Knives of the Court: a Vaerrenum one-shot
Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Discord
About the adventure
Welcome to the Estabarren Empire; glistening spires & mud soaked streets, bustling docks & picket lines; a dying superpower desperate to maintain power. Outlandish rumors swirl through the capital of dissidents and their plans to usurp rulership, but in every rumor there is a grain of truth. Intelligence has reached the Obsidian Court's rival spymasters that insurgents do indeed lurk in the shadows, planning a daring assassination... Play as an agent or inquisitor of the Empire's competing intelligence networks in an unlikely alliance to root out the insurgents. The task is simple: uncover the plot and foil the assassins. But like all spies, there's more to you and your companions than meets the eye, and the orders you've each received are not the same.
How to prepare
All you need is discord, a mic of any kind, and a copy of your character sheet! You don't even need dice - there's a virtual roller bot on the server! Webcams are encouraged but not required.
What I provide
This one shot has a custom soundtrack and original battlemaps hosted on roll20. GM will screenshare and control the board for ease of play.
This one-shot gives players opposing objectives that may resolve in character conflict and/or PVP. The narrative contains light horror elements and is designed to create high suspense.
Safety tools used
- Open Door
- Session 0
How will character creation work
Character creation will take place ahead of the game with GM consultation; player characters fill the narrative role of spies, but there are no class/personality restrictions. Encounters are balanced for fresh level 5 characters.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Medium
- Roleplay: Medium
- Puzzles: Low
- Experience Level: Open to all
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