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War of Dragons is a 17-page short adventure module for Dungeons & Dragons 3.5 released on February 27, 2004. It is suitable for player characters of 18th level.

Spoiler alert: The following article contains spoilers for an adventure module.

Official synopsis[]

The protector of Silversands -- a gold dragon named Miraxacalas -- is missing, and an immense black dragon has demanded tribute from the town. Where is Miraxacalas, and why isn't she driving off the intruder?

Can the PCs defeat the black dragon and find the town's protector and dear friend?

Drop this adventure for D&D v3.5 by Robert Wiese into any coastal area with marshes and mountains nearby. Suitable for four 18th-level characters.

Adventure Preview

Some hundreds of years ago, a group of grateful humans pledged themselves to the service of the gold dragon Miraxacalas in return for her aid in saving their city from an extraplanar threat. Though she graciously declined their offer, they would not be deterred and moved their whole community to a spot closer to her home. There they established the town of Silversands along the banks of a wide river near the mountains where Miraxacalas lived. Named for the silvery color of the sandy riverbank, Silversands grew and prospered. The people provided the dragon with whatever she requested, and she protected the town from the predations of large creatures and bands of giants.

The gold dragon's hoard has swelled with the gifts that the townspeople have rendered up every year, but she considers the town itself, with its population of loyal friends, to be the most valuable treasure of all.

But such a prize could not remain uncontested for long. An ambitious black dragon named Vrinthralix Venrakkanax wants to expand his hoard by wresting treasure from other dragons, and he possesses the perfect weapon for doing so.

It didn't take long for Vrinthralix to assume control of Silversands. Its people now unwillingly serve him, fearing the consequences if they disobey. They don't have the skills or magic to best the old black wyrm, and Miraxacalas hasn't been seen in weeks.

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Development[]

The book was written by Robert Wiese. Art was provided by Cynthia Fliege, Todd Gamble, Sean Glenn and Robert Lazzaretti.

Release[]

War of Dragons was originally released for free on the Wizards of the Coast website on February 27, 2004, as part of its Original Adventures series. It remained online until around 2014.

On August 09, 2016, it was re-released on digital sale. It is currently available on DriveThruRPG and Dungeon Masters Guild for $0.99.

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Critical reception[]

As of 2023, War of Dragons reached the rank of Silver seller on DriveThruRPG.

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