Tomb Robbers of the Crystal Frontier

Adipose Mab’s Mule Train

Adipose Mab

6 HP, 1 Armor, 10 STR, 16 DEX, 14 WIL, small sword (d8) or light crossbow (d6)

  • Scholarly Training: With an hour of time, once per day, Mab can comprehend languages, read magic, and identify magical objects.
  • Chirurgeonly Training: With an hour of time, once per day, Mab can restore 1d6 STR or DEX to an individual.


3 HP, 1 Armor, 10 STR, 15 DEX, 6 WIL, sledgehammer (d8, bulky)

  • Gemcutting Training: With 10 minutes of careful exertion, Flash may safely facet by succeeding at a DEX save.

Kotto & Carrow Blüed

8 HP, 3 Armor, 15 STR, 15 DEX, 14 WIL, flamberge (d10, bulky)

  • Fraternal Rage: If either Kotto or Carrow is killed (or suffers Critical Damage) during combat, the other will enter a beserk state. All attacks gain the enhanced and blast qualities until they suffer Critical Damage.


4 HP, 2 Armor, 10 STR, 10 DEX, 10 WIL, axe/mace/spear/sword (d8)

Random Encounters

Hunting Echo

10 HP, 1 Armor, 10 STR, 15 DEX, 10 WIL, flensing wind (d8)

  • Glass Explosion: Melee and ranged attacks without the blast quality are impaired against the Hunting Echo, with melee attackers also suffering d4 damage for every attack made.
  • Eternal Recurrence: There is only one Hunting Echo, but it will always reform in 30-80 minutes when destroyed (unless the Sleeper is either awakened or slain).
  • Critical Damage: Arterial spray mixes with Tomb Crystal dust, and a new Echo forms in the shape of the victim (but with the statistics of the Hunting Echo). The new Echo will not reform upon destruction.

Glass Spiders

6 HP, 3 STR, 10 DEX, 6 WIL, bite (d6)

  • Will almost always attack, but will often retreat after one or more characters suffers Critical Damage. They will return later with the intention of feasting on anyone left behind.
  • Tenacious: Glass spiders do not check Morale (WIL save) unless reduced to 0 HP or faced with overwhelming force.
  • Critical Damage: Target suffers from spasmodic violence and attacks (enhanced damage) the nearest creature, then falls into a coma. They die in 1d6/2 days, or recover in 2d6 if hydrated and cared for.

Lith Mummy

6 HP, 12 STR, 8 DEX, 6 WIL, rend (d8)

  • Crystallized Flesh: All attacks from normal weapons are considered impaired.
  • Critical Damage: Suffer a level of Tomb Crystal Poisoning after the battle is over (see Appendix A).

Lith Zombies

6 HP, 10 STR, 6 DEX, 3 WIL, pummel (d6)

  • Crystal Encrusted: Always act last.
  • Mindless: Immune to all mind-influencing effects, including Morale.
  • Critical Damage: Suffer a level of Tomb Crystal Poisoning after the battle is over (see Appendix A).

Stylite’s Eyes

3 HP, 3 STR, 14 DEX, 12 WIL, burning gaze (d6)

  • Immaterial: : Immune to all attacks with normal weapons.
  • If destroyed, lower the Reaction of the Stylite by three steps when next encountering him.

Tomb Homunculi

3 HP, 5 STR, 10 DEX, 6 WIL, bite (d4)

  • Death Screech: If wounded without being killed (or suffering Critical Damage), A Homunculus emits a piercing cry that attracts another random encounter from this list in d6+1 Rounds.


8 HP, 2 Armor, 16 STR, 14 DEX, 8 WIL, claw (d8+d8)

  • Bite: A roll of 8 on either damage dice results in a 3rd, enhanced attack being rolled. The highest of the three rolls is kept.
  • Warded: Magical attacks are impaired against the bearowl.
  • Critical Damage: The bearowl seizes the victim in a bone-breaking hug, dealing an additional d6 STR damage as it attempts to crush them into a bloody pulp.

