Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures AC 1001 – Mystery of V
The Sins of Talko Tisza
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 1001 – Mystery of V. A dead body and an important letter in Specularum.
The Original Concept
The PCs blunder into a midnight mugging in the streets of Specularum. They can chase the muggers off, but the victim has been knifed and killed. In his pouches are a little money, and a document addressed to “Alek” and signed “-V”.
The document outlines the new trade agreement being negotiated with the Kingdom of Ierendi. The PCs will know this is important, top-secret stuff.
They can do whatever they want with it – this is a morality test as well as an adventure.
They can go with it to one of the Ministers, who will immediately hire the PCs to find out what’s going on and to keep things hush-hush. (If they go to Valdo Tisza, he’ll do the same, then send thugs after them to discourage them.)
They can try and find out who “Alek” and “V” are (they’re Aleksander Torenescu and Valdo Tisza) and then sell the document to the highest bidder.
In any case, everyone wants the document – the ministers to cover up the security leak, Valdo Tisza to protect his name, Aleksander Torenescu to increase his power, etc. Some are willing to pay; some are willing to hire; some are willing to kill for the document.
- Adventure Level: 1-5, Basic (converts to 1 to 5)
- Topic: Trade agreements.
- Interesting Features: Political intrigue with Ministers, Traldaran nobility.
- Campaign Hook: A chance for gaining the favour of the government or the old nobility of the region.
Not run as part of the campaign.
Can be run anywhere in the first five years of the campaign from Year One to Year Five, and can be adapted to run at other levels as an ongoing adventure option.
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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