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lNTROOUCT10N
Orcs
ofStonefan8
Pass
'"
is
a
DUNGEONS
&
DRAGONS
®
adventure
for five
characters
of5th
revel.
You
need
the
Player's
Handbook
,
the
Monster Manual
'''
,
and
the
Dun-8eon
Master's Guide
""
to play.
D&D®
Dun8eon
Tiles
and
D&D®
Miniatures
can enhance your play experience.This adventure
is
loosely tied
to
The Siayina
Stone"
',
which introduced the characters
to
the Severed
Eyes
orc tribe.The two adventures shouldn't be played back
to
-back. Rather, characters that survive
The Slayin8Stone
will need
to
gain a
few
levels before challengingthe orcs
that
appear in this adventure.
You
can
eithercreate your own interim adventures or find adventures
of
the appropriate level in
Dun8eon®
magazine online(www.DungeonsandDragons.com).
ADVENTURE BACKGROUND
The mighty Ironwall Mountains lie west
of
the NentirVale.Anyone who follows the old trade road southwest
of
the village
of
Winterhaven eventually arrives at thefrontier village ofTimbervale, in the shadow
of
thisindomitable mountain range.The lronwalls are impassable save
for
one deadly route: Stonefang Pass.
The
tunnel through Stonefang Mountain offered safe passage to all friends
of
the dwarven Glintshield clan, until
CREDITS
the dwarves mysteriously disappeared. Stories claimthat the clan fell
to
infighting
and
that the dwarvesslaughtered one
another
in a terribJe civil war.After years ofisolation,
the
dwarves
of
the Glintshield clan have reappeared. The
clan
is
trying
to
return
to
its ancestral holdings
and
reopen the waythrough the mountains. The dwarves
had begun
rebuilding the citadel that guards the far entrance
of
the pass
when
their blood enemies, the Severed
Eyes
orcs, attacked them. Those dwarves who were not killedor captured fled into the pass, a dead
ly
tunnel
throughthe
mountain,
and
sealed it shut
behind
them. Theynow seek brave souls
to
defeat the orcs, promising thewealth
of
kings
to
any heroes willing to help them.
Yet
this
is
only
half
the story.
Unknown
to all but
members
of
the
Shadowed Chain, a secret cult among
the
Glintshield clan, Stonefang Pass
is
not
named
for
the mountain
it pierces, but
rather
for
the
terrible beingentombed
beneath
the
mountain
by ancient dwarves:
an
earth
titan.
The
civil
war
that
nearly caused theclan's
ruin
started over the theft
of
an
item intendedto bind the titan.
The
cultists had hoped to
return
theitem to
the
binding site
when
the pass was
made
safe,
but
fate intervened. Some
of
the cult members stayed
behind
for
this purpose
when
the rest
of
the clan fledthrough the dark, but the orcs followed
the
cultistsand
hindered
their efforts.Now
the
titan stirs, causing
earthquakes
to shake the
mountain
.
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System,
WIZAR
DS
OF
THE
COAST,
Player'S
Handbaak,
Dun8eon
Master's
Guide,
Monster
Manual
,
Orcs
ofStonefan8
Pass,
The
Slayin8
Stone,
D&D
Insid
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Coast
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kenesses
thereof
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of
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th
e C
oast
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isa
work of
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to
actual
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or events
included
herein
is
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ADVENTURESYNOPSIS
The
Glintshield
clan hires the adventurers
to
expelthe orcs from Stonefang
Pass
and
the citadel tower
guarding
it.
The
adventurers
travel
through the
pass
to
the
point where
it was
sealed,
facing
denizens
of
thetunnels.
They must
overcome the defenses
left
inthegatehouse
by
theancient
dwarves.
Once the
way isclear,
the
characters must
fight
their
way to
the
citadel;
during that
trek,
theyencounterthe
surviving
members
of
the Shadowed
Chain
cult
and
discover
thedanger
the
earth
titan represents
.
The
adventurers mustthen
battle
the
orcs
at
thecitadel
tosave
captureddwarvesand
tocollect
thefragments
of
the
titan
Stonefang,
which
can
be used
to
weaken
and
rebind
him.
\Vhen
the
adventure
starts,
the charactersareassumed
to
be
at
the
village
ofTimbervale
near
the
IronwaH
Mountains
(see
the sidebaron page
3).
How·
ever,you
can
situate
theadventure
in any
mountain
range
near the characters'
location
.
Alternately,
the
meeting
with
Rangrim
Glintshield
and
the
other
dwarves
could
also
occur
on
a
road
or
trail
near
the
pass
where
the
dwarves have
camped
to
take
stock
of
their
options
.
