Red Hand of Doom - Campaign Overview

This page contains an overview of my Red Hand of Doom campaign, designed to aid my players.
(Spoilers lie ahead for the entire campaign.)
I have been converting this campaign, and now that I am finished I'm in the process of releasing the tools and media I have created and found.
The full media archive, sorted by session can be found here: Archive
(Superscripts indicate sources for every peice of media, see source list at bottom of page for key.)



  • 2016-06-26, Sunday, 1PM-7PM Prologue, Character Creation
  • 2016-07-09, Saturday, 12PM-6PM Chapter 01, Drellin's Ferry
  • 2016-07-24, Sunday, 1PM-7PM Chapter 02, The Witchwood
  • 2016-08-06, Saturday, 1PM-7PM Chapter 03, Skull Gorge Bridge
  • 2016-08-20, Saturday, 4PM-10PM Chapter 04, Ill Tidings
  • 2016-09-17, Saturday, 2PM-8PM Chapter 05, The Blockade
  • 2016-10-01, Saturday, 2PM-8PM Chapter 06, The Tiri Kitor (Alternately: "Where There's a Will There's a Way")
  • 2016-10-16, Sunday, 1PM-7PM Chapter 07, The Ruins of Rhest (Part 1)
  • 2016-10-29, Saturday, 1PM-7PM Chapter 08, The Ruins of Rhest (Part 2) (Costume Party Version!)
  • 2016-11-12, Saturday, 2PM-8PM Chapter 09, The Lair of the Lich
  • 2017-02-04, Saturday, 2PM-8PM Chapter 10, The Ghostlord and the Stormcaller
  • 2017-02-18, Saturday, 2PM-10PM Chapter 11, The Corrupted Druid (at Dread's place)
  • 2017-03-04, Saturday, 2PM-8PM Chapter 12, Enemy at the Gate
  • 2017-04-01, Saturday, 2PM-10PM Chapter 13, The Battle for Brindol (Part 1)
  • 2017-05-20, Saturday, 2PM-10PM Chapter 14, The Battle for Brindol (Part 2)
  • 2017-06-03, Saturday, 2PM-10PM Chapter 15, Fane of Tiamat (Part 1) To Stop a Summoning
  • 2017-08-12, Saturday, 2PM-10PM Chapter 16, Fane of Tiamat (Part 2) To Cancel a Conjuration (at Dread's place)
  • 2017-08-19, Saturday, Noon-7PM Chapter 17, Fane of Tiamat (Part 3) To Invalidate an Invocation


  • ❓ The hobgoblin marauders you defeated worship the dragon goddess Tiamat
  • ❓ The hobgoblins were sent by Koth of the Red Hand to wreak havoc
  • ❓ Koth's base of operation is likely Vraath Keep
  • ❓ The Red Hand is a horde of multiple goblin tribes and plans to overrun the whole of Elsir Vale soon
  • ❓ The Skull Gorge Bridge, if destroyed, could delay the horde
  • ❓ Reinforcements are coming from Lake Rhestin
  • ❓ There is a blockade on the Old North Road near Lake Rhestin
  • ❓ There is a seat of evil power within the Ruins of Rhest
  • ❓ There are at least two buildings within the ruins that house members of the Red Hand
  • ❓ A black dragon accompanies them
  • ❓ The lizard people appear to be serving the Red Hand
  • ❓ The Harrowblades have an infernal taint to them, and powers similar to the black dragon
  • ❓ The Tiri Kitor may be an ally if their homeland is secure
  • ❓ The Ghostlord is being coerced into supporting the Red Hand via his stolen phylactery
  • ❓ The Red Hand Horde will most likely attack at night



