Dragonhold is a three-part Fifth Edition adventure series designed for three to five 4th- to 6th-level characters and is optimized for four characters with an average party level (APL) of 5. Characters who complete all three parts should reach the 6th level. Each part can be played as a standalone adventure, or played in sequence as an adventure series. Deep within her mountain stronghold of Desolate Peak, the black dragon Tsarron and her duergar servants are building an army of enchanted golems. It’s up to brave adventurers to infiltrate the fortress and put an end to the Dragonlord’s schemes.
Part 1: The Depths. The Depths are the lowest reaches of Desolate Peak, where the duergar harvest the precious minerals needed to forge Tsarron’s army.
Part 2: The Forgeworks. The Forgeworks are the central chambers of Desolate Peak, where pyrestone harvested from The Depths is smelted in great forges of lava.
Part 3: The Pinnacle. The Pinnacle is the highest point in Tsarron’s Dragonhold, a throne room decorated with the bones of her enemies.
The Desolate Peak is a mountain said to have been hoisted from the earth by giants when the world was young. It became inhabited by a group of duergar calling themselves The Anvil Fall over a century ago, and together they built Dragonhold: a fortress of wrought iron, earth, and fire. The skeleton of their ancestral enemy, the black dragon Oddrenth, adorns the fortress’s royal hall, hence Dragonhold’s name.
Unfortunately for The Anvil Fall, their ancient tyrant sired a successor who vowed to exact revenge upon the duergar for slaying her father. But Tsarron, the daughter of Oddrenth, was no fool: she knew that without first consolidating her brood, a direct assault on Dragonhold would prove fatal. Thus, she spent the next century rallying her father’s scattered lieutenants beneath her banner and studying her enemy. Meanwhile, the dark dwarves grew complacent in peace, and they soon forgot that generation of fire, blood, and death. When Tsarron eventually attacked Dragonhold alongside her brood, she overwhelmed its defenses and subjugated The Anvil Fall.
Now, Tsarron sits atop the pinnacle of Dragonhold, a tyrant of devastation. With the duergar under her control, she has turned her attention to the lands surrounding Desolate Peak. Dreams of conquest, and of an endless hoard, have driven Tsarron to create an army of golems using the very stone under the mountain.
The time has come to either remove the Dragonlord from her throne or submit to her dark will.
A forgotten entrance leads into Dragonhold’s lowest depths, where subjugated creatures are forced to continuously mine a rare mineral called pyrestone. This operation is crucial to Tsarron’s plans, as the great forges above require a constant influx of pyrestone to keep the machinery of war churning.
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System: D&D 5E
Starting Level: 5
Length: 6-8 hours
Sheet: D&D 5e by Roll20
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