Now, we had quite a few cursed weapons already, or weapons that might be cursed... but this is the first time, I think, that we receive also the mapped out history - or at least the legends - of such a weapon. And that is useful.
I do like the history and the write up. However, no matter how much the blade's infamy spreads, there will still be those who won't know it (or will blinded by its magic). They will use the blade and its legend will grow. Go to Comment
Hmmm... I beg to differ. While the tale is short, concise and properly touching, there weren't any plot hooks of any substance to speak of. For me this was a nice, short tale, but also a dead end. The hooks offered explanation, but no further adventure. Go to Comment
My intention was that this could be a nice snag for a party with a bard in the group. They would remember the effect that the song had on the crowd. What bard could resist?
If it is only the young bard's "suicide note", then no harm will come of another bard taking and using it. If it is either of the other two options, then he will be using the song at his peril. If it is the last option, they would have to find a way to undo the curse (maybe find the old man, a mage who could undo it, get someone else to take the song, etc...) but this has been left open to the discretion of the GM.
Since this was written for Wulf's "Tales of the Road" I will await his input before expanding further.
As always, I appreciate your input AG and your comments and observations are well taken. Go to Comment
The PCs encounter a strange set of artistic drawings done on the ground as they pass through a city. It has been done in chalks and no one saw who did it. Wizards might recognize the writing within the colored square as an obscure and dead language with a message stating that a prominent wizard and a retired bard have discovered how to populate Arcadia with the spirits of the dead!
Is it a local hoax, or are the PCs crossing the path of a very deranged and possibly dangerous mage?