Balthar’s Grand Melee

Hey, everyone has to learn somewhere. You know that child you rescued from certain doom that you’re carting around everywhere? Time to buy ’em a wooden sword.

Baswalla’s Herbs

Ugghh… I just caught the typo as I was posting this. That first B is silent in the gnomish tongue. 🤣

Besides, Baswalla is in the business of herbs, not writing.

Gratticus the Great

You need an adventure hook?

Here’s your adventure hook.

Nothing like a fortune teller at the market. I’m sure Graticus knows what he is talking about.

Karug’s Sweets

Okay, okay. This one has some inspiration. Flint Fireforge with a 1/2 Ogre in one of the meeting sextant books. Couldn’t tell you which one off the top of my head. I always loved that 1/2 ogre.

Digging in the Sand

Bones. So many bones. How many people have been buried here?

You find a rusty long sword and a small, golden vulture head worth 250 gp.

Red Sand

The sand here on the edge of the sacrificial ground is loose and looks recently churned.

Vulture Priest

The Vulture Priests are the enemy of knowledge and enlightenment. They seek to bring the eternal silence, the end of all things. Decay and obedience is their only god.

Armor Class 6 [13]
Hit Dice 1 (4hp)
Attacks 1 × Beak (1d4 or by weapon)
THAC0 19 [0]
Movement 120’ (40’)
Saving Throws D12 W13 P14 B15 S16 (1)
Morale 8 (11 when at their temple)
Alignment Lawful
XP 10 
Number Appearing 2d4 (1d6 × 10)
Treasure Type D
Immune to the Divine: The spells and powers of clerics and paladins have no effect on them.
Weapons: They frequently use wickedly curved daggers, which they use for sacrificial purposes.
Soul Clouders: There is a 10% chance that any Vulture Priest can use the sleep spell once per day. The targets are still awake, but they are beset by such a deep depression that it has the same effect as sleep. They may only watch what unfurls around them.