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Rise of Tiamat. Both the rules and the appendix can be. d o w n lo a d e d fo r fr e e at D u n g e o n s a n d D r a g o n s.c o m. With laurels placed where they. Since the EmuParadise announcement we have seen a % rise in traffic from s of users mirroring our Rise of Tiamat ().pdfApr M. the Rise of Tiamat adventure. For the rules governing magic item use, such as rarity and attunement, see the Dungeon Master's D&D Basic Rules, available at.
D evilish D em an d s The W ell of Dragons is on alert, and its defensive forces include flights of dragons that prowl the skies above the Though the Cult of the Dragon and the Red W izards are site.
The characters should be made to understand that making use of diabolic allies as they plan the ritual that attacking with a large allied force is their only option for w ill free Tiamat, not all devils are on their side. Some defeating the cult.
D eath at th e C ouncil T h is encounter can be used to reveal to the characters the divisions already present among the evil factions. D uring the second or third session of the Council of Waterdeep, rumors spread of an aide from Neverwinter The devils who are aligned against Tiam at send who killed an aide from M ithral H all and then hanged a delegation of 5 cultists and 2 cult fanatics devil himself.
In truth, the Cult of the Dragon sent a succubus worshipers and a bone devil named Lord Volmer to spy to Waterdeep. She charmed the Neverwinter aide treat with the party. The cultists lead the characters to a into collecting information for her, but the other aide large tent, inside which Lord Volmer awaits. The succubus forced her victim to slay the other aide to cover her tracks, then to Using telepathy, Lord Volmer tells the adventurers k ill himself.
The bone commune to discover the spy. If the characters attack Lord Tyranny o f Dragons is a big, sprawling adventure Volmer, he and his allies retaliate. The devil is not that covers many levels of play and a huge swath of w orried about dying, since he reforms at full strength in the Forgotten Realms. Th is book outlines the overall the Nine H ells upon his demise.
T h is is not, however, a script to be read aloud A group of dwarf miners has captured a high-ranking with stage directions that must be followed.
Instead, it presents people, creatures, the dwarves. You, the Dungeon Master, play a vital role. However, she also knows that a rescue might take in the adventure. The adventurers need to are curious and unpredictable, and Faerun is immense help the dwarves fend off an attack by 4 ogres and a and filled with possibility. Characters trying a situation or how to deal with the cult. A ll that now remains is T he C ult of th e D ragon to raise her temple in the W ell of Dragons, sacrifice hundreds of victims whose souls w ill power an ancient The Cult of the Dragon has existed for centuries.
C u l t St r u c t u r e However, those goals changed with the rise of a young The cult has a simple hierarchical structure, consisting cultist named Severin. A s a cult fanatics have no rank and follow the orders of reward and further test, she allowed Severin a scrap of their superiors.
Only initiates that prove their worth are knowledge regarding the existence of the five dragon allowed to advance. A W earer of Purple can promote masks. Severin took that bit of information and did what an initiate along the track of dragonclaw first rank , few others could have accomplished, searching for and dragonwing second rank , dragonfang third rank , finding all five masks.
The task took years to complete, and dragonsoul fourth rank. Statistics for those four and it led directly to the crisis that Faerun now faces. Severin kept the red mask for himself. A s other masks Cult operation groups are assembled to match their were found, he presented them to his closest allies in assigned tasks.
They vary in size, from a few low- the Cult of the Dragon, granting each the power of a ranking cultists operating on their own to hundreds of wyrmspeaker. Using the magic of the dragon masks, cultists of various ranks under the control of multiple this Inner Circle of Wyrmspeakers helps Severin Wearers of Purple.
Most folk of the Sword Coast have cultists in the cities, strongholds, and lairs they heard of the cult, but know only that its members revere command. They are the only members of the cult to evil dragons. The cult recruits new members in major wear purple, and most are proud enough to flaunt cities, and word quickly gets around. Moreover, many the color. The Wearers of Purple have an affinity for cultists engage in legitimate business or are assigned to talking to and negotiating with dragons—the gift of ordinary academic research.
Only a relative few serve as wyrmspeaking. Dozens of Wearers of Purple are spread thieves, assassins, and spies. Masks are common have already developed a working relationship with at cult gatherings. Those who do not cultivate and expand this relationship are Cultists avoid this regalia in public, but a character sometimes demoted. A number of priests of Tiamat who knows what to look for can often pick an incognito have recently been made Wearers of Purple, and have dragon cultist out of a crowd.
