Publication:Into the Maelstrom

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[  Into the Maelstrom]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 25 – 30 
Author: Bruce Heard, Beatrice Heard 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9159 
Publication Date: 1985 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 32 
ISBN-10: 0-88038-244-9
Product Blurb
Alphatia, the most ancient empire, land of arcane and obscure secrets. It has grown for centuries and its might now overshadows the cauldron of civilization. Some say the Alphatians come from elsewhere, but no one knows for sure. Beyond the scope of mortals broods an evil mastermind, still in darkness. Once a betrayed emperor of ancient Alphatia, now an entity of the Sphere of Entropy, he seeks revenge on the greatest empire and on the race of man. His plots brought a deathly fog on all of Norwold. Perhaps it will extend to the southern nations. The matter is grave, so much that lords of the spheres have now to show their might. For them, it is time for mortals to intervene. Man defends his cause for him to earn divine favor. A great armada has been raised and able commanders must be found. Prove your worth, and the eternal portals of the spheres may open for you.
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Plot Summary[edit]

In this scenario, the player characters lead a magical flying fleet to defend the world against an invading evil. The module includes rules for and details of flying ships. The player characters are playthings of the gods as the strive to increase their power. The kingdom of Norwold is plagued by a gray-green poisonous fog that kills everything in its path and acid rain that creates dry barren soil. The player characters are summoned to the king's court, along with other soldiers and fleets, with the intention of attacking the prime suspect country. While crossing the ocean, the fleet is caught in a maelstrom that is really a gate to the Star Kingdoms. From there, the fleet must struggle to reach the Magic Mist, a gate home to a strange island spewing gray-green mist into the air. On the island, the party confront the roaring demon Alphaks.

Publication History[edit]

M1 Into the Maelstrom was written by Bruce and Beatrice Heard, with a cover by Jeff Easley, and was published by TSR in 1985 as a 32-page booklet with an outer folder. The central part of the plot, travelling through the first part of the Star Kingdom, is heavily inspired by Homer's Odyssey.

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Facts about "Into the Maelstrom"
AuthorBruce Heard + and Beatrice Heard +
ISBN0-88038-244-9 +
Item Code9159 +
Maximum Level30 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level25 +
Module CodeM1 +
Page Count32 +
Publication Date1985 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleInto the Maelstrom +