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Dead in Thay is an adventure module for the D&D Next/5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, as part of the "Dreams of the Red Wizards" campaign. It was released in April 2014. It was later reprinted in Tales from the Yawning Portal in 2017.

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Szass Tam, the lich lord of Thay, and his Red Wizards threaten to dominate all of the Sword Coast. The Bloodgate, an elemental node of power, must be destroyed in order to stop him. This adventure is part two of the Dreams of the Red Wizards Sundering storyline, directly tied to Scourge of the Sword Coast, and loosely connected to the events in Ghosts of Dragonspear Castle. Dead in Thay is a tribute to Tomb of Horrors, The Ruins of Undermountain, and other killer dungeons. The monsters, traps, and hazards in the adventure create a deadly challenge.


Having located Bloodgate Keep, an assault upon it is led out of the Floshin Estates. The elemental nodes that were helping sustain the portal from Thay are collapsed but when an attempt is made to close the Bloodgate itself, Mennek Ariz calls upon Baazka, who transports both him and Shalendra Floshin away. Trying to protect his niece, Kelson Darktreader is caught up in the transportation magic.

The attacking adventurers were whisked away by the Thayan Resurrection to the Doomvault beneath Thaymount. The rebels claim to have saved the party's lives and expect them to repay the favor by destroying the phylacteries of Szass Tam's top lieutenants that are held within.

They venture through the massive and deadly dungeon, locate Shalendra, who was betrayed and imprisoned by her former allies and witness experiments being performed on several captured Chosen before completing their mission.


BaazkaDarfin FloshinGorvan IronheartHadarr KarayakaSir IstevalJekk IronfistKelson DarktreaderMennek ArizMyrraShalendra FloshinSorlanSzass TamTanjusThutaiTarul Var
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Elorfindar FloshinImani
Bloodgate NexusDoomvaultFloshin Estate
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Bloodgate KeepForlorn Hills


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5th Edition Sourcebooks
Core Rulebooks Dungeon Master's GuideMonster ManualPlayer's Handbook
Sourcebooks Acquisitions IncorporatedBigby Presents: Glory of the GiantsThe Book of Many ThingsFizban's Treasury of DragonsMordenkainen Presents: Monsters of the MultiverseMordenkainen's Tome of FoesSword Coast Adventurer's GuideTasha's Cauldron of EverythingVan Richten's Guide to RavenloftVolo's Guide to MonstersXanathar's Guide to Everything
Adventures Baldur's Gate: Descent into AvernusCurse of StrahdHoard of the Dragon QueenIcewind Dale: Rime of the FrostmaidenOut of the AbyssPhandelver and Below: The Shattered ObeliskPlanescape: Adventures in the MultiversePrinces of the ApocalypseSpelljammer: Adventures in SpaceStorm King's ThunderThe Rise of TiamatTomb of AnnihilationVecna: Eve of RuinWaterdeep: Dragon HeistWaterdeep: Dungeon of the Mad MageThe Wild Beyond the Witchlight
Starter Sets Dungeons & Dragons Starter SetDungeons & Dragons Essentials KitDungeons & Dragons Starter Set (2022)
Anthologies Tales from the Yawning PortalGhosts of SaltmarshCandlekeep MysteriesJourneys Through the Radiant CitadelKeys from the Golden Vault
Supplements Elemental Evil Player's Companion
Playtest Confrontation at CandlekeepDead in ThayGhosts of Dragonspear CastleLegacy of the Crystal ShardMurder in Baldur's GateReclaiming BlingdenstoneScourge of the Sword CoastStorm over NeverwinterVault of the Dracolich
  1. Scott Fitzgerald Gray (April 29, 2014). Dead in Thay. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6.