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The Occupation of Szith Morcane

Agents of the fire giants of Maerimydra, a city in the Underdark, have overtaken the drow outpost of Szith Morcane. The factions seek out adventurers to free the outpost’s leaders for questioning on the giants’ activities. Can you extricate them before it’s too late?

A four-hour adventure for 5th-10th level characters. 

DDEX3-03 5E

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Tracy R May 15, 2021 7:41 pm UTC
I'm struggling with the description of the web and the cavern: it says it's 30 feet across, yet also wider than a PC can see; there are only 2 caves yet there are a half-dozen caves; there are two strands (straight and diagonal) yet there is only one strand. I'm not sure if maybe I have an old/unedited version of this adventure, but it just doesn't make sense to me.
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Scott B April 08, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
An enjoyable introduction to demons.
The boost for very strong party strength in H5 includes a Glabrezu, which will seriously up the difficulty of that encounter.
I recommend scaling the maps so that the huge things you will find don't have to squeeze and describing it as a structure designed to impress with its vastness.

Definitely fun putting the party in a situation where they are supposed to cooperate with a mind flayer.
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Anders T January 25, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
My first tier 2 mod, and i loved the higher CR against my players.

I find it funny that all of a sudden we are working together with the red plumes.
The brawl in Elventree was weird and demands a good line up by the DM to not making it jarring.

I loved the fight at the end, even thou one of my players was oneshot by a BBEG Crit.
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Jonathan F April 04, 2017 5:44 pm UTC
I played through this.

-- Target Level: 2nd level (paladin 5).
-- Story: 4/5.
-- Pacing: 5/5.
-- Combat Difficulty: 4/5.
-- Combat Design: 5/5. Although I would give the last one a 2/5

Introduction: Clear faction based hook. There was one part at the beginning that strained belief related to the descent order. The Redplumes are supposed to be super bigoted against nonhumans. Why would we all go down at once with them on the crank? The module doesn't address this.

Exploration: Some dungeon delving that ultimately turned out to not matter much (at least that section).

Pacing: Good pacing.

Combat: So combat is a bit skewed in this review because the DM was rolling terribly and we had some great on hand spells/features for dealing with demons. He had my paladin under Hold Person and despite attacking a paralyzed target, could not hit Like at all. If he was rolling more typically, the combats would have...See more
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Paige L January 15, 2016 3:01 pm UTC
This is one of my two FAVORITE AL mods (thus far). It's got some lovely difficult moral decisions and great NPCs It's really good fun.
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This title was added to our catalog on January 11, 2016.