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HOARDo f the DRAGONQUEEN
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Designers: W o l f g a n g Ba u r ,
Editor: M i r a n d a H o r n e r
Interior Illustrators: A a r o n

f ift h e d i t i o n o f D u n g e o n s & D r a g o n s . W i t h W o l f g a n g

St e v e W i n t e r

B a u r a n d S te v e W in t e r a t th e r e in s , y o u a r e in g o o d
H u b r i c h , T y l e r Ja c o b s o n ,

G u i d o K u i p , M a r c e l M e r c a d o , B r y a n Sy m e

h a n d s . T h e y b o th h a v e lo n g , s to r ie d h is t o r ie s w ith
D & D .

Cartographer: Ja r e d B l a n d o
Art Director: M a r c Ra d l e
Producer: W o l f g a n g B a u r

Hoard of the Dragon Queen r e f l e c t s

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s k i l l s b u t a l s o t h e i r a b i li t y t o j u g g l e t h i s p r o j e c t w i t h a n
e v e r -e v o lv in g s e t o f c o r e r u le s . T h e D & D d e s ig n te a m is
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D& D Lead Designers: M i k e M e a r l s , Je r e m y C r a w f o r d
Producer: G r e g B i l s l a n d
Adventure Contributors: M i k e M e a r l s , C h r i s t o p h e r Pe r k i n s ,
M a t t h e w Se r n e t t , C h r i s Si m s , R o d n e y T h o m p s o n

Art Directors: K a t e I r w i n , Sh a u n a N a r c i s o
Cover Illustrator: R a y m o n d Sw a n l a n d
Graphic Designers: B r e e H e i s s , Em i T a n j i
Project M anagement: N e i l Sh i n k l e , Jo h n H a y
Production Services: C y n d a C a l l a w a y , Je f f e r s o n

circ u m s ta n ce s.
S p e a k in g o f t h o s e c o r e r u le s , y o u n e e d o n ly th e b a s ic
r u le s a n d th e

Tyranny of Dragons o n l i n e

a p p e n d i x to

p l a y t h r o u g h b o t h t h i s a d v e n t u r e a n d it s s e q u e l ,

Rise of Tiamat. B o t h

The

th e r u le s a n d th e a p p e n d ix c a n b e

d o w n lo a d e d fo r f r e e at D u n g e o n s a n d D r a g o n s .c o m .
D u n la p ,

W it h la u r e ls p la c e d w h e r e th e y b e lo n g a n d th e
r e s o u r c e s y o u n e e d t o e n j o y t h i s c a m p a i g n a t y o u r fin ­

D avid G er s h m an

Brand and M arketing:

w o r k in c r e a t in g s u c h a g r e a t c a m p a ig n u n d e r to u g h

N a t h a n St e w a r t , L i z Sc h u h ,

g e r t i p s , p r o c e e d . G o o d l u c k , a n d g o o d ( d r a g o n ) h u n t in g !

C h r i s L i n d s a y , Sh e l l y M a z z a n o b l e , H i l a r y Ro s s ,

M ik e M e a rls

Lau r a T o m m e r v ik , Kim Lu n d s t r o m , T r e v o r Kid d

M ay 2014

Playtesters:

M e l i s s a Ba s s e t t , A n d r e Be g i n , M i k C a l o w ,

M e l a n i e C o t e , M a n o n C r e v i e r , Be n D a n d e r s o n , D a v e
Ea d i e , Fr a n k F o u l i s ,

R o d r i g o G o r g u l h o , Pe t e G r i f f i t h ,

L i a m G u l l i v e r , Jo n H a r v i l l ,

Jo s e p h K a u f f m a n n , Y a n

L a c h a r i t e , R e n a t a L a n d i m , R o d r i g o L a n d i m , Er i c L e r o u x ,
C a r l o s Ed u a r d o L o p e s , Ju l i a L o p e s , D a v i d M u l l e r , C l a u d i o
Po z a s ,

Pa u l a Po z a s , C o u n t R e s p o n s e , Sa r a Se r v i n , R o b i n

St a c e y , Ja i m e T h a y e r , K e o k i Y o u n g
D isclaim er : The fol l ow i n g advent ur e cont ains chrom at ic dr agons. W izards o f t he Coast
cannot be held liablef o r char act er s who ar e inciner at ed, dissolved, fr ozen , poisoned, or
elect r ocut ed.

O N THE COVER
In t h i s g l a c i a l s c e n e i l l u s t r a t e d b y
R a y m o n d Sw a n l a n d , t h e w h i t e d r a g o n
G la z h a e l t a k e s ice s c u lp t u r e t o ex t r e m e s,
t u r n in g in t r u d e r s in t o g r is ly d e c o r a t io n s
f o r i t s d r a c o n i c l ai r .

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Co

M ap: The

Sword C o ast......................................4

n t en t s

Introduction......................................................... 5

Third F loor................................................. 57

Map:

Castle Naerytar Level 3 ...................58

Background......................................................... 5

Beneath the Castle.....................................59

Overview.............................................................. 5

Map:

E p isod e 1: G reen est in F la m e s...................... 6

Rew ards...................................................... 61

Castle Naerytar D u n geon ...............60

Character H oo k s.......................................... 6

Episod e 7: Hunting L o d g e ........................... 62

The A pproach............................................... 6

General Features........................................62

General Features...........................................7

Castle in the C lo u d s.................................. 62

Wandering Encounters................................ 7

Important Nonplayer Characters............. 63

M ission s......................................................... 8

Through the G ate....................................... 63

M ap: G reenest............................................ 10

Outside the Lodge...................................... 63

Episod e 2 : R aiders’ C am p ............................. 13

Lodge Ground Floor.................................. 65

Tracking the R aiders.................................. 14

Map:

