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Descent into Avernus

Season 9 of the Adventurers League sees our heroes travel from the blood-soaked streets of Baldur’s Gate to the once-lush first layer of the Nine Hells: AVERNUS! This epic hardcover adventure from Wizards of the Coast – Baldur’s Gate: Descent into Avernus – features heroics, betrayal, and the unlikeliest of allies.

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FORGE YOUR FATE IN HELLFIRE!

Diabolical dangers await in this adventure for the world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Welcome to Baldur’s Gate, a city of ambition and corruption. You’ve just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur’s Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?

  • This heroic Dungeons & Dragons adventure book takes players from levels 1 to 13 as they journey through Baldur’s Gate and into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells.
  • Baldur’s Gate is among the most iconic locations in fantasy culture. A mist-cloaked metropolis on the Sword Coast, it’s a place of history and a home to heroes.
  • The book introduces the infernal war machines to fifth edition D&D—battle-ready vehicles, which you can customize as you blast off into the Blood War.
  • Dungeon Masters will entice their heroes with devils’ deals, designed to lure adventurers with the ultimate temptations of power and treasure.

ALT COVER

An alternative art cover with a distinctive design and soft-touch finish is available exclusively in game stores on September 17, 2019.

ITEM DETAILS

Price: $49.95
Release Date: September 17, 2019
Format: Hardcover

 

 

 

 

 

D&D Adventurers League Adventure Modules

FORGOTTEN REALMS: AVERNUS RISING

Avernus Rising is a D&D Adventurers League campaign featuring the search for those Hellriders’ souls that remain untarnished though trapped in Avernus, nonetheless. Characters accompany a mysterious young girl into the hellscape on their quest and will be tempted to make any number of fiendish pacts and bargains before their mission is through. Avernus Rising is Season 9 in the Adventurers League and will begin September 17th, 2019.

DDAL09-01 Escape from Elturel

Level Range: 1-2 (optimized for 1st level)
Adventure Designer: Rich Lescouflair
Adventure Description: Damnation! The Companion that once stood as a beacon of hope and goodness above the city of Elturel has been extinguished and the entire city—along with its denizens—have been drawn into Avernus, the first layer of the Nine Hells! While those fortunate enough to have been outside of the city’s walls during its departure have been spared that fate, but they’re not yet out of danger! The refugees formed a caravan bound for the nearby city of Baldur’s Gate. Can you keep them safe from devils, bandits, and one another until they reach safety?
Adventure Length: 4 adventures at 1 hour each
Adventure Premiere: 
DMsGuild Release: October 29, 2019

DDAL09-02 Stopped at the Gate

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 3rd level)
Adventure Designer: Andrew Bishkinskyi
Adventure Description: It’s been a long, arduous trip, but you’re finally here—Baldur’s Gate. You’re not out of peril yet, however, even if you’re leaving the lawless wilds behind you, the streets of the Gate still run red with blood. But you quickly find that arriving at the city wasn’t the biggest challenge at all, now you must convince the city’s rulers to grant asylum to you and those in your charge. Part One of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 2 -4 hours
Adventure Premiere: 
DMsGuild Release:  October 29, 2019

DDAL09-03 Hungry Shadows

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 3rd level)
Adventure Designer: Justin Donie
Adventure Description: Bodies continue pile up, and the Flaming Fist still has nothing but a name. Thankfully, the perpetrator of the murders has slipped up and the Flaming Fist has captured one of their underlings, in turn, has revealed the presence of a cult hideout in the sewers beneath the city. The Flaming Fist has asked that you investigate. Are you up for the task? Part Two of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 2-4 hours
Adventure Premiere: 
DMsGuild Release:  October 29, 2019

DDAL09-04 Day of the Devil

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 3rd level)
Adventure Designer: M.T. Black
Adventure Description: The streets of Baldur’s Gate run red with blood. Old blood. The blood of Hellriders. Someone or something is punishing the children for the sins of the father and it’s time to put it to an end. Who and where is Gharizol? Part Three of the Betrayal is in the Blood series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 2-4 hours
Adventure Premiere: 
DMsGuild Release:  October 29, 2019

