Monday, September 26, 2011
[September of Short Adventures] Day 21: The 4th Annual Trapbuilding Festival and Pig Roast.
The 4th Annual Trapbuilding Festival and Pig Roast
Synopsis: The city is holding it's annual gathering of amateur and professional trapbuilders to demonstrate their engineering prowess in creating traps to protect people's goods from those that would take them unlawfully. The traps are tested by sending a live pig in. The pigs that aren't killed via poison traps are then cooked for the pig roast. However, some of the contestants have been injured or gone missing since the festival began. The PCs have the option to either be judges for the competition, or enter the contest themselves with their own invention.
Background: Trapbuilders are a competitive bunch. The bragging rights won at this festival means that the winner will be the one chosen by kings and wizards to protect their domiciles. Needless to say, some of the competitors have chosen less scrupulous ways to turn the odds in their favor. Jaron the thief has been sabotaging the other traps, particularly if he knows that the trap's creator is coming to do maintenance, in order to create an "unfortunate accident". The wizard called Patrek has been using magic to do his dirty work, by polymorphing some of the competition into pigs to be used for testing, and the later roast. Neither man is working together, and may find themselves in each other's sights.
Jaron- 8th Level Thief; AC: 8; 23 hp; Dmg: 1d4 (dagger); Save: T8; Morale: 6; Alignment: Chaotic; Gear: leather armor, dagger, ring of invisibility, theif's tools
Patrek- 7th Level Magic-User; AC: 9; 16 hp; Dmg: 1d6 (staff); Save: M7; Morale: 8; Alignment: Chaotic; Gear: staff, spellbook; wand of polymorphing (5 charges left); Spells: GM's choice.