In the heart of the Demonweb, Lolth surveyed the Grand Council Chamber and the demon lords assembled by her invitation. Throaty growls indicated a dispute amond Yeenoghu's pack. Obox-ob's insect swarms chittered while Demogorgon ranted from the central podium. The other emissaries seemed restless. Across the hall, Graz'zt met Lolth's gaze and smiled.
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The Roosting Wall. The Camps of the Legions. Argent Palace. The Boulevard of Fortunetellers. The Grand Shrine Encounter F The River of Salt.
The Bridge Gate. Viper Tree Boulevard. Sign of the Black Heart. The Golden Opportunity. The Running Market. The Great Green Oven. Sleeping Beasts. In , the landmark Against the Giants series climaxed by introducing the drow. The next module series, suspicion and treachery on both sides. Now, at last, the two demon Descent Into the Depths of the Earth, led characters into grand lords had arrived at their secret meeting place. The final element of the story arc Succubi would agree to that no more than the Dark Prince would culminated with the module Queen of the Demonweb Pits, have agreed to meet in her realm of Shendilavri.
The game material in encounters Demonweb. She poured dark red liquid into her goblet from a silver Beyond the adventure material, the appendix contains flagon, not bothering to offer him a cup as well. Spider Queen? I had no idea your. Although her cooperation for flexibility and speedier encounter resolution.
These tactical strength warring on each other. What we need is unity. The mortals encounter layouts contain all the information necessary to will provide a pretext, with all their blundering. Blasphemous words, some might say. And tion, statistics for monsters and traps, information on hazards dangerous. My encounter takes place so that the event can be set up and run own parlor will not be muddied by their boot prints.
Overviews of these a little, in my city. Six is my lucky itself, consist almost entirely of combat encounters. Others number. The setting can be dropped into any campaign. However, all the information a DM needs Queen were to be defeated in her own Web—well, that would be to run the adventure is provided in these pages.
Certain spells, such as analyze portal, are assumed to be available to the party at some point before the party reaches 11th level in this plane-hopping campaign. It is an extremely common spell particu- larly in Sigil , and scrolls can be easily purchased there for The Expedition to the Demonweb Pits campaign adventure is the usual price gp. Bircham xpedition to the Demonweb Pits is usable as a mini- and perhaps gaining a foothold in the Demonweb for campaign on its own, as a story arc in your regular himself.
The structure is flexible and Lolth. Talk is cheap—and effective. The thought that their goddess is about to take a The adventure is written to allow multiple tactics and strat- more active role in mortal affairs spurs her worshipers egies to succeed: the three main routes are combat, diplomacy, to become more aggressive.
Lolth refuses. She controls in the Abyss. Further, Rule-of-Three be his ally, he plans to make good use of her as a pawn. He sends the party across town to weakening or embarrassing Lolth and her supporters. He deciphers the first line of the prophecy, which nighttime raids.
They recover the weapon of legacy known as Thaas. The PCs fight act, believing it is time to kill the surface dwellers. Among the the Iron Wastes on the way. The writer for what lies ahead. If the party fails to follow up by traveling to Sigil, drow attacks and elf deaths increase sharply until churches and The Demonweb local officials beg the party to intervene.
On sub- Finally, all drow encountered in the Demonweb are out fitted sequent rounds, they are dazzled —1 on attack rolls, saves, with an effectively unlimited supply of drow sleep poison and checks as long as they remain in the affected area.
Aspects and of events. They also learn that to reach the Demonweb Pits, they Lolth herself and the only item that allows legitimate entry must pass through a Black Gate that is beyond their power into the Demon Council.
Orcus is banking on that infuriat-. The words When the PCs return to Rule-of-Three with the report, he of the prophecy revealed the way they need to go, and even changes the rules. The Spider Queen must The situation has changed, he says, and clearly the char- be stopped.
If they kill one or two of the other penetrate the depths of the Demonweb Pits. They are representing Rule-of-Three asks the characters to meet a bone naga Orcus, after all, which means Orcus is a traitor to the Abyss ambassador of Orcus with inside information on the Demon- itself and the Pact should declare him as such.
