The Vault of Terror | A New Fifth Edition Tournament Module/Adventure (13th-Level)

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The Vault of Terror is a Fifth Edition adventure designed for three to five characters of 11th-to-13th-level and is optimized for five characters with an average party level (APL) of 13. The adventure takes place in the mysterious Vault of Terror, a deadly dungeon filled with tricks, traps, and horrible monsters.

Damn That Vault

Some say the ghost of a dead archmage created it. Others muse that it is home to a humanoid conqueror who uses it for entertainment. There are those who theorize that a vampire, lich, or vile wraith is at its center. No matter who or what inhabits The Vault of Terror, it has long called to those who crave adventure and treasure.

The Vault of Terror has no set location. Seemingly at random, the Vault appears in different locations and at different intervals. It might stay in one location for a few weeks, maybe even months. Other times, it only opens its doors for an hour before vanishing.

This potentially short window forces treasure hunters to drop whatever they’re doing and rush into The Vault, lest it vanishes before they can claim its legendary trove—The Vault of Terror is rumored to contain mountains of gold, precious gems the size of one’s fist, and magical artifacts forged by the gods themselves.

It’s Just Evil 

The Vault of Terror isn’t haunted. It’s not managed by humanoid conquerors or diabolical undead. The Vault of Terror is just evil. It enjoys killing those who dare enter its dusty corridors. It enjoys stealing treasure from foolish adventurers who succumb to its traps. It enjoys eating the souls of the brave and foolhardy. There is only one way to defeat the Vault: don’t go in. If you do, inevitably, The Vault wins. Nobody yet has been lucky enough to leave with their lives.

So, enter… if you dare!

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This also includes our FOUNDRY pack, too. As an Electrum+ subscriber, you’ll get access to the latest three Foundry pack releases. (The maps are in the pack.)

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Want the adventure in an easy-to-read book format?

All of the content in this adventure is included in BroadSword Monthly #16. Grab the book now and you’ll also get a digital version of the issue right away.

The book also includes:

  • NEW Fifth Edition Adventures
  • NEW Monsters
  • NEW Player Options

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Want us to set it up on Roll20 for you?

We’ve already got the full adventure up and running on Roll20. The Roll20 version includes all of the maps with dynamic lighting, tokens for all of the monsters that appear in the adventure, and way way more.

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Want to grab more audio tracks to listen to with this adventure?

Our pal Tim over at TableTopAudio created a BRAND NEW track specifically for Vault of Terror titled, well… Vault of Terror (naturally). Not only does it perfectly capture the feel of this adventure. We’ll have it on the Roll20 version, but you can grab this version plus three more variants on his patreon page.

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