B4 The Lost City

The Lost City is a low-level adventure, in which the only hope of the PCs' survival can be found in a ruined city slowly rising out of the sands. The adventure is set inside a huge step pyramid, with the lower pyramid only sketched out and the city itself described with a list of the major areas and a map. The adventure’s main villain is Zargon, a giant one-eyed monster and his minions. The entire double pyramid, not including the city, contains over 100 rooms.

The module is designed to give novice Dungeon Masters experience fleshing out adventures and is only partially complete. Later TSR material hints that this adventure possibly takes place in Mystara, but the material is largely setting-neutral.

TSR #9049, from 1982

(this adventure can also be found, although abridged, in the anthology B1-9 "In Search of Adventure" - TSR #9190)

Written By
Tom Moldvay
Published By
# Of Pages
System / Edition
Setting Neutral
Temple Desert
Starting Level Range
Min. Starting Level
Max. Starting Level
Battle Mats?
Includes Characters?
Boss Monsters and Villains
  • Zargon (aberration) Aberration
Notable Items
  • Boots of Elvenkind
  • Rope of Climbing
  • Helm of Alignment Change
  • Ring of Fire Resistance
  • Helm of Telepathy
  • Elven Cloak
  • Wand of Secret Door and Trap Location
  • Wand of Illusions
  • Wand of Detect Magic
  • Wand of Paralyzation
  • Helm of Read Languages and Magic
Common Monsters
  • Basilisk
  • Blink Dog
  • Carrion Crawler
  • Displacer Beast
  • Giant Giant
  • Giant Beetle
  • Giant Cave Locust Animal
  • Giant Centipede
  • Giant Ferret Animal
  • Giant Lizard
  • Giant Scorpion
  • Green Slime
  • Hellhound
  • Hobgoblin Humanoid
  • Hydra
  • Manticore
  • Medusa
  • Mummy
  • Rust Monster
  • Skeleton Undead
  • Wight Undead
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