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Riddle of the Raven Queen

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This adventure is now Adventurers League legal and uses the code DDHC-MORD-01. Any player content within is NOT AL legal.

Embark on a rescue mission into the heart of the Shadowfell in this adventure for the world's greatest role-playing game!

This 8-to-12-hour adventure for 5th to 10th level characters takes heroes from the elf village Dripping Leaves in Cormanthyr Forest to a drow outpost to the Shadowfell. Along the way they contend with new creatures and story elements found in Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes.

This product is written in the D&D Adventurers League style and features nine monsters from Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes plus one original monster and one original magic item.

This is a DMs Guild Adepts product. The DMs Guild Adept Program was started and is managed by Wizards of the Coast. It brings together some of the best talents creating for the DMs Guild for creative development. DMs Guild Adepts products are identified by the gold ampersand logo.

 
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Matthew V November 11, 2020 9:56 pm UTC
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I've just started running this and wanted to share some thoughts. Lots of spoilers.

Dripping Leaves:
- the Raven Queen steals memories, not bodies, as per MTOF. To address this, the Starsinger could be left as an empty husk of a body, and at the end the Raven Queen gives them a touchstone to bring her back.
- if they follow the drow/shadar-kai path from the village, presumably they diverge at some point and the shadar-kai trail suddenly disappears when they plane shift back to the Shadowfell. Though if they can plane shift, why do they leave the village to do so - easier to just leave from the temple with no trail at all.
- how far is it from Dripping Leaves to the drow outpost?

Drow Outpost:
- why are the drow stepping up their attacks on Dripping Leaves recently? No explanation is given.
- it would really, really help to have the furniture in each room on the map
- it's supposed to be an earthen cave, but has very straight walls and what appear...See more
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Mark M September 03, 2020 8:19 pm UTC
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In the text about Bloody Muck on p. 22, it says:
"The muck is infused with necromantic energy, any creature in contact with it that casts a spell that causes a target to regain hit points must succeed on a spellcasting ability check with a DC equal to 10 plus the level of the spell. Conversely, ..."
The implication is that something bad happens if the spellcasting ability check fails, but it doesn't say what happens. Does the target lose the hit points? Does the caster? I will make something up, but am curious about the intention.
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Bryan W October 15, 2020 3:25 am UTC
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Not one of the authors, and you've probably long since figured this out, but for anyone else who might be looking, I believe the check is to successfully cast the spell. So if you fail the check, the spell fails.
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Benjamin S August 15, 2020 1:47 pm UTC
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I'm using this as a side quest for Dungeon of the Mad Mage. One of the characters picked up the sentient sword Tearulai and is on a quest to return it to Cormanthyr Forest. Perfect for this module! Thanks!
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Sébastien M May 20, 2020 2:11 am UTC
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Thanks a lot for this module!
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Nathan L May 13, 2020 6:12 pm UTC
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Hello Matt, a while back I made a custom map pack for the Rotted Heart Section. It is clearly labeled and already set up for VTs. https://www.dmsguild.com/product/247276/The-Rotted-Heart-Map-Pack and currently on sale!
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Matt L May 13, 2020 5:00 pm UTC
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full disclosure, if you're going to have maps... and maps that cant be downloaded and used at that... dear god please label them so we can draw them out and know what/where to place things. The organization was utterly disastrous. I have no clue where to put anything in the "rotted heart".
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Leigh T October 02, 2020 7:25 am UTC
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I'll second that. The outpost map was fine but the other two aren't particularly useful without a key of some sort. Rooms need numbers for the DM.
I don't particularly want to pay for the full color maps as an add on from Nathan L since the regular maps in the module should include numbers.
Please update the adventure with numbered maps.
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April 02, 2020 5:51 am UTC
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So if I have converted this to Fantasy Grounds for my own purposes and am willing to provide it for free, what say you?
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PABLO D May 24, 2020 3:23 am UTC
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I say that would be great.
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Vis S May 26, 2020 12:17 am UTC
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I think they were asking the module creator(s), for the purposes of including the FG module/its contents as part of this product.
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Eric C July 20, 2019 4:15 am UTC
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So I just ran the last section of this, adjusted to “very weak”, for two ninth level characters. The skull lord was way too much for them, particularly his legendary actions and resistances. Should those features have also been scaled back by the curse of the Visage?
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Eran A September 11, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
Is this written in the S8 style, with objectives?
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Travis W September 12, 2018 1:19 pm UTC
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It isn't.
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Lisa W September 02, 2018 1:28 pm UTC
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I am about to start this adventure. It looks very exciting, especially the alternate planes content. But I cannot figure out where on the Faerûn map the elven village would be located. I’ve found Shadowdale and the River Ashaba but I can’t find the Misty Trail nor Elven Crossing. Can you point me to a map that has all four locations or any source to help me out? Thanks.
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Gregory M September 09, 2018 1:49 am UTC
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Check out this map: https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/deepingdale/images/c/c4/Cormanthormap.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20090615155914
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Lisa W September 22, 2018 4:40 am UTC
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Thank you!
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Nathan L August 01, 2018 6:08 pm UTC
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Due to the popularity of my map for the Rotting Heart and many people requesting The outpost be done as well I have created it. You can check out a full-color map package of the dungeon from this adventure, "The Outpost" here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/248788/The-Outpost-Map-Package

