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DDAL08-05 Hero of the Troll Wars

DDAL08-05 Hero of the Troll Wars


Hurtling through time, you find yourself embroiled in a struggle to keep the fledgling town of Waterdeep from succumbing to a vicious Troll invasion. But sometimes the true threat lies within the city walls... A Two-Hour Adventure for Tier 1 Characters. Optimized for APL 3.

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Brittney H November 11, 2018 5:11 pm UTC
This is definitely the weakest of the entire trilogy when it comes to the beginning and the end. There is no introduction like there is in the 1st and 3rd module. I would recommend that the javelin be added in at the beginning of the introduction with the Blackstaff and the mission as the focus item for this module.

I would also have them come back to the present in the wrap up, have the Blackstaff physically exhausted by the rigors of maintaining the ritual to project their minds back in time. This can be touched on in the introduction with the Blackstaff saying that she cannot go herself because she must be the one to maintain the ritual and will give the party as much time as she can in order to complete the mission.Mention of the previous module can be made in an offhand comment at the beginning, saying something to the affect that "we used a ring last time and while it resonated with the same frequency, it was not the point in time we were looking for".

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Louise P November 10, 2018 12:35 am UTC
Hey all-- A few DMs have contacted me requesting additional lore and information about Waterdeep in the 940s to supplement this module. Waterdeep is a storied place, and as such there was a mountain of background texture and information that the module only grazes. I originally posted this on the D&D Adventurers League Facebook page, and a friend suggested I post it here as well. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS for DD08-05 and DD08-04.

This information is NOT NEEDED to run the module. I'm depositing it for those who are interested in such things. This info comes from my research into Waterdeep and is gleaned from Waterdeep: The City of Splendor, Dragon Magazine #128: Waterdeep, Dungeon Magazine #128 (contains information on the Gosts and Artor Morlin), Volo's Guide to Waterdeep, compiled timelines of the Forgotten Realms, and many other sources. If you see a conflict between what I have written here and official texts, please defer to the official texts.

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Ismail A November 15, 2018 2:07 pm UTC
Thank you for posting this, it will add a ton of depth when running the module.
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Louise P November 16, 2018 3:39 am UTC
No problem! Thank you for your interest in the module! Please feel free to reply to this post with any lore-related questions you may have (though as I said, please defer to official published WotC materials to reconcile any inconsistencies). I'm sure any question one person has is a question that many people have also.
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Roger M November 30, 2018 3:33 pm UTC
I what book, or lore does becoming a vampire thrall make you quit aging? The noble farmer Malcar Gost is at least 840 years old.
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Mike O December 14, 2018 5:31 am UTC
That viscous war with the drow sounds messy.
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Aaron T November 09, 2018 6:15 pm UTC
I was surprised that this entire series of adventures didn't have the Item Unlock cards that DDAL08-01 through DDAL08-03 did.
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