By Fate Enslaved by Robin D. Laws

StoryCraft is a new section of Ancient Scroll website where we will publish adventure ideas written exclusively for us by famous RPG authors. Robin D. Laws agreed to be the first host of this section. Look for new adventures in StoryCraft every two weeks.

Genre: fantasy (dark historical)

Springboard: During one period of the Byzantine Empire, it was legally permissible to enslave shipwreck victims when they washed up on one’s shores. If that same group of people made it safely to the pier on an intact vessel, they were entitled to the full legal protection. Nor could slavers cause the ship to founder. But if it did, they were permitted, upon rescuing the survivors, to clap them in irons and sell them. By a wrinkle of fate, their prior status was erased, and they became human commodities.

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