Publication:Saga of the Shadow Lord

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[  Saga of the Shadow Lord]
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 5 – 9 
Author: Stephen Bourne 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 9165 
Publication Date: 1986 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 64 
ISBN-10: 0-88038-311-9
Product Blurb
An insidious peril threatens the peaceful kingdom of Wendar. When a traitor stole the realm's greatest treasure, the magical Elvenstar, disease, drought, and famine struck the land. For the first time in decades, hostile armies were poised to invade Wendar. Yet even greater danger looms. The traitor has delivered the magical gem into the hands of the Shadow Lord, Wendar's greatest foe. This evil being has returned from the dead to seek revenge on Wendar, and the Elvenstar is the key to an even more sinister plot. You must evade the Shadow Lord's army, penetrate his fortress, recover the Elvenstar, and foil this heinous plan!
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Plot Summary[edit]

Saga of the Shadow Lord consists of two linked adventures as a mini-campaign: In the first adventure called Elvenstar, player characters try to steal a magic item from the Shadow Lord to thwart his planned invasion of a peaceful neighboring kingdom. Encounters in this adventure include a village populated by adventurers, and a cloud giant living in a small castle, before the party reaches the Shadow Lord's lair for the final encounter. In the second adventure, The Halls of Drax Tallen, the Shadow Lord returns more powerful than ever. His undead minions are searching for another magical item to give him immense power and the PCs must find this item before he does. An appendix follows this adventure giving details of four new magic items, and three new monsters. Player characters must get past the undead army of the Shadow Lord and infiltrate his haunted fortress to retrieve the magical Elvenstar.

Publication History[edit]

X11 Saga of the Shadow Lord was published in 1986 as a 64-page booklet with an outer folder. It was written by Stephen Bourne with cover art by Keith Parkinson. The module features interior art by Mark Nelson. The scenario was written for the Expert Rules, for levels 5-9. The module comes as a 64-page booklet wrapped in a three-section wraparound cover. It also includes maps along with monster and NPC statistics on the inside cover. The middle eight pages contain more maps, as well as eight pre-generated player characters.

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AuthorStephen Bourne +
ISBN0-88038-311-9 +
Item Code9165 +
Maximum Level9 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level5 +
Module CodeX11 +
Page Count64 +
Publication Date1986 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleSaga of the Shadow Lord +