From Darfuria

Modern History of Darfuria

The modern history of Darfuria is made from the many adventures that we have had and the events that have occured in the time since we started playing.

Many events are lost to the mists of time and are nothing more than vague scraps of decades old memory. There are plenty that have been recorded however, and perhaps with some cunning research more might be discovered and added.

Below is a table of the events that have taken place.

# Start Date Finish Date Event DM No. of Chrs Characters Players Notes
8401 1984 ? Palace of the Silver Princess ( Cliff 9 Barstead, Sidewinder, Pujol, Reaper, Grollopus, Raniel the All-Told, Blurg, +2 (Richard's thief, Andreas's cleric, both died) George, Yvonne, Andreas, Richard, Simon The party would have wiped were it not for the bears that were befriended. They defeated the white apes that defeated everyone else! The magic users and thieves spent most of the adventure being dead, so just fighters and clerics completed it. Played over several sessions in Richard's bedsit at 39 Buller Road, Exeter.
8402 ? ? Trial by Fire ( Cliff 6 Bolarb, Suliman, Semmerith, Emmerell, Ozzy, Sayla George, Richard, Yvonne Played at Exeter University. Richard rolled the character Semmerith from new and everyone else was amazed to witness him roll 18/00 for strength.
8403 ? ? Tunnels 1 Random Dungeon Generation 10 Esinrah, Osswestry, Slattery, Lutch, Bolarb, Irth, Restel, Suliman, Umbrij, Sohrab George An all nighter at 31 Cowick Lane, Exeter.
8404 ? ? The Realm of Darfuria Cliff 15 Barstead, Sidewinder, Irth, Pujol, Reaper, Strada, Modus, Dildo, Semmerith, Arion Tanarl, Omigron, Ragnar, Jerry Cornelius, Elric, Aragorn George, Yvonne, Richard A city adventure written by Cliff set mostly in Tibesti. Played at Richard's bedsit over several sessions. Ragnar was an NPC who helped out a lot. Jerry Cornelius, Aragorn and Elric were all rescued from Tibesti prison. Due to a time slip, several characters ended up with firearms. Very silly and rather fun.
8405 ? ? Tunnels 1.5 Random Dungeon Generation 8 Umbrij, Restel, Suliman, Lutch, Esinrah, Osswestry, Astrid, Bolarb George Another all nighter at 31 Cowick Lane, Exeter. It was discovered that this had taken place after subsequent 'Tunnels' mini-adventures had been numbered, so this one is 1.5.
8406 ? ? The Serpent's Venom ( Cliff 7 Raniel the All-Told, Barstead, Lutch, Grollopus, Wu Li, Semmerith, Melitta Seret George, Andreas, Richard A mini adventure from Dragon magazine, or White Dwarf perhaps. Played in one or perhaps two sessions at Richard's bedsit. George had been given custody of Raniel the All-Told, which turned out to be permanent, and Andreas only occasionally popped his head round the door to join in if necessary.
8407 ? ? Tunnels 2 Random Dungeon Generation 8 Astrid, Tallon, Ferrius, Mr E S Man, JR, Morrisow, Sullivan, Salandel George This went rather badly wrong and the party was wiped by troglodytes. Astrid, Tallon, Ferrius and Salandel survived or ran away or were rescued a short time later. The others were lost.
8408 ? ? The Jeweller's Shop Cliff 6 Umbrij, Suliman, Restel, Esinrah, Lutch, Osswestry George Forced into desperate measures to raise their friends who were slaughtered by troglodytes, this adventure was conceived and first played one night at Richard's bedit. A fiendishly hard place to rob, created by Cliff. This small adventure became notorious and claimed many parties' lives. Esinrah, Lutch and Osswestry died and the other three went insane. Some time later, Suliman raised Esinrah, Lutch and Osswestry from the dead and converted them to his deity (Donblas the Justice Maker) and alignment (LG).
