Our heroes, by one path or another, find themselves in the small mining community of Silver Springs, and it is fair day! Yay!
Wooden carnival tokens are available for only 1 silver coin for 5 tokens, & the heroes wander around playing various games of skill & luck & enjoying the bounty of a plentiful harvest season.
The most enticing game is Nilbog’s Monstrous Maze. Herein, the common folk can enjoy the life of an adventurer & win prizes on how well they delve into a dungeon & fight “dangerous” monsters. For our intrepid adventurers, the charming-yet-sinister gnome maze-master offers a wager: gamble your very lives and keep what you find, but lose and you lose everything. Taking the maze-master at his word, the adventurers drink a strange potion and lie down on the chairs provided…
Awakening inside a dreamscape, our heroes journey through rooms rigged with clever puzzles, some amusing and some deadly. They find strange creatures bent on their destruction, and two of them are slain in the dreamscape. As their bodies disappear into a black-and-purple swirling mist, the reality of their situation becomes all too clear: die in the dreamscape and you die in the waking world.
With renewed caution our intrepid heroes continue their journey through Nilbog’s maze, eventually disappearing one at a time into an inky blackness—a strange, solitary trip into a private dreamscape in which they confront their deepest fears & insecurities. Battling through a singular deeper dream that leaves them with no allies and no way out but through, each of our heroes emerged with their sanity intact.