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Unsettled Ground


Deep Gnome Proverb: “Unsettled ground brings trouble.”

Deep Gnome Proverb: “Unsettled ground brings trouble.”

Unsettled Ground is a 4 to 6-hour adventure for 4th level characters.

Content warning: Spiders.

The ruins of Castle Hermitage are shrouded in mystery after the disappearance of Lord Soulis Hermitage some 50 years ago.
In the time since, the thriving village of Bellshall has grown a reputation for its market and specifically for the gemstones that can be bought there.
Unfortunately for the people of Bellshall that supply of gemstones is at risk.
Something is watching the Deep Gnomes who live and work in the mine. Soon it will need to feed.
Are there any heroes who can help defeat this horrible menace, save the Deep Gnomes, and the village’s prosperity?


  • A 4 to 6-hour adventure for four 4th level characters. With scaling information for other levels.
  • A new CR3 monster, the Ettercap Host.
  • Print friendly version.
  • Accessible version.
  • Separate GM & player map images for VTT use (Gridded and Gridless).

Created as part of the RPG Writer Workshop November 2020

RPG Writer Workshop Fall 2020

Available as part of this Bundle for $1 less!

RPG Writer Workshop Fall 2020 Vol. I [BUNDLE]

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December 31st, 2020
Unsettled Ground is a story about clearing monsters out of a mine, and saving the miners. It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as D&D, but that doesn’t stop it being great when well executed. Things become tropes for a reason. Unsettl [...]
December 2nd, 2020
This is a really well laid out and detailed adventure, that would work perfectly as a one-shot, or as part of a larger campaign which is how I used it. High quality maps are available in both gridded & gridless versions, for ease of use on any VTT. [...]
December 1st, 2020
I like this a lot. It's well written and easy to follow. At no point was I confused or unsure what was going on. The layout is logical and the maps and other images are great. YTheour DM sidebars are handy and well placed throughout. Everything [...]
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November 29, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on November 29, 2020.