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Heorot: Beowulf's Domain of Dread


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For those who yearn to explore a domain of longships and shieldwalls, crafty dwarves and cursed giants, misty fjords and serpent-choked seas, Heorot provides these in endless supply.

Heorot's central plot—the search for a means by which to stop Grendel (and his Darklord mother) from terrorizing revelers in fire-lit mead halls—can lead adventurers to explore any number of whispered rumors and mysterious sites inspired by the Beowulf epic. This dread domain blends elements of Norse myth, Anglo-Saxon history, the history and cultures of Arctic Greenland and Norway, and Ravenloft's own disturbing lore.

A campaign in Heorot presents the tragic tale of monstrous Grendel, cast out from civilized society …. of Beowulf, a hero driven by the thirst for saga-glory … of the Mere-Wife, a warrior whose blood-feud code compels her to seek vengeance for her murdered son…. It is a tale that ends in tragedy so profound, it drew the attention of Ravenloft's Dark Powers, who wish to see that tragedy played out over and again.

This 125-page Ravenloft gazetteer provides everything you need to run a campaign in Heorot—a wide domain named for the famous Hall to which Grendel comes each night. For use with the 5th Edition of Dungeons & Dragons and fully compatible with Van Richten's Guide to Ravenloft.

Within you'll find:

  • Detailed descriptions of Heorot's many regions, settlements, and sites
  • Extensive profiles, lore, and tables presenting the Mere-Wife (Darklord of Heorot)
  • Nearly 50 new and classic monsters and NPCs with stat blocks and lore
  • More than 20 new magic items
  • New weapons and tools, including atlatls, bolas, longspears, and skiing gear
  • New forms of lycanthropy (including weresquirrel)
  • Mechanics for fighting in a shieldwall
  • A new group of Travelers in the Mists (the enigmatic Hranfolk)
  • A profile of Wiglaf the Mist Wanderer
  • 20 detailed Heorot adventure hooks
  • Complete encounter tables to use when sailing the Whale Road
  • And more!
Stat blocks and lore for each of the following:
  • Amarok
  • Beowulf (NPC)
  • Bloodfire Ooze
  • Butsecarl
  • Coldlight Walker
  • Crawling Apocalypse
  • Deathlock Harrier
  • Dweorg Alchemist
  • Dweorg Crafter
  • Fenris Spawn
  • Fire Giant Death Knight
  • Fossergrim
  • Frost Giant Skeleton
  • Giant Frost Rat
  • Grendel
  • Healgamen the Scop (NPC)
  • Housecarl
  • Hranfolk Drover
  • Hranfolk Hunter
  • Hranfolk King/Queen
  • Hranfolk Shaman
  • Hranfolk Warrior
  • Hrothgar, King of the Scyldings (NPC)
  • Hygelac, King of the Geats (NPC)
  • Ice Troll
  • Kelpie
  • Leif Ratatosk (NPC)
  • Living Storm Sphere
  • Living Watery Sphere
  • Mere-Wife (Darklord)
  • Mist Berserker
  • Modthryth, Queen of Myrce (NPC)
  • Musk Ox
  • Nicor (Shadow Sea Serpent)
  • Nithing
  • Nixie
  • Onela, King of Scylfingham (NPC)
  • Reindeer
  • Sceadugenga
  • Seal
  • Selkie
  • Shamaness Ushka (NPC)
  • Slithering Tracker
  • Sperm Whale
  • Sword Wraith Commander
  • Sword Wraith Warrior
  • Waltheow, Queen of the Scyldings (NPC)
  • Wiglaf Weohstansson (NPC)
  • The Wyrm

When you download this gazetteer, you'll also have access to separate high resolution versions of the domain map in both color and grayscale!

Preview of Pages 5-6

Preview of Pages 106-107

So cast your runes, say a prayer to Odin, and prepare yourself for the spear-din as you download this supplement today and step into the Mists...  

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November 3rd, 2022
First of all, a Domain of Dread inspired by the epic of Beowulf is just thematically perfect. It's so perfect, I'm agog that WotC didn't do it already! Richly-detailed setting information coupled with the new weapons, me [...]
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