5E Mini-Dungeon #083: Beware Gentlemen Bearing Gifts
A 5th Edition Mini-Dungeon adventure for 3-4 Characters Levels 15-17
You can acquire anything in the world’s great cities if you spend enough time and money. This may involve dealing with shady types, but at other times, the sale is entirely above board. “Four Gentlemen for Gifts” is such a place: a legal store selling costly but exemplary items that include a “preferential purchaser’s card.” For generations, four “men” from one merchant family have run it, overseeing all transactions. The storefront’s 20-foot-wide double door is flanked by 35-foot-long walls that display tempting programmed illusions of various high-powered magic items that appeal to every sense. If ever seen in its entirety, the store’s shape broadly matches the owners, who are glabrezus.
The catch? Every item the “gentlemen” sell contains a drop of blood from each of them, which do not show up in any way short of a wish spell. Once uses an item, they gain the following ideal: “Brutality: all problems can be solved with violence.” At first, this ideal may manifest simply as acting a little more selfishly, but the journey to the Abyss has begun.
The “gentlemen” have supplied countless souls to their prince this way.
Mini-Dungeons are short, setting-agnostic adventures for 5th Edition which can be easily inserted anywhere in your campaign.