate storyline available. Could be run anytime in the fourth and sixth 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)
Campaign References: Books,
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