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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

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”?

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November 1st, 2019
Short, sweet and simple. Doesn't work with overly aggressive parties and still requires a little preparation time on the DM's side (other crewmembers, alternative ways to escape, diplomatic ending) - but it is definitely worth the read. Although the vi [...]
August 5th, 2019
nice idea - some things are too good to be true. great setting on the galley of death. [...]
July 28th, 2019
The DM went a bit overboard with the "provoking" part, but otherwise it was very challenging and fun. [...]
July 28th, 2019
As i recall, our pary barely survived this one. At first we were a little clueless and desperate but finally survived and had great fun [...]
July 28th, 2019
this is where you start to get suspicious of the sentence "have another one" for the rest of your dnd career. it was a pleasant easy going start, that turned to be a painfully, hard fought experience. I still carry one memento from this adven [...]
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August 15, 2019
This title was added to our catalog on July 23, 2019.