I modified the Sinister Stone of Sakkara for use in my Astonishing ACKS campaign, fitting it into the Hyperborean campaign world.
In general, Hyperborean menaces were substituted for the common ACKS antagonists. I replaced kobolds with Bird-Men, goblins with Ape-Men, and hobgoblins with Vhuurmis. This meant that the overall PC power level needed to be bumped up a bit; to about 2nd-4th level. The PCs eventually became known as the “Hyperborean Murderhobos”.
Here’s a summary of our game sessions:
1 – Fall of Calford (19-Aug-15 via Skype): Kickoff session and character funnel. (See the full session report.)
1.a – Journey to Türas Tem (via email to 31-Aug-15): Overland travel.
2 – Fort Türas and Environs (02-Sep-15 via Hangouts): Audience with Bjorn Skullsplitter, Traveler’s Inn, meeting the Dead Rabbits, and the journey back to Calford. (Refer to Personalities of Fort Türas.)
3 – Into the Dome (16-Sep-15 via Hangouts): First foray into the Temple, resulting in the eradication of the Bird-Men.
4 – 2nd Expedition (20-Sep-15 via Hangouts): Hagnar, Ulak-Narn, and Dougie on a mission from Wulfgar. Discovery of open-air zone.
4.a – Shank’s Offer (via email to 28-Sep-15): Fergus encounters a local thug, and attempts to meet Drusus. Murderhoboism ensues.
4.b – Off to See the Wizard (via email to 29-Sep-15): Burningman travels back to Türas Tem and learns of Ancient Valusia.
5 – Idimmu the Demonic (30-Sep-15 via Hangouts): The core PCs return to the dome and massacre the Lizard-Men. They then encounter a greater threat at the ziggurat… and run away screaming.
6 – Bandit Assault (14-Oct-15 via Hangouts): The Murderhobos eradicate Drusus and his bandits.
7 – Side-Trek to Türas Tem (via posts to 24-Oct-15): Sveinn and Fergus travel to Fort Türas to obtain Drusus’s bounty and sell loot.
8 – Fate of the Ape-Men (26-Oct-15 via Hangouts): The Murderhobos learn that they are not the only ones doing the killing.
9 – The Lake of Blood (16-Nov-15 via Hangouts): Our heroes venture into the Lower Caves, where new horrors await.
10 – The Blood Tree (25-Nov-15 via Hangouts): The Tree of Blood is defeated, and the Lady Below notices the PCs.
10.a – Rumours About Wulfgar (06-Dec-15 via email): Fergus tests out the ACKS Hijinx rules.
11 – Entry Denied (07-Dec-15 via Hangouts): The Murderhobos are unable to enter the Dome, and play politics in Calford instead.
12 – The Lady Defeated (17-Dec-15 via Hangouts): A surprisingly clever ambush unexpectedly defeats the Lady Below.
13 – The Shattered Stone (31-Dec-15 via Hangouts): Auor sacrifices himself to destroy the Stone, and the Murderhobos make a new ally.
14 – To the Victor go the Spoils (14-Jan-15 via Hangouts): The Murderhobos defeat Idimmu the Demonic and uncover multiple treasure hordes!
Following the destruction of the Stone of Sakkara (and the end of the beastmen threat), Bjorn throws a feast in honour of the Murderhobos. He gifted the PCs with a knarr, which they named the “Altered Priest”. The group then set sail for the fabled Serpent Isles…