By Sara Dunn
'We might constantly move overland now that we've got wheels,' Ross had urged instantly. I'd pulled out an atlas and we'd traced a direction down via Africa through international locations nonetheless marked with their colonial names. purely strips of water interrupted the movement of land among Edinburgh and Chingola; the English Channel and the Straits of Gibraltar. Fourteen months had handed given that Neil Armstrong walked at the moon so Africa couldn't be that tough, may possibly it? A month later we boarded the ferry for Calais...In 1970 newly-weds Ross and Sara trigger, with awesome naivety and an absence of right education, to force from Edinburgh to Zambia in a customary saloon vehicle. Appointment in Zambia is the tale in their epic automobile trip. Sara used to be 21 (and couldn't force) and Ross used to be 23 once they and their fresh Hillman Hunter (in 'Golden Sand', a color selected prior to they'd opted to force in the course of the Sahara...) began. For 8 weeks, in a visit of over 20 000 kms, they slept within the motor vehicle, coped with disorder and appeared up the barrel of rifles from the incorrect finish. except the auto their in basic terms expertise was once a compass. Their trip encompassed the Sahara, the place they'd to dig themselves out of hassle with Tupperware bins. additionally they braved war-torn Biafra, navigated storm-wrecked roads via equatorial forests and traversed the most tributary of the Congo River (on a raft cobbled including dug-out canoes through locals). They met lepers, pygmies, drunken officers, prostitutes and missionaries whereas their trip took them throughout thirteen international locations with extensively various frontiers, customs, currencies and language earlier than they reached Chingola - simply in time for Ross to begin his new task. Appointment in Zambia is a special tackle an epic trip - a tender couple and their simple automobile shuttle acrosss Africa, no longer simply because they wish to problem themselves and turn out whatever, yet simply because they come to a decision it's the way to get to a brand new activity in Zambia.
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Setup: The Trollhaunt is a great, mist-wreathed wilderness of marshes, hills, and dense forests. Countless small tracks, trails, streams, and gullies crisscross the area, making it no simple matter to find the Great Warren where Skalmad makes his lair. You must use your knowledge and skills to find the path to the Great Warren. Level: 10 (XP 1,000). Complexity: 2 (6 successes before 3 failures). Primary Skills: Endurance, Nature, Perception. Endurance (DC 16): The adventurers keep at their search long after others would give up, covering an amazing amount of territory.
As the adventurers approach this stretch of swamp, read: The footpath here meanders through bogs and thickets until it eventually draws close to deeper bodies of dark, still water. Lights bounce in the darkness ahead, as though three torches or lanterns are being carried through the bog. The will-o’-wisps start out on the map as shown, visible as the adventurers approach. The chuul start this encounter hidden beneath the lake. They don’t emerge until the adventurers move close to investigate the lights or a battle begins.
You see an immense troll with beady dark eyes looking out at you. “Stoopid hoomans. ” it rumbles in broken Common. If the adventurers make a serious attempt to talk their way into the Great Warren, refer to the accompanying sidebar for details. Otherwise, the troll at the gate tells the adventurers: “Flee stoopid hoomans! Runs away now, little stoopid hooman! Unless youse wanna be lunch! Not very filling, I betcha! ” Tactics The trolls happily engage in melee with any enemies entering the area.
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