First up is my initial adventure for our Swords of the Four Taverns Campaign that we ran last year. This followed Bill's death, so I think a lot of the content was actually pretty dark. He had been running the campaign before that and I started running it to keep the group going. Because Bill's favorite module the Harn adventure 100 Bushels of Rye by Garry Hamlin, my plan was to run that for everyone. Most of Gamandria is not European fantasy and even the Vaaran Kingdoms are a far cry from that in many respects. But Palus was close enough in tone to Harnworld to work, so I chose that as the location.
I re-read 100 Bushels of Rye a bunch of times, and was initially going to run it straight as it appeared in the text. It is a really good module and makes great use of a location that is fairly simple and plausible but still quite interesting with lots of bits to interact with. However I realized I had to make some adjustments to fit it to Sertorius. Eventually I just decided to go ahead and make a new adventure that was very loosely inspired by and based on 100 Bushels of Rye. This is what I ended up with.
My maps are famously pretty shoddy so I hope you will forgive the quality of the ones that appear here. They are necessary for understanding the adventure notes, so I had to include them.
|My regional map of Palus|
(Important background: one of the PCs was the nephew of Hamil Kar-Harba, so this note was sent to him and somewhat difficult for him to refuse).
|My crude map of Tyrna Hauch and Glaver|
- No villein may leave Glaver without his express permission
- All Villein’s must before their twentieth birthday
- All male Villein’s and slaves must work the mines three times a year for two weeks at a time
- No Villein may enter Tyrna Hauch at any time unless invited by Darios Tyrna directly.