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The Secrets of Skyhorn Lighthouse

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"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..."

Rumors of a rampaging sea monster have ground shipping traffic to a halt in the harbor. The players 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 an adventure for 5th-level characters. It takes about 5-7 hours to complete and includes:

  • Four new monsters: eelfolk, eelfolk hunter, eelfolk scourge, and eelfolk stormcaller
  • Negotiations with pirates, underwater combat, and shark attacks!
  • A carefully crafted format to make running the adventure easy and customizable
  • Combat cards for each monster, PC, and special treasure
  • Digital maps for use with Virtual Table Tops
  • A Fantasy Grounds conversion by Gwydion!
 
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Christopher H October 08, 2019 12:57 am UTC
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Hi Kelsey,
May you please add the recommended levels into the description? Thanks!
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Kelsey D October 08, 2019 3:39 am UTC
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Hi Christopher! It looks like it's in there -- the adventure is for 5th level characters. :) If there's another place the level description is missing, let me know and I'll be sure to add it!
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Bryan C August 28, 2019 12:01 am UTC
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FYI, When unpacked the Fantasy Grounds module has an extra extension as an mpg. (XXX.mod.mpg) You have to rename the file and drop the .mpg from the name or it does not work.
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Kelsey D August 28, 2019 5:21 pm UTC
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Hi Bryan! Thank you so much, this is a great heads up. It must add that extension during the unzipping process, because it doesn't have the .mpg extension before I compress the files. Yikes! I've seen that happen on Macs, but not sure if it occurs on PCs, too. I hope anyone who hits that and gets stuck checks these comments!
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Chad C August 27, 2019 1:30 am UTC
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I'm looking at running this adventure and quite excited about it. One question, though. There is a stat block for the Eelfolk Stormcaller, but I do not see it placed anywhere in the adventure. I assume it should be in area 9, by the Bowl of Commanding Water, Grigor, and the Eelfolk Scourge?
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Kelsey D August 27, 2019 2:50 am UTC
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Hi Chad! Great question. :) I added the stormcaller as a future plot/adventure hook or as a way for DMs to power up the adventure if their groups are higher than 5th level. But the adventure as written for 5th level groups doesn't make use of the stormcaller. I hope that clears it up!
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Kevin W August 09, 2019 3:05 am UTC
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Not sure if anyone has asked but is this available in a soft cover? Just wondering how much ink it could take to print up what looks to be a very fine adventure.
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Kelsey D August 09, 2019 11:53 pm UTC
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Hi Kevin! Thank you so much for asking. :) I don't have print-on-demand access on DMs Guild, so I don't have that as an option for now, as it turns out. But, I do have a print-friendly version of the adventure included to be nicer on printers, and I think there are lots of legal ways to get color books printed for personal use (I love the Barnes and Noble print on demand engine, it's really cool). I appreciate you wondering!
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Kevin W August 10, 2019 4:42 pm UTC
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Thanks for getting back to me. I will be purchasing this shortly. I think it will be a great addition to work into my Ghosts of Saltmarsh campaign!
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Kevin W August 10, 2019 4:58 pm UTC
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I did purchase this but I was unable to figure out how to assign a $ amount. Is there a way I can pay you. This is nice work. Hate to "sponge" it for free :(
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Kelsey D August 12, 2019 11:40 pm UTC
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You are so thoughtful, Kevin! No way, I won't accept payment -- this is my gift to the D&D community and it's set to permanently free. :) Enjoy it without guilt!
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Michael S May 19, 2019 10:44 pm UTC
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Are there printer Friendly version to your adventures? I'm really looking forward to this, but I'm not a digital type guy
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Kelsey D May 20, 2019 3:59 pm UTC
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Hi Michael! Good question. I just added a print-friendly version that takes out the background image and makes the adventure art greyscale. I left color in titles/words where I felt it contributed to readability! :) I hope that helps!
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Michael S May 20, 2019 5:44 pm UTC
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That's funny. I just went back to double check, and when I saw the new file I thought I must have forgotten to download that part.... Nope, you're on top of it. thanks!!
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Michael S May 20, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
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Hi Kelsey, I just ended up buying all of your low level content because of your prompt response. Would it be possible when moving forward to have all of it in printer friendly versions?
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Kelsey D May 20, 2019 6:13 pm UTC
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Oh wow, thank you so much!! Yes, that is very high on my to-do list. I'll make sure to send out a product update for each one when I get those squared away! :)
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Kelsey D May 21, 2019 5:36 pm UTC
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Just wanted to give you a heads up, Michael, I just emailed you print-friendly versions of the adventures. Thanks so much for your support! :)
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Zee R May 15, 2019 6:44 pm UTC
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I can't wait to introduce this adventure at my gaming table!
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Rad A April 30, 2019 8:58 am UTC
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Love this format. Concisely presented but leaves enough room for a lot of impromptu characterizations.
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Eric C March 09, 2019 11:29 am UTC
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Looking forward to running this adventure next week using some tabletop terrain I’ve been crafting. A question about the cave maps: are the white areas of the map around the cave and old tower meant to be solid stone?
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Kelsey D March 12, 2019 2:57 am UTC
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Hi there! :) Yes, that’s correct — the white areas are all solid stone.
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Jenny A January 10, 2019 9:03 pm UTC
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Honestly, one of the best one shots ever. I love how it's organized. My players LOVED this adventure. Everything from The Arcane Library is very high quality.
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Ollie O January 02, 2019 2:32 pm UTC
I've loved the Arcane Library stuff so far! I've ran modified versions of Temple of the Basilisk Cult and Crypts of Azarumme and they both went great! Got a weirdly specific question about this one though.

