Many (but far from all) of the ruins and places of adventure in my This is Thracia Campaign have been revealed on the table map, some by exploration and others by Rumour.
is a selection of some of them and what happened there according to
people in the arena: (players in This is Thracia should not follow the
Hermean Standing Stones -
These four standing stones within half a day of Cannakale are inscribed
with Hermean Symbols. In the center of them is another stone inscribed
with a Teleport Circle.
The Thorn Rimmed Mirror
- Hidden a couple of days march into the Black Wood. This man high
mirror stands covered by a Canvas tarpaulin in the center of a circle of
Briars. It is reputedly a gateway to the realm of the Goblin King.
“It is the portal to the realm of the idiot djinns - a vector for a disease of the mind.” - Farouqe
The Ruins of the Haunted city are cursed by Hecate. It is said that any
who fall here are doomed to rise again and that many of the heroes who
fell in its siege now rule the city as undead lords. Adventurers have
only braved its walls once thus far even though great treasures are said
to be hidden within.
it's full of unkillable undead spirits bound by a curse that has
endured for centuries, but the architecture is quite lovely.” - Xavian
The Greatest Thief in the Mediterranean.
The Haunted Manor House
- An Abandoned manor house belonging to the foxglove family, before
Adventurers burnt it down. Reputed to be both Haunted and home to a
particularly creepy Ghoul who was apparently obsessed with Dianakous.
Luckily nothing unusual has happened there since it was burnt down,
though no one has been back to check.
The Bugbear Cave -
Also in the Black Wood, located at the top of a scree slope. This
cavern complex employs well organised Bugbear Guards and a variety of
creepy Spider’s and weird looking Elves.
assured me that the majority of them were huge, beastly creatures,
mostly bigger than a horse - just the prospect of those seemed worth the
journey. Well, the first spiders we found were nothing of the sort:
rather they were tiny, scuttling things cast at me by a robed Elf. And
besides that, there were Bugbears - and more Bugbears. Where these giant
spiders Iola spoke of were hiding is a mystery to me” - Mouse
The Haunted Prison -
Located north of the Moat House in Temple Valley and south of the Black
Wood Mountains. The tower has long since toppled but the prisons
beneath it are intact. It was here that Domnicus Asiagenus (the former
Legate of Cannakale) fled with the severed head of his wife and turned
her into a Flesh Golem, before Magnicus Judged him with The Hammer of
The Sunken Keep
- This keep south of the Temple River was swallowed by the earth
leaving it at the bottom of a deep ravine. Inhabited by warring tribes
of Kobolds and Goblins. The adventurers who delved within emerged with
the hide of a White Dragon.
The Ruined Keep
- Twin to the Sunken Keep, these two fortresses were built to guard
against the return of the temple but soon fell into disuse as the
resources of the empire were spent elsewhere. The single foray into it
has revealed Goblins and Hobgoblins working towards a sinister aim but
no other details.
The Caverns of Thracia
- One of the first places explored by adventurers, these ruins and
tunnels lie under a strange jungle. The most recent foray here nearly
ended in disaster, with the Delvers having to escape using a bodged
linked portal scroll.
The Temple River - Several explored and half explored complexes lie along this valley. The Strange Elven burial mound with moving walls, The Ruined Bridge and the Troll infested tunnels beneath it. The Moat house (now cleared and re occupied by Temple Forces
three times), There was also a Giant Owlbear that had it’s lair in the
valley and A Gaint is rumoured to keep a herd of Elephants in there as
Other briefly explored locations: There
are sea caves near town regularly used by smugglers and pirates. A fort
run by a Mage researching the curse just south of Troy. A dungeon
complex southeast of town that houses a Gorgimera that the arena has
offered a reward for. A dwarven fortress lost to Orcs at the eastern end
of the Blackwood. Not to mention the lairs of several Dragons and the
The Players also have a document of information they have assembled and session summaries and it can be viewed here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1rJDadZ0oZvJYBv7KgXYrlHcRRjBwGfWa7Nr6yZupu-o/edit?usp=sharing
Where would you like to go adventuring?
Also the diet bet is working, I weight 14st 5lbs and have lost 5lbs this month.