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Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land, designed by Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd and Thomas M. Reid, is an adventure module set in the Forgotten Realms using the Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 edition ruleset. It focuses on Shadowdale, its invasion by Scyllua Darkhope, and the church of Shar.

BlurbEdit

Shadowdale lies conquered! Who can free this oppressed land?

Zhentish soldiers, Maerimydran drow, and Sharran cultists have forged a dark alliance to subjugate the peaceful land of Shadowdale. Elminster's tower lies in ruins, Lord Amcathra governs at the sufferance of the dale's conquerors, and the very Weave of magic in this embattled land seems to fray with each passing day. The Zhentish yoke lies heavy over Shadowdale—but the Dalesfolk are ready to fight for their freedom, if only they can find true heroes to lead the way!

This FORGOTTEN REALMS® campaign adventure is designed for characters of levels 9–13. It can be played as a stand-alone adventure or as the second adventure in a three-part series. Each encounter contains tactical information for the Dungeon Master and expanded map features for ease of play.

SummaryEdit

The combined forces of the Zhentarim, the drow of House Dhuurniv, and Esvele Greycastle of the Church of Shar overwhelm Shadowdale, after a preliminary raid destroys Elminster Aumar's tower and leaves him missing. It's up to the adventurers to save the legendary dale from the oppression of these dark forces, as a dead-magic zone emanates and grows from somewhere within the area.

  • Chapter 1: Dale under Shadow — The adventurers arrive in Shadowdale.
  • Chapter 2: Castle Krag — The castle has been transformed into "a bastion of Bane", complete with a portal to Zhentil Keep supplying reinforcements.
  • Chapter 3: Dread Lair of Alokkair — Esvele Greycastle and the lich Alokkair are performing rites to expand the tear in the Weave and render it useless within the dale.
  • Chapter 4: Azmaer's Folly — The Matron sisters of House Dhuurniv have reclaimed the Twisted Tower (a.k.a. "Azmaer's Folly" after the last drow marshal who held it).
  • Chapter 5: Uprising — Facing off with remaining Zhentish forces and the High Captain Scyllua Darkhope.

IndexEdit

CharactersEdit

AlokkairAunrae DhuurnivAzalar FalconhandAzmaer DhuurnivBorgan SelgardBriadornChalass AmcathraDelgithnarDeltraDuagloth SeerearEimarEregul the FreestaveEressea AmbergylesEsvele GreycastleFeldelFrostbiteForthar HelvenstronGlamerie WindboughGormauthatorGreyanna DhuurnivIrphiinaIstivin NaerindythJezz the LameJhaele SilvermaneJyordhanThe KeeperKurn BlackrageLashan AumersairLirdnolu DhuurnivLongjawsMalathonMiri AmcathraMourngrym AmcathraMourntarnNazrymNarhaunOrielenQiltoxRarnok JadronsonRathagolRavenReptarScyllua DarkhopeSelvanShadowfangShaerl AmcathraThe SusurrusSyluné SilverhandSyluné's WardenTargaraeneTemisTierak MorcaneTolarUrdutharWeregundXullrae DhuurnivYder TanthulZvopua
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Aencar BurliskAmara IldacarAolis IldacarAumry ObarskyrDove FalconhandElminster AumarFlorin FalconhandFzoul ChembrylHlonaghIrae T'sarranJoadathJosidiah StarymKhelben ArunsunKurgoth HellspawnLaele DhuurnivOrym HawksongStorm SilverhandTelamont Tanthul

CreaturesEdit

amnizubalhannothbanelarbasiliskBanestalkerbeast of Banebehirbeholdercrossroads guardiandireguarddire batdread warriordrowerinyesettinfang dragonfeytouchedfire spiderflameskullfoulwinggargoylegiant spidergnollhalf-dragonhalf-orchelmed horrorhell houndhorsehumaninvisible stalkerkuo-toalichlizardlodestone maraudermaugmezzolothmummymyrlocharnightmarenishruunycalothogrequaggothratred dragonshadeshadowslainshadow mastiffshadow simulacrumshadow spiderskeletonsnakespellwarpedspidersword spiderwendigowightwinter wolfwolf
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feyphaerimmspectral harpist

LocationsEdit

Buildings & Sites
Castle KragDread Lair of AlokkairDruid's GroveFox RidgeGrinding GulfHarpers' HillHouse of NightNorth RideSkull LakeSkull SubterranesTwisted Tower of AshabaWatcher's Knoll
Settlements
Oakwood KnollShadowdale
Wilderness
Dagger HillsRiver AshabaRiver of SkullsShadowdarkUnderdark
Realms
Shadowdale
Planes
Material Plane
Referenced only 
CormyrCormanthorHlontarMaerimydraMoonseaMyth DrannorPlane of ShadowRystall woodSembiaThultantharZhentil Keep

MagicEdit

Magic
Rite of Unwinding
Magic items
Ary'Velahr'KerymAumry's cloakAumry's staff of the nighthorseshoes of a zephyrIntercessorMidnight's Moonscourge of fangsshadow shardWindsong Towerkin ring
Referenced only 
Staff of the magi

OrganizationsEdit

Families
Clan AuzkovynHouse DhuurnivHouse JaelreMoonshadow Pack
Groups
Army of DarkhopeBloodthornsChondathanChurch of BaneCircle of ShadowdaleNaug-adarShadovarSkull and ClubTeethVaasanZhentarimZhentarim skymagesZhentilar
Referenced only 
Knights of Myth Drannor

ReligionsEdit

Deities
Azuth
Priests
BaneLolthSharSilvanus
Temples
House of Night
Referenced only 
EilistraeeMyrkul

MiscellaneousEdit

aquamarineblue whinnisdrow poisonFont of SpidersHammerjasperSpider's Trucespidersilk armorStarym SapphiresSyluné's Kiss
Referenced only 
Rage of DragonsSilence of LolthWeeping War

AppendixEdit

Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land was originally to be titled Shadowdale: The Weave Unwinding. This title can still be seen in product descriptions online, such as at Amazon.

This module is the second of a three-part series, with Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave (the first) and Anauroch: The Empire of Shade (the third), with shared plot elements and the theme of a Sharran attack upon Mystra and her Weave of magic, but it can be played independently. One of the last official adventures released for 3.5 edition, it formed part of the lead up to the Spellplague and 4th edition.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 2. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.
  2. Richard Baker, Eric L. Boyd, Thomas M. Reid (July 2007). Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 4. ISBN 07-8694-039-5.

ConnectionsEdit


Sourcebooks
3rd and 3.5 edition
Champions of Ruin · Champions of Valor · City of Splendors: Waterdeep · Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave · Dragons of Faerûn · Faiths and Pantheons · Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting · Ghostwalk · Lords of Darkness · Lost Empires of Faerûn · Magic of Faerûn · Monsters of Faerûn · Mysteries of the Moonsea · Player's Guide to Faerûn · Power of Faerûn · Races of Faerûn · Serpent Kingdoms · Shining South · Silver Marches · Unapproachable East · Underdark
The Grand History of the Realms
3rd and 3.5 edition adventures
Anauroch: The Empire of Shade · City of the Spider Queen · Cormyr: The Tearing of the Weave · Into the Dragon's Lair · Pool of Radiance: Attack on Myth Drannor · Shadowdale: The Scouring of the Land · Sons of Gruumsh · The Twilight Tomb

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