I have two adventure ideas. 1) One is regarding the eye of Odin. One night a year everyone lights candles and “looks” for the eye of Odin? What happens if someone accidentally finds it? Not that they were looking. Nobody looks, right? But they find it. Just a lowly PC in the middle of a crowded neighborhood. What do you do with it? It resists destruction. It shows back up if you try to ditch it. Others soon, somehow, become aware of it and start trying to get it from you…all nice at first, then more violently. First an antiquities dealer, then a gang leader, each expecting the eye to bring money or power. The party might try to bring it to the church. The church doesn’t want it. Who ever heard of Odin with 2 eyes? Those days are long gone, if they ever existed. They will hand the party a bag of money, charge the party with disposing of it…somewhere dangerous, of course…and shut the door in their faces. Does it grant powers? Does it want to be with a specific member of the party? Why? (Granted, this all might be similar to the Avalon podcast, which I must admit I have not yet finished.)
- That holiday where you burn effigies…or people…to get rid of spirits. What if something goes wrong? What if a person (or all of the prisoners) didn’t die when the coal set them aflame? They could have survived. They could be angry, full of multiple spirits (so extra strong), and immune to fire.
It could be an innocent prisoner who was set on fire. Now this person has all those properties (extra spirits inside, immune to fire), and goes after corrupt watch members, judges, nobles, etc. who set them up. And the person doesn’t mind attacking, or killing, innocents if they get in the way.
It could be a handful of guilty prisoners and one innocent prisoner who start a war against each other, destroying the city and citizens as they go.
- You can mix the 2 holiday ideas and have a body being burned, but the prisoner has the eye of Odin, which helps them survive. What kind of nastiness will that lead to?