The C am p .................................................... 16

Lodge Upper F lo or.................................... 68

M ap: Raider

Map: Hunting Lodge

C am p......................................16

Hunting Lodge Ground F lo o r.......6 6
Upper Floor........... 70

Rew ards....................................................... 19

Traveling to Parnast................................... 71

Episod e 3 : D ragon H atch ery........................ 20

E p isod e 8 : C astle in the C lo u d s................... 72

Map:

Dragon H atchery.............................. 23

Map: Parnast...............................................73

Rew ards....................................................... 27

Skyreach Castle.......................................... 75

Episod e 4 : O n the R o a d .................................28

Map: Skyreach

C astle ............................... 76

Elturel...........................................................28

Concluding the Adventure.........................86

Baldur’s G a te .............................................. 30

A pp end ix A : B ac k g rou n d s........................... 87

Fellow Travelers..........................................31

A pp end ix B: M on sters................................... 8 8

Life on the R oad ......................................... 33

A p p end ix C: M agic I t e m s ............................. 9 4

Random Road Events................................. 33
Planned Road Events................................. 37
Episod e 5 : Construction A h e a d .................. 39
Waterdeep.................................................... 39
Northbound, A ga in .....................................4 0
Carnath Roadhouse....................................4 0

M ap: Carnath

Roadhouse.......................... 41

Tracking the L o a d .......................................42
Grudge M atch ............................................. 42
E p isod e 6 : Castle N aerytar........................... 43
Traveling to the Castle................................ 43
Castle Naerytar............................................45
Squaring Off Against the
Cult of the D ragon ...................................... 48
Approaching Castle Naerytar....................4 9
Outside Castle Naerytar............................ 49
Inside Castle Naerytar............................... 50
Ground F loo r...............................................50

Map:

Castle Naerytar Ground Floor...... 51

Second F lo o r.............................................. 54

Map:

Castle Naerytar Level 2 .................... 55

In

T

t r o d u c t io n
yranny of Dragons i s

a n e p ic s t o r y to ld a c r o s s

Se

c r e t s

t w o a d v e n t u r e p r o d u c t s , o f w h i c h t h i s i s t h e fir s t.
C h a r a c t e r s b e g i n a t 1 st l e v e l, a n d b y t h e e n d o f

H oard of the Dragon Queen, t h e y s h o u l d b e 7 t h o r 8 t h
l e v e l a n d r e a d y t o c o n t i n u e w i t h The Rise of Tiamat. T h e
i d e a l p a r t y s i z e i s f o u r c h a r a c t e r s . I f y o u r g r o u p is l a r g e r
o r s m a l le r , y o u c a n a d ju s t t h e a d v e n t u r e ’s d if f i c u lt y b y

T h e C u lt o f t h e D r a g o n h a s k e p t s e c r e t its g o a l t o b r i n g
T i a m a t i n t o t h e w o r l d t h u s fa r . M a n y k n o w o f t h e c u l t ’s
i n c r e a s e d a c t i v i t y a l o n g t h e S w o r d C o a s t , e s p e c i a l l y in
th e n o rth , b u t th e r e a s o n s b e h in d th e r e s u r g e n c e a re
u nkn ow n.
B e s i d e s h i s c u l t is t s , S e v e r i n h a s f o r g e d a n a l l i a n c e

r e d u c in g o r in c r e a s in g th e n u m b e r o f e n e m ie s p r e s e n t

w i t h a s p l in t e r f a c t i o n o f t h e R e d W i z a r d s o f T h a y . T h i s

in a g i v e n e n c o u n t e r .

Tyranny of Dragons is

s e t in th e F o r g o tte n R e a lm s o n

F a e r u n ’s w e s t e r n s h o r e — t h e S w o r d C o a s t . A t h in s t r i p
o f c iv iliz a tio n s tr e tc h e s d o w n th is c o a s t, w h e r e w id e ly
s p a c e d c it ie s a r e a r r a n g e d lik e b e a d s o n a s trin g . A c o m ­
b in a tio n o f r o a d s a n d w a g o n tr a c k s lo o s e ly c o n n e c t th e
c i t i e s t h a t s t r e t c h f r o m L u s k a n in t h e n o r t h t o C a l i m p o r t
in t h e s o u t h , p a s s i n g t h r o u g h N e v e r w i n t e r , W a t e r d e e p ,

s m a ll a n d s e c r e tiv e g r o u p , le d b y a n o u tc a s t n a m e d
R a t h M o d a r , p lo t s t o u n s e a t t h e l ic h S z a s s T a m f r o m
h i s p o s i t i o n o v e r t h e R e d W i z a r d s . R a t h b e l i e v e s t h a t in
e x c h a n g e f o r h i s h e l p in r e l e a s i n g T i a m a t , s h e w i l l g r a n t
h im th e p o w e r h e n e e d s to o v e r th r o w S z a s s T a m .

