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Coastal/Sathini Forest. Shipwreck of
Keidian sailors from back during the Ghostmark War, hidden under a bluff. One
of the paladins onboard cursed the gods and now exists as a death knight with a
small unholy retinue. He wields a +1
sword of the unclean road.
18|05. Coastal/Sathini Forest. Villagers
receive advice by studying the tracks of lynxes. Anyone who can track the
animals can gain valuable political insight.
18|06. FREE CITY OF OLONTO. 5,200 people in a bay marked by colossal Old Realm
statues, ruled by Baron Gancella
si’Tromio (adult human male aristocrat 5, cn). He dreams of ruling the City
of Lahaz (Hex 15|15), perhaps by wedding the Imperatrix Zulphine. His chamberlain, Wodo (old male halfling aristocrat 7, le) considers infernal
sources of advancement for his young and naïve protégé. As Lahaz abandoned its piratical ways, Olonto
has taken them up and has become a dangerous port-of-call for criminals and
18|07. Coastal/Sathini Forest. An Old
Realm road stretches from Olonto to Lake Amillo, a reservoir. Lights appear on
the water; this is the court of the Candle King, a fire elemental who knows
about the fire devil in Hex 10|19 and wants him stopped.
18|08. Coastal/Sathini Forest. Rumors
of a siren in this area actually refer to an elf princess (sister to the elf in
Hex 17|20) who escaped her guardianship with magic only to become trapped in an
old watchtower. She will pay dearly to go home.
10|09. Coastal/Sathini Forest. A
lighthouse-keeper sells reefs maps. These are moderately accurate but also
enchanted to reveal the location of any ship to the Jotunn pirate queen Lissuth in Hex 19|06.
18|14. Coastal/Southern Forest. Antlered
murderers hunt the woods as bandits, offering sacrifices to an idol of the Stag
of Starry Heavens in Hex 04|16. (He gains nothing from this, but has instructed
them to capture a skilled wizard.)
18|15. Coastal/Southern Forest. TOWN
OF MUNCIPER. Population 1,300; Keidian. The Gray River terminates here. Munciper
has a decent library. Two librarian-priests, one of Coth, one of the Iconess,
wander endlessly among the halls seeking tomes that will let them win
theological disputes against one-another.
18|16. Coastal/Southern Forest. A
forgotten Old Realm fountain, still in good repair, contains water that burns
in the light of the sun, freezes in the light of the moon, and generates an electrical
shock during rain storms. The water appears normal. It can be bottled and will
discharge so long as kept away from light. Up to three bottles worth of water
can be removed per day.
18|19. Coastal/Southern Plains.
Storms that touch down here create whirlwinds that can suck up anything up to a
small-sized boat and deposit it on the island at Hex 21|14, mostly unscathed.
(This strange wind affects other water hexes, but only touches land here, and
only here is the trip less than fatal.)
18|20. Coastal/Owl Forest. The Frotha
Lacha River splits into tributaries and reaches a lake full of silver fish. The
lake contains a turtle that exactly duplicates the appearance of the Jotunn
Turtleship (wandering coastal encounter) as a result of forgotten elven
19|03. Coastal/Sathini Forest. The
Uth Quara River spills into the sea. An old graveyard causes some travelers to
turn ethereal and invisible if sufficiently frightened. People from the nearby
village have been cursed this way for years and believe they’re dead. They’ve
grown feral and nihilistic, manipulated by a (real) specter.
19|04. Sathini Forest. The Uth Quara
River flows northwest-southeast. Small (120) Jotunn colony tolerated by the
humans, riddled with Tazhikar spies loyal to different political bureaus.
19|05. Sathini Forest. A damp, ruined
library. The words in the books have grown intelligent and escaped to the top
row of books, which haven’t been eaten by mold. The mold has grown clever on the
words. The over-crowded words will ask to be taken en masse out of their
book-slum to the forgotten tower in Hex 21|03 where they can enter the sun clock
and live there safely. The mold will try to stop this.
19|06. Sathini Hills. Ifando’s River
begins here and flows east. A well-hidden cenote contains the base and trading
camp used by the jotunn pirate queen Lissuth
(adult female jotunn ranger 9, ne). Her ship, White Death, usually holds 50 seasoned cutthroats, and her base
holds another 50. The underground river flows to a cave in Hex 19|08 beneath
the surface river.
