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Mendacious Materials: A Bit of Story

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“Mohkba’s not just a place of glamor and regal nobility,” the old dwarf says, scratching the scar near his eyepatch idly, “there’s a dark underbelly of the elite that doesn’t often reach the taverns outside the city. Why it was only last year that those bloody Cultus Sanguineus lot nearly summoned up an evil as […]

Mendacious Materials: Blood Thrall Template

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Blood Thrall Template (+2) Although the debauchery of the Cultus Sanguineus were disrupted and upended by adventurers last year, the metropolis of Mohkba still suffers from the corruption brought to it by some of its greediest, most bloodthirsty nobles. One of the most curious—and disturbing—instances are blood thralls, maddened creatures perpetually caught between life and […]

Sidequest Saturday (Cultus Sanguineus): The Sanguine Ball

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Cultus Sanguineus—The Sanguine Ball Either in a previous encounter (from last week’s Sidequest Saturday)—or by chance while in the city of Mohkba—the adventurers acquired an invitation to a masquerade ball and a beautiful mask of diplomacy +1 (actually a mask of thirst). The event is being held on the night after the party’s encounter with the […]

AaWBlog Adventures: Cultus Sanguineus and Mischievous Meadows

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As the AaWBlog started to ramp up in February, we took our first ambitious steps towards continuous adventures with Cultus Sanguineus, an exploration of the hidden orders of corrupted nobility in Mohkba, capital of the Klavek Kingdom! What began as a simple request for a magic item that changes the wearer into a vampire spread into […]

False Coffin (CR 11)

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A hardwood coffin, ornately decorated, lies on top of a stone table or altar. Type: magical; Perception DC 34; Disable Device 34 Trigger touch; Reset None Effect Anyone opening this coffin instantly teleports to the middle of a nearby room, which is filled with barbed spikes and a few skeletons, and is physically inaccessible by means other than digging […]

Sangue Malar

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The paranoia and chaos reaches a fevered pitch as midnight nears before Countess Veresovich enacts the final portion of her plan—the large floor of the ballroom suddenly drops out from under the attendees of the masquerade, dumping all of them onto a steep slope that slides each into an unremarkable hewn stone chamber hundreds of […]

Cultus Sanguineus (Part 2: Items Sanguineus)

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Countess Darah Veresovich first heard of the Items Sanguineus while traveling abroad—where none can say (and anyone that might have died long ago). She has since devoted her entire family’s fortune and interests to acquiring the items and has already seen the trio of items lost twice; this time she’s prepared for the contingencies and has riders […]

Blood Sconces (CR 9)

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Several bronze sconces line the walls of this hallway. A thick red carpet runs the length of the hall. Type: magical; Perception DC 33; Disable Device 33 Trigger Location; Reset None Effect When a PC passes within 10 feet of a sconce, it ignites and begins to smoke. The smoke spreads at the rate of 10 feet per […]

Cloak of the Dark Servant

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Cloak of the Dark Servant Aura moderate abjuration; CL 6th Slot back; Price 26,316 gp; Weight 3 lbs DESCRIPTION This fine dueling cloak is created of the finest materials, crafted from the highest quality silk, dyed black with complicated patterns stitched with fine silver and gold thread studded with fine small gemstones. Androgynous in design, […]

Countess Darah Veresovich

Darah Veresovich is a calculating and cold negotiator, both obsessed with preserving her youth and expanding her power. She is a skillful diplomat and even more talented liar—her true intentions only seem suspicious to a very astute few. The elite of Mohkba see her as an influential trader and curator of exotic lore, but in […]

Cultus Sanguineus — The Sanguine Ball

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Cultus Sanguineus—The Sanguine Ball Either in a previous encounter (from last week’s Sidequest Saturday)—or by chance while in the city of Mohkba—the adventurers acquired an invitation to a masquerade ball and a beautiful mask of diplomacy +1 (actually a mask of thirst). The event is being held on the night after the party’s encounter with the […]