C

u l t

O

r g a n iz a t io n

T h e C u lt o f t h e D r a g o n i s o r g a n i z e d i n c e l l s , w h i c h v a r y

B a l d u r ’s G a t e , a n d o t h e r g r e a t p o r t s a l o n g t h e w a y .
T h e b u lk o f th is a d v e n tu r e ta k e s p la c e o n th e s tr e tc h

in s i z e f r o m j u s t a h a n d f u l o f m e m b e r s t o s c o r e s . L e a d ­

b e t w e e n B a l d u r ’s G a t e a n d N e v e r w i n t e r .

e r s in th e c u lt a re k n o w n a s W e a r e r s o f P u r p le , a n d

Adventure Supplements. Y o u

c a n p la y t h i s a d v e n t u r e

w it h ju s t t h e D u n g e o n s & D r a g o n s b a s ic r u le s a n d th e

Tyranny of Dragons a p p e n d i x

th e y o u tr a n k n o r m a l c u ltis ts , b u t n o fo r m a l g r a d e s e x is t
w ith in th e r a n k s o f th e W e a r e r s o f P u r p le .
A l t h o u g h t h e c u lt u s e s r e g a l i a i n i ts r it u a l s a n d its

o n lin e , w h ic h c o n ta in s

a ll t h e m o n s t e r s a n d m a g i c i t e m s n o t d e s c r i b e d i n t h i s

d i s t a n t c a m p s , m e m b e r s w h o o p e r a t e in p u b l i c p l a c e s

b o o k . B o t h o f t h e s e s u p p l e m e n t s a r e a v a i la b l e a s f r e e

d r e s s a n d a c t n o d if f e r e n t l y f r o m a n y o n e e l s e .
T h e c u lt i s n o t a b o v e h i r i n g m e r c e n a r i e s w h e n it h a s

d o w n lo a d s o n D u n g e o n s a n d D r a g o n s .c o m .

Character Advancement. A t

y o u r o p tio n , y o u c a n u s e

s p e c i a l j o b s t o fu l fil l. I n d e e d , m a n y o f t h e “ c u l t i s t s ” th a t

th e m ile s to n e e x p e r ie n c e ru le . U n d e r th is ru le , y o u p ic k

c h a r a c t e r s e n c o u n t e r i n t h e fir s t t h r e e e p i s o d e s o f t h i s

c e r t a i n e v e n t s in t h e c a m p a i g n t h a t c a u s e t h e c h a r a c t e r s

a d v e n tu r e a r e w o r k in g fo r pay.

to le v e l u p . In

H oard of the Dragon Queen, t h e

ch arac­

t e r s g a in a l e v e l a ft e r c o m p l e t i n g e a c h e p i s o d e e x c e p t
e p is o d e 5.

O v er v iew
D u r i n g t h e t i m e c o v e r e d b y t h e fir s t h a l f o f t h i s a d v e n ­

Ba c k g r o u n d

t u r e , t h e c u lt a l r e a d y h a s s e v e r a l o f t h e fiv e d r a g o n

T h e C u lt o f t h e D r a g o n h a s b e e n a c t i v e i n F a e r u n f o r

i n i t i a t e s t h e s e c o n d p a r t o f h i s p la n t o r e l e a s e T i a m a t :

m a s k s . W h i l e t h e c u lt w o r k s t o g a i n m o r e , S e v e r i n

c e n t u r i e s . It h a s f o c u s e d o n m a k i n g u n d e a d d r a g o n s t o

r e c r u itin g d r a g o n s a n d a s s e m b lin g a tr e a s u r e h o a r d

f u l fil l a p r o p h e c y m o s t o f t h a t t i m e , b u t t h a t ’s c h a n g i n g .

w o r th y o f th e q u e e n o f e v il d r a g o n s . T h e s e e ffo r ts d r a w
t h e c h a r a c t e r s ’ a t t e n t io n t o t h e c u l t .

D

r a g o n

M

a s k s

T h e a c tio n b e g in s w h e n a to w n c o m e s u n d e r a tta ck

T h e n e w le a d e r o f th e c u lt is a C a lis h ite n a m e d S e v e r in

s a v e to w n s fo lk , b u t n o t b e fo r e a tta c k e r s c a r r y a w a y a n

S i lr a j i n , w h o b e l i e v e s t h a t r e a l d r a c o n i c k n o w l e d g e
a n d p o w e r b e l o n g s t o l iv i n g d r a g o n s , n o t u n d e a d o n e s .
S e v e r i n ’s a m b i t i o n a m u s e d T i a m a t , s o s h e r e v e a l e d t h e

T h e h a t c h e r y p r o v i d e s c l u e s t o t h e c u l t ’s o p e r a t i o n

m a s k s a llo w w e a r e r s to c o m m u n ic a te w ith d r a g o n s .
M o r e im p o rta n tly , a p e r s o n w h o is e ru d ite in d r a c o n ic
lo r e b e c o m e s a w y r m s p e a k e r w h ile w e a r in g th e m a s k ,

a n d s e n d s th e c h a r a c te r s o n a lo n g jo u r n e y n o r th w a r d .
D u r i n g t h a t t r ip , t h e y f a c e t h r e a t s f r o m t h e c u lt a n d g a in
s o m e u n e x p e c te d a llie s w ith in th e Z h e n ta r im , a s h a d ­

w h i c h a l l o w s t h e w e a r e r t o t h i n k l ik e a d r a g o n , g a in
f a v o r a m o n g d r a g o n s , a n d s u b t l y i n f l u e n c e t h e ir b e h a v ­
io r . W h e n a ll f iv e a r e b r o u g h t t o g e t h e r , t h e y m a g i c a l l y
th e

a s s e m b le d m a s k , th e c u lt c a n r e le a s e T ia m a t fr o m h e r
p r i s o n i n t h e N in e H e ll s .
A f t e r S e v e r i n ( s u b t ly g u i d e d b y T i a m a t ) d i s c o v e r e d
t h a t s e c r e t , h e b e n t a ll t h e c u l t ’s r e s o u r c e s t o f in d in g
th e lo n g -lo s t d r a g o n m a s k s in th e ir s e c r e t h id in g p la c e s .
W h e n h e r e c o v e r e d th e r e d m a s k , S e v e r in b e c a m e th e
f ir s t o f t h e w y r m s p e a k e r s , b u t o t h e r s s o o n f o l l o w e d .

