Neverwinter: The Cloaked Ascendancy is a campaign expansion module for the Neverwinter massive-multiplayer role-playing game. Released in February 2017, the expansion added a new campaign, adventure zone, skirmish, and even more.

In The Cloaked Ascendancy, adventurers return to the city after the harrowing events of Storm King's Thunder to honor a fallen hero. However, a strange cabal of mages led by Gyrion the Ascendant have made themselves known and are prepared to wield their powers against the citizens of Neverwinter!.[1]

Features[edit | edit source]

  • New Adventure Zone: River District
  • New Skirmish: Illusionist's Gambit
  • New Campaign: The Cloaked Ascendancy Campaign
  • New Lockbox: Many-Starred Lockbox
  • Return and redesign of Spellplague Caverns
  • New Ascended Weapon Set

Plot[edit | edit source]

During the public remembrance of the fallen hero Makos in Neverwinter, the celebrations were interrupted by Gyrion of the Cloaked Ascendancy, a man who bore the crown of Neverwinter and claimed to be the ruler of the city. As the revolutionary Nashers assailed the city, Lord Neverember was protected by the Heroes of Sleeping Dragon Bridge, Xuna, and Sergeant Knox in the vaults beneath Protector's Enclave. After reaffirming his right to rule the city and confirming that Gyrion was an imposter, Lord Neverember was charmed by the warlock Nostura who attempted to seize the genuine crown.

The heroes ventured into an old Nashers hideout in the Blacklake District and encountered Kabal, a member of the Many-Starred Cloak who worked alongside Gyrion, Nostura, and another mage called Lukan. In pursuit of Gyrion, the heroes ventured to Scar Keep overlooking the Chasm, where they reunited with Captain Josef Linkletter, and soon learned that Gyrion sought to unleash the Far Realm upon Neverwinter and its citizens. After speaking to Lord Neverember, the heores came to learn about the city's financial woes and agree to drive away the Cloaked Ascendancy from the River District, reclaim the city's treasures that were lost within, and bring glory back to Neverwinter.

With the aid of an Arcane Brotherhood mage named Kavatos Stormeye, the heroes found a way to enter the four demiplanes that were created by the members of the Ascendancy. They confronted Gyrion, Kabal, and Nostura in each of their demiplanes, but were unable to apprehend any of the wizards. As the Neverwinter Guard clashed with Nasher rebels, the heroes confronted Lukan who had used his illusion magic to hide away the ritual site that the Ascendancy created to harness the powers of the Far Realm. As the heroes reached the ritual site, Gyrion sent Nostura and Kabal away while he battled the heroes himself. After receiving mortal wounds, Gyrion told the heroes that it was up to them to protect the city. Lord Neverember told the heroes later that Nostura and Kabal had fled into the Spellplague Caverns within the Chasm; the heroes gave chase and put an end the Cloaked Ascendancy for good.

Index[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

ArkwrightGrazilaxxGyrionKabalKavatos StormeyeKendricksMargath Bale-eyeMorlanthMyrosNosturaOstaram CopperwiseZarifraz
 ::Referenced only
Kaross

Creatures[edit | edit source]

nothic

Items[edit | edit source]

Armor
Deepknight's BridandineDragon Loyalist's VisageHistorian's RegaliaJarl's Gazelifesilk spineretZulkir's Dreadnought
Books
Tome of Ascendance
Clothes
garb of the AscendedPicaroon's tricornepsion's shroud
Substances
Fartouched residuumjadepetrified dustspell ambertainted soilvolatile ichor
Other
Key of NightShroud of Souls

Locations[edit | edit source]

Landmarks
Shard of NightSpellplague Caverns
Planes
Ember HollowEvernightRealm's EdgeTainted Grove
Regions
River District[note 1]

Organizations[edit | edit source]

Cult of OrcusCloaked AscendancyEvernight TribunalMany-Starred Cloak

Appendix[edit | edit source]

External Links[edit | edit source]

Announcements & Developer Blogs
Upcoming Expansion FeaturesMonsters of the River DistrictThe River DistrictRiver District EnvironmentThe Cloaked AscendancyInstances of the River DistrictIllusionist's Gambit EnvironmentIllusionist's Gambit SkirmishArtifact Equipment - The Cloaked AscendancySpellplague Dungeon EnvironmentMany-Starred LockboxBosses of Spellplague CavernsRiver District Treasure CacheThe Cloaked Ascendancy is Live!

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. While the Cloaked Ascendancy River District Developer Blog states that the River District is located on the southern half of Neverwinter, page 139 of the Neverwinter Campaign Setting shows it in the north side of the city. For the purposes of this wiki, all locations appearing in the Tower District in the Neverwinter video game will be included within the River District, and all locations found in the game's River District will be included in the Chasm.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Julia (nitocris83) (31/01/2017). Announcing Neverwinter – The Cloaked Ascendancy. Arc Games. Retrieved on 08/01/2021.

Connections[edit | edit source]

Neverwinter Modules
1: Fury of the Feywild • 2: Shadowmantle • 3: Curse of Icewind Dale • 4: Tyranny of Dragons • 5: Rise of Tiamat • 6: Elemental Evil • 7: Strongholds • 8: Underdark • 9: The Maze Engine • 10: Storm King's Thunder • 11: The Cloaked Ascendancy • 12: Tomb of  Annihilation • 13: Lost City of Omu • 14: Ravenloft • 15: The Heart of Fire • 16: Undermountain • 17: Uprising • 18: Infernal Descent • 19: Avernus • 20: Sharandar
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