The Star Cairns

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The Star Cairns
Type Adventure module
Code/ Abbreviation LT1
Edition 2nd edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons
Author(s) Sean K. Reynolds
First Published
Series The Star Cairns
Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad
The Doomgrinder
Classification Canon

The Star Cairns is an adventure module for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy roleplaying game, set in the game's World of Greyhawk campaign setting.

The module was published by Wizards of the Coast in 1998 under its recently acquired TSR imprint for the second edition Advanced Dungeons & Dragons rules. It is the first of three adventures in the "Lost Tombs" series for the Greyhawk setting and was followed in the same year by Crypt of Lyzandred the Mad and The Doomgrinder.

The adventure concerns the Star Cairns, a series of stone warrens located near the Free City of Greyhawk that were used in antiquity by Suloise mages as magical research centers.


Design: Sean “Vegepygmy” Reynolds
Editing: Kij “Troll Child” Johnson
Brand Manager Lisa “Queen of the Spiders” Stevens
Cover Art: Kevin McCann
Interior Art: Scott James & Tom Kyffin
Cartography: Sean Glenn
Typesetting: Eric Haddock
Art Direction: Ellen Buck
Electronic Prepress Coordination: Larry Weiner
Greyhawk Sages: Erik Mona and Steven Wilson
Playtesters: Adam Conus, Chris Paine, Ed Stark, Jonathan Tweet & Anthony Valterra

Distributed to the book trade in the United States by Random House, Inc., and in Canada by Random House of Canada, Ltd. Distributed to the toy and hobby trade by regional distributors. Distributed in the United Kingdom by TSR UK Ltd.

product number
ISBN 0-7869-1250-2

Cover text

Derro swarm in the Abbor-Alz. The Doomgrinder windmill's blades approach their zenith. Strange sightings in Hardby and rumors of a bandit empire in the mountains have commoners and nobles concerned. The Circle of Eight hopes that the key to averting this disaster can be found in the mysteries of a group of five ancient crypts, the Star Cairns. But first someone has to find the fifth cairn....

Five separate adventure sites playable individually or linked together, The Star Cairns can provide a diversion for treasure-hungry adventurers - or can be used as the seeds for an extensive campaign. Although the adventures are designed for four to eight characters of levels 5-8, each section can be adjusted for weaker or stronger groups.


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