Ruins of Adventure is an adventure for AD&D 1st edition that was set in the Forgotten Realms.

A great evil force descended on the town of Phlan years ago. The townspeople were all either killed or driven away, and Phlan became (literally) a ghost town. Fifty years later, the survivors are ready to reclaim their town. But they need a band of strong and brave adventurers to lead the fight—they need you. Ruins of Adventure is a set of connected short adventures written by James Ward, David "Zeb" Cook, Steve Winter and Mike Breault—four names familiar to all AD&D® game fans. It uses the same setting, locations, and characters as the computer game Pool of Radiance by Strategic Simulations, Inc. In fact, many of the scenarios here in Ruins of Adventure will provide important clues to the successful completion of Pool of Radiance.[2]

Summary[edit | edit source]

The adventurers are hired to remove evil forces from Phlan, presumably by killing them. They hear rumor of a Boss controlling them and seek him out. This Boss proves to be a worthy adversary, but in the end the adventurers defeat him.

Contents[edit | edit source]

  • Introduction
  • Civilized Phlan
  • Reconquest of Sokol Keep
  • Kovel Mansion
  • Mansions
  • Slums
  • The Temple of Bane
  • Delving Into Kuto's Well
  • Mantor's Library
  • Stojanow Gate
  • Podol Plaza
  • The Cadorna Textile House
  • Valhingen Graveyard
  • Valjevo Castle
  • Sorcerer's Island
  • Zhentil Keep Outpost
  • Thri-Kreen Village
  • Orcs
  • Nomad Camp
  • Lizardmen Lair
  • Kobolds Kingdom
  • Hobgoblins
  • Random Encounters Section

Index[edit | edit source]

Click here for page index

Characters[edit | edit source]

AldoAmberAntonAzuriteBanyunBishop BraccioBuldwarCarloCarnelianDaggerDirtanDomoDoralDurendalDustinEarthaEelzifestroErnstEvanFengorFerran MartinezGalarrianGarwinGeorgGilesestriGroundlaHaroldIan CockburnIndelJadeJeromeJetJurinKantal O' the AxeLanyard O' the SailMaceMatteoMendacantMiles DormansNat WylerNorris the GrayOnyxOtavius GenheerisPhanalPorphyrys CadornaQuarrelRenShanalSilvanestriSoilishSpearSrossarStonalTaltonestriTaraskTauranusTozazTyranthraxusUlrich EberhardUtosVilanestroWerner von UrslingenWollaegerZelenshaZilinsheZolonsho

Creatures[edit | edit source]

bronze dragondwarfelfgiant ottergnomegoblingreen slimehalf-elfhalf-orchalflinghobgoblinhumankoboldochre jellyorcpoisonous frogskeletonslithering trackerspectrethri-kreen

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Phlan Council

Locations[edit | edit source]

Buildings & Sites
Bitter BladeCadorna Textile HouseCracked CrownsKuto's WellNat Wyler's BellKovel MansionSokol KeepValhingen GraveyardValjevo Castle
Realms
Settlements
PhlanZhentil Keep
Wilderness
MoonseaStojanow River

Magic[edit | edit source]

Items
bag of holdingbracers of defensedust of disappearancegauntlets of ogre powerhorn of Valhallaincense of meditationioun stonejavelin of lightningnet of entrapmentring of feather fallingring of fire resistancering of free actionring of protectionring of telekinesisrobe of displacementsling of seekingstaff of strikingQuaal's feather tokenwand of coldwand of fearwand of paralyzation
Potions
potion of clairaudiencepotion of delusionpotion of fire resistancepotion of flyingpotion of gaseous formpotion of healingpotion of heroismpotion of strengthoil of slipperinesspotion of speedpotion of treasure finding
Spells
affect normal firesdetect invisibilityflyinvisibilitylightning boltlocate objectmagic missilepolymorphpolymorph selfprotection from goodspider climbteleportwater breathingwizard lock

Religion[edit | edit source]

Referenced only
Bane

Miscellaneous[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Note[edit | edit source]

  1. The timelines of the original Pool of Radiance series of video games, and the FRC series of adventure modules cannot co-exist with the canon novels. The video games and modules start in 1357-1358 DR. However, due to the release of content related to the Time of Troubles, the Pool of Radiance novel was shifted backwards to 1340 DR. This spoils the continuity for the video games that originally took place from 1358 DR to 1368 DR (which now starts in 1340 DR), and the adventure modules (Curse of the Azure Bonds took place directly after Ruins of Adventure). For this reason, the events and timelines of the Pool of Radiance video games and the FRC adventure modules are considered non-canon. However, the background information about characters, creatures, locations, and items etc, may still be documented.

Credits[edit | edit source]

  • Writing: Mike Breault, David Cook, Jim Ward, Steve Winter
  • Editing: Scott Haring
  • Cover Art: Clyde Caldwell
  • Interior Art: James Holloway
  • Cartography: Diesel, Dennis Kauth, David Sutherland
  • Typography: Betty Elmore
  • Keylining: Stephanie Tabat

External links[edit | edit source]

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following links do not necessarily represent the views of the editors of this wiki, nor does any lore presented necessarily adhere to established canon.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Mike Breault, David "Zeb" Cook, Jim Ward, Steve Winter (August 1988). Ruins of Adventure. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1. ISBN 978-0880385886.
  2. Mike Breault, David "Zeb" Cook, Jim Ward, Steve Winter (August 1988). Ruins of Adventure. (TSR, Inc.). ISBN 978-0880385886.
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