Buried Treasure

This image comes from the classic and iconic Trampier illustration from the 1st Edition Monster Manual, which was also mimicked for the cover of the 4th Edition Adventurer’s Vault 2.

Buried treasure is a funny thing. It makes sense in a pirate world where you can’t trust banks. But chests seem impractical. Wood rots and metal rusts and you’re burying them on an island. And as a pirate, you’re pretty much a kill-on-sight outlaw who is never going to be welcome in polite society. Is planning for your retirement really an option?