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DDAL05-13 Jarl Rising (5e)
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DDAL05-13 Jarl Rising (5e)

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The frost giants of the Ice Mountains have long held to the belief that a great Jarl will one day step forward to unite the families as Konung (king).

With the Ordning shattered, Jarl Ryndolg believes that if he can locate Hartkiller’s Horn, a legendary artifact among giant-kind, he could be the one. He may very well have found what he is looking for. A great clarion call has echoed across the Hartvale for two days, and the giants are all marching north. SEER calls upon adventurers to confirm rumors that Ryndolg may have done just that.

A Four-Hour Adventure for 5th - 10th Level Characters

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Luke D September 16, 2020 5:33 pm UTC
As many have commented, the adventure premise is incredibly weak. What I did instead was use Scövja Thurfurst from DDAL05-05 "A Dish Best served Cold" as a recurring character. After the group helps to rescue her son, she settles in to Hartsvale with her son as an unofficial emissary between the giants and the small folk. When Ryndolg blows Hartkiller's horn, she wanders off into the wilderness in a daze, unable to resist the call of the artifact. The mission then becomes to rescue her before their friend inadvertently joins the army of Ryndolg. The ogres at the end then are bandits who are using the dazed state of the incoming giants to rob opponents who would otherwise be far too great for them.
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Austin B May 30, 2020 3:11 am UTC
"Shroud of the Mourning Warrior: This item can be found in the Dungeon Master's Guide."
No it can't. Is there more to it than just being a +1 scale mail?
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Kevin T August 28, 2018 8:27 am UTC
Not a fan of the final fight, however the draco lich, is far out fun
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Eran A April 30, 2018 10:30 am UTC
I liked this adventure. I like it when I get options to lego-assemble the adventure as I see fit. I think the encounters themselves were a bit on the weak side. Although, that might be an indictment of the whole APL system as my band of 7 APL 6 (rated weak, opted for average) blasted through all the encounters except the last one, which I played a little assholish. And they ended up with below half of the minimum XP.
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Jasmine L April 30, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
7 APL 6 should be rated as average as you're above the expected party size, but below the expected party level.
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Eran A May 01, 2018 6:39 am UTC
Damn it... Oh well.
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Jude F November 25, 2017 8:13 pm UTC
The hook for this module isn't bad and it ties well with the season's overall story. This was great to run as well as play. 4/5
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Jasmine L February 15, 2017 4:54 am UTC
Soooo...question. The point of this adventure is to find out whether Jarl Ryndolg has Hartkiller's Horn and whether the giants of the Ice Spires are amassing under his banner. Why exactly are we making a long, perilous trek into the mountains to get to an abandoned lookout point instead of just casting Divination and asking "Does Jarl Ryndolg has Hartkiller's Horn?" and "Are the giants of the Ice Spires amassing under Jarl Ryndolg's banner?" It would take less than 30 seconds and the adventure would be over.
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Thierry F November 06, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
“The journey, Not the destination matters...”

― T.S. Eliot
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Ben B November 30, 2017 12:01 am UTC
According to the official lore, the people of Hartsvale don't take kindly to wizards so they wouldn't bother asking a diviner.
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Jasmine L November 30, 2017 12:56 am UTC
You literally get the quest from SEER, who is a wizard and, indeed, a diviner. Even if that weren't the case, there is a temple of Chauntea right there in town that provides divinations as spellcasting services.
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Steven D February 07, 2017 9:39 pm UTC
Looks really good... but the "Adjusting this encounter" for a "Weak Party" on Page 11 seems WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY off base.
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