Priest’s Children

6 HP, 2 Armor, 12 STR, 8 DEX, 6 WIL, scimitar (d8)

  • Tenacious: Priest’s Children do not check Morale (WIL save) unless reduced to 0 HP or faced with overwhelming force
  • Critical Damage: Suffer a level of Tomb Crystal Poisoning after the battle is over (see Appendix A).

Exterior of Murkvey’s Rock

  • Burlap covered hole: Roll a Die of Fate to determine if the bearowl is present (1-3: present, 4-6: not present).

1) Surface Shaft

  • 20’ shaft: DEX save to climb walls without proper equipment.

2) Mirror of the Past

Events Witnessed Effects of Prolonged Viewing
2 A Crowned King and his Wazir tour a natural crystal cave, the Wazir gestures and the King sneers. Several vague ideas about crystal structure form occur to the viewer, providing “Training” in Tomb Crystal Faceting (see Appendix A).
3 Workers toil at the edge of exhaustion. They carve a throne, and connect it to machinery they’re installing in the walls and floors. The workers look back, eyes filled with hate. Lith Mummies, Wights and Zombies are treated as if they rolled Hostile for their Reaction and seek to immediately kill the viewer.
4 A Noble in battered armor kneels before a Crowned King. The King is angry. He grips the throne, and Burning Rays from the walls melt the Noble. A curse of rage boils within, making the viewer yearn for brutal combat. Viewer will no longer use ranged weapons, and must make a WIL save to retreat from battle.
5 A group of Nobles force one of their own into a gilded suit of red-hot armor. He screams, and pleads. A Sad Woman in chains watches. Sympathetic magic burns and boils across the viewer. They take d6 STR damage in ugly blisters and rashes as they’re cooked by the body’s own fires.
6 A Crowned King sits on the throne in the gilded chamber. Nobles and Concubines kneel before him, including a Sad Woman. The viewer’s manner changes. Sneering disregard and cold command come more naturally now. The viewer becomes imperious, with Reaction results reduced by one step for most social interactions. Hirelings treat their Reaction results as one step higher instead.
7 A Crowned King slumps on his throne in the dark. He coughs blood into his sleeve, eyes wild. A Gilded Guard and silent concubines stand at his side. The King’s pain causes sympathetic lung disease. The viewer coughs and hacks when they’re under stress, making stealth impossible until cured.
8 A Sad Woman stares at the dying Crowned King. She smiles at the King’s monsterous Gilded Guard, who nods back. A sense of fulfillment and the inevitability of revenge sets in the viewer’s mind. Gain 1 WIL in steadiness of purpose.
9 Incense, wailing and pomp as a Crowned King’s corpse is placed on his throne. His weight arms the room’s traps. An understanding of the nature of traps within the tomb dawns on the viewer - they gain knowledge of the importance and use of the King’s Mark (Areas 8 and 11).
10 Concubines and Nobles drink poison from golden goblets and collapse into frothing heaps. A Sad Woman slips something from a vial into her cup. Witnessing such foolish acts of devotion, and feeling sympathetic effects of the Empyrean poisons grants the viewer +1 STR due to an enhanced constitution.
11 Draped in golden robes, a robed Wazir walks into the silent tomb. He seals the crystals behind him, and drinks from a poisoned cup. A curse of compulsion to duty and truth seeps into the viewer. They are unable to lie without suffering internal bleeding (d6 STR damage per lie).
12 A Crowned King—now the Dead King—mummifies on his throne. The corpse’s weight keeps the machinery in the walls primed to trigger their Burning Rays. Death’s inevitability settles to ride the viewer’s soul. Any attack that targets the viewer deals double damage if the maximum amount is rolled.

4) Singing Crystals

  • Crystal Columns: Crystals can be avoided by succeeding at a DEX save. Failure results in d6 DEX damage from the painful warbling sounds produced, and any hesitation in immediately leaving the room as the sound intensifies will provoke a STR save, with failure leading to unconsciousness and death by the end of 10 minutes.
  • Two Corpses: See Empyrean Panoply in Appendix C.

