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The Golden King


A greedy king. A sunken castle buried underground. Dead who walk hallways of unheard secrets.

Sorrowful songs are sung of the greedy king who built a throne room of gold. The keep of Shimmerstone, placed atop the richest gold mines in the continent, was home to Shalvek, the Golden King. His goldthirst turned his people into slaves, forsaking crops and streams for mining. Shalvek’s greed forced his miners to carve nearly everything below the castle, searching for every single nugget of gold that could be mined. Stories of the king’s rule spread far and wide, as do all golden tales.

A soothsayer paid him a visit, asking Shalvek to change his ways and accept the patronage of the traveler’s deity. Shalvek laughed at the man and had him executed in his throne room as a sign to those who would dare try to turn his heart. Only stories and rumours tell what happened on the day of his execution, but nearby towns swear to have seen a beam of light shoot down from far above the sky. An earthquake accompanied this, and the keep and all of the king’s lands disappeared beneath the ground.

Travelers will swear to have heard the moans of Shalvek’s people coming from far below the ground, awake and moving nearly a century after their lives should have ended…

***Author Note: This is my first entry on DMsGuild. I, as many DMs do, have a lot of stories that I created to run for friends and family. I figured with the way the world is right now everyone could use some more adventure. If this goes well, I have some more I will write up and publish. This one was made for a party of two, but I scaled it to fit more normal sized parties. As with anything, there is always room to adjust to your specific table.***

-Made for 5th edition D&D.

-This is a 3 to 4 hour adventure for 3rd-4th level characters.

-The adventure is entirely contained, so any setting can be used. There are plot hooks to get players into the story as well as how to continue the story past this adventure, should you choose to do so.

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