Cultists sometimes been charged with establishing temples for her open known across Faerun, and are easily recognized by worship in Faerun. Because of their evil on how the Cult of the Dragon should interact with the reputation, Red W izards are arrested or killed on the faithful of Tiamat. For that reason, they often travel in disguise, invisibly, or by magical means. Mortal servants in the effort to summon Tiamat.
In this or a draconic ally. The members of the inner circle quiet civil war, both sides fear that too much attrition each have an affinity for a particular color of chromatic w ill make Thay a target for its long list of enemies. The young, ambitious cult White Wyrmspeaker. If any wyrmspeakers are killed or captured in your campaign—including Rezmir, who the characters might have defeated in H oard o f the Dragon Queen—Severin appoints new followers to his inner council.
A common thought among the dracolich loyalists is that Severin is being played by the fiendish Tiamat. U s in g t h e C u lt o f t h e D r a g o n Cultists are suitable foes for the adventurers in most situations. They keep a low profile in public, so characters are unlikely to see cultists in full regalia on the streets of Waterdeep or Scornubel. As their plots near fruition, however, the cultists grow bolder and might engage the adventurers openly. A grim, dismal region spread across a towering plateau, Thay is defended by an army of undead w arriors and ruled by the lich Szass Tam and the zulkirs he appoints to rule over the eight schools of magic.
The Red W izards of Thay are leader sought powerful magic to locate the scattered Avernus is a boulder-strewn desolation where fiery dragon masks and to perform the ritual that would comets streak across the sky and devil aristocrats rule summon Tiamat from the Nine Hells.
Rath Modar from dismal iron fortresses.
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Out of mutual need, their alliance was born. A ll the rivers of Avernus feed into the Styx, belief that once Tiamat returns, she w ill see that the each one flowing red with blood beneath a roiling Red W izards are more useful allies than the devoted but cloud of flies. Rath M odar hopes that Tiamat w ill show her gratitude for the pivotal role he and his Asmodeus recently reinstated the fallen angel Zariel fellow Red W izards played in her return, granting them as the Archduchess of Avernus, reversing an earlier an army of dragons with which to assault Thay.
After decision that allowed a pit fiend named Bel to take the unseating Szass Tam, Rath M odar plans to take his throne. W h ile in exile from her seat of power, Zariel place at the head of all Red Wizards.
Whether Tiamat was at the mercy of Tiam at—a fate that rankles her still. Hells, Zariel cannot k ill the dragon goddess, and she sees the summoning of Tiamat to the world as a way to Not all members of the Cult of the Dragon are happy be rid of her. He has who seek to free Tiamat, and her power has made it warned Severin about the potential danger, to no avail. However, just U s in g t h e R e d W iz a r d s as Zariel wants Tiamat out, other devils would be happy Red W izards can be encountered anywhere on the to see the Dragon Queen stay in Avernus.
Foremost Sword Coast use mage stats if necessary , whether among them is the deposed pit fiend Bel and the devils operating alongside cultists or on their own. They still loyal to him. In a Ordinarily, the Cult of the Dragon has nothing to do public area where their appearance could put them with devils. However, releasing Tiamat into the world at risk, Red W izards favor deep hoods and scarves to is a massive undertaking, and Severin has called on hide their faces.
Their undead wight bodyguards are every resource he can. Though many of his allies among usually nearby—and often invisible.
Each Red W izard the Red W izards are w ell schooled in summoning and specializes in a single school of magic, but all learn commanding devils, doing so is never a straightforward spells outside their specialty schools. Most devils in the Material Plane Tiamat. For them, bringing the Dragon Queen into the were summoned there by mortal mages who expended world is just one stage of what they call the Thayan tremendous amounts of magical power to breach the Resurrection—the larger plan to destroy Szass Tam and barriers that separate the Nine H ells from other planes.
They tolerate the dragon cultists but do not acknowledge them as equals. The adventurers might thus find themselves attentive players wonder at the connection between making uneasy alliances with characters they would devils and dragons. Devils in the adventure should always be one step H osts of t h e N ine H ells ahead of the adventurers.
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Characters who like to charge in and decide on strategy later w ill find that Tiamat has long threatened Faerun, often appearing in their diabolical foes have well-executed plans. If the lands such as Chessenta and Unther to drive mortals characters plan two steps ahead, the devils are one to worship her awesome power.
Although mortals step beyond that. Potion of Healing A creature can attempt to overcome the barrier by Potion, rarity varies using an action to make a DC 15 Charisma check. On You regain hit points when you drink this potion.
The a success, the creature ceases to be affected by the number of hit points depends on the potions rarity, as barrier.