About twenty
battered
Glintshield dwarves
have
arrived
in
Timbervale.
For
now
,
thecurious
and
con·
cerned
citizens
of
the
village have offered
them
a
guests'welcome
.
The
dwarves
aredesperate
to find folk
willing
to travel
back
up
thepass
to
rescue theircom
·
rades
and
evict
the
orcs.
The
villagers
want
to
see this
happen
,
but they
are
neither
brave
nor
foolish
enough
tovolunteer.
When
thecharacters
first
meetthedwarves
,
read:
A
crowd
oj
dwarves
huddles
in
smallaroups
beJoreyou
.They
look
tired
alld
an~;ous
despite
their
safe
surrollndin8s.
Notte
seem
to
be
soldiers.
FOLLr
omatdy
clothed elders
consult
with
a
m1lch
),Ollnaer
,
black
-
bearded
d w a ~ f
who
wears
a
simple
silver
crown.
One
oj
rhe
e
lders notices
you and points
you
out
to
tire
crown
wearer.
w/w
movestoward
you."Greetin8s.Jriends.I
amRanarim,
so
n
ofThonl
i/
,
son
oJThane llarvak
of
Clan
Glints/Tield.
We/rave
comefro
111
Stonefan8
Pass
and
seekthose
who
ca
nfree
our
birthriflht
and
our
dan
fromevil.J
hope
that
YOl
l
can
help.
~
ROLEPLAYING
RANGRIM
GLINTSHIELD
Rangrim
is
a
straight
·
talking
dwarfwith
abit
ofa
nair
for
the
dramatic.
He's
grimabout
the
fate
of
his
clanand
secretl
y
desperate
for
the
characters'
help.
What
Rangrim
Wants
to
Say 
Be
sure
to
mention
orparaphrase
the
followingele-
ments
to
the
charactersduring
the course
of
the 
conversation. 
+
The
Glintshield
clan
has
been
isolated
intheIron
·wall
Mountains
since
a
devastating
civil
war
a
century
ago.
Only recently hasthe
clan
grown strong
enough
torejoin
the
wider
world
by
reestablishingStonefang
Pass, a
tunnel through the mountains
thathas
been
closed
since
the
clan's war.
+
Stonefang
Pass was
dugand
built by
giants
in
agespast.
The
Glintshield
clan
claimed
it from
them
longago
and made
ita
major
trade
route
through
the
area
.
+
Rangrim'speoplewere
beginning
to rebuild a citadel
on the
far
side
of
the
pass
when
the
Severed Eyes, a
tribe
of
orcs,
attacked
them.
• 
Thane
Harvak
ordered
Rangrim
to
escortthe
non·
combatants through
Stonefang
Pass
when
the
battle
began
to
turn
againstthe dwarves
.
+
Rangrimwants
the
Severed Eyes
orcsrouted
or
kilJed,
and
any
of
his
survivingclan
members
rescued.
+
The
pass
is
sealed
byamassive
stone
slab
that Ran
·
grim
released
to block
pursuing
orcs.
To
get to
theorcs
andany
survivingdwarves, the
slab
must
beraised
.
There
is a
gatehouse
near
the
slab,
and
Ran·
grim
believes
there must be
some mechanical
meanswithin
it
to
raise
the
slab,
but he
doesn
't
know
for
certain.
QUEST:
EXPEl
THE
ORCS
FROM
STONEFANG
PASS
5th-level
Major
Quest (1,000
XP) 
Theadventurers
completethequest
if
they defeat the orcs 
in
the
pass and
kill
orrout those
on
the
far
side ofthepass and
in
thecitadel. 
What
Rangrim Doesn't
Want
to
Talk About 
There
arecertain elements
of
thestorythat Rangrim would
rather
not mention, but he
'll
talkabout
ifprod
-
ded.
Also,
the
characters might
gainthis information
by
talking
to
other clan members
. • 
Rangrim
is
theyoungest
of
PrinceThorvil's
twosons.As
such, he
was
tasked
with escorting
tosafety
the
clan's
youths,
elderly,
and
those
not
trained
for battle.Also,
he has had
little
battle
training
himself.
+
The
people
of
the
area are
eager
to
see
the
dwarvessucceed,
but
the
y
are
terrified
of
the
creatures
thatlurk
in
Stonefang
Pass.
Rangrim
losteight
clan
mem
o
bers
tostirges
("pernicious
bloodsllckers
with
four
bat
wings")
during their night through
the
pass.

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