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The Fettered Factory


The Fettered Factory

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The party aid a friend, a market trader, and to express his gratitude he gifts them an antique, a leather yoke, which would normally go over the head of an ox to drag a heavy load - only this item fits the head of a person. As the party unpack the yoke, they notice on its oilcloth wrapping a faint map to a location, labelled as Xaganis, in a remote mountain valley. Discreet inquiries reveal this as the name of an ancient Deep of the Aliens, its location thought lost to history. Legend says that Dwarves labored there in centuries past to manufacture strange Machines for their Alien overlords.

The party set out in search of the Deep in the hopes of recovering unclaimed riches. They arrive in the valley to find ruined structures on the surface, inhabited by a tribe of laborers who call themselves the Xagani. The tribespeople labor ever still, extracting ore from nearby quarries and dropping it down a chute, which they believe leads to an underground Factory. The Xagani relate that their forefathers told tales of Dwarves from the Factory appearing on the surface from time to time, but that these sightings came to an abrupt end a generation or so ago - and yet the underground Factory appears somehow still to turn. The Xagani welcome the party by throwing a feast in honor of their deity, Arah, the Goddess of Labor.

The Fettered Factory is an adventure for 4th-6th level characters. The material is written for Worlds Without Number and includes notes for conversion to other OSR systems.

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