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The Dark Eye - The Thorwal Drum


Phex, 1038 FB.

The Middenrealm marches to war against Lord Commander Helme Haffax, but Festum, the
trade capital on the Sea of Pearls, has its own problems. The city’s once-cherished tradition of the Atmaskottje Parade has become a serious issue of contention, and the population is divided. Many would agree that the Thorwal Drum, a historic relic crafted from human skin, is what angers Festumers the most. Left unchecked, this growing rift could destroy the city’s unique, cosmopolitan atmosphere. It wasn’t so long ago that Festum’s populations of goblins, Thorwalers, Norbards, Maraskans, and native citizens all got along well. Now, a simple parade could spark a riot that leaves the city in ruins.

Faced with saboteurs, enraged citizens, and political powerplays, Guard Captain Timpski is betting that intelligent heroes can turn the tide and soothe the waters. They will need every ounce of tact, ingenuity, cunning, and muscle to resist the bleak wind that moves through the streets of the Bornish metropolis. Peace is threatened, and in the end, only one thing is certain—the future of the entire city is linked to the infamous Thorwal Drum…

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December 12th, 2020
We had lots of fun with this short adventure. A bit too much "deep" info on NPCs - almost all never used in the game. Suggest to keep much more info in the appendix, as this turns into a flipping pages waiting game for the players. [...]
December 2nd, 2018
A good and original short story not only to introduce your player's characters to each others but also has good intruction for newbies to the rules. And of course it leads to a bigger story in the "Theater Knights" campaign. [...]
October 19th, 2016
This was the first Dark Eye adventure I ran, It is an adventure that deals primarly with social tensions and civic unrest rather than monsters and treasure. It was a refreshing and unique start. [...]
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July 08, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on July 25, 2016.