Dungeon Crawl Classics #17:
Legacy of the Savage Kings

An Adventure for Character Levels 4-6

Remember the good old days, when adventures were underground, NPCs were there to be killed, and the finale of every dungeon was the dragon on the 20th level? Those days are back. Dungeon Crawl Classics don't waste your time with long-winded speeches, weird campaign settings, or NPCs who aren't meant to be killed. Each adventure is 100% good, solid dungeon crawl, with the monsters you know, the traps you fear, and the secret doors you know are there somewhere.

For centuries, the Great Swamp has hidden hints of an ancient culture of barbarian kings. While passing through this miserable bog, the PCs encounter Stygoth the Damned, a half-dead black dragon driven mad by a mysterious disease. Delving further, the heroes discover that the disease is tied to the very swamp itself. A great corruption once infested this place, destroying the savage barbarian kings and leaving only mighty statues as their legacy. Now this corruption has returned, and a terrible Witch Queen is mining the corrupted swamp-earth to produce evil, blighted artifacts. In order to stop the spread of these evil weapons, the heroes must enter the ancient caves of the savage kings, put to rest the corrupt legacy of their downfall, end the disease that scars the land, and then face off against the Witch Queen herself.


  • The first Dungeon Crawl Classics module to have a detachable cover (first printing only). The inside cover is a 2-page map spread, just like the classics!
  • An exploration-style adventure where the PCs gradually unearth a greater mystery.
  • More than 50 keyed encounter areas with a wide variety of monsters, puzzles, traps, and hazards.
  • 7 illustrated player handouts.

Rules Set: d20 v3.5.

Áereth Map Grid: MM3.


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Writer: Harley Stroh
Cover Artist: William McAusland
Back Cover Artist: Leo Winstead
Interior Artists: Ian Armstrong, Jim Holloway, Doug Kovacs, William McAusland
Cartographer: Jeremy Simmons

GMG5016, 40 pages, $12.99.

Can you put to rest the legacy of the Savage Kings?

Watch out for the lizard king!

Traveling through swamps is dangerous.

Torgo the Eye Gouger takes no prisoners!

What strange relics are these?

What role does the Witch Queen play in all this?