Dungeon Backdrop: The Shadow Fane

Evil is everywhere and humanity must be ever vigilant against its slow encroachment into all that is great and good. Small cults—dedicated to ancient, blasphemous powers—lurk throughout the world ready to carry out their dark patron’s bidding. One such small cult dedicated to Braal, god of hate, malice and revenge, dwells in the Shadow Fane below Languard’s High City. The cultists kidnap and murder in their dark god’s name, but recently they made a mistake that threatens their very existence. Instead of kidnapping a beggar the cultists accidentally kidnapped the daughter of a wealthy merchant and he is offering a handsome reward for his daughter’s safe return.

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Dungeon Backdrop: Deszraul’s Hold

Hidden deep in the hills, Deszraul’s Hold has a sinister reputation. The medusa Dezraul claims the caves and evidence of her fell powers—a bewildering array of uncannily lifelike stone statues—stand about her gloomy domain. All that remains of adventurers daring to face the cave’s snake-headed mistress, the statues are a salutary warning on the dangers of facing a medusa in her lair. But does Deszraul still lair within? Has a band of savage, merciless bandits fallen under her sway? Only you can decide.

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Dungeon Backdrop: Delthur’s Folly

Hidden in the wild uplands beyond the Selka River, the sinkhole-mine of Delthur’s Folly is a byword among the locals for a fool’s errand doomed to fail. The only survivor of the fated expedition—driven mad by his ordeal and raving of “the water’s sibilant whispers”—died shortly after staggering into Dunstone a year or more after Delthur and his miners disappeared into the wilderness. And yet, every year adventurers cross the Selka in search of the mine—gold and silver are said to lie within. Some return empty-handed and some do not return at all. Local legend has it that something terrible dwells in the mine.

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Forgotten Sepulchre of the Father

A Gloamhold Adventure for 1st-level PCs

Hidden beneath the tumbled, mossy ruin of a once sacred church, the Forgotten Sepulchre of the Father has lain undisturbed for 80 years ever since a night of madness and death consumed the now ruined village of Greystone. However, the sepulchre could not remain undisturbed forever. The machinations of an ambitious priestess—or the blind luck of a party of neophyte adventurers—has brought knowledge of the sepulchre once more back into the world.

This adventure is set in the ruined village of Greystone in the Duchy of Ashlar.

 

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible adventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 25 February  2019; Pages 16

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A 5e Compatible adventure by Creighton Broadhurst

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A Day Out at the Executions

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Every month, the normal business of the Low Market is put aside. On this day, Languard executes those guilty of a wide range of crimes. Justice is brutal and final in Ashlar. The populace view execution day as a public holiday and hundreds converge on Low Market to witness the prisoners’ final moments—pedlars sell their wares, beggars beg for coin and an almost carnival-like atmosphere fills the air.

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.

A Day Out at the Executions 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 18 February  2019; Pages 13

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A 5e Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 18 February  2019; Pages 13

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A System Neutral Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 18 February  2019; Pages 13

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Four Nights at the Orc’s Head

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Notorious throughout the duchy of Ashlar as the haunt of adventurers preparing to dare Gloamhold’s depths, the Orc’s Head is a place of tall tales, hard drinking and the occasional barroom brawl. Decent folk rarely venture inside. Nights at the Orc’s Head are rarely boring, 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 visit to the Orc’s Head!

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.

Four Nights at the Orc’s Head 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 28 January  2019; Pages 15

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A 5e Compatible Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 28 January  2019; Pages 15

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A System Neutral Eventure by Creighton Broadhurst

Released 28 January  2019; Pages 15

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Languard Locations: Under the City

Storied Languard— the capital of Ashlar and its greatest city—stands hard against Hard Bay’s turbulent, stormy waters. To the north lies the Mottled Spire’s brooding spray-drenched mass, the curse-haunted ruins of Greystone and Gloamhold’s doom-wreathed halls. Ashlar’s greatest—indeed only—city, Languard is a noisy, dirty place. Here, amid broad, muddy streets teeming with life and shadow-mantled, danger-filled alleyways there is little beneath the sun that cannot be had somewhere—for a price.

Languard Locations: The Wrecks

Storied Languard— the capital of Ashlar and its greatest city—stands hard against Hard Bay’s turbulent, stormy waters. To the north lies the Mottled Spire’s brooding spray-drenched mass, the curse-haunted ruins of Greystone and Gloamhold’s doom-wreathed halls. Ashlar’s greatest—indeed only—city, Languard is a noisy, dirty place. Here, amid broad, muddy streets teeming with life and shadow-mantled, danger-filled alleyways there is little beneath the sun that cannot be had somewhere—for a price.

Languard Locations: The Wrecks presents eight additional locations designed for use with City Backdrop: Languard. While the locales within are designed with Languard in mind, they are easily convertible for use in your campaign.

Locations

  • W1: Duranki’s*: Dubious ferry service operated by the Duranki family.
  • W2: The Fallen Maid*: Home of the Wrecks’ preeminent assassin Arura Kutha.
  • W3: The Flotsam Pyre: Ramshackle fop house and inn with a dark secret.
  • W4: The Cauldron: Alchemical ship-suppliers and smugglers’ artisans.
  • W5: Shackle: Foul fighting pit owned by our Lady of Rust.
  • W6: Devil’s Bridge Wrecks: Shanty village beneath arched bridge specialising in stolen goods.
  • W7: The Briny Fane: Secret temple and fulcrum of Father Dagon’s cult in the Wrecks.
  • W8: Gulping Lyza: Mermaid brothel run by Dagon-worshipping Elisa Lyza.
  • W9: Last Voyage of the Faithless: Local fishmart and market where most common goods are purchased.
  • W10: The Gape of the Eye: Sahaugin temple devoted to Dagon sunk beneath the Svart.

*: See City Backdrop: Languard, for more information.

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Richard Pett

Released 15 October 2018; Pages 12

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A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource by Richard Pett

Released 15 October 2018; Pages 12

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A System Neutral GM’s Resource by Richard Pett

Released 15 October 2018; Pages 12

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