Fate of Istus
|Fate of Istus|
|Edition||1st Ed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons|
|Author(s)||Nigel Findley, Dan Salas, Stephen Inniss, Robert J. Kuntz|
Fate of Istus is a multipart adventure for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game, taking place in the World of Greyhawk campaign setting. The module is designed for characters of any class or level, and was published as an in-game vehicle to explain the transition from the game's first to second edition.
Table of Contents
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #1: Rockroost||3|
|Adventure #1: The Sage's Tower||6||by Nigel Findley|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #2: Rel Mord||14|
|Adventure #2: Swords for Hire||17||by Dan Salas|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #3: Jurnre||25|
|Adventure #3: Countdown in Jurnre||28||by Stephen Inniss|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #4: Elredd||37|
|Adventure #4: Diambeth's Delving||40||by Nigel Findley|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #5: Wintershiven||47|
|Adventure #5: Service for the Dead||50||by Nigel Findley|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #6: Leukish||58|
|Adventure #6: The Garden of Evil||62||by Dan Salas|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #7: Rauxes||26|
|Adventure #7: Down with the Wizard||72||by Robert J. Kuntz|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #8: Chendl||83|
|Adventure #8: At the King's Right Hand||85||by Nigel Findley|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #9: Verbobonc||93|
|Adventure #9: Iuz's Gambit||95||by Robert J. Kuntz|
|Ye Olde City's Sroll #10: Hesuel IlShar||105|
|Adventure #10: The Scarlet Musque||108||by Stephen Inniss|
|NPC #1: Cymbelline||120||by Nigel Findley|
|NPC #2: Alaric||122||by Dan Salas|
|NPC #3: Beastman Avatar||124||by Stephen Inniss|
|NPC #4: Arlina||126||by Nigel Findley|
|NPC #5: Narlond and the Prophet||127||by Robert J. Kuntz|
Authors: Nigel Findley, Dan Salas, Stephen Inniss, Robert J. Kuntz
Coordinators: Bruce Heard, Karen S. Broomgarden Editing: Kim Mohan
Typography: Betty Elmore
Cover Art: Daniel Horne
Interior Art: Karl Waller
Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Random House, Inc., and in Canada by Random House of Canada, Ltd. Distributed to the toy and hobby trade by regional distributors. Distributed in the United Kingdom by TSR UK Ltd.
product number 9253XXX1401
Back cover reads
This collection of linked adventures takes characters from the Bandit Kingdoms to Furyondy to the Wild Coast, with stops in some of Greyhawks most exciting locales. But don't be fooled: This is more than just a travelogue.
A dread plague has struck the world of Greyhawk, and the adventurers must travel the length and breadth of the land seeking an explanation and a cure. This is no ordinary plague, but one that seems almost like a punishment - or a test - meted out by some greater power.
Should the characters fail to uncover the secret of this quest, the world of Greyhawk will be forever changed.
This epic campaign provides hitherto unknown details about the cities of Greyhawk and tests each major character class in the AD&D game.
Notable nonplayer characters
- Cymbelline: Half-elf 9th Level thief/10th level bard
- Alaric: Human 7th level fighter
- Morgorath's Beastman Avatar: deity can appear as anything
- Arlina: 12th level cleric
- Narlond the white alchemist and the Prophet of Boccob: 18th level magic user
Retcons of Fate of Istus
Some parts of the adventure, notably the connection of the Scarlet Brotherhood monks with monks from the Oriental Adventures land of Kara-Tur and the loss of all monkish abilities, were ruled noncanon and contradicted in The Scarlet Brotherhood by Sean K. Reynolds (1998). The name of the archfiend "Baael" was changed to Baalzephon in Ivid the Undying by Carl Sargent (1995). In addition, the version of Verbobonc in Fate of Istus is different from the one in Vecna Lives! by David Cook (1990).
- Findley, Nigel, Dan Salas, Stephen Inniss, and Robert J. Kuntz. Fate of Istus. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1989.
- Fate of Istus at the TSR Archive.