Advanced Search

SOS13 Trouble Over Terrans
Quick Preview

SOS13 Trouble Over Terrans

Watermarked PDF


A High-Level Fantasy Adventure for Player Levels 8 to 10
Intended for Use with Most Fantasy Roleplaying Games

After discovering a wondrous vessel capable of flying among the heavens, you managed to somehow
activate the vessel. Flying under unknown power and seeming of its own accord, the mysterious ship
has now transported you high above the clouds, soaring into the æther over the planet you call home.
Now the ship has lost power, your air is dwindling and you find yourself in deep trouble over Terrans.

Greetings adventurers and Game Masters! 

I am very happy to release the thirteenth adventure in my Old School SeriesTROUBLE OVER TERRANS. This short scenario may be used to bring your formerly terrestrial bound players into a wider world of travel among the stars! It is intended for 4 to 6 veteran player characters of levels 8 to 10. In this adventure the players found themselves adrift in the space above the planet Terrans, stranded aboard the inter-spherical ship Marigold, with limited power and a dwindling oxygen supply. The Marigold was featured in our prior adventure SOS11 Ren’s Final Flight, and a map of the ship is included scenario as well.

Synopsis: The adventure begins with players aboard a vessel in low orbit. The ship is on emergency power, having used its reserves to attain orbit. The players have but 15 minutes of oxygen and no motive power. Given this predicament, the ship begins broadcasting a distress signal in Galactic Common on all wavelengths. Shortly thereafter, a response is heard coming over the ship’s internal speakers. They hear the following: “Ahoy distressed vessel, we are coming alongside. By the Spacefarer’s Code, we claim this vessel and all its contents as salvage. Prepare to be boarded”.

Unfortunately for the players, their “rescuers” are a band of piratical marauders who will deem the “contents” of the vessel to include them as well, and they want in to claim their bounty!

Will you players defeat these space pirates and find their way back to terra firm or will they choose to ply the stars?  


SOS13_map1 SOS13_map2

MARIGOLD: Cartography by Louis "sirlou" Kahn, all rights reserved.
DARK PEARL: © Rick Hershey/Fat Goblin Games (as modified by Louis Kahn/Starry Knight Press). All rights reserved. 

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.


This adventure was written to be generic and compatible with most fantasy role-playing games (FRPG), and should be useable with OSRIC, 5E and most FRPG ruleset. Minimal statistics are included in the text of the adventure, but complete OSR statistics are included in the appendices for the new foe presented in this adventure, the alien hippo race known as the Hippopuli. This scenario also features an exciting group of four new magical items, including new advanced technology (e.g. the powered suit) as well as standard old world fare! Two large scale maps of the two vessels involved in the scenario are also included for use as GM reference maps, as player handouts, or for personal use with virtual tabletops. This module is of interest to my long time readers as it continues our expansion into the stars and beyond!

PLUS you get a free copy of my 2022 Starry Knight Press Catalog, which has information on all of my modules and supplements, as well as maps of the known portions of the sphere of Terrans where my campaigns take place.

I hope you and your players enjoy this scenario. Thank you for supporting Starry Knight Press

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
March 2022

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (0)
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Copy/paste disabled
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
22.5 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
March 16, 2022
This title was added to our catalog on March 16, 2022.