Empire of the Nine Ramparts

Plot Elements

Plot ElementFactionLocationDetails
Cal (Calhiliel)PlayersShivporta half-elven rogue
CubevilleNeutralRampart CampaignA rather boring place to live, especially after the Star Theatre closed. Apparently, the city square is interesting.
Head of SecurityRavenShivport, either docks or the templeProbably bored, but definitely dangerous. Well armored, well armed, and often in the company of bodyguards. He runs the docks, and "invites" people to worship the Raven Queen.
Jensen's ExchangeMelisandraShivportJensen's Exchange, a classic pawn shop and equipment store. Jensen's Exchange is run by retired adventurer Meleisandra Ventris. Rumor has it that the store appeared overnight in a heavy fog, but of course, that is impossible.
KendalPlayersShivporta human fighter
Lame TavernNeutralCubevillePossibly the most boring bar you have ever seen. But still more interesting than Cubeville. Sometimes you can find a shadowy figure here.
Sailor OneSailorsSilver SchoonerA helpful sailor, who apparently enjoyed the first 6 months he spent at sea, but now it is just a job. "Now, if we were pirates, I bet that would be interesting every day"
Shadowy FigureShadowCubevillenull
ShivportNeutralRampart CampaignA dangerous place where one can find fame or fortune, or perhaps a knife to the ribs. One week by boat from Cubeville
Silver SchoonerSailorsAt seaWell constructed ship in good repair. Due to visit Shivport in another month.
Star TheatreNeutralCubevillenull
Temple of the Raven QueenRavenShivportWell lit and busy temple to the Raven Queen. Apparently they are preparing to initiate new people in a day or so. You might have been invited to this event, but it might not be a great idea to show up.
ZekePlayersShivporta gnome bard
The plan is to start off with some very classic modules, and go from there.


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Beginning Adventure Areas

7. The Keep on the Borderlands, 1979 (B1)
Levels 1-3

19. Against the Cult of the Reptile God, 1982 (N1)
Levels 1-3

27. The Sinister Secret of Saltmarsh, 1981 (U1)
Levels 1-3

28. The Lost City, 1982 (B4)
Levels 1-3

4. The Temple of Elemental Evil, 1985 (T1-4)
Levels 1-8

Lower level areas

29. The Assassin’s Knot, 1983 (L2)
Levels 2-5

12. The Forge of Fury, 2000
Levels 3-5

15. Castle Amber, 1981 (X2)
Levels 3-6

16. Isle of Dread, 1980 (X1)
Levels 3-7

25. Dragons of Despair, 1984 (DL1)
Levels 4-6

13. Dwellers of the Forbidden City, 1981 (I1)
Level 4-7

Lower middle areas

20. Scourge of the Slave Lords, 1986 (A1-4)
Levels 4-11

8. Return to the Temple of Elemental Evil, 2001
Levels 4-14, sequel to T1-4

2. Ravenloft, 1983 (I6)
Levels 5-7

18. The Hidden Shrine of Tamochan, 1980 (C1)
Levels 5-7

30. The Ghost Tower of Inverness, 1980 (C2)
Levels 5-7

11. The Gates of Firestorm Peak, 1996
Levels 5-8

6. The Desert of Desolation, 1987 (I3-5)
Levels 5-10

9. White Plume Mountain, 1979 (S2)
Levels 5-10

23. The Forgotten Temple of Tharzidun, 1982 (WG4)
Levels 5-10

14. Dead Gods, 1997
Levels 6-9

22. The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth, 1982 (S4)
Levels 6-10

Higher level areas

17. Ruins of Undermountain, 1991
Levels 6-15

5. Expedition to the Barrier Peaks, 1980 (S3)
Levels 8-12

1. Queen of Spiders, 1986 (G1-3, D1-3, Q1)
Levels 8-14

26. City of Skulls, 1993 (WGR6)
Levels 9-12

3. Tomb of Horrors, 1978 (S1)
Levels 10–14

24. City of the Spider Queen, 2002
Levels 10-18

10. Return to the Tomb of Horrors, 1998
Levels 13-16

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