Ralleviku Castle is a mysterious structure located near the edge of the Milky Way galaxy.
Background[edit | edit source]
Reaching Ralleviku Castle isn't easy. It's a stone structure that floats within a gigantic gaseous world without a name. The fortress is hewn from a single solid piece of rock - probably a transplanted asteroid. it looks like a stylized castle, complete with battlements and a hideous stone maw for an entrance. Inside, passages wind through the castle, connecting various chambers, though few - if any - have an obviously discernible purpose.
The only living beings in the fortress are two humans,a ghru, and a lattimor. Stranger still, their minds seem to have been altered. None appears to have any memory of who they are, where they came from, or how they got here, and instead act as stewards and servants maintaining the castle If asked about their names, each simply says, "I am a humble servant of the castle." Visitors are welcomed and offered food and rest.
The larders are always filled with excellent food and drink, and the environmental conditions are always comfortable. Sleep is always restful here. As time passes, the castle's effect makes it harder and harder to not feel happy and content, and it also becomes harder to want to leave. Those who remain for more than a month become Humble Servants.
The servants never react with hostility unless they're attacked or mistreated. If the PCs attempted to leave, the servants try to convince them to return again for further succor. If the PCs arrive at Ralleviku Castle in a vessel, they discover that someone has sabotaged the engines while they rested. Three difficulty 8 tasks must be completed to enact repairs, taking five hours each.
If the PCs escape the castle, once every few months thereafter, they hear a whispering voice - in a dream, when they are alone, or amid a crowd of strangers - beckoning them to return to Ralleviku Castle.
References[edit | edit source]
- Cook, Monte, et al. “Other Worlds.” Into the Night, Monte Cook Games, LLP, 2018, pp. 138. Numenera. ISBN 978-1-939979-40-7