19|07. Sathini Forest. Ifando’s River
flows east-west. An ogress with power over darkness dwells here. She created
the enchanted pigs (that now wander the Muro Forest) to escape Baron Gancella’s
justice, but Captain Chotwaith (now in Hex 4|21) and his pirate crew stole
them. Now she waits for the baron’s assassins.
19|08. Coastal/Sethini Forest. Ifando’s
River spills into the sea. Wodo, the
halfling castellan of Olonto, keeps an estate here. His priest is convinced
(correctly) that Wodo uses the catacombs in an attempt to commune with devils.
19|14. Coastal/Southern Forest. A
rectangular grid of alternating white and red grass that resists all attempts
to remove it forms a colossal game area. A few huge clay checker-pieces are
buried beneath hills, and one is used as a village moot-stone. Taken to the
Blue Sun Keep in Hex 7|23, a piece will help stabilize the magic of the other checker-pieces,
allowing for easier travel through the Keep.
19|15. Coastal/Southern Forest. The
Castigation of Morodus, a terrible necrotic war machine (four spellcasting
faces—one necromancy, one conjuration, one evocation, one transmutation—on a
rolling juggernaut frame), has begun to stir. It can disguise itself as a wagon
driven by a halfling.
19|16. Coastal/Southern Forest. Scarred
undead-hunters (mostly Keimians, one elf) track the Castigation of Morodus. One
of their number has a side-business killing inconvenient villagers and claiming
they were vampires.
19|17. Coastal/Southern Forest. An
elderly failed hero who fled his destiny during the Ghostmark War, now a
hermit. A birthmark covers his back—it’s actually a spellbook filled with powerful
arcane anti-undead spells, plus the magic word that opens the door to the
fortress of the Corpse-Tiger General in Hex 06|17.
19|20. Coastal/Southern Plains. Prehistorical
cave paintings of bison, deer, and mammoth come alive at night and have begun
to attack travelers. An ancient godling in the caves knows that the “one who
dreams in ice” in Hex 21|03 can banish the paintings.
19|21. Coastal/Owl Forest. Elves have
shaped trees into living runes. Running certain (dangerous) paths through the
forest-roads can activate defensive and enhancing spells.
20|04. Sathini Forest. A destroyed
farmstead leads to the goblin warrens in Hex 21|04. The dead people all have
wounds filled with animal teeth.
20|05. Sathini Hills. Bubbling hot
springs around the origins of several rivers. The hot springs used to have
healing powers (and resort villas) until a devil defiled them. He now inhabits
a handsome, if rotting, villa.
20|06. Sathini Forest. This east-west
river, called the Gamales, has grown corrupt at its source (Hex 20|05). People
have abandoned the riverways and trolls have moved in. The mayor refuses to
tell the baron or his tax collectors what has happened.
20|07. TOWN OF SIRENZEI. 800 people under Zirenno
Esk (human elderly male aristocrat 6, n), a retired captain. Olonto’s
shipyards. The apotropaic eyes painted on the newest ships cause evil people to
grow sick; the docks are shorthanded as the scummier laborers can no longer
20|16. Coastal/Southern Forest. A
lighthouse-priory to the Iconess. The piety of the nuns produces the light, and
also the devastating energy blasts that assail any pirate ships that sail too
20|19. Coastal/Southern Plains. Any
piece from a game of chance (cards, dice, etc.), when used anywhere in this
hex, flies to a central location atop a low hill. A god of chance is trying to
create itself in our world, but its assembled parts dissolve under the full
moon and it has yet to get itself even half-assembled.
20|20. Coastal/Owl Forest. Elven
warriors train in the trees. Numerous carnivorous beasts stalk the woods, but
they are placid unless you bow to them in the fairy style, in which case they
21|02. Sathini Forest. Eyes on wings
flap through the woods, the creations of the long-dead wizard in Hex 22|05.
21|03. Sathini Hills. Abandoned pre-Old
Realm gnome tower with a huge and intricate solar clock computer. Badly
damaged. All the automata are destroyed except for a medical bot that will try
to place injured people in a cryo-pod underground. One working cryo-pod
contains a gnome child, the rest are full of skeletons. One skeleton has a
bundle of scrolls, including one that will banish the living cave paintings in
21|04. Sathini Hills. Goblins warren.
The goblins arrived on the surface recently, having been displaced by something
terrible far below the surface. Every goblin has a second, biting mouth
somewhere on its body.
21|05. Sathini Hills. Abandoned
watchtower. Taken over by were-eagles, who fling humans off the cliff to see
whom they have successfully infected. (If infected—which is rare—they will
transform before they hit the rocks below.)