r a id e r s ’ c a m p , c h a r a c te r s le a r n th e y a re u p a g a in st th e

a s u b t e r r a n e a n d r a g o n h a t c h e r y t h a t t h e c u lt g u a r d s .

c h r o m a t i c d r a g o n c o l o r . I n d iv id u a l ly , t h e s e a n c i e n t

M ask of the Dragon Queen. W i t h

i m p o r t a n t s c h o l a r . W h i l e r e s c u i n g t h a t c a p t iv e f r o m t h e

C u lt o f t h e D r a g o n , a n d t h e y h a v e t h e c h a n c e t o d e s t r o y

e x i s t e n c e o f fiv e d r a g o n m a s k s t o h i m — o n e f o r e a c h

m e r g e in to a s in g le

b y a d r a g o n a n d its a l l i e s . C h a r a c t e r s c a n i n t e r v e n e t o

o w y o r g a n iz a t io n w ith a n u n s a v o r y h isto ry . N o rth o f
W a t e r d e e p , t h e c u l t ’s c o n t r a b a n d i s o f f l o a d e d a t a s m u g ­
g l e r ’s d e n f o r s h i p m e n t t o a c a s t l e l o n g a g o a b a n d o n e d .
A p o r t a l b e n e a th th e te m p le c o n n e c t s to th e s tr o n g ­
h o l d o f o n e o f t h e c u l t ’s m o s t p o w e r f u l a n d m o s t
d i s g r u n t l e d m e m b e r s , T a li s t h e W h i t e , w h o c a n b e c o m e
e ith e r a d e a d ly e n e m y o r a c r u c ia l c o lla b o r a to r to th e
c h a r a c t e r s . W i t h o r w i t h o u t T a l i s ’s h e lp , t h e c h a r a c t e r s
m u s t g e t in t o a fly in g c it a d e l th a t a c l o u d g ia n t p la c e d at
t h e c u l t ’s d i s p o s a l a n d p r e v e n t it f r o m r e a c h i n g it s d e s t i ­
n a t io n at t h e W e ll o f D r a g o n s .

E p i s o d e 1: G r e e n e s t i n F l a m e s

T

h e to w n o f G r e e n e s t w a s fo u n d e d b y th e h a lflin g
D h a rv a S c a tte rh e a rt, a ro g u e w h o fa n cie d h e r s e lf
th e q u e e n o f th e G r e e n fie ld s . S c a t te r h e a r t p a s s e d

a w a y w it h o u t e v e r a c h ie v in g th a t le v e l o f e m in e n c e , b u t

h e r t o w n g r e w in t o a t h r iv in g c o m m u n it y . Its s u c c e s s

Ch a r a c t er H o o k s
T o tie th e c h a r a c t e r s ’ b a c k s to r ie s to th e

Dragons c a m p a i g n

Tyranny of

m o r e c lo s e ly , s e e a p p e n d ix A .

i s n ’t s u r p r i s i n g , s i n c e G r e e n e s t i s t h e o n l y t o w n o f

T h e A ppr o a c h

a n y s i z e a s t r i d e t h e U l d o o n T r a i l, t h e m o s t d i r e c t r o a d

A s c h a r a c t e r s a p p r o a c h G r e e n e s t , th e y s e e th a t a b lu e

b e t w e e n th e e a s t e r n c it ie s o f th e D r a g o n C o a s t, C o rm y r,

d r a g o n a n d it s C u lt o f t h e D r a g o n a l l i e s a r e a t t a c k i n g

a n d S e m b ia w it h th e C o a s t W a y r u n n i n g s o u t h t o th e

th e to w n . T h e c u ltis ts s e e k to c o lle c t tr e a s u r e th a t th e y

g re a t c itie s o f A m n , T eth y r, a n d fa r C a lim s h a n . T h e

h o p e to p r e s e n t to T ia m a t u p o n h e r a rriv a l in th e w o r ld .

tr a d e c a r a v a n s th a t p a s s t h r o u g h G r e e n e s t b r in g g o ld

T h e c u lt h a s a s s e m b l e d a p o w e r f u l f o r c e f o r t h i s r a i d b y

t o t h e t o w n ’s m e r c h a n t s a n d c r a f t s f o l k , a n d G o v e r n o r

g a t h e r i n g b a n d it s , k o b o l d s , s e l l s w o r d s , a n d o t h e r m e r ­

N ig h t h il l r u n s t h e t o w n a t t h e b e h e s t o f t h e i n h a b i t a n t s .

c e n a r y ty p e s in to a s m a ll a rm y . A m o n k n a m e d L e o s in

T h e a d v e n tu r e r s m ig h t b e o n th e r o a d fr o m o n e to w n

E r l a n t h a r w a s a l s o in t o w n . T h r o u g h d il ig e n t r e s e a r c h

t o a n o t h e r o r r e t u r n i n g t o t h e i r h o m e s a ft e r a t r ip a w a y .

a n d in te r v ie w s c o n d u c t e d d u r in g h is tr a v e ls b e tw e e n

A lte r n a tiv e ly , t h e y c o u l d b e a c c o m p a n y in g a m e r c h a n t

B e r d u s k a n d C a n d le k e e p , L e o s in b e c a m e c o n v in c e d

o r w e a lt h y tr a v e le r a s b o d y g u a r d s . M a n y r e s tle s s y o u n g

t h a t t h e c u l t i s e n g a g e d i n a b i g o p e r a t i o n , b u t h e d o e s n ’t

p e o p le o f F a e r u n h a v e h a d th e ir first ta s te o f tra v e l a n d

y e t k n o w w h a t it i s . L e o s i n u s e s t h e r a i d a s a n o p p o r t u ­

a d v en tu re a s ca ra v a n g u a rd s.

