The Peasants' Fell Bargain: DCC-RPG Compatible 0-Level Adventure

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Lord Stenorian promises incredible rewards to find his son, but will you keep the bargain when you learn the truth?

For generations your village struggled to survive in the shadow of the distant Stenorian estate. Now raiders have overrun the ancient keep, and the lord and the lady of the manor come pleading for your help. The mighty Lord Stenorian offers you a deal too good to be true: find his son, hiding somewhere in the house, and he will use his supernatural power to reward you beyond your wildest dreams.

But the Stenorian manor holds secrets kept for centuries, and horrors you cannot imagine. When you learn the truth, will you keep your half of the fell bargain?

The Peasants’ Fell Bargain is an original Dungeon Crawl Classics compatible 0-Level funnel adventure, inspired by classic tales of horror and the original master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe. The module features 28-pages of adventure, illustrations, handouts, and game supplements, including “Encounter Cards” that judges can photocopy, cut out, and use to run combats.

For generations your village has lived and worked in the shadow of the Stenorian estate, which sits perched like an ancient bird of prey on a promontory at the edge of the mountains. You eked out a hard living through logging, mining, or planting the rocky Stenorian lands. Each year you made the three-mile trip up the mountain to pay rent and tribute to the men-at-arms standing watch at the keep’s gate….The years went by, and nothing changed.

Now the Lord Stenorian himself has come, begging for your help. “My men are slain, my father is missing, and I have nowhere else to turn. My son! My son Michael is still hiding somewhere in the keep. Find him! Save him! Do this for me, and I will reward you beyond your wildest imaginings.” His eyes burn with a frightening intensity. “Hear me. Return my boy to me, and ask what you will. I promise you, if it is in my power, I will grant it.” These last words seem to echo inside your minds as visions of a new future for you and your family float before you.