In the Temple of Elemental Evil Gygax wrote “If [the heroes] need more seasoning before continuing to the greater challenges, you may – and should – design and develop other adventures in the area”. Thus, this entry in my series on Ultimate Greyhawk. Much like how comics and movies will reboot a franchise with a new take on an old concept, this is my personal re-imagining of the Greyhawk Campaign Setting beginning with the venerable town of Hommlet.
The following location is numbered based on how it appears on the map of the village of Hommlet found in T1-4: The Temple of Elemental Evil. You can see the rest of the entries in the Ultimate Greyhawk sidebar of the blog.
21. Mellor Dairy Farm
Kelvar Mellor and his wife Lilie are dairy farmers. They make milk and cheese which they sell to the Traders (area 13), The Inn of the Welcome Wench (area 7) and passing merchants. The two live with Kelvar’s aged mother Rebekka and seven children (three sons in the militia*) Ingo*, Kiefer*, Klarissa, Lenard*, Lina, Millie and Stefani. The family worships St. Cuthbert.
Adventure Seed: Crying Over Spoiled Milk
Something has cursed the dairy cows. They have been not producing milk as much as they should and often what is produced is spoiled. Do they have a disease or is something more sinister at work here? Is someone someone poisoning them?
Adventure Seed: The Burrows Beneath
An infestation of Ankhegs (MM 21) has arrived in the area is wreaking havoc on the livestock of the town. The Mellor family has been hit particularly hard. At first no one knows what’s causing the attacks. Next one of the children is eaten (Lina). When the tunnels are found and the nest at the intersection of the maze of tunnels its determined that the Ankhegs were lured here purposely. Who is it and is this connected to the case of the Spoiled Milk Seed above?