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Before the Stroke of Midnight is a Dungeons & Dragons 5th edition adventure by Midnight Tower.

It is designed for a group of three to five 9th-level characters, but includes scalable encounters to suit any level from 1-20. There are also pre-generated characters available for the game.
This adventure is a murder mystery adventure inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and can be used in any campaign or as a side-quest adventure.

This adventure is a murder mystery adventure inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and can be used in any campaign or as a side-quest adventure.

Some towns and events used in this adventure mean that it works particularly well if played after the Rise of the Ice Dragons Trilogy adventures, but it can easily be adapted to suit other settings.

The Duchess Rose Blackraven of Shieldsborg Castle is dead. However, her last will is missing, and it is unclear who will inherit from her.

You must find the will before midnight and identify the true heir to Shieldsborg Castle. Search the old castle for clues, interview the secretive residents, and investigate the mysterious surrounding areas.

But be careful – more blood will be spilled, and a new murder will occur before midnight.

Eerie ghosts, mysterious intrigues, and dark secrets await you at the castle.
Look for clues. Sharpen your wits. Search the castle. Can you solve the murder before it is too late?

Before the Stroke of Midnight Book

➛ A classic Gothic murder mystery!
➛ Nine NPCs (including a ghost) with background descriptions, agendas, and secrets.
➛ An old castle with 34 different rooms and areas to search for clues.
➛ Open sandbox-style adventure with several different encounters.
➛ New unique monster: Dusk wolf.
➛ New magical item: Ring of Serpent’s Tongue.
➛ Legend & Lore: Shieldsborg Castle.
➛ Original full-colour illustrations and maps.

+ The Black Raven’s Compendium filled with new gothic monsters, mystery plot ideas, spells, and more.

Bonus: Gothic character sheets!

Online gaming: This adventure has been updated with additional downloads for online gaming, including: VTT tokens for all monsters, gridless maps, and digital handouts.

Happy gaming! :-)The last will of Lady Blackraven

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James L July 08, 2022 12:47 am UTC
Not completely sure WHAT is going on but you've got like 7 titles on DMsGuild that don't show up here on DriveThruRPG when I search your author name. Pretty sure DMsGuild titles SHOULD show up here as well.
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Felipe S March 26, 2022 9:25 pm UTC
I'm curious, who does this adventure handle divination magics (5th divination, 2nd augury, 2nd detect thoughts)? I'm looking for an investigation adventure and this one caught my attention, but 9th level adventure for murderer adventure seems to be out of the box.
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Rocío F February 10, 2023 11:15 am UTC
It does not handle divination magic at all. Zone of truth, speak with the dead, detect thoughts, divination, contact other plane, augury... any of those have the potential to spoil the investigation from the get go.
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William J October 26, 2021 11:50 am UTC
Hey, wondering if this could work for a halloween one shot? How long does this take to complete?
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Erik J November 22, 2021 8:33 pm UTC
Hi William! We're so sorry about the terribly late reply - we somehow totally missed your question! The adventure would definitely work as (a rather long) one shot for Halloween (which obviously has been and gone this year - sorry!!!).
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