The pirates speak of a rich treasure hidden in an ancient and ruined temple guarded by some fell beast. They even speak of giving you a share of the booty and slaves they’ve already taken aboard if you help them rid the world of the monster guarding the treasure. There’s silver to be won here.
Their ship, the Sultan’s Pleasure, is swift and sturdy, a proper predator hunting the fat merchantmen of Europe, but spend a few days with the crew and you’ll soon notice things are not quite right. Talk of a strange disease among the crew, the Captain’s obsession with a map he refuses to show anyone, and the wild tales of demons and madness from the captives begin to draw a picture of larger stakes than mere treasure and threats greater than a lone monster lurking in the wilderness. Shifting personalities lead to shifting alliances. Who can you trust? And what secrets are the pirates keeping from you?
An adventure for Lamentations of the Flame Princess and other traditional tabletop role-playing games.
J. Brian Murphy Tabby L. Rose