5) Murkvey’s Camp

  • Canvas Bundles: Lower the Reaction of Murkvey and his men by 1 step due to the party’s presence in their camp.


6) Encysted Beast

Bloated Monstrosity

10 HP, 3 Armor, 15 STR, 5 DEX, 8 WIL, claws and tentacles (d8, blast)

  • Death Wish: Both Reaction and Morale do not apply to the Monstrosity.
  • Crystal Plating: All attacks from normal weapons are impaired, unless the player specifically targets the face.
  • Resilience: The Monstrosity regenerates 2 STR per round, even after it’s dead or reduced to fragments. If killed, it will be able to fight again at 6 STR. It may only be permanently slain by being dissolved in alchemical spirits.
  • Poisonous: Striking the Monstrosity creates a cloud of Tomb Crystal dust and a spray of crystal shards. After any combat where the Monstrosity has been attacked (damaged or not) anyone who was in the same location must make a STR save or suffer a level of Tomb Crystal Poisioning (see Appendix A).
  • Critical Damage: The Monstrosity inexorably crushes the victim, whose bloody remains are are absorbed into the Monstrosity’s cancerous bulk. It restores 6 STR and its attacks are treated as enhanced on its next turn.

7) Chambered Hall

Revenant of Greed

6 HP, 12 STR, 14 DEX, 3 WIL, claws (d6, ignores armor)

  • Shambling, Empyryean figures wrapped in stained silks, their hands compulsively grasping for any nearby riches.
  • Self-Serving: Only check Morale if reduced to 0 HP.
  • Semi-Corporeal: Immune to all normal weapons, but take full damage from blessed weapons, fire, and acid. Immune to sleep, charm, and mind-affecting spells.
  • Lure of Gold: The Revenant can forgo dealing STR damage, instead grasping the target and provoking a WIL save. Failure results in the victim being overcome with the compulsion to kill and rob one’s companions: They must attack their nearest ally for the next 1d6 Rounds.

Tubbs (Greenhorn) 4 HP, 2 Armor, 10 STR, 10 DEX, 10 WIL, spear (d8)

  • possessed of a puerile cupidity.

8) Prism Tomb

  • Telegraph danger: emphasize the prisms on the ceiling flaring with white light and beginning to hum when someone steps on the threshold of the room.
  • DEX save or PC is incinerated by beams of searing light.

Thuvia of the Red Sphere

10 HP, 2 Armor, 16 WIL, maleficence (d8+d8) or (d8, blast), Red Tome (see Appendix C)

  • High Sorcery: Immune to normal missiles and damaging magical effects.
  • Sand of Slumber: Up to 3 targets must save vs WIL or fall asleep.
  • Crystal Weaving: Up to 3 targets must save vs STR or be held in place.
  • Mirror Step: Step into a crystalline or reflective surface and either exit through another surface in sight immediately or after a period of up to 20 minutes.
  • Critical Damage: Arcane energies transform the victim into a statue of Tomb Crystal, their soul separated from their body and vulnerable to torment.

9) Stylite’s Tomb

  • PCs in heavy armor who enter the water must save vs STR or sink and begin to drown.

The Stylite

7 HP, 8 STR, 6 DEX, 16 WIL, burning touch (d6+d6)

  • Resilient: Immune to normal weapons and attacks with silver or blessed weapons are impaired.
  • Burning Eyes: Up to 4 Stylite’s Eyes (minus any destroyed during the current session) will rise and attack when the Stylite does.
  • Death in Life: As written.

10) Geode Grave

  • PCs do not need to make saves as long as they are moving cautiously, but a DEX save will be required to descend to the floor without adequate equipment or training.
  • If not in combat, a PC with adequate time, tools, and skill can pick the lock in about 10 combat rounds. A successful save vs DEX will reduce that to 5 rounds, but risks breaking the lockpicks in the process.
  • See Lith Zombies

11) Muraled Hall

  • Telegraph Danger: Anyone who is moving slowly and carefully examining the room should be told about the holes bored into the ceiling.
  • Spear Trap: Save vs DEX or suffer D6+D6 STR damage.

