The Discordant Harp

Dungeons & Dragons 5e on Roll20, Zoom

Dungeons & Dragons 5e



About the adventure

The Discordant Harp! Sehanine Moonbow's harp traces its tragic tale back to the beginnings of elven mythology and the betrayal of Araushnee, known now as Lolth. Since time immortal it has been lost, many say to the benefit of our world. Now a champion of Toa, god of knowledge, claims to have found it! Could it truly be the legendary Discordant Harp? What is the horrible curse Lolth placed upon it? Can the curse be broken or suppressed, or will it forever haunt the realm of morals? It's a simple mission, what could go wrong?... Rendezvous in the village of Tambrin with a champion of Toa and help escort her back to the city of Darfeign, only 3 days journey. But arriving at the remote village you find an ancient, deadly curse unleashed by the very artifact the champion was charged with protecting. Now buried within the catacombs of the ruined Baywick Castle, somehow the Discordant Harp plays its destructive melody across the countryside. Can you stop the curse before all of Tambrin succumbs to its maddening song? The Discordant Harp is an immersive adventure for 4-6 2nd level characters in the homebrewed land of Janathrian. Expect a balanced amount of roleplaying, exploration, suspense, and combat. This adventure is open to all levels of player experience. New players will find the situations and challenges intuitive without needing a deep understanding of the rules. More seasoned players will enjoy exploring Janathrian and using their knowledge to unlock hidden rewards.

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Paul Zinke


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How to prepare

To enjoy this adventure players will need a stable internet connection, a microphone & speakers or headset, a free Roll20 account, and limited outside distractions. A webcam is highly suggested but not necessary.

What I provide

I will provide a Zoom link, an invitation link for Roll20, and my homebrew world of Janathrian.

Gameplay details

The Discordant Harp is a one-shot adventure for D&D 5th edition. Players will arrive at the village of Tambrin and speak to some of the folk there before descending into the catacombs of an ancient keep in order to recover the cursed harp before it drives the village inhabitants mad. There is a good balance between roleplaying, exploration and combat with some interesting optional puzzles and a dash of suspense. The player's actions will have a strong influence on the outcome of the story including some morale choices to be made.

Content warnings
  • Violence
Safety tools used
  • Breaks
  • Stars and Wishes
  • X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work

There will be several pre-generated characters available or players may bring level 2 characters to this adventure. Players who would like to create their own characters may do so within Roll20 once you use the Roll20 invitation link or on D&D Beyond and share their character link. Characters will be level 2 and ability scores will follow the standard array of 15, 14, 13, 12, 10, 8 or the point-buy system using 27 points. Races and Classes can include anything from the Player's Handbook and any other published books by Wizards of the Coast. Equipment may consist of starting equipment plus 75 gp. Please email me a PDF or picture of your sheet prior to our game. You may send me a character portrait as well if you like.

Players can expect

  • Combat/Tactics: Medium
  • Roleplay: Medium
  • Puzzles: Medium
  • Experience Level: Open to all

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  • Duration: 3.5 to 4 hours
  • Number of players: 2 to 6 players
  • Experience required: Open to all
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