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[TRAD] Attack on the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No.8)

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[TRAD] Attack on the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No.8)

Postby lestodante » Sunday February 25th, 2018 12:29pm

Notes about this work in progress:
In 1994 Dragão Brasil No.8 published a 3 quest campaign for Heroquest titled "Ataque ao Mago Dorminhoco" written by Roberto De Moraes.
A year ago I translated these quests in Italian, and now I am translating them in English too. Some errors may occur, so anyone is welcome to read and contribute to improve my translation.
The Brasilian version of Heroquest is based on the Game-System so you can also find Magic-Scrolls during the quests and Zargon is mentioned instead of Morcar.
I translated the title as Attack to the Sleep Wizard, hope it is correct. It is referred to a Wizard who can make people sleeping, so it is the Wizard of the Sleep. Let me know if you have a better way to translate it.

Attack to the Sleep Wizard:

To complete each quest the heroes must reach the goal and come back to the starting point, represented by the stairs tile.
Read the following text to the players:

After travelling for several weeks, you're finally back to the Empire. Soon you realize there is something wrong. The streets are desert, where are eveyone?
What happened to the merchants, farmers, children and minstrels? You decided to go to the old tavern, searching for news.
Once arrived, you are surrounded by silence, but the place is not empty.
The usual frequenters of the tavern are there, some are bent over tables while others are laying on the floor. Are they dead?
As you examinate the bodies you see that none of them is dead but seems like they've fallen in a deep sleep and trying to awake someone doesn't work at all.
While you're trying to awake your friends something strange happens: the fire in the fireplace suddenly turn on and a figure take form beetween the flames.
His face is well known to you, he is Mentor taht speaks to you:

"My friends, the Empire is victim of a terrible sortilege. Everyone is deep sleeping.
An awful black cloud, like a tempest, covered the whole region. And once it disappeared everyone fallen asleep.
Only the ones that, as you, were away in that moment have been spared.
This is for sure the work of Lengrati, a powerful wizard who serves Zargon.
It is necessary to break the spell and this is possible only by the help of the legenday Magic Horn.
It is hidden in Lengrati's underground lair, in an old ruin, not so much far from here.
As soon as teh Horn will be played, everyone will awake.
Now go with no hesitation, my friends."


Quest 1: The Rescue of the Crown

"Your first task is to regain the King's crown, stolen by Lengrati's Goblin while everyone was sleeping."

NOTES:
A. The chest n this room contains 30 gold coins.
B. The unlucky heroes who will open this chest will be attacked by 2 wandering monmsters instead of one.
C. If a hero search for treasures here, he will find the King's crown, hidden inside the tomb.
D. This is a very old and damaged fireplace: when a hero will search for treasures in this room, a stone will fall on his head causing 2 BP of damage.

Wandering Monster: Goblin


Quest 2: The Sleep-Wizard

"It is now necessary to find Lengrati, the sorcerer, and be sure he will not be able to do cast a sortilege anymore."

NOTES:
A. On the Wizard table there are two magic scrolls: Genie and Swift Wind.
B. All this weapons are in a bad state except one that is a magic sword: it is teh same of a broadsword but is able to cast a Tempest spell, once per quest, even if its bearer is not a wizard or an elf.
C. On the alchemist bench there is a bottle of Heroic Brew.
D. The hero who will search treasures here will find 50 gold coins hiddend in the cupboard.
E. The hero who will search treasures in this room will be attacked by a wandering monster.
F. This is Lengrati's room, the "Sleep-Wizard". Lengrati is a shapeshifter: he can transform himself in an exact copy of anyone hero, with the same stats of attack and defence, body and mind points, weapons, armour and all his other equipment.
Use the Chaos Warlock figure to represent him but anyway the heroes will not be confused and not able to discern Lengrati from their copied companion. Each time someone will attack Lengrati he must roll a combat dice: if he rolls a black shield he will wrongly attack his companion (that will need to defende) instead of Lengrati.
Obviously, the cloned hero will not need to roll the dice to pass the test.

Wandering Monster: Gargoyle


Quest 3: The Magic Horn

"Lengrati has been defeated. It only remain to discover teh Magic Horn, that will awake all the Reign, freeing it from the evil sleep"

NOTES:
A. In this room over the alchemist bench lies the Magic Horn.
B. This weapons are rusted and unuseful.
C. On the shelf seems to be only old scrolls, but when a hero search for treasures he will find a small gem that is worth 60 gold coins.
D. The cupboard in this room is a trap: if a hero searches for treasures here, a magic explosion will cause a 2 BP damage to all the heroes in the room.
E. Each chest in this room contains 50 gold coins.
F. On the wizard table there is a Healing Potion.

Wandering Monster: Gargoyle

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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby j_dean80 » Sunday February 25th, 2018 12:55pm

Maybe for the title go with "Attack of the Sleep Wizard".
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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby lestodante » Sunday February 25th, 2018 1:08pm

j_dean80 wrote:Maybe for the title go with "Attack of the Sleep Wizard".

I also think it fit better but the original Potoguese title is "Ataque ao Mago Dorminhoco", where "ao" means "at" and not from.
I guess it is referred to the heroes that go and attack the wizard in his lair.


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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby knightkrawler » Sunday February 25th, 2018 1:36pm

Then that would be "Attack ON the Sleep Wizard".
But there should be many many freer, less literal translations that would be much better.
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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby Pancho » Sunday February 25th, 2018 2:57pm

Interesting idea for a villain. I like this a lot, although it does seem strange that Lengrati doesn't try to make the Heroes fall to sleep when they confront him, considering that he can make entire towns and villages fall asleep. Never mind.

I'll have a go at correcting the errors in the text tomorrow, if no one else has chipped in by then. There aren't too many problems there, and most are easy to sort.

The best translation of this adventure would probably be "Attack on the Sleep-Wizard", but attack OF the sleep-Wizard sounds better, and like KK says a less literal translation would be better still. "Attack of the Dream-Wizard" sounds a bit less silly, and more high fantasy in my opinion.
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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby Spookyhappyfun » Sunday February 25th, 2018 3:06pm

Do we have a map or images to go with this?


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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby j_dean80 » Sunday February 25th, 2018 3:41pm

"Dream" sounds too "silly" to me.

"Attack of the Sleep Mage" may be a good alternative.
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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby Daedalus » Sunday February 25th, 2018 6:12pm

Some other title alternatives:

  • Assault Against the Sandman
  • Assault Against the Night Trancer
  • Assault Against the Night Enchanter
  • Assault Against the Dream Mage
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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby lestodante » Sunday February 25th, 2018 6:42pm

Spookyhappyfun wrote:Do we have a map or images to go with this?


Yes, the whole magazine in pdf can be downloaded at Biblioteca Elfica from this link: http://www.bibliotecaelfica.com/2013/08 ... l-008.html
or from this mirror link: http://www.lestodante.com/hq/files/drag ... asil_8.pdf

I also have Heroscribe files for the maps already done.
And here are the images extracted from the pdf:

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Re: [TRAD] Attack to the Sleep Wizard (from Dragão Brasil No

Postby lestodante » Sunday February 25th, 2018 6:50pm

Pancho wrote:Interesting idea for a villain. I like this a lot, although it does seem strange that Lengrati doesn't try to make the Heroes fall to sleep when they confront him, considering that he can make entire towns and villages fall asleep. Never mind.


I guess such a powerful sortilege requires a lot of time and effort to be prepared, so he will not use it against the heroes.
Anyway we could equip him with a standard Sleep spell so that he can cast it on 1 hero and then suddenly transform into another one.


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