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SO19 Caverns of Calamity: Goblin's Rage



An Introductory Module for Player Characters Levels 1-3
Compatible with OSRIC and Most Fantasy RPG systems

A traveler from distant lands threatens the fragile peace of Dùn Loachas.
He brings his new gods and a desire to unite local humanoid tribes for war.
You are the only ones standing in this madman’s way, can you save the day?

Greetings adventurers and Game Masters! 

I am very excited to announce the release of CAVERNS OF CALAMITY: GOBLIN’S RAGE; an introductory-level fantasy adventure intended for 4 to 6 neophyte player characters of levels 1 to 3. GOBLIN'S RAGE is the second in a three part series which is an homage to the classic adventures of old. The series began with KOBOLD'S FURYcontinues here, and ends in ORC’S WRATH (October 2020). This adventure is written to be compatible with OSRIC and other OSR games; and is useable with most fantasy ruleset. 

Synopsis: In this adventure your players will be employed by a gnomish inventor’s organization, the Gnomish Advanced Research Institute (or G.A.R.I. for short). The gnomes recently discovered a cache of rare mushrooms from the other side of the known world being traded on the local black market.

The black market sellers of this rare botanical treasure (rumoured to be a pinkish-white fungus with red “blood” drops which ooze from its cap, known as the “Devil’s Tooth”) were intent on keeping their identity a secret. Unfortunately for them, once this exotic plant came to the attention of the ever inquisitive and highly resourceful gnomes they quickly discovered (through diligent sleuthing, liberal bribes and much snooping) the source of the fungi: a set of caverns in the far southern foothills of Dùn Loachas. An expedition team of G.A.R.I. researchers was organized swiftly and set off in search of these botanical rarities, but they never returned!

Unbeknown to the gnomes, their expeditionary team was walking into the dragon’s den! For the cavern was guarded by a pack of bloodthirsty humanoids (goblins and bugbears), intent on keeping this valuable prize to themselves. They slew some of the gnome researchers and captured others, in hopes of quashing any outside knowledge of their valuable prize. 

So the gnomes have turned to professional adventurers to save the day. They gnomes need the players to investigate the caverns, recover the plants they need for their research, and find and rescue members of the prior expeditionary force, if at all possible. 

Are your players up to the challenge?

This adventure revisits the frontier village of Dùn Loachas (which translates as Fort Valour in the Common tongue), which lies on the borderlands of the marauder infested Parched Desert. The entire story arch will take your players from levels 1 to 3, and makes an excellent start for a new campaign! While written as the second in a series of adventures, Goblin's Rage may also be run as a stand-alone adventure; there is guidance throughout the module on how the GM may run it in either mode (e.g. a stand-alone or series adventure). In the initial adventure in the series (KOBOLD'S FURY) the players were up against a den of kobolds, seeking to to secure a rubber plant and rescue one of the gnome researchers. In this installment they will face stronger foes when they invade a cavern complex full of goblins and bugbears! These fearsome foes occupy a set of caverns and the remains of an ancient cult shrine which lay further up the cliffside from the kobold den explored last time.

Goblin's Rage Dungeon Map


Cartography by Dyson Logos, as modified by Louis "sirlou" Kahn, all rights reserved.

Author's Note: As an added bonus, your purchase includes the standard revised version and the original banned version! "Banned version", you ask? Yup, that's right, I pulled a Laura Roslof and the powers that be here at Starry Knight Press DID NOT approve of the more gratuitous cover & the spicy image in the ad copy! So the original got recalled & I had to redo it. But now you get both versions!

SO19 Banned version

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!

I hope you and your players enjoy this adventure, and that you enjoy all three installments of the “CAVERNS OF CALAMITY” series! Thank you for supporting Starry Knight Press!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
September 2020

This product is part of the three part CAVERNS OF CALAMITY series, the chapters of which are: SO18 KOBOLD'S FURY, SO19 GOBLIN'S RAGE, and SO20 ORC'S WRATH!!

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