Quick Start

To play Quest for the Orncryst requires the following resources be available before you begin:

If you are using a screen reader to access this game:-
If you wish to use a paper-based map and a normal ten-sided die:-

Character Generation

The following stats and equipment information can be used to generate a new character. Please remenber that 50 character points must be distributed for character attributes and a further 50 points for weapons, armour and equipment.

Character attributes:

Strength 3 - 8
Agility 3 - 8
Endurance 10 - 35
Luck 3 - 8
Intuition 3 - 8

Character Talents

Strong Back Disregard carry limitations. -1 to agility.
Heroic Confidence +1 to CV until first hit.
Back to the Wall No penalty if caught by pursuing creature.
Beast Slayer +1 to CV for all creature combats.
Dreya'dim Bane +2 to CV for all Dreya'dim combats.
Leap of Fate Re-roll up to 3 unsuccessful jump attempts.
Skin of the Teeth Survive reduction of Endurance to zero.
Shadar in the Making Re-roll any 2 failed intuition tests.
Weaponmastery +1 increase to CV. Must use same weapon.
Blessed by Providence Re-roll any 2 failed luck tests.

Weapons: (at least one must be selected)

Dagger Can only cause one point of damage Cost: 5 points
Short Sword All round weapon without special bonuses Cost: 10 points
Long Sword All round weapon with some advantages Cost: 12 points
Short Spear Has its advantages against some adversaries Cost: 12 points
Axe Has its advantages against most adversaries Cost: 15 points
Warhammer Excellent weapon for most adversaries Cost: 25 points

Armour: (not essential but only one may be chosen)

Padded Armour adds +1 to combat value Cost: 10 points
Leather Armour adds +2 to combat value, -1 to agility tests Cost: 15 points
Light Chainmail adds +3 to combat value, -2 to agility tests Cost: 20 points

Miscellaneous items (as many can be acquired as can be paid for)

Flash charges When used will blind adversary for 2 combat rounds.
-8 to foe's CV
Cost: 8 points (max 2)
Rope and Grapple Useful item Cost: 5 points
Shovel Useful item Cost: 5 points
Torch Additional item Cost: 3 points
Rations +4 to endurance when eaten Cost: 3 points (max 6)
Nahla bread +2 to endurance when eaten Cost: 2 points

Once you have all your items organised, and have completed a new character sheet, turn to section 1 to begin your adventure.

The Torchlight Text Edition is the intellectual property of the author, Wayne F Densley, and all rights are reserved by him. Any questions regarding this title, or any other book in the Chronicles of Arborell series can be answered by emailing the author at densleyw@shoal.net.au