n it y t o i n f ilt r a t e t h e c u l t s o t h a t h e c a n l e a r n m o r e a b o u t

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Tyranny of Dragons t o

d if f e r e n t r e g i o n s

o f t h e R e a l m s o r t o a d if f e r e n t s e t t i n g w i t h a b it m o r e
p r e p a r a tio n o n y o u r p a r t. C h a n g e th e n a m e s a n d l o c a ­
t i o n s t o s u it y o u r c a m p a i g n .

t h e c u l t ’s p l a n s . H e i s d i s c o v e r e d a n d c a p t u r e d , h o w e v e r ,
a n d n e e d s t h e c h a r a c t e r s ’ h e lp t o e s c a p e f r o m c a p t iv it y .
C h a r a c te r s c a n e n g a g e in s e v e r a l e n c o u n te r s w h ile
c u ltis ts a n d k o b o ld s r a m p a g e t h r o u g h G r e e n e s t.

Fo r t h e p a s t s e v e r a l d a y s , y o u h a v e b e e n t r a v e l i n g a r o a d

w o u n d s d u r in g th e e a r ly s ta g e s o f th e a tta c k a n d h a s n ’t

t h at w in d s laz ily ac r o ss t h e r o llin g g r ass lan d s o f t h e

s p a r e d t h e t i m e f o r m o r e t h a n c u r s o r y fir s t a id .

Castellan Escobert the Red.

G r e e n f i e l d s . Su n d o w n is a p p r o a c h i n g w h e n y o u t o p a

E s c o b e r t i s a s h ie l d

d w a r f w i t h k n o t t e d , t a n g l e d , b r i g h t r e d h a ir . A s m a s t e r
r ise an d see t h e t o w n o f G r e e n e s t j u s t a f e w s h o r t m iles

o f t h e k e e p , E s c o b e r t i s in c h a r g e o f it s d e f e n s e a n d is

a w a y . Bu t i n s t e a d o f t h e p l e a s a n t , w e l c o m i n g t o w n y o u

th e b e s t s o u r c e o f in fo r m a tio n o n th e tu n n e l a n d th e

ex p ect ed , yo u see co lu m n s o f b lack sm o k e r isin g f r o m

s a lly p o r t (s e e “ T h e O ld T u n n e l” a n d “ T h e S a lly P o r t ”

b u r n in g b u ild in g s, r u n n in g f ig u r es t h at ar e lit t le m o r e t h an

b e lo w ). H e c a r r ie s a n e n o r m o u s r in g o f ir o n a n d b r a s s

d o t s at t h i s d i s t a n c e , an d a d ar k , w i n g e d s h a p e w h e e l i n g

k e y s t o t h e m a n y l o c k s in t h e k e e p .

lo w o ve r t h e k eep t h a t r ises a b o v e t h e c e n t e r o f t h e t o w n .
G r e e n e s t is b e i n g a t t a c k e d b y a d r a g o n !

Wa n d er in g En c o u n t er s
T h e s tr e e ts o f G r e e n e s t a re o v e r r u n b y fo r c e s c o n s is tin g

T h e s e q u e n c e o f e v e n ts th a t f o ll o w is u p to y o u a n d

o f cultists a n d acolytes a c c o m p a n i e d b y m o n s t r o u s

th e c h a r a c te r s . Y o u c a n p r e s e n t th e m w ith a s m a n y

a l l ie s : kobolds w i t h am bush drakes ( s e e a p p e n d i x B )

o f th e e n c o u n te r s a s y o u w a n t, in a n y o rd e r . T h e o n ly

a n d giant lizards. T h e s e r a i d e r s m o v e t h r o u g h t o w n

e x c e p t i o n i s “ S e e k t h e K e e p , ” w h i c h s h o u l d b e t h e f ir s t

w i t h o u t fe a r , p i l l a g i n g a s t h e y g o . A s c h a r a c t e r s t r a v e l

e n c o u n t e r a ft e r c h a r a c t e r s e n t e r G r e e n e s t .

t h r o u g h t h e e m b a t t l e d v i ll a g e , t h e y c a n r u n i n t o r a i d e r s
a n d to w n s fo lk . U s e th e s e g u id e lin e s to d e t e r m in e if

Gen er a l Fea t u r es

ch a ra cte rs h av e a n e n co u n ter.

T h e s u n h a s s e t b y th e tim e c h a r a c te r s r e a c h th e e d g e o f

te rs, h a v e e a c h c h a r a c te r a tte m p t a D C 10 D e x te r ity

t o w n ( t h e a r e a s h o w n o n t h e G r e e n e s t m a p ).

( S t e a l t h ) c h e c k . F o r e v e r y t w o i n d iv i d u a l c h e c k s t h a t

Light. B u r n i n g

b u ild in g s a n d a h a lf m o o n p r o v id e

I f c h a r a c t e r s u s e c o v e r a n d s t e a l t h t o a v o id e n c o u n ­

fa il, t h e c h a r a c t e r s h a v e o n e e n c o u n t e r o n t h e w a y to

d i m l ig h t t h r o u g h o u t t h e t o w n . T h e i n s i d e o f t h e k e e p i s

th e ir d e s tin a tio n . R o ll a d 8 o n th e E p is o d e 1 E n c o u n te r s

b r i g h t ly i l l u m i n a t e d .

ta b le to d e te r m in e e a c h e n c o u n te r . If c h a r a c te r s u s e th e

Fires.

