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Curse of Strahd: Beneath the Stained Abbey


Works best with 4 players at level 8 – but very adaptable to parties of varying strengths!

Beneath the Stained Abbey is a full adventure expansion built to tie in with the Curse of Strahd campaign setting. That said, it can easily be adapted to any urban setting or castle underdark. It adds a complete adventure which should take many hours and present a scalable challenge appropriate to any party.

Beneath the Stained Abbey is a fantastic two-shot (ish?) exploration and dungeon-crawl-based mission quest that demands the players' attention as they explore the hundreds of feet of cliffside below the Abbey of Saint Markovia.

Are you running Curse of Strahd but want some more depth and connection with the Krezk community and some Curse of Strahd lore as a whole?

• Grotesque settings of depraved inanity!

• Subterranean settings to set your heart achill!

• Flesh Golem monstrosities in the form of the Seven Deadly Sins!

• Backstory about Barovia and tying the Abbot in to world events!

• Lush and disturbing illustrations for your players!

A full adventure sure to take several hours of gameplay time, Beneath the Stained Abbey presents many unique monsters and combat situtations. Great opportunities for roleplaying!

Howls rend the air, cascading out over Krezk. But they are only the outward signs of trouble at St. Markovia’s Abbey. If we only knew that beneath the Abbey, behind an imposing cliff face, lay chambers long abandoned to horrors. And through these caves and sewers flows a steady stream of filth directly down and into the secluded town –filth purified and rendered at the last minute “safe.” That is, until a certain party of travelers arrives and unknowingly set in motion events which may ultimately doom every fearful inhabitant of the frosty mountain town. 

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michael H August 03, 2019 2:58 pm UTC
You might want to review the maps from the Abbey down to level 2, and then level 2 to level 3.
Upon playthru it was very confusing as there was one tiny shaft (with broken ladder) down to 3rd, unless the players went down with the refuse. A long fall from abbey to 2nd could mean a further 60' fall down to 3rd and into water. The location of the shaft is right over the water(not the ledge) on level 3, so I had to quickly dummy up a small platform, and the players had to quickly swim to the ledge (and discovered roleplaying scene there). Nothing major, but remember players in Barovia always look for the exit.
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Sam D March 13, 2019 8:53 pm UTC
Love the adventure! Any chance you could include the artwork for the enemies from in the book? I like the art style and I want to make enemy tokens out of the art but some are covered with their stat blocks.
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