  • πŸ‘€ Norro Winston[58] Town Speaker of Drellin's Ferry, who requested your aid in dealing with the goblins
  • πŸ‘€ Soranna Anita, captain of the guard of Drellin's Ferry
  • πŸ‘€ Brother Derny, cleric of Sarenrae who runs the local shrine, friend to Ricard
  • πŸ‘€ Avarthel[76] druid of the Old Ones, who protects the local woods (50% discount on druid potions)
  • πŸ‘€ Sertieren the Wise, the halfling local wizard (see brochure below)
  • πŸ‘€ Jorr Natherson[78] expert woodsman of The Witchwood, he hates goblins, loves his dogs, and is suspiciously hirsute
  • πŸ‘€ Iormel[23] storage-master in Drellin's Ferry, a cantankerous old man who values his property over the lives of the villlagers
  • πŸ‘€ Teyani Sura[32] a Lion Guard of Brindol, arrived to warn of the northern blockade, now rides to warn Brindol
  • πŸ‘€ Miha Serani[58] apparently a drider spy; joined the party under the guise of a fellow adventurer
  • πŸ‘€ Killiar Arrowsift[58] 'battlehunter' of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Sellyria Starsinger[58] Speaker of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Trellara Nightshadow[58] 'keeper of memories' of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Illian Snowmantle, head priest of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Atriund, irritable potion-master of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Elebril, once-cursed general store keeper of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Galinael, morose poet-smith of the Tiri Kitor
  • πŸ‘€ Luska, adornment merchant of the Tiri Kitor (accompanied by Atel, her ferret confidante)
  • πŸ‘€ Wyrmlord Saarvith[58] servant to Azarr Kul and friend to the black dragon Regiarix[102]
  • πŸ‘€ Varanthian[58] a behir outsider servant of the Red Hand
  • πŸ‘€ Ulwai Stormcaller[58] weather mage of the Red Hand
  • πŸ‘€ Verrasa Kaal[58] noble lady of Brindol
  • πŸ‘€ Lars Ulverth[58] Brindol's captain of the guard
  • πŸ‘€ Kerden Jaarmath[58] noble lord of Brindol
  • πŸ‘€ Tredora Goldenbrow[58] high priestess of Sarenrae in Brindol
  • πŸ‘€ Hravek Kharn[58] leader of the Red Hand horde
  • πŸ‘€ Giacomo[243] tengu merchant
  • πŸ‘€ Defense Council[58]


  • πŸ—οΈ Tattered Work Order[3] (Provided by Undin) This document hints at a hidden treasure cache beneath Vraath Keep
  • πŸ—οΈ Sertieren the Wise's shop brochure[0] (add 50% discount)
  • πŸ—οΈ Deed to Vraath Keep (found within Vraath Keep's hidden treasury) This document provides legal claim to the entire ruin
  • πŸ—οΈ Letter from Undin[0] this letter informs you that no aid will be forthcoming from the Hammerfist Holds
  • πŸ—οΈ Ghostlord's Phylactery[58] the Red Hand held this object to coerce the help of its powerful owner

Completed Events

  • βœ”οΈ You survived The Marauder's Attack
  • βœ”οΈ You escaped watery death at the Blackwater Causeway
  • βœ”οΈ You defeated Wyrmlord Koth and his minions at Vraath Keep
  • βœ”οΈ You caused the Fall of Skull Gorge Bridge, delaying the horde
  • βœ”οΈ You slew the Young Dragon Ozyrrandion
  • βœ”οΈ You participated in Drellin's Ferry's Desperate Council
  • βœ”οΈ You fended off the Midnight Goblin Raid
  • βœ”οΈ You fended of the Midday Chimera Attack
  • βœ”οΈ You gave aid at the Healing Temple along the Rhestwash
  • βœ”οΈ You busted The Blockade, opening the way to the Endless Plains
  • βœ”οΈ You had a Close Shave with a Razorfiend
  • βœ”οΈ You attended Lanikar's Funeral
  • βœ”οΈ You defeated a Shambling Mound (alt: Where there's a Will(o-the-wisp) There's a Way)
  • βœ”οΈ You destroyed the Greedy Ghouls
  • βœ”οΈ You silenced the Bell Tower (alt: It Tolls for Thee)
  • βœ”οΈ You destroyed Wyrmlord Saarvith and routed the Black Dragon Regiarix
  • βœ”οΈ You destroyed the remaining Greenspawn Razorfiend Abominations
  • βœ”οΈ You recovered the Ghostlord's Phylactery
  • βœ”οΈ You Recruited the Tiri Kitor to your cause
  • βœ”οΈ You travelled to the Thornwastes and fought your way into the Jaws of the Lion
  • βœ”οΈ You defeated and imprisoned (and subsequently let escape) the Stormy Sorceress Ulwai
  • βœ”οΈ You spoke with the Corrupted Druid and broke his bond to the Red Hand
  • βœ”οΈ You cleared a small farm of its Large Pest Problem
  • βœ”οΈ You rescued Undin from his pursuers
  • βœ”οΈ You advised the Brindol Defense Council on defending against the Red Hand
  • βœ”οΈ You successfully defended Brindol's walls against a giant problem
  • βœ”οΈ You prevented Abithriax from burning Brindol to the ground (and slew him)
  • βœ”οΈ You stopped the dreaded sniper Skather
  • βœ”οΈ You defended Brindol against the Red Hand horde and its leader: Hravek Kharn
  • βœ”οΈ You saved Brindol!

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