Village Backdrop: Don Galir

Last known hold of the dwarves in Ashlar, shadow-cloaked Don Galir lies hard against Lake Thraren dark, cold waters in a massive cavern buried directly beneath the human village of Wellswood. Dozens of wells, illuminating the lake’s dark, unknowable deep waters with faint shafts of light and link the lake below with the village above. Strange fungi and mushrooms grow around the lake’s shore and stranger fish dwell in its lightless watery depths. Humans and dwarves fish the lake and harvest these unique plants in an increasingly uneasy peace. Now the jealous attentions of the greedy lord of the village above fall on Don Galir and taxes slowly increase. The reclusive, secretive dwarves of the Erdikr clan work hard to fortify their hold and to attract more of their brethren to Don Galir while some secretly plot to regain their fallen dragon-infested holds lying far to the south.

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

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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 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. 

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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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Night of the Masks

A Raging Swan Press Eventure

Every year, Duke Armas Nenonen hosts a fabulous masked ball to celebrate Ashlar’s Day of Founding. The duke’s guests number in the hundreds and include some of the most famous—and infamous—citizens of Languard and beyond. On occasion, invitations are extended to adventurers who have somehow managed to impress the duchy’s nobility. Song, dance and drink are the entertainment of the night. At the same time, secret alliances are forged or broken and sinister plots hatched in the castle’s candle-lit halls. When the masks come off at midnight, not all is revealed.

Not all quest rewards are measured in gold. Invite your PCs to the Night of the Masks and let them rub shoulders with Ashlar’s high and mighty. Deception, intrigue and opportunity await!

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.

Night of the Masks 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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Dungeon Backdrop: The Crumbled Tower

Hidden deep in the forest stands the Crumbled Tower. Pressed close by hoary, gnarled trees and wreathed in moss and lichens the tower is a forlorn remnant of an earlier time. Once a wizard lived here, but now the tower is nothing more than a brooding ruin standing amid the forest’s gloom. Sometimes bandits lair within or adventurers wandering the surrounds use the ruin as a base. However, unknown to all, a hidden crypt yet lurks under the tower undisturbed these long ages past.

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A Day Out at the Circus

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Edrin the Entertainer and His Fabulous Fourteen arrives at night, unloading and setting up shop before any authorities can think to stop them. Come morning, dozens of tents both big and small stand ready to entice visitors with all manner of entertainments. The circus is raucous and wild, with performers including an enslaved orc and goblin duo forced to be slapstick clowns, a falsely accused fire-eater on the run from the law, three acrobatic womanising con-artists and a blind juggler with a taste for blood. Due to some of the performers’ unusual proclivities, the circus tends leaves in quite a hurry. Understandably, Edrin tries not to visit the same place twice. Not, at least, until the rumours die down.

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 Circus 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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