12) Bronze Portal

  • Brass Braziers: Burning incense induces visions that reduce HP to 0 and cause attacks to be impaired for one hour. STR save to permanently gain 1 WIL. Upon failure, lose 1 WIL instead.

13) Tomb of Traitors

  • Large Glowing Crystals: If touched, WIL save or PC is possessed by the spirit that was trapped within.

Tormented Wraith

4 HP, 6 STR, 6 DEX, 16 WIL, freezing touch (d6, ignores armor)

  • Immaterial and Undead: Immune to normal weapons and fire, sleep, and charm spells. Attacks with silver or blessed weapons are impaired.
  • Critical Damage: Deals d6 additional STR damage as the Wraith attempts to suck the life force from its victim.

Demands of Empyrean Wraith

D10 Demand Wraith / Effect If Ignored
1 Gorge oneself to near bursting. Now and once a day, on sweets if available. A petulant child / Constant screaming destroys mind (-d6 WIL)
2 Murder any wizard encountered, eat their brain to absorb their power Elderly Sorcerer / Insidious arguments about the nature of the universe (-d6 WIL)
3 Never show mercy. Any who raise their hand against you must die. Embittered soldier / Slow atrophy of the limbs (-d6 STR)
4 Waste at least 100 GP per session on delicacies and fine living. Betrayed courtier / Lethargy, indolence, stomach ailments and pique (-d6 DEX)
5 Spend at least 250 GP pers session on clothing, jewels and perfumes. Jilted concubine / Endless discouraging and cruel quips (-d6 WIL)
6 Personally investigate odd, dangerous looking things — like obvious traps. Discredited scholar / Overstimulation, distraction, and doubt (must act last in the 1st Round of combat, and is the last PC to go thereafter).
7 Save the weak, perform acts of charity and always violently confront tyranny. Patriotic assassin / Berserker rage (cannot retreat from combat or use range weapons).
8 Tear down shrines and temples. Strike and insult priests and worshipers. Turbulent philosopher / Terrible dream of ruin and destruction (+2 to all damage received)
9 Always carry wine. Drink and carouse whenever possible to maximum ability. Debauched entertainer / Constant reeling intoxication (all attack rolls are impaired and Save consequences are more severe).
10 Scheme to seize power. Take concrete action against local rulers. Tortured Royalty / Searing memories of pain (-d6 DEX)

14) Faceted Shrine

  • White Faceted Walls: Any PC entering the room while light is present must pass a DEX save or be blinded (HP reduced to 0, attacks impaired, common sense action limitations).
  • Altar of carved crystal: Inflicts d6 STR damage on those approaching the altar without a means of seeing or being directed (Armor may reduce damage taken).

16) Tomb of Nobles

  • Spiral Glyph Curse (2nd Coffin): Until glyph is removed, the PC in question automatically fails Critical Damage saves.

Guardian Demon

7 HP, 2 Armor, 18 WIL, death touch (d10, ignores armor)

  • Void Born: Immune to all non-magical attacks. Status as Outsider renders it immune to mind-affecting spells.
  • Critical Damage: Damage is dealt to WIL. The touch provokes a WIL save (using the reduced attribute) with failure leading to instant death.

17) Guardian Cell


10 HP, 3 Armor, 18 STR, 8 DEX, 12 WIL, executioner sword (d10+d10)

  • Haunted Armor: Immune to normal missile weapons and attacks made with non-magical fire, cold, and cutting and thrusting weapons are impaired.
  • Undead and Cursed: The Guardian is immune to sleep, charm, and other mind-affecting spells or relics. While under the thrall of the geas, he must attack anyone he sees and never makes a WIL save to check Morale.
  • Executioner: A roll of two 10’s results in dealing damage directly to STR, effectively triggering the Guardian’s Critical Damage.
  • Critical Damage: The victim is beheaded or bisected.

