Sleeper in the Tomb of Dreams
by Matthew Sernett
As the PCs stumble across a simple group of pilgrims seeking to return the relics of a long-dead champion to their resting place, they witness a horrendous attack. The relics stolen, the PCs must race to the Face in the Hill, a place of mystery and ancient peril in the Warwood -- itself a place fillled with the echoes of long-forgotten legends. There, they discover a dark plot to release a terrible madness on the land, fueled by the stolen relics and the blood of innocent victims. Plumbing the Tomb of Dreams reveals dangers the PCs might not expect, as they're forced to face not only its physical denizens, but their own worst fears.
Just over a hundred years ago, two armies met in a cataclysmic conflict that threatened to destroy both sides. An evil paladin favored by his deity led one force. At the head of the other army stood something worse—a creature of greater wickedness whose master possessed far darker aims for the world. Knowing that a battle between the assembled hosts would devastate both, the leaders met in single combat. The loser’s army would forfeit the field and disband. The result was a fluke of fate: The evil generals killed one another simultaneously.
About the Author
Matthew Sernett has been a designer of 4th Edition, the Editor-in-chief of Dragon Magazine, a pizza cook, an onion packer, and an assembly line worker in a spring factory. In 1999, while working for Men's Health Magazine, he narrowly avoided being a wardrobe tracker in the male fashion industry. He feels very fortunate to now be employed as a writer for digital games R&D at Wizards of the Coast.