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A few years ago, I had the pleasure of running Tomb of Annihilation as the Dungeon Master. 

Although it was an incredible adventure, I was disappointed with the character of Ras Nsi. He had such a compelling backstory, yet the written adventure lacked any meaningful opportunities for the players to understand it.

I wanted to fix this, so I devised a plan to foreshadow Ras Nsi from the beginning of the hex crawl, making the party think that he was the main threat and the one behind the death curse. Then, when they eventually meet Ras Nsi, they would be surprised to discover he was nothing but a dying victim of the death plague. 

To effectively present the fallen Barae, I decided to tell his history as if it were a novel. I compiled all the available lore, invented some aspects, and adapted others to create 14 chapters of narrative about Ras Nsi's trajectory. My players were amazed and took notes, trying to pick up on hints while in the middle of the visions. This set the stage for making the Fane of the Night Serpent one of the most memorable moments of the adventure. 

I am now sharing the work I've done with the hope that others running Tomb of Annihilation can improve their Ras Nsi experience. Of course, you should adapt the material to fit your group and DM style. If it's too long, feel free to shorten it or skip a chapter. It's completely up to you.

I sincerely hope this helps you to have a great time playing TOA. 


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March 28th, 2023
The history in here is pretty good and I do like the idea of distributing lore through the artifact. Unfortunately, there are a couple problems with this. 1) There are numerous editing mistakes and some awkward writing so you can't really j [...]
March 8th, 2023
So luck that I found this right now. My group had entered the jungle last week. I will have time to use all of this with them. Thank you for the awesome supplement. [...]
March 7th, 2023
Thank you for announcing it on Reddit! I didn't know how to introduce Ras Nsi and Dendar to my players and this look awesome. I've already read everything and tonight I am introducing the Orb to my players. [...]
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