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Level Range: 2-3
Once, when I was a simple bard apprentice, I was accompanying one of the mighty clerics of the Talamwa Provisioner order, who was travelling to the warlike lizardmen, who were building an army in the desert. There had been some trouble with the lizardmen killing young adventurers who had strayed into their camp, but I digress... We traveled a long time to get to Ariston. We rowed a boat (and I did most of the work!) right past the undead castle. Then we walked a great stretch to the east, until my legs were killing me! When we neared the camp, we were met by a sleen scout, who indicated that we should remain where we were. We set up camp, and the cleric began to fast and went into a trance, meditating on the negotiations ahead. Naturally, I decided to go and explore the surrounding countryside. Being young and foolhardy, I ducked straight into the sleen encampment. Fortunately, the few guards I saw appeared not to notice me. Perhaps I was too little to be of threat to them. In any case, I ran north for a while and found a high wall of mud. Finding a crack in a giant mud wall, I found that inside was a giant canyon, naturally formed. Down the middle of the canyon, a ravine cut in an east-west direction. I was unable to explore furthur, as a number of wild hungry beasts leapt out at me and tried to tear the flesh from my skin! I managed to quell the anger of most of the vicious animals, but I still had to run for my life from those too berserk to listen! These animals, which I later learned were called 'Snargs', seemed to be a type of dog - if you could find a dog that was built like a tank, had muscle bulges everywhere and sharp long teeth and vicious temperaments. I had wasted almost the entire day in the canyon, but it had worked out to my advantage, for when I returned to camp I found the smouldering remains of our tent and the cleric slain by primitive sleen spears and maces. I returned to town alone, to inform the church about the failed mission. Be careful, young traveller. It was almost as if those snargs had been bred to be vicious killing machines... The snarg lands can be found 2n,26e,6n of the Gladstadt boat dock.
Area by Fragbait, finished February 1999.