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Written by Kayla Bayens, Encounters in Candlekeep is a 5e supplement that provides a series of encounters and events that will enrich the experience of your players when visiting the Great Library Fortress.

What's included?

A beautifully laid out 81-page PDF containing stunning artwork and:

  • 20 encounters and micro-adventures
  • 18 NPC descriptions
  • 15 unique maps, 62 total, with different versions that include grid or gridless and light or dark versions
  • 1 new spell
  • 1 new feat
  • 16 new magic items

Mapped Locations (maps can be seen in the Full Preview):

  • Catacombs
  • Caves
  • Court of Air
  • House of Binder
  • Necessarium
  • The Arched Gates
  • The Hearth
  • The Vaults

Feedback or comments on the adventure are most welcome!

The Team

The product was written by Kayla Bayens and edited by Kai Linder. Christian Zeuch managed the project and created the maps and the layout.

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Matthew K March 30, 2021 2:51 am UTC
I love the idea behind 'A Calling of the Minds', but there's nothing that describes why the content is unreadable to a simple Comprehend Languages spell. Any thoughts on responding to this without just saying 'nope it just doesn't work for some reason'?
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Christian Z March 30, 2021 11:22 am UTC
Hi Matthew! Here are some options to consider:

1) The book uses glyphs/arcane symbols, which Comprehend Languages (CL) can't translate. The author did already mention ancient symbols on the outside of the book.
2) The book is written in secret code, which CL can't translate, and implies some tasty hidden knowledge
3) CL translates literal meaning. The literal meaning could make little sense or its clearly a very metaphorical text/language. For example Cantonese is like 60% evolving slang, so putting it through a translator will rarely get you the full intended meaning. This is my favourite option personally, because it lets the DM provide vague things to go on without needing to give specific quotes.
4) The book is magically enchanted to evade CL, again implying it wants to remain secret. I don't like this option personally because it's something that should be mentioned in the book and feels the most like a retcon.
5) Just because you can read the language doesn't mean it's...See more
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Thomas N March 13, 2021 11:53 pm UTC
Really great! Noticed one small issue on p46: Fardars Temporal Strike seems to be cut off, it ends with "A target moved forward in time vanishes for the duration. When the effect"
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Christian Z March 14, 2021 1:03 am UTC
Oh thank you for the heads up, I will fix this and upload a new version tomorrow!
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Daniel C March 02, 2021 11:07 pm UTC
Looks good :)
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Christian Z March 02, 2021 11:11 pm UTC
Thank you!!
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