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Seeking the Bored


A Treasure Hunt in the North!

Hired by the dwarves of Clan Stoneshaft to track down a long lost adventurer, the party seeks clues while running afoul of recently freed demons, an elven tribe and a pack of gnolls engaged in a war for territory, and undead created from the curse of the dwarven god of greed. Throughout it all, though, the true danger is the hidden enemy that is actively working to defeat the party and keep a four centuries old secret hidden from their dwarven patrons.

Seeking the Bored is intended to be the first in a trilogy of adventures that is connected to the history of Thornhold/Stoneshaft Hold on the Sword Coast. This adventure is designed for five 3rd level adventurers.


  • 4 new monsters

  • Encounter maps with labeled versions for the DM as well as unlabeled ones usable as handouts or on a virtual table top

  • A six page write up on the city of Yartar, center of river commerce in the North region of Faerun and located in the Dessarin river region featured in the Elemental Evil storyline.

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Michael R February 09, 2017 2:50 am UTC
Part 2 of the storyline is out, No Rest for the Dead. Please check it out and continue the storyline of assisting the dwarves of Stoneshaft Hold!
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Michael R March 05, 2016 3:49 am UTC
Thanks Robert. I've been laying out the plot lines for parts 2 and 3. Looking like part 2 will be a Waterdeep story while part 3 will drift north to the Mere of Dead Men.
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Robert M March 04, 2016 6:31 pm UTC
I enjoyed reading this adventure. Best one I've down loaded off here yet. Very much in my style of DM'ing.

Wonderful blend of old school Gygaxian ecology, with new school opportunities for roleplaying and tactical combat, even a little bit of mystery and intrigue.

I will certainly be running it soon. Can't wait for the sequel.
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Michael R February 28, 2016 3:41 am UTC
Thank you, I will look into it tomorrow when I am off my iPad. I had done an update but intended for it to replace the PDF, not add on a whole new one.

If I am correct, they are not entirely identical. The description of the signet ring that Balgan Stoneshaft hires you to find is different. I posted the adventure and then a couple days after was reading Waterdeep and the North from back in 1st Ed days and found that House Margaster actually had a coat of arms described there, so I decided to put in the update for any buyers that really want their Realms-lore complete.
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February 28, 2016 3:07 am UTC
Just purchased the adventure and haven't gone through it yet. Technical note though: seems like there are two identical copies of the PDF included in the download for nine files total. Seemed a bit weird?
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Michael R February 23, 2016 2:31 am UTC
As I start working on notes and potential realmslore features for the next Part of the adventure chain (intending it to be a trilogy), please feel free to post comments here. Did something not work right for your table? Did the group take things in a really different direction? I'd love feedback that could help get woven into future work from the ground up. Thanks!
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