A Chaos Scar Adventure for 2nd-Level Characters
by Rodney Thompson
At the boundary of the Chaos Scar, the fringe of civilization meets the edge of danger. It is just distant enough from the closest settlements and bastions of order that those of less honorable origin can come to sell their wares and services. And it is likewise just far enough from the Chaos Scar that those seeking such wares and services can come without too much fear of trouble—although this is still a lawless area. "The Crossroads" is a Chaos Scar Side Trek/adventure designed for five characters of 2nd level.
Hobgoblins, orcs, gnolls, and other races inhabiting the Scar bring live captives to the Crossroads and stuff them within the cages of the gibbet tree, where they are left to die a slow, agonizing death from thirst and starvation. The gibbet tree serves as a warning that anyone thinking of entering the Chaos Scar had best turn back, because intruders are dealt with harshly.
(For details on the Chaos Scar and its environs, read the Chaos Scar introduction and check out the map of the entire valley. Then check out and join the Chaos Scar group on the D&D Community pages.)
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About the Author
Rodney Thompson is an RPG developer and designer at Wizards of the Coast. Originally from Chattanooga, TN, his credits for the Dungeons & Dragons game include the Eberron Campaign Guide and Martial Power 2, and he is the lead developer for the 12 campaign setting books. Rodney is also the lead designer and developer of all of the Star Wars Roleplaying Game Saga Edition books.