‘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

Shanzed the Vigilant | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Shanzed is a large snake-like creature, whose full body length extends dozens of feet. Her scales are green and brown, allowing her to blend with the forest and swamps around her. She is sentient, can speak, and can shapeshift into the form of a humanoid, resembling that of a Xiphonan. Shanzed the Vigilant, Chosen of … Continue reading Shanzed the Vigilant | 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

Arch Priest/Priestess | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Continuing to work on this adventure, once I got to the third tier, I needed yet another high-level divine NPC. I was hoping the drow variants would work (matron mother, high priestess, etc) but they were a little to drow'ish for what I needed. Therefore, I had to cook up a high-level divine threat. Arch … Continue reading Arch Priest/Priestess | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

High Priest/Priestess | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Currently, I'm working on a one-shot adventure that involves a retired deaconess living in an upscale, walled estate. The adventure is scalable, meaning that it will be available to any characters at any level. At early levels, the deaconess is a priest. But once the characters become 5th-level, a priest is no longer a reasonable … Continue reading High Priest/Priestess | New NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

As I continue to build out the Goblin Mine for Justin David Russell and mine's megadelve project, The Secret of Forsaken Peak, I keep coming up with cool, new challenges to throw at the characters. Case in point: Lamarr the Necrochef. A killer and a cannibal, Lamarr is evil personified. And if that wasn't bad … Continue reading Necrochefs | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

The goblin mine is managed by a dragon priest named Rolfin who is a half-red dragon goblin. Rolfin is somewhat insane and feared by all in the mine, including the azer smith, Roez, and Lamarr the Necromancer. While Gurd and the other goblins try to keep him safe--after all, the goblins believe that Rolfin is … Continue reading Rolfin the Dragon Priest | NPC for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Adventuring Priests | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition

Another quick one for my session today, I noticed that there is a serious lack of "cleric"-like NPCs in the monster books. We have the Priest in the Monster Manual with is a 5th-level caster and CR 2. And then we have the War Priest which is a huge jump up to 9th-level and CR … Continue reading Adventuring Priests | Monsters for Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition