The Bats of Saint Abbans



The Bats of Saint Abbans is an old-school adventure intended for The Midderlands setting suitable for Levels 1 to 3. The adventure is written for Swords & Wizardry (Free pdf here) and therefore can be used in all retro-clones and old school role-playing games with little or no work. The book may contain occasional swear words and mature themes.

The once-respected Abbey-Cathedral of Saint Abbans has stood at the top of Wellholy Hill for centuries.

Revenue is scarce and the abbey is falling into disrepair. To make matters worse, church bats have now infested the upper reaches of the building. They are causing a dangerous nuisance and further damaging the precarious structure.

Abbess Jessamine is looking for brave souls without fear of heights to ascend the cavernous cathedral and bring the problem under control.

Maybe, just maybe, that’s you?

The adventure contains:

  • Details about the town of Saint Abbans, some of its useful NPCs, the Abbess and the monks that reside at the abbey-cathedral.
  • A random generator for creating additional abbey monks.
  • Adventure Flow and NPC Relationship charts.
  • Details of the abbey locations.
  • 4x Handouts, 15x pages worth of maps
  • Appendices of Ecclesiastical Time and all the encounters that could happen during those times.
  • New class, spells, and items. 8 New creatures, including a Church Bat Generator.
  • NPC and Creature quick reference tables, NPC Gallery
  • Books 1 to 3 are fully indexed. Play Notes


  • Digital Edition (PDFs and Map Files)
  • Book Only Edition (Books 1, 2, 3, and 4 only, plus PDFs)
  • Deluxe Box Set Edition (see below, plus PDFs)

Deluxe Box Set Edition Items

  • 1x Book 1: Intro & NPCs
  • 1x Book 2: Adventure
  • 1x Book 3: Bestiary
  • 1x Book 4: Maps & Handouts
  • 1x Bookmark: Bat Tracker
  • 1x Bookmark: Bat Lures
  • 1x Folded Map: Town of Saint Abbans
  • 1x Folded Leaflet: Ecclestiastal Time Tracker
  • 1x Collector Box

Photos below show the Deluxe Box Set Edition

Additional information

Weight 0.8 kg
Product Choice

Digitial Edition, Book Only Edition, Deluxe Box Set Edition

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