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A Night of Masks and Monsters (A Requiem of Wings #1)


An original one-shot adventure designed for 3-6 level 3 characters.

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In the city of Ibrido, locals enjoy a life of splendor and frivolity. Every week, a lavish party is held at the Castel di Maschera, hosted by the Marquis di Maschera, Prospero, who has a reputation for being a generous party-thrower and avid patron of the arts. Receiving an invitation to a Marquis di Maschera party is coveted, and those who enter his social circle never leave it.

But the Castel di Maschera holds many secrets. When a strange, hybrid creature — half bird, half man — is found brutally murdered in Ibrido’s city square, tattooed with the Marquis’s signature symbol of two masks, rumors have begun to spread throughout Ibrido that something more sinister may be occurring. 

Did a Marquis di Maschera party simply get out of hand, or does a real danger threaten the inhabitants of Ibrido?

Part 1 in the A REQUIEM OF WINGS series

About this adventure


  • 2-4 hour session for 3-6 players

  • Play-tested material

  • Unique items and mechanics

  • Original maps

  • Scalable combat difficulty

  • Download comes with 24-page campaign guide, print version, printable cards, printable maps, and The War of Emberez lore supplement

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Patrik W March 22, 2021 3:33 pm UTC
Gonna run this as my next adventure, but I'm curious, if the missing lore has been added yet? Would love to run the whole campaign, if my group likes the adventure.
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Rachael E March 19, 2021 5:08 pm UTC
There's no information on the kitchens for players who take those stairs down... kind of odd??
No loot? Not a lot of description?
Doesn't seem to be a lot of info on why this party went wrong when others didn't?

Players map is half missing....

I'm going to add a secret door form the kitchens to the lab and add some healing loot there for players.

Looks fun but needs a lot of work! Also the maps are very poor quality.
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Joseph R March 06, 2021 6:25 am UTC
I ran this for a couple dads in my D&D group and their two daughters. It was the girls first time playing, and everyone had a great time. They are already asking me to run another adventure for them. Keep up the fantastic materials and unique story.
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Carmen C January 24, 2021 3:40 am UTC
Has the lore on the war been added yet? I can’t seem to find it.
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Bob S January 21, 2021 6:08 pm UTC
Ran this for some friends, we really enjoyed the adventure.

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Bob S November 18, 2020 3:12 pm UTC
The basement map is cutoff along the bottom.

Also the map in the full color PDF has a clock tower and the included player map does not. It appears the wrong version of the maps is included.

Above in the image the backs of the mask cards are beautiful full color images of the maps, the included cards are simple line drawings.

In the PDF it says on page 3 it says "For more information on Emberez, read The War of Emberez supplement provided with this module." but this is not included.
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Bob S November 18, 2020 3:15 pm UTC
Also, the player map included, shows the secret stairs down. Hard to keep it a secret from the players when it is on the map.
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Mara C October 11, 2020 4:06 pm UTC
I am getting ready to run this as a streamed one shot and I realized in the player maps that part of the secret lab is cut off on the bottom.
would that be fixable?
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Ashley W October 11, 2020 10:31 pm UTC
Hey Mara, will you email me,, so I can send you maps that will hopefully work? Thanks!
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Kerry W September 19, 2020 10:17 am UTC
I dropped this in the reviews too but wanted to share it here in case missed but here is a little invitation if you would like to use it for your games! I spent too long on it myself so it'd be nice if someone else finds a use for it:
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Amanda S August 02, 2020 11:00 pm UTC
I actually have a question...just ran this with my group and they would like to be able to keep the masks as they are pretty cool. We play online and use DND Beyond - am I allowed to create these as Homebrewed items (with yourself credited, of course) and share them with the entire DND Beyond community?
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Anthony Q July 31, 2020 1:05 pm UTC
Hi! So like to run this one shot with our group as it looks like tons of fun. We're using roll20, and I was wondering if there are jpeg versions of the maps available to upload onto roll20? Thank you!
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David P June 16, 2020 5:06 am UTC
The PDF mentions that there is a War of Emberez lore supplement? Can't seem to find this though. I don't see it in the PDF or the ZIP. Am I missing something?
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Ashley W June 16, 2020 10:34 pm UTC
Hey David! I temporarily removed it because there were some things that didn't comply with DMs Guild rules (like certain deities mentioned) and also because two recent releases, Descent into Avernus and Mythic Odysseys of Theros, had some crossover themes that I wanted to incorporate. I hope to add an updated supplement soon. :)
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Fitzgerald L April 29, 2020 3:04 pm UTC
Probably pretty obvious, but this is not a solo product is it (as in solo adventure/DM-less)? Thanks!
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jason H February 12, 2020 7:30 pm UTC
I mostly very much enjoyed running this, but am wondering if I did something wrong at the final hurdle. At level 3 very little magical damage was available, and with an AC of 19 most of my player's attacks missed or nothing more than grazed. He would then attack and do half their health in one go. Ended in a TPK even when I started wasting turns with him just posturing. Next time I'm gonna tone him down a lot.
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Suzanne Z February 18, 2020 2:50 pm UTC
I had more or less the same issue, I went with medium difficulty where the bird and him weren't attacking at the same time. I also had the NPC help them in the fight as they gravely lacked healing. I had to do the same thing with the posturing and stalling, though it is partly to blame on one player character leaving early and triggering the fight with him alone.
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Emalie A January 21, 2020 5:14 pm UTC
I'm a GM for a weekly DnD game and a few months ago one of my party members wanted to host a one shot for extra xp. I decided to allow it since it would be the normal characters minus her, so they would all be getting xp. I played in it, and honestly I had a blast!

It was fun and I personally was able to joke about "Haha, wouldn't it be funny if someone turned into a giant snake?" (We have a player character who is horribly scared of snakes) and behold, snake. I also guessed about the main plotline and what would happen and I was correct. I just didn't act on it.

I'm going to be hosting it with my other group as their first introduction to DnD because I think they can all handle it. I hope I do it right and maybe they will want to do more DnD later on!
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Jennifer G January 10, 2020 10:22 pm UTC
I love the tone, style, setting and thoughtfulness put into this adventure! My players are about half-way through (about to explore the secret lab, the masks are just taking effect) and I've run into a couple (spoilery) questions...

First, my group consists of a couple youthful (12 and 14 yr old) players along with other adult family, and maybe that helps them see straight through plot holes, this isn't the first time they've come up with the hard questions:

If the partygoers at previous events couldn't take off their masks, and were being put to sleep by his wine, how is the Marquis continuing to have more parties weekly, with apparently innocent vendors (like Zula) and partiers (like Piccolo) returning for more?

That is their main question at this stage. I'm thinking that my way out of this is that my homebrew setting for their campaign is Feywild-based, so I'm substituting Unseelie/Seelie antics for Demon/Celestial, and the intended victims would be mortals, like themselves....See more
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Jan G June 22, 2020 9:30 am UTC
I also would like an answer to the question.
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Alton H January 02, 2020 7:20 am UTC
Ok, so a bunch of friends and I decided to run this and it was AMAZING! I love how everything went, even though I wasn't the best DM for it. This was absolutely stunning of a one-shot. I do plan on getting the full series to finish the story as well. I'm also glad to say that we were able to stream it. I posted it up here: Keep doing what you're doing!!!
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