Welcome to the World of Uteria
In ages past, Uteria was a world filled with wonder, mythical creatures, and abundant magic. But in ancient times, all that changed … A terrible war spanned the lands, a war fought not only with blood and souls of countless mortals, but with mystic machines of war, great mythical beasts, and powerful dark magics that ravaged the world. In the end, something happened that has been lost from human records, something that ended the Aradan War and left Uteria without magic. The magical creatures, and even those close to magic, like the fey, seemed to vanish from the world.
The old kingdoms crumbled, leaving behind city-states and large tracts of unclaimed lands. The survivors lived in darkness for years, and have spent the past seven centuries rebuilding what was left of their world. The lands were ravaged by famine and plagues for untold years and the humans have trudged along, afraid of the myths and legends of days long past.
In the East the land is harsh and twisted, the remnants of the dark sorcery that had been used in the Aradan War have left the lands almost uninhabitable, save for small pockets of civilization.
In the West, in the wake of the plagues, people have become isolated and exclusive. Fear has driven people to be wary of anyone or anything new. Their superstitions have lead to witch hunts and lynching of those believed to still use magic. People have become so downtrodden that even their belief in higher powers has fallen to little more than lip service.
But all of that began to change in about 20 years back. Children started showing the ability to use magic … real magic. The elves started to come out of their forests with limited interactions with humans, and the dwarves began to trade again, traveling the roads, plying their mechanical and trade works. Now, whispers of growing dark powers, heroes, and a new dawn have begun to creep into this rain-soaked and gray world.
What is in the book?
Ferryport Adventures includes two different books under one cover: the Wanderer’s Guide to Ferryport and the adventure module The Goblins of Kaelnor Forest.
The Wanderer’s Guide the Ferryport
Ferryport is a great base for adventures in Uteria. It was not as ravaged by the Great War or plagues as many other places were; and it is a central trade hub for the Endamas region, so many people and cultures are present within its walls. Today, magic is returning, bringing both the splendor and horror that comes with it, and the leaders of Ferryport see a new dawn in its future; but a sinister force lingers in the dark corners of the city.
The Guide to Ferryport is a journey through the streets of Ferryport, as seen through the eyes of Toryn, a traveling bard who has returned to his hometown to report on its places and people. It covers the interesting personalities of Ferryport, as well as its most well-known locales. Maps are included for many locations.
The Goblins of Kaelnor Forest – Adventure
This first level adventure takes the adventurers into the Kaelnor Forest. While the eastern side of the forest has long been the home of the forest elves, the western side is infested with goblins, boggarts, spiders, and more.
The adventure takes players through the forest, investigating a rumor of raiding creatures. They begin in South Hollow, a farming community south of Ferryport proper, and will travel deep within the dark, enchanted woods. Are there supernatural creatures in the woods taking the farmers’ stores? Will they survive the strange fey forest?
The adventure comes with 5 pre-made Uteria player characters, so players can jump right into the adventure.