Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures in AC 1004 – School Assignment – Vampires
Some Old Vampire’s Story
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 – Vampires. While on assignment from the Great School of Magic your tasked with helping a noble move within Boldavia, dealing with a vampire threat.
The Original Concept
“When I was young and seeking adventure, I worked for Thou-Haul, at the Movers’ Guild. One day we got an assignment for the Tower of Vladimirov. This young Baron just earned a title of Viscount and needed to move to another fief. We never dealt with him in person, only with his seneschal, a loathsome limping hunchback.
“His master was a poor noble and we had to carry his personal effects on foot. First bandits attacked us, then a couple of werewolves, and finally, undead beings stalked us every night. Each morning, we discovered one of the bearers sucked dry of blood, two holes in his throat. The worst was the night the undead stormed a hamlet and got past our barricade. We thought we’d lost it when the Baron himself showed up and blasted the undead to smithereens. As surely as the sun rose the next morning, he was gone again.
“The trip went on, and we finally made it to our destination. Most of the bearers were dead by then. Later, the Baron explained he’d angered a powerful necromancer who tried to prevent him from moving away from Boldavia. He mysteriously disappeared a year later.”
- Adventure Level: 4-6, Expert
- Topic: The vampires of Boldavia, and the Movers’ Guild.
- Interesting Features: A vampire baron is torn between the need to protect the hirelings moving him to another tower, and his drive to feed on them. Good scenario for mindless undead bashing.
- Campaign Hook: The PCs aid the baron vampire at the cost of angering the Prince of Boldavia. The baron belongs to the Boldavian Liberation Organization, and hires the PCs on a vampire hunting mission.
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)
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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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