Keep On the ShadowFell
Missing MentorThe player characters seek news of their old friend and mentor, Douven Staul. The man who trained them for a life of adventure bade his friends farewell three months ago and headed for Winterhaven. Douven, a rabid explorer of old ruins, had found a map that revealed the location of a dragon’s tomb not far from the village. He figured if a dragon was buried there, why not also its hoard? The explorer should have returned some time ago, and his continuing absence bodes ill. The adventurers fear the worst and are determined to find out what happened to their mentor.
- Quest XP: 1,250 XP for discovering Douven’s fate.
Ominous SignsMarla of the Great Church, an earnest young priest of the good deity Pelor, contacts the PCs before the start of the adventure. She has been studying the history and activity of various demon and death cults. According to Marla’s research, witnesses saw a small group of death cultists travelling toward Winterhaven about a year ago. She has since learned that the head of this group is a dangerous and twisted priest named Kalarel. Marla fears that Kalarel has set up a secret cult in the area and is conducting unholy ceremonies. She asks the PCs to travel to Winterhaven, determine if there is any death cult activity in the area, and, if so, to stamp it out. unsettling possibility.
- Quest XP: 2,000 XP for destroying the cult, as well as 250 gp for bringing back proof that the cult has been destroyed and its plan disrupted.