Friday, July 25, 2014

The Dreaded Perilous Pit

I recently bought Pits & Perils (which can be found here), and I have really fallen in love with the game mechanics. So, I started putting together a basic campaign pitch (centered around a dungeon, of course).


In the southern marches of Generika lies the small backwater village of Rockford. This hamlet straddles the broad river that flows out of the eastern hills. A border town, Rockford lies on the most extreme southern borderlands of the Blandish Kingdom. A small muddy track crosses the river Broad and trails away south towards the rocky hills of Sumotherland.

Directly across the river Broad lies the darkened Lichwood. A haunted forest shunned by the good-folk of Rockford. Legends tell of a haunted keep, called the Perilous Pit, which is located beneath those dark and gnarly trees. Many an adventurous soul has wandered south into the shade of those trees, never to be seen again. A few hardy souls have come crawling back with tales of foul beasts, and heaps of treasure there for the taking.

The lone inn of Rockford, the Broken Keg, is the gathering place for travellers upon the kings road as well as adventurers who would risk life and limb to gain the spoils of the Perilous Pit.

The Church of Law is the major religious institution of Blandish.
The various dukes of Sumotherland are locked in constant warfare.
The Elves live away west in the Glorfindales, a forest of ancient trees.
The Dwarves live east in the Bearded Hills.
King Verios Bland IV rules the Blandish Kingdom.
The last alliance of Men, Elves, and Dwarfs defeated the Lich-King at the battle of Rockford at the end of the last age (over 500 years ago).
The Bishop, Pontificus the Pious is the head of the church.

The Lich-King controls the Undead of the Pit.
An Ancient Black Dragon rules the lower levels.
Bandits roam the Lichwood.
The Silver Daggers adventuring company never returned from the Pit.
The Lady of Stone rules the kobolds.
The bandit known as the Hawk Lord hides out in the Lichwood.
The Lich-King is an evil ancient elf from the Age of Dawn.
The Lich-King is demi-god, cursed with Undeath by the Lords of Law.
Orcs are undead-elves.

Orcs can only be destroyed by fire.

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