Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The adventure Bzallin's Blacksphere has a lot of interesting characters in it, as well as a fair amount of NPCs. For a normal-sized group, it's a pretty challenging adventure. But my group has 6 characters and a shield guardian. So that means I need to scale it up considerably. This stat block for Bzallin's disciples … Continue reading Disciple of Bzallin | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Half-Machine Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Magic coupled with machinery can equip organic creatures with mechanical limbs, metallic skin, and other machine enhancements. The result is a half-machine. A half-machine can come in various shapes and sizes, depending on the base creature type and the extent of the mechanical modifications. Most half-machine creatures are hideous to behold, while some might appear … Continue reading Half-Machine Template | New Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Xentarich, Human Archmage | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Warning: if you are in my Saturday group (especially if your name is Jordan) do not read this as it contains spoilers. Xentarich is a man who craves absolute power and wealth, yet has no qualms about the methods he employs to get them. Xentarich is bald and well-tanned, and some of his features appear … Continue reading Xentarich, Human Archmage | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Khrull, Half-Orc Death Cleric | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Khrull is an agent sent by the church of Erythnul to ensure that Xentarich does not stray from his mission of destruction. This is a source of conflict between the two, in that Xentarich prefers destruction only where it is profitable. Khrull does not get on well with the crew except for the Storm Hammers, … Continue reading Khrull, Half-Orc Death Cleric | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Glymm, Gnome Illusionist | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

Glymm is the leader of the gnome technicians and the chief pilot of the Colossus. He has Xentarich's respect for his technical prowess. Glymm often plays practical jokes on the bugbears (particularly with his bag of tricks) so they hate the small illusionist (and might even attempt to slay him in a particularly chaotic battle). … Continue reading Glymm, Gnome Illusionist | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition (Spoilers)

‘Heart of the Iron God’ Storm Hammers | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Turik, Poolish, Qar, and Vermikai form the Storm Hammers, a group of elite bugbear shock troopers employed by Xentarich. They are fiercely loyal to the wizard and fight to the death to defend him from harm. The characters might encounter the Storm Hammers on the ground. If they make it inside the Colossus without facing … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Iron God’ Storm Hammers | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

‘Heart of the Iron God’ Nighthawks | New NPCs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The Nighthawks are a band of famous thieves. Their members include five men, Riskat, Loomis, Welsfin, Boris, and Evert, and one woman, Portitia. Presently, two Nighthawks are stationed in area 4; they rain arrows down on the villages the Colossus attacks. The remaining four spend most of their time in area 13 preparing to strap … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Iron God’ Nighthawks | New NPCs for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

‘Heart of the Iron God’ Darkblades | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Tasha, Pwenkin, Yurit, Manithare, Gared, and Ioka form the Darkblades--simple, cruel, and greedy mercenaries. They obey Xentarich unquestioningly and fight to the bitter end provided they are paid. When the 'Heart of the Iron God' adventure begins, two Darkblades sleep in area 11 and the other four man the ballistas in area 24. Darkblade Medium … Continue reading ‘Heart of the Iron God’ Darkblades | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Oir the Goblin Assassin | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Oir is a sneaky and intelligent Goblin who often causes mischief. Regardless, he has remained devoted to Yikas. Typically, Oir stays hidden while traveling the wilderness but frequents the cities he knows how to navigate. Wearing dark clothes and always having a few tricks up his sleeve, its rare that anyone can actually perceive him. … Continue reading Oir the Goblin Assassin | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Yew Lane Estate | Scalable Adventure Setting for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

A modest estate within the city, the Yew Lane Estate is a small walled estate with three buildings. The main building is the estate house proper – two-storied stone construction with a small (unmapped) attic and servant’s basement, topped with a gently sloped slate roof. Attached to the estate wall is a small gardener’s house … Continue reading Yew Lane Estate | Scalable Adventure Setting for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition