TARTIAR 01 “Tartiar The Mighty”
Level 3 Roleplay © 1988
Needed: pen, paper, coins
You are a Man-A-Kill warrior. At age 24, you are Tartiar The Mighty. A gaping giant plundered and killed people in your tribe. Many warriors have never come back from fighting giants, and your brother never returned from the cave of this particular giant. You have decided you will go. You set off with spear in hand. Tartiar (30 life points, Level 3)
As you come into a grassy plain, Dahrmy the Mad Berserker rides up to you and challenges you to a fight. (Attacks use coins for each Level, flipped per turn)
[Say “No thank you,” and try to avoid Dahrmy to continue your Quest go to #2]
[Take Dahrmy’s offer to fight, continue reading]
Dahrmy gets off his horse and runs at you, sword in hand!
Tartiar (30 life points, Level 3) Dahrmy (15 life points, Level 1)
[Lose the battle go to #3] [Win, continue reading]
You stand over the massacred old man. You take Dahrmy’s horse to ride, count his coins, and eat his food. After riding a ways, you get off your horse and grab your spear. In front of you there are 3 caves in a large cliff known as “Big Man’s Bluff”.
[Go in First Cave #4, Second Cave #5, Third Cave #6]
#1 Inside the gaping giant is asleep! (you have 2 attacks, before he attacks)
Giant (50 life points, Level 4) Mara (15 life points, Level 3)
[If you lose, go to #11] [If you win, continue reading]
You beat the Giant! You (and Mara if she is still with you) ride back to your tribe, with the head of the giant and become Chief! THE END
#2 You refuse Dahrmy. He calls you a whimp and rides away. You come to a large cave.
[Go in the large cave #7] [Keep walking #8]
#3 You lie on your face, defeated in shame. He rides away. Later a young woman cleric comes and heals you. She carries a quarter staff and will aid you in your battles. She says that she is on a quest to kill the giant too. [Go to #7]
#4 You enter the First Cave. You come to a small room which is dimly lit. There is a glowing sword ahead. You reach for it. A male nymph jumps out of the shadows! “You must pay for that!” says he. After negotiation the nymph accepts 5 gold coins that you give him in exchange for the magic sword and its sheath. (magic sword +1 on attacks)
[Leave and go to the Second Cave #5] [Leave and go to the Third Cave #6]
#5 You enter the Second Cave, walking deep within. A kobold jumps out!
[Flee #9] [Fight #10]
#6 You enter the Third and Largest Cave. You come to a very large room. A giant foot clomps in front of you! The battle with the Gaping Giant begins!
Giant (50 life points, Level 4) [Lose #11] [Win #12]
#7 You go inside the Large Cave in the cliff near you. [Go to #1]
#8 You continue on. A band of trolls jump down from nearby trees!
Trolls (life points: A.5, B.5, C.7, D.10, E.15; Level 1) [If all trolls fail 1 attack, you Win]
[Win go to #13] [Lose continue reading]
It was a nice fight, but the trolls overwhelmed you. THE END
#9 Fleeing, you follow a bend in the tunnel. Turning, another kobold blocks your way!
Kobolds (5 life points, Level 1) [Win got to #6] [Lose continue reading]
Sorry, these small subterranean dog-like feral creatures will not retreat, and eventually over come your height and strength advantages. You die a cold and bloody death in a dark carven tunnel. THE END
#10 Kobolds (5 life points, Level 1) [Win got to #14] [Lose continue reading]
You die a cold and bloody death in a dark carven tunnel. THE END
#11 The Giant has crushed you. You have failed. Nice try. THE END
#12 You have beat the Gaping Giant! When you get back, you are made the chief of your tribe! (next adventure: “Tartiar The Chief”) THE END
#13 You are wounded by troll stabbings and bludgeoning, but are close to winning the fight. A troll leader jumps out of the bushes and challenges you to one-on-one combat.
Troll Leader (F.15, Level 2)
(at zero life points Troll Leader will escape combat and retreat into a hole in the ground)
[Win go to #15] [Lose, good try, but you die. THE END]
#14 You got out of the Second Cave. [First Cave #4] [Third Cave #6]
#15 As you walk along, you come to 2 tunnels. [Tunnel 1 #16] [Tunnel 2 #17]
#16 You walk along and in tunnel find a box of gold! [This tunnel leads to #17]
#17 A boulder crushes you. THE END