Hidden Cove is an extensive one-shot for level 5 – 10 characters that sends the party in search of a mysterious ghost ship and the crew and cargo it has picked off over the last several weeks. The party will discover that this ghost ship is the work of a crew of marauders that has partnered with a necromancer. The marauders bring down cargo ships and transfer the crew and cargo to an icy cove connected by underground tunnels and give them to an undead entity. The adventure potentially connects to a larger world and an ice fortress, but the written adventure ends if the party can return any surviving crewmembers to the harbor town of Hulburg.
This is a really good adventure! It’s well-organized, well-described, and easy to implement. I really liked all the different locations, especially the icy tunnels and the cold/exhaustion mechanic that kept the danger level high. Since this was a rescue mission, players really had to think about what they wanted to do and how they were going to accomplish it, and that was quite difficult at times. I’m not sure if this creator has actually written the second part of Hidden Cove (where the party can investigate the icy fortress they saw in the distance), but I hope they do! This is a cool side quest and extension of the DnD world plus a fun and difficult adventure. Definitely recommend!