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.
25. Sheep Farm
Till and his family are shepherds. He had five children with his wife Oxana before her untimely death. (Wanda, Albrek, Berny, Bianca) who are cared for by his eldest son Roderick and his wife Ida. Ivan, Till’s cousin helps the family and owns two dogs (Handsome and Lady). The four adults are in the militia and the whole family are of the Old Faith and are good friends with Jaroo in the Grove (area 24). They sell their wool to passing merchants and to the Weavers (area 10).
Adventure Seed: Wolves in Sheep Clothing
Ida, Roderick’s wife hides a terrible secret. She is a werewolf. One day her and Oxana were gathering firewood when a wolf creature attacked them. Oxana was killed outright and Ida would have suffered the same fate had not Ivan and Roderick showed up when they did. The family now locks up Ida during the night of a full moon and they keep the secret from everyone. Unfortunately, the call of the wild is becoming too much for Ida and soon she will escape into the wilderness.