Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Swords & Wizardry Appreciation Day Teaser 2!

Harnly's Hole

A Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox Scenario
for 4-5 low-level characters
(pre-gens included)
Map made with Dave's Mapper.

Fort Harnly wasn't much of a fort. It wasn't anything more than just a glorified one-room guardhouse in the middle of nowhere. In fact, it was so far away from the Baron's stronghold that he tended to forget about it and, eventually, he stopped posting a trio of guards there altogether. After many years, Fort Harnly fell into disrepair and nearly faded into memory.

Off all the guards who served at the frontier post, only Harnson Groot is still alive. Now a one-legged sergeant and pole-arms trainer in the Baron's mercenary force, he regales green recruits with stories of encounters with bugbears, goblins, kobolds, and gnolls who roamed the hills at the Barony's edge (although what he recalls most vividly are wasting away the hours on cool, pleasant evenings swimming in the pond behind the fort).

He remembers those years fondly (as those who are up in years are wont to do), so much so that he has requested permission from the Baron to retire to the run-down fort and start a farm when he resigns his commission at the Baron's mandated 40 years of service limit. The Baron has agreed to this request, and has even agreed to let Harnson send a few recruits out on a training exercise/scouting mission to begin preparing the area for Harnson's return . . .


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