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Like all other opening scenes in AoD, this is entirely linear; it is simply the sequence of events which delivers The Map into the hands of a specific character-type (in this case, the Drifter).

Scene[ | ]

You spotted Teron on the horizon just in time - you had no more than a few drops of water left in your canteen. You were on the road for a long time and were beginning to miss human contact, although you were certain that a few days in Teron would quickly remind you why you never stayed in one place for too long.

. . .

A fight in a room next door wakes you up. Perhaps you should investigate.

Quick Walkthrough[ | ]

  1. Go take a look.
  2. (Optional) Talk to Vardanis
    1. (Optional)
    2. Return to the Inn OR Return to the Tavern
      1. if the Tavern:
  3. Rest

Detailed Walkthrough[ | ]

  1. Go take a look.
  2. (Optional) Talk to Vardanis.
    • you may purchase equipment from him, then must accompany him to the Tavern
    • The deal goes quickly and smoothly (therefore suspiciously), and on the way back to the inn, you are accosted by two thugs. They only care about Vardanis:
      • If you walk away, Vardanis and the money disappear, you return to the inn, and the innkeeper advises you to look for work elsewhere.
      • If you fight, and keep Vardanis alive:
        • Either return to the inn or demand a pay increase: Streetwise 3?
          • If you pass, gain 120g and return to the inn.
          • If you fail, gain 50g and return to the inn, or attack Vardanis:
            • If you kill him: either return to the inn, or return to the tavern and try to get a job from Cado
      • If you either lose Vardanis before killing the thugs or kill him yourself, loot 250g, 1 Iron Pugio, and a Short Robe. The thugs have 2 Leather Armor, 2 Bronze Jambia, a Hood, and 22g between them.