Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Jeff's 20 Questions

Inspired by this: http://jrients.blogspot.co.uk/2011/04/twenty-quick-questions-for-your.html

What is the deal with my cleric's religion?
Assume fantasy versions of mythical era religions. The most prevalent local pantheon is the Olympian but Egyptian and Babylonian pantheons would both be appropriate.

Where can we go to buy standard equipment?
Cannakale has a variety of stores the one most often frequented for adventuring equipment is The Trading Post run by Rannos Daval and Gremag.

Where can we go to get platemail custom fitted for this monster I just befriended?
Constantinople. Full plate is only crafted by the dwarves and they very rarely sell it to anyone.

Who is the mightiest wizard in the land?
A Wizard from Briton is studying in  Athens at the moment. He is supposed to be exceptionally powerful.

Who is the greatest warrior in the land?
The most respected Soldier at this time is Flavius Iustinus Augustus Head of the imperial Guard.
Foreign warriors of note are Thrasamund King of the Vandals is considered quite puissant. Theoderic the Great Ruler of the Ostrogoths and the king of Italy is responsible for the Sacking of Rome.

Who is the richest person in the land?
Emperor Anastasius I

Where can we go to get some magical healing?
The Olympian temple has some low level clerics and adepts that are willing to cast first level cleric spells for a donation of 250gp.
The Arena also has some skilled medics

Where can we go to get cures for the following conditions: poison, disease, curse, level drain, lycanthropy, polymorph, alignment change, death, undeath?
Torendil The high priest of Hades knows some remove affliction and Raise dead rituals but charges heavily for them.

Is there a magic guild my MU belongs to or that I can join in order to get more spells?
Good Question. Wizards probably need to have attended a university. The nearest one is either Athens, Constantinople or perhaps Alexandria. Valtrun might have some spells and rituals for sale as well.

Where can I find an alchemist, sage or other expert NPC?
There is a sage in town named Valthrun. There are no alchemists in town but there are some crazy mages in a fort near Troy that sometimes bring potion to town.

Where can I hire mercenaries?
The Arena

Is there any place on the map where swords are illegal, magic is outlawed or any other notable hassles from Johnny Law?
The law in Cannakale is harsh and sponsored by the church of Hades. Unless you are a citizen, noble or Knight you may not have weapons larger than a Dagger in Constantinople.

Which way to the nearest tavern?
Cannakale’s Tavern is called The Falling Star.

What monsters are terrorizing the countryside sufficiently that if I kill them I will become famous?
There is something impersonating the cursed knight Sir Oni, probably any Dragon.

Are there any wars brewing I could go fight?
The Western empire is overrun by Goths and Monsters (now that Rome has been sacked a couple of times). 

How about gladiatorial arenas complete with hard-won glory and fabulous cash prizes?
The Arena needs monsters and warm up fighters. Constantinople has the Hippodrome that is always looking for people to fight Lions and participate in Chariot Races.

Are there any secret societies with sinister agendas I could join and/or fight?
Yes there is probably a mystery cult for most of the Olympian Deities in town, probably a Mithraic Cult as well and maybe some for the strange foreign gods.

What is there to eat around here?
Greek and Turkish food.

Any legendary lost treasures I could be looking for?
In Troy:
The sword of Troy
The Apple of discord
Bits of the Trojan Horse
Paris’ bow
Hector’s sword
Ajax’ hammer
Achilles’ Armour

Where is the nearest dragon or other monster with Type H treasure?
Cryofang the White Lairs in the Black Wood Mountain Southeast of Town.