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The Weeping Revenant


For generations the Marescu family governed the towns and villages of the northern Svalich Woods with justice and integrity. A single night of terrible evil caused it all to crumble. Today the once formidable Marescu Keep lies in ruins deep in the Svalich Woods and an undead horror stalks the shores of Lake Zarovich.

The townspeople of Riciu have learned to fear the dark shores of Lake Zarovich on moonless nights when black clouds blot out the starlight. Rumor, spoken only in hushed whispers, tells of a mournful and bewitching song that plays among the forest trees along the shoreline. Find the right person in the right tavern, get him several tankards into his ale, and a story emerges—remarkably consistent storyteller to storyteller—of a weeping maiden, haunting in her beauty, whose presence means certain death to all but the most fortunate.

The Weeping Revenant is the first title in the Desolation of Marescu™ series. The adventure is designed to function either as a stand-alone adventure in an unexplored corner of your campaign world or as a side adventure within a Curse of Strahd campaign. Designed for four 3rd to 5th level characters, it contains difficulty adjustment suggestions for parties of both higher and lower character levels.

This adventure guide contains a complete story arch that combines an array of engaging monster encounters with a custom NPC interaction mechanic that replicates the challenge of gathering information from suspicious inhabitants in a village where everyone knows everyone and word of your successes and failures can race from person to person well ahead of you. In addition, this adventure guide includes several 5th edition conversions:

  • three monsters absent from the Monster Manual and Volo’s Guide to Monsters
    • the Crypt Chanter, a spectral being whose haunting melody will transfix you with its beauty while it drains the life from your soul 
    • the Entomber, a terrifying abomination of necromancy that will quite literally beat you into an early grave 
    • the Murk, a thin, vaporous vestige of a being with an insatiable craving for your life-force. 
  • one magic item absent from the Dungeon Master’s Guide 
    • the Phylactery of Undead Turning

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Travis C March 18, 2018 5:10 pm UTC
Any printer friendly version available?
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October 13, 2017 6:38 am UTC
Can you give an estimate of the length of this adventure?
Thanks, ~ V
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Derek K October 14, 2017 1:58 am UTC
It is at least a six-hour or solid afternoon of gaming depending on how your group paces itself.
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Derek K August 12, 2017 1:18 am UTC
If you've enjoyed The Weeping Revenant, please take a moment to come back and provide a review. I am happy to discuss any questions about the adventure you post in this discussion thread.
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Clark T August 04, 2017 3:15 pm UTC
full-size preview won't load
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Derek K August 05, 2017 1:17 am UTC
Thanks for letting me know. I am working to figure why not. Once it's loading I will let you know.
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Derek K August 09, 2017 2:38 pm UTC
The full-size preview is now working. I had to right-click and select a different view option (e.g. two-page view) to make the viewer refresh.
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