There are not many adventures available for the Iron Kingdoms RPG, so I tend to look at other RPGs for adventures and modify them for the IKRPG. One great source is the Penny Dreadful line from Wyrd Games. A highlight of their line is the adventure “The Ferryman”. We played through the fantastic first half without any changes, but I completely rewrote the second half. In September 2016 I painted some Wyrd miniatures for the adventure.
What started as a military sponsored program to improve the quality of prosthesis turned into a rogue program involving twisted minds, undead, and mechanika. The result were the “Enhanced”, a group of undead scientist and ex-military personnel with extreme mechanical body enhancements.
Private Ennis Mosley, one of the first subjects of the program and complete mad and homicidal, escaped into Corvis and became known as the mysterious “Waterfront Butcher”, killing dozens of people along the river. This lead to one of the largest manhunts in the city in recent history and in the end to the discovery of the “Enhanced” program.
Captain Vanessa Garrys, a brilliant engineer, was the mastermind behind the “Enhanced”. While the program started with nothing but the best intentions, a series of self-experiments conducted with the help of Professor Victor Halstead, twisted her mind and drove her to perform more and more extreme procedures on herself and her patients.
Professor Victor Halstead, a renowned surgeon teaching at Corvis University, completely fell to the charms of Captain placeholder and left his family and his academic career behind to help her with her project. Blinded by love, he never questioned her methods or her state of mind, until it was too late and he too ended up as one of the “Enhanced”