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The Lady Dark (5e) (SoEW 4)


The Lady Dark is the fourth adventure in the Sands of Empty Wishes adventure path. This adventure for fourth and/or fifth level characters begins in the city of Almraiven, moves through the wilderness to a mysterious above-ground shipwreck, and takes the party through the ship’s wreckage to solve a tantalizing mystery. Easy opportunities for combat, roleplaying, and investigation are all included. While the Sands of Empty Wishes is set in Calimshan in the Forgotten Realms, it is designed to fit without major adjustments into any campaign setting that features playful magic and genasi. Parties who complete this adventure will earn one or two levels.

The city of Almraiven is still recovering from a series of natural disasters. Now the wreckage of a monstrous battleship from the past has appeared nearby. Is this ancient kingdom back? Has a new power learned to build these ancient battleships? Where did this wreck come from?

In this adventure module, you'll find:

  • 28 pages of professionally formatted, illustrated, color content
  • Between five and fifteen hours of gameplay with a minimal amount of preparation (playtest groups enjoyed between two and five full sessions)
  • Read-aloud text that can be used, adapted, or ignored for each encounter area--including "non-combat" encounters
  • Information about the adventure's important NPCs, new magic items, and a flavorful twist on a conventional dungeon design
  • Multiple formats for the adventure module itself (gorgeous full-color, hyperlinked PDF and printer-friendly text-only version)
  • GM and player map versions of the adventure's encounter areas (designed for use at the table or in a VTT)

If you enjoy this product, you should also check out The Vault of Eternity (9th-10th level adventure) and The Artificer Class!

The first adventure in the Sands of Empty Wishes adventure path is The Dungeon of the Decanter. The second is Mysteries & Aqueducts. The third is adventure is available for free (PWYW)! It is called And Then the Ground Shook.

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Justin D April 15, 2020 5:57 pm UTC
I recently purchased the 4 adventures so far in this adventure path, and am in the process of reading through them now. So far, they're fantastic and exactly what I've been looking for. I haven't gotten to this adventure just yet, though, and am curious if this is the end of this adventure path or if more releases are scheduled?
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Thomas D April 15, 2020 6:03 pm UTC
Justin, I'm so glad you like what you've read so far! Thank you.

The fifth in the series has been drafted and play-tested; I do not currently have a timeline for release, but it will happen!

I'm also almost finished with a small lore supplement related to these adventures to support DMs who want to make more extensive use of the genasi noble houses. (In fact, it's likely the lore supplement will be released before the 5th adventure at this point.)
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Justin D April 15, 2020 9:59 pm UTC
Thank you for the quick reply! I'll definitely be looking forward to both of those items. I've only recently discovered Calimshan and am excited to start some adventures there, and will love to explore more of the story you're setting up as well as the lore in these modules.
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This title was added to our catalog on October 17, 2019.