T h e c u ltists tr ie d to s e t b u ild in g s a b la z e a s th e y

m o v e d t h r o u g h t o w n , b u t t h a t c h i s n ’t a s f l a m m a b l e a s it

s t r e a m b e d f o r c o v e r f o r m o s t o f t h e t r ip , t h e s e c h a r a c ­
te rs h a v e a d v a n ta g e o n th e ir D e x te r ity c h e c k s .

lo o k s . W h e n c h a r a c te r s a rriv e , m o s t o f th e fla m e s c o m e
fr o m h a y s ta c k s a n d b a r n s , n o t fr o m h o m e s o r s h o p s .

The Stream.

T h e s tr e a m th a t flo w s p a s t G r e e n e s t is

I f c h a r a c t e r s d o n ’t u s e c o v e r a n d s t e a l t h t o a v o id
e n c o u n t e r s , r o l l a d 8 f o r e v e r y 1 0 0 f e e t t h e y m o v e in
t o w n . I f t h e r o l l i s 4 o r l o w e r , t h e y d i d n ’t a t t r a c t a t t e n ­

s h a llo w (s e ld o m m o r e th a n 3 fe e t d e e p ) w ith a g ra v e l

t i o n w i t h t h a t m o v e . I f t h e r o l l i s 5 o r h ig h e r , t h e y r u n

b o t t o m , s o c h a r a c t e r s c a n m o v e a l o n g it w i t h o u t d if fi ­

i n t o s o m e t h i n g ; r o l l a d 8 a g a in a n d c h e c k t h e E p i s o d e 1

c u lt y . W h e r e t h e b a n k s a r e c l e a r , t h e s t r e a m is e a s y t o

E n c o u n te r s ta b le to s e e w h a t th e c h a r a c te r s m e e t.

g e t in to o r o u t o f. B r u s h b y th e s tr e a m is d e n s e , a n d th e
b a n k s a re steep w h e re b ru sh g ro w s . C h a ra c ters ca n
m o v e o n ly 5 fe e t p e r tu rn th r o u g h th e b r u s h .

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w h e n th e s k y is clea r, o r in s id e th e k e e p i f th e d r a g o n is
a t t a c k i n g . I f t h e c h a r a c t e r s d o n ’t s e e k o u t t h e g o v e r n o r

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1d 6 t o w n s f o l k b e i n g h u n t e d b y r a i d e r s (r o l l a d 6 t o
d et er m in e t h e raid in g g ro u p )

w h e n th e y r e a c h th e k e e p , h e fin d s th e m . E ith e r w a y,
N ig h t h il l w e l c o m e s t h e m a n d t a k e s t h e m t o t h e p a r a p e t .

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T h e r ig h t s i d e o f N i g h t h il l’s f a c e a n d h e a d a r e b a n ­
d a g e d , h i s r ig h t a r m h a n g s i n a s l in g , a n d h i s l ig h t b lu e

M o s t o f t h e c u lt i s t s , g u a r d s , a n d a c o l y t e s a r e h u m a n .

tu n ic is s ta in e d w ith h is o w n b lo o d . H e r e c e iv e d th e s e

A t y o u r o p tio n , y o u c a n in c lu d e a fe w d w a r v e s , h a lfe l v e s , h a l f - o r c s , o r h a l f l i n g s w i t h o u t a lt e r i n g a n y g a m e

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T h e c u l t i s t s a n d t h e i r k o b o l d l a c k e y s a r e in t h e m i d s t o f
l o o t i n g G r e e n e s t an d c o l l e c t i n g t h e s p o i l s f o r t r a n s p o r t b ack

s t a t i s t ic s .

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t o t h e i r c a m p (s e e e p i s o d e 2 ). A n y m a r a u d i n g g r o u p t h a t t h e

C h a r a c te r s h a v e r a n d o m e n c o u n te r s w ith r a id e r s w h e n

p ar t y e n c o u n t e r s h as a 50 p e r c e n t c h an c e o f h av i n g st o l en

t h e y e n t e r G r e e n e s t , b u t t h i s o n e s h o u l d b e t h e i r fir s t

t r e a s u r e in it s p o s s e s s i o n . Ro l l a d 6 a n d m u l t i p l y t h e r e s u l t

m i s s i o n o f t h e e p i s o d e . It b e g i n s w h e n a t e r r i f i e d h u m a n

b y 1 0 t o d e t e r m i n e t h e t o t a l v a l u e o f t h e s t o l e n i t e m s , in g o l d

f a m i l y (fa t h e r , m o t h e r , a n d t h r e e y o u n g c h i l d r e n ) d a s h

p i e c e s (g p ).

a c r o s s t h e i r p a t h , h o u n d e d b y e i g h t kobolds.

I f p l a y e r s n e e d g u i d a n c e , G o v e r n o r N ig h t h il l c a n g iv e

W it h o u t w ar n in g , f ive h u m an s d ash o u t f r o m b et w een t w o
b u il d in g s o n yo u r lef t . A li m p in g m an an d t h r e e y o u n g
ch ild r e n r ace ac r o ss t h e st r e et in t o m o r e sh ad o w s, an d a
w o m a n car r y in g a r o u n d sh ield an d a b r o k en sp e a r t u r n s

t h e c h a r a c t e r s a q u i c k b r i e f i n g o n t h e t a c t i c a l s it u a t io n .
T h e r a id e r s h a v e is o la t e d th e k e e p fr o m th e to w n w ith
e n c i r c l i n g g r o u p s o f g u a r d s , b u t t h e y h a v e n ’t o r g a n i z e d
a n a t t a c k . N ig h t h il l t h i n k s t h e r a i d e r s d o n ’t i n t e n d t o

a n d f a c e s b a c k in t h e d i r e c t i o n f r o m w h i c h t h e y c a m e .
Ei g h t k o b o l d s s t r e a m o u t o f t h e a l l e y o n t h e f a m i l y ’ s h e e l s

a tta c k th e k e e p ; th e y s e e m in te re s te d o n ly in lo o t. T h e
r e a l d a n g e r i s t o t h e t o w n a n d t o t h o s e p e o p l e w h o d i d n ’t

an d f an o u t a r o u n d t h e w o m a n , w h o l o o k s d e t e r m i n e d t o

m a k e it i n t o t h e k e e p b e f o r e it w a s c u t o f f. N i g h t h i ll

d e la y t h e c r e a t u r e s f o r as lo n g as p o ss ib le .