18) Crypt Throne

  • Telegraph danger: emphasize the slight give of the tiles of the inlaid floor, and the glow and fierce humming that comes from the carvings on the walls once someone steps on the floor.
  • Inlaid floor: The PC who first steps on the tiles can safely flee if that is their first declared action. Otherwise they must pass a DEX save or be incinerated. Anyone who steps onto the tiles afterwards is incinerated before they have a chance to react.
  • Glittering Orb: If the Occulith Orb drops onto the floor while it is still armed, the resulting explosion will instantly kill anyone in the room in a massive conflagration. Those in the hallway or adjoining room (Guardian Cell) must make a DEX save or suffer d12+d12 STR damage as they are hit with the heat and concussive force from the blast.

Appendix A - Occuliths

Crystal Poisoning Infection Stage & Effect

Stage Effect
I Bodily excretions turn to glittering pastel Tomb Crystal. Most notably, sweat will harden into fragile sheets, and tiny crystal tears must occasionally be picked out of one’s eyes. Suffer one Fatigue upon reaching this stage. No other negative effects.
II Patches of crystal build up on bone, hair, and skin. They result in random bruises, stiff joints, and frequent aching pains.-1 permanent DEX loss.
III Eyes cloud and craze with tiny growths, while shoots of crystal push out through flesh. The poisoned character’s immune system begins to break down. -2 permanent loss to both STR and DEX.
IV A crystal lattice thickens the blood. The heart pumps sluggishly, Crystals forming in the throat make eating and drinking difficult. Pain is constant at this stage, and sleep is never restful. STR, DEX, and WIL all suffer 1d6 points of permanent loss. If any Ability Score is reduced below 3, the character is Deprived. Below 0, the victim dies, advances to stage VI, and rises as a Lith Wight.
V Growths erupt through flesh as spires of Tomb Crystal grow all over the body. Pain becomes deadened at this stage as tiny crystal deposits in the brain dramatically decrease cognition, wit, and coordination. DEX and WIL reduced to 3, maximum HP is halved, but the sufferer now heals 1 STR per turn as crystal growths replace their body’s functions. If the character suffers Critical Damage at this stage, automatically advance them to Infection Stage VI.
VI Entire limbs are now replaced with veined, blood filled Tomb Crystal. Death occurs, and the infected transforms into a Lith Wight. The character becomes an NPC under the control of the Warden, but largely retains their strongest personality features and goals. They might remain with the party as a henchperson.
VII Complete immobilization. Those limbs that are not transformed are completely encysted. The unfortunates who reach this stage lose any remaining vestige of identity. There is no cure at this point, only endless mineral pain.

Occulith Size and Effect

Name Value Effect
Spark 100 GP Allows possessor to cast a spell without adding Fatigue, or restores 1 charge to a relic.
Ember 500 GP Allows the possessor to cast a spell without adding Fatigue, restore 2 charges to a relic, or enhance a spell quickly without consequence.
Carbuncle 1000 GP Allows the possessor to cast a spell without adding Fatigue and enhance it quickly without consequence, or restore 4 charges to a relic.
Orb 10,000 GP Allows the possessor to cast a spell without adding Fatigue and enhance it quickly without consequence, restore all charges to a relic, or perform a greater work of sorcery if given sufficient time and additional resources.

Appendix C - Wondrous Items

Blood Drinking Smallsword (d8)

  • Anyone who fails a Critical Damage save as a result of a blow from the sword is deprived and all of their subsequent attacks are impaired. This lasts until the STR damage dealt by the weapon is healed.

Crystal Executioner’s Sword (d10+d10)

  • Instantly kills a human-sized or smaller foe if two 10’s are rolled for a single attack, or if an opponent fails their Critical Damage save. For a wielder with less than 15 STR, the sword merely does d10 damage and only instantly kills upon a failed Critical Damage save.

