Adventure Starter:
A Friend in Need
by Lee Struglia

A messenger arrives at your door with a message from a very old friend (or relative) of one PC, someone far away but with strong ties to the character. This person is in dire need of your help, and you must make a long, dangerous journey back to him/her. If you don't, your friend could lose everything to the raiders that are pillaging his/her homeland, maybe even his/her life. Speed is of the essence. The journey should be so bad that it leaves the PCs in a weakened state, which makes the final encounter with the baddies at the destination particularly dangerous.

(Originally appeared in Re:Quests!, issue #33, March 1994, p. 28; Mary H Kelly, editor.)

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