8409 ? ? Jeweller's Shop 2 Cliff 11 Bolarb, Hallerith, Hinni, Iarvaric, Mundai, Nallow, Slattery, Poluki, Sohrab, Tarn, Wasa George An easier jeweller's shop to rob and four theives, rather than one. Expensive business, paying for cures and raise deads.
8410 ? ? Tunnels 3 Random Dungeon Generation 12 Tallon, Bolarb, Raniel the All-Told, Tarn, Mundai, Astrid, Iarvaric, Nallow, Poluki, Restel, Sohrab, Umbrij George No party wipes. Yay.
8411 ? ? Troglodyte Bashing 1 Yvonne 10 Tallon, Bolarb, Ferrius, Hinni, Iarvaric, Restel, Slattery, Sohrab, Wasa, Umbrij George It was Yvonne's first attempt at DMing and as such she unexpectedly gave out a few highly overpowered magic items for such a low level party. Cliff was most disgruntled when he found out.
8412 ? ? Troglodyte Bashing 2 Cliff 14 Poluki, Bolarb, Sleeth, Iarvaric, Tallon, Suliman, Wasa, Slattery, Astrid, Ferrius, Hallerith, Restel, Sohrab, Umbrij George A more straightforward outbreak of troglodyte bashing this time. No good loot.
8413 ? ? Monster Manual 'A' Yvonne 6 Tallon, Hallerith, Restel, Suliman, Iarvaric, Bolarb George A simple scenario created by Yvonne. At least one of every creature from the Monster Manual had to be defeated. This scenario was supposed to be part 1 of 26, the 'A' section. No other parts were subsequently created.
8414 ? ? Merchant Ship Cliff 6 Iarvaric, Suliman, Tallon, Restel, Bolarb and possibly one other, perhaps Umbrij. George A simple scenario created by Cliff in which a few of George's characters raided a ship. Iarvaric was the tank who flew onto the deck, taking the attention of the sailors and causing maximum devastation. Bolarb probably used his Platemail of Etherealness to rescue drowning party members. Tallon probably died. He died a lot.
8415 ? ? Castle Amber ( ) Andreas 7 Iarvaric, Irth, Jherek, Caspian, Kronosia, Sayla, Ozzy George, Cliff, Angie, Yvonne This was played at Andreas's room at 39 Buller Road in the late spring or early summer of 1984. It might have been the last adventure that Angie played. She missed a few sessions of the game and the rest of the group played her characters in her absence. This may have been when Kronosia was killed and reincarnated as a kobold, and Caspian had his deity changed (in Angie's absence) to Nanna-Sin.
8416 ? ? The Haunted Vault Cliff 6 Tarn, Iama, Christ, Anvil, Annabel, Splodge George, Adrian, Sean, Pete A spontaneous adventure played at Flat D a few days before Cliff, Yvonne and George moved in. Sean, Adrian and Pete were living there and about to move out. The whole episode was completed in a single evening's session. There was a large dark room of many pillars, and somehow everyone survived. Pete wandered around the flat naked, saying he couldn't find his underpants, and trying to fix things with Blu Tack. Adrian was mad as a hatter and was sectioned soon after. Sean, who was a fine guitarist and a thoughtful fellow, had another go at D&D later.
8417 ? ? Sidewinder's Speed Scrolls Cliff ? Sidewinder, Barstead, Restel, probably three or four others George Wanting to make some of their weapons "...of Speed", a few adventurers went in search of arcane ingredients to make some scrolls to merge into the weapons. Sidewinder was the scribe and enchanter-in-chief. It was a success! Probably the first adventure played at Flat D.
8418 ? ? The Temple of Kaa'Das Yvonne 8? Suliman, Sidewinder, Restel, Tallon, Iarvaric, Irth, Ozzy, Pujol, possibly 1 or 2 more? George An adventure played in the early days of Flat D. "Come on Pujy, come with us!" enthused Ozzy after the party realised they needed a bit more power.
