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Tales from Undermountain: The Plagued Apprentice

Tales from Undermountain: The Plagued Apprentice


This is a 15+ hour Forgotten Realms Adventure set in Undermountain for Characters of 10th level, directly tying into Dungeon of the Mad Mage.

She ran. Where to or for how long, she really couldn't say. The little flame of her oil lamp sputtered and went out a few times. She'd snap her fingers and make the wick flare to life, but she may as well have ran blind. The hallways were pitch black with soot and choked with smoke, every turn was a guess and every corridor a gamble. Unnatural screams echoed from every direction. Left, right, left again, was this the south or north end of the labyrinth? She had no idea. 

The next turn brought her face to face with a doorway completely consumed in blue fire. The room beyond was so bright she had to look through her fingers at it. A shadow covered her, a shape in the doorway: a hulking creature with a wolf-shaped muzzle and enormous pincers for hands, wreathed in the same blue flames. The screams were getting closer behind her, too. They had her cornered, again. The demon slammed its shoulders through the narrow opening, the wood and stone splintered. She dropped the lantern and pulled let the wand in her sleeve fall into her waiting hand. With a word of power and a gesture, she appeared in the familiar bedroom: stuffy and reeking of wood smoke. 

She'd have to try again tomorrow, if she could remember. 


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10-15+ hours of Play: This adventure combines a labyrinthian sandbox, a handful of potential allies -or- potential enemies, and strange magical traps, hazards, and roving bands of grotesque creatures. In playtesting, this adventure could easily have stretched beyond the ten-hour mark if the PCs were left to explore every inch of the chambers presented in this hall.

Set in Undermountain: With the release of the incredibly huge Dungeon of the Mad Mage by Wizards of the Coast, many alternate avenues for new adventures were introduced in each of the levels. This adventure makes use of the established cannon surrounding Undermountain and the Mad Mage himself to spin a brand new story to inject into your explorations.

Forgotten Realms or Homebrew Material: Though I took heavily from the Forgotten Realms lore, this adventure is packed with useful NPCs, magic items, bonus chapters that can be added to any dungeon, and brand new creatures to strike fear into the hearts of your powerful adventuring party. 

Expansive: This adventure was written for 10-15 hours of play, with plenty of room for roleplay and important PC decisions. Spanning over 40 pages, this adventure could fuel a great deal of play time at your table.

Magic Focus: This entire adventure revolves around a wizard, her familiars, and magic gone wrong. A supporting cast of NPCs and interesting magical tests and traps help drive a story that revolves around one of the most destructive forces known in the Forgotten Realms lore: The Spellplague.

Art Packed: With art from several different prominent members in the D&D community as well as some free commercial use images, there is no shortage of inspirational art inside.

Dyson Logos Map: Thanks to his wonderful Patrons, I got a chance to re-purpose a beautiful Dyson Logos map for many areas of this sprawling adventure.

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January 10th, 2019
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