Publication:Curse of Xanathon

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[  Curse of Xanathon]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 5 – 7 
Author: Douglas Niles 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9056 
Publication Date: 1982 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 32 
ISBN-10: 0-93596-56-3
Product Blurb
Something is rotten in Rhoona?

When the grotesque god Cretia casts his ugly shadow over the town, strange things start happening. First, Duke Stephen vanishes. Then bizarre proclamations begin coming out the Ducal Palace - dwarves are outlawed, taxes must be paid in beer, horses must be ridden backwards. Soon the entire town is in an uproar, and a dwarven army is marching on Rhoona. This is the situation when you and your party of valiant adventurers arrive in the suffering town.

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Plot Summary[edit]

The Duke of Rhoona begins issuing strange proclamations, such as decreeing that all taxes are to be paid in beer, horses are to be ridden backwards, and all dwarves are to be shaved and stretched to make them "presentable to human sensibilities". Duke Stephan is suffering from a curse which was brought upon him by Xanathon, chief cleric of the Ethengar Khanate immigrants living inside Rhoona's walls, and Stephen's own treacherous guard captain, Draco Stormsailer. The player characters must discover the nature of the Duke's affliction. They will need to lift the curse from the Duke of Rhoona, as he is needed to lead his troops against an invading army. To do this, they need to find the antidote for the curse. They must battle Xanathon, Draco, and their minions to achieve this goal. Lawrence Schick, in his sourcebook of roleplaying games, Heroic Worlds, describes the module as a town adventure in which the players are tasked with solving a mystery in order to remove a curse. The cursed town is threatened by a dwarven army, and the player characters must save the town.

Publication History[edit]

X3 Curse of Xanathon was written by Douglas Niles, with art by Tim Truman, and published by TSR in 1982 as a thirty-two page booklet with an outer folder. The module was designed as an adventure for 5th-7th level D&D characters. It was developed by Douglas Niles and Alan Hammack, and edited by Deborah Campbell Ritchie.

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Facts about "Curse of Xanathon"
AuthorDouglas Niles +
ISBN0-93596-56-3 +
Item Code9056 +
Maximum Level7 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level5 +
Module CodeX3 +
Page Count32 +
Publication Date1982 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleCurse of Xanathon +