The town of Brindinford is in the midst of its annual street fair. Joy and merriment abound -- until calamity disrupts the celebration. Are rival gangs responsible? Is the government sliding into tyranny? Or is a nightmarish plot about to come to fruition?
The Speaker in Dreams is a stand-aloneadventure. Player characters are in for a wild ride in this river town. Leave the dungeon behind -- the terrors lurking in Brindinford are more challenging by far! Want to know more? Take a sneak peek at the first encounter!
A Trip to the Fair
"The town of Brindinford occupies a low hill beside the Brinding River. Crenellated stone walls, interrupted by tall watchtowers, surround the buildings, but the life of the town spills beyond its walls today. Colorful carts and wagons, flags and ribbons, and people of all sorts line the road for 100 yards beyond the gate. Dozens of halflings in bright-colored costumes are directing most activities. A busy, lively hum of noise rises from the fair, and the smells of roasting meats, exotic spices, and cut flowers fill the air."
"Near the gates, the movement of the throng of people making their way inside the walls slows to a crawl. Four town guards, wearing bright red tabards, give each visitor a careful look, though they seem relaxed and friendly. The guards can be seen peace-bonding weapons."
If the characters proceed through the gates, the guards insist on limiting the charactersí ability to cause trouble in the town. This is common practice in many cities, and if necessary you should encourage the players to view it as such. The restrictions are not too limiting and can easily be circumvented. Their purpose is more symbolic: a reminder that Brindinford is not a dungeon or battlefield. With that in mind, the guards impose the following restrictions.
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