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DDAL09-15 Maddening Screams


The final resting place of the Hellrider company known as the Bloody Hooves has been found.
Unfortunately, the Canyon of Screams is well beyond the reach of safe haven, so you must
protect Dara behind enemy lines with no one to count on but yourselves. Her holy mission, and
your very souls, are at stake. Part One of the Doors and Corners series of adventures.
A Four-to-Six-Hour Adventure for Tier 3 characters. Optimized for APL 13.

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Paul B April 29, 2020 4:32 pm UTC
I don't understand the call to action. Dara wants the characters to accompany her to the Canyon. Currently, Dara, and the characters are in Mahadi's Wandering Emporium. The characters are forbidden from traveling with the Emporium. Why? Also, why does this matter anyway since the adventure has them leaving the Emporium.

Rather than simply leaving the Emporium with Dara, for some reason the characters have to hide under Fai Chen's tent ... by digging holes for themselves? Why?

Why is Fai Chen concerned that the Emporium is leaving soon?
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Wilson T May 05, 2020 5:58 am UTC
Its established in the beginning of the T2 adventures that upon their arrival in Avernus, Fai Chen made a deal with Mahadi for Dara and the characters to have sanctuary in his Emporium and Mahadi agreed, with the stipulation that they have to stay there, follow the rules, and that they cannot leave. It is implied that they have to find a way to sneak out of the Emporium every time they have to do a mission for Dara. In my campaign I either have Fai Chen cover for them, or have the Salamander brothers sneak them out through their garage the next time the Emporium sets up camp.
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Paul B May 06, 2020 11:58 pm UTC
Thank you very much for the reply!
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Alejandro R December 10, 2020 6:55 pm UTC
This is actually very helpful. I totally missed that part about Mahadi telling the characters that they can't leave. Thanks!
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Brad V September 03, 2021 1:48 pm UTC
I'm running this campaign on roll20. I just ignored the part about sneaking in and out of the emporium. It doesn't make much sense to me and is a weird requirement. Especially since they leave the emporium and attend a gala with the Mahadi in Episode 12...
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Heath I April 29, 2020 2:40 pm UTC
I keep warning you. Doors and corners, kid. That's where they get you.
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Jeremy C April 29, 2020 6:08 am UTC
Page 5 of the module mentions "Madness Levels", if I understand correctly, this is a concept from Out of the Abyss (and associated modules), which is meant to be a unique effect of that season.

"Regular" madness, as described in the DMG, does not seem to increment additively based of my reading.

Can I confirm if we are supposed to refer to the madness rules from OOTA? Shouldn't the sidebar be reprinted in the module in that case?
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Roger M June 11, 2020 3:14 pm UTC
DMG 259-260 Or SRD 201-202. But the text is confusing in the module, it takes 6 to 10 hours to find Part 2 in the tunnels. The tunnels protect you from the wind. But you can obtain up to 3 levels of madness. I assume for every fail you go up one chart.
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