The demon lords have been summoned from the Abyss and players must descend into the Underdark with the iconic hero Drizzt Do’Urden to stop the chaos before it threatens the surface. Rage of Demons will transport characters to the deadly and insane underworld. Rumors of powerful demon lords such as Demogorgon, Orcus and Graz’zt terrorizing the denizens of the Underdark have begun to filter up to the cities of the Sword Coast. The already dangerous caverns below the surface are thrown into ultimate chaos, madness and discord. The renegade drow Drizzt Do’Urden is sent to investigate but it will be up to you to aid in his fight against the demons before he succumbs to his darker temptations.
Players of the tabletop roleplaying game can descend into the Underdark in Out of the Abyss, a new adventure which provides details on the demon lords rampaging through the Underdark.
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Pregenerated Characters (official)
Pregenerated Characters (unofficial) – Hillsfar Backgrounds for D&D Expeditions
- Dwarven Cleric (Noble) 1
- High Elf Wizard (Refugee) 1
- Human Fighter (Soldier) 1
- Human Rogue (Gate Urchin) 1
- Wood Elf Fighter (Secret Identity) 1
- Human Cleric (Merchant) 1
Out of the Abyss (Amazon)
The Underdark is a subterranean wonderland, a vast and twisted labyrinth where fear reigns. It is the home of horrific monsters that have never seen the light of day. It is here that the dark elf Gromph Baenre, Archmage of Menzoberranzan, casts a foul spell meant to ignite a magical energy that suffuses the Underdark and tears open portals to the demonic Abyss. What steps through surprises even him, and from that moment on, the insanity that pervades the Underdark escalates and threatens to shake the Forgotten Realms to its foundations. Stop the madness before it consumes you!
A Dungeons & Dragons adventure for characters of levels 1–15. Release date 15 September, 2015.
D&D Expeditions adventures
The D&D Expeditions adventures are set in and around the city of Hillsfar on the Moonsea. Full descriptions, including the conventions they premiere at, can be found on the D&D Adventurers League site. Dates are given for general (public) play.
DDEP3-1: Blood Above, Blood Below. D&D Epics adventure at GenCon. Levels 1-15.
DDEX03-01: Harried in Hillsfar by Shawn Merwin. For character levels 1-2. Premiers at GenCon 2015 (Jul 30). Five 1 hour adventures. 1st September 2015.
In the village of Elventree, near the oppressive city of Hillsfar, a recent string of strange occurrences has the locals on edge. The factions have gathered here on the borders of the forest of Cormanthor to determine what’s happening. Is this the machinations of Hillsfar, or something more? (Available in Dragon+)
DDEX03-02: Shackles of Blood by Joshua Kelley. For character levels 1-4. Premiers at GenCon 2015 (Jul 30). 1st September 2015.
The Red Plumes have increased patrols in the region surrounding Hillsfar, and a string of disappearances has followed in their wake. Naturally, this has roused the suspicion of the factions. Join your factions and find out the truth behind the missing farmers. (Available in Dragon+)
DDEX03-03: The Occupation of Szith Morcane by Cindy Moore. For character levels 5-10: Premiers at GenCon 2015 (Jul 30). 1st September 2015.
Agents of the fire giants of Maerimydra, a city in the Underdark, have overtaken the drow outpost of Szith Morcane. The factions seek out adventurers to free the outpost’s leaders for questioning on the giants’ activities. Can you extricate them before it’s too late? (Available in Dragon+)
DDEX03-04: It’s All in the Blood by Dave Olson. For character levels 11-15. Two rounds (8 hours). Premiers at GenCon 2015 (Jul 30). 1st September 2015.
Rumors of faceless demonic creatures have been steadily rising in the Hillsfar region, and it is said that far below the surface of Faerun, nestled in the bowels of the underdark, ancient terrors are stirring. The imperiled drow of Szith Morcaine have extended an intriguing offer, but can the drow be trusted, and for how long?
DDEX03-05: Bane of the Trade Ways by Robert Alaniz. For character levels 1-4. (2 hours). 1st October 2015.