Unfortunately, the only gate currently active realms as well. No trouble, he assures them, for Spider Queen. It could swing the balance that the PCs can cause enough disruption in the Demonweb of the eternal Blood War against the devils of the Nine Hells to embarrass Lolth in the eyes of the gathering demon lords.
He wants itself. Considering and prevent the Pact from changing the planes forever. It takes characters through of discussing a truce, knowing that the naga will meet with a series of events leading to a major victory over evil in the the PCs and give them the key to the Black Gate. This way, Abyss. Lolth wishing a faster progression to the Demonweb finale or for might be the one who puts it into action, but everyone will groups working under time constraints.
This abridged ver- remember that it was the Dark Prince who had the brilliant sion is intense, fun, and detailed enough to work without any idea in the first place. The abridged Orcus, of course, has other plans. Eclavdra, which can be a major distraction or red herring The PCs walk into a deadly conclave if they enter the Spider within the Demonweb.
The PCs lose out on major elements: 7. They also several ways. Instead of the initial hooks involving drow raids on the Recently, townsfolk have sighted drow in their area. A couple Material Plane, push the start onto the planes right away.
In this version, Rule-of-Three is work- have been coming from the hills to the east. It looks maintained, but unoccupied. In the second case, the sense of limited time is Welcome. These buildings provide travelers with shelter. They could tail a demonic aspect ter and contribute what he can in return.
For instance, those through the Black Gate or fight one that is just arriving to with extra supplies might leave them for the next travelers, take its golden invitation to the Council. Player strategy will hunters might provide meat, and unskilled folk might chop likely be weak, and DMs might need to drop more clues than wood.
In this way, the rest stop is maintained. The pressure is blankets meant to serve all travelers, the building contains definitely on. These consist of two. The corrupted by the Abyss template page , for While adventures are rarely replayable within the same cam- instance, might feature on additional drow in your campaign, paign, elements of this epic adventure can endure or reappear highlighting particularly favored individuals who went to the later within your campaign arc.
As they progress through the Abyss to directly serve their goddess for a time. Anyone who bonds with either Spidersilk or Thaas by completing Repercussions are bound to occur.
Survival check to follow the tracks to the cave a few hours distant from the hospice. Delighted by the recent rumor that Lolth plans to expand her reach, the drow priestess leads a group to begin sowing devastation on the surface world. The trail left by the drow and zombies proves easy to follow. After following drow barbarians she leads.
If but the PCs are likely awake, preparing food or sharpening successful, the PCs note a small hillock with an opening. If weapons and oiling armor. In particular, the ogre zombies are easy to notice Hide time searching the area. The cave entrance is about 10 feet across and shows signs Since the encounter takes place only a few hours after of fresh use Search or Survival [track] DC 15 as if several dusk, the PCs face the fight alert and fully armored.
They creatures, including a couple of Large ones the giant lizards should have all their resources, and the encounter should have recently passed through.
Other than this recent traffic prove challenging but not deadly. Read: the death with zealous glee. Go to encounter A1: Drow Attack! A tunnel leads in. Its width varies between 10 and 15 feet.
Expedition to the Demonweb Pits
Expedition to the Demonweb Pits is a super-adventure module for the 3. The adventure is designed for characters of levels 9— It involves the machinations of the demon lords Lolth and Graz'zt , and was heavily influenced by the adventure module, Queen of the Demonweb Pits. Expedition to the Demonweb Pits revolves around the reading of the Dark Pact.
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In the heart of the Demonweb, Lolth surveyed the Grand Council Chamber and the demon lords assembled by her invitation. Throaty growls indicated a dispute amond Yeenoghu's pack. Obox-ob's insect swarms chittered while Demogorgon ranted from the central podium. The other emissaries seemed restless. Across the hall, Graz'zt met Lolth's gaze and smiled. The demon queen shivered with a tingle of foreboding. Expedition to the Demonweb Pits revolves around the reading of the Dark Pact.
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The Roosting Wall. The Camps of the Legions. Argent Palace. The Boulevard of Fortunetellers. The Grand Shrine Encounter F The River of Salt. The Bridge Gate.