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A Theatrical Prequel to Hell's Rebels, the current Pathfinder Adventure Path from Paizo Publishing
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"Night of Ashes" takes place during the events immediately preceding In Hell's Bright Shadow, the first adventure in Hell's Rebels. Working with the Paizo team, we are using NPCs, locations and plot points from the Adventure Path to recreate the traumatic events leading up to Barzillai Thrune's take over of the city of Kintargo.

The show centers on a young Hellknight who is conflicted between her commitment to the Law and her commitment to her City. When Grand Inquisitor Thrune orders her companion killed and an entire Opera Company arrested alongside a young Baron, she is forced to keep the actors from further harm and lead them to safety. The survival of this small band intermingle with the machinations of the arch villain of the Adventure Path.

The show will be as audience interactive as possible and feature steel on steel fight choreography by an award-winning local fight choreographer.

YOUR SUPPORT will allow us to create a professional recording of "Night of Ashes" so that there is a permanent archive of this official part of Pathfinder history. Once the DVD costs are covered, we will beef up the special effects, create some monstrous costuming and puppet effects and provide a lovely soundtrack.

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Night of Ashes DVD

In addition to a professionally edited video of the "Night of Ashes" productions, each DVD will also include:

  • A digital copy of the "Night of Ashes" script, with a Creative Commons license so that you have our permission to make your own production.
  • A digital copy of the Maralictor character sheet, as developed by Pathfinder Creative Director James Jacobs!

The Black Mask of Absalom (2011)

In 2011, our production of "The Black Mask of Absalom" featured an original story about a group of young heroes in Absalom.

Burnt Offerings (2009)

In 2009, we performed an adaptation of "Burnt Offerings," the first chapter in the Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path from Paizo Publishing.

Some of the Paizo staff were kind enough to come to the show. This is what Pathfinder Editor-in-Chief James Jacobs had to say:

In a word, it was INCREDIBLE!

From the stage dressing to the costumes to the props (real metal weapons!) to the special effects (they included the giant hermit crab!) to the acting (including songs!) to the directing, it was all jaw-droppingly amazing to see what director Tom Beckett created. Looking at the program, I see that there were almost 50 roles in the play—and at times, it felt like half of them were all on stage at once! One thing in particular that I was incredibly impressed by was how Tom's adaptation of the adventure kept a lot of the more mature elements in place—suitably downplayed in some areas, but I never really felt like anything was missing. In fact, some of Tom's additions to the story (giving Belor Hemlock a son who wants to become a hero, or adding a few Skinsaw cultists to the dungeons of Thistletop) were really cool, and I wish I'd thought of them to put into the adventure myself!

"Night of Ashes" has a lot to live up to! We're ready for the challenge, though.

And with YOUR HELP, we will record the whole production so that you can have a memory to look back on for years to come - and so that those that can't attend the show live have a chance to experience it for themselves.

"Night of Ashes" Pre-Production

Maralictor Concept Sketch and Art
Maralictor Concept Sketch and Art
Night of Ashes Photo Shoot with Steve Hammer and Cam Fuller
Night of Ashes Photo Shoot with Steve Hammer and Cam Fuller
Maralictor (Cam Fuller)
Maralictor (Cam Fuller)

Set Design and construction by Cleveland High School and the Portland Center Stage Scene shop

The play takes place in the Fantasy coastal city of Kintargo, a rebel city in the Devil worshiping country of Cheliax. Our set reflects both the aesthetics of the Winningstad theater and the Gothic feel of setting. It will be flexible enough to provide a variety of locations and leave room for large action scenes. However, the entire theater will be utilized by the actors as they get up close and personal with the audience.

Seating: 300

Scheduled Productions:

  • 27 Nov 2015: 7:00 PM
  • 28 Nov 2015: 2:00 PM
  • 28 Nov 2015: 7:00 PM
  • 29 Nov 2015: 2:00 PM

The Dolores Winningstad Theatre is located inside Antoinette Hatfield Hall at 1111 SW Broadway Ave in Portland, Oregon.

Stretch Goals

$10,000: Bearded Devil Costume; We will be able to improve the "Night of Ashes" production with a full Barbazu costume - a mask that covers the head and shoulders, as well as a set of armor. Not familiar with this glaive-wielding terror? This might help!

This seething devil deftly wields a vicious, saw-toothed glaive, while below its toothy maw writhes a hideous, twitching beard.
This seething devil deftly wields a vicious, saw-toothed glaive, while below its toothy maw writhes a hideous, twitching beard.

Risks and challenges

There is little risk associated with our chosen location; the Dolores Winningstad Theatre has been operating for over 30 years.

For backer fulfillment, we have sourced partners to create the DVDs. We will be updating our shipping database constantly as backers move, to ensure proper delivery. We will also notify all backers two weeks before DVDs ship, allowing us to ensure shipping is accurate.

We've already had multiple successfull theatrical productions. We are confident that should any exigencies of production arise, we will be more than qualified and capable to handle them.

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    PLUS: Two (2) tickets to see "Night of Ashes" and an invitation to our VIP Brunch with the cast and director, scheduled for 10:30 AM on Sunday, Nov 29th. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included.

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