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The party wakes up from a deep sleep to find themselves marked with strange blue tattoos. These are no ordinary tattoos, as the azure ink shimmers with a deep magic. Five distinct symbols, aligned on the sword arm of each character. The group has no recollection of how they got there, but feels a deep sense that these marks serve an insidious purpose. Who put them there and why? How can they be removed? These answers await as the group embarks on the adventure Return of the Azure Bonds.

This adventure is a spiritual successor to Curse of the Azure Bonds, the adventure, novel, and computer game from earlier editions. Characters wake up with no recollection how mysterious tattoos appeared on their bodies and must unravel the mystery while resisting the effects of the bonds. New and familiar faces await as they traverse the Kingdom of Cormyr looking for answers.

Return of the Azure Bonds is a Tier 2 adventure for characters of levels 6-9.

This product includes:

  • A full six chapter adventure that takes characters to various locations in the Cormyr region of the Forgotten Realms as they seek to learn who is behind the mysterious bonds.

  • 10 maps that help visualize the locations and encounters found within the adventure.

  • 31 stat blocks, including several original NPCs and creatures as well as easy reference to existing ones.

  • Professional presentation and layout featuring the symbols represented by the bonds.

  • 9 original pieces of interior artwork in the black and white line style of classic D&D products.

Content Warning

This adventure is based upon scenarios where the Azure Bonds curse compels the characters to perform certain tasks. This is similar to spells such as charm person and suggestion and may not be suitable for players uncomfortable with mind control effects. There are also scenes that involve: blackmail; missing persons; harm in front of children; body mutilation (eyes being removed); human sacrifice.

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Jimmy F November 26, 2021 3:32 pm UTC
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artie P November 23, 2021 9:32 pm UTC
Please tell me Alias and the gang are back!
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Steve "Jaspor" O November 24, 2021 8:17 pm UTC
Hello Artie,
I want to avoid posting spoilers, but I will say this adventure takes place many years after the original. Thanks for the interest!
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artie P December 16, 2021 6:10 pm UTC
Good thing she doesn't age then :)
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