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SOS5 The Tainted Ossuary

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A One-Page Fantasy Adventure for Player Levels 2 to 4
Compatible with OSRIC and Most Fantasy RPG systems

The Scalar townsfolk have buried their dead in the ossuary just outside their village for centuries.
However, the arrival of a “mysterious stranger” has stirred up those interred in these catacombs.
The local Sheriff has asked for your help cleansing the place. Will you brave the tainted ossuary?

Greetings adventurers and Game Masters! 

I am pleased to announce release of the fifth adventure in my Old School Series, and my third One-Page Dungeon, THE TAINTED OSSUARY"! This adventure is intended for 4 to 6 new adventurers of levels 2 to 4. In this scenario, which the Game Master may flesh out on their own initiative or simply run "as is", your players will be entering these ancient catacombs, on the request of the local Sheriff, to get the bottom of disturbances among the dead and buried there.

Synopsis: The “mysterious stranger” the villagers speak of was a treasure hunter named Slif Yorgen. He came here following rumours about a powerful wizard, known as the Magister. Legends claim she had the power to raise the dead and control frost magics; and that she was buried with her prized magics in this ossuary, near her birthplace. Slif found and dug up her tomb, but he struck an underground aquifer in the process, flooding the catacombs. Sadly, he learned the legends were only partially true: the Magister was interred here with her magic…but she was not quite dead!

This one-page generic scenario is written to be compatible with OSRIC, most retroclones and should be useable with any FRPG ruleset. 

PLEASE NOTE: This book is presented in LANDSCAPE format, so when printing it out it is important to adjust your double-sided printing to flip the book on the SHORT-EDGE and not the long-edge, or the back pages will be upside down. This also means the quick preview here may appear squished into portrait mode, sorry. Below is a preview of what the cover (and book) looks like in landscape format.


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 scenario. Thank you for supporting Starry Knight Press!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
March 2021

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This title was added to our catalog on March 08, 2021.