Baldur's Gate: Trials of the Flaming Sword
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord, Roll20
About the adventure
The Sword Coast is ablaze with rumors. For the last several years, on the 20th day of Kythorn, the Summer Solstice, a gigantic, flaming sword has appeared. It hovers in the air, remains but a tenday, then disappears, only to reappear elsewhere the following year. Luskan was first. Neverwinter next. This year it’s Baldur’s Gate. And it calls to you… Those who approach the sword are whisked away, no one knows where to. But when they return, they share tales of harrowing trials, rife with conflict, arcane puzzles, and horrifying monsters. And joy... The exhilaration of challenge, noble effort, and achievement. Thus, word is spreading. The devotees of Tempus, the Lord of Battles, whose symbol is indeed a flaming sword, have named this the "Trials of Tempus", and they are not alone. Already the call has gone out far and wide, and so the crowd and the competition grows, and with it, the spectacle and the fame. Yet another band of various Trial-seekers passed me on the road just now. I am but a day away from Baldur’s Gate myself, and I shall have the chance to experience these Trials for myself. Even though I go alone, I am undeterred, for I am sure to find many there who would join me. The scrying pools in the city-center have already attracted quite a crowd, no doubt. I am ready, and filled with the strangest joy. -Bonnie, Bard Extraordinaire, College of Lore
How to prepare
You'll need a Roll20 account (free), and we'll be using my Discord server to communicate (free download). Webcam not required, but mic is! I'll send you a little intro blurb before we get started to set the party up for session 1!
What I provide
Roll20 Pro, fully unlocked DnDBeyond, Discord server.
This adventure is a series of mysterious encounters, where you and your party will have to unravel the mysteries of each unique challenge on the fly. Then outsmart, outmaneuver, and outfight rival adventurers (NPCs controlled by the DM) to prove your mettle and emerge alive and victorious! There will be combat, but fighting skill is far from all that is needed to win!
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How will character creation work
Please have a 3rd level character ready! You can use any of the official source materials, and once you've been accepted into the game, I'll give you access to the campaign in my DnDBeyond, with access to all the materials! We'll use Standard Array (15,14,13,12,10,8) for stats, but feel free to use the rules from Tasha's Cauldron of Everything to mix and match your racial modifiers as you see fit!
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: High
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Intermediate
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