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EB-03 Where the Dead Wait



On their way back to Salvation, the adventurers are ambushed by a large force of undead and forced to seek shelter in a ruined cottage. As the dead close in from all sides, the survivors turn to the Oracle of War for a lifeline. Only this time, things don’t play out as expected.... This Tier 1 adventure is optimized for APL 3, and is the third adventure in the four-part Spoils of War storyline.

Welcome to the Oracle of War campaign, a new 20-part standalone story for the D&D Adventurers League! You can play this adventure as part of your own Eberron: Rising from the Last War campaign, or as part of the Oracle of War organized play campaign. While this campaign runs under the umbrella of the Adventurers League, it utilizes different rules. You can familiarize yourself with these unique campaign rules by checking out the Oracle of War Player's Guide and Oracle of War DM's Guide, found in the D&D Adventurers League Players Pack.

Find other adventures in the Oracle of War campaign here:

EB-01 The Night Land

EB-02 Voice in the Machine

EB-03 Where the Dead Wait

EB-04 The Third Protocol

EB-05 A Century of Ashes

EB-06 The Last Word

EB-07 Song of the Sky

EB-08 Parliament of Gears

EB-09 Lord Bucket

EB-10 Judgment of Iron

EB-11 My Undying Heart

EB-12 The Waiting Game

EB-13 Stonefire

EB-14 From Dust

EB-15 Dream Eater

EB-16 The Dragon Below

EB-17 The Final Tribute

EB-18 Scales of War

EB-19 Back to the Mud

EB-EP-01 The Iron Titan

EB-EP-02 Rolling Thunder

EB-EP-03 The Rising City

Oracle of War: Salvage Bases and Missions

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Brian R November 06, 2020 7:46 pm UTC
So, I just prepared this module to run in Fantasy Grounds as a VTT. Here's some DM advice: Make a token for each piece of furniture that you can see on the map, and also for each door and window (some of them will have a Right and Left side). Also: LABEL EACH OF THESE WITH A UNIQUE NAME SO YOU KNOW WHERE THEY ARE ON THE MAP, (e.g. Southeast Living Room Window R). It is way easier to keep track of which object is being used as a barricade/trap or being beaten down by zombies when you have something on the combat tracker to represent it. Also, knowing that something has been shoved up against a window means the place where it was on the map is now clear, so that PCs can shoot over it without cover restrictions. "I want to move the harpsichord against the back door." "Okay" *click, drag, done* "What would you like to do now?" Takes longer to set up, but the game runs so much smoother this way.
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Zeke R October 09, 2020 5:48 pm UTC
There were a number of serious issues with this module. The timing mechanism was disjointing and especially difficult in virtual play. Some kind of number of actions threshold would have been better to trigger the waves of undead. There were a number of effects in the adventure that were outside the rules of the system rather than using those structures that already exist in the game. The instructions for the ritual were confusing. There was no way of detecting the trap effects on various objects, and rules definitely exist to notice those kinds of things. It seemed unfinished as though no one had played through it before it was published.
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Jason H September 26, 2020 7:10 pm UTC
So far of the Oracle of War modules, this really is truly a one-shot! So many of the others have stretched into multi-part sessions, but this one can easily be done in one! Great job! Love the flavor and horror factor!
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Paul B April 24, 2020 7:02 am UTC
Hey, a quick question. Since I usually alternate between the storyline missions and salvage missions with my table, would this basically happen at the end of another mission that is joint with the Grey Dogs?
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Will D May 12, 2020 4:20 pm UTC
Sure, you can put it there. So long as they're with the dogs and have the Oracle with them, you're good.
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Jean Christian P April 14, 2020 4:03 am UTC
was it explained in the future books why there's fresh food in there?
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Will D May 12, 2020 4:18 pm UTC
Weird Mournland magic?
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Tsai P March 19, 2020 7:10 am UTC
我不喜歡 Handout 3: Journal Page 的字體,因為我完全看不懂,就跟你們看不懂我打的字一樣。

i don't like handout 3. because can't copy & paste AND can't READ.
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Will D April 13, 2020 9:56 am UTC
We will be updating the download package with a plain text version on our next update.
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Leonard L March 03, 2020 7:56 pm UTC
Had fun with the time based threat sequence. It was challenging and created tension with the players to decide what to do next. I do however have issue with undead warforged. I have run Eberron's previous edition iterations and it was established by canon that warforged could not become undead by any known means (Races of Eberron). If it has changed then some plausible explanation would be appreciated.
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William S March 04, 2020 6:57 pm UTC
Warforged could not become undead normally in 3.5 because they were considered to be "living constructs" with special rules. However, even in 3.5, canonically there were undead warforged in the Mournland known as woeforged.

In 5e, Warforged are considered to be humanoids with special abilities that make them more like constructs, and so RAW there's nothing preventing them from becoming undead. If you are dissatisfied with this change, you can always state the undead warforged present in the module is a woeforged. Personally, I like the change as it opens up plot lines I'd like to explore that were previously closed by canon.
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Will D March 05, 2020 9:43 pm UTC
Hi Leonard! As William mentions, woeforged - i.e. a rare form of warforged that were apparently undead - were canonically part of 3E. Such beings could be created by the malign influence of the Mournland, or the negative energies channeled from Mabar by the necromancer in this story. It's worth checking out Keith Baker's blog, as some of his recent posts touch on how to explain undead warforged in 5e.
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VICKTOR K February 28, 2020 7:52 am UTC
Hello. I am not from an English-speaking country and am driving adventures in Russia. Could you use a printed version of them in adventurous materials containing handwritten texts?
So it’s much more convenient to translate and make handouts in our native language in order to preserve the atmosphere of adventure. Otherwise, the preparation time gets a couple of extra hours to “decipher the manuscripts”.
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Will D March 05, 2020 9:45 pm UTC
Thanks Vicktor, we have had a few requests for this so I am looking into supplying plain text versions of the letters as part of the download package.
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April B February 07, 2020 6:23 pm UTC
Legacy Events title is missing on the Adventurer Log Sheet.
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Will D March 05, 2020 9:45 pm UTC
Good catch, April. We'll fix this in the next update.
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EVGENII T February 05, 2020 3:53 am UTC
Looks like a fun siege adventure! I have a spoiler-y question however.
Treasure section of the Office location says that the purse contains 25 gp per adventurer in the party, implying that they can split it evenly with no issue. However, Adventure Record lists those 25 gp from the purse in the office as one of the possible choices, meaning you can only get either it or some of the other loot from the adventure, and there's no way of spending it during the game.
Is that at all intentional? Kinda bugs me, to be honest.
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James I February 05, 2020 1:52 pm UTC
Hey! Let me check with the AL admins about this. Thanks for buying the adventure!
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James I February 05, 2020 2:49 pm UTC
Hey! Here was the response, "To keep things balanced in the organized play campaign, non-magical treasure is allocated at the end of the session, and players can only choose from treasures listed on their Adventure Records. If you’re playing the adventure as a home game, you can disregard such rulings - if so, you can’t use your character in organized play. Full rules for running organized play games are found in the D&D Adventurers League DMs and Players pack."
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