In the section "Under Siege", it says the players can climb in through a window which leads into a stairwell between areas 1 and 4, but the stairwell is in the middle of the building? How would a window connect to that? (My players often get fixated on exactly where their characters are, it's mostly my fault for springing too many traps on them!) Anyone got any ideas for this?
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Kelsey D January 04, 2019 8:22 pm UTC
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Thanks so much, and totally valid question! I figured the windows were the long-type through the stone walls, similar to arrow slits, although wider. So they'd have a long passage into the central stairwell between floors and glass over the outside. I hope that makes some sense! I think it would also be absolutely fine to modify it so the windows are facing into some of the rooms. :)
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Tyler D December 08, 2018 6:22 pm UTC
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I love the way that this pdf is laid out. Would definitely love to have more quick and accessible adventures like this! Thank you so much <3
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Michael L December 03, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
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Really love the look of this one-shot, gonna be running it for my birthday on Saturday! It's only my second time DMing, so I was wondering how you would handle the sailors in the Sea Monster Attacks (p7) encounter? Would any of them be participating in the fight? If so, would I group them similar to how I would enemies? Just don't want the encounter to get too tedious for my players.
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Kelsey D December 06, 2018 5:25 am UTC
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Hi Michael! Happy early birthday!! :) That’s a great question about the crew. The ship is crewed light, so in my mind, the sailors would be very busy during the fight just trying to keep the ship from capsizing. Same is true for Sheila — she has to fight to steer as the elemental is crashing around battering the ship and crew. Although I’m sure they’d try to help in a very dire situation, such as if the players are getting totally overwhelmed. I hope that helps and that you have fun on Saturday!
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Michael L December 23, 2018 12:00 am UTC
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Hi Kelsey, thanks for the response! It was an awesome time in the end. I did go with similar to your suggestion in the end: I set it up so that half of Sheila's crew had deserted due to being stuck in port for so long, so she was down to a skeleton crew that focused on keeping the ship going. Didn't quite get to finish the whole campaign, so having to work up more content for the second part, but it's a really great one and I'll definitely be recommending it to other DMs :)
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Kelsey D December 23, 2018 7:59 pm UTC
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Awesome! Glad to hear it went well! :D I hope you had a great birthday, Michael!
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Kristyna Z November 28, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
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Are there any pre-made characters for this?
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Kelsey D November 28, 2018 9:18 pm UTC
CREATOR
Hi there! I don't have any pre-made characters for the adventure, but there are tons of great pre-made ones online for free at all character levels (some created by Wizards of the Coast, even). Those would be great resources if you need characters quickly! :)
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Scott B November 15, 2018 7:01 am UTC
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Cant download PDF version. Zip file works, has maps and content but is missing the adventure??
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Scott B November 15, 2018 7:25 am UTC
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Nevermind it was glitching out. I love the layout very easy to follow, its a shame i couldn't find any other adventures from you!
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Kelsey D November 18, 2018 9:44 pm UTC
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I'm glad it's sorted out! :) I have more of my adventures on my website, www.thearcanelibrary.com. Thanks for scoping out my work!
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Brent F October 31, 2018 12:12 pm UTC
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I've got the pdf, but I'm still old school and like having a physical copies of modules, So I'd would really love to see a P.O.D. for this!!! B. Fuller
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Kelsey D October 31, 2018 3:23 pm UTC
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Thank you! If WotC extended that option to me, I would surely take it! :)
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Conor B October 26, 2018 4:56 pm UTC
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Fantastic one-shot! Really well laid out, with tons of great information for this first time DM. I ran this for some experienced players and felt very comfortable the whole time. We ended up spinning a whole campaign out of it.

The balance seems right for 5 players. With 3 PCs and a cleric NPC, it was quite challenging (in a good way).
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