Fate of Istus
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|Rules required||Advanced Dungeons & Dragons|
|Campaign setting||World of Greyhawk|
|Authors||Nigel Findley, Dan Salas, Stephen Inniss, Robert J. Kuntz|
Fate of Istus is a multipart adventure for the 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. This is accomplished by goddess Istus's re-evaluation of the inhabitants of Oerth and making changes to the abilities of each character class.
Fate of Istus is a series of 10 linked adventure scenarios, each one intended for player characters a different character class, and set in a different city from the Bandit Kingdom to Furyondy to the Wild Coast. As part of the plot, the goddess Istus has inflicted the world of Greyhawk with a plague to cull out the weaker adventurers.
A deadly plague has stricken civilization; the players suspect this is a sinister test of some sort and venture out to stop it.
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 Masque||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|
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
WG8 Fate of Istus was written by Nigel Findley, Dan Salas, Stephen Inniss, and Robert J. Kuntz, with a cover by Daniel Horne and interior illustrations by Karl Waller, and was published by TSR in 1989 as a 128-page book.
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.
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References and footnotes
- Nigel Findley, Dan Salas, Stephen Inniss, Ropert J. Kuntz (1989). Fate of Istus. WG8. World of Greyhawk: TSR, inc. p. 127. ISBN 0-88038-712-2. 9253XXX1401.
- The Acaeum page on the World of Greyhawk Series
- Schick, Lawrence (1991). Heroic Worlds: A History and Guide to Role-Playing Games. Prometheus Books. p. 117. ISBN 0-87975-653-5.
- Fate of Istus at the TSR Archive
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