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Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus is a 5th-edition Dungeons & Dragons adventure that takes place in the city of Baldur's Gate and the layer of Avernus in the Nine Hells. It is designed for 1st- to 13th-level characters.

Welcome to Baldur's Gate, a city of ambition and corruption situated at the crossroads of the Sword Coast. You’ve just started your adventuring career, but already find yourself embroiled in a plot that sprawls from the shadows of Baldur’s Gate to the front lines of the planes-spanning Blood War! Do you have what it takes to turn infernal war machines and nefarious contracts against the archdevil Zariel and her diabolical hordes? And can you ever hope to find your way home safely when pitted against the infinite evils of the Nine Hells?[2]

ContentsEdit

  • Pronunciation Guide
  • About The Adventure
  • Chapter 1: A Tale of Two Cities
  • Chapter 2: Elturel Has Fallen
  • Chapter 3: Avernus
  • Chapter 4: Sword of Zariel
  • Chapter 5: Escape from Avernus
  • Baldur's Gate Gazetteer
  • Appendix A: Diabolical Deals
  • Appendix B: Infernal War Machine
  • Appendix C: Magic Items
  • Appendix D: Creatures
  • Appendix E: Infernal Rapture Menus
  • Appendix F: Story Concept Art
  • Appendix G: Infernal Script
  • Maps

IndexEdit

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CharactersEdit

AerithAlan AlythAlazubAmbra FallwaterAmrik VanthampurArkhanAsojanoAzar ValsheemBalakrosBalarystulBaphometBarnabasBazelsteenBelBeldanBelynne StelmaneBitter BreathBlassBraskBurneyCaladra TelmasterChangoChenna FatrabbitChukkaClonkCrokek'toeckDarmin ZodgeDillard PortyrDrebDrumraEarwaxEffinax ZalborElla DeepwellElliachEsselyn XharnEzoFalarFalaster FiskFaltenFaltraxFendrick GrayFeonor FetchtatterFhet'AhlaFinnikFlashFlennisGabourey D'VaelanGargauthGaroknulGideon LightwardGoblin BehnieGrimbootGrubbaHarkina HuntHarumanHigh Graj KarkajukHiskaalHitoshi JadeIlzabetIssioJabazJai WenJaltJander SunstarJankJedren HillerJezebelJhessa BrightstarJibbsJorunn NighburyKaddrusKaejil OrûnmarKarta BouldersternKasharraKazziraKlankKlav MartilmurKlim JhassoKostchtchieKrikendoltKrinjakKrullLala StoutLaraelra ThundrethLekard CadavrusLiara PortyrLittle OneLucilleLuluMad MaggieMahadiMazerMickeyMinaquaMooncloakMordenkainenMortlock VanthampurNargNariangelaNasciusNeedlesNelestreeNoddNulra BlackObatalaOdiousOlanthiusOliverOloric WitmirthOozywogOpallitaOphurkhOshallaPerchilluxPherria JynksPiltser PebblehuckPinsPrinceps KovikPrynn DerringwhistleQurmilahRaggadraggaRahima SajiressaRalzalaRasshRed RuthReya MantlemornRigorathRosskaSarvinder PeckSatiir Thione-HhuneScarla TruestrikeSeltern ObranchShaleen ZorazShalokShorah HevrunShraalShummrathSkadric SakalarSkidsSkoonaSkrawldar FaneSlaggSlarkasSlobberchopsSmiler the DefilerSoltusStrovin IronfistSylvira SavikasTal HannefarTarg NarTarinaThalamra VanthampurThalkaraThavius KreegThossThunnThurstwell VanthampurTiamatTorgrazkTorogar SteelfistTrantoloxTraxigorTrevick ThantormeUbbaluxUlder RavengardUldrakVaazVatilanVelkora AshenwellVermiliusVendetta KressVhaltusVictuusaVistalancerWazzikWhaul NightleyWillow BrownbugYaelYaerklos SummerlastYangorYeeghaYeenoghuYiggleblightYignathYimiurZarielZaroud al'RyshalZartarZ'nethZodgeZrakorn
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AgnitharAlaundoAlbrecht LittleAlhasval DrenzAllandra GreyAlstan Wintersides Andar BeechAraminaArdryn DeagleAsmodeusAurayaunAvery SonshalBaazitBahamutBalduranBaneBertra ZomesBhaalBooBrunkhum WintersidesCa'sarCogrus StonehammerCorian KheeDarus KelinothDeneirDezri LamouerDiamond UrchinDolandre EomaneDopp HooserEllyn HarbreezeEltanEntharl DanthelonEttvard NeedleFelogyr SonshalGardak HornGarmultGenamine KopaliGilligunnGoblin BehnieGondHalestaHansenHelmHeltur RibbondHodgesIlmaterImbralym SkoondJaemus ExheltarionJentha AllinamuchJonas GoodnightJopalinKhennen ShoreKlalbrot WintersidesKyrixLannish FogelLathanderLaviel de'NueLeone WenLeylenna CandulhallowLorroakanLupinLurueLutecia HhuneMaglubiyetMammonMandorcaiMephistophelesMerilyn AllaryrMinscMoradinMurusko SessprinMyrkulNine-Fingers KeeneNysene EomaneOghmaOl'CholmsOsmurl HavanackPasque EnrialPernilla CabrenockRakath GlitterbeardRazamithRilsa RaelRivalen BlackhandRusorra EomaneSarevokSavrasScalm ShilvinSekolahSiamorpheSissaSkorpin CraneSolndor BrightstarStraightstickSuneSurturTendai ShoreThe Whiskey LadyThyrmTorimeshTormTrenteller EomaneTymoraTyrUbis GarynmorUllochUmberleeValisogVanlancer EagletonVedrenVetheeraVirmeleVolothamp GeddarmWhrenkXivik LoorenYarrastoYevina DruenYssra BrackrelYvandre RillynZokel

