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King to an Empty City


What good is a king without a city to rule over? What happens when everyone in a city disappears, gone without a trace?

This is the state in which an adventuring party, your characters, finds Sheol in; a city devoid of all life forms, claimed by Hegemon, a Wraith that used to be its king. 

Explore the empty city! Be mindful of the thieves' guilds! Find your way to the portal that leads to the castle! Fight your way through the hoards of undead to foil Hegemon's insidious plan!

An adventure perfect for the middle part of any campaign, full of plot hooks, possible plot points and areas of exploration! Tons of places, like the Tower of Eiden, with backstories to tie in with any existing campaign! Discover the "Hell's Gifts", red gems that defy space!

This adventure offers: 

  • 30 pages of exploration of an empty city and a castle swarming with undead.
  • Maps for major locations
  • Two new Monsters, Hegemon, and Corvus, also usable as NPCs.
  • 3 new magic items.
  • A plethora of plot hooks, possible plot points, and setting-neutral lore. 
  • Many hours of fun gameplay

A Dungeons & Dragons adventure written for 8th level player characters, with level adjustments for levels 5-10 for the encounters.

"I would venture to guess that a lot of other authors and creators on the DM's Guild would have loved to have something of this quality on the DMs' Guild as their first go." DM_Dango, Youtube review.

"Encounter with the Edan Sha - A Prelude to the Empty City" is a free encounter that can be used to introduce the players to the threat of Hegemon. "The Necromanteion" is a dungeon crawl with high stakes, an opportunity for roleplaying and possible discussions with people long dead:


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Jak P May 21, 2019 4:55 pm UTC
I'd love to try this out, but I've noticed maps are missing?

"Use the map that is provided in the appendix as
a handout"

There are no maps in the appendix. Only monsters and items.
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Pup L February 20, 2019 7:05 am UTC
Purchased and read it through. The only thing I don't get is at the end...

What is the purpose of the Kings & Queens table? Are those creatures that spawn at the beginning of the encounter to fight them? Do they all spawn simultaneously? Further, where are the adventurers teleported to? There's no map to state where they show up, but in the throne room map, it looks as though there are 6 blocks that could represent the paintings. Would they just poof right in front of them, a respective creature based on a xd6 roll equal to the number of players/party members?

This bit seems very confusing and thrown together very quickly in contrast to an otherwise well-expressed and thought out narrative. I feel like more input and context from Corvus would be cool, too, adding some flavor and depth as the only friendly NPC. Despite the abrupt ending, it looks like it's gonna be a nice fun time. Thanks!
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Jason B February 22, 2018 11:11 am UTC
A small update, some of the problems mentioned in a review have been fixed.
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Kostas A February 16, 2018 6:20 pm UTC
Great start. Looking forward to play and go through this new city.
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George B February 16, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Excellent gameplay. Nice maps. Great new Monsters. Thank you Jason
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