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At the edge of Daggerstone Hills is Dagger Rock; a pinnacle of granite that thrusts more than one thousand feet into the sky. At its base sits Relford; one of the oldest and most popular mining settlements in the region.Since a recent earthquake, Relford is slowly dying. The mine has closed and the mighty Rel River has all but dried up. Terrified locals flee their homes, abandoning their meagre livelihood with no explanation. Those that remain keep their doors locked and are wary of strangers. There is talk that some people have dimly disappeared…It is said that between the dark and dead trees of the hills, inhuman tribes lurk, preying on the unwary. Who knows what horrors have crawled from out of the shadow of Dagger Rock?An adventure designed for 4-6 characters of levels 1-3.

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    A FREE adventure for levels 1-3

    At the edge of the Daggerstone Hills is Dagger Rock; a pinnacle of granite that thrusts more than one thousand feet into sky. At its base sits Relford; one of the oldest and most popular mining settlements in the region.

    Since a recent earthquake, Relford is slowly dying: The mine has closed and the mighty Rel River has all but dried up. Terrified locals flee their homes, abandoning their meagre livelihood with no explanation. Those that remain

    have simply disappeared

    It is said that between the dark and dead trees of the hills, inhuman tribes lurk, preying on the unwary. Who knows what horrors have crawled from out the shadow of Dagger Rock?

    An adventure designed for 4-6 characters of levels 1-3.

    keep their doors locked and are wary of strangers. There is talk that some people

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    MAP 1:THE VILLAGE OF RELFORD

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    Bridge

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    CREDITSEDITING & LAYOUT: Ash Gram, Penny WilliamsSome artwork by Paul SlingerFontin Font Family: A font by Jos Buivenga www.exljbris.nlPLAYTESTERS: Ash Gram, Renee Gram, Grahame Paton,Penny Williams.SPECIALTHANKS: Joseph Crocono, David Fisher, Atilla Oncel, Judd, Rob, Simon, Gretchen Keelty

    PRODUCT IDENTITY: The following items are hereby considered Product Identity in accordancewith section 1(e) of the Open Gaming License version 1.0: Any and all trademarks and registeredtrademarks, identifying marks and trade dress; all proper nouns (artifacts, characters, deities, places,etc), dialogue, plot, storylines, locations, and characters. No portion of this Product Identity may bereproduced in any form without written permisison from Sagawork Studios. Find out more aboutthe Open Game License at Wizards of the Coast.OPEN GAMINGCONTENT: Except for material designated as Product Identity (see above), thecontents of this Sagawork Studios game product are Open Game Content, as dened in the OpenGaming License version 1.0a Section 1(d). No portion of this work other than the material designatedas Open Game Content may be reproduced in any form without written permission. The OGL maybe viewed on page 69 of this module.

    Horror at Dagger Rockby Andrew C Gale

    Table of Contents

    Introduction 2

    Part 1: The Village of Relford 5

    Interlude: Keyed Areas in Relford 27

    Part 2: The Daggerstone Mines 37

    Part 3: The Temple of Dagon 44

    Epilogue 50

    Appendix 1: The Cult of Dagon 51

    Appendix 2: New Monsters 55

    Appendix 3: Pregenerated Characters 57

    Maps and HandoutsMap: GMs Map of Relford Cover

    Map: Players Map of Relford Cover

    Map: Daggerstone Mine & the Temple of Dagon Cover

    Map: Farrow Farm 22

    Map: Relford Temple 27

    Map: Daggerstone Manor 29

    Map: Black Skull Inn 31

    Map: Abandoned Mine 35

    Handout: Journal of the Forgotten Miner 61

    Handout: Letter to Jek Bartollo 65

    Handout: Galwinns Letter 66

    Handout: Undercommon Missive 67

    Handout: Crude Map 68

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    MODULE OVERVIEW

    Title: Horror at Dagger RockNo. Players: 4-6Level: 1-2Classes: AnyType: Village events & dungeon delve. Horror elements

    WG0: Horror at Dagger Rock is the first adventure from SagaworkStudios. It is recommended that the GM read the entire adventurethoroughly before beginning play. The GM may wish to re-readany areas he considers important for the adventure to runsmoothly and efficiently. This module is designed as more of anopen-ended adventure, requiring the GM to mediate the timingand pace and perhaps expand on areas that are of interest. Tomake this process as easy as possible, a number of events havebeen written in to assist the GM and the players advance the plotof the story. It is entirely up to the GM to use, edit or discard theseevents as suits his own campaign. If you intend to experience Horror at Dagger Rock as a player,please stop reading immediately. Horror at Dagger Rock will be bestenjoyed if you are unaware of the surprises and revelations tocome.

    ADVENTURE SUMMARY

    On the road into Relford, a minor cave-in uncovers a buried secretdisclosing strange goings-on that began after a recent mine col-lapse. Soon after arriving in Relford itself, the PCs discover a plotto subvert the remaining locals; changing them into vile thralls ofa demon lord. The PCs discover that the sinister cult of Dagon isbehind this plot and an ancient temple to the demon lord is lo-cated in the nearby mine. Guarding this temple is a creature bothancient and evil.

    ADVENTURE BACKGROUND

    Relford is a small but popular mining community that sits somemiles off the Trade Way, at the edge of the Daggerstone Hills. Thisarea is known for the gem deposits that litter the earth, and alsofor Dagger Rock; a natural granite monolith that thrusts more thanone-thousand feet into the sky. Although the area is known for minor tectonic activity and theoccasional earth-tremor, no-one was prepared for the earthquake

    that hit the area almost a year ago. Paradoxically, this earthquakecaused relatively minor damage on the surface, but has causedwidespread changes to the area. Aside from a minor elevation inthe landscape, the mighty Rel River has diverted itself and nolonger flows steadily through the area. As such, the groundwaterhas decreased, throwing the region into a drought. A number oflives were lost in the Daggerstone Mines, caused by a minor col-lapse in one of the shafts. Worse, this collapse also uncovered anancient evil buried at this site, long before anyone ever stood inthe shadow of Dagger Rock. This area was once far below the sea approximately ten-thou-sand years ago, being part of the aquatic elf kingdom of Queelta-los. The city was destroyed by an invading force of sahuagin anda terrible kraken. Queeltalos defenses were brought low fromwithin; orchestrated by an insidious cult that worshipped thedemon lord Dagon as the true Master of the Deep. Led from theshadows by a coven of olhydrix hags, the cult of Dagon prosperedand crept into all levels of Queeltalos. By the time the cult wasdiscovered, it was too late to do anything about them. Queeltalosfell that very night in a frenzy of ripping teeth and claws. But even the cult of Dagon was not spared the full destructionof Queeltalos; a mighty volcano erupted in the sea bed the resultof a titanic battle between the kraken and an aquatic elf sorceress.As the halls of their secret temple came crashing down aroundthem, during this violent seismic upheaval, the last surviving ol-hydrix hag offered a final prayer to Dagon. She was saved, but en-trapped in the remains of thei

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