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Adrift is a high-level one-shot horror adventure designed for characters levels 13-16 and is expected to take 4-6 hours. A great deal of the time is due to the fact that higher level combat can go quite long compared to combats at lower levels. The horror aspect in this adventure comes from some of the menacing creatures your players will face - such as the deadly corpse angler and a swarm of hallucinogenic jellyfish that may cause players to be overcome with the desire to eat their own fingers. The players will face the wrath of a deadly storm as well, and all from aboard a small wooden raft that they must protect at all costs. If the party can’t defeat the Tyrant of the Depths in its aquatic lair, then hundreds of thousands will die - quite the stakes as the party goes Adrift!


This is the first very high-level adventure I have crafted and I did my best to make the combat encounters challenging across a range of difficulties but with high-level parties, the power-levels can vary drastically. Feel free to adapt the monsters to your individual party or use a higher APL if you have a particularly strong group. I did my best to ensure the setup prevents even powerful magic from interfering with the quest, but I cannot account for all possibilities so you may need to improvise if your group is particularly clever!


Adventure Description

A storm of unparalleled power is brewing out in the Dark Mist Sea. An evil entity that shrouds its location with obscuring magics has set in motion a ritual to conjure this cataclysm. If it completes, hundreds of thousands will die from the tsunamis that will crash against the coastal cities. Fortunately, these helpless citizens have been given a chance thanks to the ingenuity of a particularly skilled artificer. He has crafted a device that can track the source of this evil, with the conditions that the device remains in the water and remains intact. This is where your party must step in to help. Someone must accompany the raft into the heart of the storm, facing down fifty foot high waves, the monstrosities of the deep, and nightmarish creatures that have risen to the surface as they scramble in fear of the approaching cataclysm. Prepare to go adrift.


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