Publication:Sword and Crown

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[  Sword and Crown]
Sword and Crown cover.jpg
System: Dungeons and Dragons 1e
Levels: 5 – 7 
Author: Colin McComb 
Publisher: TSR 
Item Code: 3102 
Publication Date: 1995 
Format: Paperback 
Page Count: 64
Product Blurb
The Sword and Crown is an event unrivaled in Anuirean politics. Every five years, rulers come from across the land to renew friendships, cement alliances, and provoke their enemies with poisoned words and sharpened swords. Wheels turn within wheels, and plots abound. It's politics as usual in Anuire.

Except this conclave is different. Not only is it taking place in your kingdom, but before the festivities can even commence, someone wages an attack on Prince Avan and kidnaps his daughter. And to whom do the regents turn to rescue the princess? The hosts, of course! The PCs must win their way past dangerous bandits and treacherous elves to discover a path through darkest caverns, where the slightest misstep mean death. And only then does the real threat become apparent!

This adventure contains a 64-page book crammed with details about the setting, the situation, and the major characters, plus a full-color mapsheet. It is designed for use with the BIRTHRIGHT boxed set.

This text is quoted from promotion material. Text and images are copyrighted by the original publisher.

Plot Summary[edit]

Sword and Crown, TSR's first adventure for the Birthright campaign world, quickly embroils player characters in a major political incident. The occasion is a meeting of Anuire's leaders being held in the realm of a regent player character (PC). Things go awry when the daughter of one of the leading noble houses is kidnapped from the PC's realm by soldiers wearing the livery of a rival house. The PC regent and friends are called on to arbitrate and to rescue the princess. The PCs track the princess's kidnappers through the wilderness, unearthing clues that point to a cunning plot. They are accompanied by two knights from each of the rival houses and soldiers from the PC regent's retinue. The PCs encounter half-dead kidnappers ready to confess, so the PCs soon track down the perpetrator and learn the truth. When the PCs return with the princess they are forced to arbitrate between the two feuding houses, although matter the outcome, the PCs will earn the enmity of one of the noble houses.

Sword and Crown involves the search for a lost princess, as the player characters go from elven laboratories to slave pens to fungus lakes, and face off against an adversary called the Spiritrender.

Publication History[edit]

Sword and Crown is an Advanced Dungeons & Dragons game supplement for the Birthright setting, published by TSR, Inc., and featuring a 64-page softcover book, and one 21’x 32’ map sheet. The adventure was designed by Colin McComb and edited by Anne Brown, with cover art by Tony Szczudlo and illustrations by Ben Otero and John Dollar.

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Facts about "Sword and Crown"
AuthorColin McComb +
Item Code3102 +
Maximum Level7 +
Media TypePaperback +
Minimum Level5 +
Page Count64 +
Publication Date1995 +
PublisherTSR +
SystemDungeons and Dragons 1e +
TitleSword and Crown +