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A Dungeons & Dragons (5e) adventure:

The Orb of Goodbyes is a magical item blessed with the power to extract and erase memories from a willing creature's mind.

When a Waterdeep lieutenant retires from military service, she seeks the Orb to forget a dangerous memory.

Those who help procure the Orb from an enchanted cave discover the secrets behind this magical artifact and unearth its hidden memories. 

The adventurers may then decide whether to deliver the Orb and help the veteran find peace, or use the item themselves to release burdens from their past. 

The Orb of Goodbyes is a 3 - 5 hour adventure optimized for level 4 characters.

This short adventure features:

  • A simple one-shot with a complex twist, and a seed for a future plot
  • 10 pages with social encounters, exploration, combat, and a mystery to be pieced together
  • 4 new maps
  • 1 new magic item: the Orb of Goodbyes
  • Guidance on how to adapt this adventure to fit your player characters' backgrounds and other variants

By building interesting encounters through memories, The Orb of Goodbyes creates a unique one-shot adventure that’s unforgettable,” –

The Orb of Goodbyes is designed as a one-shot, and can be a great fit as a side quest for your campaign, especially if your characters need to address a troubled past.

This adventure is set in the Sword Coast of the Forgotten Realms, but can be adapted to any setting. Creatures and statblocks referenced all belong to the D&D fifth edition Monster Manual.



From our playtesters:

"The story was incredibly memorable."
"I liked it a lot, found it very refreshing."
"Made me want to know more about everything, especially at the end."

Warning: This adventure includes undead, and two characters are veteran soldiers seeking to forget undesired memories. Appendix A provides guidance on how to adapt the adventure to avoid potential triggers.

You can reach the author on Twitter @MazzMora

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