Title: Whispers of the Wyrm
Adventure Overview: In this Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition adventure for characters of level 5 to 8, the party must uncover the sinister machinations of the Cult of the Dragon, who are working to awaken a powerful dracolich. The adventure is set in the Sword Coast region of the Forgotten Realms and takes players through a series of dangerous encounters, mysterious locations, and challenging puzzles.
Background: Rumors are spreading throughout the Sword Coast about the resurgence of the Cult of the Dragon. The cult, once known for venerating dracoliches, has changed its focus to the worship of the evil dragon goddess, Tiamat. However, a splinter faction has remained true to their original purpose and is secretly working to awaken a powerful dracolich named Valyndrith. If they succeed, the undead dragon will lay waste to the region, spreading death and destruction in its wake.
- A local noble hires the adventurers to investigate rumors of dragon sightings near his lands.
- A distraught villager seeks the party’s help in rescuing their child, who was kidnapped by robed figures.
- The adventurers stumble upon a mysterious map that leads to a hidden underground lair.
Part 1: Uncovering the Cult The party’s investigations lead them to the town of Greenest, where they discover that several people have gone missing recently. As they delve deeper into the mystery, they learn that the abductions are the work of the Cult of the Dragon. The cultists have been using the townspeople as sacrifices in a dark ritual to awaken Valyndrith.
Part 2: The Ruins of Duskshadow Keep To thwart the cult’s plans, the adventurers must journey to the ruins of Duskshadow Keep, an ancient stronghold once occupied by the Cult of the Dragon. The ruins are now inhabited by various monsters and traps, remnants of the cult’s dark past. The party must navigate the treacherous ruins, solving puzzles and overcoming challenges to find the lair of the dracolich-to-be.
Part 3: The Lair of Valyndrith Upon reaching the hidden lair of Valyndrith, the party discovers that the ritual to awaken the dracolich is already underway. They must confront the cult’s leader, a powerful necromancer named Seraphine the Soulkeeper, and her minions to stop the ritual.
The climactic battle tests the adventurers’ strength, wits, and resolve. If they succeed in defeating Seraphine and her minions, they can prevent the awakening of Valyndrith and save the Sword Coast from a terrible fate.
Aftermath: With the cult’s plans foiled and the dracolich threat averted, the adventurers are hailed as heroes. They may continue to explore the region, rooting out any remaining pockets of the Cult of the Dragon, or embark on new quests in the vast world of the Forgotten Realms. The seeds of future adventures are sown, and the party’s legend will continue to grow.