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

Released 25 February  2019; Pages 16

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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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Praise for Languard Locations: The Wrecks

“Obviously, I absolutely adore this region of the city! Dangerous, depraved and decadent, this is the place that should illustrate rather well what happens if good men and women don’t do anything. This region has enough hooks and evocative locales, that it could carry a whole campaign.”

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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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Languard Locations: Fishshambles

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: Fishshambles presents nine 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

  • F1 The House of Sighs*: Seeking shelter in this almshouse is little better than living on the streets.
  • F2 The Drunken Sailor*: A popular dockside tavern.
  • F3 The Castoffs’ Sanctuary: Atop the front half of a bisected freighter lit by flickering candles, a withered half-orc preaches a maddened sermon to a small throng of unresponsive listeners.
  • F4 Jaakola’s Periwinkle Palace: The Palace is well-known for providing healing, narcotics or other diversions harvested from the sea.
  • F5 Kingsfail: This barren, broken chapel once had a kinder name and a happier purpose; now, only broken stone remains.
  • F6 Molley’s Bearded Lady: Whether you’re on the run from debtors, or waiting for the attention of the city watch to wander, Molley is your new best friend.
  • F7 Ruusu’s Rathole: Though boarded up with rotting wood, this store is open for business—at least in old Aalto Ruusu’s mind.
  • F8 Sea’s Bounty: Despite standing at a drunken angle and in outright defiance of the malodorous smell emanating from the tavern, the Sea’s Bounty is bustling with customers.
  • F9 The Five Cuts: Raucous cries and the stink of blood come from within this large basement drinking den.
  • F10 The Arches Bazaar: Set under a large building’s wooden supports, stalls here offer fruit, narcotics and cheap drinks.
  • F11 Sandu’s Grog and Grub: Dark and dingy, yet filled with enticing scents of rich spicy food and laughter, Sandu’s Grog and Grub is a renown Fishshamble’s tavern.

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

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Praise for Languard Locations: Fishshambles

“In short, this is a great little dressing file. While poverty is certainly a leitmotif, the pdf manages to paint a picture that is not simply a series of hopeless causes – while this place is poor, it’s not necessarily depressing. That is perhaps what struck me most about this. In contrast to the shambles, this feels a bit more cosmopolitan, as befitting of the dockside. A bit rowdy, a bit dangerous, but a place of life, where darkness and light are sharply contrasted…”

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A Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Compatible GM’s Resource by Beth Breitmaier, Dave Breitmaier, Rachael Cruz, Steve Hood, John Large, Stewart Moyer, Tyler Omichinski and Rob Smith

Released 17 September 2018; Pages 12

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A 5e Compatible GM’s Resource by Beth Breitmaier, Dave Breitmaier, Rachael Cruz, Steve Hood, John Large, Stewart Moyer, Tyler Omichinski and Rob Smith

Released 17 September 2018; Pages 12

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A System Neutral GM’s Resource by Beth Breitmaier, Dave Breitmaier, Rachael Cruz, Steve Hood, John Large, Stewart Moyer, Tyler Omichinski and Rob Smith

Released 17 September 2018; Pages 12

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Villages of Ashlar

Come visit dismal Coldwater, plague-riddled Ashford or any of Ashlar’s other villages—Hard Bay, Kingsfell, Longbridge, Underdell, Thornhill, Wellswood, White Moon Cove and Woodridge—with Villages of Ashlar. Villages of Ashlar brings together for the first time every Ashlarian village published by Raging Swan Press. Featuring new cartography by mapping supremo Tommi Salama the book is an essential reference for any GM setting a campaign in the Duchy of Ashlar.

By Tommi Salama