Free Original Adventures
Cave of Spiders
Suitable for four 9th-level characters
By Skip Williams

Bandits have been preying on the caravan trade of late, and the number of burglaries and kidnappings is on the rise. Such events might not seem all that unusual, except for the bandits' calling card -- webbing! Can the PCs penetrate the bandit lair and slay the leader before any more locals vanish? Drop the latest miniadventure for D&D v.3.5 by Skip Williams into any spot in your campaign world that features a cavern complex in a wilderness area. Suitable for four 9th-level characters.

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Cave of Spiders

The forest abruptly gives way to a long slope covered with loose rocks and scraggly bushes. A sheer cliff, about as tall as a good bowshot, rises from the top of the slope. About 20 feet above the surrounding forest floor is an opening that faces west. The slope leading up to it is mostly clear of vegetation but covered with scree.

Could this be the entrance to the lair of the bandits who are behind the recent crime spree in the surrounding towns? And if so, what fell traps and dangerous monsters guard the place?

About the Authors

Skip Williams keeps busy with freelance projects for several different game companies, and he served as the sage of Dragon Magazine for eighteen years. Skip is a codesigner of the D&D 3rd edition game and the chief architect of the Monster Manual. When not devising swift and cruel deaths for player characters, Skip putters in his kitchen or garden (rabbits and deer are not Skip's friends) or works on repairing and improving the century-old farmhouse that he shares with his wife, Penny, and a growing menagerie of pets.


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