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The Galley of Death

The Galley of Death

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The Galley of Death

This One-Shot Adventure Module contains: 

  • The story for a single adventure
  • Builds for three different enemies / monsters
  • Builds for two kinds of friendly NPCs
  • A table for rolling events for a ship caught in a storm
  • A simple sketched map of a ship
  • Several high detail maps to be used in an online tabletop such as Roll20

The Story

The ruthless warlord Rahar controls large parts of the coastal regions in the northern lands with his small army of bandits and pirates. So far, he’s made a good fortune by extorting protection money from the local towns. However, recently he’s come across an even more lucrative venture: the slave trade. He uses his luxurious (and suspiciously affordable) inns along the northern coast to lure in travellers. Once they are boozed up and defenceless, his slavers can capture them without much resistance. These prisoners are then taken onto one of Rahar’s notorious “Galleys of Death” to be shipped to one of his many goldmines. There, they’ll either be held for ransom or put to work for the rest of their lives. All the towns of the northern coast buy into this scheme, because Rahar keeps other pirates at bay and pays handsomely for the goods he demands from each town.

In this 3- to 4-hour adventure, the players will be captured by one of Rahar’s slaver troops, led by his sadistic son Vanter. Will they escape their fate before they reach Rahar’s mines? Can they use their wits, strength and cunning, to escape the monstrous Vanter and his “Galley of Death”?

The Galley of Death Encounter Map

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Conor M October 24, 2021 8:00 pm UTC
Did they ever make a sequel or follow-up?
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Quickphix C October 25, 2021 6:42 am UTC
Hi Conor

Thank you for your interest in our adventure modules. Unfortunately, we never created a direct sequel to "Galley of Death". However, we did use the plans from an eventual sequel to create two other adventure modules.

1. "Don't Break your pick" tells the story of what is going on in Ragnar's mines
2. ...while "Bound in Chains" tells the story (although now with different characters) how Ragnar rose to power:

If you are looking to continue the story with your players, these two modules are probably the best place to start.

Kind regards and have fun playing

Your Quickphix Club
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Jeandré D May 04, 2020 7:54 am UTC
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