Empyrean Panoply, 2 Armor

  • Lightweight suit of armor forged from a dull grey metal. Unencumbering (does not count as bulky) and causes damage from piercing weapons to be impaired.

Lesser Key, 6 Charges

  • Opens any portal sealed by means either mundane or magical.
    Recharge: Unknown, but can be restored via Occulith.

Mask of Command, 6 Charges

  • The wearer can command fleeing allies (whether due to magical fear or failed Morale) to stand fast, allowing them to reroll their WIL save. Any NPC ally who succeeds must obey any commands issued by the wearer until the end of the current combat.

Red Tome

  • Special Note: The Red Tome is an object of Empyrean Sorcery that is far beyond the ken of more common Terrestrial sorcereries practiced by the denizens of the Crystal Frontier. Thuvia’s magical prowess is such that her versions of these spells are more potent and able to be performed in less time. The following spells are treated as Scrolls for the purposes of casting, and are used up in a similar manner. The GP value listed next to each one is the price in magical materials and research that would be required to produce a terrestrial Spellbook capable of repeated use.

  • Crystal Key (500 GP): Can unlock any door with a keyhole.

  • Sand of Slumber (500 GP): A target that you can see falls asleep.

  • Scintillating Lamps (500 GP): Creates an array of multicolored lights. Can be used to distract, or make vague shapes or patterns, but move slowly and provide poor illumination (as candle).

  • Illuminating Eye (500 GP): One of the caster’s eyes produces a bright light that is equivalent to a lantern. Can be directed at a single target to potentially induce blindness (WIL save or HP), but the PC directing the light is incapable of any other action.

  • Phantasmal Servant (500 GP): Creates an immaterial entity capable of lifting, carrying, or manipulating one significant item. Incapable of inflicting harm or of fine manipulation.

  • Crystal Weaving (1000 GP): A target in bowshot is bound with a web of crystalline strands. A successful STR save on their turn allows them to move freely once more.

  • Hallucinatory Miasma (1000 GP): Produces a small cloud cloud of gas (treat as a blast if used in a small, enclosed room) that causes paralysis via a cheerful languor. Target(s) who succeed at a WIL save may continue to attack, but all attacks are impaired and they are incapable of haste.

  • Mystic Prism (1000 GP): Creates an interdimensional space that the caster and up to four others can take refuge in. Lasts until the Caster exits the space.

  • Fractal Presence (1000 GP): Produces several copies of the caster that seem to weave about in constant motion. Attacks against the caster are impaired.

  • Anathema (1500 GP): Permanently dispels an effect caused by a Spellbook or minor magical ability. Can temporarily nullify magical effects produced by magical objects or major magical abilities.

  • Mirror Step (1500 GP): Step into a crystalline or reflective surface and exit through another surface in sight.

  • Crystal Storm (1500 GP): A blast of tiny Tomb Crystal particles scours the target, who must succeed at a DEX save or be blinded and suffer a level of Tomb Crystal Poisoning.

  • Madness of the Prisms (2000 GP): Up to 3 targets are beset by prisms of scintillating light that whisper unspeakable things to their victims. Victims roll a 1d6 every turn of combat: 1-Take no action, overwhelmed by stimuli from prisms. 2-Attack nearest foe. 3-Atack nearby ally. 4-Attack nearest possible target. 5-Attack self. 6-May act normally.

  • Crystal Prison (2000 GP): target must succeed at a WIL save or be transformed into a statue of Tomb Crystal. The effect can be reversed with another use of the spell, or with an effect that negates magical effects.

  • Wall of Crystal (2000 GP): A straight wall of Tomb Crystal 50’ long and 10’ high rises from the ground. It is resistant to magic, heat, and cold, but is easily shattered by mining tools.

  • Mirror Walk (2500 GP): Opens a portal in a reflective surface that connects to another reflective surface that has been seen by the caster. Distance between the two points determines the potential consequences.

