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The Watcher's Pool

The Watcher's Pool



Mystery abounds in the fantastical Feywild where evil things lurk, strange things are at work, and what’s real -- may be -- quite absurd. The locals believe the secrets of Prismeer can only be pierced by a fabled antlered serpent, known as the Watcher. Unfortunately, much has changed since the Hourglass Coven took over. While the Watcher still resides in its cave, they now find themself alone, tormented by the coven’s minions. Will the heroes find guidance from this curious creature, or be forever stuck in the swampy mire?

A Wild Beyond the Witchlight Adventure - What's this all About?

Chapter 2: Hither is the first portion of Prismeer described in The Wild Beyond the Witchlight. Each of the locations presented in this chapter can be explored rather quickly, outside of the village of Downfall. This mini-adventure aims to add a new location, the Watcher’s Pool, to the northeast corner of Hither and integrate it seamlessly into the flow of the chapter. At this location, characters can engage in some tactical combat (or find clever ways to avoid it) and have some questions answered to get them on the right track.

The map of Hither depicts a tiny island with a hut built on it in the northeast corner of the subdomain. While there is no mention of this area (nor the antlered serpent) in The Wild Beyond the Witchlight, this adventure creates a whimsical location and story so that characters may engage more deeply with Hither. As always, it is up to you how much of the content you want to use. It’s perfectly fine to use some parts of this supplement while discarding others, or simply let the ideas presented here inspire new ideas of your own. This supplement assumes a party of 4-6 characters of 2nd to 4th level.

This Adventure Includes:

  • A New Location in Hither. Explore the Watcher's Pool and the magical creatures within. 
  • Color VTT-Ready Maps. Fight or content with the forces of evil and good on a beautiful hand-drawn landscape.
  • A New NPC. Meet or fight the Watcher, a prophetic antlered serpent.

Adventure Summary

The party can head to the Watcher’s Pool immediately after Slanty Tower with Sir Talavar in tow or at any point during their time in Hither. Along the way, they may encounter some harengon brigands or a friendly bullywug with helpful information. When they reach the pool, the characters will find it guarded by screaming devilkin who they must fight or scare off. After the devilkin have been dealt with, the party can speak with the Watcher (a cerastes) to have three questions answered. The Watcher mainly speaks in rhymes so the answers are cryptic. Once the Watcher shares their wisdom, they attempt to have one of the characters stay with them forever, resulting in a confrontation. After the conflict is resolved, the party is likely to head to Telemy Hill to find the key to rescue Sir Talavar or head to Downfall to confront Bavlorna.





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