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DnD Adv P2 1005 Cult of the Scarlet Moon

Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara

Adventures in Phase Two – AC 1005 – Cult of the Scarlet Moon

Princes of the Apocalypse – Scarlet Moon Hall

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5e-wiz-pota – Princes of the Apocalypse

AC 1005 – Cult of the Scarlet Moon – Overview

This is an adventure taken from Princes of the Apocalypse and adapted to the Mystara setting..

This features in the following sections:

AC 1005 – Cult of the Scarlet Moon – Timeline

  • Timeline – AC 1003Northern Reaches
    • Mystery of the Iceshield Orcs – They are leaving their home mountains of Makkres Mountains located in Vestland (Northern Reaches) in a mass migration, but no one knows why. Investigators are sent to find our why.
    • Mystery of the Travelling Dragonborn – Part 1 – Travelling from Darokin City in three caravans. On headed North, though Ethengar and into the Heldannic Territories. One Headed South, into the Five Shires, through Karameikos, then Thyatis and up the coast of Ylaruam and the Northern Reaches before reaching the Norwold Region. The Last caravan headed east into Ylaruam, then up into Rockhome and out into the Northern Reaches before making it unto the Norwold Region.
    • Still to be Edited
      • Giant Migration – The giants are migrating to the eastern end of Darokin, southern and eastern Rockhome, western Northern Reaches, eastern Karameikos, and western Ylaruam. (rumour)
      • <-> (GAZ7) The Defence of Oktel’s Stead – Trolls are attacking in force, and they need a coordinated defence or they will fall.
      • (mdt) The Spirit Bottle – Investigate a tavern.
      • (mdt) Carrionholme – Issues with hags in a swamp.
      • (mdt) Temple of the Secret Power – rumours of great power in a hidden temple.
  • Timeline – AC 1004Northern Reaches
    • Attack of the Fire Giants – A settlement in the borders of Vestland and the Soderfjord Jarldoms called Triboar is attacked by Fire Giants.
    • Attack of the Frost Giants – A settlement in the Soderfjord Jarldoms called Bryn Shander is attacked by Frost Giants.
    • Cult of the Riverguard Keep – A group of mercenaries stationed at Riverguard Keep, are stabilising the countryside around their keep and look to becoming another Jarl of the region.
    • Cult of the Sacred Stone – A group of monks known as the Monks of the Sacred Stone are seen in the region. They have taken up location at a mysterious haunted keep located somewhere in the Northern Reaches.
    • Cult of the Scarlet Moon – A group of druids known as the Circle of the Scarlet Moon are seen in the region.
    • Mystery of the Long Road – Take a shipment from the Heldannic Territories to Thyatis City.
    • Still to be Edited
      • (GAZ7) The Hospitality of Hearth – Heroes learning the way of the jarls and leaders of the north.
      • (mdt) Torment at Torni Tower – Trouble near the swamps.
  • Timeline – AC 1005Northern Reaches
    • Cult of the Howling Hatred – A mysterious cult springing up in the known world seems to have originated in the Northern Reaches.
    • Cult of the Riverguard Keep – A group of mercenaries stationed at Riverguard Keep have established themselves as a new Jarldom in Vestland.
    • Cult of the Sacred Stone – A group of monks known as the Monks of the Sacred Stone are active in the region. They are taking on new students at the Sacred Stone Monastery located in Vestland.
    • Cult of the Scarlet Moon – A group of druids known as the Circle of the Scarlet Moon performing the Rite of the Wicker Giant. And a mysterious haunted keep located somewhere in the Northern Reaches.
    • Mystery of the Fire Witches – A mysterious cult of fire worshippers is plaguing the edge of Vestland and threatening to spill into the Ethengarian grasslands..
    • Still to be Edited
      • (X3) Curse of Xanathon – the town of Rhoona on the border of Rockhome faces a curse from Ethengar which may cause the town to collapse and ruin the best beer in the region.

AC 1005 – Cult of the Scarlet Moon – The Concept

This Village of Red Larch is located in Vestland, north of Trollheim in hex (Vestland+13-6). This represents 17 hexes to the north and 6 hexes to the southwest. This is in the hex in Vestland adjacent to Ethengar and Heldannic Territories. Other the the change in location, nothing needs to be changed to make this adventure work. This used the Scarlet Moon Hall adventure.

Characters have been asked to look into a group of druids known as the Circle of the Scarlet Moon performing the Rite of the Wicker Giant.

AC 1005 – Cult of the Scarlet Moon – The Reveal

AC 1003 – The Circle of the Scarlet Moon druids are moving into the Northern Reaches.

AC 1004 – After being in the region for a year, they establish a hidden based of operations out of a haunted keep.

AC 1005 – They work to complete a ritual to restore balance in the region goes horribly wrong and many druids die.

AC 1005 – Cult of the Scarlet Moon – The Outcome

This adventure has not been run but the following has been discovered.

  • The Rite of the Wicker Giant failed to restore balance and the druid circles of Vestland have been broken as a result.

Content Updates

  • 2021-10-13 – Fixed heading and broken links.
  • 2021-08-23 – Changed the name from “Mystery of the Scarlet Moon Hall” to “Cult of the Scarlet Moon”. Updated the layout, menu and added some more content.
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Annual: (4/9) – Atruaghin Clans Ascension, Mystery (of the Duke’s Road Massacres, of the Forgotten Dungeon, of the Hidden Kingdoms of Dragons)

Phase 1
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AC 1000 (Year 1) – (2/8) – Lord of Lance Rock, Relic Hunter (Dragon Hatchery)

AC 1001 (Year 2) – (1/8) – Relic Hunter (Tomb of Moving Stones)

AC 1002 (Year 3) – (3/9) – Business (Bargewright Inn), Cult (of the Feathergale Knights), Mystery (of the Missing Delegation)

AC 1003 (Year 4) – (3/10) Cult (of the Riverguard Keep), Mystery (in Atruaghin’s Palace, of the Iceshield Orcs)

AC 1004 (Year 5) – (2/11) – Cult (of the Sacred Stone), Mystery (in the Silver Sierras)

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AC 1005 (Year 6) – (10/17) – Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau, Cult (of the Scarlet Moon), Mystery (in Aegos, in Sundsvall, in Thyatis City, of the Alphatian Duellers, of the Dead Elf, of the Great Gnome Caravan, of the Magic Mirror, of the Missing Pilgrims)

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1007 AC (Year 8) – (1/12) – The Day Magic Died

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Phase 6 (Tier 6 – tba)

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