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The forces of Chaos reign terror on the people of Luskan. Will the adventurers sacrifice the city to protect themselves, will they betray their ally to save the innocents, or will they choose their ideals over the fate of the North?  A 3-hour Fifth Edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure for 8th-13th level characters suggested for all alignments (1st draft; The Doom Portals storyline DP-5AB).

Suddenly, an explosion rocks the city from a distance.  Ser Mary looks around at her “protectors” and shouts, “How can you do nothing? Do you have no code?”  In the brief, crushing silence that follows wails burning with grief can be heard before another muffled shockwave rattles the buildings.  It is going to be a long night in Luskan. 

The Whispered Word is about choices, but not particularly combat heavy.  The Players are compelled to prevent a battle between two former friends.  The social encounters are important to building tension and key to the hook of the module:  choices. This is an experimental attempt and fairly rigid.  But the surprises and themes will be much more effective if the inner workings are not revealed to the party.  Don’t restrict players based on alignment, but helpful reminders may be useful for new players.  Additionally, there may be small or large connection to other future adventures, most likely The Lost Tower or Islands of Insanity, noted in the module.  This module is intended to be a sequel to The Lonely Tower (DP-3A) for the A and B interconnected adventures arcs of The Doom Portals storyline.  This adventure can be lethal, but is mostly about big battles with multiple routes to victory.

 
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March 2nd, 2019
This adventure was great, showing many dimentions of DND with role play, mystery, and the ever important combat. [...]
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