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One-Shot: The Shriveled Woman


The Curious Case
of the Drowned Man
& the Shriveled Woman

About This Adventure

In this urban adventure, a party of three to five 3rd-level characters must investigate after jailors find two prisoners mysteriously dead in their shared cell — one of them drowned and the other shriveled to a husk — with no obvious culprit.

The priests in a temple to Tyr, unequipped to investigate themselves, they turn to passing adventurers to solve the mystery. As a result, there is no widespread call to adventure. Instead, the player characters are likely in the right place at the right time.

If you’re not a DM, look no further!

One-Shot Adventure

This adventure is meant as a one-shot adventure. It’s great to introduce new players to the game, or you could use it as side-quest when your party stops in a major city.

Supernatural Mystery

This adventure focuses on a supernatural murder mystery. Someone or something killed a man and a woman who shared a cell in a jailhouse. As the title of this adventure suggests, their deaths are mysterious: The man died by drowning and the woman apparently shriveled up to a husk.

Investigations across Town

To solve the mystery, the player characters must follow clues and interrogate potential suspects. The clues can lead in several different directions, bringing the characters into dank sewers, a rowdy tavern, a lavish estate, the home of a desperate woman, a peasant family’s home, and a blacksmith’s shop. Along the way, they might contend with monsters and the denizens of the city.

Solution Based in Lore

The solution to the adventure is firmly based in established D&D lore. It features a little-known monster detailed in Volo’s Guide to Monsters. In some ways, the adventure is a monster-hunting activity akin to game series like The Witcher or the TV series Superntural. Investigative aspects of the adventure also resemble Sherlock and Elementary, or police procedurals like CSI and Law & Order.

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J-S S September 17, 2018 2:22 am UTC
5 Star for sure! Best adventure I've found off the guild yet: It ran quick and simple, and even handles a split party with grace. Thank you so much for your amazing contribution to the community!
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Nick G September 19, 2018 2:16 pm UTC
Thank you so much for the kind words! :)
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Tarjei L August 01, 2018 10:35 pm UTC
in the Murder Weapon portion it says that the weapon is located at Evelyns house, given to her by Borrin after the deed was done. shouldnt it be at Poseys?
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Nick G August 02, 2018 1:58 am UTC
Yes, thank you for catching that typo! It has been updated.
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