CreaturesEdit

abyssal chickenacolyteamnizuangelanimated armorarcanalotharchdevilarchmagebalor banditbandit captainbansheebarbed devilbarbazubarlgurabatblack dragonblack gauntlet of Baneblue dragonboarbone whelkbulezaucambionchain devilchasmechimeracommonercopper dragoncornugoncrabcrawling clawcult fanaticcultistdaodeath knightdeath's head of Bhaaldeath knightdeath slaaddisplacer beastdraft horsedragonborndretchdrowdruidduergardwarfeladrinelfempyreanerinyesfiendish flesh golemfire giantfist of Baneflameskullflying daggerghastghostghoulgiant crabgiant hyenagiant scorpionglabrezugnollgnoll fang of Yeenoghugnoll pack lordgorgonguardgreen dragongriffonhalflinghalf-ogrehalf-orchell houndhellwasphelmed horrorhezrouhobgoblinhobgoblin captainhobgoblin warlordhollyphanthomunculushumanice devilincubusimpiron consulkenkuknightlarvaelemuremagemagminmanticoremaster of soulsmastiffmerregonmezzolothminotaurminotaur skeletonmonodronemummynarzugonnalfeshneenecromite of Myrkulnight bladenight hagnightmarenoblenupperibonycalothogreosyluthotterpigeonpit fiendplanetarpriestquasitrakshasaratravenreaper of Bhaalred abishairedcapred dragonrug of smotheringsahuagin priestesssalamanderseagullshadowshadow demonshambling moundsibriexskeletonskull lasher of Myrkulsolarspecterspined devilspystirgethugtieflingtortletreanttressymultrolothumber hulkunicornvampireveteranvrockwarhorsewereboarwereratwhite abishaiwhite dragonwill-o'-wispwraithyellow moldzombie
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abyssal wretchassassinaxe beakBhaalspawnbronze dragoncamelcarrion crawlerchickenChionthar dusthawkcockatricecowdinosaurdryadfishflesh golemflying swordgeniegiant ratgiant snapping turtlehippogriffmammothminiature giant space hamsterMoon elfmyconidnothicnymphowlbearpeacockphase spiderphoenixpuffer fishquailquipperrabbitrevenantsharksheepshellfishspiderstench kowstone golemTrollvine blightwater elementalwerewolf

LocationsEdit

Bazaars
Wandering EmporiumWide
Buildings and Structures
Bormul HouseCalim Jewel EmporiumCandulhallow's Funeral ArrangementsCliffside CemeteryCounting HouseDanthelon's Dancing AxeDistant ShoresEastway ExpeditionsEomane HouseFelogyr's FireworksGarmult's House of MasteryGarynmor Stables and MenagerieHall of WondersHamhocks SlaughterhouseHarborside HospitalHarbreeze BakeryHelm and CloakHhune HouseHigh HallHissing StonesInsight ParkJopalin'sLamp of LearningMandorcai's mansionOasis TheaterRamazith's towerRillyn HouseRillyn SchoolSeatower of BalduranSeskergatesSewer KeepSmilin' BoarSolar InsidiatorSorcerous SundriesStatue of Minsc and BooStygian dockStyx watchtowerThe CompanionTower of UrmUndercellarVanthampur VillaVerdashir AcademyWatch CitadelWyrm's CrossingWyrm's Rock
Docks
Gray Harbor
Gates
Baldur's Gate (gate)Basilisk GateBlack Dragon GateCitadel GateCliffgateGond GateHeap GateManor GateSea Gate
Hills
Dusthawk HillHaruman's Hillthe Scab
Inns and Taverns
Blade and StarsBlushing MermaidElfsong TavernLow Lantern • The HearthThree Old KegsWhitkeep Hostel
Neighbourhoods
BlackgateBloomridgeBramptonEastwayHeapsideNorchapelRivingtonSeatowerSow's FootStonyeyesThe SteepsTumbledownTwin SongsWhitkeep
Rivers
River ChiontharRiver StyxRiverveins
Settlements
Baldur's GateCandlekeepFort KnuckleboneElturgardElturelIdyllglenLittle Calimshan
Planes
AvernusNine Hells
Stalls
Firesnake ForgeInfernal Rapture
Streets
Coast WayIdyll Road
Temples
Church of Last HopeHigh House of WondersLady's HallShrine of the Sufferingthe Bleeding CitadelUnrolling ScrollWatchful ShieldWater Queen's House
Vessels
Golden DoomUncivil Serpent
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AmnAthkatlaCalimshanCaniaChiontharChultcourt of BahamutDurparFeywildFields of the DeadFort BeluarianGehennaGray HarborMephistarMinaurosMount CelestiaNessusNeverwinterOerthPort NyanzaruRashemenSea of SwordsTethyrTurmishWaterdeep

