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Tendrils of Saltmarsh Part 2

Gellan Primewater feels his enterprise may be in danger. He has sent his eldest daughter to investigate.

A local official has found a message in a wine bottle, a plea for help. Worried about affairs at the winery he wants the party to investigate and make sure nothing there is threatening.

This adventure is presented as APL 8 (adjustable) and is intended to fill a level gap left in the Ghosts of Saltmarsh hardcover book. It ties into several items found at the Haunted House and on the Sea Ghost and extends the lore of the area.  This adventure takes 4 to 8 hours to play through.

Inside you'll find:

  • Maps: Eight maps depicting different areas of the island and the large Priory of the Preeminent.  There is also a map of the Empty Net in Saltmarsh.
  • Ship: Statblock for a new ship called a Cargo Schooner.
  • Creatures: Ten new creature statblocks.
  • Magic items: Eight new magic items

This adventure helps build upon the fantastic area Ghosts of Saltmarsh has created and strengthens a campaign using that book, though it can be run as a one-shot as well.

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WARNING: This module includes some yuan-ti and therefore references some of their ideals including torture, eugenics, slavery, and manipulation.

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Tendrils of Saltmarsh

Tendrils of Saltmarsh is a trilogy of adventures design to help fill in the level gaps left in the Ghosts of Saltmarsh books.  They can be run individually or together. You need not utilize the entire trilogy for the adventure's premises to unfold.

Part 1: Sigurd's Island. This first adventure is APL 6 designed to be run before chapter 6. Part 2: The Serpentine Path. The second adventure is APL 8 designed to be run before chapter 7. Part 3: Pinnacle of Power. This final adventure of the trilogy is APL 10 and designed to be run before chapter 8.
Sigurd's Island The Serpentine Path  Coming Soon

About the Author

Chris Valentine lives in the Sonoran Desert, in Phoenix, Arizona. He has been involved with the hobby for over thirty years.  In 2019, he decided to start writing content for his favorite game, and ended up with several bestsellers. He is also a graduate of the RPG Writer Workshop course.

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Wayne P October 22, 2021 1:19 pm UTC
Just purchased. Love the story overall so far. I have noticed several typos and because the story is so great I'd like to offer my time as a proofreader. Let me knw if you are interested.
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Chris V October 22, 2021 1:53 pm UTC
Oh no. Nothing show stopping I hope. I'm always happy to add people to my list of who I can all on for projects.
First though, I better kick this back through my quality assurance process. Clearly the first time around wasn't sufficient. Oddly this pdf had a weird map in it once as well that I have since updated. I wonder if somehow I updated the wrong copy.

I'll get this fixed ASAP
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Wayne P October 22, 2021 8:12 pm UTC
Yeah, for example, I noticed in the first adventure, Sigurd's Island, that the "Redscales" are referred to as "Rescales" at least a couple times. I'd love to help, just let me know!
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Greg H July 29, 2021 5:33 pm UTC
Can you link to Tendrils part 1?
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Greg H July 29, 2021 5:34 pm UTC
Nevermind, I just need to read better
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Chris V July 29, 2021 5:55 pm UTC
Glad you found it. But in the name of good customer service here's the link anyway
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