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Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser Stories

The Jewels in the Forest

aka Two Sought Adventure
Published: 1939

Synopsis

Two Sought Adventure Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser set off to the lands south of Lankhmar looking for treasure. What begins as a standard treasure hunt, initiated by a page ripped out of a book on architecture with a note written in the margin indicating the location of a great treasure, becomes a contest against a mysterious and subtle force and a man 400 years dead.

All the typical trappings of a treasure hunt are there, from the note that sets the adventurers off, a clue of double-humped hills, a riddle of a hidden guardian, to the competing treasure-hunters of Lord Rannarsh’s men. The twain are ambushed on their way to the treasure-site. They receive a mysterious warning from a farm girl, and when they find the treasure-lair, which is a stone house in the forest, a skull sits at the entrance to welcome them.

The story quickly turns into a puzzle as to what is guarding the treasure in the House of Angarngi. The note by Urgaan of Angarngi states that there is a guardian of the treasure, but that there are no deadly creatures in or out of the house, nor are there any traps of any sort. There are no devils or demons guarding, and that the house is completely bare.

Reviews

Nehwon Gazetteer

Characters

Arvlan of Angarngi, Lord Rannarsh, Urgaan of Angarngi.

Cities

Soreev.

Geography

Cold Waste, Land of Lankhmar.

Gods

Chance, Fate, Glaggerk, The Great God, Kos, The Red God.

Rate “The Jewels in the Forest”

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Discussion

Joe Collinsjiminimonka, 2021/06/04 17:13

I always loved this story. I have told my kids about this and Issek of the Jug several times over the years. Great website btw!

Charles Fewlasssrithofthescrolls, 2021/06/05 20:07

Thank you, Jiminimonka. Jewels in the Forest is a lot of fun. So, do you read them the stories, or are just recommending them to read? Have they been enjoying them? Cheers, Charles

Nehwonian Ghoulnehwonian_ghoul, 2016/05/13 10:29

This is one of my favorite stories from the series.

Charles Fewlasssrithofthescrolls, 2021/06/03 11:39

Thanks for dropping by Nehwonian_ghoul. I believe most folks would agree with you that this is a fun and excellent story. It is many folk’s favorite. It is also the first published Fafhrd and Gray Mouser story. Best Wishes, Charles

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