The lost treasure of Almanzor
System: Aquelarre (Tabletop RPG)
Where & When: Room: Main Hall, Slot: 6
Mature Themes: No
Player Led: No
Cordoba, Castille 1350 AD.
There is a commotion in the streets. It’s unheard of, but the city’s councillors, have have offered a reward of 100 gold maravedies for a man wanted for causing a disturbance in the Cathedral, the old Mosque. He is described as an old Moorish man with a long white beard.
You and your companions are down on money and luck, and looking for your next meal. 100 gold maravedies could set you up for a comfortable life for several years. The reward seems far too high for such a petty crime. Something doesn’t add up, and knowing how corrupt the councilors are, there’s probably more to this than what has been said.
You overhear a couple of old men laughing at the back of the tavern. “By God, I haven’t seen the city this excitable since the the council doubled the tax on the whorehouses”. The other one responds, “from what my grandfather used to say, the last time the city had this level of commotion, everyone was out looking for the lost treasure of Almanzor!”.