When the priestess of Ehlonna was murdered by a werewolf, the townsfolk of Deepwood lost no time in meting out justice, even though the shapechanger turned out to be a trusted friend and neighbor. But his journal has the town worried. Written in an unknown tongue, it seems to contain important pieces of information. Is it a list of other werewolves? Is the threat to Deepwood over, or has it only just begun? Drop this original adventure for D&D v.3.5 by Stan! into a forested area of your campaign world where an isolated town might exist. Suitable for four 10th-level characters.
Cries of "Murder!" brought the villagers of Deepwood running to the temple to witness a grisly sight. The priestess of the Temple of Ehlonna lay murdered on the floor, savaged by some vicious beast. Above her body stood a large wolf. Then, before their horrified eyes, the wolf turned into a man -- their friend and neighbor Trammil!
The villagers lost no time in giving Trammil the justice he deserved at the end of a rope, even over the objections of those few who thought he deserved a trial. But Trammil's death has not made the villagers feel safe. No one suspected his dark secret until the day of the crime. Could there be others? Can anyone in town be trusted? Only someone who can translate Trammil's journal and fully investigate the murder can solve the mystery.
About the Author
Stan! has been publishing fiction, cartoons, and games professionally since 1982. He has served as a graphic designer and line editor for West End Games, as an editor and designer for TSR, Inc., and as an author, senior designer, and creative director for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Stan! is currently doing freelance writing, game design, and illustration while serving as the Creative Vice President for The Game Mechanics, Inc. <www.thegamemechanics.com>. His recent projects include the Urban Arcana Campaign Setting for Wizards of the Coast, Inc. and the Modern Player's Companion, Volume 2 for The Game Mechanics.
Stan! lives in Renton, WA where he eats nothing but meat and cheese. Visit him online at (www.stannex.com).