6 - Assault on the Crucible (GM Reference)


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This is a spoiler-filled resource thread for GMs running the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path, specifically for the sixth adventure, "Assault on the Crucible."

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1 - Fire Starters
2 - Soldiers of Brass
3 - Sun Divers
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5 - Solar Strike
6 - Assault on the Crucible

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Huh. So Malikah is Ragathiel's half sister :D


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CorvusMask wrote:
Huh. So Malikah is Ragathiel's half sister :D

I haven't gotten my copy yet but does the final book manage to tie everything together? Reading through books 1-5 it doesn't feel like Khaim or Malikah are at all important.

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Noooot really. Malikah is featured(she is CR 22) in continue the campaign article and Khaim doesn't make any appearances until final boss battle.

Its kinda why my review of the module I'm writing is pretty much 3.5 :'D Adventure is otherwise pretty good for what it is, but the main villains lack presence

I had actually forgotten that book 1 Also told Malikah's backstory. I think that is biggest issue with Khaim and Malikah, their backstory everytime its mentioned in one of six books is exactly the same and its never expanded much beyond what you already know.(and in character I don't think they find out before they interrogate soldiers in final book?)


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CorvusMask wrote:

Noooot really. Malikah is featured(she is CR 22) in continue the campaign article and Khaim doesn't make any appearances until final boss battle.

Its kinda why my review of the module I'm writing is pretty much 3.5 :'D Adventure is otherwise pretty good for what it is, but the main villains lack presence

I had actually forgotten that book 1 Also told Malikah's backstory. I think that is biggest issue with Khaim and Malikah, their backstory everytime its mentioned in one of six books is exactly the same and its never expanded much beyond what you already know.(and in character I don't think they find out before they interrogate soldiers in final book?)

That's a huge bummer. I'll have to find a way to incorporate them more often.


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Yeah, the big weakness of this AP is how the villains are pretty disconnected from everything - they just have some vaguely "bad" goals that never really get going.

I'm planning on having Malikah appear as a lower CR final boss at the end of Book 6 - likely as a short addendum post General Khaim - in which the PCs fight her temporal clones while trying to stop the ritual that's letting her attempt the test of the Starstone ad-infinitum. (Yes, I have serious plans that take the adventure well off the rails. I wrote a bit about them under the Book 1 GM thread)

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