w a n t s t h e c h a r a c t e r s t o s li p b a c k i n t o t h e t o w n a n d h e lp
p e o p le w h o a r e cu t o f f o r h a r a s s th e r a id e r s . A s te a lth y

T h e w o m a n is L in a n S w ift , a n d h e r h u s b a n d is C u th .

g r o u p c a n m a k e it o u t o f t h e k e e p a n d b a c k i n a g a in

L i n a n i s a com m oner b u t w i t h 8 h it p o i n t s . H e r a t t a c k

w i t h o u t d r a w i n g t h e r a i d e r s ’ a t t e n t io n .

w i t h t h e s p e a r i s + 2 t o h it f o r 1d 6 p i e r c i n g d a m a g e . H e r
h u s b a n d i s d o w n t o 2 h it p o i n t s f r o m a n e a r l i e r fig h t.
T h e c h ild r e n m o v e at s p e e d 2 0 . T h e y c a n b e c a r r ie d , b u t
a c h a r a c te r c a r r y in g a c h ild h a s d is a d v a n ta g e o n a tta c k
r o lls a n d c a n n o t w ie ld a tw o -h a n d e d w e a p o n .
U n l e s s c h a r a c t e r s in t e r fe r e , t h e k o b o ld s a s s u m e th e
c h a r a c te r s a re c u ltis ts a n d ig n o r e th e m to c o n c e n tr a te
o n k i l l i n g t h e w o m a n f ir s t , h e r f a m i l y s e c o n d . A s s u m i n g
c h a r a c t e r s i n t e r v e n e a n d s a v e t h e fa m i ly , L i n a n e x p l a i n s
t h a t t h e y m u s t m a k e t h e i r w a y t o t h e k e e p (a t a r e a 1); i t ’s
t h e o n l y s a f e p l a c e i n G r e e n e s t . T h e r a i d e r s h a v e n ’t s e t
u p a n e f f e c t i v e c o r d o n a r o u n d t h e k e e p , s o i t ’s s t il l p o s s i ­
b le to m o v e th r o u g h th e fr o n t g a te — b u t n o t fo r lo n g .
T o r e a c h t h e k e e p , t h e c h a r a c t e r s m u s t m a k e it p a s t
t h r e e g r o u p s o f r a i d e r s . A g r o u p c o n s i s t s o f 1 d 6 kobolds
a n d 1d 4 cultists. I f t h e g r o u p c o n t a i n s s i x k o b o l d s , o n e
i s a winged kobold (urd).
C h a r a c t e r s c a n f ig h t t h e s e e n e m i e s , s n e a k p a s t t h e m ,
r e t r e a t t o a v o i d t h e m e n t ir e ly , o r t r y s o m e t h i n g c l e v e r
s u c h a s b l u f fi n g . I f t h e y fig h t , r u n t h e c o m b a t n o r m a ll y .
W h e n e n e m ie s m u s t m a k e a c h e c k to n o t ic e s n e a k in g o r
b lu f fi n g , m a k e a c h e c k w i t h a d v a n t a g e f o r t h e g r o u p .
E a c h tim e th e c h a r a c te r s re tre a t fr o m a n e n e m y
g r o u p t o a v o i d it, t h e y r u n i n t o d 6 m o r e t o w n s f o l k w h o
a r e t r y i n g t o r e a c h t h e k e e p . F o r e v e r y f o u r a d d it i o n a l
to w n s fo lk in tow , th e g r o u p m u st m o v e p a s t o n e m o r e
e n e m y g r ou p to re a ch th e k eep.
A t th e k e e p , th e c h a r a c te r s a r e th e la st g r o u p th r o u g h
t h e g a t e b e f o r e it i s c l o s e d a n d b a r r e d . A f t e r c h a r a c t e r s
e n t e r t h e k e e p , r a i d e r s e n c i r c l e it i n i n c r e a s i n g n u m b e r s .

Rewards.

B e s id e s e a r n in g e x p e r ie n c e p o in ts ( X P ) fo r

ra id e r s fo u g h t o n th e w a y to th e k e e p , ch a ra c te r s e a rn a
b o n u s o f 5 0 X P p e r n o n p la y e r c h a r a c te r (N P C ) b r o u g h t
a li v e i n t o t h e k e e p . D i v i d e t h is b o n u s e q u a l l y a m o n g t h e
p a rty m em b e rs .

