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A young Mulmaster nobleman attempts to revive the Cult of Eternal Flame by seeking out the patronage of a powerful being. His relatives have hired you to stop his plans and bring him home, even if you must chase him across the planes and over the Sea of Fire to do so.

Now updated to Version 2.0, with improved, full-color maps!

A four-hour adventure for 5th - 10th level characters. This adventure contains dangerous planar exploration, social intrigue with otherworldly beings, an intricate puzzle in a lava-filled room (with multiple versions for repeat players), and combat encounters in unique environments that provide the DM with optional tools to challenge even the most capable of parties.

In addition, Palace of the Efreeti makes use of the Tarokka deck from Curse of Strahd in a unique manner. The Tarokka deck is not a required item for the DM; there is a printable alternative found in the appendix for those without access to one.


The Reborn Flame Trilogy

This adventure is part of the Reborn Flame Trilogy. Each adventure in the trilogy tells a complete story and can be played standalone, but there is a greater narrative told over the course of the series. The trilogy consists of:

CCC-ODFC02-02 Palace of the EfreetiCCC-GAD01-01 Broken BladeCCC-GAD01-02 Red War: Black Phoenix

This adventure comes with the following files:

  • Adventure PDF - 48 pages, fully bookmarked, including 9x9 unlock cards for the magic item and story awards.
  • Magic Item Certificate PDF - For those who enjoy pre-season-8 magic item certs.
  • Fantasy Grounds Module - Module with adventure text edited to apply specifically to running on Fantasy Grounds; all of the puzzles and encounters are fully implemented.
  • Maps and Images Zip File - Contains all three maps (gridded and gridless), as well as puzzle images and player handouts for use with other virtual tabletops like Roll20.


  • June 26, 2018: 
    • Palace of the Efreeti v1.0 - Initial release
  • July 5, 2018: 
    • Palace of the Efreeti v1.1 - Minor text fixes
    • Fantasy Grounds Module v1.0 - Newly added
    • Virtual Tabletop Files - Newly added
  • October 24, 2018: 
    • Palace of the Efreeti v1.2:
      • Added sidebar explaining Brotherhood of Cloaks
      • Changed part 2 negotiations to reflect AL Season 8 changes to gold
      • Removed Efreeti Crown gold piece cost to reflect AL Season 8 changes
    • Fantasy Grounds Module v1.2 - Updated for adventure v1.2
  • May 19, 2019:
    • Palace of the Efreeti v2.0:
      • Overhauled adventure into new layout with artwork and more editing, with new references to Reborn Flame Trilogy
      • Fully updated aventure to AL Season 8, removing references to XP, gold, etc
      • Greatly enhanced all three maps into detailed, full-color versions
      • Added 9x9 unlock cards for magic item and story awards
    • Fantasy Grounds Module v2.0
      • Updated for adventure v2.0
      • Added extensive summary of how to run the puzzle on Fantasy Grounds.
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Patrick L August 20, 2022 3:52 am UTC
I have DM this aventure twice this week. I was very fun to run and the olayers really liked the puzzle room.
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Jacob R August 11, 2022 8:13 pm UTC
The adventure is crazy fun to play as well as to DM. I ran it for several groups of players on Fantasy Grounds and wanted to say THANK YOU SO MUCH for making the card puzzle with player-movable pieces. This is one of the best use of FG to make a puzzle that I have ever seen.
You rock!
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Rohan K January 02, 2021 10:28 pm UTC
Just played Part 1 and absolutely loved it. Really nicely done!
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Craig C May 14, 2019 10:50 pm UTC
Help! I need some help to DM the trial by strength and cunning portion of this Adventure on Fantasy Grounds. (Spoiler Alert)

How would I use tarot cards to represent the representatives? Or some other method? I am really stumped... Is there a deck of Tarot card tokens?
I did find a much improved map image for the inverted pyramid
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Michael Z May 14, 2019 11:23 pm UTC
In Story, go to 4.2 - An Appeal to Logic. You can find all the links you need there.

