Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures Annual Event – Black Eagle – Escape
Toys of the Madman and Escape from the Black Eagle
Source: The Grand Duchy of Karameikos (gaz1)
This adventure was originally part of the Basic Adventures section of Gazetteer 1 – The Grand Duchy of Karameikos 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 – Karameikos
- AC 1000 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1001 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1002 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1003 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1004 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1005 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1006 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1007 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1008 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
- AC 1009 – Black Eagle – Escape. Forced to escape from a deadly situation by the Black Eagle Barony.
The Original Concept
Baron Ludwig von Hendriks is bored, and to alleviate his boredom decides on a game. He had his minions kidnap men and women from all over Karameikos (using drugs and magic to do so, of course), then place them in some horrid situation from which they must escape – for instance, he stocks a dungeon with monsters, and places his victims at the very bottom of the dungeon. If the characters get out alive, they’ll be free – so he says.
The PCs (and some NPCs, a few to be eaten by monsters and a few to befriend the PCs) must fight and think their way out if they’re to survive. The net result is a mixed group of adventurers from all over Karameikos – men and women who’ve fought alongside one another and who have a common hatred of the Black Eagle Baron.
Yolanda of Luln hires or convinces the PCs to help her rescue her family from the Black Eagle Barony.
The PCs must sneak through the Barony’s outposts and scouts, into Fort Doom, get the family – and rescue the hostage of the family that’s being kept in the town guard house.
Then, as they’re fleeing, the escape is discovered; they must flee and fight their way back out into Karameikos with the guard of the Black Eagle on their tails; perhaps the guard is aided by some unnatural creature, like a werewolf…
- Adventure Level: 1-4, Basic (converts to 1 to 5) or 5-14 Expert (converts to 6-10)
- Topic: The Black Eagle Barony.
- Interesting Features: escape from capture.
- Campaign Hook: Further interest from the Black Eagle Barony
Run as part of the mini campaign using the escape scenario from B1-9
This can be run anywhere in the first five years of the campaign from year One to year Five. This can be run against multiple groups as it is an ongoing threat to the region. I have modified to be an annual event that happens over tier 1 and 2 to just before the great war breaks out.
More to be written about the outcome.
By Country (3/3) – Glantri, Karameikos, Ylaruam
Introduction: (13/13) – Alfheim, Atruaghin Clans, Broken Lands, Darokin, Ethengar, Five Shires, Glantri, Ierendi, Karameikos, Minrothad, Northern Reaches, Rockhome, Ylaruam
Annual: (6/11) – Atruaghin Clans Ascension, Ethengar Totems, Land of Black Sands, Mystery (of the Duke’s Road Massacres, of the Forgotten Dungeon, of the Hidden Kingdoms of Dragons)
(Tier 1 – Introduction 11/46)
AC 1000 (Year 1) – (2/8) – Lord of Lance Rock, Relic Hunter (Dragon Hatchery)
AC 1001 (Year 2) – (1/8) – Relic Hunter (Tomb of Moving Stones)
AC 1002 (Year 3) – (3/9) – Business (Bargewright Inn), Cult (of the Feathergale Knights), Mystery (of the Missing Delegation)
AC 1003 (Year 4) – (3/10) Cult (of the Riverguard Keep), Mystery (in Atruaghin’s Palace, of the Iceshield Orcs)
AC 1004 (Year 5) – (2/11) – Cult (of the Sacred Stone), Mystery (in the Silver Sierras), School Assignment (Lupins or Werewolves)
(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)
1006 AC (Year 7) – (6/12) – Mystery (Dinner Assassins, in Radlebb Woods, in Ringrise, in Wendar, of the Dual Memories), Time Travel Castle Amber
1007 AC (Year 8) – (6/17) – Mystery of the Dying Trees, Thanatos and the Azcans, Thanatos and the Milenians, Thanatos and the Nithians, Thanatos and the Shahjapurs, The Day Magic Died
1008 AC (Year 9) – (0/6)
1009 AC (Year 10) – (0/5)
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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National Patrons: Alfheim, Alphatian Empire, Aquarendi, Ar, Azcan, Blackheart, Brasolia, Children of Atruaghin, Clan of the (Bear, Elk, Horse, Tiger, Turtle), Cyndicea, Denagoth, Five Shires, Gentle Folk, Glantri, Myoshima
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