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Encounters: Twin Guardians

March 24, 2013 by


They stand on either side of the door, two monstrous statues, carved with the skill of a master craftsman and enchanted by the greatest of mages.  Their faces are serene, unmoving, but as the heroes approach the door their eyes begin to glow a radiant blue.  As they stop away from the portal that they […]

Encounters: Avatar of Fear

August 20, 2012 by


It pours forth from beneath the floorboards, appearing to be a wraith at first, but then gradually shifting, its cloudy form revealing nothing so tangible as an undead creature.  In its mist the heroes see glimpses of futures that they hope to avoid, memories best left unremembered, and loved ones taken away from them in […]

Encounters: The Chain Guardian

July 19, 2012 by


In the deepest part of the caverns lurks a giant metal door, bound tight in chains, although the heroes have no way of knowing whether they keep trespassers out or hold something inside.  As they approach the door, a figure drops from above, dangling from a thick chain.  “None approach the door” it intones in […]

Encounters: The Great Lurker

July 8, 2012 by


As the ship sails through the tunnels of the underdark, the crew becomes nervous.  Something horrible lurks beneath the waters of this underwater cave, something capable of ripping their ship to pieces.  This monstrosity is somewhere between shrimp, horse-shoe crab, and praying mantis, large enough to destroy the heroes’ ship. Setting the Field: Use your party’s […]

Encounters: Mad Bomber

July 5, 2012 by


In a forgotten complex a gnomish madman toils, combining black powder and other strange reagents in his quest to create tools of destruction.  While he may like to make a bit of a spectacle however, he is in no mood for an audience, and reacts violently to the presence of the heroes. Setting the Field: […]

Encounters: Manafire Abomination

July 3, 2012 by


Deep inside of an arcane facility run by a splinter cult of Vecna, the heroes discover mysterious Manawells, vents that seem to spray forth pure magical energy.  While standing in them makes an arcane spellcaster much more powerful, it eats away at them, pure magic never meant to be controlled by even the greatest of […]

Encounters: Ghost Pirate Captain

July 2, 2012 by


The heroes have been forced to explore a ghost ship, which has fallen to pieces as they make their way through. As the heroes make their way to the deck, they find that the back half of the ship has been demolished, and the rest of the ship is spinning at the lip of a […]