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A n a r r o w tu n n e l r u n s fr o m th e c e lla r b e n e a th th e k e e p
t o t h e b a n k o f t h e s t r e a m ( a r e a 2 ). T h e t u n n e l i s w i d e
e n o u g h t o a l l o w w a r r i o r s t o p a s s t h r o u g h it in s i n g l e file .
I n t h e k e e p , t h e t u n n e l is s e a l e d w i t h a l o c k e d i r o n b o u n d
d o o r , a n d t h e s t r e a m e x i t i s c o v e r e d w it h a l o c k e d i r o n
g r a t e m a d e t o l o o k l ik e a s e w e r o u t l e t . T h e t u n n e l ’s m a in
fu n c tio n w a s a s a s e c r e t m e a n s o f c o lle c t in g w a te r fr o m
t h e s t r e a m d u r i n g a s i e g e , b u t it c a n d o u b l e a s a s a l l y
p o r t. S in c e th e k e e p h a s n e v e r b e e n b e s ie g e d , th e o ld
tu n n e l h a s n e v e r b e e n u s e d . B a r r e ls a n d c r a t e s a r e p ile d
in f r o n t o f t h e d o o r . T h e k e y s f o r t h e l o c k s a r e o n t h e
r in g th a t E s c o b e r t c a r r ie s w ith h im e v e r y w h e r e .
A t s o m e p o in t , E s c o b e r t r e c o m m e n d s t h e t u n n e l a s a
m e a n s o f s n e a k in g to w n s fo lk in to th e k e e p w ith o u t r u n ­
n i n g t h e g a u n t le t o f a t t a c k e r s w a t c h i n g t h e g a t e s .

Locks.

C h a r a c te r s c a n c le a r th e c e lla r d o o r w ith a fe w

m in u t e s ’ w o r k . T h e l o c k is s tiff b u t o p e n s w ith th e k e y ;
w ith o u t th e k ey, th e c h a r a c t e r c a n o p e n th e lo c k w ith a
s u c c e s s fu l D C 10 D e x te r ity c h e c k a n d a s e t o f th ie v e s ’
to o ls . T h e d is u s e d tu n n e l is c h o k e d w ith w e b s b u t is o th ­
e r w i s e c l e a r . A f e w y a r d s i n s i d e t h e s t r e a m e n d is a n e s t
o f t w o sw arm s of rats. T h e r a t s a t t a c k w h e n d is t u r b e d ,
a n d t h e s u r v i v i n g r a t s f l e e w h e n h a l f t h e i r n u m b e r d ie .
Y e a r s o f e x p o s u r e a n d n e g le c t h a v e c o r r o d e d th e lo c k
o n th e e x it g ra te . E v e n w ith th e k ey, a s u c c e s s fu l D C 10
D e x te r ity c h e c k is n e e d e d to o p e n th e lo c k . W ith o u t th e
k ey, th e D C in c r e a s e s to 2 0 . If th e r o ll m is s e s b y 5 o r
m o r e , th e k e y o r th ie v e s ’ t o o ls b r e a k o ff in th e lo c k s o
t h a t u n l o c k i n g it b e c o m e s i m p o s s i b l e . T h e n o n l y a s u c ­
c e s s fu l D C 15 S tre n g th c h e c k c a n fo r c e th e g rate o p e n .

Foes. A

g r o u p o f c u l t i s t s is s e a r c h i n g t h e s t r e a m

b a n k s fo r h id in g to w n s fo lk w h e n th e c h a r a c te r s e m e r g e
f r o m t h e t u n n e l. I f c h a r a c t e r s o p e n t h e l o c k w i t h t h e
k e y o r w i t h t h i e v e s ’ t o o l s , t h e fir s t o n e t o e x i t n o t i c e s t h e
r a id e r s a p p r o a c h in g w ith o u t b e in g s p o tt e d in r e tu rn ;

E v e n ts in G r e e n e s t a re d iv id e d in to m is s io n s . M is s io n s

t h e c h a r a c t e r s c a n k e e p o u t o f s ig h t i n t h e t u n n e l o r t r y

d o n ’t n e e d t o i n v o lv e c o m b a t , b u t m o s t d o .

t o a m b u s h t h e r a i d e r s a ft e r t h e y p a s s . I f t h e c h e c k f a ils ,

T h e ch a ra cte rs r e a ch th e to w n at s u n d o w n , o r a b o u t

t h e r a i d e r s s p o t t h e c h a r a c t e r ; r o l l i n it ia t iv e a n d p r o c e e d

9 p .m . T h e s u n c o m e s u p a g a in a t 6 a . m . t h e n e x t m o r n ­

w ith c o m b a t. I f th e g ra te h a d to b e b r o k e n o p e n w ith

i n g , b u t t h e l a s t o f t h e r a i d e r s a r e g o n e b y 4 a .m .

a S t r e n g t h c h e c k , t h e r a i d e r s h e a r t h e n o i s e a n d fin d

F o r t im e -k e e p in g p u r p o s e s , a s s u m e th a t e a c h m is s io n

c o v e r ; t h e y w a it f o r t h e c h a r a c t e r s t o e x i t t h e t u n n e l, t h e n

t a k e s a n h o u r . T i m e d u r i n g t h e h o u r t h a t i s n ’t s p e n t

g a in a s u r p r i s e r o u n d . T h e r a i d e r s ’ g r o u p c o n s i s t s o f

f ig h t i n g o r s l i p p i n g t h r o u g h t o w n i s s p e n t t e n d i n g g e a r ,

t w o cultists a n d s i x kobolds. I f a n y c u lt i s t s a r e s t il l a liv e

b a n d a g i n g m i n o r w o u n d s , p a t r o l l i n g t h e k e e p ’s w a l l s ,

a t t h e b e g i n n i n g o f t h e f o u r t h r o u n d o f t h e fig h t, o n e o f

b r i e f i n g N i g h t h i ll o n t h e s it u a t io n , a n d o t h e r m u n d a n e

t h e m r u n s t o f e t c h h e lp . T e n m i n u t e s la te r , t w o cultists,

t a s k s . I f c h a r a c t e r s t a k e a s h o r t r e st , t h e y c a n ’t u n d e r ­

t e n kobolds, a n d o n e am bush drake ( s e e a p p e n d i x B )

ta k e a n y o t h e r m is s io n th a t h o u r.

a r r i v e t o g u a r d t h e t u n n e l.


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