Maps of the Month: Ghosts of Saltmarsh, Barber of Silverymoon, Six Faces of Death


WARNING:THESE MAPS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS FOR GHOSTS OF SALTMARSH


GHOSTS OF SALTMARSH: MAPS

Now that Ghosts of Saltmarsh has hit shelves, we hope the following selection of maps—tagged and untagged—will prove helpful in running these adventures or for use in other aquatic locations in your campaigns. And be sure to check back in future issues for further maps from this book!

Saltmarsh Region

In the previous issue we provided a look at the seaside resort town of Saltmarsh itself. But where does the town lie within the broader region? As described, the land immediately outside Saltmarsh is “safe for travelers, as are the roads that cut through the region. Small farms and manor houses dot the area, many maintained by army veterans who were granted land by royal decree. A number of small halfling villages are scattered around the area, located just off the main roads. Such locations consist of several farmhouses clustered around a pub that provides a warm welcome to visitors who come in peace.”

However, once you journey off the beaten path, a variety of threats emerge from the swampy wilderness. These areas are “filled with peril, since much of the region is untamed wilderness. Even though the Kingdom of Keoland has grand ambitions, its focus in the south remains on the sea. The crown does its best to make sure the roads are safe, but otherwise it is generally content to leave the monsters and vicious tribes of the wilds alone as long as they remain in their habitats.”

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The Final Enemy

In Dragon+ 26 we also began our exploration of the dangerous sahuagin lair from The Final Enemy. As described, “the fortress and former home to the lizardfolk is a rocky island located at the mouth of the Javan River. When the lizardfolk laired there, the island was almost entirely above sea level. Thadrah, the sahuagin high priestess of Sekolah, worked ritual magic that sank the island by lowering the seabed.”

From the first level, let’s now descend to the second. Hold your breath, as this level is entirely submerged in seawater.

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The Styes’ Warehouse

And finally, we ventured into the decaying port town of The Styes in the previous issue. Now exploring one specific location within this town, we come upon a unique home in the center of the Alchemists’ Quarter, perched at the edge of a large swath of mud known as Hemlock Pit. For a bribe of at least 10gp you’ll be able to learn that this warehouse is well guarded and protected at night by “vicious guard dogs” (a trio of manticores whose snarling can be heard from the street).

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BARBER OF SILVERYMOON

Back in Dragon+ 12 Jason Thompson created a wild (some might even say hair-raising) adventure in support of Volo’s Guide to Monsters. In the Barber of Silverymoon (for characters level 4-6) “people have been disappearing at night in the city of Silverymoon. Some vanish entirely, leaving behind whispered rumors of fiends or other evil creatures having spirited them away. Others return strangely altered, with their memories of having been kidnapped wiped clean and their minds strangely dulled—and always with remarkable haircuts.”

We’ve now added this entire adventure (for free!) to the DMs Guild. As part of its re-release, Jason created new interior maps to help DMs better run his Barbershop of Evil:

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SIX FACES OF DEATH

In Dragon+ 21 Jason Thompson returned with another scenario this time supporting Mordenkainen’s Tome of Foes. In Six faces of Death (for characters level 11-13) “an alien being, dark omens, and vanishing ships send the adventurers to a mysterious island newly appeared in the Sea of Swords. But can the characters uncover the mysteries of the Changing Island in time to save Faerûn from a terror from another plane?”

We’ve also added this entire adventure (also for free!) to the DMs Guild—with Jason adding the following new interior maps as well:

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Cartographers

And as always, our appreciation goes out to our amazing cartographers. This issue, these include Dyson Logos, Mike Schley, and Jason Thompson.