By Alex Archer, Joe Nassise
The hunt for adolescence merely ends up in death…
The Blood Countess—Elizabeth Bathory, a real monster of history—is the most notorious serial killers. acknowledged to have murdered 650 younger women for his or her blood, she believed bathing in it can shield her power and sweetness. It's a narrative that has continuously involved archaeologist and television host Annja Creed. anything so extraordinary may perhaps in basic terms be a narrative. So what's Annja to make of the lady she reveals loss of life at the facet of the road…from blood loss?
There's anything eerie during this small Slovakian city, the place rumors of vampirism grasp unstated within the air. but, out of worry, the locals say not anything. close out by way of the police, Annja merely digs deeper into the unusual demise, uncovering troubling scraps of evidence—and cover-ups. Her one lead is an enigmatic retired police officer who has been investigating the disappearance of greater than twenty ladies. them all younger. them all appealing.
The purely means Annja can see to discover in actual fact by means of changing into the Blood Countess's subsequent victim….
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E N CO U N T E R W 2 : M A R R OW M AW WA R R E N S Kasszt (K) until at least two maulers are bloodied. Because she distrusts the nothic spies, they are not treated as allies for the purpose of the power’s healing effect. The nothic stalkers fight to the bitter end. If the nothic stalkers and two or more troglodytes are killed, the surviving troglodytes flee to Location 7, alerting the residents there and joining their ranks for the inevitable battle when the adventurers arrive. Development After this lair is attacked, the Marrowmaws living here regroup with their kin in Location 7.
Hook: Recover Sunwrath For generations, the sword Sunwrath has been an heirloom of the ruling house of Therund. By returning the blade to Baron Perenon, the adventurers can restore this symbol of courage and inspire hope among the people of the barony. Quest XP: 3,000 XP (major quest). Development When the adventurers have finished talking with Kelana, allow them to explore the town and rest up. If they delay too long, have a vanguard group of Skalmad’s forces attack or infiltrate the town to get the party moving.
C Chant of Renewal (standard; encounter) ✦ Healing Close burst 5; bloodied allies in the burst regain 15 hit points. Alignment Chaotic evil Languages Common, Draconic Skills Dungeoneering +13, Endurance +14, Religion +9 Str 15 (+6) Dex 12 (+5) Wis 18 (+8) Con 21 (+9) Int 10 (+4) Cha 14 (+6) Equipment robes, quarterstaff, skull mask Fire Pits: These are difficult terrain (requiring 1 extra square of movement to enter). Any creature that enters or starts its turn in a fire pit takes 1d8 + 5 fire damage.