Temple of the Gleaming Sands
Like most temples, the structure known as the Temple of the Gleaming Sands was originally dedicated to a deity. The site was in active use for many years, but eventually it was abandoned to the shifting sands. Perhaps keeping it supplied in such a remote location proved too difficult, or maybe the followers of a rival god sacked it and slew all its defenders. Whatever the reason for its abandonment, the temple has housed numerous beings through the years -- some powerful and some not.
Now rumors have begun to circulate about a massive devil dog that roams the desert at night. Like death on wings, it swoops down on campsites and slays desert travelers by the dozen. This creature has become the terror of caravan drivers and travelers for leagues around, though most do not know his true nature, and none know the location of his lair. Recently, however, the devil dog made off with a small fortune in jewels and rare spices when it wiped out a particularly rich caravan.
Who will seek out the night marauder and put an end to its depredations?