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The Day the Sky Shattered


The Day the Sky Shattered

A band of adventurers delves the depths of an ancient

crypt to find that which has been lost to

time, legend, and good sense.

The Day the Sky Shattered is a Tier I adventure created by Wildfire Works, a duo of independent creators. It provides enough experience to advance a party of level four adventurers to level five. This promotes them from Tier I (levels 1-4) to Tier II (levels 5-10,) where their choices typically have a larger impact on the world around them. This adventure aims to make that transition seamlessly. At first, they’ll enjoy an epic last-hurrah for the first tier of play. As events unfold, the party's choices grow substantially in consequence. By the end, they'll have had a taste of what it means to be "Heroes of the Realm."

Story overview

The story begins with the party approaching an ancient, Netherese crypt that has become the lair of a clan of unruly kobolds. Circumstances evolve quickly after their leader is discovered to be a crafty warlock. This patron of the kobolds installed them here to afford himself the opportunity to explore the crypt’s hitherto undiscovered secrets. In thwarting his scheme, the party themselves discover the secret corridors of the crypt and are left to delve them as they wish.

Within the depths of the ensorcelled catacomb, they’ll encounter a variety of challenges. They’ll have to avoid or disarm numerous traps, puzzle over the mechanisms that bar their way, battle a powerful -but comically inept- golem, translate a poem that can keep them safe, decide the fate of a disembodied necromancer, and run a deadly gauntlet.

Finally, they’ll decide the fate of a long-buried artifact that holds immense power. Will they unearth the artifact, therefore unleashing it upon Faerun? Or will they leave it buried in the interest of common sense? This and many more choices will determine the outcome of their adventure, an outcome that’s scrutinized by Elminster Amaur himself.

The Sage of Shadowdale appears at the end of the adventure as either a mysterious savior or an entertained observer. He deals out magical rewards and quirky wisdom according to the party’s choices during the adventure. His dialogue can be generated by a table that’s provided in the module, or it can be improvised by you!

What's provided 

The following resources are provided to you when you purchase this product:

  • A professionally designed adventure module with a full map, highlighted area maps, clear instructions, and places for notes.
  • Full-color maps, with and without grids for any style of play, available in three resolutions: low, high, and ultra (in case you want to count the threads in the carpets).
  • Twelve, thoughtfully pre-generated characters designed for use in this adventure and beyond.
  • Direct support from the creators via our email address provided in the pdf. We’re here for you if you have any questions or feedback!
  • As always, thank you for your time and attention. We thoroughly appreciate your patronage.

Clark and Jessica

a.k.a. Wildfire Works

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This title was added to our catalog on May 24, 2019.