XP1.7: The Swords of Zimballah

The Secret of Iron

Renegade priests of the Living Flame have come to the court of the barbarian king of Azimba, bringing with them the secret of iron. As you become embroiled in the power struggle between the jungle kingdoms, will you profit, or will you fall to the new iron swords of Zimballah?

Savage Swords and Sinister Sorcery

"The Swords of Zimballah" 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 6-7
  • 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!
  • City and dungeon maps
  • New monsters and NPCs

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"The Swords of Zimballah" is available as a 28-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