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Within Brigands' Tollway, a Hither Adventure

Within Brigands' Tollway, a Hither Adventure

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A bramble in the foot of those who cross the swampy bog of Hither, Agdon Longscarf and his notorious brigands have been living large beneath Bavlorna Blightstraw. Few outside of his harengon crew have seen the inside of Brigands' Tollway, where Agdon is the king of thieves, surrounded by the riches of those he's robbed. Fewer still are privy to his wild ambitions of moving up and out from under the thumb of his mistress. What threads might our heroes unwind on their journey to Brigands' Tollway?

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 quickly, outside of the village of Downfall. This mini-adventure aims to add a new location, the interior of Brigands’ Tollway 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), get some loot to help them in Bavlorna’s Cottage, and potentially even rescue a guide to Thither. 

Brigands’ Tollway is described as an enormous tree stump, 30 feet tall and 80 feet in diameter with harengons camping atop it. This premise is interesting, but by making the stump a hollowed-out base we can add a lot more exploration, sneaking around, and potential tactical combat. 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 3rd level with scaling options for 2nd and 4th.

This Adventure Includes:

  • Expanded Location in Hither. Explore the interior of Brigands' Tollway!  
  • Color VTT-Ready Maps. Fight or content with the forces of evil and good on a beautiful hand-drawn landscape.
  • Advice for the Harengon Brigands. Set up a worthy adversary for the party to contend with as they cross the landscape of Hither.

Adventure Summary

For one reason or another, the party must infiltrate Brigands’ Tollway. First, the party must fight/ sneak past/bribe both the guards on watch and the sentries at the front entrance. In a storage room, the party may find an ally in a petrified dryad, who can help them heal and sneak further into Brigands’ Tollway. The party must get past the harengons dozing in their bedrooms before reaching Agdon’s Chambers. The party can have a final showdown with Agdon in his chambers and reclaim any items stolen from them as well as a magical key (a chime of opening) that can help them with Bavlorna’s Cottage. After dealing with Agdon, the party may come face to face with his black dragon wyrmling, Ixjharatar, and her pile of treasure, potentially containing Clapperclaw’s head. Depending on their actions, the party may leave Tollway with new alliances, new treasure, or new bruises. 

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Ksenia S January 18, 2022 11:16 am UTC
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Hi, Daniel! It seems, I'm gonna run your adventure very soon! I was just wondering if it's possible to get those wonderfull top-view NPCs' images in png, without background? Those arts would make the perfect tokens! If not, then it's totally fine, I know how to photoshop ^_^.
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Ksenia S January 18, 2022 11:17 am UTC
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...love your works btw! <3
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Daniel K January 18, 2022 12:36 pm UTC
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Thank you! You can get all of the token art from this adventure and more from Dr. Mapzo's Patreon. The $2 Diamond tier gets you access to over 100 beautiful tokens. :-)
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Ksenia S January 18, 2022 2:06 pm UTC
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Thank you as always for such quick response! This source is amazing, found a lot of gorgeous maps as well, thank you!
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Erik N December 03, 2021 7:36 pm UTC
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This is great! I love the expanded location; great maps, new statblock, and a new magic item! Looking forward to incorporating this into my game this evening.
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