Whatever its potency, the potions red liquid glimmers when agitated. When you drink this potion, your physical age is The staff has 10 charges. Suspended in this amber liquid fire 4 charges. If you expend the last charge, roll a d On These ingredients vanish when the potion is opened. Potion, uncommon Wand of Fear This concoction looks, smells, and tastes like a potion of Wand, rare requires attunement healing or other beneficial potion.
However, it is actually This wand has 7 charges for the following properties.
It poison masked by illusion magic. If you reveals its true nature. On a 1, the If you drink it, you take 3d6 poison damage, and you wand crumbles into ashes and is destroyed.
While holding the wand, you can use be poisoned. At the start of each of your turns while you an action to expend 1 charge and command another are poisoned in this way, you take 3d6 poison damage. On a successful save, the poison damage Cone of Fear. While holding the wand, you can use you take on your subsequent turns decreases by 1d6. Each creature in the cone must succeed on a DC 15 Wisdom saving throw Ring of Cold Resistance or become frightened of you for 1 minute.
While it is Ring, rare requires attunement frightened in this way, a creature must spend its turns You have resistance to cold damage while wearing this trying to move as far away from you as it can, and it cant ring, which is set with a tourmaline.
It also cant take reactions. For its action, it can use only the Ring of Poison Resistance Dash action or try to escape from an effect that prevents Ring, rare requires attunement it from moving. If it has nowhere it can move, the You have resistance to poison damage while wearing creature can use the Dodge action. At the end of each of this ring, which is set with an amethyst.
Scroll of Protection Each scroll of protection works against a specific type of creature. Using an action to read the scroll encloses you in a invisible barrier that extends from you to form a 5-foot- radius, foot-high cylinder. For 5 minutes, this barrier prevents creatures of the specified type from entering or affecting anything within the cylinder.
The Rise of Tiamat v0. This mask of glossy crimson has swept-back horns and spiked cheek ridges. While you wear the mask, you gain Dragon Mask Properties the following benefits, in addition to those the dragon Each dragon mask is a legendary wondrous item that masks share. The masks damage type is fire. While you are wearing any dragon mask and attuned Dragon Fire.
If you deal fire damage to a creature or to it, you gain the following benefits. At the start of each Damage Absorption. You have resistance against of its turns, a creature burning in this way takes 1d6 fire the masks damage type.
If you already have resistance damage. A creature that can reach the burning target to that damage type from another source, you instead can use an action to extinguish the fire.
If you already have immunity to that damage type from another source, White Dragon Mask whenever you are subjected to damage of that type, you Wondrous item, legendary requires attunement take none of that damage and regain a number of hit This gleaming mask is white with highlights of pale points equal to half the damage dealt of that type. While you wear Draconic Majesty. While you are wearing no armor, the mask, you gain the following benefits, in addition to you can add your Charisma bonus to your Armor Class.
Dragon Breath. If you have a breath weapon that Damage Type. The masks damage type is cold. Winters Fury. While your current hit points are equal Dragon Sight. You gain darkvision out to 60 feet, or to or less than half your hit point maximum, you deal an to an additional 60 feet if you already have that sense. Once per day, you can gain blindsight out to 30 feet for 5 minutes.
Dragon Tongue. You can speak and understand Draconic. You also have advantage on any Charisma check you make against dragons that share the masks color. If you fail a saving throw, you can choose to succeed instead. Black Dragon Mask Wondrous item, legendary requires attunement This horned mask of glossy ebony has a skull-like mien.
While you wear the mask, you gain the following benefits, in addition to those the dragon masks share. Damage Type. The masks damage type is acid. Water Breathing. You can breathe underwater. Blue Dragon Mask Wondrous item, legendary requires attunement This mask of glossy azure has spikes around its edges and a ridged horn in its center.
The masks damage type is lightning. Lingering Shock.
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If you deal lightning damage to a creature, it cant take reactions until its next turn. Green Dragon Mask Wondrous item, legendary requires attunement This mottled green mask is surmounted by a frilled crest and has leathery spiked plates along its jaw.
The masks damage type is poison.
Monsters Wing Attack Costs 2 Actions. The dragon beats its wings. The dragon can referenced in the Rise of Tiamat adventure, excluding then fly up to half its flying speed. The dragon can breathe air and water.
If the dragon fails a saving throw, it can choose to succeed instead. Actions Actions Multiattack. The dragon can use its Frightful Presence. It then Multiattack.
