Category: 5th edition

A prince, known for being melodramatic and a fan of prose, has written a concerning yet fanciful letter to the king. While on a diplomatic trip to a nearby kingdom the prince was overcome with an overwhelming sense of sadness and dread. He says he won’t be coming home, or completing the trip. The king is asking for someone to bring home his son and take care of him along the way. Turns out he’s actually plagued by a sorrowsworn.

A long abandoned temple dedicated to a sea-faring race is utterly flooded by murky, cloudy water. The water obscures line of sight, but magical lights or other underwater light sources will extend to only half of their normal range. At the entrance to the dungeon bubbles forth a mysterious, clear spring in an oddly well-kept looking fountain. Drinking the fountains waters imbues a creature with an hour of water-breathing ability and a compulsion to not leave the depths of the temple. A DC15 Wisdom save, repeatable every 10 minutes, allows a creature to resist these thoughts. The water may be bottled, but loses it’s magic after 24 hours, and a creature imbibing it out of view of the temple suffers severe anxiety and paranoia, as well as vivid delusions of being pulled underwater.

You come across a town hurrying to winter proof itself. Its a bright and sunny summer day. Later, a blanket of snow falls and the town seems to profit from the unprepared and damaged towns.

Ashes and snow mix in the sky, and further south you can see snow melting off a mountain and a gentle warm breeze hit you. That can’t be good, especially in the dead of winter.

A woman asks you to help track down her party. They went ahead of her a bit while she rested, but she can’t find them anywhere. Look for their tracks, wagon, signs of travel, etc. Eventually you can find an overturned wagon that has been abandoned, and a few fallen travelers. Nearby bandits wait for your party to drop their guard, working with the woman to get extra victims.

You find strange tracks in the snow going off the path.

A crazy looking NPC is ranting and raving about how its going to be the coldest night in three days, live stock and villagers will die, trees will shatter, and so on. He says it can be reversed, or at least lessened, if you appease the local god. The locals will still need to prepare for the harsh night.

dnd-inspiration:

Quick ideas for your desert campaign since you guys liked the ocean one

  • There is a little shrine that offers shade and a place to sit. A disembodied voice asks you about happenings in the world, what you’ve been up to, and so on. If you give them entertaining stories, or give valuable info, the voice will give advice on how to better survive in the area, or produce a small trinket.
  • A group of hooligans who get around the desert on shields and sails made of capes who ride the crazy winds.
  • A crazy looking old man is preaching about the end times. He might be on to something. The sun has slowly been taking longer to come up and longer to go down and keeps getting hotter. Its almost unbearable. Eventually it scorches the land and burns crops, small animals, and even starts small fires.
  • An old monsterous being has woken up deep below the earth. Its slowly digging its way out of the earth and a large sink hole has appeared where you think the mouth is.
  • A wizard is trying to bring back an old ocean that dried up long ago, and all the sea creatures with it.

Quick reminder to feel free to send me asks and questions about anything you might need! 

Got a request for even more desert and sand stuff so here you go! Next post is going to be winter themed at request.

Under a few layers of sand you find a trap door. It opens up into an upside down pyramid dungeon filled with all sorts of traps and monsters.

Help a NPC out. He calls himself an “archaeologist”, but really just seems like a grave robber. When is it even okay to dig someone up? Help him dig up a site to do “research” or whatever. 

An oasis thats actually just a mimic or four.

A crazy wizard is summoning storms and messing up

There is a lush green forest in the middle of nowhere. There is rain, animals, 

What you think is a sphinx is actually a petrified creature.

Quick ideas for your desert campaign since you guys liked the ocean one

  • There is a little shrine that offers shade and a place to sit. A disembodied voice asks you about happenings in the world, what you’ve been up to, and so on. If you give them entertaining stories, or give valuable info, the voice will give advice on how to better survive in the area, or produce a small trinket.
  • A group of hooligans who get around the desert on shields and sails made of capes who ride the crazy winds.
  • A crazy looking old man is preaching about the end times. He might be on to something. The sun has slowly been taking longer to come up and longer to go down and keeps getting hotter. Its almost unbearable. Eventually it scorches the land and burns crops, small animals, and even starts small fires.
  • An old monsterous being has woken up deep below the earth. Its slowly digging its way out of the earth and a large sink hole has appeared where you think the mouth is.
  • A wizard is trying to bring back an old ocean that dried up long ago, and all the sea creatures with it.

Quick reminder to feel free to send me asks and questions about anything you might need! 

There is a “doctor” going around and diagnosing people with possession. He tells them his partner is a day or two behind him and will be coming through town to cure them for a fee. The patients are fine and demon free until the exam happens. The possessed typically cause mayhem and steal and give the partner whatever they end up getting.

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