At first - upon downloading - I was impressed. Good writing, interesting plot with this low-level "we help peasants" feel, couple encounters of varying style and difficulty. Adventure I could use as an oppening warm up for my new campagin. And then - I played... This adventure did not survive crash test of meeting my players. It wasn't all that bad, but enough to lower my overall opinion from 5 to 4 stars.
WARNING! FOLLOWING PART OF THE REVIEW MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS!
The whole concept of the adventure is that party is a group of outsiders posing as carpenters and vets. The problem one of my playes had was that all those emotional moments of the adventure didn't move him as much as they could, because his character did not really have a reason to care about Toby. If the party would be from that town, knowing Toby as a boy who they sometimes employed to run errands. That Razi guy, somehow sleezy but borrowing them money or employing them from time to time - a devil? Whaaaat? On the other hand - "we are carpenters, move along" wouldn't work, cause Duncar also would be aware who they are.
My party also completely ignored the fight with the Ogre. He hit his head on the branch? Well... There HAVE to be some hair on that branch. That actually might have been intended (otherwise the whole story about Yorthab and the branch would be pointless waste of space). But the other "key fight" - with Razi - they felt really railroaded, and felt like nothing they did made any difference. They knew they didn't stood a chance, and were painfully aware that that fight was scripted. It left them frustrated and displeased. This script as well as couple more turning points of the adventure lacked subtelty in such briefly build setting (time frame for the adventure is pretty tight).
I also felt adventure is missing stats for key characters (including the Modron).
Although it might seem that I focused mainly on the drawbacks, we had fun overall. Previous reviewers rightfully pointed out all positive sides of this adventure, and I do agree that with some minor fixes it is a great filler or starting point for a new campagin.