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SO9 Down the Wishing Well

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A One-On-One Adventure
Compatible with Most Fantasy RPG systems
Intended for one GM and one player character of levels 1 to 2
Easily adaptable for a party of 4-6 players of levels 1 to 2 

The ancient village of Standown protects the entrance to The Dales.
The Little Folk who dwell there have been protected by a goddess.
But the goddess has been silent and evil has grown in her absence.
So it’s up to you to go down the wishing well and come back a hero!

Hello and welcome, adventurers and Game Masters!

I am really pleased to announce the release of “Down The Wishing Well”. It was written as a One-On-One adventure for one GM and one player (with a pre-generated halfling hero included), but it is easily adaptable to accommodate a party of 4-6 players of levels 1 to 2. Not only is this my first One-On-One adventure, but this scenario also introduces an new nation to my publiched campaign world of Terrans, The Dales: the ancestral home of the small folk of the realm. 

Synopsis: This adventure takes place in the player’s home village of Standown, an ancient habitation which lies on the extreme western border of a land mass known as The Dales. It is the ancestral home of the small folk of the realm: halflings, gnomes and dwarves. During the age of creation the goddess Brigid, the protector of the small folk in this realm and others, brought forth the impassable mountains which surround the valley, to provide her charges with some protection from predation by the Big Folk. Thus, Standown lies at a critical strategic point: the entrance to the sole path through peaks separating The Dales from the human lands to the west.I wrote this adventure to commemorate my 50th birthday, and while that is not as auspicious an occassion as a halflings 111st birthday, I felt my half century mark deserved a celebratory dungeon crawl featuring some of my favourite elements of the FRPG genre! There are plenty of Easter eggs for fans of the genre and 80s kids! Here, in this adventure, you will find a plucky little hero, a village in the grip of a cruel overlord, puzzles and traps, scary beasties, magical wishes, and dreams coming true! So carry on dear reader and prepare for an exciting journey down the wishing well!

The village has not always known peace: centuries ago a brief but brutal war was fought here, when evil humans attempting to invade and plunder this region. They were stopped, with the intervention of the goddess’ champion, in a climactic battle at the spot where the village now sits; the humans were forced to “stand down” and reach an armistice. From that day on the village was known as Standown, in remembrance of the importance of peace and cooperation between the races.

Now, once again, evil assails the village of Standown, this time in the guise of the corrupt Sheriff Margreth, an anti-paladin who, in league with evil humanoids, is plotting an invasion of the village and the destruction of The Dales! This evil has awoken the goddess Brigid and she is looking for a new champion to remove the cruel Sheriff in a trial by combat! Meanwhile, your player feels an unnaturally strong desire to climb down the Old Well just outside the village on their birthday (which was a common rite of passage a long time ago), not knowing they are in for more than they bargained for as it is the goddess calling them…DOWN THE WISHING WELL!

Table of Contents and the Wishing Well Map

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Cartography by Louis "sirlou" Kahn, all rights reserved

This supplement contains a completely original one-shot adventure, ready for immediate use with very little preparation by the GM or the players! This book contains great Old School art and maps, with detailed encounters for each area. An Old School hex map of adventure’s locale in The Dale, is also included, with information on geography, local settlements, and showing areas for further exploration. Lastly, the scenario includes a carefully crafted Pre-generated Halfling Hero presented with all necessary stats and gear, ready for immediate use by player. As a bonus this PC is specially laid iout in a handy character sheet, so the GM can simply print out the page and hand it to their player.

This book features 28 pages of excitement and thrills, with your player facing diverse challenges, including some that are out of this world, and it is sure to please discerning GMs and players everywhere!

PLUS you also get a free copy of my 2021 Starry Knight Press Catalog, which has information on all of my modules and supplements, as well as maps of the known portions of my campaign world of Terrans, and bonus content (new monsters and magic items for OSR/5E) from my published books!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
October 2018

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