If you missed the first one you can also find the maps for the Rotted Heart here: http://www.dmsguild.com/product/247276/The-Rotted-Heart-Map-Package
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Jonah J July 27, 2018 12:55 am UTC
I heard about this adventure recently and am interested in running it, but I have a question: what does it mean in the description that the adventure is AL-legal but player content within is not AL-legal? Is that in regard to the "original magic item?"
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Travis W August 09, 2018 1:55 am UTC
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Player-facing content includes, race and class options, and spells. Magic items found in the adventure aren't included in that category.
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Chad V July 22, 2018 4:24 am UTC
I would love to leave an official review, but I just was one ran it not bought the mod. Its a really good mod overall. Its got 4 parts to it, and I think it could be done in 8 hours, but we took about 10 plus some socializing time. Very grim-dark as its Shadowfell themed module. Very thorough descriptions and unique monster and items. Good story line and role-playing opportunities as well as some good fights. I think there is a map missing in Part 4 but the description of the area is enough to get through to next map. Only con I would state is that there are two fights that keep the same creatures and that seemed a bit duplicative; however, no complaints from group and everyone seemed to have fun. I would give 4/5 if I could rate officially.
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Nathan L July 23, 2018 3:41 pm UTC
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If you need full-color maps with DM versions for part 4 check out

http://www.dmsguild.com/product/247276/The-Rotted-Heart-Map-Pack#comment_73148
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Antonio P July 18, 2018 7:58 pm UTC
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Any chance we could get some Magic Item Certificates?
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Jason J July 17, 2018 5:55 pm UTC
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I'm a DM looking at this for his AL group and just want to confirm that this is now AL legal, correct?
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Gregory M July 17, 2018 7:50 pm UTC
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Yes, it is. #AL_Admin
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Chad V July 22, 2018 4:16 am UTC
Confirmed through my local AL rep. I just completed the mod for my group in Miami.
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Chad M July 25, 2018 2:17 pm UTC
It says something about "player content within"? Does that refer to the magic item described in the back, and if yes does that mean that said magic item isn't tradeable or usable?
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Nathan L July 15, 2018 1:54 am UTC
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I recently ran this for my group and before I did I created a digital full-color map of the Rotted Heart dungeon at the end and printed it out. This made the final dungeon such a blast that I decided to make the map available for everyone you can check it out here:

http://www.dmsguild.com/product/247276/The-Rotted-Heart-Map-Package
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