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Grasp of the Mantled CitadelD&D Insider Article
The Scales of War Adventure Path: part 15
by Creighton Broadhurst

In "Grasp of the Mantled Citadel," characters enter the shadowed demiplane of Vaerothim, plunge through the skeletal depths of the Forest of Twisted Souls, and breach the Mantled Citadel's fearsome defense. This is an adventure for five 22nd-level characters. By the end of the adventure, the PCs should have accumulated enough XP to reach 24th level. "Grasp of the Mantled Citadel" is the second epic-level adventure of the Scales of War adventure path and a direct sequel to "Betrayal at Monadhan." With a little work, it can be adapted for use in any campaign.

From here I look out over the gloom of the Forest of Twisted Souls, and although my actions have brought me to this benighted place, I have no regrets. With new allegiances come terrifying opportunities. Who among those living upon the world now have the power, the discipline, and the knowledge to utterly destroy a god?

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    About the Author

    Creighton lives in Torquay, England where, apparently, the palm trees are plastic and the weather is warm. He shares a ramshackle old mansion with his two children ("Genghis" and "Khan") and his very patient wife. He is famed locally for his unending love affair with booze and pizza. As an enduring Greyhawk fan, he has (miraculously) survived the terrors of Baltron's Beacon, unraveled the mysteries besetting the town of Saltmarsh, and slain the lizard king Sakatha. Tragically, many of his companions were less fortunate. His freelance credits include work with Wizards of the Coast, Paizo, and Expeditious Retreat Press. You can check out his blog at

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