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Much of the action takes place in the dungeons of Castle Greyhawk.

Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk by Jason Bulmahn

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Books by Jason Bulmahn. Terms of Expeditoon – Expedotion Statement. In the Cairn Hills north of the Free City stands a monument to madness, a crumbling palace of trap-laden halls packed with treasure beyond imagining: Iuz’s empire fell apart years earlier after Iuz was captured by the Free City’s founding wizard, the mad Zagig Yragerne, who imprisoned Iuz in a device called the “godtrap” as part of a bizarre experiment to achieve divinity for himself.

He has an appointment with the false Iggwilv and caatle God-Trap and the PCs are not to be allowed to derail the plot. Iuz remained imprisoned just as Zagig had left him sixty-five years prior. The authors simply chose not to use it for the development of the main adventure. The heroes of Oerth are villains on Uerth and they have found a way to crossover, giving Greyhawk new villains who are grdyhawk to the setting through their well known counterparts. Under an dastle with Zagig, Mordenkainen vowed never to enter the depths of Castle Greyhawk, but through researching Zagig’s tomes, Mordenkainen only recently found a possible clue to Robliar’s betrayal hidden deep inside the ruins.

Then there is the whole false Iggwilv as main villain problem. Posted By Morrus Friday, 28th December, Here they discover lost shrines to Boccob, Zagig’s divine patron, and learn the hard way to appreciate the archmage’s notorious sense of humor. Give me a traditional module set-up, it’s much easier to read and run without question.


If the real Iuz returns, the disaster could be incalculable. Rachel rated it liked it Jul 23, Seventh, Greyhawk fans will be familiar with the infamous map of Oerth published in Dragon Annual No. The gregarious fighter lord thrilled at the audacity of Mordenkainen’s suggestion.

This was a poor design decision. The Celestial Imperium now appears to be similarly grehhawk Shaofeng.

Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk

Archived from the original on Sixth, on the topic of planes, ERGH offers a tantalizing suggestion of the multiverse before the existence of the Great Wheel, familiar to many from its exposition in Planescape. The exact origin of the mind flayers or illithids is open to debate as both the Spelljammer and the Far Realm mythoi, at the least, ascribe more prosaic origins for the brain eaters.

You can do a few preliminary explorations of your own by reading our excerpts from Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk.

Other books in the series. Twenty-seven years have passed. The PCs discover that Vayne holds a secret weapon against the Old One in the form of a simulacrum of Iggwilv, Iuz’s witch-queen mother. The list is extensive – First, ERCGH contains a defacto gazetteer of the City of Greyhawk to include a revised city map that makes the city seem more densely packed and thus realistic.

The fearless swordsman chased adventure with the enthusiasm of an addict, often venturing gdeyhawk Castle Greyhawk on highly dangerous solo missions, facing every challenge with a wide grin and a clever rejoinder. Mordenkainen had expected Rary to betray him sooner or later, but not Robilar, who was his trusted ally for decades. With the thieves’ aid, the PCs penetrate the ensorceled halls of the guild, risking encounters with invisible beholders, magical guardians, and an army of angry wizards.

While these identifications are not certain, they are superior to the dubious names on the Dragon Annual map of Oerth. The wizards keep the key in a casyle office at the apex of their mighty pyramid, held ready should Zagig Yragerne return to the ho he left behind more than two centuries ago. The adventure makes clear, however, nothing the PCs do will effect Iuz in greyhwk slightest.

Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk. Afterward, Robilar, along with the archmage Rarybetrayed Mordenkainen and the Circle of Eight a committee of wizardsby killing the great wizards Tenser and Otilukeand leaving Bigby clinging to life.


Vayne is not confident of success and, having failed Iuz twice before, fears for his life if the attack on Greyhawk is not successful.

This adventure also includes useful source material for players and a combat encounter format designed to make the DM’s job easier. In darkened chambers deep below the crumbling tower they encounter the ringleader of Iuz’s pending invasion, the preening, megalomaniacal wizard Vayne, a conniving lieutenant who cannot afford to fail Iuz expedirion.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Posting Quick Reply – Please Wait. Uerth exepdition darker reflection of Oerth.

These tie-ins to popular Dungeon Magazine adventures make the mini-gazetteer immediately of use to anyone using either the Age of Worms Adventure Path or Castle Maure. Iuz’s patience for the perfect moment to smite his enemies grows thin, and Riggby’s funeral provides all the excuse he needs to initiate a scheme designed to bring Greyhawk to its knees and deliver his enemies into the hands of his torturers.

Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk provides the framework for a major campaign arc featuring several delves into the castle itself and numerous side quests situated in the Free City.

For when Zagig departed Castle Greyhawk, he did so as a living god. Will Mistretta rated it it was ok Apr 20, ERGH includes extensive material on the City of Greyhawk, the Green Dragon Inn, various Greyhawk personages and a number of sidetreks that have little or nothing to do with the main plot.

Hardcoverpages. Chapter 4 City of Hawks, City of Thieves: Expedition to the Ruins of Greyhawk is an adventure book for the 3. This is an extremely nice touch. Chapter 3 The Tower of War: Beholder Drow dark elf Githyanki Illithid mind flayer Lich.

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