From their first arrival in Stormreach, the party become embroiled with the city’s criminal underbelly. Long before they become the entrusted allies of the Coin Lords, the Houses, the Twelve and the Silver Flame, the party cross paths with the city’s gangs before eventually being selected by one of the city’s founding Coin Lords for a secret mission to purge Stormreach of organised crime.
From the hapless Quickfoot Gang with their cursed luck, to the Gnashtooth and Tunnelworm denizens of the Waterworks, to taking a direct hand in the intrigues of rival smugglers Hazadill and Baudry Cartamon, all paths lead inexorably to the Sharn Syndicate.
The Boromar Clan, the most feared criminal organisation in Sharn, have set their eyes once more upon the city of Stormreach. Using their influence, they make their attempt to shape the criminal underworld and unite the city’s gangs under the banner of the Sharn Syndicate.
The events that unfold through the Necropolis follow on from the party gaining the trust of the Silver Flame in Stormreach following the Catacombs storyline. As the story develops the party discover more details of the Black Abbot’s plans to ascend to godhood as god of the undead.
An uneasy alliance of opportunity between the Silver Flame and the Emerald Claw sees the two faiths working together against a common foe, leading to a final encounter with the Black Abbot himself. Along the way, the party are embroiled in one betrayal after another until they themselves are forced to become the betrayers.
The Necropolis adventure packs were added separately over a 13 month period. In our campaign, the Necropoolis is a manifest zone of Dolurrh and is home to a Silver Flame outpost where the order has for generations stood against the undead who periodically rise from their graves to prey on the living. I visualise this as a sprawling series of tents set in the bleak surroundings of the Necropolis where the oppressive influence of Dolurrh leaches the strength from those garrisoned there. The growing influence of Dolurrh, heralded by unnatural celestial alignments, has effects beyond the Necropolis, most notably felt in Delera’s Graveyard and House Jorasco.
Another excellent candidate for a dedicated heroic saga starting with low level quests all the way through to higher level quests.