Shrine of the Emperor of Bones 2021 Rerelease | New 1st-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition

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Shrine of the Emperor of Bones is a Fifth Edition adventure for four to five characters of 1st to 2nd-level and is optimized for a party of five characters with an average party level (APL) of 1. This adventure is setting agnostic, meaning that you can easily place the adventure into any campaign setting or environment of your choice. Ideally, the shrine is hidden in a tropical environment such as a jungle or even under a town or city where water would easily flood its chambers.


Once a noble’s son with a promising future in arcane magic, the self-proclaimed emperor of bones destroyed himself and his followers during a necromantic ritual gone awry. Resurrected and driven by a compulsion to complete the ritual, the emperor continues his dark practices at the shrine that bears his name.

Get the Extreme Version

We now offer a 5th-level version of this adventure which you can easily install into any campaign setting. You must be a patron to get the 5th-level version of the adventure.

Get the 5th-level EXTREME version of the adventure, now! (Patrons only) 

Get the Asset/Foundry Pack

Want all the maps and assets? Our asset pack includes all of the stuff you need to add this adventure to your favorite VTT, or you can use it directly with Foundry. We include both the Foundry Pack and manifest URL.

Purchase the Asset/Foundry Pack:

Get the Print Version

The original version of Shrine of the Emperor of Bones was included in issue #9 of BroadSword Monthly. You can purchase the physical copy on DMDave’s shop.

Purchase BroadSword Monthly #9 ($25 + FREE Shipping) 

Get the Roll20 Version

No time to set this up yourself? No problem, we got you covered, fam. You can get the brand new version of Shrine of the Emperor Bones on Roll20 with all the dynamic lighting, monster tokens, etc. so you don’t have to worry about setting it up yourself.

Get the Roll20 version, now! (Coming soon)


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