Corruption in Kryptgarden

DDEP1-1, “Corruption in Kryptgarden”, is the first Epic adventure in the Adventurer’s League Tyranny of Dragons Campaign Path.

We played this module on Sunday 20 May 2018. Players present were Sonya, Elinor, Warwick, and Nick. Meghan observed some of the game but did not play. Guest players were Cecilia and Nick.

Official Blurb

Kryptgarden Forest has long been a place feared by travelers. Now, the Cult of the Dragon has used that fear to its advantage, securing a stronghold deep in the forest. The Harpers, Order of the Gauntlet, Emerald Enclave, Lords' Alliance and the Zhentarim are recruiting groups of adventurers to infiltrate the forest to find out the cult’s purpose. Join hundreds of others in this interactive play experience. A special adventure for 1st-4th level characters.

Synopsis of Play

The party were summoned to Kryptgarden Forest, near Waterdeep, to take part in a large strike against the Cult of the Dragon. The Cult were feared to be making allies in the region, including the Zartruss Hobgoblins, the green dragon Claugiyliamatar, the Red Wizards of Thay, and the fey lord King Witchthorn.

Along with allies including Cassyt, Elisande, Keria and Aravele, the party split into three teams.

The first team intercepted a Cult supply train, and used it to locate and sneak into the fortress of the Zartruss Hobgoblins, intending to kill the leaders of the cult and the hobgoblins.

The second team journeyed to the court of King Witchthorn. They succeeded in securing his help in defeating the Cult in Kryptgarden… but at the cost of freeing from his eternal throne, allowing him to greatly expand his influence and take control of the entirety of Kryptgarden Forest.

The third team attempted to stop a necromancer of the Red Wizards of Thay. They succeeded in freeing the ghosts bound by the necromancer, and then flew to the hobgoblin fortress on Griffons to confront the necromancer herself.

All three teams converged in a final battle against the necromancer, the cult leader and the hobgoblin chieftain. These leaders were defeated. The green dragon Claugiyliamatar attempted to intervene in the battle but was repulsed by King Witchthorn and driven from Kryptgarden, vowing vengeance against the meddling adventurers and their home city of Phlan.

At the conclusion of the battle, the true object of the cult’s attention was discovered - the Green Dragon Mask. It was placed in the care of the Harpers for safekeeping.

Behind the GM’s Screen

This module originally ran between DDEX01-3 “Shadows Over The Moonsea” and DDEX01-4 “Dues For The Dead”. Unfortunately I didn’t spot it at that time so it’s turning up a couple of modules late. There are no real impacts on campaign plot arising from this, however - we won’t really see the major impacts of this until adventure 10…