5. Chronicles of the Last Elves (Unknown Date).
My 5th Edition Campaign tells the story of a group of Woodland creatures on the run from Hordes of Evil. The discovery of an ancient Tome brings a sense of hope to the group.
There has been alot more development with this campaign since I wrote this. It has become clear to me that the campaign is set in a very distant future of Blackmoor. As far as the heroes know, the elven race is disappearing from the surface of the planet. Blackmoor is but an ancient memory now, but certain artifacts from that ancient time do show up every so often. Among them a certain book, the Book of Ordana, has been discovered and the group believes that through this book the elven race may once again be restored.
On the other hand, war-mongering followers of Tyhrm (see the DAB Sourcebook), are also looking for this book, as they know that the book can be used for destruction as well as for bringing life.
I like how this campaign has developed. Rather than me making up the framework from the beginning, I gave the players free reigns in what they wanted to play and asked them to come up with a backstory and reasons for why they knew eachother. So in that sense I did not really know where and what the campaign was to be about, although with every session we play it becomes more clear to me how it fits into the timeline. One connection to Blackmoor that I did bring in from the start though was that we used the Blackmoor Gods rather than the 5E ones.
It has now been revealed that the reason why the elves have disappeared is because they have all been murdered and used in a dark ritual, extending the life of certain War Lords so they have been able to live for centuries. This has also caused magic to go awry in the region, producing a number of unpredictable effects.
As war rages in the south, the group is on the quest to find ancient scrolls and lore to decrypt the books they already have, hoping to find a way to reverse this dark magic.
The group now includes:
1) Elven Monk
2) Elven Ranger
3) Gnome Cleric of Ordana
3) Dragonborn Sorcerer (Unique, magical being)
4) Tiefling Sorcerer (Visitor from another plane)
5) Human Monk (NPC)
6) Elven Ranger (NPC)
7) Human Fighter (NPC)