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A one night job in Jalizar, the City of Thieves: you must sneak in the palace of Val Catha, a dangerous sorceror if one ever existed, and ransack it. You can keep everything you find, apart the content of a crystal strongbox and will have a full bag of gold on top of it, too. The palace owner is currently out of town, only his dim-witted servant is at home, so what can possibly go wrong? 
Combat, sea chases, dangerous explorations and an ancient secret await the hero in the first, introductory adventure of Beasts & Barbarians Steel Edition!  

This scenario is an excellent way to start your adventures in the Dread Sea Dominions.
It is designed for a party of four Seasoned characters with 20 XP, but it can be easily altered to fit more powerful or numerous groups.

It includes a variety of situations: social interactions (Persuasion and a good Charisma could be
very useful there), some good old-fashioned breaking and entering (Lockpicking and Stealth), a dangerous sea voyage (Boating) and a number of combats (any combat skill).

In addition, having a character with some Knowledge (Arcana) could give some extra insights to the party.

Although all the Skills above are useful, they are not essential to complete the adventure successfully.

Parts in italics are meant to be read aloud or paraphrased to the players.

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April 15th, 2018
I really like most of the Beasts and Barbarians adventures but this one is really not my favourite. The backgroundstory is not explainend sufficiently, so that, as a gamemaster I don´t get a lot of plont point. Especially the reason for the existence [...]
November 28th, 2017
"Soul in the Water" is a 20 pages (+ Stats) adventure by Umberto Pignatelli for (the new edition of) "Beasts & Barbarians". The first part of this adventure takes place at Jalizar : however (unlike "the Crying Mother") [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on August 21, 2017.