The simple folk of Medfield are desperate to cure the virulent form of swine fever that is decimating their domestic pigs. The only possible course of action is to search out Scrofatilla’s Shrine, hidden deep within Colcott Woods, and try to find some talisman or enchanted artifact that may save the day. Dare you cross the great ravine and explore the abandoned temple in an attempt to avert this eclogical disaster?
Temple of the Wild Boar is a solitaire adventure for use with Tunnels & TrollsTM . It has been designed for Deluxe T&T and is compatible with 7th/7.5 editions without modification and could easily be adapted for the 5th edition. A single, low-level humanoid character with no more than 30 combat adds may take up the challenge. Some magic is allowed, but you will find that the influence of the wild boar god can make its outcome somewhat unpredictable.
This is a full-sized solo with 228 adventure paragraphs plus random encounters table. With a splendid full-colour cover and interior illustrations by Jeff Freels, it is a thing of beauty as well as fun T&T romp.
The peoples who live in the southern parts of the Shalimar Forest and try to eek out a meager living there, know their lands as Colcott Woods. The rearing of swine beneath the eaves of those great trees has always been important to the livelihoods of the small communities that have formed there. The sudden arrival of a deadly form of swine fever that has begun to sweep through the domesticated pigs is, therefore, nothing short of disastrous. In the tiny hamlet of Medfield, the ‘pig plague’ has already caught hold, and the inhabitants are up in arms as their precious animals begin to sicken and die.
At the meeting of all of Medfield’s families, discussion has already ranged widely regarding potential causes, though most of the comment has been heavy on speculation, and thin on actual fact. When the debate moves to finding a solution to this problem, silence ensues. As the tension mounts, a voice cracked with age, speaks out, "The last time such an affliction struck our swine, the Headman asked the Priest of Scrofatilla to give aid. Why do we not ask for the blessing of The Temple of The Wild Boar once more in our hour of need?"
An even deeper silence follows, as all eyes range around the crowd trying to find the greybeard who has spoken. Finally, one of the village elders responds, "Long is it since the Brotherhood of the Tusk fell to evil ways and ceased to guide us in our swine herding. None have visited the shrine to Scrofatilla in a generation and all the tales I have heard say it has been abandoned and let fall to ruin and worse besides. There may be something, some enchanted talisman or magical artefact in the temple that might help us in our current plight but who here would dare such a perilous quest?"
Temple of the Wild Boar is a solitaire adventure for use with Tunnels & Trolls. It has been designed for Deluxe T&T and is compatible with the 7th/7.5 Editions without modification and could easily be adapted for the 5th Edition using the notes below. A single low-level humanoid character with no more than 30 combat adds may take up the challenge within these pages. Human, Dwarf or Hobb would be the most likely kindred, but the citizens of Medfield might accept an Elf or Ratling in their hour of need. Monsters, such as Uruks and Goblins, would definitely not be welcomed in these parts and would likely be run out of town at the point of a pitchfork.