D&D 5E EN5ider #452 - Dangerous Scenarios: Abode of Unending Comfort

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  • 452. Dangerous Scenarios: Abode of Unending Comfort. It's common for mages to instill a bit of magic into their homes—it's far easier to study and make the most of one's arcane talents when daily chores are taken care of by an enchanted broom or some empowered cutlery—but what happens when they shuffle off the mortal coil? What if they've really enchanted that wizard tower? Mische was one such enchanter, filling her home with a host of animated objects and artificial pets that haven't stopped at their tasks since she passed away. Now whoever happens upon her cozy mansion is at the mercy of her untended magic, kept as hosts against their will! This dangerous scenario for 3–5 PCs of 3rd level was dutifully designed by Charlie Brooks, illustrated by Xanditz, and featuring the cartography of Dyson Logos.
  • 451. Villain Spotlight: Lavinia the Wight Shepherd. Necromancy is rarely shown in anything but the coldest light, the undead created by such magic almost universally shunned. Lavinia refuses to engage in such cruelty. Have these creatures—already subjected to life's gravest injury—not suffered enough? This noble discovered her natural talents as a medium at a young age but has rejected the usual arcane or divine methods of employing her gifts, wholeheartedly embracing them and the undead they can create instead. So it is that Lavinia travels the realm with her spirits in tow (including her wight bodyguard Duq), seeking to be a psychopomp for the suffering and to bring about a change in how people treat those who have already passed (something she will violently enact if need be). Dangerously designed by Elizabeth Orchard, illustrated by Deanna Roberds.
  • 450. Dangerous Scenarios: Trollguts. We've all thought about it: if trolls can regenerate, how much of the troll is required? Alright maybe only some of us have thought about it. Specifically someone undertaking experiments to learn the answers to that question and so many more. Of course they may never get the chance—the wagon transporting their specimens has tumbled over and the reforming monsters are on the loose! This dangerous scenario for 4–5 PCs of 3rd–4th level was deviously designed by Andrew Engelbrite, illustrated by Ellis Goodson, and features the cartography of Dyson Logos.
  • 449. Adventure: DEEVA's Rescue. The inventor and merchant Fizzwing has many hobbies but he cherishes nothing more than scientific exploration with his finest creation: the Dirigible Examination and Evaluation Vehicle Assembly, or 'Deeva' as he likes to call it. Unfortunately his enthusiasm can get the best of him, and Fizzwing has gotten into a bit of a debacle with his favorite device. Now to get it back he needs the help of some brave adventurers—and time is of the essence, the machine's power supply soon to run out! This full adventure was diligently designed by and features cartography by Marc Kenobi, cover art by Phil Stone, and interior illustrations by Gui Sommer and Phil Stone.
  • 448. Mini-Adventure: Town of the Dead. As the party gets into town they realize it's eerily silent, and there's nary a villager to be seen in the whole place either. Then suddenly a figure emerges from the shadows, lunging forward to attack: an undead! Zombies and skeletons start appearing from all around, surrounding the adventurers and forcing them to take shelter—though they can't hide for long, and to save themselves and Mortam they must act quickly, intelligently, and most of all bravely! Decisively designed (for 4–6 PCs of 2nd–4th level) by Tyler Lee, illustrated by Ellis Goodson, featuring cartography by Dyson Logos.
 

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