Memoria is a forgotten ruin mostly vanished into the lowland bogs north of Redtower, not far from the Scarlet Citadel. Its obscurity is ironic: Once, it was a settlement dedicated to Mnemosyne, goddess of memory, who has, likewise, suffered an unhappy fate.
Centuries ago, a mysterious cult of benign necromancers founded Memoria after fleeing elven authority and condemnation in Kammae, settling in the White Forest to take advantage of the area’s potent ley lines. These necromancers did not defile the dead. They used necromancy to interact with their ancestors, hoping to live in peace and commune with their ancestors.
A week ago, Tymon, an apprentice of Gellert the Gruesome, came investigating a magical archway the Memorians built. Unlike other curious investigators, Tymon benefited from a recent tree fall activated the portal to Oubliette, falling through and dropping the key in surprise. Trapped on the other side, he has since fallen to the mercy of a wraith which commands all other undead in the Oubliette, and it intends to experiment, as the Memorians did, using Tymon’s living energy to open the portal again.
The characters might find the archway as part of a visit to the Scarlet Citadel dungeon, as part of an investigation into White Forest bandits or ley lines, or at the request of a friend of Tymon’s…
This adventure for the 5th Edition of the world’s first RPG is meant for four 1st-level or 2nd-level characters. Designed by Victoria Jaczko, with cartography by Dyson Logos and cover art by Phil Stone.