Are you looking for some adventure hooks for high level characters? I’ve got you covered! Here are 25 adventure hooks to get your creative juices flowing. I’ve made sure to make these suitable for high-level players, so expect plenty of challenges! At the end of the article, I’ve got some important information on how to generate endless DND plot hooks with AI RPG tools. But for now, let’s get into the adventure ideas.
- 1 – Lich Today, Gone Tomorrow
- 2 – The Cult of the Corrupted
- 3 – The Tower of the Mad Mage
- 4 – The Deep Sea Beast
- 5 – Of Mice and Men
- 6 – The Shadow of the Dragon
- 7 – The Corrupted City
- 8 – The Pirate King’s Revenge
- 9 – The Frozen King’s Curse
- 10 – City of Shadows
- 11 – The Summoners’ War
- 12 – The Journey of the Lost Expedition
- 13 – The Lost Island of Atlantisia
- 14 – The Clockwork Maze
- 15 – The Tower on the Edge of Time
- 16 – The Battle for Horn’s Deep
- 17 – The Eye of the Dragon
- 18 – The Curse of the Mummy Lord
- 19 – The City Below
- 20 – Undersea Adventure
- 21 – The Lost Temple of K’thulu
- 22 – The Island Of Draconis
- 23 – Land Of Legends
- 24 – Showdown With Death’s Minions
- 25 – The Battle For Heaven’s Throne
1 – Lich Today, Gone Tomorrow
This high-level adventure starts with the arrival of a powerful Lich in the region named Noxxis. He’s been causing trouble and mistrust among the townsfolk, and they’ve enlisted the party to help deal with him. However, after just a few days of research, it looks like he’s gone missing. The party must venture out to uncover the cause of his disappearance before it’s too late. In this adventure, they’ll be thinking that the lich is the big bad at the end, but it will actually be an extra-planar creature that devoured the lich. Players will gradually uncover clues to this creature’s identity, and they’ll have to save the day before it’s too late.
2 – The Cult of the Corrupted
An ancient cult known as the Cult of the Corrupted has begun to spread across the kingdom. Players are hired by a noble named Amador to investigate and put a stop to the cult’s activities. Players will travel to various locations, digging deeper and deeper into the cult’s secrets, eventually reaching its hidden temple where a powerful being awaits. The cult is actually being led by a sentient artifact called the Maleficent Crown, which is determined to bring its own twisted version of chaos and destruction upon the world. Players will need to use all of their strength and wits to put an end to this cult’s ambitions.
3 – The Tower of the Mad Mage
Players have been hired by a wealthy merchant to explore an abandoned tower that is said to be home to a powerful and mad mage. The merchant has heard strange stories about the tower and wants to know what is inside for his own curiosity. Players will have to navigate through the tower’s many traps and puzzles in order to reach the mage’s chambers. Inside, they will have to confront the ancient being who intends to use his powerful magic against them. Players may even discover that the tower is not a safe haven, but a prison created by an even greater force in order to contain the mage’s power.
4 – The Deep Sea Beast
The party is hired by a group of sailors who are seeking revenge against a sea monster that has been terrorizing their ships for months. The sailors suspect that this creature is deep within uncharted waters of an old sea kingdom. Players will take a ship and venture into the depths, encountering monsters and underwater terrain along the way. At their destination, they will find out that this beast is actually an ancient guardian of an apocalyptic weapon, and it will take all of their strength and wits to stop it from unleashing its immense power onto the world.
5 – Of Mice and Men
Players are hired by a mysterious woman who claims that her family’s village was wiped out by an unknown force that she suspects is controlled by a powerful wizard or lich. She tasks the players with investigating the nearby areas in order to uncover what happened and put a stop to it if possible. As they explore, they will come across many strange creatures and puzzles before eventually discovering that all of these events were orchestrated by an extremely intelligent mouse-like creature called Mephisto who has been manipulating events in order to create chaos in the region. It will be up to the players to put an end to its schemes before it’s too late.
6 – The Shadow of the Dragon
Players are contacted by an old wizard named Marduk who informs them that a powerful dragon is causing destruction and chaos in the nearby countryside. He charges the players with traveling to the dragon’s lair and trying to put an end to its reign of terror. After reaching the dragon’s lair, they will discover that the beast is actually being controlled by an even greater force that is unaware of its true nature. Players must face off against this force and put an end to its control over the dragon before it causes more destruction.
