XP1.6: The Vault of Yigthrahotep

A Lost Gold Mine

Across the scorched heat of the barren desert lie the jungled hills of Shoma, where the crazed queen of a lost tribe jealously guards a mine that contains untold riches. But in your quest for the buried gold, what terrors that slumber in the prehuman vaults beneath the mine might you awaken...?

Savage Swords and Sinister Sorcery

"The Vault of Yigthrahotep" is a stand-alone sword and sorcery adventure module, inspired by the pulp era tales of Robert E. Howard and Clark Ashton Smith. Venture in the footsteps of Conan the Cimmerian, Satampra Zeiros of Uzuldaroum, Imaro of Nyumbani, and other fabled thieves, reavers and slayers!

Written for the Fifth Edition (5E) of the world's most popular roleplaying game, the adventure in this book can be easily adapted to any fantasy roleplaying game ruleset or edition.

Note: This standalone adventure was originally published as part of the collection "The Spider-God's Bride and Other Tales of Sword and Sorcery". This new version has been updated to fifth edition rules and includes new maps and artwork.

Book features:

  • A fully detailed sword and sorcery adventure for character levels 5-6
  • Use as a stand-alone module for several evenings of play, or use the background information as the basis for several adventures
  • A mix of overland travel, stealth, dungeon exploration, and deadly combat -- a chance for every character class to shine!
  • Wilderness, village and dungeon maps
  • New monsters and NPCs
  • A BONUS chapter with a 25-room dungeon only hinted at as a possible expansion in the original release!

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"The Vault of Yigthrahotep" is available as a 42-page PDF. The price for the electronic version is USD 3.

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This adventure has been reviewed as part of the collection "The Spider-God's Bride and Other Tales of Sword and Sorcery".

Supporting material

World of Xoth (Campaign Map)

World of Xoth Player's Guide for 5E