By: Titanium Tomes
Ruins of Ketec is a Fifth Edition adventure designed for three to six characters of level 8 to 10, and optimized for four characters with an average party level (APL) of 9. The party ventures into the depths of the eponymous ruins and faces the ravenous gnolls who dwell within. There, they will face the enhanced gnoll minions of the enigmatic Khan-ra-sen and their menagerie of tamed beasts. The ruins hold many ancient secrets even after decades of pillaging, and the crafty denizens are thoroughly entrenched. This adventure can be set in any world with a desert full of ancient ruins.
Ruins of Ketec is also featured in the campaign The Burning Borderlands: Riddle of the Silver Pyramid, a thrilling, high-paced treasure hunt in forbidding desert sands!
The grand city of Ketec was once a jewel of the Photorians, but in the twilight of their reign it became a makeshift tomb for their many dead. In their haste, it was only partially sealed and hidden, allowing tomb-robbers to discover and pillage. Many decades later, the ruin has deteriorated considerably. The current inhabitants, a band of gnolls, have made contact with a powerful but mysterious entity calling itself Khan-ra-sen. In exchange for strengthening the spirit’s foothold on the material plane, the spirit has unshackled their minds.
Thus enabled, the gnolls have begun to organize more, turning their efforts from basic scrounging survival toward a loftier goal: conquest. With the teachings of Khan-ra-sen and their crafty leader Chief Zik Stain-Tooth, the band have begun capturing and taming a veritable menagerie of monstrous beasts to aid in their desert-wide raiding. They’ve even begun the process of taming their captive phlavorek, the legendary desert reptile renowned for their poisonous bite.
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System: D&D 5E
Starting Level: 9
Length: One-Shot (1-2 sessions)
Sheet: D&D 5E by Roll20
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