The Citadel of Blood

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The Citadel of Blood
Eamon adventure #36
The Citadel of Blood intro.png
Author Evan Hodson
Released c. 1983
Revised 14 November 1993
EAG number 36
EDX number 13-10
EDX set Classic Eamon Adventures, Vol. 1
Native format Apple DOS 3.3

The Citadel of Blood is an Eamon adventure written by Evan Hodson.

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Premise

From the introduction:

"The place is cursed," said Olthen Bedwier about the Citadel of Blood. "I know of too many adventurers who set off for there and never came back." He drained his mug and changed the subject.

And yet you found yourself most curious about this strange place as you say in the Main Hall with your comrades. You wanted to find out more...

The citadel, you discovered, was a huge castle that stood off quite a ways from town surrounded by forest. It was not known who built it or how it got there but everyone just accepted the fact that it was there.

You heard confusing rumors and stories about it — tales of giant creatures and armored beings that patrolled the castle and of fabulous wealth — but you were unsure how much was true...

You were especially interested to learn about the "Serpent's Eyes" — rubies said to be very valuable — a solid platinum sundial and the lost Stone of Seeking... all said to be in the Citadel.

You also have heard tales of the great sword wielded long ago by the king who dwelt in the citadel, and you wonder...

You have also heard tales of death, but they do not deter you. Indeed, you soon realize that you may not be the only one planning to visit the Citadel...

So today you find yourself in the forest just north of the castle. You see that the drawbridge is down and the gate is open. You realize that you can probably come and go as you please, just as the tales you heard said... All you have to do is live long enough to get back to the gate and out of the Citadel...

So you now gather up your courage and decide to find out just how much of the stories you heard were true...

Especially the tales about the wealth beyond belief!