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Rumors of a rampaging sea monster have ground shipping traffic to a halt in the harbor. The characters discover that the Jade Lion has gone missing near Skyhorn Lighthouse and learn they must brave the open seas and cutthroat enemies in order to save the crew from a murky fate!

The Secrets of Skyhorn Lighthouse is a 5-7 hour adventure for 5th-level characters.

Inside The Secrets of Skyhorn Lighthouse, you'll find:

  • Four new monsters: eelfolk, eelfolk hunter, eelfolk scourge, and eelfolk stormcaller
  • Negotiations with pirates, underwater combat, and shark attacks
  • The Arcane Library's signature format to make running the adventure effortless
  • Printable handouts/references for monsters, PCs, and special treasure
  • Gorgeous maps designed for easy use with Virtual Table Tops
  • Ready-to-run on Roll20 using this free supplemental Roll20 art pack.

"It's fantastic! This adventure is clearly and concisely laid out to make running it on the fly a cinch." ★★★★★

"The adventure is really good. It's detailed and in the same manner open and flexible." ★★★★★

"They love it! We stopped with a cliffhanger as they saw the lighthouse and the big wave approaching..." ★★★★★

Recipient of The Best rating from Bryce Lynch of tenfootpole.org!

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Check out the follow-up adventure for 8th-level characters, The Corruption of Skyhorn Lighthouse:

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Logan B February 10, 2024 10:22 pm UTC
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im having trouble getting the maps into a vtt. they dont like the jpeg files. I am i doing something wrong? anyone have success getting them into a vtt. ive been using above vtt.
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Matsunaga J February 08, 2024 4:45 pm UTC
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Hello Kelsey.
This adventure is simple but the most exciting one I have read.
Would it be alright if I translate this adventure into Japanese language, and share it to Japanese D&D community?
I'd really like Japanese community to experience this great adventure.

I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you.

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Preston S February 08, 2024 5:27 am UTC
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Jeff L December 29, 2023 12:49 am UTC
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I'm wanting to run this as a one shot for a group of 4 players and I want to have PCs pre-generated for my players so we can kick off the game quickly. Do you have recommendations for character classes that would suit your adventure?
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Lidor W September 24, 2023 10:05 am UTC
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Hey Kelsey, looks like a really cool adventure! I would like to use it as my first oneshot to my friends (and also my first experience as a dm!), and maybe thats a newbie question, but - you wrote that it fits to a party of level 5s. but how many players? i have 3 players in my party, do you think it is enough? if not, would making their characters level 6 work?
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Kelsey D October 01, 2023 7:16 pm UTC
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Hi Lidor! :) Sorry for the delay. Good question on party size -- I may need to update this to specify somewhere how many I meant! I wrote this one for a group of 4-5 players, so you might want to give your group some NPC helpers or sidekicks. Alternatively, I'd cut any group combat by about one third the number of enemies if you want to stick with three players, but this adventure's combats will still be very challenging in that situation!
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Thomas H April 09, 2023 2:10 am UTC
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I'm not sure if this is just me reading it wrong but I can't figure out how the PCs can scale the wall and enter through a window into a stairwell between areas 1-4 if the stairs don't touch the outside wall or is the map just drawn wrong?
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Kelsey D April 09, 2023 7:40 pm UTC
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I had some real-world basis for this that I now can't remember... maybe the Tower of Hercules in A Coruña? In either case, I'd assume the stairwell between the two depicted floors has long and narrow recessed windows that let some natural light in!
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Thomas H April 13, 2023 12:40 am UTC
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I had a look at some picture and plans and it makes so much more sense now (: Thanks for getting back to me, it's a great little adventure and I'm really excited for Shadowdark!
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Sam J April 05, 2023 1:34 am UTC
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Hi Kelsey! Super excited to run this for a couple of friends this week, looks like ANOTHER great module from Arcane Eye! I'm looking at the module, but I don't see a reference to the Eelfolk Stormcaller before the stat block in the appendix. Where do they fit into the story module?
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Kelsey D April 05, 2023 9:50 pm UTC
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Hi Sam! The Stormcaller is just a bonus creature -- no presence in the module, unless you want to scale the adventure up to be more difficult! :)
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Sam J June 23, 2023 3:07 pm UTC
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What a fantastic short campaign!! Played this on a beach vacation with friends, and it was the perfect mix of swashbuckly beachy fun. My players loved the (spoilers!) shark-infested waters and I had a blast fleshing out character voices etc for the ships captain and Skyhorn.
We're lined up to play through Corruption of Skyhorn Lighthouse soon, can't wait!
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glory H January 28, 2023 2:27 am UTC
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Hi Kelsey There seems to be an issue with the PDF where some words have missing letters or are jumbled together. Here are a few screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/OhAuQSH

It's odd no one else mentioned it but maybe you recently updated a new version? (Which brings up a request - add a version number and revision date to the last page. Useful for us, helpful for you to know which version people have if there's an issue)
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Kelsey D February 05, 2023 8:59 pm UTC
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Hey!! Thank you SO much for drawing my attention to this! There does appear to be a text rendering issue in the most recent version (I did update it recently). I just created a fresh version of the PDF that looks like it no longer has this problem. Hopefully that fixed it.

