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Teenager in love

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People disappear under mysterious cicumstances, undead creatures are seen and the villain is 14 years old.

Greifenwald is a small town on an unimportant island. People keep to themselves, tolerate their neighbours and a small-sized city guard ensures peace. But when the characters arrive they are told, that over the last week people have disappeared outside the walls and strange creatures have been seen. Suspicion falls on a small band of orcs living nearby, although these have never caused any problems, tending to stay in their own little village, just coming over to trade occassionaly.

But the night the heroes reside in the local inn, turmoil can be heard. A band of orcs, accompanied by a mysterious figure have snuck into the inn after nightfall and try to abduct the innkeeper`s daughter. After a fight some orcs are dead, so is half of the city - guard and the rest of the abducters is off into the mist (with the girl). The heroes are declared deputies on the spot and ordered to find out, what the hell happened.

But the problem ist little complicated: In no time a torch & fork - mob ist assembled and ready to kick some orcish ass, but something is wrong. The dead orcs have wounds, that the heroes didn`t deal to them and are already at a state of decay indicating they aren`t dead for hours but rather for days.

The story: The butcher`s son, the first person to disappear, never intended to follow his father`s footstep. Being a shy and rather sensitive boy, he spent most of his time reading and testing some magic. And one day: BINGO - he manages to summon a real demon. The demon is not really powerful and can only offer some tricks in necromancy. But the only thing the boy really wants is the love of the innkeeper`s daughter. Since he`s not that powerful, little butcherboy will need some sacrifice to support the lovespell he found in a book. Not to mention the amount of fresh blood the demon needs to keep from just disemboweling little butcherboy. So on an old orc - cemetery he raises some dead and off he goes to get his sweetheart and whoever falls into his hands.



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Agar
August 17, 2003, 14:40
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Good plot, but why didn't he go to the town's own cemetary? Did he have a beef with the orks, or was his mother dead and he didn't want to take the risk of disturbing her afterlife, or is there another reason?

What keeps him from being able to get the innkeeper's daughter's love in the first place? The innkeeper didn't approve of him because he didn't like the butcher, or was he just shy and awkward because he was a bookworm and his dad thought he was weak?

The plot's great and a little more background will help fill it out.
Matze
August 18, 2003, 16:39
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OK, let`s try a little more background. The boy is a 14 year old bookworm, 1,60m, 80kg and horrible pimples. So he`s not the not of pops while the innkeeper`s daughter is 16 and definitely not in his his league. I originally modeled her after my first girlfriend, a gorgeous babe. So little butcherboy (when I played this adventure I called him Darryl) chooses the impolite approach. Why not take the town`s cemetery? The orc`s cemetery is a little way off and more or less a little valley to bury your deads in, mostly by throwing them into a hole and setting up a cross. The local cemetery on the other hand is a little prone to disturbance and orcish zombies might prove a little tougher, though dumber, than average. After all, you don`t have to do it my way. It was an adventure which I thought of as shareworthy. Flesh it out as you like!
zpr251
September 1, 2003, 0:06
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THE KID WAS IN LOVE LEAV HIM ALONE!!!!!
Matze
September 15, 2003, 13:03
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Sorry zpr251,

I played this adventure with a group in a GURPS Fantasy Setting and they just sent their priest out, formed the mob into a militia and trampled everything not explicitely labeled "living" to dust. When they got hold of the boy they organized wood and wine and burned the poor bastard while getting drunk as hell. They aren`t really sensitive people.
Barbarian Horde
November 10, 2003, 14:42
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Hey Matze,

I really like this idea. D&D is way too full of epicness. Practically every plot I see involves some god or demon or powerful wizard who do these horrible things because . . . um . . . they are evil and that is what evil people do (even if their is better way to do it that does not involve hurting or stealing). :-P I like that this plot is motived by realistic goals and that your villian is multi-faceted and unexpected. The demon part is a bit of a crutch, but very forgivable (I can not think of a better replacement that is not even more inconcievable and corny). I am definately going to try to find a way to bring it into my campaign even though I don't have any goblinoid tribes near my main city or use demons.

Tim C.

P.S. Your players probably killed everything because they are like most players. Poor DMs train them to be hack-n-slash, and if they can't kill it then that is the only time they will bother to figure out another solution.
Barbarian Horde
February 8, 2004, 0:49
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I think that some of you are missing the point. You should use these as ideas to more or less base your game on...you don't have to use it exactly as it's written. Employ a little creativity on your own end. Given the skeleton of what could be a great plot, develop it yourself.
CaptainPenguin
February 8, 2004, 1:38
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Well, we could do that, Anonymous, but that's not really what we want people to submit to the Plots section.
A skeleton of a plot goes in the Ideas section, not Plots.
MoonHunter
February 8, 2004, 2:55
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Given the fact that I have not seen Matze for four months, consider it posted.
Voted Murometz
February 8, 2008, 20:26
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This little plot has some potential.
Voted valadaar
December 19, 2011, 14:03
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An interesting start - a spark that could be easily built upon.



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       By: Almar

While setting up camp for the night, the PC's are aproached by another group of adventurers who seem nice enough. The road is somewhat dangerous and the other group suggests camping together. The two bands split watches, one adventurer from each group watching at once. The night goes by without incident, the next day the PC's travel with the other group as they are going the same way.

The group consists of Hordel the ranger, who is skilled with the bow. Hordel is a quiet man who speaks little but appears quite skilled. Dremar is a barbarian who is a little excentric, he seems to be an excasive drinker and thiunk that battle is the solution to everything. He appears to be a stout and powerful fighter with his greataxe. Ferrin is the leader of the group, a rouge by trade. He is daft and witty, speaking with the PCs often and asking many questions. He fights with finesse with his rapier. Preminitat as a cleric but he will not say which god he worships. He uses his spells to empower and heal his party and fights with a club. He sticks close to Ferrin. Ferrin is a great talker and tells much of himself and his party, but asks even more about the history and capabilities of the PCs. He tells of some adventures his party has had, and they seem like an interesting group of mercenaries. Hordel is quite and has little interest in speaking with the PCs, he ignores most questions. He spends a lot of time with Dremar and sometimes Ferrin. Dremar seems to not care about any questions ansked to him, nor does he seem to know the answers. He seems battle hardened and is a simple man. Preminitat rarely starts conversations but will speak with the PCs. However, some of his accounts of the party's history seem to condradict those of Ferrin.

The Party spends another night and day with Ferrin's group. One of four things can happen on the third night.
1: While eating dinner around the fire, Ferrin gets into an argument with one of the PCs when he/she mentions the discepincies between Ferrin's stories and Preminitat's.
2: Hordel gets mad after repeated questioning about his life from the PCs.
3. Preminitat gets mad after repeated questioning from the PCs about what god he worships.
4: One of the PCs rejects the offer of a drink from Dremar and he takes it as an insult.
All of these scenarios result in a battle between the parties. If Ferrin's party is defeated and still lives he swears vengance. His party may then cross paths with the adventurers again.

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