Journey Difficulty

1 WIL save or deprived Journey is greater than the Local Dungeon or City map.
2 As above, plus 1 roll on the Journey Failure table Journey is greater than the Regional Map
3 As above, plus 2 rolls on the Journey Failure table Journey is greater than a Continent
4 As above, plus 3 rolls on the Journey Failure table Journey is beyond the Terrestrial Sphere

Journey Failure (d6)

1 Horrific Premonitions. A random traveler permanently loses d6 WIL.
2 Sky Shine. A random traveler is blinded.
3 Crystal Storms. All travlers are afflicted by one level of Tomb Crystal Poisoning.
4 Timeless Sojourn. 6 months passed while the travelers were in the mirror realm.
5 Refraction. All treasure and valuables are transformed into worthless Tomb Crystal.
6 Durance. A random traveler is lost in the Place of Reflection, but may be recovered.
  • Lithic Necromancy (2500 GP): Causes a growth of Tomb Crystal to bloom within a single corpse, transforming it into a Lith Zombie. It will serve the caster until the next sunrise, after which it becomes an indiscriminate devourer of human flesh.

  • Phantasmal Hunter (3000 GP): Summons an invisible horror from another dimension that will relentlessly hunt and kill a single enemy. It takes three hours to perform the ritual that completes this spell, and doing so leaves the caster deprived. The caster must make a WIL save at the end of that time, and failure means that the creature now has a second target before it returns to its realm: the caster.

Phantasmal Hunter 13 HP, 18 STR, 16 DEX, 18 WIL, claws (d12, blast), detachment

  • Phantasmal: Immune to non-magical weapon attacks and all missile weapons (barring the ability to see through invisibility).
  • Critical Damage: The Hunter’s bite results in the victim being sucked, screaming, into the void beyond the fixed stars.

Sanguine Rod

  • Can be used to restore STR to one target at the expense of another. Requires the target receiving the STR to be touched by the rod for 1 minute, followed by another minute touching the person losing STR. 1d4 STR is restored at the expense of 1d8 STR damage.

Silvered Khopesh (d10)

  • Capable of damaging creatures immune to normal weapons, and reduces a target’s non-magical Armor by 1 if a 10 is rolled for damage.

Appendix D - Scarlet Town and Environs

Scarlet Town Thug

4 HP, 2 Armor, 10 STR, 10 DEX, 10 WIL, axe/mace/spear/sword (d8)


Freytag the Heartless

3 HP, 14 WIL, pen knife (d4)

  • Always accompanied by 5 Silent Assassins (see below).
  • Heartless: Appeals to compassion or honor fall on deaf ears.
  • Gutless: Anything that would trigger a WIL save due to Morale should be treated as a failure. Freytag will not risk himself in a violent encounter if there is even a hint it will not go his way.

Silent Assassin (5)

6 HP, 3 Armor, 18 STR, 12 DEX, 15 WIL, punch (d6+d6) Critical Damage: The assassin begins to choke the life from their victim, dealing an additional d6 STR damage, continuing every round until their target is dead or someone intervenes.

Jolly Diamond

7 HP, 3 Armor, 15 STR, 12 WIL, rapier (d8)

Gem Robbers

Big Tunny

6 HP, 13 DEX, 15 WIL, dagger (d6), Spellbooks (Sleep, Illuminate, Knock)

  • Sleep: A creature you can see falls into a light sleep.
  • Illuminate: A floating light moves as you command.
  • Knock: A nearby mundane or magical lock unlocks loudly.

Veteran Gemrobber

5 HP, 15 STR, WIL 14, sword/axe/hammer (d8), crossbow (d8, bulky)


9 HP, 2 Armor, 16 STR, 13 DEX, 16 WIL, blood-drinking smallsword (d8), dagger (d6)

  • Rake: Graf is a well-practiced duelist, and his attacks are enhanced against any human-sized opponent during single combat.

Cult Fanatic

3 HP, 14 STR, 12 DEX, 14 WIL, axe/mace/spear/sword (d8)

  • Fervor: Cult Fanatics never check Morale, and may make a WIL save to act on their turn even if they have failed a Critical Damage save.