21|06. Coastal/Sathini Forest. Out to
sea, three abstract aberrations keep watch in the direction of the Claw of the
West in Hex 04|15. If banished back to their native realities, the Claw will be
one step closer to awakening.
21|14. Coastal/Southern Forest. Broken
ships litter the woods, still full of cargo. Winds and fog make this island
hard to approach but easy to escape—if a boat can be fixed! The ships are full
of old valuables, but haunted by spirits of terror and violent death.
21|19. Coastal/Southern Forest. PORT
RIDLEY. Keimian naval base. 140 sailors under Commander Naneel Paxroid (middle-aged human female ranger 8, lg).
At least one of Keidia’s four Arkat Bay warships is usually in dock. The
station cook, Panderly (female adult
halfling sorcerer 5, ng) brews potion-dinners and is an incurable gossip about
other sorcerers and wizards.
21|19. Sailors from Mirlace convinced they’re marooned forever. Anyone who
explains their situation will earn the gratitude of their captain, Rançoisse
(middle-aged male human fighter 7, ln), and his eternal love if they can
take his crew and their supplies to Lahaz. But Rancoisse’s second mate, Dalçon
(adult male human fighter 4, ce) was press-ganged and will do anything to
betray his commander and escape with the supplies. Also here: the hidden cave
from Hex 14|23.
21|20. Coastal/Owl Forest. 80 Gnomes in
a crystal castle. They are unaware that the treasure map possessed by the
pirates in Hex 23|04 marks their castle as the treasure.
22|01. Coastal/Sathini Agricultre. TOWN
OF THULIA. 1,200 people ruled by Lady Phaedria
(adult female human aristocrat 5, n). Her people despise her as a murderer
because she has been married three times and buried three husbands; the second
two were in fact murdered by the ghost of her first husband, whom her second husband
killed in a duel over Phaedria—the Lady knows none of this. The Nurio River
enters the sea here.
22|02. Coastal/Sathini Agriculture. Lake
Nurio; the river flows east-to-west. Irrigated marshland that contains the
half-sunk, monster-haunted first attempt Baron
Alrecco si’Tromio (the current baron’s father, son of the original settler)
made at building a castle.
22|03. Coastal/Sathini Hills. The Bloody
Cliffs, famous for fog, shipwrecks and suicides. A narrow cliffside road is
occasionally used by members of the petty gentry for death-defying horse or
22|04. Coastal/Sathini Agriculture. DRANICCA
MONASTERY. An upside-down gothic fortress; once a death knight’s castle, it was
literally inverted by a powerful cleric during the Ghostmark War and drained of
its evil. Now it shines golden and beautiful. Its evil drained downhill to
infest Hex 23|05. The abbot, Flein (old
human male expert 5, lg) and his 40 monks and nuns, are not-so-secretly loyal
22|05. Coastal/Sathini Forest. The vine-choked
tower of a dead wizard, filled with hundreds of mirrors and cages. Owlbears
have taken up residence. Amidst the wreckage, explorers can find three globes of silver castigation and shoes of the fan-dancer.
23|01. Coastal/Sathini Plains. Petrified
trees line the shore, the distress signal of a lost and injured earth elemental
trying to return home.
23|02. Coastal/Sathini Plains. Angry farmers evicted from their lands
near Olonto mix shepherding with banditry.
23|03. Coastal/Sathini Forest. A
hidden marble fountain, an Old Realm remnant, turns up to one object per week
invisible until exposed to sunlight.
23|04. Coastal/Sathini Forest. Pirate
cove. Merchants-turned-pirates. Captain
Dromello (middle-aged human male rogue 8, ce) of the Fate Wind killed the previous captain and took over, to the anger
of his crew. But he managed one good theft. Recently he spoke to the Oracle of
Droom in Hex 05|14
and learned of an incredible treasure in Hex 21|20. He doesn’t know yet that
the castle is the treasure.
23|05. Coastal/Sathini Forest. The
stains of evil from Dranicca Monastery in Hex 22|04 congealed here to form
wraith-eels. Drowned men from Hex 22|03 have learned to ride them and they plan
This concludes the Yane entries. I had plans for several wandering encounter tables, but the tables are tabled for now, as it doesn't look like I will be able to run a campaign. (People and schedules, you know how it is.) Nonetheless, I hope readers can mine these entries for ideas and use them in their own campaigns. Please use whatever you want.