I’m K. Female, 23, married, education major. Things you’ll see here: Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Avengers, ATLA & LOK, Supernatural, and cute animals. --- (formerly kandkathome) --- feel free to send me silly messages/ prompts/ random questions.
So I’m a first time DM and I’m looking for an overarching campaign plot, preferably with a “We have to stop this or it will mean the end of the world!” feel.
Party so far includes 5th level Wizard, 3rd level Druid, 3rd level Sorcerer (Abyssal bloodline), and 2nd level Ranger.
Because of the strong ties between druids and fey, I really wanted to include them a lot in my campaign. I had the idea that there is some ancient evil “corruption” blighting the land and the fey alike, warping the minds of the fey and killing/ diseasing the forests. To be honest, a lot of the inspiration for this comes from Prince of Persia 2008.
I also really like the idea of them being able to fix/ cure the corruption perhaps with some ancient druidic ritual. I also want to include a very powerful Druidic Order, wherein the Grand Druid, (the most powerful druid on the planet) happens to be a 6 inch tall 20th level druid.
The idea I had for the Big Bad was an incredibly powerful demon that had been defeated and trapped a millennia ago, before the mortal races walked the earth. He was trapped within the First World by the Eldest- but he just escaped. Driven even madder by his millennia long imprisonment, he aims to destroy the universe. He plans to start with the fey, out of spite.
After reading about the Eldest however, I’m considering having the big bad be Count Ranalc or a servant of his. He is the CN fey deity of betrayal, exiles, and shadows and for reasons unknown, was exiled to the Plane of Shadow by his fellow Eldest.
Lower CR creatures that follow/ work for the Count could be an evil wizard based on Defilers from Dark Sun or a corrupted druid based on Blighters from 3.5.
All ideas and suggestions are more than welcome!
Updates: The level gaps are sort of deliberate, sort of not. Everyone but the wizard is completely new to D&D and has next to no idea what they’re doing, so he helps make sure they don’t accidentally die. The Ranger is down a level because she keeps missing sessions and might eventually stop coming all together. I know the disconnect is awkward but for right now, it works for our group.
Another idea I had was for the BBEG (Count Ranalc who is near god-like in his power levels) to take forever or not ever actually get out of his cage. Most of the guys the party fights would actually be followers of the Count who are attempting to strategically weaken his prison (think the 66 Seals that kept Lucifer at bay in Supernatural).