Exposure is a Fifth Edition adventure for three to seven characters of 3rd-to-5th-level. The adventure is optimized for five characters with an average party level (APL) of 3. Characters who survive this adventure should earn enough experience to reach the 4th level. The adventure takes place in a chilly arctic environment. In the Omeria campaign setting, the northernmost point of Omeria, the Syhros Peninsula, works best for such a setting. Because frigid conditions are key to this story, make sure to review the rules for environmental hazards in Chapter 5 of the DMG.
Once, Krasnovsk was a research outpost and commune for cultists of Vapul. Then, ten years ago, an event known only as “the Incident” instantly destroyed all of Krasnovsk’s inhabitants. Of course, they didn’t stay dead. A week later, they rose again as hungry shadows, driven by a compulsion to destroy all life.
The Incident was triggered by the village’s necromancer, an Anorian elf named Vuzeth. Vuzeth hide the devices around the compound then cut off escape. Vuzeth locked himself away in his chambers and listened as the villagers perished to the Strength-draining effects of the antilife weapons. Then, Vuzeth succumbed to the devices. His angry shadow still haunts his old chambers.
The northern Rasgaxes, drow, frost giants, and other sentient creatures who dominate the Syhros Peninsula all avoid the small hamlet. The land is cursed.
System: D&D 5E
Starting Level: 3
Length: One-Shot (1 session)
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