DDAL09-05 Faces of Fortune

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Ted Atkinson
Adventure Description: Deep in hostile territory with the innocent girl Dara to protect, you will have to trust to the weapons of the enemy if you are to survive. Even with deceit as your shield and sabotage as your sword, luck is required to complete Dara’s holy mission. Thankfully Fai Chen knows to start your quest with the help of an old acquaintance… Mahadi, master of Mahadi’s Traveling Emporium. Part One of the Behind Infernal Lines series.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Gamehole Con (10/31-11/3, Madison, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: December 10, 2019

DDAL09-06 Infernal Insurgency

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: The GM Tim
Adventure Description: Fai Chen reveals that a draft of the Hellriders’ original attack plan might still exist, but it won’t be easy to get it. If you can recover these, it would be extremely helpful in your quest to locate their remains and free their spirits. It might very well be a suicide mission, but when you’re in Avernus, what isn’t? Fortunately, the wily merchant has just the plan for a group of heroes unconcerned with the odds. Part Two of the Behind Infernal Lines series.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Gamehole Con (10/31-11/3, Madison, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: December 10, 2019

DDAL09-07 Diabolical Dive

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: James Haeck
Adventure Description: You have located the plans and drawn the infernal forces away from them. All that remains now is to dive below the river Styx and infiltrate Plagueshield Point without getting wet, setting off any alarms, or being followed. Piece of devil’s food cake. Part Three of the Behind Infernal Lines series.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Gamehole Con (10/31-11/3, Madison, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: December 10, 2019

DDAL09-08 In the Garden of Evil

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Cameron Blair
Adventure Description: Long before it was a war-ravaged battlefield, Avernus was a den of temptation; a place to which ambitious, greedy, and covetous mortals werelured by the promise of power, wealth, and love. While the plane no longer serves this purpose, small pockets of TERRIBLE BEAUTY remain. You have been sent in search of one such oasis to locate a fallen celestial. Will you be able to find it? More importantly, will the creature still be capable of service as an agent of good?
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Singapore Comic Con (12/7-12/8, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)
DMsGuild Release: January 7, 2020

DDAL09-09 Ruined Prospects

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Catherine Evans
Adventure Description: Elturel isn’t the only city to have been claimed by Avernus; scores of towns and villages, long forgotten), litter the eternal battlefields. In one such place, a fallen Hellrider remains in stasis, waiting for the right time to rise and battle evil once more. Has that time come at long last?
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Singapore Comic Con (12/7-12/8, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)
DMsGuild Release: January 7, 2020

DDAL09-10 Tipping the Scales

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Mellanie Black
Adventure Description: Wisdom is knowing when a battle fought is a battle lost. A dragon has engaged in a pitched battle for the soul of his consort for nearly a millennium, and it’s time for him to throw in the towel. Dara has asked that you venture into the Diremire Pit and convince him of this, as there are greater wars to be won!
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Singapore Comic Con (12/7-12/8, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore)
DMsGuild Release: January 7, 2020

DDAL09-11 Losing Fai

Level Range: 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: James Introcaso
Adventure Description: Fai Chen has gone missing from Mahadi’s Traveling Emporium, and Fai Chen asks you rescue him. You’ll have to do it without angering the master of the Emporium whose protection is crucial to your sacred mission. But in the Nine Hells, how much can you really trust someone you call friend?
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Role Play Rally (1/4-1/5/2020, Austin, TX)
DMsGuild Release: February 11, 2020

DDAL09-12 The Breath of Life

Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)
Adventure Designer: Jared Fegan
Adventure Description: An archdevil has invited you to a ball, and though it’s likely a trap, it’d be rude to decline. Dara, however, is keen on attending, since this fiend’s most treasured possession is the bejeweled skull of a dead angel. Dara believes that the artifact holds the secret to accessing a long-dormant reliquary. Ready to crash a party? Part One of the Call for Aid series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Winter Fantasy (2/5-2/9/2020, Ft. Wayne, IN)
DMsGuild Release: March 10, 2020

DDAL09-13 The Swarmed Heart

Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)
Adventure Designer: Bianca Bickford
Adventure Description: Bees! The peace of Mahadi’s emporium is shattered as a swarm of hellwasps has descended upon it! Since this is odd behavior for hellwasps, Dara senses a higher power at work and asks you to discover the truth about the creatures’ attacks. Are you up to the task, or will you just end up getting stung? Part Two of the Call for Aid series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Winter Fantasy (2/5-2/9/2020, Ft. Wayne, IN)
DMsGuild Release: March 10, 2020

