Emperor Falserin will marry in a month and a gift is in order - the adventurerÂ´s are hired to bring in the city the fabled unicorn to augment the prestige of emperorÂ´s zoo. By chance, rumors of sighting of this fabled beast have resurfaced in a deep forest near a small village…
Armed with the knowledge that only a virgin can tame the unicorn, the party can go on… the reward should be truly exceptional.
In the village the sightings are confirmed in an ancient glade/stone circle, villagers are really sympathetic and helpful, but will not wander too deep in the forest.
First problem - Find a virgin (young daughter of the villager who shelters the adventurerÂ´s is one and she falls in love with one of the party - seduced by the prospect of extraordianaly life of adventure as opposed to the boring one in the village.
Second problem - There is a band of orcs, sighted by villagers that established a camp in ancient ruins nearby - villagers believe they are hunting the unicorn.
Third problem - Virgin must be alone or watched from a safe distance so that the unicorn comes to her - he can be easily afraid. The unicorn will come only at night.
Fourth problem - The unicorn is not one, but a Ki-Lin (Rolemaster term) - undistinguishable from a unicorn, except for an evil sparkle in the eyes, but thouroughly evil. The orcs are not hunting the unicorn but worshipping the Ki-Lin. Any virgin wanting to tame a Ki-Lin meets with a rather gruesome death.
“Classic” story flow would be as follows - the party finds the village, hopefully finds the virgin, protects the glade and the unicorn from orcs to find the horrible truth… Then it is up to them - follow the Ki-lin to avenge the girl, wipe the orcs who will not let Ki-Lin be killed easily, explain all this to the villagers and face their employer explaining that they could really not bring back the unicorn alive (maybe a trophy on the wall?)