If you look under A. Tarokka Cards, there's a link to Background - An Appeal to Logic. That's the map that the players can use to help solve the puzzle. There's also a link to 4-2 - An Appeal to Logic. That's the encounter that you can use to put the tarokka cards onto the map and combat tracker. The cards are programmed as allied NPCs, so once they're on the map, the players can move them around like characters and use the background to help sort and solve the puzzle.

Now if you look under D. Pillar of Inquiry in the story page, you'll find three links: "An Appeal to Logic - Clues A", "... Clues B", and "... Clues C". Choose one of them and open it. That brings up an image file with all the clues for that version of the puzzle. You can mask the image like a map, and when the players receive a new clue, just unmask that portion of the image and read it.

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Craig C May 15, 2019 1:47 pm UTC
Thank you Michael, I had looked at the images and the notes but I never thought the cards would be available as an encounter.
I have to say WOW !!! This has to be the most well put together adventure I have ever bought. and it was on sale for less than $5 . I purchased this adventure on Monday morning and read through it and we starting playing on Monday night. We were wrapping up the end of another storyline so we only made it as far as the Azar ship encounter which was perfect since I wasn't prepared to DM the rest of the adventure. We play on Fantasy Grounds from 7-10 every Monday. Our pase is rather slow I think that is the nature of FG. You explanation on how to run this encounter is much appreciated. I was thinking I needed to use an image editor to cut and paste all the clues as individual images...
I would LOVE to be able to use the new map you mentioned, Will the updated be live on DMSGuild?
I found this map online .......... more
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Michael Z May 15, 2019 10:18 pm UTC
Thanks for the kind words! I realize now that I can probably put a better description of how to handle the puzzle in the FG module. I'll make sure to do that in the update.

I will hopefully finish with and upload the update by Saturday night. Once it's uploaded, all the changes will be in your DMsGuild library and you can redownload it there. The new maps look really nice, so I would suggest checking that out before spending a lot of effort making a map yourself.
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Erik P January 20, 2019 6:33 am UTC
I see that changes were made to reflect season 8 changes, but why keep the XP and gold rewards, along with the renown header?
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Michael Z January 20, 2019 4:41 pm UTC
There were modest changes to make the adventure content work better for season 8 (i.e. gold cost for bribing, making the trinket work). However, this is still a pre-season 8 module, and it would take far too much time to make the cosmetic elements conform with the season 8 format since the new template is so drastically different (in fact, it's not really possible to make this module fit within the 3 episode framework without drastically changing the adventure).

Basically, the old elements that can just be easily ignored are still there (e.g. XP and gold), but anything that had to change to make the adventure run well under S8 rules have been fixed.
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Guy D August 29, 2018 11:49 pm UTC
Hi Michael, I'm running this next week. Any idea how the crown gets distributed under season 8 rules?
Since its value would add nothing to party rewards, I just want to give it out and say "here, someone take it."
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Michael Z August 31, 2018 12:49 am UTC
Yeah, season 8 rules really mess with the adventure as it is. I would suggest just treating it as an individual story award without needing to pay for it and maybe reduce the gp costs in part 2.
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Guy D September 08, 2018 9:37 am UTC
It went well. The players enjoyed it, especially doing something that was genuinely different.
In part 2, the party volunteered to spend an hour loading the boat rather than pay which made a pretty good compromise. They were really reluctant to spend any gold.
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Andrew B August 12, 2018 1:36 pm UTC
Got to play this adventure this week and the whole group really enjoyed it. Well-written descriptions and well-designed puzzle. Easily near the top of my favourite CCCs now!
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Michael Z August 16, 2018 6:17 pm UTC
Glad you enjoyed it!
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Curtis G July 13, 2018 8:59 pm UTC
Just FYI...the cert is labeled Vault of the Efreeti...not Palace of the Efreeti.
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Michael Z July 13, 2018 9:41 pm UTC
Thanks for commenting Curtis. The cert is not in error. Vault of the Efreeti is the name of the item. The name of the adventure is the line underneath that.
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