MagicEdit

Items
+1 glaive+1 longsword+1 shortsword+1 mace+1 maul+1 studded leather+1 wand of the war mage+2 studded leatherbag of beansbag of devouringbattle standard of infernal powerbelt of fire giant strengthbracers of defenseButchercirclet of blastingdimensional shackleselemental gemeversmoking bottleFane-Eatergauntlets of flaming furyHand of Vecnahat of disguiseheadband of intellectHeartcleaverheartstonehellfire weaponhelm of devil commandhelm of telepathyHelm of Torm's Sightinfernal puzzle boxinfernal tackiron flaskMatalotokmirror of Mephistarnecklace of fireballsobsidian flint dragon plateorb of dragonkindpipes of the sewersring of X-ray visionshatterstickshield of the Hidden Lordsoul bagsoul coinspell scrollSword of Zarielwand of magic missileswand of secrets
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rod of lordly mightTablets of Fate
Potions
potion of fire breathingpotion of frost giant strengthpotion of healingpotion of invisibility
Spells
animate deadburning handscharm personcloud of daggersdarkvisiondetect magicdisguise selfDivinationfeather fallfind familiarflyfog cloudgoodberrygust of windidentifymage armormagic missilemagic weaponmass healing wordplane shiftray of sicknessremove curseSacred flameSanctuarysendingsilent imagesimulacrumsleepspiritual weaponTasha's hideous laughtertime stoptongueswind walk
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branding smiteHallucinatory terrainimprisonmentraise deadremove curserevivifyspeak with animalsspeak with deadteleporttrue resurrection

MiscellaneousEdit

Books
ApocalyptoLast Charge of the HellridersThe Sum of TheologyTome of the Creed Resolute
Food and drink
ajwainalealmondapple tartbasilbreadburnt othur fumescaramel drizzlecarrion crawler mucuscheesecheese and potato soupcoffeecoriandercrab cakecurryElverquisst wineessence of etherfish cakefruitgarlic buttergingerincenseloaf puddingmaliceMidnight tearsoiloil of taggitpaprikapepperperfumeplum sauceportrosemarysaltsmokepowderstench kow cheesesyrupteathymetorporwaterwine
Events
1492 DR
Games
Baldur's BonesDragonchessThree-Dragon Ante
Infernal War Machines
Devil's RideDemon GrinderScavengerTormentor
Plants
Moonflower
Semi-precious stones
Moonstone
Substances
Demon ichor
Referenced only
dancing croup

OrganizationsEdit

Apothecary AllianceBaldur's MouthBannerless LegionBloomridge DandiesBrethren of BarbersButchers BlockCellarersClan AshenwellClan BouldersternClan DanthelonClan GlitterbeardClan HavanackClan HornClan IronfistClan ShattershieldClan StonehammerCouncil of FourCrossedCultists of the Dead ThreeFaithlessFlaming FistForgeworkers LodgeGoreguts GangGravemakersGray WaversGreengrocers GuildHarbourhandsHellridersHonorable Order of MoneylendersHouse BeltHouse BormulHouse Bormul (Amn)House CaldwellHouse CandulhallowHouse DluskerHouse DurinboldHouse EltanHouse EomaneHouse GistHouse GuthmereHouse HhuneHouse HlathHouse HullhollynHouse IrlentreeHouse JannathHouse JhassoHouse LinnackerHouse MiyarHouse NurthammasHouse OathoonHouse OberonHouse ProvossHouse RavenshadeHouse RedlocksHouse RillynHouse SashenstarHouse SelemchantHouse TillerturnHouse VammasHouse VannathHouse VanthampurHouse WhitburnIron Throne merchants' guildKnights of the ShieldHouse Merchants LeagueParliament of PeersPorters UnionPuffer FishersRevelers UnionRight PashasRivington RatsScribes and SagesSewerkeepersStonemasons GuildThe Eighth Remnantthe Guildthe KnucklebonesThe WatchWisewoman Weavers
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Circle of EightCowled WizardsHouse RaddleHouse SeskerHouse SzarrOrder of the GauntletSmiler's DefilersTerror Incarnate

AppendixEdit

CreditsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. Canon material provides two distinct dates for the events described in Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus: the adventure itself, described in chapters 1 through 5, takes place in 1494 DR, according to events mentioned in pages 7 and 47, while the Baldur's Gate Gazetteer describes the city as of 1492 DR (p. 159).

ReferencesEdit

  1. Adam Lee, Christopher Perkins (September 17, 2019). Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus. (Wizards of the Coast). ISBN 0786966769.
  2. Baldur's Gate: Descent into Avernus (Web). Retrieved on 2019-05-17.

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