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A One-Shot Adventure
Compatible with Most Fantasy RPG systems
Recommended for 4-6 player characters of levels 2 to 4

The traveling faire’s prized pachyderm has been stolen by an evil wizard!
He plans to kill and carve up the great beast for spell components!
Can you rescue the wondrous beast and save Wyatt’s faire?

Hello and welcome, adventurers and Game Masters!

In this adventure your players will meet and help the ringmaster of the “Faire Fantastic”, a charismatic young man named Wyatt Ferris. Wyatt needs the players’ help because the prize attraction of his faire, a rare and exotic elephant named Nellie, has been stolen by a dastardly mage named Rickard. The man tried to force Wyatt to sell Nellie to him but Wyatt repeatedly refused the offer, as the evil mage told him he intended to kill the glorious beast and use the body for spell components and its head as a trophy! Rejected, the mage returned later and when he left again the elephant had vanished! Now Wyatt needs the party’s help to rescue his prized pachyderm, preferably before the next night’s show!

SYNOPSIS: This is a one-shot adventure I designed and wrote specifically for inclusion in the “The Adventures of Wyatt” charity bundle which was available here on DriveThruRPG in November 2017, all of which was meant to honour the life of fellow gamer Wyatt Ferris, whose young life was tragically ended far too soon by the scourge of self-harm. This module was doneated to that worthy cause along with two of my other  RPG books (the one-shot adventure SO1 Eternal Knight and the inaugural issue of my OSR zine Cavalier Attitude). All of my proceeds from the sales of that bundle were donated to The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in Wyatt's memory!

If you or someone you know is in crisis, please reach out for help: you are not alone and help is available. If you or anyone you know needs help, you can find it by reaching out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

This book is now available direct from me here (as a non-charity purchase) as part of the #PlayForWyatt Movement, where GMs like me continue to pay tribute to Wyatt by inlcuding him in our adventures and allowing him to live on within the fantasy worlds he loved to play in!

I wrote this module to be generic and system agnostic, and it is useable with most fantasy RPG systems, including the world’s most famous role-playing game and OSR retro-clones. This module provides background information and additional areas for adventure for those GM’s setting their campaigns in the author’s ever expanding campaign world, which now comprises four different kingdoms: JarlburghAlderburghThe Red Eagle Barony, and Dún Loachas. This adventure takes place in southern Alderburgh, southeast of the Harquebusier Academy featured in my collaborative module S1 The Trials of the Shootist; it also lies due south east of the ancient crumbling mage’s keep that is the focus of module SK2 Scoundrel’s Run. Both of these books are available for purchase here on DrivethruRPG.

As an ADDED BONUS, as a purchaser of one of my modules you also get a FREE copy of my 2019 Starry Knight Press Catalog!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
November 2017

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