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A Wilderness Adventure for Character Level 3-7
This adventures starts with the characters finding a treasure map:
"When the gale finally ended, we found ourselves approximately seven
days normal sailing distance due south out of Specularum, in the
Thanegioth Archipelago. We replenished our supplies, patched up the
ship, and traded our remaining goods at native villages along the shores
of several islands. Some villages were friendly, but others were
hostile and the natives attacked on sight. I suspect the hostile
villages were filled with cannibals.
We skirted the coastlines of several islands, sailing south by west
until we reached a small peninsula cut off from the main island by a
massive stone wall. We were well received by the natives of Tanoroa, the
small village that guards this wall. The villagers have no name for the
large island other than the 'Isle of Dread'. Their own small peninsula
is known simply as 'Home'.
The villagers told us a tale about an ancient city in the central
highland of the isle that was build by the same people who built the
wall. The villagers call the builders 'the gods', but I noticed that the
names of the gods and the personal names of the clan ancestors were
often the same. I believe that the natives once possessed a much more
advanced culture and that the descendants of the builders have returned
to a more primitive state.
The inland city is rumored to be filled with treasure beyond
imagining. In particular, I heard persistent tales concerning a great
black pearl of 'the gods' that still remains in the inland city. The
island waters abound with excellent pearl beds, so the rumor of the
black pearl may well be true.
The village contains a number of huge life-like statues of iron,
bronze and stone. Since no villager currently has the skill or the craft
to make such statues, the tale of a lost city built by the 'gods' seems
reasonable. I would have liked to explore inland to verify the rumors,
but too many crewmen died in the storm or by cannibal spears. Only five
of us are left. I am the only professional adventurer, the others are
only sailors. We can sail the small ship well enough but on land, in
hostile territory, we would be helpless. Once back in Specularum I
should be able to recruit a new crew and a party of professional
adventurers, then I will return to claim the great black pearl.
One thing I managed to do before leaving: we sailed around the island
and made the best map we could. We were afraid to land, since village
fishermen had warned us that it was extremely dangerous to land anywhere
on the main island and the coasts were rocky with no beaches. As a
result, the map only shows the coastal areas we could chart from the
ship, but it is better than nothing.