Blood Baptism is a Fifth Edition adventure designed for three to six 1st to 3rd level characters, and is optimized for a party of four characters with an average party level (APL) of 1. This adventure takes place in the DMDave Worlds' dark gothic city of Blutstrom, but can easily be placed in any setting or city that might have an abandoned warehouse above an old, underground hideout. This adventure can be played as a one-shot adventure or placed into a longer-running campaign.
Fifty years ago, a faction of witch hunters in the city of Blutstrom hoped to build an underground safehouse from which they could organize their operations on the surface. Construction initially proceeded quickly, but was soon halted by the strange discovery of underground pools of thick, red viscous liquid thought to be blood. Fearing demonic influence, the witch hunters organized a ritualistic cleansing and exorcism of the site. Their fears were correct, and the ritual went horribly wrong—demons bubbled up from the blood pools and attacked the witch hunters, eviscerating their number and forcing the few who remained to flee, leaving the unfinished safehouse abandoned beneath the streets of the city.
Recently, the priest Vekhar has heard the whispering of the Abyss in his ear. It has told him that the blood pools below the city have begun to stir once more, and that the time is right to baptize the worthy in their depths. Having gathered a cult following known as the Bloody Hand, Vekhar has established himself at the pools and has begun to baptize cultists and kidnapping victims alike in the blood, turning them into dretches. At the command of his demon master, Vekhar keeps the dretches contained in the underground lair, in wait for the perfect moment to unleash them onto the unsuspecting citizens of Blutstrom.
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System: D&D 5E
Starting Level: 1
Length: One Shot (2-3 hours)
Sheet: D&D 5e by Roll20
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