By Monte Cook
A dungeon adventure for 4th- and 5th-level characters
Years ago, enigmatic figures known as the Triune created a strange temple and set themselves up there as gods. Though they wielded great magic, their religion eventually disintegrated and their temple fell into ruin. Wise ones speak of unusual magic, bizarre riddles, and ritualized tests within the place. But you know that a powerful magic item called the strand of tears may still be lost in these ruins. And is there more in the temple than it might seem?
The Temple of Mysteries: In Media Res is a dungeon adventure for 4th- to 5th-level characters. Its challenge lies not just in overcoming foes in combat, but in solving puzzlelike problems and dealing with unique roleplaying situations. A very difficult adventure, The Temple of Mysteries will challenge even the most experienced players, whether they are fans of hack-'n'-slash, puzzle solving, or in-depth roleplaying.
Originally created to help celebrate the 30th anniversary of the world's most popular roleplaying game, the Temple of Mysteries was run at various conventions and game days. This stand-alone adventure is intended to serve as a one-shot dungeon scenario. In addition to the scenario itself, The Temple of Mysteries includes: Six pregenerated characters appropriate for the adventure and ready to play. Maps created using Dundjinni mapping software at normal scale (1 inch = 40 feet) and battle-mat scale (1 inch = 5 feet). Just print them out and lay them on the table to provide a beautiful gaming environment for the adventure. Counters courtesy of Fiery Dragon Productions for all the pregenerated characters, NPCs, and creatures in the adventure. Handouts for the players.
And best of all, for a limited time, all proceeds from the sales of this adventure go to benefit tsunami relief efforts. (To read more about our charity, Mercy Corps, visit the group's website at www.mercycorps.org.)
Cover art by Tyler Walpole
Illustrated by Eric Lofgren, Claudio Pozas, Todd and Mysie Sabin, Stephen Shepherd, Arne Swekel, Tyler Walpole, Sam Wood, and Kieran Yanner
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