The Twilight Marsh was a swamp found in the Moonsea region of North Faerûn.[1]

Description[edit | edit source]

While the swamp was typically blanketed with heavy rain and a thick fog in the early hours of the morning, light from midday's sun shone through the canopy of trees in a manner that resembled the soft glow of sunset.[4] It was considered quite unpleasant and difficult to traverse, with flooded terrain that reeked with the stench of decay.[5]

Geography[edit | edit source]

It was situated on the norther shore of the Moonsea lake,[6][7] about 17.7 mi (28.5 km) southeast of the city-state of Phlan.[1][8][note 1]

Geographical Features[edit | edit source]

As the Trank River flowed south from the Vanishing Hills,[9] it opened up into a depression in the land, flowing between the small tors and thick vegetation that made up the Twilight Marsh.[4] As the currents formed by the river continued southward, they formed an eddy that encircled around archipelago known as the Ringcurrent Islands.[10]

Flora & Fauna[edit | edit source]

The swamp was home to animals typically found in wetland environments, such crocodiles,[11] swarms of biting insects, and snakes that unsuspectingly dropped down from tree branches.[4]

Perhaps the most menacing of the swamp's wildlife were giant toads, which could swallow a person whole in a single gulp.[12]

History[edit | edit source]

Some time in the late 15th century DR, the black dragon Throstulgrael relocated to the Twilight Marsh from the Flooded Forest to the south and killed the local king of the lizardfolk in a show of power. He then pit the lizardfolk tribes against one another, forcing them to compete for a role of chieftain of each tribe.[2]

Over the next tenday or so, the lizardfolk of the swamp began abducting people from the surrounding areas,[7] raiding farms north along the River Trank.[13] Fortunately for the farmers and their families, a group of adventurers rescued them from captivity and thwarted the plans of Throstulgrael. In an act of vengeance, the black dragon cut a swath of destruction across the surrounding lands of the Moonsea.[14]

Notable Locations[edit | edit source]

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

The swamp was home to no less than three clans of lizardfolk, including the Rootwater and Dusk-Dusk clans. For many years they were ruled by Lizard King Scalecrusher, until his untimely death at the hands of Throstulgrael.[2]

As was their habitat, will-o'-wisps could be found fluttering around the Twilight Marsh.[17]

Notable Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. The Crossing Inn is stated as being 16 mi (26 km) east of Phlan, and approximately 7.5 mi (12 km) north of the swamp.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Organized Play & Licensed Adventures
Adventurers League: Rage of Demons: (Drums in the Marsh, Raiders of the Twilight Marsh)
Referenced only
The Scroll Thief

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 2.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 5.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 6.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 14.
  5. Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9.
  6. Brian R. James and Matt James (September 2009). “Monument of the Ancients”. In Chris Youngs ed. Dungeon #170 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 7.
  8. Daniel Helmick (2014-08-29). The Scroll Thief (DDEX1-6) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 20.
  9. Will Doyle (2014-11-07). Outlaws of the Iron Route (DDEX1-9) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 33.
  10. Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 16.
  11. Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 19.
  12. Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 15.
  13. Sterling Hershey (2014-10-03). Drums in the Marsh (DDEX1-7) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 9.
  14. 14.0 14.1 Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 5.
  15. Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 11.
  16. Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 17.
  17. 17.0 17.1 Robert Adducci (2015-02-05). Raiders of the Twilight Marsh (DDEX1-12) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 8.
  18. Daniel Helmick (2014-08-29). The Scroll Thief (DDEX1-6) (PDF). D&D Adventurers League: Tyranny of Dragons (Wizards of the Coast), p. 21.
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