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Attack on Burl
Legion of Gold Excerpts

They come at sunset—mysterious warriors wearing armor of golden alloy. At first they numbered only a handful, but over the past two months, more and more of the marauders have appeared to terrorize the peaceful trade-towns that comprise the Barony of Horn. What they want, no one knows—the golden warriors never speak. They lay waste to farms and villages without warning. The armored raiders have dragged scores of captives off to unknown fates, vanishing into the wilds east of the Barony of Horn. The warriors are known as the Legion of Gold, and no one knows where they will strike next.

Legion of Gold contains much material for your D&D Gamma World characters—new origins, vocations, even rules for mounts. For Game Masters, the set also includes new locations to base your adventures, as well as the set’s namesake adventure itself:

“Legion of Gold” is a D&D Gamma World adventure for five characters of 6th or 7th level. By the adventure’s end, the characters should be 9th or 10th level.


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Encounter 1: Attack on Burl

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While passing through the small town of Horn, you are summoned by Baron Jemmas Warder, who receives you in the banquet hall of his stronghold. Baron Warder is a short, stout, middle-aged fellow with pale blue skin and a fine burgundy tunic; his face is drawn in a tight scowl. Several pistol-armed soldiers in mail armor stand guard near him, and a bald woman with large golden eyes sits in a chair on one side of the room.

After exchanging some brief pleasantries, Baron Warder gets down to business. “The Barony of Horn is in trouble. Our eastern villages and farms have been attacked by mysterious raiders in golden armor. They’ve killed scores of people and dragged off at least that many. My soldiers have tried to stop the raiders, but they’re well armed with Ancient weapons. If you can put a stop to the golden warriors, you’ll have the thanks of the Barony, and you’ll be well paid.”

The Baron nods at the woman with the golden eyes. She bows her head and speaks. “I am Derlyn, the Baron’s advisor. I am gifted with a degree of precognition, which is how we became aware of you. I have seen that the town of Burl will be the next to be attacked, in two days’ time.”

Baron Warder looks back to you. “If you agree to help, we need you in Burl tomorrow. Defend the town to the best of your ability. If you can’t defeat the golden warriors, learn what you can about them, track them if possible, and report back to me. These attacks must stop. Can I count on you?”

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