Friday, April 12, 2019

Session Report - The Amazing B3 Palace of The Silver Princess By Tom Moldvey & Jean Wells Campaign Set Up

"Not long ago, the valley was green and animals ran free through golden fields of grain. The Princess Argenta ruled over this peaceful land and the people were secure and happy. Then one day, a warrior riding a white dragon appeared in the skies over the castle, and almost overnight the tiny kingdom fell into ruin. Now only ruins and rumors remain, and what legends there are tell of a fabulous treasure still buried somewhere within the Palace of the Silver Princess."

During the Hundred Year War there were literally hundreds of minor kingdoms & fiefdoms that were obliterated from the pages of history. What may have happened to a classic TSR module caught within the violence & horrors of plague, famine, war, & only the gods knows what else. We all know the history of the module now but the official version went something like this; "
B3: "Palace of the Silver Princess" (1981), by Tom Moldvay and Jean Wells, was released by TSR in 1981, around the time that the Basic Dungeons & Dragons line was revised with a new Basic Set by Tom Moldvay (1981) and a new Expert Set (1981) by David "Zeb" Cook. "

During the Hundred Years War Gasony becomes a major issue; "
In the 11th century, Gascony in south-west France had been incorporated into Aquitaine (also known as Guyenne or Guienne) and formed with it the province of Guyenne and Gascony (French: Guyenne-et-Gascogne). The Angevin kings of England became Dukes of Aquitaine after Henry II married the former Queen of France, Eleanor of Aquitaine, in 1152, from which point the lands were held in vassalage to the French Crown. By the 13th century the terms Aquitaine, Guyenne and Gascony were virtually synonymous.[6][7] At the beginning of Edward III's reign on 1 February 1327, the only part of Aquitaine that remained in his hands was the Duchy of Gascony. The term Gascony came to be used for the territory held by the Angevin (Plantagenet) Kings of England in south-west France, although they still used the title Duke of Aquitaine.[7][8]

For the first 10 years of Edward III's reign, Gascony had been a major point of friction. The English argued that, as Charles IV had not acted in a proper way towards his tenant, Edward should be able to hold the duchy free of any French suzerainty. This argument was rejected by the French, so in 1329, the 17-year-old Edward III paid homage to Philip VI. Tradition demanded that vassals approach their liege unarmed with heads bare. Edward protested by attending the ceremony wearing his crown and sword.[9] Even after this pledge of homage, the French continued to pressure the English administration.[10]
Gascony was not the only sore point. One of Edward's influential advisers was Robert III of Artois. Robert was an exile from the French court, having fallen out with Philip VI over an inheritance claim. He urged Edward to start a war to reclaim France, and was able to provide extensive intelligence on the French court."
The major point of friction becomes a massive issue with the families of the fiefdom of the Chateau of the Silver Princess. The politics of the times cause this family & its holdings to come to the attention of a cabal of witches & wizards sympathetic to the English cause. Rituals & workings are held & the  warrior riding a white dragon appeared in the skies over the castle everything fell into ruins. 

Map of 
Gascony in 1328 By Goran tek-en 

Chateau of the Silver Princess is taken off to Fairyland & the cabal of occultists go on with the war. This isn't the end of the story at all, a few years after the curse the wizard-noble Stephen Amber (Etienne d'Amberville) sends in a team of adventurers. Their never heard from again except for the fact that a very interesting statue of occult significance makes it way back to wizard-noble Stephen Amber  through hirelings hands. Down through the ages this statue passes from one hand to another until a wealthy American businessman buys the statue. Finally in 1919 it makes its way into New York state U.S. into the Adirondack mountains. 

Caught outside of time & space the 
Chateau of the Silver Princess's leaking of chaotic energies continue to open doorways into its strange & Fey hallways. The inhabitants still caught up in the mad dash of horror & weirdness forever. The mansion in the Adirondack mountains now lays in ruins but the statue continues to snare hikers, backpackers, & others looking prestine & beautiful. It opens doors into the the Chateau of the Silver Princess. But now a wealthy businessman's daughter has gone missing & he's hiring adventurers on the quiet to go looking for her. The stakes are high because the chaotic energies of the place have been spilling out & they've been mutating some of the local wildlife. Twisted things, weird coloured lights in the sky, & other phenomena have been seen.
Your not the only adventurers who are on the case now. Several capes & local heroes have gone in but none have come out. The locals are talking, the state police are scared, & the doorways across space & time are open.

Several heroes from across time including the year 2100 have made their way to the site & things are starting to get interesting. The PC's have been ported over from my regular Amazing Adventures! rpg classic game but will they survive the horrors that they find inside of the 
Chateau of the Silver Princess!? Stay tuned 

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