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Prince of Perils is a Dungeons & Dragons campaign created in 2017. It features a party of heroes on a quest to save a prince named Nex who went missing two years ago. With the death of his father, the Pharaoh, it becomes all the more important that he be found as quickly as possible.

Version 2 has the party consist of Normal “Norm” Lamron, a tiefling warlock; Petaline Drake, a halfing warlock/paladin; Brioche Chantilly, a half-orc bard; Saros, child of Mizar, a half-orc sorcerer; and Mica ‘iiman, a Earth soul genesai bard.

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The campaigns are organized into arcs as detailed in the Frequently Asked Questionspage of the official blog.

There are currently two on-going versions of Prince of Perils: v1 and v2.


Prince of Perils provides examples of:

  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: As the party has a tendency to split up, action often cuts between wildly different scenes and characters—Saros working as a nurse and bantering with Jolnos to Petaline and Norm panicking over Cordelia.
  • Arranged Marriage: How Petaline met Prince Nex.
  • Back-Alley Doctor: Jolnos has a degree, but he's working in the resistance hub which means he has to be somewhat creative with the limited supplies he has available.
  • Big Bad: The True Pharaoh Zuri
  • Cloudcuckoolander: Saros has developed shades of this in more recent arcs.
  • Cute Little Fangs: The half-orcs are often depicted this way.
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  • Darker and Edgier: The City of Light arc has a darker tone than the previous arcs.
  • Deal with the Devil: The Warlocks each have a contract with chaos gods, specifically Set and Apep.
  • Distressed Dude: Prince Nex
    • Uton Nobik
  • Domed Hometown: Alyssum is enclosed by a dome as it's located on the moon where there is no oxygen. On the other hand, there's the City of Light, Caldera, which is entirely cut off from the rest of the planet by its own dome.
  • Doomed Hometown: Eflone is ravaged by plague before Norm leaves it, and in the intervening time since, it has been completely evacuated.
  • Dr. Jerk: Jolnos' is very skilled, but his bedside manner leaves much to be desired.
  • Elemental Powers: Several of the magic users have these. Sar prefers fire, and Norm prefers lightning.
  • Everyone Is Gay: There isn't a single heterosexual in the party in version 2. Many of the NPC's are also LGBTQ.
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  • Everything's Better with Princesses: Kacy's logic in creating Petaline.
  • Farm Boy: Saros was envisioned as this, although the extent to which her hometown actually farms is up for debate.
  • Find the Cure!: Petaline becomes quite determined to cure Cordelia of the Pharaoh's disease.
  • Five-Man Band: V2 fits this roughly as there are five party members. The exact assignment is up to some debate though it is generally agreed that Norm is The Leader and Sar is The Smart Guy.
  • Harmful Healing: Curing Cordelia of the Pharaoh's disease makes her other dormant diseases flare up.
  • Hollywood Healing: Gleefully averted by Norm, who gains a considerable amount of scars after the fight with Cyclone.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Played straight with Petaline. Averted in most other cases due to a high level of magic users.
  • Ill Girl: Nirli "Cordelia" Pryss
  • Important Haircut: So many. Nex, Petaline, Norm, and Brioche have all had significant haircuts to date.
  • Inciting Incident: The prince is missing and the pharaoh just died.
  • The Intern: Sar becomes this to Jolnos.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Normal Lamron has a tendency to get off on the wrong foot with people, but he's ultimately well-intentioned, loyal, and has a strong sense of morality.
  • Kill the Cutie: In version 1 of the campaign, Cordelia is killed by Xamvius.
  • Known Only by Their Nickname: Not many people actually called Nirli "Nirli" despite it being known as her name, preferring to call her by the fake name she introduced herself with: Cordelia.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Saros is frequently guilty of this.
    Saros: Isn't that your character tag, sir?
  • Long-Haired Pretty Boy: Several. Norm and Brioche definitely count before they get haircuts.
    • Saros could technically qualify, although she is bigender, and Rapture definitely does.
  • Lots And Lots Of Characters: Each arc introduces a load of more Non-Player Characters. City of Light features a whole city's worth.
  • Meaningful Name: Many of the tieflings have these. Similarly, the Earth soul genesai's names are mostly rock puns.
  • My Girl Back Home: Saros' player envisions Andromeda, Sar's ex-girlfriend, as this, but his various family members back home could also apply.
  • Nice Guy: Sar and Mica are, by most counts, nice people to be around.
    • Uton "Crouton" Nobik is another example of a genuinely nice dude.
  • Nominal Hero: Norm and Brioche, specifically.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity: Saros is either invoking this before heading off on a secret mission to the dentist's or genuinely thinks he's going to the grocery store.
  • Only Sane Man: Invoked. The party frequently comments on one of the characters (often Sar or Mica) being the only competent member of the party.
  • Open Heart Dentistry: Jolnos is a cardiologist, but that doesn't stop the party from coming to him for help with everything from battle wounds to rare diseases.
  • Rebellious Princess: Played with. Petaline has shades of this though in most regards she's more Princess Classic.
  • Royals Who Actually Do Something: Despite being a princess, Petaline fights with the rest of the party.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After Jolnos refuses to take care of himself to the detriment of his patients one too many times, Saros hits him with one of these.
    Saros: You're being a shitty doctor right now—I'm out.
  • Socially Awkward Hero: While most of the party (minus Brioche) could be argued for this, Saros tends to typify it by doing things like completely missing a girl flirting with him, going off on tangents about alien conspiracies, and asking everyone if they need anything from the grocery store (which doesn't exist).
  • Working-Class Hero: Saros had a part-time job at a general store before joining the quest, and Mica is a palace musician.


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