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One Shot: The Cage
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One Shot: The Cage


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“Samilla you have changed so much!” - Pyro, in the face of a demon

Avaluable trinket was stolen from the well-protected manor of Lady Morrigan Strange, and she enlists the help of some able-bodied adventurers to retrieve it. As is the way of things, it turns out the problem is not as simple as it first seemed: The orb is nothing more than a cage that holds a vile demon.


The Cage is a one-shot adventure for Tier 1 or 2 parties. Since there’s only one planned fight at the end of the story, which may even be circumvented, it’s exceptionally easy to scale this adventure. Therefore, the focus lies almost exclusively on roleplaying and exploration.

The story is set in a town called Beregost. It is situated just south of Baldur’s Gate and lies along the Coast Way that meanders up and down the Sword Coast. This story can be incorporated into any campaign with only minor adjustments. The mansion and the ruins where most of the action takes place can be situated virtually anywhere, either within the Forgotten Realms or any other setting. The Cage may also serve as an opening for an incursion into the Feywild since the characters will eventually encounter a satyr who only recently entered the Material Plane.


You can find the VTT ready version here:The Cage for Fantasy Grounds

The adventure is presented to you by author Christian Eichhorn and editor Christopher Walz. You can contact me via mail ( or via Twitter (@squirrelgolem).


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Adam C June 29, 2020 4:44 am UTC
Considering getting this for a party of 5-6 Level 2 characters. I like the fact that it scales by being exploration/roleplaying focused, and that there's only one combat, which can be avoided. But if a party of that makeup does end up fighting at the end, are they being set up for a TPK?
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Christian E June 29, 2020 5:00 am UTC
Hey Adam!

Not at all. I included a table with possible monsters for the fight in the end. A party of this size and level should easily handle a CR 4 demon like a babau. If you want to make it a bit easier, just use a hell hound. Have fun! :)
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Jack D July 16, 2019 6:39 am UTC
Hi, maybe it's just me, but I am having trouble where to find the meaning of S, G, I on the Strange Mansion maps and the I on the ruin map. Could you please help me understand what they are?
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Christian E July 16, 2019 7:18 am UTC
Hi! G is the position of a guard in the mansion, S is the position of a secret door, and the I is simply a 1 with an unfortunate font choice. It's explained somewhere in the text but next time I should put the explanation directly on the map I guess. Have fun! :D
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Storm W March 10, 2018 4:38 am UTC
For some reason when I download the maps, they come up blank. I had the same issue with the maps in Ravenhome.
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Christian E March 10, 2018 7:26 am UTC
Greetings, I just checked and there is no problem with the files attached. I assume that there may be a problem with your image viewer. The maps in question are png files with transparent background. Try downloading Gimp or ImageGlass and try to open the files with these programs. I assume you use Windows? It's also possible that the transparent png can't be viewed by other OS's but I don't think this is the case. If this should fail to fix the problem post your e-mail address here or send an e-mail to Then I will send you jpg files with white background. (I posted here again for a good measure, in case someone else encounters the same problem)
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Storm W March 11, 2018 7:43 am UTC
As with Ravenhome, they work fine in Windows Paint, thanks!
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Shaun B January 03, 2018 11:55 pm UTC
What Level of player?
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Christian E January 04, 2018 7:52 am UTC
Depending on party size Level 2 - 3. When in doubt, adjust HP ;)
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