7 – The Corrupted City
Players are hired by a priestess to investigate a city that has been corrupted by dark magic. The priestess suspects that a powerful artifact or creature is behind this corruption, and the players must venture into the city in order to uncover its source. As they explore, they will find out that an evil cult has been manipulating events in order to take control of the city, and it will take all of their strength and wits to put a stop to its plans. In this adventure, players may even stumble across powerful artifacts that could turn the tide in their fight against evil.
8 – The Pirate King’s Revenge
Players are hired by a group of merchants who were brutally attacked by a group of pirates led by a dread pirate king named Styx. They seek revenge against Styx and his crew, and it falls upon the players to travel to his island fortress in order to put an end to his reign of terror once and for all. However, as they explore, they will uncover dark secrets about Styx’s past that could drastically change what they originally thought about him. Ultimately, it will be up to them if they choose to help him or his enemies as they face off against each other in what could be their final battle.
9 – The Frozen King’s Curse
Players are sent by a powerful mage named Kreznik who claims he can save them from a terrible curse laid upon him by an ancient king of ice. He tasks them with venturing into the frozen northlands in order to find out what happened centuries ago that caused this curse. As they explore, they will uncover secrets about Kreznik’s past and why he has been cursed for so long. Eventually, they will have to confront the ancient king himself who seeks revenge against Kreznik for something he did long ago if they wish break the curse forever.
10 – City of Shadows
A mysterious stranger hires players on behalf of a secret organization known as “The Order” which seeks out an ancient city hidden within shadows where time stands still. Players must venture through dangerous lands filled with creatures that come alive at night-time as well as various puzzles which may hold clues about this city’s location before finally reaching it at last. Within this city lies unimaginable power but also unimaginable danger as there are creatures beyond mortal comprehension inhabiting here waiting for someone foolish enough enter such forbidden lands…
11 – The Summoners’ War
Players are contacted by an old wizard who informs them that two rival wizards have been locked in an eternal struggle for control of a powerful artifact. The players are asked to travel to the wizards’ towers and put an end to the conflict before it has too great of an effect on the world. As they explore, they will find out that each wizard is actually summoning powerful creatures from other planes to fight for them and will have to put an end to this war before it causes too much destruction. The old wizard’s name is actually Merlin, and players may find themselves in the middle of a struggle between good and evil that goes far beyond their own understanding.
12 – The Journey of the Lost Expedition
Players are hired by a group of explorers to investigate a great mountain range in order to locate a lost expedition that ventured into the area many years ago. As they travel, the party will have to brave treacherous terrain, powerful monsters, and puzzles crafted by the lost expedition themselves. Eventually, they will reach their destination and uncover a powerful artifact which holds the key to unlocking an ancient power that could threaten the world if it falls into the wrong hands. Players must use their wits and strength to put an end to this threat.
13 – The Lost Island of Atlantisia
Players are contacted by a mysterious figure who claims to know about an island in the middle of an ocean that no one has ever heard of before. He tasks them with traveling there in order to uncover its secrets and find out what happened to its inhabitants centuries ago. On this island, they will face off against powerful creatures, discover ancient artifacts, and solve puzzles all while unraveling a great mystery that could change the world forever. The island is home to an advanced civilization that was destroyed by a powerful force, and it’s up to the players to find out what happened and put an end to it.
14 – The Clockwork Maze
Players are hired by a powerful wizard who tasks them with exploring a strange maze that appears to have been constructed by machines. This maze is filled with powerful traps, puzzles, and creatures, all of which have been placed their by an unknown force in order to test those who enter. As they explore, they will discover that the maze is actually a prison created by a powerful extra-planar being in order to contain a great power. Players must use all of their strength and wits if they wish to unlock the maze’s secrets and put an end to this creature’s schemes before it’s too late.
15 – The Tower on the Edge of Time
Players are hired by an ancient sorcerer who claims he can grant them access to a powerful tower that stands on the edge of time itself. He tasks them with travelling to this tower in order to unlock its secrets and recover an ancient artifact that is held within. As they explore, they will discover the dark Machiavellian machinations of an extra-planar being who has been manipulating events in order to gain control of the artifact. Players must put an end to this creature’s schemes, or the entire world may be at risk. The players will need to use all of their strength and wits if they wish to succeed in this mission. In particular, they will have to travel through time itself in order to arrive at the tower and take on the powerful being within.
