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The lab of the mad wizard has been ransacked when you arrive and his body lies limp on the ground, smeared blood on the stone tiles read out “Xeros holds the key”, something he must have written before bleeding to death. The ground is cover with broken glass vials, bloodied notes and scribbles, only a heavy wooden desk and a black stone pedestal holding a small glass orb the size of an orange remaining intact. Dark clouds swirl inside it and beneath them fleshy shapes shift slowly around a core.
All hope looks lost in trying to recover the relic you so desperately required from the wizard, however a ragged journal on his desk thankfully has left clues to the location of the relic, apparently the old wizard feared he was in danger and while he did seem a little paranoid, he may have been right this time.
The journal goes on about his various studies on strange topics such as “the medicinal properties of anti-gravity mushrooms”, “Sentient brooms and their predilection towards anti-social behavior” and “how long is an arcane wave length really?” before you finally find a passage that seems to describe a world of living flesh, a parasite and creature from the stars, a small sketch next to the paragraph shows a tangled mess of tentacles and teeth within a small sphere with the tag “Xeros” next to it.
Apparently the wizard trapped this creature long ago to study within a small glass prismatic sphere, a little world onto itself, reducing the size of anything put within it by 10,000 fold. The key to enter this world is neatly written within the page “touch the orb and recite the words Entara’delmorana, to return recite to words Extara’delmorana”.
Once you recite the words while holding the orb, you’re teleported to the surface of Xeros where a massive tentacle reaching up from the dark abyss holds the relic you seek. However when attempting to approach it masses of tendrils reach up to engage you.
As an extra you can have the wizards murderer also be on the surface of Xeros waiting for you to weaken him before stealing the relic for himself!
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LUKE: The founder of Seafoot Games, Luke's been making maps and RPG games since he was a child, and spent over a decade creating his own game systems from scratch to play with his brothers. That was before he discovered other TTRPGs existed. Now, he paints the realistic grimdark fantasy battlemaps we're known for, helps write adventures as needed, and spends his free time printing and painting 3D minis, as well as working on his forever in-development TTRPG system.
BEB: Luke's wife, Beb's been writing, painting, and graphically designing things her whole life. She published her first book when she was 20, alongside a handful of sci-fi short stories, and was responsible for writing almost all of our adventures until mid 2022 when Steve joined the team. Now she mostly creates the outlines for the adventurer's guides with Luke, graphically designs documents, handles the bookkeeping (or as she likes to call it, bureaucrat wrangling), and manages the website—but she is slowly delegating these responsibilities, so she can focus on raising her and Luke's beautiful son.