Someone called Myrhdraak has spent five years
creating a new background for three of the series of 4th Edition adventures that introduces a growing threat from Orcus that ties all the adventures together.
Here is the briefing from the first post in an epic 92 page thread about the Orcus campaign
Myrhdraak at the Homebrew Campaigns forum at WotC wrote:
Looking at the 4th Edition adventure series H1 Keep on the Shadowfell, H2 Thunderspire Labyrinths, and H3 Pyramid of Shadows – there is very little in the plotline that really ties these adventures together into a full story. When I read the Keep on the Shadowfell I had hoped that Wizards of the Coast would tie this story together around a growing threat from the Demon Lord Orcus (appearing in H1) trying to spread undeath from the new cool Shadowfell plane defined in 4th Edition. Lot of expectation had been built up around demons, demon lords and the Shadowfell in the Worlds and Monsters publication previously. Sadly my hopes was not fulfilled when I read the Thunderspire Labyrinth and then later the Pyramid of Shadow. I therefore decided to try to bridge this gap myself, with a conversion guide, doing some changes in the story, background and some of the encounters and images, in order to create an atmosphere foreboding the return of the undead legions of Orcus. I started with trying to tie together the story more tightly. You can see my first go at it in the following link.H1 Keep on the Shadowfell
, H2 Thunderspire Labyrinth
, H3 Pyramid of Shadows
, P1 King of the Trollhaunt Warrens
, P2 Demon Queen's Enclave
, P3 Assault on Nightwyrm Fortress
and E1 Death's Reach
have already been converted. E2 Kingdom of the Ghouls
and E3 Prince of Undeath
have not been converted yet. Here are the massive conversion documents created so far:DEMON PRINCE OF UNDEATH CONVERSION:
WotC have already dropped support for Nentir Vale. It looks like WotC's support for 4th Edition will also run out before this project finishes. But this is such a well made project that I hope that it gets finished and continues to be available for 4th Edition and Nentir Vale fans.