8419 ? ? Demon Bashing Cliff 5? Barstead, Umbrij, Sidewinder, Bolarb, Tallon, perhaps more. George Another adventure played in the early days of Flat D. It is likely that a few people would have died, although Bolarb probably didn't. This may have been to make more scrolls for further item enchantments.
8420 ? ? The Inkwell Andreas 6? Suliman, Iarvaric, Irth, Restel, Sidewinder, Tallon. Possibly more. George In search of more ingredients for magical ink, the party set off to meet a sect of clerics living in some caves in the mountains. Suliman, being the cleric who instigated the mission, attempted to talk with the clerics. After he didn't come back, the rest of the party went to investigate. Suliman lay dead with a broken neck! That was a surprise! The rest of the party finished the mission successfully. Everyone could have raised their WIS by smoking some special hashish they found in a room with a large tuning fork that needed to be sounded, but they didn't realise. Never mind!
8421 ? ? The House on Hangman's Hill ( Cliff 9? Then, many. Gustavus, Sihsha, Shittit D'Phan, Yanta, Mentarq, Grollopus, Abnara, Nallow, Slattery. Then: Bolarb, Raniel the All-Told, Jangre. Then: Suliman, Krisain, Hinni, Fighter Flo, Tarn, Poluki, Napoleon, Reaper, Magicman, Astrid, Sleeth, Satira, Mundai, Hallerith, Ferrius. Andreas, Yvonne, George An extraordinary adventure! Another one where Cliff's ruthless DMing wiped the party. There were probably nine original party members who were overwhelmed by a neverending tide of kobolds. Grollopus had become one of Yvonne's characters by now. It would seem Bolarb, Raniel and Jangre (Andreas's 7th level illusionist) were the first rescuers on the scene. Then many other characters that belonged to Yvonne and George got together to try to effect a rescue, along with Krisain, who was one of Andreas's characters and perhapos a 14th level magic user. Ultimately everyone was rescued and the dungeon remained unfinished. Many different character connections were made and it was the beginning of some new character friendships and emnities.
8422 ? ? The Cyclops Caves Andreas 5 Olaf Ragnarsson, Castrol, Iarvaric, Suliman, Irth. Cliff, George "Alignment: not nice" Andreas wrote of the cyclops. Probably an attempt to gain more materials for enchanting items. Irth came along after the fighting was done and some treasure needed to be identified, such as the xenades. Castrol kicked Suliman in the shins when trying something out, which seemed unfriendly and disrespectful, but there we have it. They never really liked each other much.
8423 ? ? Spiderbite (from White Dwarf #55) Yvonne 8 Abnara, Gimley, Huru, Pious Kwaird, Rustum, Sarnin, Thlaili, Wasa. George This was a short and rather fun adventure played one afternoon at Flat D.
8424 ? ? Nallow's Bandits Cliff 7 Nallow, Astrid, Barstead, Bolarb, Raniel the All-Told, Tarn, Umbrij. George Nallow needed a base for his druidic and thieving activities. He fancied himself as a highwayman. A stronghold near Taur Geldor was perfect! A group of bandits already inhabited the place, so Nallow and some friends cleared them out, making the road from Derahelb to Serrador much safer.
8425 ? ? The Sunfire's Heart (from White Dwarf #56) Yvonne 7? Abnara, Ferrius, Gimley, Pious Kwaird, Poluki, Slattery, Thlaili. George This was another short and rather fun adventure played over one or two afternoons at Flat D.
* * * Richard left the campaign here. He gave away all of his characters except Grillish and Roolish the Ridiculous, his Bat People. * 19? Arion Tanarl, Blurg, Condo, Corbrey, Daglin, Dildo, Emmerell, Galzai of Larsha, Gertrude, Lu-Tsin Jart, Melitta Seret, Modus, Omigron, Semmerith, Strada, Tesla, Torqus, Wu Li, Zargfrebe. Cliff, George Cliff and George rolled d20s to see who would become the custodian of which character. George got more of them. Arion (to George) and Omigron (to Cliff) were separated, and the mother winning custody of their child (Semmerith, to Cliff).
