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Ythryn Expanded Tower of Illusion - maps and extra content for Rime of the Frostmaiden



The Tower of Illusion was one of eight towers of magic in the ancient floating Netherese city of Ythryn. Now the tower, along with the city, lies trapped in a frozen tomb. The wizards of this great tower are either long dead or have lost their minds to madness. Yet the tower still holds powerful magic waiting to be tapped.

This supplement is one of several short expansions to the locations in Ythryn with the following objectives:

  • Expand on the Eight Arcane Towers, making each one its own mini-dungeon adventure with exciting challenges and clear direction for the DM.
  • Provide Detailed Maps, for an immersive experience in person or on a virtual tabletop, rather than a brief 'theatre-of-mind' scene.
This supplement presents the events that occur in the Tower of Illusion as an alternate to those described on page 255 of Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden. Additionally, this supplement references the Hall of Silk described on page 244 of the book. As always, it is up to you how much of the content you want to use. It's perfectly fine to use some parts of this supplement while discarding others, or simply let the ideas presented here inspire new ideas of your own. This supplement assumes a party of 4–6 characters of 9–11th level.
Adventure Summary: 

After their arrival at the Tower of Illusion, the party will be greeted by the programmed illusion of High Illusionist Ajamar. Ajamar asks the party to perform a scene of the play he wrote in his final hours in exchange for any information he was programmed to hold (including a line of the Rite of the Arcane Octad). The party will have to perform the scene as best they can, suffering the consequences of a poor performance at the hands of the twisted illusory audience. Once the party completes the scene, Ajamar's illusion provides the party with the information they seek. Additionally, Ajamar provides a small riddle giving the party a chance to claim some extra treasure in the tower.

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March 20th, 2023
Might be my favorite of the towers! I mixed things up by having Avarice's party also investigating the tower at the same time, so there were dueling performances, but other than that ran it as is. The play bit is just FUN! My players loved [...]
April 21st, 2021
I'm rating this 5 stars because it is very well made, however, the Tower of Illusion in particular is not likely to be a hit with every group. This tower is going to put 4 of your players into an acting scenario where they have to read a script [...]
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