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Tyrant's Turncoat - a Zhentarim Faction Mission and DM's Resource for Waterdeep: Dragon Heist


Tyrant's Turncoat - a Zhentarim Faction Mission

'Tyrant's Turncoat' is the name of the fourth faction mission given to Zhentarim characters in the Waterdeep: Dragon Heist campaign. In this elaborate version of the brief given in Chapter 2: Trollskull Alley, the adventurers must sneak into Weirdbottle's Concoctions to prove Skeemo Weirdbottle's treachery, before finally rididng Waterdeep of the crafty gnome wizard. It's a crime investigation and hitjob rolled into one satisfying sidequest that should take up 2-4 hours of gameplay for a party of 5th level adventurers.

This document includes: 

  • Additional flavour for the Zhentarim – more information about the Doom Raider Zhentarim and ideas that can help you make the Zhentarim more interesting as your players interact with them (Note: this section is nearly identical to the information given in our other products in this series, 'Hatred Surfacing', 'Deadly Delivery' and 'Shard Shunners').
  • Tyrant's Turncoat - a full-fledged faction mission based on the fourth mission brief in Chapter 2, where the party must rummage through Weirdbottle's alchemical shop before putting an end to Skeemo Weirdbottle himself.
  • Izantil Street Encounter Map - a full 19x17 battle map primed for virtual tabletops in both night and day versions, useable for this mission as well as other urban encounters.
  • Weirdbottle's Concoctions - a 15x10 battle map showing Skeemo's Shop, Weirdbottle Concoctions.
  • A DM's Cheatsheet – we've made the notes for you, distilling the 'Tyrant's Turncoat' faction mission down into notes that can fit on a single page, as well as pages with statblocks for all enemies the party might encounter during this mission.
Note: Instead of buying just this product, you can save nearly 40% when you buy all four Zhentarim faction missions at the same time.
Weirdbottle's Concoctions Map preview:
Weirdbottle's Concoctions

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Ilzantil Street

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