* * * Graham joined the campaign. * 0 n/a Graham We first met Graham at a D&D club run by the owner of the local games shop, The Games Cupboard. It was held weekly for a couple of hours, upstairs at Bart's Tavern. The adventure was run by Cliff and there were a number of other players who we never saw again. Jack the Frag joined the group and had a character called Praggler the Wizanoid, was turned out to be the star of the show. We took an instant liking to Graham and he then became a regular at Flat D.
8426 ? ? Dragonfall Graham 9 Arion Tanarl, Iarvaric, Suliman, Tallon, Sidewinder, Irth, Restel, Nallow, Umbrij. George George wanted to do a quick land clearance so that Suliman could build his temple of Donblas the Justice Maker. He showed Graham how to do it. The party were hidden under a cloak of invisibility for most of the clearance. When the mini adventure was almost done, Cliff arrived home from work and had a word in Graham's ear. Suddenly the party were strafed with fire from an invisible ancient red dragon! It could see through the party's invisibility due to its hit dice and intelligence (something the party were unable to do, even though the party had members with higher intelligence and more hit dice than the dragons). Some of the party were toasted at once. The next round, a second invisible dragon strafed the party with its fire. Many who narrowly survived the first round didn't survive the second. In the third round, a third invisible dragon strafed the party with fire. Only Suliman, Arion aand Iarvaric survived the onslaught and finished off the dragons between them. A simple afternoon's land clearance had turned out to be such a dramatic event that Suliman named his temple Dragonfall. Cliff said that the party were lucky that all three dragons didn't attack at the same time! Graham said that anyone on -50 or fewer hit points would need a resurrection rather than a raise dead, which seemed reasonable, and anyone on fewer than -100 hit points would be unable to be resurrected. George protested due to it being Graham's first ever attempt at DMing, and in the end everyone was resurrected... eventually.
8427 ? 02.01.1257 Trollcaster's Lair Simon 9 Mundai, Strada, Raniel the All-Told, Angbor, Lexicus, Sabrina, Marion, Grollopus, Yanta. George, Cliff, Yvonne This was an extraordinary and rather baffling adventure set in the world of Eron, Simon's old campaign world, to which the party had somehow travelled. There were a few encounters with an assortment of weird people and the party were accompanied by an NPC guide. Simon was not keen on the way that the party used magic to solve things and became increasingly more frustrated with the approx. 4th/5th level party's use of magic. A naga dispelled magic, all of it, during an encounter, and afterwards the party found their guide had fallen into a pit to his death. It was a sign. Everyone gave up on the idea at that point. The adventure was abandoned and everyone returned home, somehow.
8428 ? ? The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh ( Yvonne 10 Wasa, Salandel, Phosygen, Animal, Ralshez, Moola, Nerasia, Perry, Orlandon, Bronbus. George, Graham, Cliff, Phil, Di, Jack the Frag Yvonne ran this dungeon for several players who never played much more. Phil's (Moola), Di's (Nerasia and Perry) and Jack's (Orlandon and Bronbus) characters all became George's in the end. The adventure was completed, although not entirely, and was largely fairly successful, with various unanswered questions remaining. This was almost certainly the last adventure that took place in 1984.
8501 ? 02.01.1257 The Ruined Keep Cliff 8 Higlicula, Myrth of the Stray, Spazzmotz the Bold, Ranak-Po, Streenyara, Storpick, Fedax Si-Hulmin, Huru. Ken, Yvonne, George This must have been the first adventure of 1985 as Ken is a player, and he moved to Exeter on 1st January 1985. He tried to join in with us but it never really worked out. George became the eventual custodian of his three characters. A peculiar thing that happened in this adventure was that the deity whose temple the party were meant to ransack happened to be also Fedax's deity, so he was not too happy about it. This may have been an adventure that Cliff or Richard created (but probably isn't), or perhaps it is a Treasure Map or an adventure from a magazine such as Dragon or White Dwarf. More research needed.

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