Features Archive | 12/14/2012
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Items Found on the Drow Priestess' Person
Appendix d12
By Jason Sholtis

With the Rise of the Underdark campaign underway, this year has seen its share of drow incursions against the surface world—playing out right now in both the current D&D Encounters season and D&D Lair Assault. Add the recent release of Menzoberranzan: City of Intrigue, and it’s highly possible that your campaign could be venturing into the Underdark.

To help DMs add further detail to their adventures underground, Jason Sholtis (of The Dungeon Dozen) has provided the following tables—in the spirit of the 1st Edition DMG’s appendices, charts, and random encounters!

Items Found on the Drow Priestess' Person

As we close out the Rise of the Underdark, we take a final look at the drow—and what strange items you might discover on their persons.


  1. Concealed spider brooch w/dire heretical symbols scratched on surface.

  2. Lock of blonde hair from forbidden surface love interest.

  3. Substantial sum of coinage originating from duergar kingdom (bribe payment).

  4. Frost giant-sized signet ring.

  5. Hallucinogenic powder loaded in blow tube: for purposes of involuntary spiritual enlightenment.

  6. Incriminating documents signed by ruler of nearby surface realm.

  7. Map indicating Underdark site of lost treasury, unknown ancient civilization.

  8. Pot of enchanted ointment: alters skin pigmentation to desired hue.

  9. In stiff leather shoulder-bag: fist-sized pet spider w/triple strength venom in cute fur outfit.

  10. Sealed jar containing magical perpetual flame.

  11. Dream journal overflowing with secret messages from Lloth herself: disturbingly apocalyptic prophecy.

  12. Command-word activated pocket homunculus, inert.

About the Author

Jason Sholtis serves humanity by day as a humble social services worker but keeps evenings free for self-indulgences such as writing, drawing and playing in rock bands. D&D occupies a special place in his heart. His semi-daily blog The Dungeon Dozen focuses exclusively on random tables for the twelve-sided die.

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