Wiping the Slate Clean (Part 1)

This short adventure for the Dying Earth RPG originally appeared on DyingEarth.com in August 2004.

by Steve Dempsey

Amaranth is tall and willowy with a girlish bob of black hair. Her features are attractive but quite sharp. Her eyes are gray. She wears outmoded fashion from Aeons ago, a green military jacket with lapels and medals that jangle, purple trousers and riding boots of fine leather. She carries a shoulder bag in which she keeps all her worldly goods, a few terces, a shell she found, a small Bakelite statue of a bearlike creature that she found on the banks of the Scaum, a thin sheet of metallic material under which she sleeps, and some leaves of the bodo-bush. One of these will feed a person for a day but stains the mouth bright red.

Amaranth has approached the PCs as she needs their help. She knows of a manse…

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The Dying Earth — and its rules-lighter version the Revivification Folio — take you into the world of master fantasist Jack Vance, where a flashing sword is less important than nimble wits, persuasive words,and a fine sense of fashion. Survive by your cunning, search for lost lore, or command the omnipotent but quarrelsome sandestins. Purchase The Dying Earth or the Revivification Folio in print and PDF at the Pelgrane Shop.

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