Dungeons and Dragons – Mystara
Adventures – Introduction to the Broken Lands
Source: The Orcs of Thar (0e-gaz-10)
This is a storyline is used as an introduction adventures for the Wrath of the Immortals based in the Broken Lands.
- GAZ10 – The Orcs of Thar (Broken Lands) (5th Edition)
- Group: Wednesday (D&D Week)
- Session 76 to 79 (4 sessions)
- 18th April 2018 to 13th June 2018
- Players: Annette – Puck (4), Mark – Phart (4), David B – Dug (4), Jeff – Gehrig (3), Adrian – Dinsdale Gynk (3)
This features in the following sections:
- Gazetteer – Broken Lands
- AC 1000-01-01 – Introduction to The Broken Lands – The mini campaign introducing the Broken Lands and its locations.
- Session Recordings
- AC 1000-01-01 – Introduction to the Broken Lands – Audio Only Recordings
Notes of the Gazetteer Mini Campaign
From 18th April 2018 to 13th June 2018 for four sessions.
This is the ninth in the series of adventures around the Known World of Mystara where I am converting the setting to 5th Edition as we play based on the choices of the players.
Six players, each having backgrounds that fitted into the setting or changing the setting slightly to allow for the backgrounds to work. They are all monstrous races having a break from the seriousness of the other campaigns and allowed in this story only to play evil characters.
Started in the Broken lands in a city floating on a great lake of magma under the Broken Lands. All races mingle here and are forced to cooperate.
The characters are playing the bad guys of the setting, as a party comical and part break from the main campaign storyline.
Goblins have been treated as second class citizens in these neck of the woods, and the focus on this part of the story is how the various humanoids (Orcs, Goblins, Hobgoblins, Bugbears, Trolls, Gnolls and Kobolds) are banding together to fight the Human nation to the south (Darokin) the horselords to the east (Ethengar) and the wizards to the north (Glantri). Also there were the threats of the Shadow Elves, these guys are the Drow of the original D&D setting, but they were not Evil, just Lawful. They will be discussed further in Gaz13.
The underground lava floating city uses portals to travel to and from the city, protected by their soldiers and are different from most of the inhabitants of the region as they coexist with other species instead of enslave or murder them. All other nations in the Broken Lands are species specific.
Part of this is because races cannot breed with another race. So racial superiority really has meaning.
They ended the mini-campaign arriving at Darokin City to infiltrate a group of adventures gathering for an unknown purpose as directed by one of the gods of the Broken Lands. They were not invited as part of the campaign storyline.
Notable changes to the setting:
- Reminder that no half-breeds exist without magical intervention and those half-breeds cannot have offspring without the same.
- Portals are a thing – some area’s may or may not be on the same plane of existence, world or even co-located. A portals start and end point distance is not a limited thing.
- Dragons have an investment in the area, with some dragonborn and keeping humanity out of the region.
- 2021-05-09 – Moved the mini campaign from the gazetter to its own post with extra information.
(Tier 1 – Introduction 11/46)
(Tier 2 – Investigation 16/50)
AC 1005 (Year 6) – (12/19) – Rheddrian’s Investigation Bureau, Cult (of the Scarlet Moon, of the Valley of Death), 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), Relic Hunter (Dinosaurs)
Phase 3 (Tier 3 – War 28), Year 11 – 10, Year 12 – 5, Year 13 – 4, Year 14 – 4, Year 15 – 4
Phase 4 (Tier 4 – Conclusion 7) Year 16 – 3, Year 17 – 2, Year 18 – 1, Year 19 – 1, Year 20 –
Phase 5 (Tier 5 – tba)
Phase 6 (Tier 6 – tba)
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Class Builds – Artificer – Bombardier (Tinkerkin), Barbarian – Totem Warrior (Ethegnarian), Totem Warrior (Heldannic), Bard – College of Valour (Sunfey), Druid – Circle of Dreams (Woodfey), Circle of the Tree of Life (Seasonfey), Fighter – Battlemaster (Seashire), Eldritch Knight (Kerendan), Weapons Master (Makai), Weapons Master (Stonebound), Monk – Way of the Elements (Waterchild), Paladin – Oath of Radiance (Sunfey), Oath of Vengeance (Firechild), Sorcerer – Wild Magic (Shadowfey), Warlock – Celestial (Sunfey), Wizard – Bladesinger (Seasonfey), Dragon – White. Multiclass – Cleric/Wizard (Ethengarian), Rogue/Cleric (Atruaghin), Rogue/Sorcerer (Seashire), Wizard/Rogue (Traladaran)
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