The files should have their version number listed at the end of the file, so this newest one should be V8, and the prior one with the problem V7.

Please let me know if that doesn't correct the weird text issue. No idea how it happened, but PDFs and text files can be odd sometimes!
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glory H February 16, 2023 6:25 pm UTC
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Thanks Kelsey! This one looks fine so far. I appreciate you fixing it so quickly!

As for the version, yeah I noticed that right after I left my previous comment. haha Thanks again and keep doing what you do, you're wonderful!
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Heather P January 19, 2023 3:09 am UTC
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Download is missing Rumors in the Harbor page. :(
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Kelsey D January 19, 2023 10:36 pm UTC
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Oh no! I just checked the files I uploaded and it looks like the Rumors in the Harbor page is in there on my end... could it be you got a bad/corrupted download? Maybe re-downloading the files will solve that, if you haven't already tried it. Please let me know!
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Sabine F December 28, 2022 9:01 am UTC
Hey Kelsey
I'm a bit confused about the Stormcaller's stats:
In the adventure on page 20 it says that he has an AC of 15 with hide armor and stealth +8, but I can't figure out why his AC isn't 14 and I expected his stealth to either be +6 (proficiency) or +9 (expertise). Confusingly, on the combat cards his stealth is +5, which doesn't make sense either.
Could it be that he's wearing different armor? I'd really appreciate some clarification because I'll definitely ramp up the challenge for my group! TPKs are not a bad thing *evil laugh*
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Kelsey D January 04, 2023 5:35 pm UTC
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Hi Sabine! You are so right, that's a typo that sneaked in! The Stormcaller went through a few redesigns and seems to have gotten ahead of my editing ability. He should have an AC of 15 with studded leather armor, not hide. And his Stealth skill should be +9 (expertise)! I'm going to get a corrected version up here before long to fix the combat card and stats page. Thank you for putting this on my radar!
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Michael S December 12, 2022 5:40 pm UTC
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Does any one know how to make the maps work in Foundry VTT? (Scale?) I can't get the grids to line up, no matter what I have tried... Why can there just be ungridded maps? I don't know what to do but not use them? Any help is appreciated!
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Kelsey D December 14, 2022 5:44 pm UTC
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Hi Michael! I'm so sorry to say I've never used Foundry VTT and don't know a ton about how to troubleshoot it... but I do see the value in ungridded maps, especially since VTT options have expanded so much since I first released this module! I'll work with the map artist to sort out at how I can added ungridded versions to this adventure.
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Sabine F December 28, 2022 8:55 am UTC
The maps in the folder named "VTT" tell you the amount of squares there are. For example: the Docks are 23 squares high and 31 squares wide).
Now just divide the pixels by the squares and you'll get the size you need to give your grid. For the Docks that would be 5266px/31 = 169.87 so if you set your Foundry VTT grid size to 170px you should be fine.
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Jan S August 02, 2022 7:36 pm UTC
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This adventure sounds really amazing and I would love to play it with my new group.
Of course they will be starting at level 1 so I need to level them up a bit.
Can anyone recommend one or two other adventures that would fit to the theme of this one?
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Michael L November 29, 2022 4:38 pm UTC
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This fits nicely inside the Ghosts of Saltmarsh campaign
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Zebulun K July 26, 2022 7:50 pm UTC
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Hi, I just got both Secrets and Corruption of Skyhorn and plugged the .mod files into Fantasy Grounds. Nice job, btw. I was confused with one thing, the maps for Secrets of Skyhorn in FGU don't match the ones in the PDF. Is there a reason for this or is it a mistake? Thanks.
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Kelsey D July 28, 2022 6:11 pm UTC
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Hey there! Yes, you are absolutely right -- the maps are different between the versions. The FG version has the adventure's original maps, and I've been in touch with the developer who made the FG mod so we can get the file updated with the new cartography. I hope I can get that update pushed out in the near future!
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Zebulun K July 29, 2022 6:42 pm UTC
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Awesome, thanks for the update!
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Tetiana S July 17, 2022 10:04 pm UTC
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Thank you for this adventure! I run it three times. Would you give me an approval to translate it into Ukrainian? Please)
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Marc L July 18, 2022 2:20 am UTC
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Let Her Translate!
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Aaron T June 29, 2022 8:26 pm UTC
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Planning to run this next week. I have 8 level 3s (family vacation). I know the module was made for 4-5 lvl 5s, you think 8 lvl3s would be about right?
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Kelsey D July 01, 2022 8:16 pm UTC
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I think that could work! Some of the enemies have area of effect damage, so I might supply them with a few spare potions of healing. But I think overall having 8 characters will account for the lower average level!
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Jean-Nicolas G May 11, 2022 1:41 am UTC
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When arriving in area 5 from area 3, where do the characters fall in the water on the map. Are they already near the sharks?

Thanks
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Kelsey D May 17, 2022 9:12 pm UTC
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Oh gosh, sorry I missed this! It's into that light patch of water on the upper northwest side of the map. I'll update the maps to mark that spot out better next chance I get!
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