Publisher: Monte Cook Games

Publication Date: January 12, 2022

PTOLUS: The Runeblood Blessing

A mysterious ritual offers magical ability to all who want it. . .

For the low, low price of one gold—in fact, today only, just a single silver shield!—you too can cast magic. As much as you like, as often as you like. It’s easy! And the blood-red rune on your face? It’s a symbol of the power you’ve gained. A symbol that’s becoming more and more popular among nobles, elites, adventurers, and the everyday folk of Ptolus.

As the Runeblood Blessing becomes increasingly common, a mysterious sickness spreads through the city, and a crime wave threatens to lead to all-out war between Ptolus’s criminal organizations. What is the connection? What does the mysterious sorcerer Vlenn—creator of the Runeblood Blessing—stand to gain from its proliferation?

And how does all of this connect to the gloomy demirealm called the Shadow of Ptolus?

The Runeblood Blessing is a hefty standalone adventure set in Ptolus, the city by the Spire. It’s suitable for 5e characters of roughly 6th level, or Cypher System characters of roughly third tier, and can be easily adjusted upward or downward in difficulty. [Also part of the Ptolus: City of Adventure book.]