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Candlekeep Mysteries is a 5th–edition Dungeons & Dragons anthology featuring several mystery-themed adventures.

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An anthology of seventeen mystery-themed adventures for the world's greatest roleplaying game.

Candlekeep attracts scholars like a flame attracts moths. Historians, sages, and others who crave knowledge flock to this library fortress to peruse its vast collection of books, scribbled into which are the answers to the mysteries that bedevil them. Many of these books contain their own mysteries — each one a doorway to adventure. Dare you cross that threshold?

  • 17 mystery-themed D&D adventures, each tied to a book discovered in the famed library fortress of Candlekeep
  • Easy to run as stand-alone mini adventures or to drop into your home campaign
  • Adventures span play from levels 1 to 16
  • Includes a full poster map of Candlekeep, plus detailed descriptions of the various locations, characters, and creatures that reside within it
  • Introduces a variety of Dungeons & Dragons monsters, items, and non-player characters (NPCs)

Candlekeep Mysteries is a collection of seventeen short, stand-alone D&D adventures designed for characters of levels 1–16. Each adventure begins with the discovery of a book, and each book is the key to a door behind which danger and glory await. These adventures can be run as one-shot games, plugged into an existing Forgotten Realms campaign, or adapted for other campaign settings. This book also includes a poster map of the library fortress and detailed descriptions of Candlekeep and its inhabitants.


Candlekeep Mysteries includes the following adventures:


The following index only includes topics from the introductory chapters of the book. The individual adventures are indexed separately on their own subpages:

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Teles AhvosteAlkristA'lai AivenmoreFeldmar Bisset IIIBookwyrmOrrin GlassGarlyth GraystockKhe'ril HammerbindIronyJanussiFembris LarlancerLittle OneMiirymVooshadi MoonriverKazryn NyantaniNax OlossisParmakSylvira SavikasFheminor ScrivenbarkBenedora StoneforgeKalan StrongbranchSprig SummerfootKei TigersteelV'ziir-AgDaral Yashenti
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AlaundoHekatonIsajarScriers Phink


dragonborndwarf (shield dwarf) • githzeraihalfling (lightfoot halfling) • human (Shou) • modron (monodrone) • moon elfogresilver dragonstone golemtiefling
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birddragon (brass dragon, bronze dragon, green dragon, red dragon) • gullhorsesilkwormstorm giant


Buildings & Sites
Court of AirErudite Outfitters & ClothiersExaltationGreat Library • The HearthHouse of RestHouse of the BinderPillars of PedagogyTemple of Oghma (Candlekeep)
Way of the Lion
Candlekeep (Inner Ward)
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FaerûnFar RealmFirefly CellarMechanusSea of SwordsSword CoastToril


arcane lockcontact other planecontinual flamedriftglobeheadband of intellectMordenkainen's magnificent mansionmythalsilence
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demiplane (spell)feather fall


1492 DRCommondemiplaneEndless ChantKeeper of Tomes
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curseGreat Wheelinfernal ironStorm King's Thunder • The Weave






External Links[]


  1. Christopher Perkins, et al. (March 2021). Candlekeep Mysteries. Edited by Michele Carter, et al. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 4. ISBN 978-0-7869-6722-3.