I also could not help but think of good old Jack.
I can use this right away. just last week I fudged stats on an pirate captain and this is a great reason and possibly an adventure hook for my PCs.
thank you. Go to Comment
Well executed, and laid out with plenty of action to keep things from getting bogged down. The twist at the end was solid, with Davyth being an embalmed corpse and his spirit summoning aid for his mortal family. Plus what manfred said. Go to Comment
A well written adventure, clearly made by someone who has been doing this sort of thing for many, many years. It is a classic style adventure, as one could find in Chaosium books and the like. A step above the plain and ordinary D&D adventures.
However the adventure lacks that extra spirit, that trace of genius, that makes some citadellian subs truly stand out. That is no fault however, and do not stop me from awarding a true 5.0 vote to this sub. Go to Comment
Me, I'm not as much delighted by this location. Sure it is well written, and has some nice touches (nasty seamen legends followed by practical jokes are great), but something in there doesn't really suit me. Maybe it is legend of its creation featuring the baddest demon ever, or the 'bad place' image doesn't get to me, I'm not sure.
Interesting... I'm not sure I'm quite in love with the whole "big bad dude" idea, and it reminds me of Kadum and Kadum's sea of blood in the Shattered Lands setting (reddish tint, anybody?), but when he gets to the actual sea itself, I quite like it, especially the warlike "merremenne" (obviously merfolk) and whatever the "batrakhones" are... Intriguing. Go to Comment
This should really be "The Fall of Velsparge: A Legend of Ancient Days" rather than the ocean. We have this huge, fully realized little story, that in the end, has no real impact upon the 43 lines of location.
Now if this happened in "relatively recent times" and had an impact on the here and now, fine. But it didn't.
(And I really did like the story piece, and the other written elements.. it is just...)
Other than being a difficult sea, really the big demon bound to the sea has no impact. Unless there is always a miasmis of chaos and evil about the sea...
I would of liked to see more about the people who live in and around the sea. There are people living on some of these islands, a point you have to infer from the fact that there is trade with the mainland.
Sure I don't need every detail filled out, but a general brushing about the culture(s) and peoples around this place would of been nice. What would also of been nice is to see how the demon body sea impact things here (or if it didn't the 50 some odd lines of history needs to be played down). So there are navies. Why is anyone fighting over or on this cursed sea?
and: The red-tinted waters of this warm sea hold many secrets, with the legend of Velsparge only the oldest. Okay and you deliver those. So we have Merefolk who should be sinking everything in their territory and strange alien things that may or may not have any impact upon the world at all. (Do we not communicate or create embassy with them.) We have dangerous islands and such.
So the please is demon cursed. Is anyone doing a thing about it? Is there not a church or set of churches around the sea holding the demon in place? Are the people just future victims of a fantasy horror novel? Go to Comment