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The Case of the Siren's Song (City Guard Chronicles)

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The Case of the Siren's Song is the third adventure in the City Guard Chronicles. The heroes investigate crimes and protect the citizens as fantasy cops in a pseudo-medieval city.

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The product contains a seven-page mini setting with basic information about The City, the City Guard, and new rules appropriate for playing as the guards. It also offers eight Professional Edges, an Arcane Background, six new Setting Rules and suggestions for existing ones. It may be used as is or inserted into your favorite setting.

The urban adventure deals with an investigation of the diva's stalker with the new premiere in the Opera House quickly approaching. It highlights the most important clues and offers next steps at the end of each scene with hyperlinks. It also includes a list of non-player characters with short descriptions and an overview/flowchart (again with hyperlinks).

Eight fully flashed-out Seasoned archetypes await you - The Accountant, The Chemist, The Elementalist, The Empath, The Lieutenant, The Librarian, The Librarian, The Maverick, and The Rescuer. Two of them are repeated form previous cases, six are new. And if none of them is to your liking, you can create your own character, or use one from the The Case of the Misguided Lover or The Case of the Missing Daughter


Are you ready to...
...protect the citizens
...serve the community
...patrol the streets
...uphold the law
...solve the crime
...and survive the experience?

Join the City Guard now!

The City

Welcome to the largest city on the continent, thoroughly corrupt from the very top to the lowest bottom. In this bustling metropolis, you can find anything imaginable, buy whatever you desire, and experience far more than you wish.
It is a real hive of scum and villainy, for lack of a better phrase. But more often than not, the scum wear expensive clothes and fight with words, deception, and slander. And the villainy act behind the scenes. That is not to say visitors do not have to look after their purses (or lives) while walking the street at night. But they are no more safe at a noble’s manor or in a councilor’s office during the day. The dangers might be different, but the threat is real enough.  
The city lies at the crossroads in every sense of the word. Merchant caravans arrive daily through one of the gates, and the port is busy day and night. All major trade routes lead through here. The barrier of reality is thin in places. There are gates throughout the city that lead to other… locations. Some are similar to our world, and some are very different. Rumor has it a few even lead to hell.

The City Guard

The city council has always been very serious about keeping order. The City Guard was established during the historical first council meeting and charged with protecting the city from external threats and keeping the peace within its walls. Many pages have been written about procedures, structure, and the number of staff. It all seems well thought-out and responsible. At least on paper.
The sad truth is, the council’s expectations of the strength and structure of the defense and law enforcement bodies are not matched by its budget allocation. Budget cuts are a way of life, so the City Guard works with what it has, and tries not to complain too loudly. It is an open secret that everyone, from the lowest guard to the highest commander, is expendable.

“Honest guards are hard to come by… Do your best and surprise me.”
— The Guard Commander


Other adventures in the City Guard Chronicles will offer more Archetypes and small additions to the mini setting.

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City Guard Chronicles

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Tales of the City Guard

(While not a Savage Worlds product, it offers a very nice mission generator.)

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Julian S June 08, 2024 9:38 am UTC
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What is the purpose of the turquoise key icons littered throughout the text? They don't seem to serve any layout purpose, but they aren't mentioned anywhere else.
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Jan J June 08, 2024 11:28 am UTC
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Those are important clues. The characters should find them out, otherwise they might get stuck.
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