Times are hard in the Hillsfar countryside, especially for those of non-human ancestry. Unscrupulous merchants in league with the hated Red Plumes bleed local farmers and artisans dry. Perhaps some of those loot-laden caravans coming and going from Hillsfar could use a bit of liberation?
DDEX03-06: No Foolish Matter by Ash Law. For character levels 1-4. (2 hours). 1st November 2015.
Some of the hamlets outlying Hillsfar have been struck by an odd malady. Rumor has it a traveling carnival visited those hamlets before the disease struck. Does coincidence not equal causation or is something sinister afoot?
DDEX03-07: Herald of the Moon by Matt Hudson. For character levels 5-10. (4 hours). 1st October 2015.
Elanil Elassidil, an elf bard of no small legacy, has put out a call for trustworthy agents. It is time, it seems, for a quietly hidden piece of elven history to become known to the world. Meira Faerenduil, lost knight of Myth Drannor, has been discovered, and must be brought back to civilization.
DDEX03-08: The Malady of Elventree by Lisa Reinke. For character levels 5-10. (4 hours). 1st December 2015.
An escaped duergar slave stumbles into the village of Elventree. With her she brings a malady that grips the small settlement in a bout of madness that seems unshakable. Can the characters find the source of the madness and save themselves and the village’s inhabitants?
DDEX03-09: The Waydown by Cole Kronewitter. For character levels 5-10. (4 hours). 1st December 2015.
The recent discovery of an entrance to the Underdark has set local leaders on edge. In a display of initiative, the First Lord of Hillsfar has ordered the construction of defensive structures surrounding what locals have begun to call “The Waydown”. You have been charged with escorting an emissary back to his home in the Underdark without alerting the Red Plumes. This mission requires a delicate touch!
DDEX03-10: Quelling the Horde by Rob Lundeen. For character levels 1-4. (4 hours). 1st January 2016.
Waves of goblin raiders have been boiling out of the Upperdark in ever increasing numbers, threatening the safety and stability of the countryside. Their war chants are echoing madness and devotion to a dark power. Can you put an end to their rampage?
DDEX03-11: The Quest for Sporedome by Robert Adducci. For character levels 5-10. (2 hours). 1st January 2016.
In the search for allies in the Underdark, you are called upon to travel through the recently opened Waydown sinkhole to find the lost myconid colony of Sporedome. It is said that they once cultivated a strain of mushrooms that could protect one from falling into madness. Can this be the cure for the rapidly spreading onslaught of insanity?
DDEX03-12: Hillsfar Reclaimed by Cindy Moore. For character levels 1-4. (2 hours) 1st February 2016.
The time has come to fight back against Hillsfar. Elanil Elassidil tasks you with uncovering valuable information to be used in a strike against the leader of Hillsfar, First Lord Torin Nomerthal himself. The only problem is that what you need is protected within the walls of the city. Part One of Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal.
DDEX03-13: Writhing in the Dark by Alan Patrick. For character levels 5-10. (2 hours). 1st February 2016.
An unexpected envoy arrives in Sporedome and offers to give aid against the fire giants of Maerimydra, if you are willing to help his people with a small problem.
DDEX03-14: Death on the Wall by Greg Marks. For character levels 1-4. (2 hours). 1st March 2016.
First Lord Torin Nomerthal and several his advisors will be leaving Hillsfar to inspect the Wall with only a small contingent of Red Plumes. The chance to strike is now! Part Two of Six Knives for Torin Nomerthal.
DDEX03-15: Szith Morcane Unbound by Robert Adducci. For character levels 5-10 (4 hours). 1st March 2016.
With allies gained from denizens of the Underdark, the former drow enclave of Szith Morcane is on the precipice of being retaken. During the battle for Szith Morcane, secrets of the drow community are revealed. What will you do with this knowledge, and how will it affect the outcome of the conflict?
DDEX03-16: Assault on Maermydra by Greg Marks. For character levels 11-16 (8 hours). 1st March 2016.
The time has come for the brave and the bold to put an end to the machinations of Maerimydra’s demonic occupiers and their fiendish fire giant ruler. This will be no mean feat; the city is a cesspit of corruption and madness. You will have help, however, as an unlikely group of allies have gathered to your side in the Underdark beneath Faerûn. Danger, glory, and redemption await those brave enough to seize it.