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Gateway to the Underworld

DramaScape Fantasy Volume 90

This Product is a 40 x 40 inch, full color battlemap of a Gateway to the Underworld.

The Product comes with Square, Hex and No Overlay and the Virtual Tabletop Map (VTT).

“The gateway to the underworld is in the hollowed out belly of that stone fire titan statue over the bridge. You can only reach the fire titan by traversing the bridge between life and death and crossing over the river of fire. Only a desperate fool would go to the underworld and yet it calls many who would save their loved ones from eternal torment. The ante is one gold coin, the gamble is your life and eternal soul, and so now what is the wager?”—Tollmaster Haros

 Gateway to the Underworld is a single level exterior map with a west and east side of volcanic rock bisected by a river of fire. The river of fire is spanned by a bridge of stone and brick lined with spikes along its railings. The bridge leads to a path that ends at a hollowed out statue’s belly which has a cave inside that seems to lead inside the volcano or somewhere else.

 Gateway to the Underworld is intended for use in fantasy or horror games. It could also be an interesting modern pulp map of an archeological ruin next to a volcano with a slow magma flow.

 Adventure hook for use with this map:

 Guardian of the Gateway: The group seeks to revive a fallen member of the party and has come to the gateway of the underworld to parlay with Tollmaster Haros for passage. He demands their most expensive coin (usually gold) as a toll for passage over the bridge between life and death. After he is paid, he lets the group cross the bridge, but at the halfway point in crossing the bridge, a sentinel fire titan statue roars to life. The statue holds a shattered sword that ignites into a blade of fire as the statue’s other hand pulls itself out of the ground. The statue towers over the group, blocking their path to the gateway to the underworld. If they want to get to the underworld, they must first defeat the guardian of the gateway.

 
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66
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DS10090
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File Last Updated:
April 11, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on April 11, 2018.