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Mike's Free Encounter #79: Stoneheart Dwarves


This is the 79th in an ongoing series aimed to provide the overworked DM with ready-to run encounters. The PCs find a mine operated by Stoneheart dwarves, stone miners, and their slaves.

After decades of a profitable alliance with the town of Druln, a group of Ironpick dwarves found themselves in dire straits. A force of mercenaries and undead led by the traitor Lord Pral Druln laid siege to their mine. After days of brutal and costly fighting, the surviving dwarves were driven to a desperate gambit: they made use of forbidden magic to transform themselves into elemental beings. This transformation bound their souls with that of tormented earth elementals, thus driving them into the depths of madness. But they won their battle and saved their mine.

Looking to expand their operations, a small force of Stoneheart dwarves has dug a new mine and has been busy digging and taking slaves to work for them. Will the PCs shut down this mine or end up buried under sixteen tons of earth?

A Stonheart dwarf is CR 2 and a stone miner is CR 1.

This encounter includes a history/background for the encounter, maps, and monster stats. The companion ZIP file contains JPEG versions of the maps (with and without grid), the Word file of the encounter, and a Fantasy Grounds Unity Module file.


The encounter includes:

  • History/Background for the encounter.
  • Encounter guide
  • New Monsters: Stoneheart dwarf, stone miner.
  • New Magic Item: Earth Draught
  • Color Maps
  • NPC/Monster Stats


The companion ZIP file contains:

  • JPEG versions of the maps (with and without grid).
  • Word file of the encounter.
  • Fantasy Grounds Unity Module with map and NPC.
  • Artwork



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