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In the Shadow of Grief


What does it mean to be evil?

In the world’s greatest role playing game, good and evil are more than just ideas—they are tangible elements, measurable and defined; pure essence found in creatures like demons and celestials. But what of mortals? How do their choices affect which end of the spectrum they reside?

In this 1–2 session adventure, a Party of 9th-level characters will find themselves drawn to the Hollows, a down-on-its-luck borough in the booming town of Fraternis. A simple job—escort a child home—will quickly turn into a hunt for a shadowy monster that is plaguing the neighbourhood with a series of grotesque murders. But is the answer as simple as “kill the monster?” 

In an urban setting where not even the sun may enter, every shadow offers an opportunity for doom, and every decision has lasting consequences. Will your Party find the source of the murders? What choices will they be forced to make? And once made, will they still be able to call themselves—good?

This adventure was written during the workshop for the Storytelling Collective Summer 2022 cohort, Write Your First Adventure.

CONTENT WARNING:  Horror elements, murder, undead; possible child endangerment (as written, this adventure includes two young NPCs that could be put in harm’s way. If you feel this may cross any of your group’s lines or veils, consider aging up the Willowsong sisters to be in their late teens.)

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August 16th, 2022
In this story, a child mad with grief summons undead horrors. Can the players reach the child and stop her descent into evil in time? Good writing, good art, and interesting moral choices for the players. Recommended. See [...]
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