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  1. #1
    Undertaker
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    Grail Quest

    Greetings,
    I know all earlier this week I bugged everyone with one of my adventure
    ideas, but I've been kicking this one around for some time. Since BR reminds
    me of the Arthurian legends I want to have my PCs go on a holy quest seeking
    the "Grail". For the purpose of BR the Grail is a chalice that has been
    imbued with power from the god Haelyn. Just after his acension he returned
    to his people, lifting a silver chalice above his head he spoke, "Let all
    who partake of this wine, know the fruits of my blessing!" With that he
    drank from the chalice, and vanished. For many years the Grail was kept in
    the High Temple of Haelyn. Its powers used to heal the sick, and grant boons
    to those loyal to Haelyn. During a riot the church was assailed, and a large
    portion of it burned. During the commotion someone made of with the Grail.
    The adventure starts when the PCs learn of a clue that could lead them to
    the Grail, and one step closer to the Iron Throne.

    At the moment I have little more then an idea here for an adventure. I would
    like to create a series of encounters, puzzles, and tasks, that the PCs will
    need to overcome before reaching the Grail. I'm hoping that someone may have
    some ideas on what these obstacles should be. I want to base them on actual
    tests faced by Arthur, and his Knights as they quested for the Holy Grail.
    Any ideas that could be worked into BR, be they from "fact", or fiction,
    would be very appreciated. BTW, I know this post borders on bad taste. It
    was never my intention to cause anyone distress. Please do not be offended.

    Undertaker, richt@metrolink.net
    RL Homepage: http://www.metrolink.net/~veleda/sepulcher.html

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    swords
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    Grail Quest

    >I know all earlier this week I bugged everyone with one of my adventure
    >ideas, but I've been kicking this one around for some time. Since BR reminds
    >me of the Arthurian legends I want to have my PCs go on a holy quest seeking
    >the "Grail". For the purpose of BR the Grail is a chalice that has been
    >imbued with power from the god Haelyn. Just after his acension he returned
    >to his people, lifting a silver chalice above his head he spoke, "Let all
    >who partake of this wine, know the fruits of my blessing!" With that he
    >drank from the chalice, and vanished. For many years the Grail was kept in
    >the High Temple of Haelyn. Its powers used to heal the sick, and grant boons
    >to those loyal to Haelyn. During a riot the church was assailed, and a large
    >portion of it burned. During the commotion someone made of with the Grail.
    >The adventure starts when the PCs learn of a clue that could lead them to
    >the Grail, and one step closer to the Iron Throne.
    >
    >At the moment I have little more then an idea here for an adventure. I would
    >like to create a series of encounters, puzzles, and tasks, that the PCs will
    >need to overcome before reaching the Grail. I'm hoping that someone may have
    >some ideas on what these obstacles should be. I want to base them on actual
    >tests faced by Arthur, and his Knights as they quested for the Holy Grail.
    >Any ideas that could be worked into BR, be they from "fact", or fiction,
    >would be very appreciated. BTW, I know this post borders on bad taste. It
    >was never my intention to cause anyone distress. Please do not be offended.

    Instead of a Grail you could have the PC's search out and locate the missing
    gems of the Imperial Crown of Anuire and the State Crown of Anuire. They
    were stolen and believed to be the reason that Michael Roele lost to the
    Gorgon. Another possiblity would be for them to look for the Sword of
    Anduiras, for it could have been blown to some distant land when the old
    gods died.

    Michael

  3. #3
    Undertaker
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    Grail Quest

    Greetings,
    I think I have to agree with the feedback I've been getting. The actual
    object of my PCs grand quest could be many things, aside from the item I
    conjured. I'm going to keep dwelling on this for a while, but I want to work
    on other ideas before I do this one. So I will keep all the advice I got,
    and see if anything gives me that final inspiration. Prehaps I should reread
    some of the classics. Well thanks for the input.

    On another note, it appears our own "Grail" quest has come to a happy end.
    Our "Grail" being one of our favorite TSR employees, Mr. Rich Baker. I want
    to say hello to him, and thanks for joining us. I know I speak for everyone
    when I say that we really apprieciate your time, and effort. We know your a
    very busy man, and the fact that you have decided to offer your personal
    input to this List, is something we will be hard pressed to repay. Once
    again thanks for your trouble, and we're glad to have you aboard.

    Undertaker, richt@metrolink.net
    RL Homepage: http://www.metrolink.net/~veleda/sepulcher.html

  4. #4
    cmurphy@staterail.nsw.go
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    Grail Quest

    Undertaker wrote:
    >
    > Greetings,
    > I know all earlier this week I bugged everyone with one of my adventure
    > ideas, but I've been kicking this one around for some time. Since BR reminds
    > me of the Arthurian legends I want to have my PCs go on a holy quest seeking
    > the "Grail". For the purpose of BR the Grail is a chalice that has been
    > imbued with power from the god Haelyn. Just after his acension he returned
    > to his people, lifting a silver chalice above his head he spoke, "Let all
    > who partake of this wine, know the fruits of my blessing!" With that he
    > drank from the chalice, and vanished. For many years the Grail was kept in
    > the High Temple of Haelyn. Its powers used to heal the sick, and grant boons
    > to those loyal to Haelyn. During a riot the church was assailed, and a large
    > portion of it burned. During the commotion someone made of with the Grail.
    > The adventure starts when the PCs learn of a clue that could lead them to
    > the Grail, and one step closer to the Iron Throne.
    >
    > At the moment I have little more then an idea here for an adventure. I would
    > like to create a series of encounters, puzzles, and tasks, that the PCs will
    > need to overcome before reaching the Grail. I'm hoping that someone may have
    > some ideas on what these obstacles should be. I want to base them on actual
    > tests faced by Arthur, and his Knights as they quested for the Holy Grail.
    > Any ideas that could be worked into BR, be they from "fact", or fiction,
    > would be very appreciated. BTW, I know this post borders on bad taste. It
    > was never my intention to cause anyone distress. Please do not be offended.
    >
    > Undertaker, richt@metrolink.net
    > RL Homepage: http://www.metrolink.net/~veleda/sepulcher.html
    >
    > ************************************************** *************************
    > > 'unsubscribe birthright' as the body of the message.
    You may want to consider making the object of the quest something other
    than the Grail, TSR put out a module for their Mystara Line called HAIL
    THE HEROES in which the party had to search for the lost shrine
    containing the SHIELD OF HALAV ( a Traladaran Deity ).
    I adapted this module to Birthright for My Party Substituting the Shield
    of Halav with the SHIELD OF HAELY - a kite shield that Haelyn bore at
    the battle of Deismaar that absorbed some of the Godpower releasesd
    there. The existing powers of the Shield needed little modification for
    use in the Birthright Setting and the shield itself can be a potent
    symbol for anyone trying to reunify the Empire ( as the PC that
    currently holds it is attempting to do ).
    Hope this can give you some ideas.

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