"Archeologists have been studying the primitive natives on the jungle world of Eniran. These natives have carved cities out of the thick jungle there. According to the native legends a god like race lives in a castle in the clouds above them. At first the archeologists thought that this was just native superstition but recently they discovered that there is, indeed, a castle floating in the clouds.
One of the archeologists offers to pay the travelers to accompany him on an expedition to this castle and find out who built it."
Joseph Mohr has been at it again & this time it's 'The Gods Left It Behind' a 'pay what you want 'Cepheus Engine rpg mission that works really well & its a dungeon crawl with a difference. Things go sideways & get complicate in this variation on a dungeon crawl really quickly.
'The Gods Left It Behind' has lots of potential especially for taking the usual dungeon crawl ideas & turning them on their head. Things get very complicated very fast in 'The Gods Left It Behind' really quick and don't let the intro fool you as a DM;
"Sonoran archeologists have been studying the planet Eniran recently. They have been spending
time with the various tribes that have carved cities out of the triple canopy jungle on this world.
Recently they have discovered legends about a god like race that live in a castle floating in the
sky over their world. After a great deal of searching these scientists have discovered that there is,
indeed, a castle like structure floating in the sky. It was very difficult to spot as the clouds on this
world are often very thick.
Archeologist Samuel Logan approaches the travelers about a proposition. He offers CR 100,000
for the travelers to visit Eniran, with him, to explore this castle. He wants to find out what is
there, who built it and where they have gone. He also intends to try to find out how this castle is
still floating in the sky after all these years. He offers a bonus of CR 10000 for every alien artifact
found (and handed over to him)"
The DM could easily take 'The Gods Left It Behind' & adapt in several elements from Sword of Cepheus or even Cepheus Deluxe. This could be done to expand upon the adventure ideas within 'The Gods Left It Behind'. 'The Gods Left It Behind' presents a very short, well done, easy to read, and expand upon adventure for the Cepheus Engine rpg. This is a deadly little adventure in some regards so consider yourself warned!
We have no idea who the aliens were of Eniran within 'The Gods Left It Behind' and its open for the DM to expand upon the ideas, alien life forms, artifacts, etc. within it. There's plenty of potential here for out & out campaign expansion. The adventure elements are really easy to adapt to a wide variety of Cepheus Engine genres. And this unto itself is a solid premise to expand upon the material in 'The Gods Left It Behind'. All in all I'm going to be running to be running 'The Gods Left It Behind' for my Hostile rpg campaign coming up!