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Talking beasts have been wandering around Easthaven, whispering about a crimson star. The villagers, taking advantage of this situation, are killing these animals for food. One injured wolf managed to evade the hunters, but they are not willing to let their game escape. Part 1 of The Crimson Star series.

A four-hour Icewind Dale adventure for Level 1-4 characters. Optimized for average party level (APL) 1.

This product includes the following:

  • PDF file of the adventure (4 Hour Main Adventure)
  • Print-friendly PDF file
  • Poster Photo of the cover art

You can play this adventure as a one-shot, a supplement for your Icewind Dale: Rime of the Frostmaiden campaign, or play as part of your Season 10 Plague of Ancients games. This adventure is legal for Adventurers League play and is also great for homebrew!

If you enjoyed this adventure, feel free to check other products written by Paul Gabat: A Dragon's Breath, Brotherhood, Tainted Love, and Minauros Unchained, Stygia Untamed, Maladomini Unleashed,  and Devil King High School: Year One!

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Josh T May 01, 2022 1:15 am UTC
I am a little bit confused about why the Goliath kills the wolf. Was it a punishment? I thought the wolf wanted to go with the Goliath, not be killed.
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Paul G May 01, 2022 8:37 am UTC
Hello Josh! Great Question. I'll try to answer it as best as I could.


As indicated in Part 1 and Willow's sidebar info, Willow wants to be reunited with his master after he and several other awakened animals were given freedom together with the last mission to spread the word about the Crimson Star. Willow as you can see doesn't want to be free and to be away from his master so he asks the adventurers for help.

In Part 4, when the master was found, Willow communicates his feelings to his master about wanting to be with the druid no matter what. In the conclusion, you see that aside from the roc, the only animals that were near the druid are dead ones (spirits). This is what it means to be with the druid. Only the dead can follow her and since Willow really wanted to spend eternity with his druid master, the druid granted him the gift of death so they can be together.

It's not specifically written in the module, but you will notice why the druid,...See more
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RICHARD H March 26, 2021 4:52 am UTC
Great to see this title with a Copper Best Seller medal! I've enjoyed running it, and I'll post a review soon!
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Brian S January 09, 2021 2:39 pm UTC
Hi Paul, I am excited to run this module tomorrow. I really like Amei Arts' work in this. I like to use the artwork from modules when I can to either display to my players (via the VTT). I also like to use NPC pictures to make tokens. I downloaded the cover poster; is there a chance to get it without the title? Thanks -Brian
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Paul G January 09, 2021 3:01 pm UTC
Hi Brian! Thank you and I'll pass your comment to Amei Arts. Also, can you message me on twitter or discord so I can send you the titleless cover? (@DMPaulG/DMPaulG#2404)
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Brian S January 09, 2021 3:47 pm UTC
Hi Paul: Friend request sent. Thanks -Brian
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Henry G December 31, 2020 3:26 am UTC
Can you clarify whether 'awakened' is some sort of template that alters the stats for the creatures? Or do we just use the regular stat block, and the creatures can just talk
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Paul G December 31, 2020 3:49 am UTC
Hi Henry! 'Awaken' is a druid/bard spell found in Player's Handbook that alters a beast's stat. It changes their Intelligence to 10 and they learn 1 language, which in this adventure is Giant. When a beast is mentioned to be 'awakened', if you are the DM, you should alter the beast's stat block and change the Intelligence to 10. Hope this helps!
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Christopher B December 11, 2020 3:26 pm UTC
What Seed is this based on
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Paul G December 11, 2020 3:30 pm UTC
Awake and Afraid. It's mentioned in the sidebar on the Credits page.
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Christopher B December 11, 2020 3:35 pm UTC
Thank you. For some reason not in the sidebar when I look at it
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Katharina M December 11, 2020 12:46 am UTC
Hello Paul!
I've just bought this and skimmed over it. I love seeing people implementing/mentioning the safety tools. Though you mention that "common safety tools are provided below" (p. 24) but then there is no follow up. Also, that paragraph breaks formatting.
Looking forward to give it a closer look
Cheers - Kathy
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Paul G December 11, 2020 3:32 pm UTC
Thank you Kathy! Good catch! I saw all your reviews too on my other adventures and I wanna thank you for the constructive feedback. I'll try to improve what I can and for this module, I'll fix p.24 asap.
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Paul G December 11, 2020 3:48 pm UTC
The whole Appendix 2 can actually be seen in most adventurers league adventure. Although it is greatly encouraged to use safety tools in your games, specific examples of it have been removed in Appendix 2 since some might work on others and some may not. It is recommended for DMs and players to find safety tools that will work best at their table.
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