Critical Hits #31 ? Fear in Midwinter
an encounter by Simon Lucas
Encounter Level 7
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In Fear in Midwinter the party finds itself embroil in a creepy tale of terror. The simple folk of the sleepy, snowy town of Midwinter are terrified by an evil presence, which threatens them all. The safety and the continued existence of the town seem uncertain. The fearful townsfolk, desperate that the attacks on their homes and families be stopped turn to the PCs to help them discover what the ghastly apparition is that stalks their town at night, and what part the soothsayer, who arrived at the town predicting doom, has to play.
Fear in Midwinter is the first of a two-part Christmas Critical Hit. The encounter can be played alone or as a prelude to the second part, War in Midwinter. For a place that's covered in snow, Midwinter could be the hottest location in your games this holiday season!