16 – The Battle for Horn’s Deep
Players are hired by a group of dwarves who want to reclaim their ancestral fortress of Horn’s Deep from the forces of evil that have occupied it. The players will venture into the fortress, taking on powerful creatures and treacherous terrain as they try to liberate this stronghold and turn the tide of war. As they explore, they will discover that a great evil is behind these forces, and it will take all of their strength and wits to put an end to its schemes before it takes over the entire region.
17 – The Eye of the Dragon
Players are contacted by a powerful dragon who claims he can grant them access to a great power if they can prove themselves worthy. He tasks them with venturing deep into a dragon’s eye-shaped mountain range in order to find an ancient artifact which holds the key to unlocking this power. As they explore, they will uncover secrets about the dragon’s past, ultimately discovering that he himself is being controlled by an even greater force. In order to unlock this power, players must be able to confront this force and put an end to its control over the dragon before it’s too late.
18 – The Curse of the Mummy Lord
Players are hired by a powerful sorcerer who claims he can break an ancient curse if they can retrieve an artifact from within a tomb in the desert. However, as soon as they step within these cursed grounds, they find out that this tomb holds more secrets than meets the eye. Players will have to battle powerful creatures and solve puzzles as they attempt to uncover what really lies within this cursed tomb. At its heart is actually an ages-old mummy lord who seeks revenge on those who disturbed his rest, and it will take all of their strength and wits if they wish to put an end his dark schemes.
19 – The City Below
Players are contacted by a mysterious figure who informs them that there is a city beneath the ground which is filled with danger and secrets beyond their wildest imaginations. He tasks them with exploring this city in order to uncover its mysteries, however doing so may put them in great danger as powerful creatures lurk within its depths looking for an unsuspecting victim. As they explore, players will uncover secrets about this city’s past while trying not to become victims themselves in their mission for knowledge. Ultimately, players must use all of their strength and wits if they wish to make it out alive with all their secrets intact.
20 – Undersea Adventure
Players are contacted by a merfolk prince who seeks help from brave adventurers in order retrieve something from deep within the undersea world known only as “The Dark Depths”. Players must brave treacherous terrain, powerful monsters, and puzzles crafted by ancient beings in order reach their destination safely and succeed in their mission. At their destination lies a powerful artifact which could unlock unimaginable power if it falls into the wrong hands…players must use all of their strength and wits if they wish put an end these dark plans before it’s too late!
21 – The Lost Temple of K’thulu
Players are contacted by a strange figure claiming he knows where an ancient temple dedicated to K’thulu lies hidden in an unknown corner of the world. He tasks players with travelling there in order investigate what lies within before anyone else has chance get there first. Players will have face off against powerful creatures while solving various puzzles crafted ages ago as try unravel what lies within temple before arriving at its heart where ancient evil awaits…players must use all of strength and wits if wish survive such treacherous journey!
22 – The Island Of Draconis
Players are sent on behalf of a wealthy merchant who has heard tales about mysterious island filled with dragons that no one has ever been able return alive from…the party is tasked with travelling there investigate why so many have failed on such mission before them! As travel through island’s treacherous terrain filled monsters beyond mortal comprehension make way towards heart island where legendary dragon awaits players may discover more than anyone was expecting…players must use all strength and wits such dangerous journey!
23 – Land Of Legends
Players are sent another wealthy merchant who has heard tales about mysterious land where legends come alive…the party tasked travelling there investigate source such legends while braving through dangerous terrain filled deadly creatures make way towards centre land where truth lies awaits…players may discover secrets long forgotten civilization or even face off against legendary heroes past! It will take all strength and wits survive such perilous journey!
24 – Showdown With Death’s Minions
A group necromancers have been raising dangerous creatures terrorize nearby kingdom tasking party venturing into necromancer’s lair investigate source such dark magic while facing off against minions death itself make way towards heart lair where necromancer awaits those brave enough venture there! Players must use all strength and wits if they wish put an end such dark schemes before it’s too late!
25 – The Battle For Heaven’s Throne
Players are asked by mysterious figure claiming knowledge about powerful artifacts that could unlock gates heaven itself tasking them with travelling to such artifacts in order bring them together create bridge between heavens and earth…as travel through treacherous terrain filled monsters beyond mortal comprehension make way towards gates heaven itself it may uncover secrets about true nature such task lies behind such power! It will take all strength and wits put an end these dark plans before it’s too late!