Publication:Dragons of Desolation
In Dragons of Desolation, the player characters (PCs) find their way into the underground kingdom of Thorbardin, where the dwarves are already contending with agents of the draconians. The characters must search a floating castle for the legendary Hammer of Kharas to obtain the dwarves' aid. The module describes the realm of Thorbardin, which is mapped using reusable modular map pieces.
In this module, the dragon armies have conquered the North. The PCs must lead a band of refugees to the Doors of Thorbardin and persuade the dwarves to let them pass by meeting their price. All of this must be done before the draconians find the hidden camp of the refugees and destroy it.
DL4 Dragons of Desolation was written by Tracy Hickman and Michael Dobson with Harold Johnson and Bruce Nesmith. The cover art was painted by Keith Parkinson and interior illustrations were drawn by Larry Elmore and Jeff Butler. It was published by TSR in 1984 as a thirty-two page booklet with an outer folder and a large map. Its cover shows the heroes riding away from the floating tomb of Derkin. There is a very tiny TARDIS, Doctor Who, and K-9 hidden in the painting.