Witch Queens

The basis of this campaign was something I scrawled on my notes one day while working on one of my books.

"The Witch Queens gather every 13 years to discuss politics, and issues of their realms, to share magical discoveries and socialize. But mostly they meet to make sure they stay out of each other's way.  

At each Tredecim a new High Queen is chosen to make sure that all witches abide by the rules.  This year however one the first day of the Conclave the current High Queen was murdered.

With the High Queen dead and her successor unchosen, the Witches are threatening to go to war with each other, and worlds are caught in between."

The idea is this war of these powerful witches will happen.  The PCs get pulled into this drama and must discover who killed the High Queen and how to stop it.

The Witch Queens 

A big old-school campaign I am working on is War of the Witch Queens.  I have been collecting these NPCs for years.  Not all are Witch Queens, but all have something to do in the campaign and all were at the Conclave of Witches, so each one is a suspect.

I will admit I have some ideas on who the murderer is.  I am also split on which of these will be the victim, though I have two in mind.  Part of the fun here is to build the mystery.

Aradia, Queen of the Witches
Kytarra Bane, Witch Queen 
From Fane of the Witch King
Darlessa, the Vampire Queen
Dusk Queen
Elena the Fair
Elvyra, Queen of Witches
Feiya, Pathfinder Iconic Witch
Helena, Witch of Monte Rosa
Iggwilv, Witch Queen of Perrenland
Kersy, Witch Queen of Alphatia
Koliada, The Winter Witch
Lady Kyleth, The Witch Queen
Alice Kyteler, Ireland's First Witch
Marissia - Daughter of Zelligar
Mellie - The Witch of Loch-Durnan
Methyn Sarr, Witch Queen of the Fire Coast
Morelia the Wood Witch
Morgan le Fey
Nuala, Ravager of Time
Sagarassi, Witch Queen of the Seas of Krynn
Sarana / Stevie, the Witch of the Tanglewood
Seoni, Pathfinder Iconic Sorceress
The Simbul, Alassra Shentrantra Silverhand, Witch Queen of Aglarond
Teela Silvermoon
Thingizzard, Witch of the Fens
Titania, Queen of Faerie
Areelu Vorlesh
Tanith Winters
Xaltana, Witch-Queen of the Lost Caverns of Acheron
Baba Yaga
The Witch-Queen of Yithorium (Miriam)

The Adventures
These are the adventures I will be modifying.

AdventureLevelsAdj. LevelNative System
The Witch of Wydfield00DCC
The Ruins of Ramat1-31S&W/LL
DL15 Mists of Krynn (Tanglewood Keep)1-32AD&D1
Return of the Warlock2-42S&W
Witch of the Tarriswoods33OSR
Witches of the Dark Moon (The Manor #6)Low4OSR
B7 - Rahasia1-35Basic D&D
A3 Wicked Cauldron3-56Castles & Crusades
Night of the Spirits4-67Castles & Crusades
The Baleful Coven6-98Pathfinder/D&D5
The Evil in Witches Fen4-79LL
Reign of Winter Maiden, Mother, Crone710Pathfinder
Saga of the Witch Queen4-911DCC
Dark Druids8-1212OSRIC/AD&D1
HS4 The Lost Caverns of Acheron10-1213AD&D/AS&SH
Fane of the Witch King4-6 to 10143.0/d20
No Salvation for WitchesHigh15LotFP
Reign of Winter The Witch Queen's Revenge1516Pathfinder
The Witchwar Legacy1717Pathfinder
Winter of the Witch2219D&D4
The Dancing Hut of Baba Yaga7-2020AD&D_2e

This page will be updated on a semi-regular basis.


4535992 said...

Great work i try to use on my D&D5 campaign some of these.
"The Simbul, Alassra Shentrantra Silverhand, Witch Queen of Aglarond" is missing ?

Timothy S. Brannan said...

She is missing, but because she is such an important figure I want to do her right!

Vampire Rabbit said...

Have you considered combining all of your Swords & Wizardry With books into one book for the system with its recent revival?