January 13th, 2021

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Dead Gnoll’s Eyesocket

“White Plume Mountain is located in the northeastern part of the Shield Lands, near the Bandit Kingdoms and The Great Rift.”  (Erol Otus, AD&D module S2, 1980 and later printings)  Dead Gnoll’s Eyesocket is a small cave, the only shelter available in the wilderness.  The other locations are not described and can serve as homebrew plot hooks, though they did appear in much later publications.

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Return to White Plume Mountain

The shattered ruins of the “inverted ziggurat” below White Plume Mountain, littered with the moldering bones of creatures once bound within glass enclosures, slain by a party of adventurers many years ago  (Wayne Reynolds, Return to White Plume Mountain, TSR, 1999, after David Sutherland’s drawing of the intact room from the original 1979 AD&D module S2)

The cursed ruins of Castle Mukos — Who knows what lies within?  (it’s meenlocks, lots of meenlocks).  This is one of the locations first mentioned as a little detail on Erol Otus’ 1980 map from the original S2: White Plume Mountain, illustrated years later by Wayne Reynolds in Return to White Plume Mountain, TSR, 1999.

Originally published at The Scotto Grotto (org). You can comment here or there.