DDAL09-14 The Vast Emptiness of Grace

Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)
Adventure Designer: Travis Woodall
Adventure Description: The divine spark has been returned to Verwyyr and Raskamedies and the time has come to return to the Material plane in search of an ancient artifact once belonging to Ilmater himself. Beneath the holy city of Elturel lay a reliquary—the Dolorous Adytum. What secrets lie in the dark parts of the world? It’s time to find out. Part Three of the Call for Aid series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Winter Fantasy (2/5-2/9/2020, Ft. Wayne, IN)
DMsGuild Release: March 10, 2020

DDAL09-15 Maddening Screams

Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)
Adventure Designer: Jessica Ross
Adventure Description: The final resting place of the Hellrider company known as the Bloody Hooves has been found. Unfortunately, the Canyon of Screams is well beyond the reach of safe haven, so you must protect Dara behind enemy lines with no one to count on but yourselves. Her holy mission, and your very souls, are at stake. Part One of the Doors and Corners series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Gary Con (3/26-3/29/2020, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: April 28, 2020

DDAL09-16 Honors Unforeseen

Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)
Adventure Designer: B D Donlon
Adventure Description: Accompanying the Chosen of Ilmater and baring the newly discovered Ward of Faithfulness, you proceed further into the tomb of the Bloody Hooves. Time is running short. Zariel’s forces hunt for you even now. Part Two of the Doors and Corners series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Gary Con (3/26-3/29/2020, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: April 28, 2020

DDAL09-17 In the Hand

Level Range: 11-16 (optimized for 13th level)
Adventure Designer: Paige Leitman and Ben Heisler
Adventure Description: Your quest to return the Bloody Hooves is nearly at an end. Only the company’s commander remains and then you’ll be ready to ride to the rescue of fallen Elturel! Part Three of the Doors and Corners series of adventures.
Adventure Length: 4-6 hours
Adventure Premiere: Gary Con (3/26-3/29/2020, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: April 28, 2020

AND MORE TO COME!

INGLORIOUS EPICS

D&D Epics are exciting multi-table events where participants cooperate in a “mass raid” of truly EPIC proportions; as every table works toward the same goal, individual tables act as squads that might take on different tasks, possibly affecting other tables or unlocking side quests needed to progress the event. Conventions (single- or multi-day) and store game days can request a D&D Epic by filling out the Request for Premiere, Epic, or Regional Preview Adventure form.

DDEP09-01 Infernal Pursuits

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 3rd level) & 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Will Doyle, James Introcaso, Shawn Merwin
Adventure Description: A horse race in Baldur’s Gate becomes a hellish battle on infernal war machines in Avernus when the characters get caught between an evil merchant and his warlord rival. Time to hang on for dear life!
Adventure Length: 4 hours
Required Number of Tables: 4+
Adventure Premiere: D&D Live 2019 (May 2019, Hollywood, California)
DMsGuild Release: N/A

DDEP09-02 Hellfire Requiem

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 3rd level) and 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Rich Lescouflair, Alan Patrick
Adventure Description: Visitors from far and wide gather at Torm’s Hand to honor a fallen hero. Yet, the somber day turns to chaos when a hell-spawned maw erupts over the area, bringing an army of devils with it. Only true courage and sharp minds can banish the dark forces that seek to claim the souls of all within the holy temple. Are you ready to lead the charge?
Adventure Length: 4 hours
Required Number of Tables: 4+
Adventure Premiere: Gamehole Con (10/31-11/3, Madison, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: N/A

DDEP09-03 Liar’s Night

Level Range: 1-4 (optimized for 3rd level) and 5-10 (optimized for 8th level)
Adventure Designer: Elisa Teague
Adventure Description: On this holy day (tribute to Leira and Mask), folk of all walks of life don masks and costumes to disguise themselves and play at being other than what they are. Festivities begin in the evening, when candles are placed in hollowed-out pumpkins carved with faces. Tricks and pranks of all kinds are common on this night, and pickpockets are rife on this day, so few carry much coin with them, having secreted it away somewhere the previous evening. Instead, people fill their pockets and belt pouches with candies. Come celebrate with us on the darkened streets of Baldur’s Gate.
Adventure Length: 4 hours
Required Number of Tables: 4+
Adventure Premiere: Gamehole Con (10/31-11/3, Madison, Wisconsin)
DMsGuild Release: N/A

AND MORE SURPRISES TO COME!

 

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