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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, it's invasion by Scyllua Darkhope, and the church of Shar.

Elminster’s tower lies in ruins, and the town of Shadowdale has been conquered by evil Sharrans and the nefarious forces of Zhentil Keep. To drive the villains out of Shadowdale, the heroes must organize and lead a desperate revolt of Dalesfolk against their conquerors, as well as thwart the sinister designs of Shar’s servants and the Zhent garrison.

Shadowdale: The Weave Unwinding is the second part of a three-part series of 160-page hardcover super-adventures set in the Forgotten Realms campaign setting, although it can be easily played as a stand-alone adventure. In addition to encounters, this book contains detailed source material on the town of Shadowdale and environs.


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 — Arrival.
  • 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 AlokkairEsvele Greycastle and the Lich Alokkair are performing rites to expand the tear in the Weave and render it useless within the dale.
  • Chapter 4: Azmear'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.



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


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


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


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
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Staff of the magi


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


House of Night
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AquamarineBlue whinnisDrow poisonFont of SpidersHammerJasperSpider's TruceSpidersilk armorStarym SapphiresSyluné's Kiss
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Rage of DragonsSilence of LolthWeeping War


External LinksEdit


  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.


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
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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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