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The Ring of the Battle Maiden


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A classic D&D-inspired module designed for new players and new DMs!

A level 1 adventure for 2-6 players


A legend speaks of a lost ring that belonged to famed battle maiden Dagmar the Unyielding: traverser of the realms, feller of beasts and giants and all those who dared to stand against her. The ring, lost among the Moonshae Isles, is imbued with the power of her might. Many have sought out the ring, but few have uncovered it. 

The ring is shielded by the Daughters of the Gray, a fierce and fearsome band of warriors as tough and relentless as the coastal landscape from which they were hewn. The Daughters, who reside in a Norland settlement called Kvinne, have made an oath to Dagmar, whom they revere and respect, to protect the ring at all costs. Only those the Daughters deem worthy are allowed to get close to it. 

For the ring is not a piece of jewelry: it’s a place. In fact, it’s an arena. 

Prepare your weapons — welcome to the Ring of the Battle Maiden!


This an arena module with a short starter quest. It's written with new players and new DMs in mind, to help them learn more about combat in an exciting but low-stakes environment. It's easily adaptable for any campaign!

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sam H September 10, 2018 4:50 pm UTC
Loving the story here, but sadly found this too late after my party already started. I would love to run this for my group, though. Any ideas on scaling it up to say level 3-4? Should I raise the other contenders levels to my PC's levels? Thanks!
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Ashley W September 10, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
Hi Sam! So glad you enjoyed the story! I would definitely raise the stats of the opponents to your PC's levels. One way to do this is by using some of the NPC stat blocks in the Monster Manual/Volo's Guide. I can look through it and see what would work well.

Another option for leveling is to have the PCs fight monsters instead of other contenders. You could do a PvP match in the party, and then have the winners go against some more appropriately leveled monsters.

You can replace the Norland Troll with an ogre (if you have Mordenkainen's Tome of Foes, the Ogre Chain Brute would work well) to make it a harder battle.

You're not the first to ask me about leveling so that may come in a future update. :) In the meantime, let me know how I can help!
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sam H September 11, 2018 3:46 pm UTC
Great suggestions! The Ogre Chain Brute would be awesome. I'll definitely work some of that in. Really, really great story btw. Thanks!
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Ashley W September 11, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Thank you so much! <3 Let me know how your session goes!
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