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The Last Prayer Of The Dying is an adventure module for 5E (5th edition fantasy roleplaying game). For 1st level PCs
The Last Prayer Of The Dying is an adventure module for 5E (5th edition fantasy roleplaying game). For 1st level PCs
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Andrin, The Knight Arisen.
Andrin, The Knight Arisen.

Hello. Thanks for taking the time to read this. The project is to raise funds to create an adventure module for 5th edition fantasy

Module Synopsis The party are travelling to the new frontier to help return an ancient Duchy to its former glory. A chance encounter with the legendary 'Arisen Knight', a very old hero, sets them on a path to adventure. Like most published scenarios there are some railroad parts, but enough choice to provide the feel of a sandbox

The publication will be about 80 pages in size. It includes:

  • A brief gazetteer of Keranow, the Duchy where the adventure takes place.(Size of 3-8 pages)
  • 10 wilderness encounters to get a feel for the setting.
  • A small settlement in the wilderness frontier lands.
  • Three dungeons (each about a dozen locations). A) The tomb of a mythical knight, now infiltrated by despoiling fey priestesses; B) An old dwarven fort used by hobgoblins who have been driven to the edge of despair by the alluring voice of a bloodrose witch; C) The scheming feys base of operations, from which they seek to begin a reign of chaos and insanity over the newly re-established Duchy of Keranow.
  • 8-12 quarter page pieces of high quality art (some of which is shown on the Project front page)
  • The PCs should start at 1st level and be 4th by the end of this adventure
  • An adventure outside the axis of good versus evil: betrayal, treachery, duty and the consequences of choice.
Orc Sea Reaver. To be named by reward pledge.
Orc Sea Reaver. To be named by reward pledge.

The funds will go towards artwork and editing. Any money beyond the initial funding level will add more art to the adventure, and subsequent monies will add to the gazetter, to the encounters or based on details from comments and requests by you, the backers !

The adventure will be made available as a downloadable link and as Print On Demand (a token will be emailed to all relevant reward levels). High Resolution Maps will be provided for VTT use.

It is intended to be  part 1 of a much larger campaign set in the Duchy of Keranow. The Duchy itself is inspired by myths of the British Isles, The Norse Lands and France. It seeks to lightly draw in elements from Historic Cornish, Arthurian, Celt and Viking legends.

The Sword of Andrin Gwindah.
The Sword of Andrin Gwindah.
The Blood Rose Fey are ready to play!!
The Blood Rose Fey are ready to play!!

 One of the Residents of the Hamlet of Terawen

Lenan Krux, Dwarven Hunter, Qualities/Vices: At home with the forest, Reveres nature's bounty/Impatient with people.
Lenan Krux, Dwarven Hunter, Qualities/Vices: At home with the forest, Reveres nature's bounty/Impatient with people.

 and a map of the hamlet he helps protect

Hamlet of Terawen (Low Res-No Labels)
Hamlet of Terawen (Low Res-No Labels)
Draft stat block of Blood Rose Fey
Draft stat block of Blood Rose Fey
The Tomb of Andrin Gwindah
The Tomb of Andrin Gwindah

THEME AND SETTING

I have never been a major fan of long bits of prose and background in modules. I would rather information be found from small snippets such as nursery rhymes, old wives tales, bawdy tavern songs, poems and such. Throughout the module there will be many of these bits of flavour text (‘ribbons’ I believe the term is). Here are a couple of drafts.

The first is entitled 'The Doom of the Kindred'

The following is a nursery rhyme the children of the village sing when one of their number is about to be punished for a wrong-doing. (Its origin is actually the burning down of the windmill on the hills of Terawen several decades ago). Imagine children in a circle dancing round doing the actions of windmill sails, while the poor child in the middle goes to receive discipline.

As we have nearly reached £600. Harbour song from the Reavers War, when men could get out of conscription by way of being married, but not yet gifted with a child.

To be sung to a marching beat, made by fists and flagons pounding on the Tavern’s tables

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Risks and challenges

Risk. This is my first Kickstarter so I am starting very simply with a digital only release. I have previously written and had published an Adventure Path for d20 systems. That was 140,000 words in size, whereas this project is about 22,000. I am clearly being cautious by setting a January 2016 deadline so I get my first KS project as near to perfect first time.

The creative written work is nearly complete and the module has been playtested. Much of the artwork is in draft form already and a couple of pieces are complete.

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    RABBLE SCUM. Not all are sweet and noble. One encounter is with a group of less than fine fellows. Your name, or idea, will be used for one of these wretches. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals (£7 is Approx US 11.20; EUR 9.80)

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    NOBLE. Your name will be used for a town, fort or other settlement in the campaign map of Keranow. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals (£9 is Approx US 14.40; EUR 12.60)

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    ALE FOR THE THIRSTY. Your name, or idea, will be used for an ale, beer or other beverage at the Sting-In-The-Tail Inn within the settlement of Terawen. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals (£9 is Approx US 14.40; EUR 12.60)

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    Sausage? SAUSAGE!! The Inn at Terawen is famed for its preserved meats. Your name, idea or recipe, will be used as part of its exclusive menu. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals (£9 is Approx US 14.40; EUR 12.60)

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    THE FALLEN. The overgrown graveyard at Terawen contains many a dead heroic warrior from battles old. Your name, or idea, will mark one gravestone. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals (£9 is Approx US 14.40; EUR 12.60)

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    THEM APPLES. You get to describe a variety of apple grown in the orchard at Terawen. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals (£9 is Approx US 14.40; EUR 12.60)
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    REAVER. Your name will be the inspiration for that of a fierce orc Sea-Reaver mentioned in the gazetter. If the Kickstarter is a success these 5 terrifying npc's will feature in the sequel adventure. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals. (£12 is Approx US 19.20; EUR 16.80)

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    KINGMAKER. You get to name one of the 12 Queen or Kings of Olde Gaellia; add a line or two about their rule; and comment on how they died. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added to the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals. (£12 is Approx US 19.20; EUR 16.80)

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    DISHONOURED DEAD. A head portrait will be used to form part of a piece of art showing the severed heads of victims of an orc Sea-Reaver. You get a full digital copy of the adventure & gazetteer. Your name will be added in the acknowledgements. You will receive all stretch goals. (£15 is Approx US 24; EUR 21)

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