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D&D 5E EN5ider #410 - Dangerous Scenarios: Kobold Cache

Today's issue of EN5ider embraces kobolds and traps with a dungeon crawl—or dash—that won't soon be forgotten!

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  • 410. Dangerous Scenarios: Kobold Cache. Kobolds are not known for being particularly adept fighters—they are known for their clever and widespread use of traps. A cult of these creatures have taken up residence in the lair of a forgotten faith, pilfering the local community at night, yet all who have gone to face them have not returned. Within the adventurers find a dungeon prepared to kill, the kobolds inside moving to activate hidden defenses that turn the party's delve into a challenging run against deathtraps galore! The deadly designs in this Dangerous Scenario for 4–5 PCs of 9th–11th level by Tyler Omichinski include 8 new traps and the trapping kobold (CR 2), illustrated by Júlio Rocha and utilizing cartography by Dyson Logos.
  • 409. Mini-Adventure: A Trade of Bride and Pride. The party is tasked with saving the wife of a local guard captain, joining his longtime paladin companion to deliver the ransom to her kidnappers. The trade is not so simple however, and when the adventurers meet the brigands amidst the shipwrecks of Hull's Breach they discover just how terribly complex the situation is—and must make a decision of no small consequence. This mini-adventure for three to four PCs of 4th–8th level (deviously designed by Liz Orchard, illustrated by Jori Hollander, and featuring cartography by Dyson Logos) includes statistics for Graysha Greypeak and Lady Arilette Bersk.
  • 408. To Smite A Fiend: Part Three. Great evil once more looms over Holdenshire as Hell is unleashed on the countryside by the wizard Kalle Sirkesalo’s reckless ambitions. It is up to the adventurers to put a stop to it, but as before they’re not alone in the fight and this time help comes from the very heavens above. The divine war so unbalanced by the mage’s summonings has taken nearly all of the Angelic Fane’s resources, but if the party is able to defeat some of the greater blasphemies spread across the realm, the celestials can transform the power from those broken entities to grant the PCs potent blessings. More importantly, with the appropriated power of all four fiendish presences, the adventurers will be able to seal whatever planar rift is within the wizard’s tower. The order in which the party tracks down and fights the worst of the horrors unleashed upon the land is up to them, but as days go by and the townsfolk turn to them for help the more reliable the rumors and hearsay become. This PDF contains Act 2 (for 4 PCs of 11th level) and continues the thread from To Smite A Fiend: Part Two, including 5 celestial blessings, fiendish fire trap, 3 combat maps, agonized kyton (CR 14), blood golem (CR 7), hydrodaemon (CR 6), infernal dwarves (CR 4), infernal mammoth (CR 6), khalkoi spawn swarm (CR 6), kyton (CR 12), and warmonger devil (CR 6).
  • 407. Monster Combos. Assailing adventurers with a mix of monsters is a tried and true tactic for making an encounter more exciting—but what if together they could do more? Enter Monster Combos and add creative ways to bring synergy to the creatures the GM takes to battle! Turn two elementals into one lethal amalgamation with Elemental Fusion, surprise the PCs with a shield guardian draped in the False Regalia of a rug of smothering, turn a whole flock of birds against a party duking it out with a harpy with Shrieking Song, and deviously work out how to include all 15 of these excellent combos into the next campaign! Dastardly designed by Andrew Engelbrite, illustrated by Rachel Maduro.
  • 406. Enchanted Trinkets: Haunted Keepsakes. An object is often what bars the way when a living creature dies but is denied its eternal rest. These 12 enchanted trinkets represent some unfinished business the creature had in life, such as a work of art left incomplete or an arrow that never found its mark. When a new owner acquires the keepsake, the spirit that haunts the item urges them to complete the task it left unfinished. Should the owner do so, they may receive a supernatural boon as a reward for helping the spirit find peace. Dreadfully designed by William Fischer, illustrated by Gui Sommer.
 

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