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Nightmares UnleashedD&D Insider Article
An Adventure for 4th-5th Level Characters
by Craig A. Campbell

When Redra was a girl, her mother was tormented by a recurring, unchanging nightmare. Eventually, the terror drove her insane, and in her fright, she plunged blindly into the forest where she was killed by horrid beasts. Beginning the very next night, the nightmare became Redra's, and it has stayed with her for seven horrific years. Tonight she will end the horror, one way or another. "Nightmares Unleashed" is an adventure designed for characters of 4th and 5th level.

The dream is always the same. The woman walks alone. A stream of smoke pours out of her mouth and swirls across the ground. In moments, it takes the form of a seven-foot tall winged, horned, humanoid holding a flaming blade. The creature looks into the woman's eyes, into her soul, and speaks: "She must not live." It raises its fiery sword, but the woman turns away and flees. She tries to scream but can't. She stumbles and falls. As she rolls onto her back, the menacing figure steps over her and swings its sword down ...

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    About the Author

    Craig Campbell was suckered into playing D&D in 1990 when some of his college friends told him he needed to get out less. In the time since, he’s devoured many sourcebooks, transforming himself into a zombie-like creature that constantly seeks to tell amazing stories and eat the brains of his players. Hailing from northeastern Wisconsin (go Packers!), he currently lives in Marietta, Georgia with his all-consuming love of bad movies.