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The Ancient Cemetery

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• A rich, atmospheric setting, with original hand-drawn illustrations

• Separate encounter tables for daytime and night-time events in the cemetery – a historical park of memories and recreation becomes a threatening abode of danger by night.

• A new creature – Wraithlord – an undead tyrant that seeks revenge on the living, able to control the minds of the weak. Accompanied by a sample character – Kagan the Merciless, an aged nomadic warlord, trapped in an ancient tomb under millennia of rubble.

• A new magical item - Ischial’s Rod – a powerful sceptre that can raise and control undead.

• Not your typical graveyard – the cemetery has plenty to find for the living, including sacred druidic sites, festivals of poetry and commemoration, philosopher’s statues and sacred monastic sites.

• 19 pages of detailed adventure – two hand drawn maps, a table of rumours, forty atmospheric encounters, buried treasures, corrupt guards and body-snatchers, and even an elderly flower lady!

Built upon centuries of once-great civilizations, the Ancient Cemetery has several layers of burial sites, each detailing a historical chapter of the surrounding region. From the ancient barrows of tribal warriors, to the elaborate tombs of modern merchants and noblemen, to the uniform masses of pauper’s graves – this cemetery is rich in history, atmosphere, and perhaps… danger.

At day, it is a place of contemplation, relaxation, and even occasional festivities. At night, dangers lurk in the dark – graverobbers, magical guardians, aspiring necromancers and worse.

This setting is designed to fit in any adventure, though it might be most appropriate for being placed around a sprawling cityscape, in an area reminiscent of late-medieval Europe. With little adaptation, it should be ready to test your adventurers of any level, in any setting of your choice.

 
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November 04, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on October 08, 2018.