Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures AC 1012 – Relic Hunter – Brass Horseman
The Brass Horsemen
Source: The Emirates of Ylaruam (gaz2)
This adventure was originally part of the Basic Adventures section of Gazetteer 2 – The Emirates of Ylaruam 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 – Ylaruam
- AC 1010 – Relic Hunter – Brass Horseman. A chance to find a magical treasure.
The Original Concept
These brass golems were created by the ancient race of the City of Brass as guardians and guides. They serve those who know the command words; all others are attacked on sight. Only by learning the command words and finding a Brass Horseman can one visit the fabled City of Brass, for the Horseman can be commanded to guide its master to the City and protect him on his journey. (See Adventures in Ylaruam for further details on the City of Brass.)
Staging: A number of adventurers and wandering nomads have encountered the Brass Horsemen in the Valley of Death; those who have fled survived and may be willing to sell their knowledge or accompany the party for a portion of the booty.
Learning the command words is another matter. It is said that die command words are written on the golems themselves, but getting close enough to find out may be very dangerous. The djinni and efreeti are also said to know the language of the City of Brass, and are familiar with the marvels of the wilderness. Perhaps they have read the words on the Brass Horsemen, and may be convinced to reveal them.
- Adventure Level: 11-25, Expert (converts to 11 to 15)
- Topic: Magical Treasure that is different every year.
- Interesting Features: A treasure that helps you gain a loved one.
- Campaign Hook: A chance to delve into the history of ylaruam.
Note: See Ylaruam Adventures relating to Relic Hunter details. I intend for this item to be linked to other locations and adventures at various level, so gaining the item is not the end of the storyline. The item will also have other abilities once it enters play.
Not run as part of the campaign.
Can be run anywhere in the third five years of the campaign from year Eleven to Year Fifteen, 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)
Campaign References: Books,
Patrons: Abundance, Adventure, Aerial Races, Agriculture, Air, Alchemy, Amazons, Ambition, Anarchy, Animals, Aquatic Races, Aranea, Architecture, Arctic, Armourer, the Arts, Astrology, Astronomy, Audacity, Authority, Avianfolk, Avidity, Balance, Battle, Bards, Beauty, Beholders, Berserkers, Betrayal, Birth, Blackflame, Boldness, Books, Bravery, Brute-men, Bugbears, Building, Cannibalism, Catfolk, Cats, Cavalry, Centaurs, Chance, Chaos, Charity, Charms, Cheating, Children, Circumvention, Cities, Cleverness, Cold, Communication, Completeness, Con-men, Conquest, Cooperation, Corruption, Courage, Crafts, Craftsmen, Creation, Cruelty, Culture, Cunning, Darkness, Death, Decadence, Deceit, Defence, Defiance, Desire, Destiny, Destruction,
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Class Builds – Artificer – Bombardier (Tinkerkin), Barbarian – Totem Warrior (Ethegnarian), Totem Warrior (Heldannic), Bard – College of Valour (Sunfey), Druid – Circle of Dreams (Woodfey), Circle of the Tree of Life (Seasonfey), Fighter – Battlemaster (Seashire), Eldritch Knight (Kerendan), Weapons Master (Makai), Weapons Master (Stonebound), Monk – Way of the Elements (Waterchild), Paladin – Oath of Radiance (Sunfey), Oath of Vengeance (Firechild), Sorcerer – Wild Magic (Shadowfey), Warlock – Celestial (Sunfey), Wizard – Bladesinger (Seasonfey), Dragon – White. Multiclass – Cleric/Wizard (Ethengarian), Rogue/Cleric (Atruaghin), Rogue/Sorcerer (Seashire), Wizard/Rogue (Traladaran)
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