The Death King’s Forlorn Isle

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

A keening gale tears across the Bitter Sea, parting the clouds above to unveil a turgid crimson moon. Ominous rumbling resounds from the churning waters below. The surface of the sea boils and bubbles like a witch’s cauldron—its waves foaming and swelling like a suppurating sore until a mass of jagged black rock erupts from the lightless depths. The Forlorn Isle has risen. Legend claims the small island holds the tomb of an ancient king whose crimes were so heinous his name was stricken from history. After his death, the weight of his evil deeds caused the isle to sink into the Bitter Sea.

But once every year, when the Blood Moon casts its baleful gaze upon the world, the cold brine rejects its cursed burden and the Forlorn Isle rises again, eagerly awaiting fresh victims. Despite the impressive tally of adventurers lost to the basalt bowels of the so-called Death King’s ruined keep, many brave souls have sailed there over the years, drawn like moths to a flame by legends of lost ancient treasure. When dawn breaks, the bleak island sinks into the deep once more, entombing alive those who would steal its sinister secrets.

This Dungeon Backdrop is suitable for any level character and is set in Ashlar but is easily adaptable to almost any fantasy city.

What’s a Dungeon Backdrop?

You are a GM, but you are busy. You want to write your own modules, but you just don’t have the time. And you don’t want to use commercial modules. You want to make your campaign your own. That’s where the Dungeon Backdrop line comes in! Each Dungeon Backdrop presents a fully fleshed out and lovingly detailed self-contained dungeon ready for you to use as you see fit. Stock the dungeon with your own monsters (and—perhaps—their treasure), decide their back story and you are good to go.

Every Dungeon Backdrop is carefully designed to be easily inserted into almost any fantasy campaign and is compatible with virtually any fantasy roleplaying game. Dungeon Backdrops: we describe the dungeon, you add the monsters (and the treasure).

 


 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Dungeon Backdrop by Bart Wynants

Released 30 September  2019; Pages 15

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A Pathfinder 2nd Edition Roleplaying Game Compatible Dungeon Backdrop by Bart Wynants

Released 30 September  2019; Pages 15

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A 5e CompatibleDungeon Backdrop by Bart Wynants

Released 30 September  2019; Pages 15

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A System Neutral Dungeon Backdrop by Bart Wynants

Released 30 September  2019; Pages 15

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Dungeon Dressing: Wells

Tired of dungeons lacking in verisimilitude? Want to add cool little features of interest to your creations but don’t have the time to come up with non-essential details? Want to make your dungeons feel more realistic? Then Dungeon Dressing is for you! Each instalment focuses on a common dungeon fixture such as stairs, pillars or pools and gives the harried GM the tools to bring such features to life with interesting and cool noteworthy features.

This instalment of Dungeon Dressing presents loads of tools to help you give your dungeons flavoursome and detailed wells. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, Dungeon Dressing: Wells is an invaluable addition to any GM’s armoury!


 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Brian Gregory

Released 23 September 2019; Pages 6

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A Pathfinder Second Edition Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Brian Gregory and Stephen Radney-MacFarland

Released 23 September 2019; Pages 6

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A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource by Brian Gregory

Released 23 September 2019; Pages 6

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An OSR GM’s Resource by Brian Gregory

Released 23 September 2019; Pages 6

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Deities & Demons

Deities & Demons offers a comprehensive overview of the various divine and demonic powers commonly worshipped in Ashlar and its surrounds. Herein, gathered together for the first time, are details of humanity’s major and minor powers along with a first look at the dwarven, elven, gnome, halfling and orcish pantheons and the fell, ancient powers of Amon-Pyr and Dagon.

This lavishly illustrated supplement is designed for use with the Duchy of Ashlar and the Gloamhold Campaign Guide, and is also compatible with The Lonely Coast.

 


 

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Dungeon Dressing: Altars

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This instalment of Dungeon Dressing presents loads of tools to help you give your dungeons flavoursome and detailed altars. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, Dungeon Dressing: Altars is an invaluable addition to any GM’s armoury!


 

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This instalment of Dungeon Dressing presents loads of tools to help you give your dungeons evocative and exciting names and legends. Designed to be used both during preparation or actual play, Dungeon Dressing: Names & Legends is an invaluable addition to any GM’s armoury!


 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game 2nd Edition Compatible GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst and Pierre van Rooden

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Creighton Broadhurst and Pierre van Rooden

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Dungeon Backdrop: The Splintered Crypt

Famed for his unswerving devotion to his celestial lord and his magical sword, Demon Bane, Val Koren was a paladin-hero of old. For five decades he stood between Ashlar’s commonfolk and the darkness ever-pressing in on the small, isolated domain. Death is an implacable foe, however, and eventually old age caught up with the redoubtable paladin. Laid to rest not in the scared sepulchre below Tor Abbey but among the hills of his youth Val Koren’s legend—and stories of his legendary blade—live on long after his hidden crypt was lost to time. 

A recently landslide, however, has returned Val Koren’s lost crypt to the world of men. And with it have returned the stories and legends of Demon Bane which is said to rest unclaimed and wielded with him in his sepulchre. 

Cartography by Dyson Logos

Village Backdrop: Edgewood 2.0

The thriving village of Edgewood stands in the very shadow of the Shadetimer Forest. For a century, it has prospered. Wars, droughts and pestilence striking other nearby settlements never seem to affect the village, and yet tragedy mars life in Edgewood. For every year, terror stalks the village and its inhabitants die seemingly random, but horrible and gruesome, deaths. Thus, despite its prosperity, Edgewood remains a small place, and few travellers remain there for long.

 

Five Nights at the Scythe

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Standing on a dingy side street in Low City the Scythe has a reputation as a place for hard drinking and its entertainers. Nights at the Scythe are rarely boring—particularly when the legendary halfling bard, Dricolen Nimblefinger, is playing—but most time-crunched GMs gloss over the time between adventures because there are more important things to prepare. Use this eventure to add flavour and interesting events to your PCs’ next night out in Languard!

This eventure is suitable for any level PCs and can be used with any size group. It has also been designed to be easily adapted to virtually any GM’s campaign.

Five Nights at the Scythe is set in the City of Languard but is easily adaptable to almost any fantasy city.

 

What’s an Eventure?

An eventure is akin to a normal adventure, but does not (normally) feature violence or physical challenges. Instead, an eventure focuses on the use of social skills and role-play to resolve the challenges, or events, therein. Most eventures take places in a settlement or on the road. Few occur in traditional adventure locales such as dungeons, ruined castles and so on.

Eventures are an excellent change of pace and can be used as filler between adventures or as situations in which PCs who have invested in social skills can shine. They are also perfect for players who enjoy role-playing.

 

 


 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 17 June  2019; Pages 13

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A 5e Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 17 June  2019; Pages 13

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A System Neutral Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

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