Intrigue in Haicheng

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I’ve created a new Scarlet Heroes character for a solo urban adventure.

Yao Meihui

Yao Meihui is an assassin from the city of Haicheng. She has worked for the Ghost Mountain bandits of the Altgrimmr Mountains, tracking down and assassinating the members of a party of adventurers who attacked their mountain stronghold and plundered their wealth. But recently the stronghold was attacked by the orc Shou of the mountains and the Ghost Mountain bandits were scattered, so Meihui has returned to Haicheng. Her ambition is to explore the Altgrimmr Mountains and retrieve the wealth of their hidden places. But first she will see if there is any work for her in the city.

Meihui is a first level fighter with the following traits:

  1. Assassin: 2
  2. Fleet-footed: 1
  3. Quick Reflexes: 1
  4. Friend to the Ghost Mountain Bandits: 1

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Tanguyan – Part Two

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Here is the second part of this adventure in which Gong Trond explores the island of Tanguyan to the south of Haicheng, searching for the ruined Temple of the Blue Pagoda. The Temple holds a precious relic, a blue jade idol of the goddess Mimamsa. If Trond can return the idol to the Five Pinnacle Pagoda in Haicheng then he can collect a reward of 300 gold pieces. But a rival explorer named Kitano Aamir has the same intention and reached Tanguyan before him. I’m using The Location Crafter from Word Mill to randomly generate the island as Trond explores it.

Trond is a third level thief with the following traits:

  • Ruin Explorer: 4
  • Great Stealth: 3
  • Friend to the Black Sapphire Tong: 1
  • Resist the Red Tide: 1

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Tanguyan – Part One

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I’ve returned to my Scarlet Heroes campaign. This is the first part of an adventure in which the thief Gong Trond explores an island in search of a ruined temple. Instead of using the usual process for solo wilderness exploration in the Scarlet Heroes rulebook, I’m using The Location Crafter from Word Mill to randomly generate the island as Trond explores it. The adventure was inspired by the Duelling Explorers and Lost Shrine tags in the Adventure Tags section of the Scarlet Heroes rulebook.

Trond is a third level thief with the following traits:

  • Ruin Explorer: 4
  • Great Stealth: 3
  • Friend to the Black Sapphire Tong: 1
  • Resist the Red Tide: 1

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Return to the Tang Palace

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In this Scarlet Heroes dungeon adventure the thief Gong Trond returns to the Tang palace in Haicheng to search for the treasure of Tang Guotin, the cult sorcerer whom he killed in his previous adventure. The cultists who lair in the palace worship Z’ol-Iku, the Immense One of the Deep, an enormous spherical being of tentacles, mouths and eye stalks who dwells in the deep sea. This time, unlike his previous adventure in the Tang palace, Trond will not be hunted by the city watch guards as he is dealing with the cultists with the approval of Magistrate Hao Ying of Haicheng.

Trond is a third level thief with the following traits:

  • Ruin Explorer: 4
  • Great Stealth: 3
  • Friend to the Black Sapphire Tong: 1
  • Resist the Red Tide: 1

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The Cult of Z’ol-Iku

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In this Scarlet Heroes adventure the thief Gong Trond attempts to reduce the Heat that he earned in the previous urban adventure in which he killed Cheng Detlef, a wealthy heir and a villainous sorcerer, along with many members of his gang.

Trond is a third level thief with the following traits:

  • Ruin Explorer: 4
  • Great Stealth: 3
  • Friend to the Black Sapphire Tong: 1
  • Resist the Red Tide: 1

This dungeon adventure is set in a palace where Trond has the chance to rescue the captives of a cult. I am using the guidelines for Dungeons with Alarms in the Scarlet Heroes rulebook. Using The Crimson Pandect from Sine Nomine Publishing I roll to randomly generate the deity venerated by the cult. The deity is aquatic, tentacular and deceitful. These traits seem to describe a Lovecraftian monster, so I think up an appropriate name and appearance for the deity.

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The Cave of the Howling Ghosts – Second Expedition

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One hex = six miles

In this Scarlet Heroes dungeon adventure the thief Gong Trond continues his exploration of the Cave of the Howling Ghosts. Trond is a second level thief with the following traits:

  1. Ruin Explorer: 3
  2. Great Stealth: 3
  3. Friend to the Black Sapphire Tong: 1
  4. Resist the Red Tide: 1

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