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PvP Fighting Arena Adventure: Syndicates & Ichor Pits


An illegal, underground fighting pit has orchestrated nonlethal fights in an undisclosed location in a big city. Over the years, it has grown from minor nuisance to a secretive, political cabal that controls and terrifies almost everyone in the know. However, its nonlethal fights seem to have become more dangerous. A woman rumored to be one of the combatants has disappeared, prompting a world faction and the woman’s disabled father to seek help.

If you’re not a DM, look no further!

Any Party Size, Any Level

The nature of this adventure allows the DM to run this story for any level party, regardless of how many players there are. That said, it works best for lower-level characters, because the DM will have to control NPC adventurers, and higher-level characters have so many class options that it can be overwhelming.

Variable Setting

The setting of this adventure could fit any big city. You could pick a city in the lore like Waterdeep, Baldur’s Gate, or Neverwinter, or you could make up your own city.

Downtime as Adventure

In order to earn an invitation to the Ichor Pits fighting arena, the players will have to earn the trust of the cityfolk or gain their attention. To do that, they’ll have to assimilate into the city — which takes the form of downtime. This means the group will have a lot of time to craft, gamble, buy and sell magic items, make spell scrolls and simply work in the city. That’s a lot of opportunity for good roleplaying!

Character Development

To gain the trust of the movers and shakers in town, the PCs will have to focus their downtime activities on certain people in town. The twist is that each of the PCs, through chance or divine intervention, know one of these NPC contacts from their past. This offers some interesting options to develop the characters in ways they weren’t expecting.

Player vs. Player Battles

The most exciting part of this adventure is when the players eventually fight in the Ichor Pits. They’ll square off against each other in one-on-one fights, meaning one of the players will win bragging rights against all the others.

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Tim H May 10, 2018 1:04 am UTC
Hi Nick

Just downloaded this and going to use it as the basis for something in my world, but picked up a small error - on page 9 you say the contact with the most clout is the boss, then on page 14 you say it should be the one in the middle (Rounded up)

Otherwise it is looking good so far!
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Nick G May 10, 2018 5:57 am UTC
My apologies! Thank you for pointing out the mistake. It's supposed to be the middle-most. It's been updated :)
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