It then makes three attacks: one with its bite and two with its claws. Frightful Presence. Each creature of the dragons choice that is within feet of the dragon and aware of it must succeed Frightful Presence. Each creature of the dragons choice that on a DC 16 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 is within feet of the dragon and aware of it must succeed minute.
A creature can repeat the saving throw at the end of on a DC 17 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 each of its turns, ending the effect on itself on a success. If a minute.
This means page-flipping during play and a lot of extra prep-work. This is going to be a considerable investment of time. I'm not clear on if this adventure will be used for the in-store Adventurer's League Encounters program.
If so, I'd imagine that they'd re-format it for the free pdf release..? None of these council meetings have any flavor text. This scenario kind of screams out for it, especially the first meeting. I think this is the first casualty of the adventure's page count. Cramming 7 episodes into about 85 pages did not do this adventure any favors. Basically our heroes are "deputized" and given a writ that makes them official investigators. Each council session is a launching point for different quests.
This chapter is basically an outline of the whole adventure. It's kind of like how in 4e there were two booklets. One had the adventure story, and the other had all of the encounters. As the heroes progress through the quests, we DMs are meant to track how they are doing on a "Council Scorecard" in Appendix C. Making a faction happy means you get access to certain resources. It actually includes events that happen in Hoard of the Dragon Queen, so the faster you get this, the better.
You can start using it right away. The Dragon Eggs! It is about the dragon eggs from episode 3 of Hoard of the Dragon Queen. Different factions would want to do different things with the eggs, including ransoming them back to the dragons.
I am going to post the whole paragraph here.
My group has a baby black dragon from the hatchery. Dark named him "Sparky".
This should be interesting. Episode 2: The Sea of Moving Ice The adventurers travel to the sea to try to find a tiefling who knows stuff about the Draakhorn. There's a cool section where the heroes sail on a ship called Frostskimmer and have some boat encounters.
Then they find a village and a dungeon. In the dungeon is the tiefling, who is a sort-of prisoner of a white dragon. The dungeon has a lot of kobolds. Come on now, we are 8th level here. There's also some skrags, which I love. The dungeon is quite large.
The heroes will come into conflict with a white dragon that casts spells! The dragon's hoard is crap-tastic. For the love of I assume it is due to space issues. Episode 3 is about how a Zhent agent has stolen the white dragon mask from the cult. The PCs and the cultists race through a dungeon to get it. Along the way, our heroes come upon a "treasure vault". Are they finally going to get some kewl loot? No they are not.
Who wants a ring of poison resistance and a couple of scrolls? Why are they skimping? Magic items are cool. There's yuan-ti in this dungeon, too. They have beaten up the cult leader who owned the white dragon mask what a wuss. Basically, the heroes can gain custody of this dude. The white dragon mask is long gone. The cult already has it back.
Ahh the old bait and switch. Not a fan! The green dragon's hoard Episode 4 details a trip to look for one of the cult leaders. He has a green dragon attacking elf settlements in the Misty Forest. There's a neat little section where the heroes investigate the remains of a village.
They end up in a dungeon where the dragon lives. There's an ettin in there! One of my favorite monsters.
Our heroes kill the dragon and loot it's hoard. Guess what? That's right! This chapter has a series of encounters that should be placed throughout the adventure. The prep time on this thing is unreal. They've actually taken it a step further from Hoard of the Dragon Queen. In Hoard, things were pretty much linear. This book has us flipping all over the place. It's almost a toolkit. A Pathfinder path would do us DMs the favor of placing the assassination attempts throughout the book in logical chronological spots.
I mean, we're buying the adventure so we don't need to do this kind of thing, right? There's three encounters which contain a number of assassins and suggestions as to how the fight might go down. We don't even get a full encounter! Just stuff like "maybe they attack in an inn" or "maybe on the road? Episode 6: Metallic Dragons, Arise! Our heroes fly on the back of a silver dragon for two days to attend a meeting of metallic dragons. The adventurers must convince the dragons to help.
We get details on each dragon representative and some things they might want, which includes wealth, land and the creation of a temple to Bahamut. I like this chapter but it's way too short.
How can you not have an encounter on the back of the silver dragon?In the event of an encounter, a squad of 3d6 rectangular chamber.
The characters are key the adventurers are outside, they might see a dragon players in the drama, but everyone in Faerun has a winging overhead in the distance. The fiend kisses a creature charmed by it or a petrified. On These ingredients vanish when the potion is opened.
Their diverse character, motivations, need strong leaders to protect them—and to do what and obligations ensure that they are not in agreement must be done even when it is distasteful. If the spell Duration:
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