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People say beauty is in the eye of the beholder... It's not! It's evil! Cawood Publishing presents a high-level adventure! A powerful party of adventurers is being sent to assassinate the Xanathar! The legendary beholder is the crime lord at the head of the Xanathar Thieves' Guild. A series of deadly attacks in a number of cities have convinced the Lords' Alliance to take action. The heroes must travel to the wild town of Skullport to meet with two spies.

For characters levels 17+. This 60 page adventure module includes the following:

  • Interesting NPCs
  • Lore about the town of Skullport
  • Monsters from Volo's Guide to Monsters
  • Multiple maps of Skullport and its underground areas
  • Encounter tables and monster lists
  • Chase tables
  • Interesting traps and treasure
  • Numerous additional features to run a sandbox style adventure

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Dane H July 15, 2019 1:07 pm UTC
I am thinking about using this module for my super magic item buffed party of 13-14s (they can take on ancient dragons). that is going through Dungeon of the Mad Mage. They decided they think they are powerful enough to turn back and fight Xanathar. How well do you think this would go with WD:DH/WD:DMM? Is the CR rating appropriate?
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Andrew C July 15, 2019 3:20 pm UTC
It's made for a party of four 17+ level characters. It's packed with challenging encounters. However, it would certainly blend with WD/DMM and I'd just tweak the monsters. Depending on the size of the party, I'd also bring in some NPCs to help.
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Dane H July 16, 2019 1:33 am UTC
Cool. Thanks for getting back to me so fast. Yeah I'm not lowering the difficulty/adding allies. If they die its not on me; their fault for wanting to take on a whole city. Maybe they'd make good slaves if it does turn out to be too hard for them so losing may not be the end. I love all the detail in it and it blends well with DMM/DH.
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Andrew C July 16, 2019 2:02 am UTC
You're welcome. As a DM I'm all about consequences, so I get it :) We'll have more adventures coming out later this year and we'll focus on improving the layout.
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Zachary T May 02, 2018 1:38 am UTC
I've been looking for a campaign like this for awhile now. How difficult would it be to adapt this to an evil campaign? My idea was that the group of characters used to work for Xanathar and we're royally screwed over by him and want revenge.
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Andrew C May 02, 2018 2:17 am UTC
Interesting idea. You could easily substitute an evil party into the story. The Xanathar has some rivals in the story, you could tie the group in with them as well.
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RICHARD H February 18, 2018 3:56 am UTC
How much time should be allowed for this adventure?
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Andrew C February 20, 2018 3:52 pm UTC
8-10 hours minimum. This is an adventure, not an encounter :) We provide tools for all our adventures to play a sandbox style and add even more to the story.
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Dave P September 02, 2017 11:10 am UTC
FYI, I noticed the following in your preview: "Leaders: Laeral Silverhand (female human, 19th level
wizard/7th level ranger, CG)" You can'y have 26 levels in 5e, the maximum is 20. Unless you area suggesting this adventure requires the use of one the epic level products on the DMs guild, in which case that should probably be noted up front
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Andrew C September 02, 2017 2:40 pm UTC
Thanks. Changed it to 13th level wizard/7th level ranger. We do use that epic level product in my group, must have rubbed off on me.
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