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The PCs depart Beregost, continuing on their northward trek along The Coast Way, eventually reaching Baldur's Gate. Once there, they check out a magic shop, then, via an intermediary, head over to a tavern to meet with a Paladin, who provides them with an important contact which allows the PCs to travel as guards with a caravan, soon to depart the city. In tow with this caravan are suspected members of the Cult of the Dragon, including a bunch of weirdo theatre performers pretending to be Adventurers. Intrigue, awkward NPC encounters and combat ensue.
RPG / RULESET: Dungeons & Dragons 5e / d20 System
SUPPLEMENTS: Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Kobold Press, 2014), Player's Handbook / Monster Manual / Dungeon Master's Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2014), Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide (Wizards of the Coast, 2008).
MUSIC / SOUND: INTRO Main Title (Crusader Kings soundtrack, Paradox Interactive) / INCIDENTAL SOUND EFFECTS www.freesound.org / BACKGROUND MUSIC Atmospheres (The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim soundtrack, Jeremy Soule), Shining Serpent Tavern (Neverwinter Nights soundtrack, Bioware Corporation) / OUTRO Menu theme (Crusader Kings soundtrack, Paradox Interactive).
Caravan encounters overturned wagon and dead horses on the road.