The Eternal Library

3.5 OGL/Pathfinder RPG Material

The Tomb of Kerakos

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A Pathfinder compatible adventure for 3rd-6th level characters.


While most human cities grow with life, the great city of Thetos arose from a devotion to the study of death. Over the centuries, necromancers from around the world (and perhaps other worlds) have been drawn to the secret wisdom hidden within her walls. It is said that even the great necromancer Rils abided for a time within the city.

Tales speak of those who came seeking the knowledge of Rils and most tales end with the final death of the seeker. Some few, such as Kerakos, managed to survive the tests and become great necromancers. When Rils departed from the city his students honored him by creating their own challenges in imitation of those they had faced. Kerakos, reputed to be among the greatest of Rils’ students, reputably created just such a tomb within the desert near Thetos. While the tales of the tomb vary, most of them share a common detail: anyone who can survive the dangers of the tomb can shed the bonds of mortality and gain everlasting existence.

Tomb of Kerakos is a Pathfinder Role Playing Game compatible adventure. It is intended for a party of 3rd-6th level characters. It is written to follow Rils’ Lesser Sanctum, but can be run as a stand-alone adventure.

Here are some of the features of the adventure:

  • Detailed color maps for the adventure.
  • Full statistics are included for all encounters—no need to look up monsters.
  • New Monsters ( Desert Ghast, Desert Zombie, and Kerakos Mummy)
  • New Magic Items (Armor of Kerakos, Scarab of Kerakos).
  • Free Hero Lab portfolio.
  • Giant scorpions.


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Tomb of Kerakos Monsters & Maps PDF

Hero Lab Portfolio Folder

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Written by Michael LaBossiere

June 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

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  1. Sadly, the HeroLab file had numerous bootstrap errors when I attempted to open it.

    Might be wise to indicate what Pathfinder resources (Hero Lab “packages”) are needed to use the files, as well as the version of HL you’re using.

    Just an idea….

    David Jenks

    December 17, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    • David,

      Sorry about the errors. I’m using the latest (as of today 12/17/2013) PC version of HeroLab. I have almost all the Pathfinder packages, but the Tomb of Kerakos file just uses basic Pathfinder material. I had thought that the files would still work to the degree that the user had the needed packages, but I haven’t tested the files with a vanilla Pathfinder version to see just what would happen. The file, of course, works fine with my HeroLabs.

      I looked through the program for a “create a file that only requires what is needed” option as well as an option to list what the file requires in terms of packages, but did not find them-but perhaps I failed my Perception check.

      I’ll look into this more.

      Michael LaBossiere

      December 17, 2013 at 7:01 pm

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