The mysterious disappearance of Father Ouin-ti the 2nd has sparked many rumors and whispers amongst the townspeople of Asshan. Many have claimed to have seen strange lights shining from the Senii Chapel late at night, while others have reported eerie chanting coming from the building. Despite these strange occurrences, the town guard has shown little interest in investigating the matter.
However, when cartographers stumbled upon a secret complex hidden behind the chapel, the rumors and whispers took on a whole new meaning. The complex was discovered after a small passageway was found behind one of the religious statues in a dusty alcove behind the Father’s lectern.
As the investigation continued, it was revealed that the complex was comprised of strange-shaped rooms with ornate vaulted ceilings that were now empty and bare. Stains and circles of dust were the only evidence of what was once kept in these rooms. Local witnesses claim they saw the Royal Asshan Guard removing items from the chapel, before whisking them away in secret.
Further into the complex, the group stumbled upon deeper secretive passages, guarded by more statues. The passages eventually led to a small shingle dock with moorings and stowage, which seemed to be frequently used. The group realized that the Father may have been involved in a smuggling operation, bringing items into or out of the city in secret.
However, as they delved deeper into the complex, they found themselves facing numerous obstacles and traps. It was clear that the Father had gone to great lengths to protect his secret operation. As the group explored further, they discovered that the smuggling operation was just the tip of the iceberg, as they stumbled upon ancient artifacts, powerful magic, and even a sinister cult that worshiped dark gods.
This discovery opens up a world of possibilities for an adventuring party, from investigating the smuggling operation and finding out what the Father was smuggling, to exploring the complex and uncovering the truth behind the mysterious disappearance of Father Ouin-ti the 2nd. The ancient artifacts, powerful magic, and sinister cult also offer a wealth of plot hooks for players to explore, leading to countless adventures and battles against evil forces. The Senii Chapel may have been abandoned, but the secrets and dangers that lurk within are just waiting to be uncovered.
Let me know in the comments below what you think Father Ouin-ti was transporting.
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