Hollyvyre saw her husband eaten right before her eyes by a giant sea monster that walked on water. That same day, a young man found his mother's grave dug up -- and his mother's body missing. Are the two events connected? What would a sea monster want with corpses? Drop this free online adventure for D&D v.3.5 by Eric Haddock into your campaign world wherever there is a small port town. Suitable for four 15th-level characters.
Stories of misfortune are often exaggerated, especially when they have been retold many times. For that reason, most people aren't taking seriously the claim that a sea monster living along the coast is eating whole ships full of sailors and swallowing entire families. But there's no denying a few facts -- the town of Lochfell is losing its citizens to a sea monster (one that walks on water no less), someone is stealing that same town's dead, and ships are beginning to choose other ports for unloading their goods. Such a scenario could doom the residents of the small port town to either a monster's gullet or the poorhouse.
No one seems to know whether the town's two ongoing problems are connected, but the sea monster never leaves behind a corpse to bury. Is it collecting bodies for some dark purpose? Or did some more powerful evil creature create the sea monster to do its dirty work?
Someone in Lochfell knows the answer, and it's up to the PCs to find it out.
About the Authors
Eric Haddock is currently assistant producer of Online Media at Wizards of the Coast, Inc. Before that, he wrote for Xbox and PC games at Microsoft Games Studio, and he has credits in the roleplaying games industry starting in the early '90s. When he's not writing or producing, Eric is lazily starting his own publishing imprint with some friends (Abashima Press), dominating the rest of the Wizards of the Coast staff at HALO (well, almost), running or playing in four campaigns a week, and working through his pile of uncompleted video games.